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Spend a Weekend Away in Byron Bay – Julian Rocks is one of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia!

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Spend a Weekend Away in Byron Bay – Julian Rocks is one of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia!

                THE DIVE SITE Discover the Magic of Julian Rocks in Byron Bay – One of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia! According to a story from the Bundjalung people a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore. Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more...

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Night Dives at the Gold Coast Seaway

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Night Dives at the Gold Coast Seaway

THE DIVES The Gold Coast Seaway has greater variety and more recorded species of any shore dive in Australia. With over 400 different species found in the seaway we are lucky to have it right on our back door step! You can dive a site a thousand times and when you dive it for the first time at night it feels like an entirely different site. So come down and join us and rediscover our local under the cover of darkness! If you have already completed a night dive as part of your Advanced Open Water then you only have to join us for one night to complete the practical component of your Night...

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Project AWARE Clean Up!

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Project AWARE Clean Up!

                THE CLEAN-UP Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet – one dive at a time. Over the past two decades of underwater conservation we’ve learned that divers are true leaders in ocean protection. We’re ocean heroes numbering in the millions across the globe. We believe together our actions will make a huge impact and will help to rescue the ocean. With new programs and more online resources than ever before, Project AWARE supports an unprecedented global movement of divers acting in...

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Get your Grey Nurse Shark on during Shark Fest at Shark Alley, North Stradbroke Island

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Get your Grey Nurse Shark on during Shark Fest at Shark Alley, North Stradbroke Island

              THE DIVE SITE North Stradbroke Island is a pristine, secluded island paradise – a hidden treasure only one hour from central Brisbane.  Diving off Stradbroke Island can only be described as exhilarating! The dive sites you will explore are only a 10- 15 minute boat ride from shore and Manta Bommie has been rated in the top 10 dive sites in Australia. Straddie’s reefs are teeming with various marine life like Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks during Summer (Oct- Apr), endangered Grey Nurse Sharks and Humpback Whales during Winter (May- Sept),...

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North Stradbroke Island – Expect the Unexpected!

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North Stradbroke Island – Expect the Unexpected!

                The Dive Site North Stradbroke Island is a pristine, secluded island paradise – a hidden treasure only one hour from central Brisbane.  Diving off Stradbroke Island can only be described as exhilarating! The dive sites you will explore are only a 10- 15 minute boat ride from shore and Manta Bommie has been rated in the top 10 dive sites in Australia. Straddie’s reefs are teeming with various marine life like Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks during Summer (Oct- Apr), endangered Grey Nurse Sharks and Humpback Whales during Winter (May-...

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The Ultimate Easter Eggstravaganza – The Best of New South Wales!

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The Ultimate Easter Eggstravaganza – The Best of New South Wales!

        This trip sold out quickly last year and was talked about for months after! So why would we change the winning formula?! Well we have! You get an extra two dives at South West Rocks! Given the action in Shark Alley at the moment I am sure the extra two dives will be used getting up close and personal with these marvellous sharks! Escape the craziness of Brisbane and head south for a weekend that you will replay on your deathbed! Starting off the Easter long weekend we are heading down to South West Rocks to dive at Fish Rock Cave, hitting up the South Solitary...

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Advanced Digital Underwater Photography Techniques with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon!

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Advanced Digital Underwater Photography Techniques with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon!

              4 to 6 July 2014 Ross Gudgeon has been running digital photography workshops at Sundive for years but this is the FIRST time he will run one on one of our favourite dive locations, the North Solitary Islands at Wooli, NSW! This is an opportunity you WON’T want to miss! Most published photographers will agree that the turning point in their photography was a course with an industry expert and Ross is at the top of his game! I have seen first hand the significant improvements that have come with attending one of Ross’s courses....

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Hone your skills and get your eye in for the smaller stuff at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve!

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Hone your skills and get your eye in for the smaller stuff at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve!

                THE TRIP Cook Island is located approximately 600m offshore from Fingal Head and four kilometres southeast of Tweed Heads in Northern NSW on the Southern end of the Gold Coast, Australia -Cook Island Aquatic Reserve was declared on October 23, 1998 to protect the marine biodiversity of the island’s reef system. – Cook Island plays host to an amazing array of  marine life, offering spectacular temperate, subtropical and tropical species of fish which are bountiful. Nudibranchs, Rays, Eels and Occys are plentiful. Clown...

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Weekend on North Stradbroke Island – MANTA FEST !!

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Weekend on North Stradbroke Island – MANTA FEST !!

THE TRIP North Stradbroke Island is a pristine, secluded island paradise – a hidden treasure only one hour from central Brisbane.  Diving off Stradbroke Island can only be described as exhilarating! The dive sites you will explore are only a 10- 15 minute boat ride from shore and Manta Bommie has been rated in the top 10 dive sites in Australia. Straddie’s reefs are teeming with various marine life like Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks during Summer (Oct- Apr), endangered Grey Nurse Sharks and Humpback Whales during Winter (May- Sept), plus Bull and Eagle Rays, guitar and Wobbegong Sharks,...

