|Minmi Trench 01-07-06|
We had read about Minmi Trench and it had interested us. So
on July 1, 2006 we headed out from Long Bay around the head and south
into Botany Bay. Minmi trench is just inside Botany Bay on the
south side of Cape Banks. Conditions were near perfect so down we
went and headed North. The sand is at 24m but the rock formations
come up to around 12m. The area has large boulders, small caves
and overhangs, kelp, sea tulips and "trenches" that are big enough to
swim through. We had a wonderful encounter with 3 giant cuttles.
One of them was quite intrigued with Wayne (don't know what it saw in
him). There were lots of other fish around and 2 PJs. I got right
along side one towards the end of the dive. It's good to see PJs
back again. My max depth was 23.8m with a total dive time of 53
mins. I just hit deco on my computer and endured a 4 minute safety
stop at 5m. Dive 245 was a beauty.
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