A few of us went to Stradbroke Island to help Clean Oceans Australia clean up Amity Point. Afterward we went for a dive at Manta Bommie.
A couple more of Ryan and Bride in Tank Cave.
By Tom Crisp.
Bride and Ryan in Tank Cave.
Photos by Tom Crisp.
A great interview with GUE founder Jarrod Jablonski. It really sheds light on what GUE is about.
Flat Rock, Stradbroke Island, 25 August 2013
A few of us spent the weekend on Stradbroke Island, with Clean Oceans Australia and Reef Check. We spent Saturday collecting rubbish off the boat ramp at Amity Point, then on Sunday went out with Manta Lodge to Flat Rock.
The weather was beautiful and calm. It’s grey nurse season and Flat Rock didn’t disappoint, the shark gutters full of sharks. We also saw a loggerhead turtle and a school of pygmy manta rays. By far the highlight though, was a close encounter with a humpback whale, who came in to check us out at 15m. It buzzed us, about 5m away, then circled briefly before disappearing. A truly awesome experience.
GUE: Prepare - Global Underwater Explorers
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SS St Paul, 10 August 2013
We ducked out to the St Paul again on Saturday with some friends from Unidive @ the University of Queensland. The conditions were beautiful—calm seas, light wind, 20m vis, almost no current. A very relaxing dive.
Thanks to Ben, Steve, Piet and Ilia for a great day, and Lee for fixing the sounder.