Looking at the map, a westerly means shelter on the western side of the bay ... anything interesting as a shore dive? Hell yes!
We decided to take a quizz at the wreck of the Ozone, a paddle steamer sunk as a breakwater just off St Leonards. It's in about 3m, has stuff visable above the surface, and there's another wreck just next to it. Not a bad little way to spend an afternoon ...
It's also a very easy shore dive, at this time of year there was no-one there, and we parked right next to the beach, which was grassy, so not too much sand to contend with afterwards, and there was taps to rinse gear with!
We spent 64 minutes exploring the wrecks, and had a bit of a swim out too see if there was anything interesting further out, taking our max depth to 4.3m.
Saw a few rays, and lots of puffer & toadfish, and a butterfish amongst the old bits of metal. Quite an interesting dive, I think it would be a great night dive.
|Dive No.||10||Location||Ozone Wreck|
|Date||8th May 1999||Time||18:30|
|Type||shore dive (Wreck)||Bottom time to date||6:03||Time this dive||0:54|
|Pressure Group||-||Pressure Group||-|
|Air in (bar)||190||Air out (bar)||50|
|Air temp (C)||15||Water Temp (C)||14|
|Visibility (m)||2-4||Buddy||Neil Walker|