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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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    "Port Jackson sharks are found in large numbers in late Winter at The Split"
    Fishermens Island South East Wall
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Fishermen's South East Wall The capital city of Papua New Guinea is Port Moresby, a lively city that sits on the waters of Port Moresby Harbour. The harbour is protected from the open sea by a barrier reef that extends right along the coastline of Port Moresby and the land to the west and east. South-west of the city is an island called Dango (Fishermen's) Island and outside this, a reef called Sinavi Reef. This reef makes up the western barrier to the harbour and is also the western side of the main entrance to the harbour, Basilisk Passage.

    To get to this site, you travel south from Port Moresby Harbour and out the main passage past the port channel marker and other dive sites like Shark Inn, Sinavi Bommie but not as far as Christmas Tree Reef. The reef here runs south-west to north-east. The top is quite shallow, only three metres deep.

    From the anchor, you swim south and drop over a wall to 15 metres and then there is a steep slope to 50 plus metres. The slope has lots of small coral heads and there are numerous gorgonias, sea whips and sponges on the wall and heads. There are also huge numbers of featherstars all over the place. We did a did a bit of exploring to about 30 metres and then worked our way back up to the wall.

    The fishlife was not overly prolific but I saw lots of small trevally, damsels, bannerfish (different species) and one epulet shark. A nice dive. Visibility was 15 metres and the water temperature 26.0°C.

    Dive Operators:

    The dive operation in Port Moresby does not dive this site as they have their boat based south at Bootless Bay. The only way you can dive the plane is with the Port Moresby Sub Aqua Club (contact President Mark Palmer) who would be more than happy to take you out diving if you are visiting Port Moresby.

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