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Oak Park, Night (New Computer)

Tuesday, 17 December 2002 | link | tag | / Diving / Australia / NSW - Sydney / Oak Park
My first dive with my new dive computer, an Uwatec Aladin Air 2 Nitrox wrist computer with air integration. No consoles dangling from me, no crappy guages - I'm extremely pleased with it and how easy it makes getting the information you need at a glance. I'd left my camera at home, as I wanted to concentrate on using the computer and to not be lumbered if things went wrong.

The dive was extremely relaxing. I've not been for a little while, longer than I usually like between dives. We had a nice leasurly dive out along the lower edge of the oak park wall reef, and came back along the top of the wall.

The collection of rocky overhangs and other rock structures makes Oak Park a great night dive, there is lots to shine your torch into and explore.

We spotted an enormous wobbygong shark snoozing under one of these rock caves - he was easily longer than a diver.

Other items of interest was a pigmy seahorse, pointed out by Kellie and lots of large nudibranchs. There were quite a few splendid chromodoris about, and unusually, they were quite large ones.

I found I got quite cold towards the end of the dive which is unsual for me, especially considering the temperature of the water. I think it must be that I've lost too much weight for the wetsuit I usually hire and it doesn't fit as snugly as it should to prevent water circulatiing around.