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On Saturday the 10th of June 2017, a group of divers headed by boat to various dive sites on the shores of Magnetic Island. We didn’t expect the weather to be quite so chilly, with 21 degrees in the water, and a similarly balmy temperature above it! We dived on the wreck of the Moltke and Platypus, had lunch at the Marlin Bar, and motored back to the Nelly Bay boat ramp at a leisurely pace checking out some potential dive sites on the way. We didn’t find the allusive treasure chest off the bow of the Moltke, but we did film a damsel fish picking a fight with a good size coral trout!
Hi folks, if you fancy a fun and relaxing day dive trip around Magnetic Island on Saturday 18th March, then keep reading. If you would like to get in the water, test your gear out, and hone your diving in the beautiful surrounds of Maggie Island, then come and join us. I’m planning on taking a car over, and hiring a 6m barge from Get-around-island Charters in Nelly Bay. Several spots are on the list to visit, and after seeing the fish currently living on the wreck of the Moltke, I reckon Geoffrey Bay is very much worth a look. I’m also keen to find the wreck of the Platypus in between Arthur and Florence Bays, as well as the Picnic Bay jetty, (provided we can avoid getting ourselves caught on a line and ending up on someone’s dinner menu!) We also have trips on the horizon further afield than Maggie, so if you haven’t been in the water for a while, this is a good opportunity to blow out the cobwebs and get your Diver Dan on before we launch into more challenging dives later in the financial year.