You wouldn’t guess it from the air temperature but it truly is Summer here in Sydney and the diving has been outstanding. If you don’t like diving in cold water, you’ll be pleased to know that the water temperature has finally increased with 20 to 22ºC in shallow water and usually above 18ºC in deeper water. I should admit that my first dive of the year it was just above 17ºC at 18 metres off Bare Island, but I think that was an exception.
Not only is the water warmer, but there is a lot of life around. On dives so far this Summer, we have see Port Jackson sharks, blue groper, many nudibranchs, octopus (including a blue-lined octopus that George saw at Salmon Haul Bay, Cronulla), weedy seadragons and seahorses.
Visibility for most of the dives has been good, although as usual it depends on the dives, weather and the tides. Last Saturday was a pretty ordinary day, overcast and windy, and yet we had over 15 metres at The Leap (Kurnell). Even the viz at Bare Island has been OK.
If you have been hesitant to get out for a dive I recommend you come and join us on one of the club dives. There’s a dive on every Saturday and Sunday, as well as a night dive every second Friday. If you can get Thursday mornings off, we even have a mid-week dive most weeks. The dive schedule is usually posted on our Facebook page, with meeting times and the dive’s location.
Come and get wet and join in the fun.
St George Underwater Centre currently has a wonderful BCD special for those who are looking for a new BCD. We have two Scubapro Classic Plus BCD jackets in a size small and a size XL, valued at $1299.00 each for $550.00!
We have one of each size, and only two at this very special price!
The Classic Plus is a fantastic BCD for any level of diver, with comfortable and adjustable fittings, plus lining and a traditional feel. Come in store and try one on for yourself!
These BCDs won’t last long, so give us a call and we can ship it out to you, ready for diving this weekend.
Live locally? Come and take a splash with us this weekend and grab this BCD on the way! Call it an early Christmas present for yourself!
THE XL BCD HAS BEEN SOLD.
We still have the Small BCD availabe.