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Oak Park, The Cave

Saturday, 25 October 2003 | link | tag | / Diving / Australia / NSW - Sydney / Oak Park
Fantastic to finally be in the water again after a nearly 3 month break. I stuffed up and arrived late to the shop because of Daylight Savings time (argh!) but it was OK, Geoff a visitor from Melbourne was just organising tanks and gear to join the club dive.

Geoff followed me to Oak Park, and we found the club dives going into the water already, so we took our time and did the dive on our own.

I was amazed at how well I can remember the site. I managed to get us all the way to the cave and urinal and back again without getting lost.

My new regulator was really working well - this was the first time I've made it to the cave with plenty of air to spare, my air consumption, even after being out of practise for so long, was better than ever.

Lots of brightly colour sea tulips on the dive, a big giant cuttlefish and some nudibranchs.

I thoroughly enjoyed the sensation of diving again - I doubt the dive was really that spectacular, but the first time back, combined with the sense of acheivement of navigating and making it to the cave and back, made it special.

Geoff also thought it was special, which is great - hopefully he'll be back soon.