Beautiful in Blue

Of all our gorgeous Southern Australian marine critters there are few as beautiful as our Southern Blue Devil. Timid, elegant, graceful and a dazzlingly iridescent blue, their grumpy expression seems at odds with their vibrant colour. They are a fish that always make me smile when encountered on a dive. Normally a shy and reclusive […]

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Red Light District

It was a churning, swirly night dive under Port Noarlunga Jetty. The seas were breaking over the reef creating confusing eddies. Even my compass seemed to have a mind of its own. The white light from our torches turned the undersea world into a milky haze like swimming through swirling fog. Pretty soon it became […]

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Window on the Aldinga Dropoff

Just an hour’s drive south of Adelaide is a dive location which evokes adventure, mystery, wonder, danger and awe! Arguably the location of Australia’s most famous shark attack survived by Rodney Fox back in 1963 and the subsequent fatality of Jonathon Lee in 1991. I have dived here many times and just a little anxious […]

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Sepia Apama

Far up into South Australia’s Spencer Gulf, in the rocky shallows of Stony Point near Whyalla, is a very special place where once a year, in the depths of winter, our Giant Cuttlefish congregate to mate and renew. The ongoing struggle between fishers demanding their right to catch and the divers, the snorkellers and environmentalists, […]

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