From Small Things Great Things Come

I had spent more than five hours under that sparkling rippled surface that most Edithburgh visitors never get to see beneath. I had searched all around and out beyond the jetty, northward up to to the swimming pool and all over the sea grass beds searching in vain for a leafy seadragon. The diving was […]

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The Dragon Is In The Detail

I used to to take great delight in finding a leafy seadragon for other divers, then watching, waiting and counting how long it took them to separate creature from its environment. Here in the sea grass you would think that they would be easy to spot compared to the yellow or brown algae. Actually I […]

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Roctopussy

It’s 11:00pm and most of the sleepy seaside town of Edithburgh has retired for the evening. Meanwhile I make some final adjustments to my new manual focus gear and then head down to the jetty. It was only going to be a short dive with a tiny eight litre scuba cylinder. One and a half […]

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Bedtime Lair

Here amid the myriad of small cave structures of Noarlunga Reef sleeps another of ‘Porties’ local resident species, a Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. While doing some camera tests on the weekend I found myself peering into all the dark places I could find attempting to capture images without strobe lighting. Caves, nooks and ledges […]

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