Alien Encounter

If scuba diving is a privileged opportunity to experience critters hidden from our world then scuba diving at night takes it into a different, almost alien, world altogether. Strange creatures come out from their secret nooks to search and hunt for prey. Sea lice and phytoplankton swarm dive lights like insects to headlights. Strange creaks, […]

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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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