This was a great dive!. We saw lots of Weedy Sea Dragons and Ornate Cowfish, and had a fantastic view of a Pale Octopus coming out of a hollow in one of the old piles lying on the sand under the pier.

Kirsty also found a beautiful Decorator Crab well camoflaged on a pylon. A few Butterfish and Old Wives, and lots of Weed Whiting were seen in the sea grasses outside the pier, and a large Smooth Ray cruised past to check us out at one point as well. At the end of the pier a Short Finned Pike took a look at us before it disappeared into deeper water.

Under the pier were lots of Leatherjackets, including a Gunn's Leatherjacket, Magpie Perch, Melbourne Silver Bellies, and a curious little electric blue and yellow fish that I think must be a Wrasse of some sort.

We were in the water just before high tide, close to a full moon, so the tide was just about as high as I've ever seen it at Flinders, covering some of the lower platforms along the pier.

Another wonderful dive with Kirsty. We have so much fantastic life around Victoria's coast!

Divers: Peter Batchelor, Kirsty Batchelor

Weather/Sea: calm.
Visibility: 5 - 8 metres.
Water temperature: 19°C.
Maximum depth: 5.1 metres.
Time of entry: 11:20.
Duration: 81 minutes.