Category: Australia

Freediving at Shelly Beach

Freediving at Shelly Beach

On Saturday morning I headed down to Shelly Beach to take a mate freediving. Generally I scuba Shelly Beach, so I’m always excited to get into the water without a tank and experience the bay in a different way. And it different certainly is! You can stay in the water for as long as you …

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Blue-ringed Octopus at Clifton Gardens

Blue-ringed Octopus at Clifton Gardens

Saturday morning got off to an early start as I headed down to Clifton Gardens to lead one of Frog Dive’s shore dives. It was a beautiful morning, with an orange glow coming off the sun, not a cloud in the sky, and absolutely no wind to speak of. The sea was dead flat, and …

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Diving With Dolphins at the Monument

Diving With Dolphins at the Monument

Every so often something magical happens on a dive that lodges it into your memory forever. This was one of those dives. It started on less positive notes, as a friend was leaving Sydney, so the dive was planned as a farewell of sorts. Visibility had also been amazing all week, but due to large …

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Guiding at Shelly Beach

Guiding at Shelly Beach

I arrived at Shelly beach just as the sun started to creep up over the horizon. Despite the lack of cloud cover, the sky above the Pacific Ocean was painted a mesmerising combination of reds, oranges, and blues, which was well worth the few moments I spent admiring it. There was a chilly breeze blowing …

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Bonito off the Kayak in Sydney Harbour

Bonito off the Kayak in Sydney Harbour

After months of diving, focused primarily on my divemaster training as well as gaining experience teaching and guiding, I decided that it was time to get back onto my kayak with a fishing rod. The plan, a calamari catch and cook. This meant the usual early morning start. I even managed to beat the sun …

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Guiding at Blue Fish Point and Chapel Steps

Guiding at Blue Fish Point and Chapel Steps

On a crisp Saturday morning, I headed down to the Mosman Rowing Club to guide a double boat dive for Frog Dive. We launched at the usual 8am, and headed straight for North Head, where we planned to dive Blue Fish Point. After the safety briefing, we chatted away for the short 15 minute boat …

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Exploring Fairlight

Exploring Fairlight

Not every day goes according to plan…but generally it all works out in the end… Early on Sunday morning, Sharon and I snuck off for a quick dive at Fairlight. It’s not the most popular dive site in Sydney, but it’s definitely worth a visit every now and then. Our day got off to a …

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A Blooming Good Adventure at Shelly Beach

A Blooming Good Adventure at Shelly Beach

This weekend I had the pleasure of taking a few out of town workmates for a quick dive at Shelly Beach. Sharon also got to join thanks to granny having finally arrived from South Africa, meaning we now have a free babysitting service. Sharon and I picked up my colleagues from the ferry terminal bright …

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A Hard Cinema to Beat – Westpac Openair Sydney

A Hard Cinema to Beat – Westpac Openair Sydney

Sharon and I suck at planning…sadly. Thankfully, we have an amazing family who gifted us tickets to a movie at the Sydney’s open air cinema. We arrived at 6pm, after a slow stroll through the Botanic Gardens, and enjoyed a few drinks as we watched the sun set behind the Sydney Opera House and Harbour …

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A Dive Duathlon

A Dive Duathlon

After Mike’s first dive at Clifton Gardens he was itching to get back into the water. And so, early on Sunday morning,I picked him up at the Manly Ferry terminal and we headed down to Shelly Beach. Much to our dismay, they were setting up for some form of event, and we were unable to …

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