Archive for January, 2013

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Ocean Trek, liveaboard diving in Jervis Bay

Serendipity on our doorstep Warm tropical waters, blue skies, coral reefs and far away lands are what normally springs to mind when imagining liveaboard dive trips. So when we found ourselves packing for our latest liveaboard experience, it did feel rather strange to be loading drysuits, thermals and beanies into the car! This was clearly going to be a liveaboard [...]

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Diving The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

History of the Poor Knights Inhabited by a large Maori population until around 1808 the Poor Knights Islands are steeped in history and myth. Legend tells of Chief Tatau and his warriors leaving the islands on a hunting expedition and returning to find his villages destroyed by tribes from the mainland. When Tatau returned he was met by survivors who [...]

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Apex Expedition – Cage diving in South Australia

I am struggling to find a way to explain this trip, as my words do not do these remarkable creatures the justice they deserve, but I will try my best. Now back in Byron Bay, I am at my preferred local coffee shop getting the caffeine I need to start the day.  As it was only a week ago that [...]

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Enriched air, Nitrox, EANx. What’s it all about?

Do you want to grab more bottom time? Squeeze more dives into your day? Feel less fatigued? Then read on. What is Nitrox, EANx and Enriched Air? So what is Nitrox? In simple terms, it is a mixture of gas that contains nitrogen and oxygen. In fact, the very air that you are breathing right now is Nitrox, it contains [...]

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Divers wanted: Manta Ray research Lady Elliot Island

Ever thought about donating yourself to science? Now you can! Diving enthusiasts are urgently needed to help monitor the world’s largest type of manta ray (manta birostris) in the Great Barrier Reef off Lady Elliot Island. Mantas are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1,400kg and with a disc width of up to seven metres. To [...]

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