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Scuba Diving With Q – Small Dive Brief Details Are Important #ScubaDive #ScubaDiving

Scuba Diving With Q – Small Dive Brief Details Are Important #ScubaDive #ScubaDiving

Hey people of the interwebs it is Q with another scuba diving adventure. Sunday morning five minutes after seven and it’s gone a little bit overcast. Could be an interesting day today, I was in communication with quite a few fellow divers from up and down the coast here and they are all quite interested in coming out for a dive in Caloundra this morning. So we’ll find out who turns up and how many turn up, once we get down to the coast. Our dive site of choice was Moffat Beach and as we entered the water it looked as though the weather was clearing up slightly, which is good news. Joining me and my buddy Gordon on this dive were Richard, Stefan, Sarah, Jarred and Chris. The first disappointment of this dive was the visibility. It had reduced considerably from the previous weekend. Regardless we dropped into 4.5 meters water, which is 14.7 feet and I checked that all my dive buddies were okay and we moved off in search of adventure. The second disappoint of this dive was almost instantly noticeable, the lack of marine life, I’m not sure whether the lack of vis was stopping me spotting things or whether everything had just moved out of the area for the day. I did get a little bit excited as I approached a soft coral. There was an unusual shape just behind it, but as I got closer, more disappointment, it turned out to be the base of a palm frond. An interesting thing I spotted on this dive were these little sand constructions. They look like little mini smokestacks and I’m not sure what creature has created these, but the engineering his fantastic. The way this construction is putting up with the wave action and the constant sandblasting as the sand moves over the bottom, to stay upright and not get knocked over that’s pretty good in my book. One of the instructions I always include in my dive brief, is that once the diver gets to a 100 bar of air, they should let me know. At which point I’ll give the signal that we are turning around and heading home. I’m getting a heading here to make sure that we’re going in the right direction. The average vis on this dive was about four meters. But in patches it dropped down to two or three and it was at these moments that I’d stop and check that everybody was still with their buddy and following the group. As you can see Sarah and Jarred are holding hands and there’s nothing wrong with that, in some really bad vis conditions, I’ve been in a situation where I’ve had to link arms with the diver next to me or even have a rope pass between divers. Remembering of course that safety is the number-one priority when diving and you do whatever you need to do, to make sure everyone gets back safely. Obviously this little Nudibranch didn’t get the memo that everybody was moving out for the day and this is pretty much the only marine life that we spotted. As we got into shallow water the visibility dropped even further, but that was okay because were right at our exit point. Ohh YouTube’s gonna love this. Wait for the waves to lift you up. Total dive time was 45 minutes. The water temperature was 22 degrees celsius which is 71.6 fahrenheit and our max depth was 6.1 meters. You know compared to what we’ve had over the last couple of weekend’s, that’s the worst it’s been. If you enjoyed this scuba diving adventure with Q and you’d like to see some more please subscribe to the YouTube channel, Leave a like on your favorite videos and if you have any comments leave them down below. As soon as I see them I’ll get back to you. Thanks for watching and take it easy.

3 thoughts on “Scuba Diving With Q – Small Dive Brief Details Are Important #ScubaDive #ScubaDiving”

  1. The vis seemed better in the video than on the day. I suspect the sea creatures are still home but lack of vis was the issue. Thanks for sharing.

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