Lemon Tree Passage

A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett

A few of use in the club decided to pop up and visit Paul 'n Lynn in Lemon Tree Passage to see their new gaff and have a day out on their boat, White Hawk. The weekend started for me slugging it out with the rush hour traffic, I should have known better than to hit the Pacific Highway at 5pm on a Friday! However, when Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny, it was all worth it. We loaded up the dive gear and motored down Nelson Bay (as there was barely a breath of wind) we made good time on the out going tide and were soon out of the heads and approaching Cabbage Tree Island. The SS Oakland is just on the North of the Island and marked with a buoy. As soon as we jumped in you could tell it was going to be a cracking tide the vis as fantastic, and wreck was teaming with life.

After the dive we ducked back inside the heads for a spot of lunch and a swim. The wind had picked up to a respectable 15 knots so we had a beautiful sail back to Lemon Tree Passage, followed by a quick shower and then back to White Hawk for a barby as the sun set.

A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett

On Sunday the weather was still picture perfect so we headed down to Fly Point for a shore dive, again the vis was excellent and site was awash with wildlife, and divers! To wrap the weekend up we went to the excellent Murray's Brewery for lunch before hitting the road.

A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett
A photo from Lemon Tree Passage
Photo by Ben Crossett