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Below is a list of links to the main pages about my yacht, Catlypso and My Yachting Adventures:
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    Current Kareela Weather
    A summary of the current weather conditions at my 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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    "Barrens Hut has large numbers of bastard trumpeters"
    The Whorehouse - The Labryinth
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - The "Whorehouse" My imagination did not fail me at this Jervis Bay dive site, this site really does match its name. Located just to the north of Point Perpendicular and just south of The Arch, the site consists of an enormous flattish rock which rests on a number of "columns" creating a dozen or more entrances and a huge open room and central pillar. The more descriptive name is very appropriate (so I am told!), as it looks like doors are leading off a main room.

    To locate this spot, to 35° 05' 15"S 150° 48' 56"E (using AUS66 as datum - see my GPS Page for more details) which is only 30 metres or so off the point to the south of The Arch. Before you run in to the west towards the main cliff (be about 50 metres off the point), look to the north-west and you will see at the top of the cliff about a kilometre away, a feature that looks like a Red Indian's face. Run in till this face just disappears behind the closest point and anchor. This should put you over The Whorehouse.

    As you descend you will see some huge boulders. The highest one is just to the north of The Whorehouse. Go towards this area and you should see one of the many entrances. After entering one, you can swim around inside (a sort of U-shaped cavern) and can exit out any one of the many exits. It is quite an eerie dive in the right light conditions, with sun steaming into some of the entrances at certain times.

    There can be prolific fishlife in the cavern area, sweep, pike, yellowtail as well as many species of leatherjackets. It is one of the better dives you will ever do. There is also good fishlife around the Whorehouse.

    It is an easy swim to the cliff face from this site and the last part of your dive can be spent in the shallower water where there are more swim-throughs and overhangs.

    The depth of The Whorehouse dive site goes from 20 metres down to 26 metres and even shallower if you go to the cliff face.

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