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Seal Temperature Regulation

Seal Temperature Regulation

Australian Fur Seals are called fur seals because of the amount of fur they have to protect them against the elements. Fur seals have an outer coat of long, coarse guard hairs that protect a dense underfur which traps air to waterproof and insulate the […]


How Does A Seal Dive So Well?

How Does A Seal Dive So Well?

 By far one of the best and most interesting adaptations of seals, their ability to hold their breath and dive.  To hunt food, Seals have to be master divers in order to prevent themselves from getting the bends. They have developed some pretty amazing adaptations […]


Why Winter Diving Is Amazing

Why Winter Diving Is Amazing

 When you talk about diving in winter your non diving friends usually cringe away in horror at the idea of cold water. They can’t understand for the life of them why anyone would want to play in the ocean when it’s winter. The truth is […]


How To Perfect Your Duck Dive

How To Perfect Your Duck Dive

This article covers duck diving for freediving, why it is a critical skill to master, and how to successfully execute one. The duck dive is the foundation of your entire dive. A good duck dive will have you at five meters with almost no effort, […]


Diving The Hms Hermes

Diving The Hms Hermes

We left for Sri Lanka on Saturday 19th April, all very excited to see what recent divers on the Hermes had been talking about. An 8-hour flight to Singapore, followed by a 3 hr flight to Colombo, and we had arrived in our destination country. We spent […]


Boat Diving In Sydney

Boat Diving In Sydney

Boat diving allows access to unique and diverse habitats & environments that are impossible to experience any other way. As Sydney-based divers we are so lucky for what we can experience from a boat; from fur seal diving, Grey Nurse Sharks, close encounters with Whales and Dolphins, diving […]


Whale Sharks In Sydney

Whale Sharks In Sydney

The Whale Shark is the largest of all fishes  and is found in tropical and warm temperate waters. It is a slow moving shark that feeds on small crustaceans, squid and fishes from the water using filtering screens on its gills. Whale Sharks may grow up to […]


Shark Diving In Nsw

Shark Diving In Nsw

Until you actually start diving a lot of people have a fear of sharks.. I guess it is a fear of the unknown. Once people learn to dive and see what is actually down there generally that fear is gone and the view is changed […]


Diving The Ss Satara

Diving The Ss Satara

The SS Satara was a cargo vessel, first launched in October 1901. The ship was over 130 meters long with a beam of 17 meters. The Satara‘s first voyage to Australia was in September 1902 and she completed many other voyages to and from and within Australia before […]


Perhaps We’ll Meet At A Deco Stop Soon

Perhaps We’ll Meet At A Deco Stop Soon

As I swim around the artificial reef, both my dive computers start to alarm, five minutes of No-Stop time remaining – I glance at the depth – 38 meters and quickly see that I have been down for 12 minutes…  Normally this would be the […]