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Perth Scuba night dives Point Walter Reserve

written by Joey Pool – Perth Scuba Assistant InstructorPerth Scuba Christmas Night Dive Western Australia

Friday 21st December 2013, the Perth Scuba Crew descended on Point Walter Reserve for a night dive followed by a BBQ. It was a beautiful night with very little wind and the water pretty much glassed off. We waited for the sun to descend below the horizon and then it was time to gear up and jump into the Swan River.

Point Walter Reserve as a dive site can be a bit murky, okay, a lot murky! But it does offer loads of seahorses for the photographer and prawns for the Christmas cook. Under the jetty you’ll find lots of critters including different coloured seahorses, decorator crabs and soft corals. As you head further away from the jetty into deeper water, you can find Blue Swimmer Crabs, Prawns, Mantis Shrimp (watch out for these guys!) and Sea Wasps.

Dive Master in training Matthias, gave the Perth Scuba Crew their briefing of the dive site, the guys threw in two dive flags with their orange blinkers – and then they jumped into the depths of Point Walter. The Department of Marine Transport was on the warpath the same night and was randomly trying to hand out fines – even though all the crew were following the rules! But that’s a story for a future blog… Don’t forget your dive flags and orange strobes for the flag on your night dives everyone.

Whilst the buddy teams were diving, the rest of the crew were drinking, eating and being merry whilst Glen cooked the BBQ – thanks Glen! The divers started coming out of the water 45 minutes to an hour later and then it was on for young and old to grab a bite to eat.

It was awesome to see so many of the Perth Scuba Crew in attendance and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Click here for more photos from the evening.


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