We met up at Gary's place in Currarong on Friday night and for beers 'n pizza (or wine and cheese for the ladies) with some cheese before turning in for the night at a reasonable hour as it was a 7:15 am departure the next day.
Saturday started with a quick breakfast and then the 40 min drive to Dive Jervis Bay. We were on Genesis, the faster, smaller boat, which the 6 of us shared with two other divers and the dive guide. The stiff southerly had the waves breaking on the shore in Huskisson...which didn't boad well for getting out side the heads. After a lot of phaffing (the dive shop was a man down) we pushed away from the dock, only to be hailed by a desperate diver. It was one of the two other divers who we thought was a no-show had been send to the shop's other boat. After more phaffing all his gear was on board and we set off again. With both dolphins and whales it was a pleasant trip across the bay. The tip of Bowen Island was the nearest we were going to get to ocean side, but a fun dive was had by all, with good vis and a fresh 17'C in the water.
Between the dives we pulled up a jetty and boat ramp so those that wanted could use the toilet. After cheese, bread, crackers, rather watery soup and lashing of tea it was once more back into the breech, this time at the nursery. Before you knew it, the 60min run time was up and it was time to head home, getting back to the wharf at around 2pm. Once all the gear was unloaded it was off to 5 Little Pig for a very pig centric late lunch.
After a relaxing afternoon and a well earned beer it was off to the bowling club for a slap up Chinese (the Singapore noodles are a must). On Sunday, the overcast weather as replaced with sunshine and light winds. The morning was spend playing with the inflatable kayak and paddle board while trying, unsuccessfully to find the wreck of the Plutus - which is on the sandy beach in about 5m of water only a short walk from the house.