A dive at one of South Australia’s best scuba diving locations, the Yorke Peninsula!
Ron and I decided to take a couple of days off and explore and dive the Yorke Peninsula, one of our favourite dive and holiday locations.
We normally stay in Edithburgh, but we wanted to try something new and stayed in a nice little cottage in Wallaroo. With the weather being great on the 28th we went on a couple of walks, checked out the Port Hughes Jetty and decided we would go for one or two dives there.
While we enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Moonta Bay Hotel the weather was already blowing up a bit, and sure enough during the night I woke up from some storms passing by our house.
In the morning it turned out there had been a weather warning, but the weather did calm down a bit and we went out to check out the jetty. It was very grey and a bit choppy but since this was our only chance during our trip here to go on a dive and it still looked safe enough to go in, we decided to change into our dive gear!
Hopping in from the easy jetty stairs, we immediately discovered visibility wasn’t great, which would have been the result from the stormy weather. Even though the vis wasn’t great we had a nice dive and looked for the smaller things. We discovered a huge number of nudibranchs and found a couple of playful crabs. The decorator crabs always make me smile; they look so funny with those different disguises they snatch from the pylons or ocean floor! We had a fun dive, but are looking forward to enjoying another dive here when the weather is a bit better!