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#21 tankado

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 08:34 PM

Cal

Those are truly awesome shots! I can't wait to visit you ....

Cheers
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Posted 03 July 2008 - 12:55 AM

Thanks Jeff,

Can't wait to see you (and Alex) freeze your butts off in our 11 degree water!

Once again, I really appreciate the comments Wetpixalators

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 01:59 AM

Australians showing off to Brits about how cold it is there! Whatever next, English claiming to be better at cricket?! :P

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:29 AM

Australians showing off to Brits about how cold it is there! Whatever next, English claiming to be better at cricket?! :)

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Alex, do you want to borrow my heated waistband so you don't end up eating your words??!! :lol:

I had a positively toasty dive on Swanage Pier the other week at 18 deg!! :P

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 03:44 AM

It is used here in under-graduate lectures, although we tend to use it for crustaceans carrying eggs (we don't have sea dragons down this way).

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#26 Cal

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 07:10 PM

"Australians showing off to Brits about how cold it is there! Whatever next, English claiming to be better at cricket?!"

- you got me there!

-Rephrase -

Can't wait to see tankado freeze his butts off in our 11 degree water!


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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:15 PM

Great shots and I appreciate all the tips as well.

No dry suit diving for me, I'll stick to the bone chilling 76F temps here in Hawaii!

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:01 PM

Cal great shots of the leafy. Iconic species. I have been planning a trip from Melb to SA to go find one of these guys myself. Keep gettign stuck in Warnambool and Port Fairy though. Its such a long drive! Are you based in Victoria? We should meet up some time!

Oh and Alex - glad to hear that you are planning a trip to Victoria and Tassie. Be very interested in meeting up with you too when you make the journey.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:01 AM

Yo,

Thanks Shark and Steve!

Yeah I'm in Victoria, the place to be!

What about you?

If your around here we should defiantly head out for a day on the bay!
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:46 PM

If you left your trip until December, you would catch the early males in 'berry'...

Bruce, thanks for the tip - but this trip I'll be happy just to see them :lol:

"I'm headed to Edithburg in August to try what you've just done so well "

Wow! That means alot to me. Thanks. you just made my night!


They are great Cal. Have you more to show anywhere?

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Posted 15 July 2008 - 05:56 PM

"Australians showing off to Brits about how cold it is there! Whatever next, English claiming to be better at cricket?!"

- you got me there!

-Rephrase -

Can't wait to see tankado freeze his butts off in our 11 degree water!
Cal!


Hold on 11°C ??? :D :P :D

Hopefully my 5mm will provide enough protection. If not I'll have to snuggle up to you Cal. hahahhaha

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:36 AM

5mm semi dry and you might last more then 60 mins. Try a 2-3 dives a day in a wet suit and you'll be suffering pretty badly!

Its going to be quite a shock but it'll be worth it!

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:46 AM

5mm semi dry and you might last more then 60 mins. Try a 2-3 dives a day in a wet suit and you'll be suffering pretty badly!

Its going to be quite a shock but it'll be worth it!

Cal


I have to agree with Cal.
I used to change wetsuits between dives so that I always started out dry.
But once you're cold and your core temp is down, there is nuttin' that's bringing it back up in a hurry.
If Cal was a decent host, he would lend you his drysuit... :D

Bruce...

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 06:50 AM

haha but even my dry suit leaks !

I wear two layers of thermals under my semi dry if i use it in winter.

Gotta love cold water diving

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:24 AM

Cal

I am sorry for my ignorance but is there a time of year in which the water temp is around 20°C or higher?

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 11:26 PM

haha don't apologize!

around November -December.

Bruce might know more

Dont be scared off though. You can still dive in a wetsuit, it'll just be cold

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 02:31 AM

what a great photos!, 1 and 5 are (in my opinion) the best :)
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:56 PM

Great shots. i did the Kangaroo Island thing once. Really liked the Seadragons. Even better than the White Sharks. Interesting to see that Kangaroo Island diving is not considered the best around.

I thought flying from California was a long trip. I would love to try that road trip. One side note is that the dive operators said that we California divers handled the cold water better than did most of their Australian clients. Of course we all brought dry suits. If we dive those temperatures in CA with a wet suit we usually have at least 13 mm of material in at least two or three layers. We were there in April I believe.
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 03:17 AM

I'm very impressed! Great! :)

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:45 AM

"I thought flying from California was a long trip" - you win!!! thats a huge effort....

"Interesting to see that Kangaroo Island diving is not considered the best around." - what makes you say that? Its meant to be great its just that we thought we'd have a better chance of leafies at wool bay.

"One side note is that the dive operators said that we California divers handled the cold water better than did most of their Australian clients."

Yeah fair call, I can imagine that. What temp does it get to there?

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