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Looking Glass, Nelson Bay

Friday, 10 November 2006 | link | tag | / Diving / Australia / NSW - North Coast
Andrew and I left Sydney at 4am for a 7:30am boat dive out of Soldiers Point Marina in Nelsons Bay.

We were supprised to find a glorious day waiting for us, and an almost empty boat. Calm seas and blue sky, a perfect day for diving.

The conditions at Broughton Island - Looking Glass, the tunnel straight through the island that Grey Nurse love to lurk in - were perfect, so we did both dives there.

We saw thousands of fish, big blue groper, but most importantly, 7 or 8 big Grey Nurse, one of them easily the biggest I've ever seen - about 2.5 metres long.

There was a fair amount of surge, so the first dive was a little hair raising. After a decent surface interval, the swell died a bit, and the sun had angled into the crack in the island, so the second dive was well lit and a lot more plesant.