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Halifax Park, Nelson Bay NSW Australia

Post Number:#1  Postby itikuek » Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Salam and Hai everyone....

Since Terengganu is on monsoon so i've decided to visit my wife n daughter in Aussie... so like the old folks saying 'sambil menyelam minum air" i went for scuba. Since i didnt bring my equipment so i have to borrow it from the university. Lucky me my wife is a member of NUDES (Newcastle University Diving & Exploration Society) otherwise i have to pay AUD 110/year just to be a member plus AUD 20 as deposit for equipment rental. Got all the gear plus an empty tank, bring the tank to the dive shop $8 per fill.

From Newcastle it took about 1 hour to reach nelson bay (popular for tourist especially for dolphin sightings) and the dive site halifax park (one of a dive site in nelson Bay) can only be dive at slack tide about 11.10am. Halifax Park is a marine reserve so the rules are basically the same as our marine park except boat are not allowed to enter or anchor between the designated area. So it is exclusively for divers and snorklers. The marine life here are basically temperate water.

Dive site: Halifax Park
Date: 30/1/2009
Max Depth: 26m
Entry time: 11.49
Type of entry: Shore Dive
temperature: 20 degree during summer (dah tak tahan)
Bottom time: 50 min
Visibility: 6m

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Car Park only a meter from dive site

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Shore Entry & Exit point with buddy

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three of us

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Coral petot-petot

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Friendly Grouper tailing behind asking for a free meal

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Moray Eel

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Stingray

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Leather Jacket

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'taken from prodive nelson bay Diveshop"

This saturday i might be going to another dive site eventhough its kinda hard gearing with all this 5mm wetsuit a heavy weights plus gearing site (carpark). Apologies for the not so good pictures... no strobe.... untill now cheers mate! :)
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Re: Halifax Park, Nelson Bay NSW Australia

Post Number:#2  Postby Arewhere » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:26 pm

:smileinbox:

          thanks for sharing bro......
                    hopefully i'll dive there soon..... :hello:
" SO OTHERS MAY DIVES"
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Re: Halifax Park, Nelson Bay NSW Australia

Post Number:#3  Postby Ketam » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:32 pm

Thanks for sharing bro. Hope to dive down under someday.

Enjoy your dive on Sat.
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Re: Halifax Park, Nelson Bay NSW Australia

Post Number:#4  Postby urchin » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:44 pm

please sent more photo's itikkuek, any nice dive T shirt don forget ya my size M
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