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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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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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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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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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Galapagos Islands in luxury on the Penguino Explorer, 7 to 16 September 2015

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Galapagos Islands in luxury on the Penguino Explorer, 7 to 16 September 2015

Scuba Dive one of the most untouched and influential locations on the planet… The Galapagos Islands!!! Come with us as we follow Darwin’s path and dive with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks…. the list of pelagics is endless! Meet a century old tortoise, dive with an iguana, all the while living it up in style aboard the Penguino Explorer. This is a trip worth saving for! 10 nights Ex Brisbane From $9,891   Price Includes: Return flights ex. Brisbane to San Cristobal via Santiago and Guayaquil flying with Qantas , LAN Airlines and Aero Gal Airlines 1...

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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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Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!

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Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!

THE TRIP OPTION ONE- Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions want you to see Great White Sharks! And not just a quick flashing pass of grey, they want you to really see and experience the wonder and amazement of Great White Sharks. Get that tickle down your spine as one of the world’s prehistoric, amazing and definitely misunderstood fish swims by you. After nearly 50 years, Rodney and Andrew Fox are the world’s foremost cage operators and they can hold their heads up high knowing that their combination of more time on location, more cages and less people makes them...

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