Monday, April 23, 2007

Scuba in Lobster Bay

I went scuba diving in Lobster bay, at 2:30p.m. Somehow my Zeta free-flowed, and I used the other reg set without a computer. Raymond took me to lobster bay, where I decided to jump into the right bay, near the BBQ area. My first time here.
The spot requires a 100m walk, no big deal. It is a bit hard to get into, as there are large rocks. it helps if the tide is high.
The small bay is most excellent, rather flat, but full of rocks. There are tons of corals, larger and more diverse than at my usual spot. Also, there was significantly more fish.
Temperature and visibility were most excellent. After one hour in the water, I was still toasty warm, even though I only wore 3mm. Inside the small bay, visibility must have been 12 meters, easily. The best I have seen in HK. Outside the bay, temperature dropped slightly, and there were large flakes, bringing visibility down to around 7 meters. I did not explore the sandy patches in the open water.

I was actually quite amazed that this spot was soo much better than the other, especially since they are only 150m apart. Also there are no other scuba divers. The other spot can be a bit full on weekends. From now on, I will explore this spot more.