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Tips on planning your perfect liveaboard dive trip

I am a self confessed dive addict! So, when it comes to planning a dive trip, I believe that there is simply nothing better than a liveaboard. Whilst many “normal” people like to laze around a pool, read a book and simply do nothing more than eat, sleep and relax on holiday, for us dive addicts, our perfect way of [...]

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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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Diving in Bali – Tulamben and beyond

Bali – Island of the Gods Lying within the so-called Coral Triangle*, Bali is not only a popular holiday destination for surfers, families and backpackers, it is also a mecca for divers who are drawn to the island by its underwater wonders. For the DiveBuzz team, this would be our second visit to the famous Tulamben region (which tells you [...]

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Shelly Beach and its Dusky Whaler Sharks

Due to it’s sheltered location, Shelly Beach is perhaps the most popular shore diving location in Sydney. It is also the location of the only Aquatic Reserve within Sydney. And from January to June, it serves as a nursery ground to the delightful juvenile Dusky Whaler sharks. Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches district of Manly, Shelly Beach is such a [...]

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Cairns – Tips for a great day of diving on the GBR

Cairns is, without doubt, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Any visitor, whether aware of this fact or not, will quickly work this out after just a short stroll through the streets of this tropical city. Booking agent after booking agent exhibits floor to ceiling brochures on reef day trips, liveaboard dive trips, introductory diving, snorkelling, Scubadoo, reef walking, [...]

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Getting Wrecked in Sydney – Ex-HMAS Adelaide

Diving the Ex-HMAS Adelaide on the Central Coast Descending for the first time, I felt that unique sense of excitement for what lay ahead. The mooring line dropped down towards darkness and I immediately felt a sense of vastness. Part of a team of adventurers, slowly sinking down to discover what lay beneath. Our guide had, as per dive brief, [...]

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