Saturday morning 15 March and Bare Island is full of scuba divers.
We plan to do the same dive as we did on Wednesday night. We
walked to the end of the island entering at the same place. A bit
further round is a large group of divers. they enter further round
to the SE. We drop down and head south across the kelp and rocks
and down the wall. it's here that the large group of divers come
at us, not from the East but from the West. They must have headed
West shallower than us, then dropped over the wall and came back at us
from the East. Makes no sense to me. We will end up seeing
the same group as we head along the North side of the reef back to the
island. We follow the wall, and drop across to the anchor which
Jen now recognises. Another 20-30m and there is the SS Minnow.
We swim in and out and around it for a few minutes and I take a pic of
the hull id plate. Then it's across the sand and up to the reef.
Around the cave where there is a nice small cuttle. As we head
back East along the reef, some of the large group pass us. One, I
think the leader is grabbing Jen's fin, freaking her out. The same
guy cuts straight across in front of me. No idea who he was but
not good etiquette. The blue gropers were out, friendly like puppy
dogs. Jen's 10th dive and she is in double figures.
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