Fremantle's Bermuda Triangle of Dive Gear
Wednesday 6 September 2023
Wednesday night saw us return to what I call Perth’s Bermuda Triangle for dive gear. For those of you who aren’t old enough to remember the Bermuda Triangle was an area that was reported to make planes and boats disappear without a trace. In some instances they showed up years later. It was just one of the worlds unexplained things that doesn’t seem to be talked about these days.
Port Beach in Fremantle seems to have the same effect on dive gear. Although the go to place to find some awesome undersea critters like Weedie Sea dragons and PJ sharks I have seen more dive gear lost here than anywhere else. Getting out past the shore break can be challenging at times and many a diver has fallen victim, losing fins, masks and an assortment of other gear.
Wednesday was a great night with a smallish shore break but still a little challenging to get past. No gear was lost and although visibility wasn’t as good as we have seen there in the past, our divers saw a great range of old favourites. Seadragons, Port Jacksons, Squid and the ever popular Western Smooth Boxfish. There was even a ray or two.
There have been some pictures posted on the Manta Club Facebook page. Are you a member of the Perth Scuba Manta Club page? If not, do a search and find us. It is where all the cool club stuff happens. We have giveaways and all the up to date goss on what is happening around Perth.
Don’t forget we have club dives every Sunday, meet at Perth Scuba at 9 am and the Wednesday night dives for the adventurous among us. The weather is getting better so things are starting to get exciting again.