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    Current Kareela Weather
    A summary of the current weather conditions at our house at Kareela, Sydney, is below. Click here for more Detailed Diving Weather and Conditions. Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station


    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

     
    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

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    East North Bommie
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - East North Bommie The South Coast town of Ulladulla is located about 200 kilometres south of Sydney. It is about a two and a half to three hour drive to Ulladulla (depending on the traffic). At times like Easter, then the drive can take up to four hours.

    There are some very good dive sites at Ulladulla. A lot of them are very close to the small harbour, places like Home Bommie and Lighthouse Wall. Another close spot is East North Bommie. This is located just under two kilometres from the wharf. The site is 35° 20' 56"S 150° 29' 28"E. Note that like all the GPS Marks on my Web Site, the datum used is AUS66. If you use any other datum, you should read my GPS Web Site as you may end up over 200 metres off the site.

    This site is a reef that runs north-south. It is not a wall as such, although there are some sections where there is a shear wall. Anchor anywhere on the top of the reef (20 metres). One under the water, go to the east and drop over to the bottom. The depth of the sand is about 25 to 26 metres. Along the edge of the sand, there are some small boulders. Along here you should see some sea dragons. Follow it to the north and the edge winds in and out, but keeps basically to the north. After a while you will see larger boulders or parts of the wall and there are some small overhangs in spots. After 12 minutes or so, turn around and follow the main section of the reef back to the south. There are some small cracks off to the right. These are home to things like eastern blue devilfish, moray eels and nannygais.

    This dive has some of the most beautiful sponges you will see anywhere. There are also sea squirts, gorgonias, lace corals and other fixed life everywhere. Excellent.

    This is a very good dive site, and I can only recommend the diving at Ulladulla as being worth the effort. I have used the services of Ulladulla Divers Suppliers and can also recommend them as being very good and great value.

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