Lock-down Story No.2 – My Oyster-filming Dive in the Marina

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This was actually going to be my first lock-down story before I got carried away with the story about how my nose surgery affected my diving. (These ‘Lock-down’ stories aren’t to be taken too seriously.) In June 2017, I was asked to make a photographic dive in the Cruising Yacht […]

The sinking of the PS Renmark (and the recovery of some of its artefacts)

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The PS Renmark burned at Goolwa on 2nd February 1951, shortly after being refitted as a tourist steamer (according to “Redgum & Paddlewheelers” by Peter J Phillips). Here is a picture from the State Library of South Australia when the PS Renmark was a showboat: – State Library of South […]

Doug Seton & the UEC of SA’s involvement in the Montebello Shipwreck in 1967

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The wreck of the Montebello on Kangaroo Island is well-documented in books such as “Kangaroo Island Shipwrecks” by Gifford Chapman and “Shipwreck Sites of Kangaroo Island” by Robert McKinnon. Not so well-documented is the Underwater Explorers Club of South Australia’s visit to the site around 1967. It just so happened […]