We’re so glad you’re here.
No doubt, just waiting out the time til you next get in the ocean (either that, or you’re our mothers checking up on us, in which case ‘Hi!’).
Everything on Surface Intervals is from our dive experiences, at the age and experience of the time. So don’t expect hard facts, or take for granted that if we say one place is the best dive spot in the world, it in fact, is.
We may just have been having good day.
Where we’ve been
Poor Knights Islands is a group of islands that sits off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Designated a marine reserve, it’s home to many creatures, large and small. If you’re really lucky, you could encounter a whale shark – as they did the week before we...
In March 2017, after a year's postponement due to stupid broken ankle, we finally got to dive the Rainbow Warrior. Write up coming soon, but for now, here are the few photos we managed to get of the wreck, and from another dive later in the day. Photo gallery here...
You may recall that in June last year Carolyn and I went to Lady Elliot Island for our birthdays. During this trip we went to an evening talk on Manta Rays that was presented by Dr. Fabrice Jayne (aka; Dr Hottie). He told us not only about Mantas, but also about an...
For a long weekend getaway, you really don’t want to be travelling more than 2-3 hours. So from Sydney, Nelson Bay is right in the right spot if diving is on your list of activities. If you hit a good run with traffic (which we did), it’s about 2 1/2 hours north of Sydney – and has the bonus of being slightly warmer than heading south.
Exploring the Ribbon Reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef aboard Taka.
Just 3 days for a dive trip, for a second I contemplated if it was worth lugging my dive gear and the camera equipment all the way to North Stradbroke Island. Pffft, of course it was! Any opportunity to get in the water, especially with the added draw card of Whale...
A lovely weekend out with Yukon Dive – diving the fabulous topography of a New Zealand marine reserve.
A day out on the water off Matauri Bay – diving on the wreck of Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior, and on a local reef of the Cavalli Islands.
New Year 2017’s getaway was to the Pacific Island of Vanuatu.
The bucket list
So we don’t forget the amazing places we’d like to go, even if life distracts us from diving for years