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Some Melbourne shore dives

Postby SurfanFish » 24 Feb 2015, 22:04

A ripper night for it. With the hot night, like Burke Street both above and below the water but good to help a mate confront a demon and get a dive in.

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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby choppers » 25 Feb 2015, 04:47

Love the calamari pic. Thanks :thumbsup:
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby Tim399 » 25 Feb 2015, 06:22

Awesome pictures rob, and good on ya for helping a mate out
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby yakhangger » 25 Feb 2015, 07:56

We must have just missed each other mate as I was getting out just as the sun was setting. Great pics mate there was so much fish life about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PKYPoGvEM
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby joffarob » 25 Feb 2015, 08:59

Great shots Rob :up:
Enjoyed the video Merv :up:
Thanks for sharing guys
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby SurfanFish » 25 Feb 2015, 09:02

@choppers / tim399 / joffa - thanks for your comments.

yakhangger wrote:We must have just missed each other mate as I was getting out just as the sun was setting. Great pics mate there was so much fish life about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PKYPoGvEM


I saw about 3 divers (maybe there were others) coming out of the water on the Rosebud side just before dusk. Two together and one a fair way behind. We went in around 9.

I'll have a look at your video tonight. I tried out a new video light (Knog Qudos) purpose built for the GoPro and similar cameras, as well as a DIY tray for stability. Really nice light and priced a lot lower than 'real' underwater video lights. Won't have time to put video together for a while but will post or ping you a link if you are interested. Only needed to run it at 200l to get a good result and surprisingly little backscatter.
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby yakhangger » 25 Feb 2015, 17:17

SurfanFish wrote:@choppers / tim399 / joffa - thanks for your comments.

yakhangger wrote:We must have just missed each other mate as I was getting out just as the sun was setting. Great pics mate there was so much fish life about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PKYPoGvEM


I saw about 3 divers (maybe there were others) coming out of the water on the Rosebud side just before dusk. Two together and one a fair way behind. We went in around 9.

I'll have a look at your video tonight. I tried out a new video light (Knog Qudos) purpose built for the GoPro and similar cameras, as well as a DIY tray for stability. Really nice light and priced a lot lower than 'real' underwater video lights. Won't have time to put video together for a while but will post or ping you a link if you are interested. Only needed to run it at 200l to get a good result and surprisingly little backscatter.

That was probly us....yeah post it up here when the video's done I know a few on here enjoy watching diving video's :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Cheers Merv.
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby SurfanFish » 25 Feb 2015, 20:14

The variety of fish we saw was a bit down on what was on your video. Maybe scared off by the lights. The colours are a lot more vibrant under light though. When I get in the zone, I'll bolt a couple of minutes together to show what a difference an hour makes.
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby yakhangger » 25 Feb 2015, 21:16

Look forward to it mate. it can be a bit hit and miss at Rye..we were there a couple of weeks ago with next to no fish and yet a week before that it was like it was on the weekend , fish everywhere...I guess a lot would have gone to bed by the time you got there to. I did my night course ay Rye and loved it not many fish about but what was there was different we saw a few occy's out and about as well. Can't wait to do my next night dive !!
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Re: Dived Rye Pier Saturday night

Postby SurfanFish » 25 Feb 2015, 21:30

There were 2 other groups that went ahead of us. A small group on their training dive and another large group who looked to be a guided tour. The second group crashed through us and I lost my buddy for a while, but no drama, we dived to the plan and hooked up again.

I always found diving at night fairly special, now with cameras affordable will do more. Probably doing another towards the end of March with a guy who couldn't make it the other night. You'd be welcome to come along.
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