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Rockingham dive trail in Western Australia...Winter 2011!!!

Post Number:#1  Postby nanda666 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:09 pm

It was a cold Saturday morning and I headed out for my first diving day in Australia...water temp was 17 Deg C....not ice cold but cold for the Malaysian venturing into Aussie waters for the first time la..

We drove up (In my new ride!!) from Perth at about 9am to the dive shop to get our gear (Tanks and my 5mm wetsuit.) and headed for the beach. Drive from Perth to Rockingham...30mins.

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After gearing up in the car park we headed in. Unfortunately, we didn't bother to check the wind speeds that day....haiyo!!!!......25 - 30 knots (50km/hr) so pretty choppy entry....

As it was a relatively shallow wreck dive (12 - 14m and close to shore) the weather was messing up the viz pretty bad...

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Well....at least we found the wreck...hahahaha....

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Spotted some weird looking fellas in the water but due to the bad viz... only got 2 shots that "boleh pakai"/usable...

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Once out of the water, had a quick wash by the beach, changed and was home by lunch!!!
But throughly enjoyed myself and was good to be back in the water after leaving KL in May. Planning more dives at Rottnest Island so will keep you guys updated!!!
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Re: Rockingham dive trail in Western Australia...Winter 2011!!!

Post Number:#2  Postby nglg212 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:32 pm

good try...but 17 degree..walau.....can feel the chills inside my bone.....
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Re: Rockingham dive trail in Western Australia...Winter 2011!!!

Post Number:#3  Postby finding grouper » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:26 pm

;) lol...good try....16 celcius in air-cond already freezing cold...you guys rock... :D
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Re: Rockingham dive trail in Western Australia...Winter 2011!!!

Post Number:#4  Postby nanda666 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:03 am

Actually when you're in a 5mm suit (It's 2 piece so your chest is actually under 10mm!!) it's not cold at all....it's only when you're out of the water and washing up by the beach...in the wind......brrrrrr....sejuk gila!!!! hahahaha!!
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Post Number:#5  Postby oldturtle » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:45 pm

did you ever thought of the great white while you are in the water ?... :D
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