A great dive a couple of weeks ago on the wreck of the 'Lena'. The Lena was a Russian fishing boat that was found to be fishing illegally in Australian waters in 2002 and was pursued almost to South Africa before it was apprehended and returned to Western Australia. The captain was found guilty in court and fined and his ship was confiscated. The ship was obtained and cleaned out then sunk as a dive wreck off the coast near Bunbury in the SW of Western Australia. It is around 55 metres long and lies around 20 metres deep not far off the coast. I was lucky enough to be allowed to do two one hour solo dives along side a group of 10 other divers.
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Thursday, 4 July 2019
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
The Gemini Wreck is a purpose sunk diving wreck 9 kilotmeres off the coast north west of Mindarie in Western Australia. It lies upside down, 32 metres deep on a sandy bottom and was sunk in 1993 by local diving enthusiasts.
Soft corals on the top side of the wreck
Fairly uncommon this far south.
Happy diver on the safety stop!
Clear conditions on the safety stop.