what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

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what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby netmystar » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:23 am

what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh
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Re: what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby GoatFish » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:09 pm

Depends on where you dive. If you dive on the reef to the far right (almost directly opposite where the creek flows in) which is between the island and the shore then the best I've had there is about 4-5m.

If you go through the channel (between the large rock island and the reef to the immediate left of the bay) then I've had up to 6-8m - admittedly I've only had that kind of viz once... normally I've had it around 5m... be warned though the viz can get quite bad. Coming back to shore one day my buddy and I were side by side and we couldn't see each other through all the sand and crap.

Outgoing tide is better too....
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Re: what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby aquakiwi » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:52 am

At the moment, two to three meters depending on tide, once years ago we had 15m but that was before a lot of the developement occured between Leigh and Mathersons. Gonna check out Jones this arvo.
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Re: what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby netmystar » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:59 am

thanks guys that's great thinking of checking it out on Sunday afternoon
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Re: what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby Phantom Menace » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:19 pm

Date: Monday 17 October 2011. 09:00 NZ Standard Time. Low tide at 04:10, 116:30 (0.6-3.0m).
Condition: FAIR
Goat Island: Almost clear sky slight NW wind, water ruffled, some swell. Visibilitypoor to fair (2-6m) improving. Temperature 13ºC. You can last 1.5-2 hours in our winter wetsuits. Dirty patch by the beach

This from the Sea Friends website - they post an update most days:

http://www.seafriends.org.nz/fcl/sea.htm
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Re: what the vis like at mathesons bay leigh

Postby somethin fishy » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:23 am

It wa about 6m at Jones on Sunday... Was in the Lake on Saturday, worse viz I have had in there, 2 - 3m before it was stirred up...
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