The dive conditions at Cook Island have been disappointing of late with very low visibility and cooler than expected temperatures for this time of year. According to our photo log, the last dive we did at Cook Island with reasonable visibility was in September. In the last three trips out to Cook Island, we have:
- aborted the dive after 10 minutes, due to low visibility,
- spent an hour in cooler than expected water temperatures with between 3 and 5 metres visibility, but did find a ‘first’ for Cook Island (photos to follow), and
- decided to not get in the water. Visibility was 2 metres and the water surface temperature was only 20 degrees celsius. (Nice boat trip though, great surface conditions.)
Not to worry, we’re heading to the Great Barrier Reef over Christmas and the New Year. We plan to spend a few days hanging around Cairns and then five days and four nights on the reef. We are looking forward so much to diving in clear, warm water.
This is what we did find when we got in the water
Another ‘first’ for Cook Island. I guess the low visibility concentrates our focus.