Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Postby bedlam » March 23rd 2013, 10:09pm

Diving under the grain terminal jetty near Kwinana in West Oz. Visibility was 6m (crap) but there are tons and tons of tiny orange sea slugs (nudibranchs). They are adorable little tykes and a favourite of lots of divers. There was a crab v octopus event which the crab regrets, some cuttlefish and tons of sponge garden. Nice dive in 21c water and very little current but a little surge (underwater waves pushing you back and forth).

I took the Orient Ray. Its a solid little watch with a very classy bezel. In fact I'd claim it to be the best bezel around in the lower end price range. The dial readability is very good. The hands are easy to see and a good length. The screw-down crown is serviceable but a little gritty. It also has that spare time knob (which changes the day), extra time knobs of course are always a good thing! I have it on the same 22mm Orient dive strap used with the OS300. The Ray was comfortable on the wrist and a perfect case size at 42mm. I actually think the Ray is a good update of the venerable Mako design and one of the best automatic beaters around. Its also an excellent real world dive watch for not much coin.

Some pics...

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Strange spidery looking crab? Not sure.
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What the crab's view looks like...
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Cuttlefish
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Not the prettiest guy :-)
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Little Nudibranch having his picture taken by my buddy...
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Love the sponge gardens...
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Cheers.
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Re: Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Postby Tzimisces » March 24th 2013, 8:40am

I love these posts of yours. Keep 'em coming, please.

The Ray looks like it has the Mako bezel. On the original Mako the second hand isn't lumed, but it looks like the Ray's is.
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Re: Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Postby bedlam » March 24th 2013, 2:42pm

Thanks :-)

Yes, the second hand is lumed and there are only indices on the dial. There is a different handset and the the bezel is a bit different too, but the movement and case are the same.

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Re: Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Postby Kahuna74 » March 24th 2013, 2:48pm

I too love these posts bedlam. As always awesome photos.
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Re: Sunday Dive: 24-03-2013 - Kwinana - Orient Ray

Postby wottime » March 24th 2013, 4:49pm

Very cool. Love the watch and the pics are fantastic. Thanks for posting.
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