Tag: NSW

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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Kayak Fishing Cowan Creek (Bobbin Head)

Kayak Fishing Cowan Creek (Bobbin Head)

After far too many weeks in lockdown I decided to take advantage of the fact that I was still allowed out on the kayak. Amazingly, I hadn’t used it since moving into our new house, so I was itching to get out there and explore my new local waterway. I loaded my kayak on the …

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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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