Monthly Archives: August 2014

Diving Lady Elliot Island

We just spent a weekend diving around Lady Elliot Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef.  The diving out from this island can be spectacular.  You are guaranteed to see manta rays, turtles, cobia, reef sharks and other larger pelagic … Continue reading

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Parrots, parrots and more parrots

We called into Cania Gorge for a few days on our way back south.   It’s a beautiful place to stop for a few days.  You can go fishing on the dam, walk in the bush, play golf or just … Continue reading

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Night dive thrills, Challenger Bay, Great Barrier Reef

Night dives are a hit and miss affair, they are either incredibly exciting or rather dull.  And because I just can’t stand the thought of missing out, we rarely miss an opportunity to dive at night.  After some night dives, … Continue reading

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Taka dive excursion day 2 – From pygmies to giants

Day two on Taka was a day of “firsts”.  On this day we saw our first pygmy seahorse,  and our first minke whale. The first dive of the day was at the famous Cod Hole.  We have dived this site about 8 … Continue reading

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Taka dive excursion – Steve’s bommie

Steve’s bommie is a small pinnacle of isolated reef, with a maximum depth of around 30 metres rising to 5 metres.  The water is always clear, visibility is usually around 20 metres plus with loads and loads of fish life.  The … Continue reading

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