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Dec 2

December 2, 2015

Rapid Bay Caves Expeditions

Two friends and I visited the large cave at Rapid Bay one day when we couldn’t (wouldn’t) dive at Second Valley due to less than ideal conditions there. We drove on to Rapid Bay and went deep into the cave, with just one torch between us. We took the obligatory photos for Facebook: – (Taken by Felicia Lee) (Taken by... Read more

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Jul 17

July 17, 2015

Second Valley update

Spearfishing There is a spearfishing restriction at “Second Valley Bay”. It has been in place for over 23 years now. The restriction is listed in the “South Australian Recreational Fishing Guide” under “General Fishing Information/Fish Spear/Hand Spear/Powerheads”. It is also listed at http://pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/fishing_gear/permitted_devices . Signage at Second Valley in 2009 (Taken by Steve Reynolds) As I wrote in my blog... Read more

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Dec 21

December 21, 2014

The Swimming Anemone, Phylctenactis tuberculosa

The swimming anemone, Phylctenactis tuberculosa, may vary in colour from the usual dull orange-brown to olive, to red-brown, to orange, pale pink and light to dark grey-blue, and often combinations of these colours (according to “A field guide to the marine invertebrates of South Australia” by Karen Gowlett-Holmes). I took this photo of a swimming anemone at Port Victoria in... Read more

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Nov 6

November 6, 2014

Catsharks and Blind Sharks

Allan Horsfall found a small shark during our dive together at Second Valley on 6th September 2014. We had entered the water in the second bay to the left of the jetty. I was ahead of Allan as I proceeded to head out along the rocky headland there. When I looked back to check on Allan’s progress, he was calling... Read more

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Jun 30

June 30, 1997

Weedy Seadragon MLSSA

Second Valley MLSSA Club Dive, 20th April, 1997

The destination for the monthly MLSSA club dive was Second Valley. Unfortunately, only Jonathon and I could go for a dive on this particular day (20th April), but it turned out to be a rewarding dive in very nice weather. Jonathon had heard that the diving out from the north end of the beach was meant to be good, so... Read more

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