It Never Rains Underwater

It’s funny how I react to the rain when dressed top to toe in a neoprene wet suit. An umbrella makes it seem like there is no rain at all. A raincoat creates a cozy cocoon around dry clothes within. To not leave the house at all is either being slave to the weather and […]

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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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Bowl of Cowries

My dive buddy Andy spotted this extraordinary scene last weekend as we made our way north on the outside of Port Noarlunga Reef. His odd gestures to me seemed to be asking, ‘did I stage this”, ‘did some other divers before us stage this’, or is there something special about this sponge that made three […]

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Noarlunga Gorgonian

At a glance you could be excused for thinking this shot was taken on some exotic tropical reef. Certainly gorgonian corals often feature in deep tropical reef locations but they are just as at home here in our South Australian cold to temperate waters as in the tropics. I first found gorgonian corals many years […]

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