Latitude Rock Print

The amount of marine life here needs to be seen to be believed! This dive site is made up of a series of gutters that run parallel to Latitude Rock creating a set of ‘maze like’ pathways for you to explore. The kelp covered reef slopes down to about 12 metres in depth and is home to a number of sea creatures such as Redline Shrimp, small Crayfish, and small rock-dwelling fish. Resident Blue Groper follow closely behind hoping to catch a feed (the rocky ledges are packed with sea urchins, perfect for feeding the Groper). If you are lucky enough, you might find a Loggerhead Turtle sleeping in the undercuts of the rock. Moray eels peek out of their holes and watch closely as you swim by, Wobbygong sharks rest on the bottom in amongst the kelp, Butterfly Cod float past, schools of Minnows and Catfish swarm like bees in their own little world. A great dive for beginners right up to the advanced diver.

ENTRY: Enter the water by a giant stride from the stern then swim to the bow.

DESCENT: Descend the anchor line, at the bow of the boat, holding the line all the way down to the bottom.

DEPTH: Your maximum depth will be around 12 metres, but at the higher points of the reef, the depth is around 5 metres.

BOTTOM TIMES: Being a relatively shallow dive, your bottom dive will usually be around the 35 minute mark.

SAFETY STOPS:There is no safety stop required for this dive. A slow ascent from every dive is important.

DANGER: Current can be running hard, so you should hold the mooring line on your descent all the way to the bottom. Visibility can sometimes be down to 2 metres, but can also be up to 25 metres plus. Depth can also be a danger as you could run low or run out of air.

IF YOU: come off the anchor line: Do a normal ascent , surface, establish positive boyancy, signal the boat and deploy your safety saugage. Wave your arm if you need help or your safety sausage and we will come and get you as soon as we can.

 

 
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