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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

The Taking of Wide-angle photos 1/2 Above Water and 1/2 Below Water

When David Muirhead sent some wide-angle photos 1/2 above water and 1/2 below water to  Scoresby Shepherd (incl. the above image), he received this response from him: – “I’ve always been enchanted by these strange pics – 1/2 above water and 1/2 below. I’ve no idea what sort of lens can do it!”   David Muirhead diving with camera in... Read more

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Dec 8

December 8, 2016

The unveiling of Reg Sprigg’s dive chamber at the Patawalonga, Glenelg North, SA

A long list of lucky events led to me attending the recent unveiling of Reg Sprigg’s dive chamber at Glenelg North (with my wife Noeleen). The dive chamber has been positioned adjacent to the Buffalo replica on the banks of the Patawalonga. Our Patron, Scoresby Shepherd had suggested that I try to get approval to attend the official unveiling. An... Read more

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Feb 28

February 28, 2004

Magpie Morwong

Testing a Shark Shield while snorkeling at Marino

Having used a scuba-model Shark Shield for many years, I recently had the privilege of testing the new snorkeling version which Mike Wescombe-Down of the Coastal Waters Dive Club kindly loaned me in readiness for the West Coast Blue Groper Survey (See next Newsletter?). I never actually used it on that trip as I only snorkeled in ‘safe’ inshore areas... Read more

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