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Albany Dive Weekender

By Lindsay Phillips – Perth Scuba Dive Master Extraordinaire Giant cuttlefish by Lindsay Phillips, Albany, Western Australia

Another great Albany dive weekend was had by 7 divers (Kate, Neal, Kendrick, Peter, Michael, Arron and Lindsay), it looked like it was going to be a cold weekend of diving but it turned out great. As we were going out diving at 12.00pm we all had a sleep in after a great night at one of Albany’s restaurants.

Saturday started off with a big hearty breakfast of bacon & eggs before we packed up, and headed down to the marina to get our gear ready for the boat. After loading all our dive gear we headed out for our first dive to the holes, the weather was good with a little bit of a swell. The holes has a number of  swim throughs with a depth of around 25 meters, the vis was around 10 meters with plenty of fish life around with the water temperature around 17c .The second dive we went to seal rock to swim with the seals, the vis was around 15-20 meters with plenty of seals swimming around. Kendrick found a friend and started having fun with one seal who was copying what he was doing, I had a big friendly cuttlefish in my face who was following me around, everyone had fun and saw plenty of friendly seals. After a 55 minute dive we headed back to the marina, but on the way back we spotted some whales. We headed over to where they were and there were 3 of them, we Kendrick, Neal & Kate in Albany, Western Australiafollowed them for 10 minutes trying to take pictures, what an awesome way to finish a great day. Saturday night after some pre dinner drinks & nibblies we started up the b.b.q, and had steak, sausages and salad and a few more drinks.

Sunday morning was an 8.ooam start down at the marina for two dives on the HMAS Perth. The morning was a bit over cast but the water was flat, another great for diving, we headed out to the Perth for our two dives. The first dive the vis was not so great, the second dive the vis was worse but everyone still had great dives. As this was the last dive with Albany Dive as they are closing down, also it was Perth Scuba’s last stay at Cruize Inn as this was the last time it was for hire. Everyone had a great weekend of diving, also we had better weather than Perth!!!


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