Kelp Beds Reef – Sunday 21st April 2013

Divers: Mike, Peter & Mark

Kelp Beds Reef is a perfect example of a dive site not having to be deep to good, I think this is one of the most underrated site in the bay. The maximum depth we get is 18metres, but there is plenty to see & don’t even have to swim about to see it. We dropped down next to the shot line and until the current came on we would not have moved more than 10 metres, once the tide turns we shot our SMBs & just gently drifted along in the current. Of course Kelp Beds Reef originally got its name from the Giant Kelp forest that once grew there, once a pone a time it was the kelp that we used to judge slack water, the strong currents would pull the kelp under water, but as the strength of the tide dropped the kelp would rise to the surface, indicating the current was dropping.

Mark