Long Reef Cathedral Rock

A photo from Long Reef Cathedral Rock

Long Reef 16 October 2021

Double boat dive

First diving after lock down. The anticipation high. The westerly was forecast to come in strong which it did later, but did not cause too much of an issue diving. The boat ride out was 50 mins and relatively flat. There were two other divers with Sam, Mark and I from SSAC on the boat which normally takes up to 10 divers. Plenty of space to kit up and get in.

It's a scenic site with swim through and many fish, no larger critters though. Water was a chilly 16 degrees with the soup welcome after dive one.

2nd dive was to find sharks in Shark Alley. Borders are obviously no issue for them as they were away somewhere else. Vis was between 5-10m maybe a little more at times. It was dark at times also due to the numbers of schooling fish.

The boat ride back to Bay View was bumpy but once back in Pittwater eased.

Overall it was good to be back in the water.