We arrived at the small car park near the boat ramp about an hour before slack tide. As it was a full moon the high tide was large at 1.9m, which translated into a reduced slack dive time due to the large volume of water passing under the bridge. We decided to make use of the moving water and drove …
Category: Scuba Diving
Sydney's Bare Island is a popular scuba diving location in La Perouse, south of Sydney on Botany Bay. It is great for beginners due to its sheltered waters, but also offers a wide variety of Sydney marine life for the more experienced diver. We dived there again recently after a bit of a break trying other spots, and renewed …
Cook Island is a small rocky island surrounded by a marine park of Fingal Head, near the NSW and Queensland border. It is a popular site for scuba diving and snorkeling as there are usually a few turtles about.
Camp Cove is a small protected bay near Sydney's South Head, north of Bondi and east of Double Bay. It's a great spot for a night dive, calm water with an easy sandy entry and exit. Last Saturday Rich and I geared up in the right side carpark and hit the water just after dark.
After arriving in Kota Kinabalu late on Sunday, we checked into our hotel, The Pacific Sutera which is on the beach at the south end of town, near the airport. The next day I got up early and made my way to Scuba Junkie for a day of diving in the Tunku Rahman Marine Park.
Diving the HMAS Canberra was a highlight, and recommended as a must do dive when visiting Melbourne. I did this dive with Dive Victoria, and was very impressed with the professional way they ran their operation. The wreck lies in 30 metres of water and can be penetrated by divers with the right experience and qualifications.
A highlight of our Captain Cook Yasawa Island Cruise was the snorkelling and scuba diving. As you would imagine of such a pristine out of the way place, the waters are crystal clear and the corals rich and colourful.