Monthly Archives: November 2013

Cook Island Critters

We were very keen to get out to Cook Island this month. I’ve been browsing my dive photo library and discovered that November is the month that we usually spot Mantis Shrimps.  I just love these critters and they are extremely … Continue reading

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Best dive pics from Norman and Saxon Reefs, GBR

Here are our best pics from our 4 day dive holiday on the GBR. I’m a little disappointed in the quality of the photos, especially when I compare them to our previous trips to this location. Poor light and low … Continue reading

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Humphead Maori Wrasse at Norman Reef, GBR

One of the many fantastic things about diving on Norman Reef is that you can get close to Humphead Maori Wrasse.  On most dives, there was one or more Wrasse swimming around at the back of the boat.  The Wrasse are incredibly curious … Continue reading

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Night diving on Norman and Saxon Reefs, GBR

As part of our short break in Cairns, we spent 4 days and 3 nights on the dive boat ‘Taka’.   Deep Sea Divers Den runs daily trips to the reef, where you then transfer to their Liveaboard boat.  The majority of … Continue reading

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In and around Cairns

Usually, we fly up to Cairns in the afternoon, spend the night in a cheap motel and head out to the reef early the next morning.  Then, do pretty much the same again when we get back to shore.  This … Continue reading

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