Rip Bank & Canberra – Sunday 21st May 2017

Divers: Manual, Cecilie, Yvonne, Renee, Jeff, Josh & Mark

An early start gave us the good conditions once again, we steamed out to Rip Bank with the sun rising at our backs. The water temperature was 15 degrees and the viz 20 metres as we swam out over the wall and started our descent down to our agreed depth of 26 metres. This is an amazing dive with all sorts of ledges and over hangs. Some of us were even lucky enough to see the seal that swam past us. Just as the current comes on we start our ascent, drifting gently along the top of the wall doing our safety stop. Our second dive of the day was the Canberra, we were able to swim from the foredeck  to the stern and started our way back to the ascent line ascending slowly. The Canberra was scuttled in 2009 and has plenty of growth on it make the dive interesting, but also, it still has enough of the fittings and fixtures that tells the story of it being a ship. This is a great dive for divers of all levels as it caters for all interests.