Kirsty, Amelia and I had a great dive at Flinders today.

There were lots of Weedy Sea Dragons around, many of the males were carrying eggs. Off the end of the pier I found a female Ornate Cowfish, although she was very shy, and it was hard to get a good photo of her.

This was my first dive with my new Polar Pro Switchblade for the GoPro Hero8. The macro lens did a great job, but the red filter was a bit too strong for the depth and water at Flinders. Next time I'll try the magenta filter. The Macro lens captured fantastic closeups of the Weedy Sea Dragons, even with the slight surge.

A large Smooth Ray came quite close, after circling us earlier in the dive. It was hunting in the sea grass meadows to each side of the pier.


Divers: Kirsty Batchelor, Amelia Batchelor, Peter Batchelor

Weather/Sea: Southerly, 5 Knots.
Visibility: 10 Metres.
Water temperature: 18°C.
Maximum depth: 4.8 metres.
Time of entry: 14:02
Duration: 55 minutes.