Monday the 21st July 2014 Gold Coast Seaway, Australia
Left Surface: Max Depth: Duration: PG: Visibility:
1638 18m 49 mins Tango 8 - 12 metres (blue water)
I wasn't planning on diving today as my body was feeling rather under the weather, and not as a result of alcohol. I have two spinal fusions in my back and neck and I still have some pretty painful days. As I was driving along the Broadwater mid afternoon I noticed it was looking unusually clear. I knew it was a late afternoon high tide so I decided I would bite the bullet and go for a dive.
I arrived at the seaway and the water looked blue and clear which as we all know is an exciting feeling. I left surface with my scooter and GoPro and propelled seaward along the south wall. The visibility along the wall was blue and clear. I was anxious to see what I was going to cross paths with. About half way along the wall I noticed a couple of white spotted eagle rays hanging out so I slowly made my way over and tried to film them without being to invasive. Following one of them for a minute of so led me into the middle of the seaway where the water was a bit milky but still nice.
I zig zagged my way up the middle of the Seaway towards the sand pipe keeping my eyes peeled but I didn't see too much. When I reached the pipe I immediately noticed the large quantity of luderick with the male to female ratio looking like about fifty to one, the poor females were being harassed like you wouldn't believe. It was amazing sitting on the bottom watching them do their thing. I pretty much hung around the pipe for the remainder of the dive enjoying watching the spawning luderick.
It was a great dive and a perfect way finish my day.
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