Goooooooood morning Australia!!!!
After much planning, several episodes of poor weather and shuffling around we have finally managed to get out there (under there…) for another dive!
What a great day! Spending the first day of the Christmas break SCUBA diving practically in our own backyard in the Sunshine Coast at a locally known dive site, Hanging Rock.
Hanging Rock is easily accessible by boat. Leaving from SeaLife Aquarium, our trip out was about 10-15 minutes and was blessed with calm conditions. The site is mostly a leveled dive site which reaches a maximum depth of just over 18m with a centrally located rocky overhang sitting smug as the main event. This harbours coral, fish and various other creatures and critters.
Location: Hanging Rock, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Australia.
Dive Time: 40 minutes
Max Depth: Just over 18 m
Dive Buddy: C, G, R (Guide)
Please enjoy a few of our photos, the nudibranch and lion fish were certainly both highlights of the dive.
Fish + Coral
Lion Fish’s good side
Fish + Coral
More fish… More coral
Broadcasting out to 1/3 of the world… Merry Christmas & Happy Bubbles!
There’s turtles and fish
Always plenty to see
Divers floating by
Location: Julian Rocks, Byron Bay
Dive Time: 51 minutes
Max Depth: 14.7 m
Dive Buddy Rating: 10/10
Feel free to check out the short clip below of some of what we saw. There were also a few Grey Nurse Sharks but unfortunately didn’t catch any on film (yes, yes – that’s what they all say…)
Australia day 2017
Under here we go
Another world to explore
Dive Time: 56 minutes
Max Depth: ~6m
Next time we will make sure to get some pics of the fish as well!
Great dive at Caloundra, QLD, with perfect conditions right off the beach! Just goes to show there is fantastic diving right at our doorstep in South East QLD.
Max Depth: 7.8m
Dive Time: 52 mins
Here are a few snaps:
Yesterday we were at the Gold Coast Seaway, where we went for a shore dive. After a range of hiccups during the dive from equalising problems to a broken fin straps, we managed to get a short dive in and a few pictures to go with it. There was also a Queensland Grouper in the area, which unfortunately I didn’t get to see. Maybe next time…
We’ve been pretty busy lately, so it’s been a while since posting and it’ll likely be a while before the next one. In the meantime, happy bubbles!
We went shore diving at Tweed River today. Visibility was nice for Tweed, but pretty poor compared to other dive sites such as our last trip to Julian Rocks, Byron Bay. It really makes us appreciate how clear the water was when we went diving with sharks!
Nonetheless, diving was fun and we got to try out some new toys – torch, diveslate, split fins and camera. The torch was bought on eBay for just over $20 and it was well worth the money, illuminating the murkiest parts under rocks and in small caves. Hope you enjoy!
A familiar face – Wrasse fish!
Kurt with his torch
Much more murky than Byron!
Fish staring me down!
Pufferfish hiding under a rock
Fish enjoying it’s waterside view
Kurt drawing pictures of fish