The strong wind has ceased and changed its direction so the east coast was diveable again. I went to the Leigh area, checked Goat Island first, but the swell was quite unpleasant. I moved to Matheson Bay. The visibility on the beach did not look great, but the sea was calm so I expected it would improve further off shore. It did get better around the island, around 5-7m. On my way to the island I saw a couple of octopus holes in the sand, most of them inhabited. Unfortunately the home owners were not keen to ‘talk’.
As usually (summer is an exception) it was very quiet there, with a few resident leatherjackets hovering around their rocks and spotties playing hide-and-seek among sea weeds. Almost a meditative experience, that peace in the bluish water among waving kelp fronds. A very pleasant dive.
Note: I guess those octopuses get out of their holes to hunt at night … a night dive next time?