Jen and I had enjoyed Shiprock so much we wanted another dive. The
logical choice was Bare Island. We would have an outgoing tide but
with flat seas and warm water we thought it would be good anyway.
We entered the water at the boat ramp around midday. There was a reasonable number of divers around. We chose the west reef to dive. The east side was a bit lumpy and with an outgoing tide I did not fancy swimming under the bridge. The outgoing tide also ruled out the deep wall. The water was milky with viz 5 to 8 metres. We went past the anchor and slowly made our way along the reef to the end. We had heard there was a pygmy pipehorse at the overhang but we could not find it.
There was not a lot of fish life, the usual gropers that get in your face. Still a nice relaxing dive for both of us. On the way back I was a bit north of the reef and came across the outboard motor. This has been located out from the bridge but now has been moved to about 10m from the anchor. I've been told that a Rescue and Recover course run by a local reputable dive shop moved it.
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