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North Haven, Cod Grounds

Friday, 25 April 2003 | link | tag | / Diving / Australia / NSW - North Coast
An amazing dive, from the moment we got in the water. The visibility was a spectacular 20 metres, you could make out the rocks on the bottom at a depth of over 25 metres.

Clear blue ocean water, warm surface and a thermocline on the way down. Amazing feeling of free falling through the clear water on the way down.

Sharks EVERYWHERE, a small ampitheatre of rocks was a just a little way off from the anchor and Sam left me on my own there for 5 to 8 minutes while he went back to check on the other divers in the group. 20 Grey Nurse in and arround the ampitheatre thought I was the attraction of the day and circled continuously looking at me. This only came to an end when the other dive boat servicing the area dropped its (painfull and anoying) divers in and they came storming into my little spot and drove away the sharks (bastards!).

We went off for a bit of an explore and found a huge wobbygong, lots of other large fish like Black Cod, catfish and Sergant Bakers. There was also several large and not timid schools of bullseyes.

Overall and amazing dive. Easily the most and biggest grey nurse I've ever seen - all of them were bigger than the largest at Magic Point in Sydney. Sadly the depth of the dive had us returning to the surface all to soon.