Australia

First, a disclaimer: Our Australian diving is almost exclusively East Cost based. Not necessarily because it’s better (indeed, there are places such as Ningaloo that we’re dying to visit), but as is often the way with tourism and Australia, it often ends up far cheaper and easier to visit other countries than go west.

Where we’ve been

Nelson Bay, NSW – October 2014

Nelson Bay, NSW – October 2014

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.

North Stradbroke Island, Australia – July 2014

North Stradbroke Island, Australia – July 2014

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...

Ribbon Reefs & Cod Hole, Australia – August 2014

Ribbon Reefs & Cod Hole, Australia – August 2014

I’ll be on board the amazing Taka dive boat exploring the Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole of the northern Great Barrier Reef in August, hopefully not too late to catch a glimpse of the Minke Whales on their annual migration.

Pro Dive Sydney, Australia

Pro Dive Sydney, Australia

Home sweet home! When you have diving right on your doorstep it is very easy to get complacent.  Likewise when you are lucky enough to get to travel to tropical locations on a regular basis, you sometimes forget to appreciate what is right in front of you. Sydney...

Terrigal: HMAS Adelaide, Australia – September 2013

Terrigal: HMAS Adelaide, Australia – September 2013

There's not really a lot we can say for the HMAS Terrigal. Well, in Twist's words 'It was shit'. But that's biased. Unfortunately, the day we went the waves were bumpy, the sea was churning and terrible vis, and the fishies were hidden away. If you're in Sydney, it's...

Great Barrier Reef

The world’s largest coral reef system comprising of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching 2,600 kilometres along the Queensland coast in an area of 344,400 square kilometres the Great Barrier Reef is a little large to have under one listing, so we’re...

Neptune Islands, Australia – November 2012

Sharks make me happy. They are the most beautiful, fascinating, graceful fish in the ocean and I am completely and utterly obsessed. This obsession was created by your regular reef, grey nurse, port jackson and wobbegong sharks so the thought of getting to dive with...

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Rainbow Warrior – March 2017

Rainbow Warrior – March 2017

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.