Peter Buzzacott

Peter Buzzacott learned to dive at Moreton Island in 1992, became a PADI Instructor in South Africa in 1997 and opened his own dive school in Bunbury, Western Australia in 1999. Since then he has earned a Diploma of Outdoor Recreation, a Diploma of Business, a Bachelor of Arts (Training and Development) and is currently finishing a Masters degree researching Western Australian scuba diving injuries.

Now a PADI Master Instructor, he continues to teach, with about 300 certifications issued so far, and he has written more than fifty diving articles. His favourite animal at the moment is the sea-hare.


By Peter Buzzacott Just a half-an-hour south of Bunbury lies a wonderland filled with magical creatures of every shape and colour. Long the realm of divers, this hitherto hidden world is now enjoyed by all, thanks to an engineering marvel. Yup - there is no-where in the west like Busselton Jetty. Busselton sits in the middle of Geographe Bay, facing north, 220Kms south of Perth. The jetty's first jarrah piles were driven into the sand…
By Peter Buzzacott Drive 176 km south from Perth, through wooded countryside, and you'll find Bunbury, a picturesque sea-port on the eastern edge of Geographe Bay. The city boasts an energetic live music scene (including a Triple J music venue), and there are restaurants, cafes, and entertainment galore so it is little wonder divers like nothing better than to flock to Bunbury for a weekend of diving and entertainment. From November till April the seas…
By Peter Buzzacott Heidi Palmer, manager of Cape Dive, breathes a sigh of relief.     It was 10am when I got the call. More than 150 False Killer Whales were foundering in Geographe Bay; a hundred had already beached themselves west of Busselton and volunteers were needed in the water.  I hung up the phone, flicked on the kettle and threw my wetsuit in the car.  Then I fished out a pack of chicken soups,…