Port Jackson Shark

Ammo Jetty Night Dive

Wednesday 1st July – Ammo Jetty Night Dive

Not letting a little bit of rain put us off, we met in the car park to gear up for a night dive at Ammo Jetty.

Ammo Jetty Map
Ammo Jetty Map

We had a varied crew.  A couple of seasoned locals, two fairly new divers and three recently qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Budding Participants
Budding Participants

I haven’t been out on a night dive for a long lime and I soon remembered how much I do love it.  The underwater world comes alive at night and it gives you a completely different perspective on the dive site.  Sandy bottoms that in the day are empty, in the night are peppered with crabs and shrimps.  In your torch, the jellyfish shimmer and cuttlefish swim past your mask at close quarter.

Blue Swimmer Crab
Blue Swimmer Crab
Blue Swimmer Crabs defending their patch
Blue Swimmer Crabs defending their patch
Eyes in the sand
Eyes in the sand

We also saw quite a few other things including quite a large Stingray that had been hooked by one of the fishermen on the jetty overhead.

Stingray hooked up to line
Stingray hooked up to line

My buddy was kind enough to liberate it and it didn’t hang around after that.  The other things we saw were Frog fish, lots of Starfish, a small Port Jackson Shark and a Rock Fish hiding in the soft corals on one of the pylons.

Frog Fish
Frog Fish

 

Starfish
Starfish

 

Port Jackson Shark
Port Jackson Shark

 

Camouflaged Rock Fish
Camouflaged Rock Fish

I can’t wait to go out again next week.  The current plan is to go out from South Mole (Freemantle)…

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