This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
At the Safety Stop!!
At the end of a dive we do a safety stop at a depth of 5 metres for 3 -5 minutes to allow the nitrogen that has built up in our bodies to dissipate. There is nothing much to look at during this time as the bottom is usually 30 metres below and out of sight. All there is to look at is blue water all around or the other divers from the boat. It can seem like a very long three minutes!! The middle shot above is of my dive buddy, Carol, and she is carrying a torch and cray loop which are used for catching Crayfish during the open season.