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Missed Steven Sealberg? Never fear Searyan’s here…

written by Ryan Bradley – Perth Scuba PADI Instructor

Steven Sealberg? How about Searyan!

Well, we may as well get this one out the way right now.

Given the amount of baffling attention sharks in the ocean, and seals on land (who’d have thunk it?) have garnered lately, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with this week’s club dive photo. I can’t begin to imagine what drugs the surrounding fisherman and horse-type-people thought we were consuming.

With the requisite pre-dive breakfast at the store out the way (you’re welcome), we gathered and geared up amongst the equine road-show in the car park at BHP Jetty on Sunday 2 March 2014.

Perth Scuba Manta Club Dive BHP Jetty 02Mar2014-2

Locked in the stalls, Divemaster Trainee Mikhail called a sensationally detailed briefing, and then we were off to the races! See what I did there?

The wind was down, the sun was up, conditions were sublime.

Vis was about 5-7m (with the occasional silt bomb being deployed at intervals during the dive to keep it interesting) and it was looking gorgeous for my first day dive at the site.

It really is a very different dive during the day.

Shafts of light beamed through cracks in the floor above, often highlighting points of interest all on their own.

Like Dame Edna Everage on stage Possums, large starfish glimmered in shimmering, natural spotlights in the shadows of the structure. ‘Star’ fish indeed.

Half a dozen octopus were observed throughout the dive, with one dining on fresh, blue swimmer crab, while we put on a show for them.

Schools of blowfish littered the site, smooth western boxfish, plenty of crabs and starfish.

Oh, and a nudi “as big as my arm”. Well, not quite, but apparently it WAS very large :)

The site is actually very pretty when you take a torch, slow down, and have a really good look at everything.

Conditions are currently fantastic, so get out there and have a look around!

Thanks as always to the Manta Clubbers who came along, and for making the club what it is.

We can’t do it without you.

Look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Safe diving.

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