Blue Fish 09-02-08
Anchor Reef
Barrens Hut
Bare Island
Magic Point
6 Fathom Reef
Camp Cove
Whale watch platform
Osborn Shoals
Cape Bank Cavern
Point Tupei
Minmi Trench
Henry Head
Middle Ground 10-11-07
Maccas Reef 20-01-07
Old Mans Hat 09-01-10
Gordons Bay 09-01-08
Pizza Reef
Wedding Cake Isl 01-07-06
Marley Point
Shelley Beach 13-04-08
Chowder Bay 02-03-08
The Gullies 21-04-07
Clifton  Gardens 05-04-07
Shark Point 30-07-05
Merries Reef 23-06-06
Cape Bailey/Voodoo 17-11-07
Colours reef 03-02-08
Blue Fish 09-02-08
Clovelly Pool 13-07-08
Container Wall 02-08-08
Red flag 18-02-06
Jibbon Bommie  08-11-08
The Pinnacles 12-12-09
The Split 14-08-10
Tabbagai Point 18-12-10
Bass & Flinders 02-04-11
Bypass reef
Midway reef
Pistol Crack
M&K reef


 Our second dive for the day while Jenny is completing her open water at Plunge.  After diving the Royal Shepherd we headed over to old mans hat but the swell was roaring in and we headed for more sheltered waters on the East side of North Head at Blue Fish.  We have dived here before and we found an anchor point just out from a lovely little water fall in the cliffs. The swell was up but it was long and there was no wind.  We dived along the wall, finding little of real interest.  Some fish around leatherjackets and yellowtail.  We hit deco in what seemed to be no time at all.  We were penalised, Wayne worse than me. The surface looked rough and we agreed that I should return to the boat and motor slowly out away from the cliffs.  That was fine until the boat was thrown around the seas which were being whipped up by an ever increasingly heavy storm.  The mermaid line, which I had left out in case Wayne had surfaced away from the boat wrapped itself around the prop and so we started towards the rocks, being driven by the wind.  It was that strong I could not hear whether the engine was running or not.  I decided to put the back anchor out to hold the boat.  this worked by we were stern to the storm.  In hindsight I should have tied that anchor up to the front of the boat.  Eventually Wayne surfaced and then had to spend a harrowing few minutes cutting the mermaid line from the prop.  We got it all together in the end and motored back to Chowder Bay through the driving storm, the rain stinging our faces.



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