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Explore the Capricorn Bunker Group and Southern Great Barrier Reef aboard the MV Adori

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Explore the Capricorn Bunker Group and Southern Great Barrier Reef aboard the MV Adori

                The Trip Come and join us aboard the MV Adori. A hidden gem known to locals and fishermen we have the unique opportunity to explore reefs and islands that have previously been accessible to private boat owners. Join us as we explore endless islands and reefs with literally hundreds of sites to chose from. The MV Adori is a private live aboard housing only 8 divers and two crew so you are guarnteed of a personal and private liveaboard experience. The Adori is also BYO so you can bring your favourite tipple to drink whilst watching the...

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Post Processing Course at Byron Bay with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon

Posted in Interstate Trips, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, NSW, Personalised Dive Trips, Shark Diving, Uncategorized, Weekend Diving | 0 comments

Post Processing Course at Byron Bay with U/W Photography Legend Ross Gudgeon

                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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Palau – The world’s first national marine sanctuary / An unspoilt tropical island paradise

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Palau – The world’s first national marine sanctuary / An unspoilt tropical island paradise

Dive Information Palau’s warm tropical waters are legendary amongst divers for their dramatic sheer walls rising from the depths to within inches of the surface and capped with thriving coral reefs. Palau is home to over 1,300 species of fish and more than 700 species of coral. World renowned for its’ marine bio-diversity and abundance of large pelagic animals. Palau also offers avid wreck divers one of Micronesia’s largest collections of WWII shipwrecks. Check out this incredible video from Lee Burghard to see what you can expect! Palau is a divers dream! A true one stop shop when it...

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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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Dive for a weekend at South West Rocks and Fish Rock Cave

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Dive for a weekend at South West Rocks and Fish Rock Cave

The Dive Site Fish Rock Cave at South West Rocks is consistently rated as one of the Top 10 dive sites in Australia and with good reason! The gutters around Fish Rock are swarming with Grey Nurse Sharks all year round, as this is a critical stop point as they migrate up and down the Eastern seaboard of Australia. Escape the craziness of Brisbane and head south for a weekend that will have you buzzing for months to come! Join us as we get up close and personal with the Labradors of the sea and explore the hidden wonders of Fish Rock Cave. The biggest issue with this site is depth. We highly...

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JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek

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JERVIS BAY – The Cream of Southern NSW Diving Aboard Oceantrek

                    THE TRIP Located approximately 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney. Jervis Bay is consistently ranked as one of the best dive locations to dive in NSW. Jervis Bay has crystal clear water with viz. ranging from 10-25m. The dive sites at Jervis Bay are numerous and each site offers something different. Dive sites usually range in depth, so divers can set their own depth limit in accordance with their experience. The giant sandstone cliffs that ring the entrance to the bay have over millions of years collapsed into the sea...

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Minke Whales and the Trip of a Lifetime, a week aboard Australia’s most famous Liveaboard – Mike Ball’s Spoilsport

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Minke Whales and the Trip of a Lifetime, a week aboard Australia’s most famous Liveaboard – Mike Ball’s Spoilsport

The Trip 8 days/ 7 nights, 450 mile Coral Sea Safari includes some of the best dive sites on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea featuring: spectacular first dive at Challenger Bay, diver size fish at the Cod Hole, plummeting Coral Sea wall dives in gin clear water, exciting shark action in the Coral Sea, schooling trevally and barracuda in the Coral Sea, exploration of Lizard Island, the Cod Wall, outer edge big fish dive, the prime Ribbon Reef sites, all dives north of Cooktown, dive site guarantee! What awaits you? Imagine yourself as a feeling of excitement arises as you...

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Ice and Altitude diving in Jindabyne – Take your diving to new heights and depths!

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Ice and Altitude diving in Jindabyne – Take your diving to new heights and depths!

              THE TRIP Take your diving to new heights and depths with the PADI Altitude and Ice Diving specialty courses! This is the ONLY course of it’s kind in Australia! If you are looking for a challenge or to do something that even few divers have done, THIS IS IT!! Not only will you be trained to dive under the ice, you will also do your altitude course on a piece of Australian history as we dive Old Jindabyne town in Lake Jindabyne!  This is unique in itself as it is one of only a handful of towns in the world where you can dive and even...

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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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Satisfy your lust for rust and watch history come alive at Truk/Chuuk Lagoon

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Satisfy your lust for rust and watch history come alive at Truk/Chuuk Lagoon

            Join us as we dive one of our world’s meccas of wreck diving! Chuuk Lagoon, formerly known as Truk Lagoon, is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific. About 1800 km north-east of New Guinea, it is located mid-ocean at 7 degrees North latitude, and is part of Chuuk State within the Federated States of Micronesia. The atoll consists of a protective reef, 225 kilometres (140 mi) around, enclosing a natural harbour 79 by 50 kilometres (49 by 30 mi), with an area of 2,130 square kilometres (820 sq mi).[1] It has a land area of 127.4...

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Dive Australia’s newest wreck, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide!

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Dive Australia’s newest wreck, the Ex-HMAS Adelaide!

                THE TRIP HMAS Adelaide was the lead ship of the Adelaide class of guided missile frigates built for the Royal Australian Navy, based on the United States Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry class frigates. She was built in the United States of America and commissioned into the RAN in 1980. During her career, Adelaide was part of Australian responses or contributions to the 1987 Fijian coups d’état, the Iraq invasion of Kuwait, the Indonesian riots of May 1998, the INTERFET peacekeeping taskforce, the  War in Afghanistan, and the...

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Grey Nurse Shark Overload at Seal Rocks, Forster, N.S.W.

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Grey Nurse Shark Overload at Seal Rocks, Forster, N.S.W.

              THE TRIP A dive at Big Seal Rock, when the grey nurse sharks are in, is the most unforgettable experience. Descending the rock wall, you will come upon a wide gutter at 21 m, which has a small cave cutting into the rock face. Usually schools of kingfish, drummer and trevally circle the gutter, while turtles, wobbegongs, stingrays and Port Jackson sharks can be seen resting on the bottom. Between summer and winter the gutter is often filled with dozens of grey nurse sharks. You can sit on the edge of the gutter and watch these large sharks...

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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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Dive the Magnificent South Solitary Islands Marine Park

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Dive the Magnificent South Solitary Islands Marine Park

                THE TRIP The Solitary Islands Marine Park runs for 90 km north of Coffs Harbour; which is centrally located between Sydney and Brisbane, on the NSW north coast. This is where the warm Great Barrier reef waters from the north, meet the cooler southern waters from Sydney and below. The sheltered Island havens are warmer than the coastal waters producing a unique blend of tropical and sub-tropical fish life, hard and soft corals, and spectacular marine life. With over 25 exciting dive sites we will not be limited in our choices of dive...

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Dive Australia’s Most Historic Shipwreck the SS Yongala!

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Dive Australia’s Most Historic Shipwreck the SS Yongala!

THE SS YONGALA   The Dive Site The S.S. YONGALA sank in a cyclone on the 23rd March 1911 and remained undiscovered for almost 50 years, not being positively identified until 1958. The wreck now lies on its starboard side in 14-28 metres of water and at 109m long is the largest and most intact, historic shipwreck in Australian waters. She sank just 12 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Bowling Green in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park with the loss of all 122 passengers.  Exactly what happened we will never know – although research indicates the vessel was steaming, the fact no life...

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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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