Clovelly Pool 13-07-08
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


My son Jeff has been asking me to take him for a try dive for a while.  I had to cancel this a few weeks ago due to illness.  I chose Clovelly Pool as it is sheltered and entry and exit are easy.  And at a max depth of a bit over 6m quite good for try dives.  Conditions were good, the water was clear and water temp a pleasant winter's 17oC .  I put all the gear together and explained the basics to Jeff - breathing, reg clearing, BCD inflation and deflation.  We slipped into the water and I got Jeff to breathe from his reg.  At first he felt that he could not get enough air but after a few minutes of snorkelling around using the reg he got the hang of it.  So down we went.  Jeff got the hang of adjusting his buoyancy and off he went. I would swear that he had done it before.  He did have trouble with the mask I had lent him, it kept leaking.  After showing him to how to clear it (which he mastered easily) it became evident that it was just going to keep leaking.  So we surfaced, talk a bit and I gave him my mask.  This worked well.  So after just under an hour of diving we surfaced and Jeff still had 50 bar left.  A great effort and well done to him.


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