The Hump 24-07-10
Arch & Cave 12-07-08
Lous Rock 12-07-08
Gravel Loader 12-07-08
Arch & Cave 041008
Lous Rock 04-10-08
Slipper Reef  04-10-08
Lous Rock 07-03-09
The Gutter 07-03-09
The Arch & Cave 20-03-10
Lou's rock 20-03-10
Bushrangers Bay 03-04-10
Bushrangers Bay 26-04-10
The Olgas 24-07-10
Bass Point  06-12-08
The Hump 24-07-10
Bushrangers Bay 28-11-10
Bushrangers Bay 03-07-11
Gravel Loader 19-01-14
Bushrangers Bay 09-02-14
The Hump 28-02-15
The Arch 28-02-15


We tucked into the gravel loader for a cuppa and our surface interval after diving The Olgas, then headed back out to dive The Hump. We found the location OK with the GPS and the bottom finder.  I dropped the anchor with a 9lb weight on it.  It seemed to be holding.

When we first geared up one of my tanks only had 136 bar in it.  So I swapped to a full one for the first dive.  That left me with 80bar in one tank and 136 in the other.  I slung the 136 bar tank.  As I was preparing to enter the water we noticed that we had drifted, so Wayne pulled the anchor up a bit and drove back and past the site and dropped the anchor again.  This time it also did not hold.  Third time Wayne pulled the anchor right up and found the chain all wrapped up around the anchor.  No wonder it would not grip.  Having sorted this out we put the anchor down again and it held.  Over I went and down where we found the anchor solidly holding on the reef at 26m.  Viz was still not good at 5m.  We headed SE to the sand line at 32m.  The soft coral are quite good here.  We were at the South end of the reef and followed the sand line around for 15 minutes.  Not a lot of fish life - a weedie sea dragon was nice. 

As we got back to reef and prepared to head back up the reef to the anchor a seal came up over my shoulder and stopped on the sand in front of me.  It stayed there for about 30 seconds, then swam up and around between Wayne and I then headed for the surface.  WOW.  Seals are amazing and this one made what would have been an ordinary dive into a very special one.


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