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Forster, The Barge

Saturday, 29 November 2003 | link | tag | / Diving / Australia / NSW - North Coast
An Excellent dive. Perfect conditions, no current, great visbility.

The barge is an old garbage barge that was used to help build the bridge between Forster and Tuncurry, twin towns on the NSW north coast.

Julia and I, both interested in the idea of a barge covered in Nudibranchs stayed on the barge, which John from Action Dive had expertly anchored within 5 metres of.

We weren't disappointed. Huge nudibranchs everywhere. Thousands of fish, small and large. Moray Eels, small and large. Colorful and abuundant sponges.

I normally don't really go for wrecks, but this has to be an exception. Perhaps because it lies on the tip of a rocky reef, life seems to have colonised it extremely rapidly. There are big hols all over the hull, large enough to poke your head and a light though, but not large enough for divers to be going in there messing things up.

Even the dive profile is near perfect textbook ;)