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  • 81 # Date: 2016-07-30 - 11:24
  • # Max Depth: 20m Duration: 42mins
Diver's Notes

After the disastrous attempts in Sydney I was still very keen to swim with Grey Nurse Sharks and this dive promised that possibility.After a 5 minute speed boat trip out to the Rock,I learnt the night before that White sharks have been filmed on this exact site I was diving.I was also the first one kitted up and the only one bobbing about on the surface which concerned me.After descending, the murky visibility improved as the dive progressed before I had my first ever Grey Nurse Shark encounter.Amazing.Saw 4 in total about 2.5 metres in length.One came up behind me while I was watching another one but I remained calm and it just starred at me.Also saw 6 Wobbegong Sharks and a huge 2 metre Cod.Amazing dive I'll rank as one of my best.Upon entering back in the boat, two whales surfaced about ten metres away from our boat which topped the whole experience off perfectly.

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  • Temp: Surf 22°C Bottom 21°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Reef
  • Visibility: Average Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • BCD: Scubapro - X-Black
  • Computer: Suunto - Vyper Air
  • Fins: Mares - Avanti Quattro Plus
  • Hood: Scubapro - Everflex 5mm
  • Light: Mares - EOS 7RZ
  • Mask: Atomic Aquatics - Frameless
  • Wet suit: Scuba pro - everflex 5/4
  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • 1. Air
  • 12L Steel     200 → 70 bar
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  • Average depth: 13.3m
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Species Identified

Carcharias taurus Rafinesque, 1810 (sand tiger shark) The sand tiger shark is one of the best-studied of the shark species. They are the only sharks known to gulp air at the surface and store it in their stomach to provide buoyancy . These sharks generally mate between Octobe...
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Orectolobus maculatus (Bonnaterre, 1788) (Wobbegong) The sluggish spotted wobbegong spends much of its day lying motionless on the bottom or hidden in caves, under overhangs or in shipwrecks. At night, the shark becomes more active, and swims, or moves about the sea floor, ...
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