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Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Snorkelling at Ochre Point

We’ve done some recent snorkels at Ochre Point (midway between Moana South and Maslin Beach North). The area is magnificent. David Muirhead and I weren’t able to dive there the first time we visited the spot due to less than ideal conditions. David returned back to Ochre Point a little later on, this time with Graham Short and Alan Noble. They... Read more

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Mar 16

March 16, 2017

Snorkelling at Myponga Beach

David Muirhead and I have done some snorkelling at Myponga Beach recently. One of these trips involved us snorkelling in a large rock pool there whilst there were swells breaking outside the rock pool. It was interesting enough to maintain our interest for quite a while.   David took this photo in the rock pool We also enjoyed the rock-hopping... Read more

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Mar 3

March 3, 2017

Recollections of my first few dives

I did my basic scuba course test dive at Port Noarlunga jetty on 4th February 1978. It was the first time that I had used scuba in the sea. Wayne Farquhar was apparently one of the dive instructors on my course. I knew Wayne from my job at Harris Scarfe Ltd. Wayne heard that I kept marine aquaria and came... Read more

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Feb 28

February 28, 2017

“My Wheels” At Second Valley

I love to see “my wheels” when I dive at Second Valley jetty. It’s great when I come across them during my dives there. I’m talking about large cartwheels and ‘truck sets’ that are in the bay between the jetty and ‘boat shed island’. I described these wheels in my articles titled “The Existence of an ‘Underwater Trail’ at Second... Read more

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Nov 27

November 27, 2016

Our Recent Dive at Rapid Bay jetty

Just 6 days after our kayak & caving trip at Rapid Bay we returned to Rapid Bay on 26th November for a dive at the jetties there. Participants this time were Steve Reynolds, Alexius Sutandio, David Muirhead, Allan Horsfall & Anita Futterer. We all met at the jetty car park in the morning, but our dive entries were somewhat staggered.... Read more

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Sep 9

September 9, 2016

Follow-up on the Schooners Lemael & Booya

I had previously written a series of articles regarding a number of sailing ships, but two in particular – the Booya and the Lemael. The series started with “Cyclone Tracy Shipwrecks” in our April 2005 newsletter (No.320). This was followed by “More About the Booya” in our July 2005 newsletter (No.323). The third article was titled “The Wreck of the... Read more

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May 11

May 11, 2016

ANZAC Day dive at Carrickalinga

When David Muirhead suggested that we dive at Carrickalinga for our Anzac Day dive (25th April), I happily agreed, since I hadn’t dived there recently, or very much at all for that matter. It seems that no one else was able to join us that day, so it was just the two of us that met at the car park... Read more

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Feb 7

February 7, 2016

Our most recent dive at Second Valley

Our recent dive at Second Valley started at the jetty steps. There was enough activity in the immediate vicinity to capture our attention. This Tulip Shell below the jetty steps could not be ignored due to the amount of growth on its shell: – Tulip Shell, Pleuroploca australasiae I had previously photographed these Pleuroploca australasiae eggs in this location during the... Read more

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Jan 4

January 4, 2016

Port Hughes Jetty 2013 - Steve Reynolds

Our ‘Pipefish’ Dive at Port Hughes

We held a dive at the Port Hughes jetty on 2nd January. We were doing a dive that had been postponed from the previous month.We had heard that many juvenile Southern Gulf Pipefish, Stigmatopora narinosa were being seen at the jetty at the time. The divers on the day consisted of Peter Gower, Chris Hall, Kevin Smith & I. A friend of Chris, and... Read more

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Dec 13

December 13, 2015

Rapid Bay Dive 5/12/15

We dived at Rapid Bay jetty (for the third time in five weeks) in early December. Our dives all comprised a mixture of Society members and one or two ‘ring ins’. Each dive was completely different to the other two. This latest dive, on 5th December, consisted of some five ‘divers’. I say ‘divers’ because Tony, the overseas visitor whom... Read more

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