Feature Articles

The feature articles on this website have been written and contributed over the years by many of the regular visitors to our website. If you have an idea for an interesting scuba-related article and would like to write a feature article (No advertorials please) then get in touch with me. We are always happy to have new scuba-related material submitted for inclusion in the site.


 

By Mark Brown I arrived in Perth to rain, winds and general bad weather; good start! For the next two and a half days I didn't even leave the hotel so the weather wasn't a problem. Monday Kim and I made our plans for the rest of our holiday. We did the sight seeing thing around town, down to the water and out to Subiaco. I contacted DavidM to touch base and let him know…
By Mark Brown This journey starts with a train trip from the Gold Coast to the Brisbane airport for my 8.30 am flight to Adelaide. With Adelaide half an hour behind Queensland, the flight was a sneaky two and a half hours. I packed all my dive gear and clothes into a standard suitcase, weighing 26.4 kg at check in. SA Dave met me at the airport and greeted me with restrained friendliness, reserved for…
By Col Gelder Well it was a long time coming, but the hard work and constant searching payed off. The Miss Shoalhaven finally gave up the location of her watery grave. On the 17/05/03 five of the Gladstone dive group armed with 5 sets of marks from the local Trawler Gang headed North from Port Cutis to search for the Miss Shoalhaven. The weather was perfect and the boys were confident of finding her. First…
By Myron Wintonyk Myron Wintonyk is a moderately experienced diver with approximately 350 open circuit dives and is a relative newcomer to the Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR). The following is his account of an incident, which happened in late May, 2003. It was the first dive of the weekend. It was a near perfect day and I was ready to play with my new rebreather. The first dive was on the St. Paul. It was…
By Steve James This article is about a cave diving incident that I was involved in that happened in November 2002. I was lead diver followed by Paul 1, Paul 2 and Craig. Visibility was about 1 m. The dive was progressing well and I got to the end of the fixed line and I turned around. Someone had mentioned a side chamber so I tied off to run a jump line in there to…
By Sue Crowe In a new effort to estimate total Grey Nurse Shark numbers in NSW and Qld, NSW Fisheries conservation scientists, Dr Nick Otway and Adrianne Burke are co-ordinating a further two new surveys. Previous diver surveys over a 3-year period counted a maximum of 292 sharks across the NSW coast in winter 2000 survey. Divers hoped this small number of sharks would be enough to convince parliament to provide no-take areas in the…
By Anthony Cowan I love road trips with the dive gear in the back and the car usually headed in the direction of Queensland. You don't have to go all the way to the far northern tip of Canetoad Country to get amongst some good dives and this was going to be a 5 week extravaganza from Jervis Bay to Mission Beach and no-one was going to stop me for nuttin'. The point this time…
By Deborah Lewis - (AKA Dellawellawoman) The 3rd annual DiveOz Esperance Star trip was planned this year for the week of 29 July - 2 August - a full four days to explore as many wrecks (and the occasional patch of reef) as possible off the Bundaberg/Gladstone coast. Possible sites to be visited included wrecks in the 20 - 65 metre range, so this was not going to be a trip for the faint hearted.…
By Neil Miller   So, you've been diving and you have some pain in a joint or two, you think you may be bent, what do you do now? Well, first off, ring the Divers Emergency Service (DES) - 1800 088 200 and talk to them for starters and let them decide whether you really are bent and whether you need to present yourself to a chamber for recompression therapy. This article is more about…
By Bob GallagherAll images © Bob Gallagher and must not be used without his permission I first saw Blue Water White Death in London in 1971. Blue Water White Death was the first feature length film to introduce Great White Sharks to a mass audience. It starred Peter Gimble, Ron & Valerie Taylor, and Stan Waterman. Rodney Fox also appeared in the film when the production arrived in South Australia. It was Rodney's job to…
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