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Explore Windarra Banks – The Cod Grounds and find out what all the fuss is about!

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Explore Windarra Banks – The Cod Grounds and find out what all the fuss is about!

Windarra Banks – The Cod Grounds Upcoming Dives at Windarra Banks – 8 May 2013 Probably the most legendary dive site near Byron Bay and definitely the most requested by divers venturing out with Blue Bay, Windarra Banks is located 16 km North-East of the Brunswick Heads bar. Divers who are fortunate enough to have visited Windarra Banks in the past, rate it as one of Australia’s best dive sites. Being so far out, diving at Windarra Banks is extremely subject to sea conditions and very hard to plan. Not only do sea conditions have to be favourable on the day to make the 16 km...

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Amazing structure and Big pelagics – Experience the Awe of Cherubs Cave and Henderson Rock Moreton Island.

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Amazing structure and Big pelagics – Experience the Awe of Cherubs Cave and Henderson Rock Moreton Island.

              Cherubs Cave and Henderson Rock are two of the most popular and least scuba dived sites in South East Queensland. Just the very mention of diving here will send pangs of jealousy into any experienced Queensland diver! Next Trip – A MIDWEEK two day two night trip on Wednesday 4 September to Friday 6 September 2013. Cost – $650 includes 6 dives (2 dives at Cherub’s and Henderson’s, 4 dives at Shark Alley), fuel surcharge, tanks, weights, return ferry transfers, 2 nights accommodation and transport on Moreton Island. This...

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Spend a Day at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay

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Spend a Day at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay

                THE DIVE SITE Discover the Magic of Julian Rocks in Byron Bay – One of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia! According to a story from the Bundjalung people a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water, creating a rock formation just 2.5 km off shore. Named by Captain Cook in 1776, Julian Rocks in Byron Bay consists of ancient sedimentary rock, remains of a volcanic eruption more...

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Dive the EX HMAS Brisbane, Wreck and Nitrox courses

Posted in Day Trips, Dive Travel, EX-HMAS Brisbane, Mooloolaba, QLD, Local Dives, Personalised Dive Trips, Weekend Diving, Wreck Diving | 1 comment

Dive the EX HMAS Brisbane, Wreck and Nitrox courses

              THE DIVE SITE Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy in 1967 the HMAS Brisbane was a 133 metre, Charles F Adams Class DDG, guided missile destroyer of approx 5000 tons. The HMAS BRISBANE served Australia faithfully for 34 years, till she was decommissioned in 2001. She served in both the Vietnam and Gulf wars and assisted on many humanitarian missions such as in Darwin in 1974 after cyclone Tracey. In January 2003, the Queensland Government agreed to accept the decommissioned HMAS Brisbane from the Commonwealth Government for sinking off...

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Lady Elliot and the Capricorn Bunker Group Liveaboard Weekend

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Lady Elliot and the Capricorn Bunker Group Liveaboard Weekend

LADY ELLIOT ISLAND & THE CAPRICORN BUNKER GROUP                 The Trip Come and join us on South East Queensland’s ONLY live aboard Big Cat Reality. The Big Cat crew will be taking us to the Bunker group of Islands and Cays. This trip is 4 days of unique dive sites in the Capricorn Bunker Groupand surrounding Lady Elliot Island! This trip is a must for every diver with diverse coral cays, reefs, islands and abundant marine life. Dive Information Suitable for Open Water Divers (certified to 18 metres) Wreck certification is not a requirement...

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Wooli – Pimpernel Rock and the North Solitary Islands!

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Wooli – Pimpernel Rock and the North Solitary Islands!

  THE TRIP The islands are just a short 20 minute ride away and will provide you with some absolutely world class diving. The islands are not only home to the temperate species, but being the southernmost limit of permanent colonies of tropical species. North Solitary Island is only 7 nautical miles from Wooli. The marine park reserve is famous for a diverse variety of marine life, thickly populated at different dive locations around the island. At the north eastern end is a small sheltered inlet called Anemone Bay. The boulder strewn site is carpeted with anemones and numerous Anemone...

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Wolf Rock – Grey Nurse Sharks All Year Round!!

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Wolf Rock  – Grey Nurse Sharks All Year Round!!

THE DIVE SITE Wolf Rock at Rainbow Beach is one of the few places in Australia where you can see Grey Nurse Sharks all year round and they are HUGE! Compare Wolf Rock to other dive sites where Grey Nurse Sharks are only seen in winter, this site is truly unique. Wolf Rock is also the ONLY known aggregation site for pregnant female grey nurse shark on the whole east coast of Australia. At the end of mating season (Oct- Dec) the numbers of grey nurse shark found at Wolf Rock increases dramatically; meaning that you will be diving with mainly female sharks. It is understood that Wolf Rock...

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