Underwater Cleanup at Clifton Gardens

Underwater Cleanup at Clifton Gardens

One of the things I’ve learned (or finally got to witness) as a diver is that a large percentage of our waste ends up in our oceans, which damages both the fauna and flora. However, despite how large this problem is, even the smallest of gestures can help. If not us, then who? So on …

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A Sneaky Dive at Shelly Beach

A Sneaky Dive at Shelly Beach

With Kerry out from Perth, what else would we do other than go for a sneaky dive. The initial plan was to dive with Kerry, but sadly she wasn’t able to do her refresher in time so Sharon stepped in to fill her shoes (fins). We packed up the family early on Sunday morning and …

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A Mini SUP Adventure

A Mini SUP Adventure

In March Emma was spoiled with a SUP for her 9th birthday. Sadly, with all the rain, she hadn’t been able to get it onto the water. So as the skies cleared, and with aunty Kerry being in Sydney, we headed to Bobbin Head to finally get it wet. Despite the sunny skies, it was …

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An Adventure at BlueFish Point and Rock Fall (Including a Wobbegong Attack)

An Adventure at BlueFish Point and Rock Fall (Including a Wobbegong Attack)

I’ve done a lot of dives of late, but this was perhaps one of the more memorable ones, and for all the wrong reasons. After finally securing a babysitter, Sharon and I booked ourselves a double boat dive. We were slightly apprehensive since a fatal, white shark attack had taken place only 3 days prior, …

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Kayak Fishing Cowan Creek…Again…

Kayak Fishing Cowan Creek…Again…

Somehow December was all about the diving, and I didn’t manage to get in any fishing while on leave. Hell-bent on righting this wrong, I loaded my kayak onto the roof and headed down to Cowan Creek. To be honest, my expectations weren’t high; I’d visited Bobbin Head the week before to fly my drone …

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Diving The Monument, Kurnell

Diving The Monument, Kurnell

While Nick and his family were in Sydney, we were constantly on the lookout for family friendly dive sites. As such we headed down to Kurnell, and dived at the Monument. The site is situated on the on the southern headland of the Botany Bay National Park. Entry into the water is close to the …

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December Diving at Clifton Gardens

December Diving at Clifton Gardens

December was a dive heavy month for us. Nick (and family) travelled down from Brisbane, which meant a week of near daily diving as we explored Sydney’s plethora of shore based dive sites. And as with many Sydney divers, their journey began at Clifton Gardens. Nick and I made a last minute decision to do …

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Exploring Shelly Beach (Under and on Top of the Water)

Exploring Shelly Beach (Under and on Top of the Water)

Shelly Beach is one of Sydney’s most well known, shore-based, scuba and snorkelling sites. It’s located in Manly, and lies within the Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, home to over 160 species of fish (so there’s plenty to enjoy). The site is perfect for beginners, and is sheltered from most weather conditions as it’s a …

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Doing my PADI Rescue Diver Course

Doing my PADI Rescue Diver Course

There’s no doubt about it, diving comes with a few inherent risks. And while it’s safety record is great, and it’s standards are high, your safety is ultimately your own responsibility. And if you can extend that responsibility to also include others, amazing! With that in mind, I signed up to do a Rescue Diver …

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A Spooky Halloween Night Dive at Clifton Gardens

A Spooky Halloween Night Dive at Clifton Gardens

Having never done a night dive, Halloween seemed like a great excuse to get into the water under the cloak of darkness. I met the Frog Dive crew at Clifton Gardens where we enjoyed a few tasty treats and did a little pumpkin carving. It’s an amazing group, and I’d highly recommend joining a few …

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