Scuba Diving With Q – The Kayak Dive That Was! #ScubaDive #ScubaDiving

Scuba Diving With Q – The Kayak Dive That Was! #ScubaDive #ScubaDiving


Hey people of the interwebs Q back with
another scuba diving adventure. It’s 7:15 and the temperature has
dropped down to 6 degrees overnight, apparently it’s going to be up to 18
degrees when the sun gets high in the sky a little later today, but of course being
20 degrees in the water means it’s actually going to be warmer in the water
than it is outside the water. Fascinating stuff. Now then, the kayak is still on top
of the car, we are hoping to get out and do a kayak dive today, so we’ll head down to the dive shop and see what transpires. And after the fantastic visibility of
yesterday, there could be droves of people at the dive shop going yes I want some of that, let’s get in the water. So let’s head down there and find out what happens. Still got that westerly wind and
conditions looking pretty much the same as they were yesterday. Hopefully the visibility is going to be
just as good. With a gentle westerly winds at our backs and certainly no
waves to speak of, the trip out to the dive spot was very very easy indeed. Once there, my scuba buddy dropped
down his anchor and found some good things to latch onto and I tethered my
kayak to his. The cloud cover was certainly not giving us any opportunity
to see what the water was like, so we threw our gear overboard, tethered to the
kayak of course, and then dropped down the anchor line to see what awaited us. First thing I noticed was the conditions were very different from the day before.
The 15 meters visibility we had, had disappeared. I think we were down to around about
five metres of visibility and there was a lot of surge as well. We dropped into 6.3 meters and the water temperature was 20 degrees Celsius. First thing we do when we do a kayak dive is to check the anchor, make sure it’s
secured. Because we want those kayaks to be right where we left them when we
finish the dive. And straight away along comes our
friendly fishy patrol, the goat fish, They love to follow us around. There were
quite a few shoals of other fish in the area. I’m not too sure of what species these
are and as you can see as I look into the distance the visibility was nothing compared to
the day before. I would say probably five or six meters at a push. The surge was crazy, which was probably
one of the things that contributed to the dropping visibility. It’s quite amazing how things can change
so much in just a short 24 hour period. My dive buddy as always had his camera with him, he was determined to get some photos of something. There were a lot of sea stars on this
dive and most of them seem to be hanging on for grim life in the surge. The
beautiful painted crays, this one was in a great position with the light being
able to show off his fantastic colors. Very difficult to stay focused on the
subject with the surge the way was. As we navigated our way back to where we thought we’d left the anchor we were a bit concerned, so my dive buddy went up top to have a look where the boats were and they were literally
straight over our head. After 40 minutes our time was up, we called it a bit short, not because we were out of air, but because we’re actually getting a little bit cold. I’m in a 7mm wetsuit and at the
end of that 40 minutes I was starting to feel it. With kayak diving, once you get back to your kayak, first thing you’ve got to do is tether off your BCD. Then take your weight pouches or weight
belt off and secure that inside the kayak. And then whichever side you’ve got
your BCD on you go to the other side of the kayak and get in from that side.
Because the weight of the BC and the tank will counterbalance you and stop
the kayak from tipping over. Then of course once you’re in, take your fins off, take your mask off,
and pull your BC and tank in and secure them down. Paddle back to the beach and then it’s
just a question of taking everything off and putting everything away in the car. If you’ve enjoyed today’s scuba diving
adventure with Q, please leave a like and subscribe and of course if you’ve got any
questions, please leave them down below and as soon as I see them I’ll answer them.

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