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We've dive Pig Island several times now and it does not disappoint at all. We are quite familiar with the SE end of the island where there are thousands of fish and big rock formations but further around the island to the NW we had not been.  We anchored in relatively shallow water at 15m with great viz.  There is less fish life here but really great sea tulips, soft corals and other aquatic life.  A sea dragon at 20m was a surprise - we don't normally see them this deep.  There were plenty of cuttles, rock cods, bulleye, kingfish and yellowtail to name just a few.  We did find an old admiralty anchor in very good condition.  And heading back towards the area of Pig Island that we know better we found our friend the potato cod.  Our last dive here late December we could not find him and feared he had become food for a fisher.  On a fine day there are many fishers in this area.  We enjoyed just over an hour on 37% Nitrox at a max depth of 26.2m.

This was also my first dive with a new arm for my strobe.  My old arm was Loc-line and about 180mm long.  The strobe was too close to the camera and I suffered a lot of back scatter.  Having purchased 4 segments of Loc-line (one segment is a bit under 150mm long) from Gasweld at Taren Point for under $50 I made a new arm with 3 segments.  This arm is quite long and allows the strobe to be positioned well away from the camera, virtually eliminating back scatter.  Below are the first results





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