2nd Photo Competition – The Crags 13/10/2019

The committee decided to hold the 2nd Photo competition down at Port Fairy due to the exceptional forecast predicted. The decision was to add a social dive to the itinerary and the inclusion of Hayden’s Asian style BBQs. Interest was higher than normal and turnout was exceptional. Russell arrived a day ahead of the schedule dive day and gave us a glimpse of what was to be expected.

 Due to the distance most of the divers decided to car pool and start their journey early. Many of us checked out different options, Armstrong bay, Killarney, Ponds, all divable but the stand out was The Crags. It was a no brainer to call it.

It’s not often that this stretch of coast is suitable for diving. But once in a while the ocean swell and offshore winds all line up giving us perfect opportunity to dive. Picture speaks for itself.

Before gearing up, a few of us ventured down to inspect suitable entrances down to the water as the area is covered with sand dunes and jiggered lime stone cliffs.

Never seen conditions like this before, I’ve been here plenty of times and this is the first time it’s been flat. Here are a few divers gearing up on the beach.

The most common species of the day! The good reliable sweep. So underrate as a table fish.

Here is one of the social divers pinning one of those fat sweep.

Of fcourse the day finished off with one of Hayden’s famous gourmet BBQ.

Thanks to all those who came along including partners. A good day was had by all and plenty of stories to tell.

Link here if you want to see the clip I put up.  https://youtu.be/vmBjfnKt4sE

Here is Ivan with a Banded morwong Parrot; he must have been a pirate in his past life.

Full results from the comp to come…….

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