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 Gary Browne The Rowley Shoals trip started out as an off the cuff remark I made to Jodie Anne owner skipper Ron Kitcher when I suggested that I would try and get ten people together to make up a charter for some time in September, that was way back in March this year, prior to the boat leaving Fremantle for the winter program of charter work in the North West and Kimberley coast. I…
By Innes McCartney The expedition, led by 'submarine-hunter' Innes McCartney, will be the first attempt by technical divers to survey and identify the wrecks of German U-Boats scuttled by the Allies after WWII in the waters north of Ireland. There are 54 submarines which lie within the depth reachable using today's technical diving equipment and methods, and it is believed that the wrecks of these vessels, sunk during Operation Deadlight, could in future be seen…
By Greg Blair and Neil Miller {tab=Page 1}Well our long awaited trip aboard the MV Esperance Star has now come and gone, it seemed to take so long for the departure date to arrive, but once we were onboard, time seemed to wiz by so fast. After landing in Brisbane, I met up with a number of the other people that were coming on this trip. There were still a couple to arrive from Melbourne.…
By Frosty RAAF AMBERLEY SCUBA CLUB - IPSWICH AMBERLEY AVIATION MUSEUMPreparation For The Last Flight of Caribou A4-208 On Sat 9th Sep 2000 a combined excursion of Scuba and Aviation Museum supporters from Amberley visited Oakey to prepare A4-208 Caribou Aircraft for its planned watery resting place at the Curtin artificial reef off Moreton Island in Moreton Bay. This aircraft, or what remains of it, has been gifted to the Underwater Research Group of Queensland…
On the weekend of the 23-24th September 2000, 2 new FAD's were placed amongst the already huge Cochrane Artificial Reef. The Artificial Reef site is located about 2 1/2 - 3 nautical miles off Barolin Point, Innes Park and 2 1/2 - 3 nautical miles off Elliott Heads. The 2 new editions to the reef were 2 identical 16 year old Light Ships, each weighing 140 tonnes and are 24 metres long and 8 metres…
By Wendy Brouwer According to a story from the Bundjalung people a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore. Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of…
By Richard Taylor TDI Australia You've done your Open Water course, your Advanced Open Water and now your Nitrox Course! You read every page of Scuba Diver, are up to date with the latest in dive gear, dive wear and dive destinations. So what's next and what is all this fuss about Technical Diving? Rob Palmer, a pioneering Technical & Cave Diver in the UK, defined Technical Diving as "..the use of advanced and specialised…
By Neil Miller & Greg Blair Whilst our Dive Shows have not reached the size and scope of the larger US shows, there was plenty to see and get "touchy-feely" with at this one. Lots of things to do there with plenty of new products to checkout and people to meet. There were stands from a number of gear suppliers and distributors such as Dive-Rite, Drager and Oceanic, a number of Victorian Dive stores such…
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