Category: Adventure

Half of my Advanced Open Water

Half of my Advanced Open Water

Despite being new to diving, I was itching to get back into the water to do my Advanced Open Water certification. Why? Well, predominantly to open up a wide variety of exciting new dive sites, especially for our Great Keppel Island holiday in July (fingers crossed it doesn’t get cancelled due to Covid). I spent …

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Exploring Sydney Harbour on Kayaks

Exploring Sydney Harbour on Kayaks

With the state borders finally open, Kerry quickly booked a flight and headed to Sydney for a well overdue family weekend. Besides eating and drinking far too much, and catching up with family at the beach, we also planned a kayaking trip on Sydney Harbour. We opted to explore some of Sydney’s hidden, harbour beaches, …

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Diving Fairlight

Diving Fairlight

After missing out on the dives in Port Stephens, Sharon was itching to get back under the water. So when we got back to Sydney, we jumped straight onto the Frog Dive website and signed up for one of their free shore dives. They were fully booked for all of January (thanks mainly to the …

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Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

What’s the best things to do after getting PADI Open Water Diver certified? Jumping into the ocean with a bunch of sharks of course! Having had our Christmas trip to Brisbane foiled by Covid enforced border closures, we managed to find a single campsite in Port Stephens and quickly made a booking. Our mates then …

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Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

My life has always include the ocean. Growing up, our family holidays were spent surfing, snorkelling, and fishing at Cape St. Francis (South Africa). And when we weren’t holidaying there, we were often rock fishing in the Transkei. I have many a fond memory of free-diving for abalone with my father in the cool Atlantic …

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A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

Our exploration of NSW continued with a 4 day visit to Koala Shores, which is beautifully located on the shoreline of Tilligerry Creek in Port Stephens. We chose Koala Shores for two main reasons: firstly, it promised good fishing opportunities (specifically around the oyster farms); and secondly, it’s known to have a small population of …

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Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

My wife and I are getting into the nasty habit of taking sneaky Fridays off, and then using them to do a little mountain biking, followed by pizza and beer at our new favourite venue, the Buena. This time we headed south, to the Royal National Park where we opted for a more relaxed, scenic …

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