Latest Dive ReviewsJul 21, 2012 - Isle de Phoque
"Today was a day many of us were waiting for. Isle de Phoque was on the “to do list”, and we were all very excited, anticipating about being in the water playing with seals.
Our day started with first melting the ice over the club car parked at Sorell, then we made our way to the boat ramp at the end of Saltworks Road. Was such a beautiful drive though slippery at parts. Boat was launched and the water was nice and flat. A few little idiosyncracies with the boat fuel line, but we made it to the islands in good time.
The first dive was made by Andrew Burt, Andrew Greenhill, Mick Schofield and myself. We went through the underwater cavern, single tank diver being paired up to one person with side-mounts. It was like being in a washing machine. A wish and wash later, we made it through. On the way back , we met a seal swimming in a hurry through the caver n spaces, coming directly towards us.
Liz Gillian and Richard Mason then went right after we surfaced. For the last dive, we basically spent most of the time interacting with the fur seals. It was truly a memorable experience.
Returning to mainland Tassie was uneventful. The water was still flat and beautiful. We headed back west, chasing after the setting sun. It was a really nice day for all. And the perfect conditions to enjoy Isle de Phoque."
By Ren Lim
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