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Point Peron like a mini Rottnest Island

Point Peron like a mini Rottnest Island

Sunday 21 June 2020

Sunday club dive at Point Peron
Sunday club dive at Point Peron

Fearing that my choice of Point Peron might have been a disaster after reading viz reports from Woodmans of 1.5 to 2 m and dives cut short at Rottnest’s deep site the previous day, I put my faith in the experience and everything I’ve learnt from Dom about predicting Perth’s diving conditions over the plus two years I’ve been here in Perth. “Surely” I reasoned to myself ”that slight  easterly the drop in swell and greater water exchange at PP would at least be better than the river”.  And though not being a religious person I breathed a big sigh of relief and thanked God for the absolutely amazing conditions that greeted we 8 divers out front of the  car park.

There was no holding them back and we were soon stomping over the hill to the north western entry and a fair snorkle out to the Northern reef wall. Viz was amazing in all directions and the 8 of us kept together easily. We drop 8m and within 25m had found the first cave entrance and with torches blazing made our precession through the labyrinth of stalactites and stalagmites.

Being familiar with the passageways I led the fearless band through a rear narrower duck-down and made a full length snaking transit of over 30m within the reef. Shifting sands had exposed a ridge some way west of the reef and a sortie out and back also took in some wonderful small stacks and then into some more crevices and inner reef chambers. There wasn’t a lot happening fish-wise, though some nice schools of Buffalo Drummers, Western Pomfrets and hardy heads added to the mornings rewards. 

I’ll say it again, this site is a mini Rottnest right on our doorstep and all from a beach entry…wow! Martin Crossley – PADI Instructor / PADI Digital Underwater Photography Instructor

PADI Instructor Martin Crossley

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