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Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#1  Postby nanda666 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:55 pm

Hi guys!!

This trip took me and my "mate" (Aussie friend la...) to Bussleton which is a good 2.5 hour drive from Perth.

The jetty is 1.8kms long (Longest jetty in Australia or something) but the max depth is 8.4m so you get excellent bottom time.

Loads to see and photograph. Hope you like the shots!!
 
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Well...got more photos but this method of loading them is really time consuming!!

hope the mods can tell me a better way to load the photos...til then...bye!!!
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#2  Postby run » Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:12 pm

nanda666 just so you know, i already added your posting fm your dives in perth as "my future (in another 2-3 years or so) diving destinations" ;P
i was thinking "when this nanda666 going to post his dive trip?"

thanx for sharing the pixs and infos
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#3  Postby nanda666 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:07 pm

run wrote:nanda666 just so you know, i already added your posting fm your dives in perth as "my future (in another 2-3 years or so) diving destinations" ;P
i was thinking "when this nanda666 going to post his dive trip?"

thanx for sharing the pixs and infos


You're most welcome...the dives here are pretty expensive. This dive was AUD$ 75. Most site require you to bring your own tank too.
Average price is $60 per dive with all your own gear n tanks.
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#4  Postby run » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:01 pm

everything is expensive there.
still i want to gain more experience and add more dive sites in my logbook :D
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#5  Postby MACHA » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:05 pm

Hi Nanda....cool place to dive, when was this bro? BTW thanks for sharing  :icon_thumright:
AUD $ 60 -75 around MYR 180-200 / dive, was it a guided shore dive? ......MYR 80 / boat dive with DM in Malaysia people still complain  :D
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#6  Postby run » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:19 pm

macha cost of living in malaysia still not expensive compare to Aus. if we didn't convert to M$, the diving rate is as the same as in malaysia.
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#7  Postby MACHA » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:31 am

mmmmm  ;) ....boat maintenance ( dry dock, anti fowling paint, fibre glass fixing, electronics & wiring, canopy stitching, hydraulics, licensing & engine spare parts ), cylinder annual inspections, tank valve servicing, compressor maintenance, air filter, fuel & electricity, logistics, DM fees etc.....my 2 cents..cheers la dey!
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#8  Postby nanda666 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:28 am

Did this dive on Friday, 2nd March at 9am.

There is no "guided" dives here. Or at least, I haven't come across it.

Quite odd that the Aussies talk a lot about safety but do not provide DMs as it's too expensive!! (Labour cost here is pretty high!)

The boat man took us out on a small boat, tied up, told us to go down the anchor line, have a good dive and come back to the line when you're finished...."See ya later mate!!" :hello:

So you'll see OW divers buddying up and diving unguided. Back on the boat, they'll look at my photos and go..."hmmm..I didn't see that...or where did you see that...or...what is that???" :P

I'm not a big fan of this idea that "ALL DIVERS ARE CERTIFIED TO DIVE BY THEMSELVES OR IN BUDDY PAIRS!!"

Yes they are, but isn't it more fun if a DM is there to show you the cool things at a particular spot?

Even after all these years of diving of Perhentian/Tioman/Redang, don't we still get an occasional DM showing us something we haven't seen before???

Well, I'm putting my spotting skills to good use and my dive buddies love it!!

Guess my students here would too.....will be starting to teach again soon!!! :)
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#9  Postby nanda666 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:31 am

There were 6 of us on the little boat...so $75 x 6 = 450. For 2 hours work for the boatman, 10min boat ride fuel, 6 tanks n weights.

Hey...that is good money anywhere in the world!!! :icon_tongue: :icon_tongue:
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#10  Postby run » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:31 am

a fren whom i come across during LOb did the barrier reef . He told me he dived with his buddies without a guide. The Operator told them. The boat will remain here so when they dived they got to come back to the boat. The boat will NOT go and fetch them.

I tell ya..not all mat salleh really know what they are doing. They might look awesome with their fancy talk about diving and gears but they arent that cool underwater. They dont like hardwork, they prefer the locals doing the hardwork for them. Not all but some of them. Though i still prefer the locals to guide me.
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#11  Postby nanda666 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:04 am

Do the following if diving in Australia:

- Ensure you have all your own safety gear. (i.e. Surface marker, horn, etc)
- Check your gear (Including rental) to ensure all working well. (BCD inflate/deflate, etc)
- Research the dive site online. Make sure you know the conditions to expect, what you'd expect to see, where you'll find stuff, dive profiles, etc.
- Ask questions during the dive brief even if they seem silly. (i.e. what happens if I get lost? what happens if strong current? Emergency readiness of the operator? possible dangerous animals?)

If you feel unsafe or unsure, don't dive!
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#12  Postby run » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:04 pm

nanda666 wrote:Do the following if diving in Australia:

- Ensure you have all your own safety gear. (i.e. Surface marker, horn, etc)
- Check your gear (Including rental) to ensure all working well. (BCD inflate/deflate, etc)
- Research the dive site online. Make sure you know the conditions to expect, what you'd expect to see, where you'll find stuff, dive profiles, etc.
- Ask questions during the dive brief even if they seem silly. (i.e. what happens if I get lost? what happens if strong current? Emergency readiness of the operator? possible dangerous animals?)

If you feel unsafe or unsure, don't dive!


the same like what i am doing here right now except the last part ;)
anyhow safety is always first. Dont give trouble with other divers diving with me.
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#13  Postby decimal86 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:14 pm

Bro what was the temp of the water? Thks
alamak, the tank goes at the back??
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#14  Postby nanda666 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:06 pm

decimal86 wrote:Bro what was the temp of the water? Thks

22 deg C....I use a 5mm scubapro wetsuit (7mm at the chest) which feels really good.
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#15  Postby Narco » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:58 am

nanda666 wrote:Do the following if diving in Australia:

- Ensure you have all your own safety gear. (i.e. Surface marker, horn, etc)
- Check your gear (Including rental) to ensure all working well. (BCD inflate/deflate, etc)
- Research the dive site online. Make sure you know the conditions to expect, what you'd expect to see, where you'll find stuff, dive profiles, etc.
- Ask questions during the dive brief even if they seem silly. (i.e. what happens if I get lost? what happens if strong current? Emergency readiness of the operator? possible dangerous animals?)

If you feel unsafe or unsure, don't dive!


I like this! Nanda666 bro, unfortunately during most dives i did, people are trying to look 'cool' and 'professional' by NOT asking questions. As if they know it all.

But btw, I would say less than 20% of the DC i've been to are able to provide a complete briefing. Some just for the sake of appointing buddies while some don't even bother to have one before a dive.. sigh.. :( 
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Re: Bussleton Jetty, Western Australia

Post Number:#16  Postby run » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:48 am

20% -->narco??? is it really that bad?? which DC u've been with? :)
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