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SOLOMON ISLANDS- GIZO & MUNDA

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SOLOMON ISLANDS- GIZO & MUNDA

                THE DIVE ADVENTURE   GIZO The waters around Gizo are renowned for their spectacular and diverse dive sites, 28C water temperatures and the excellent visability. Dive on WWII wrecks, off-shore reefs, spectacular coral formations and plummeting walls covered in marine life.     Some of the popular dive sites include: Toa Maru: The 6,700 ton, 140 metre long Japanese transport ship is lying on her starboard side in 10- 37 metres of water. This dive site is worth several visits. You can explore the ships holds...

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Explore Australia’s Far North – Diving the Torres Strait and Ribbon Reefs aboard the MV Kalinda

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Explore Australia’s Far North – Diving the Torres Strait and Ribbon Reefs aboard the MV Kalinda

                THE TRIP This is truly an incredible trip and VERY few divers on the planet have had the opportunity to dive the Torres Strait. Some of the most spectacular diving in the Coral Sea and reefs dived so rarely that you will likely see something that no person has ever seen before! This is the Great Barrier Reef at it’s healthiest. Incredible untouched reef systems with abundant fish life and huge varieties of pelagic life. Regardless of whether you love macro or wide angle subjects there is something here for everyone! The Far...

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

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SS YONGALA & MINKE WHALES- WRECKS, WHALES & REEF ABOARD THE MV KALINDA

THE TRIP Humpback whale encounters are common during the months of July, August and September. Unlike the Dwarf Minke Whales who love the crystal clear waters of the outer reefs, Humpback whales are seen more at inshore sections of the Great Barrier Reef, often during a surface interval in between dive at sites like the SS Yongala and while cruising around Magnetic Island or the Palms Group. Townsville outer reefs are visited by the Dwarf Minke Whales far more frequently than the Ribbon Reefs from Cairns. Our dive operator is the only operator to visit (or know) these...

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JAPAN- DISCOVER YONAGUNI AND EXPLORE THE MONUMENT

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JAPAN- DISCOVER YONAGUNI AND EXPLORE THE MONUMENT

                    THE TRIP   OKINAWA is the southernmost prefecture of Japan. The Ryukyu Islands consists of approximately 160 islands (48 of which are inhabited) of varying sizes stretching for 1,000 kilometres from east to west and from north to south in between the Philippine Sea and the East China Sea, from Kyushu (in the southwest of Japan) all the way to Taiwan.     YONAGUNI-JIMA DIVING- Yonaguni Island is Japans most westerly point located 110 km off the coast of Taiwan and a 2 hour flightfrom Naha, Okinawa’s capital....

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DISCOVER The Sunken Secrets of New Zealand’s North Island!!

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DISCOVER The Sunken Secrets of New Zealand’s North Island!!

              THE TRIP Join us for a truly incredible dive adventure as we explore some of the best diving that New Zealand has to offer. In one trip you will explore two of New Zealand’s diving jewels and 4 of their most famous wrecks! We will be exploring the Poor Knights Islands, Bay of Islands, HMNZS Waikato, MHNZS Tui, HMNZS Canterbury and the famous Rainbow Warrior!   We have timed our trip perfectly to ensure that the water temps are a little more comfortable for Brisbane diving regulars!  This incredible trip is strictly limited to...

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A Spectacular Weekend Away at Nelson Bay, NSW.

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A Spectacular Weekend Away at Nelson Bay, NSW.

                THE DIVE SITE Nelson Bay at Port Stephens is one of the hidden gems of diving on the Eastern seaboard of Australia. Whilst it’s secrets are well known to the divers of Sydney and the central coast the majority of Australia is yet to discover the amazing encounters waiting for them below the waters of Nelson Bay. You can encounter Grey Nurse sharks in large numbers, Port Jackson sharks,pipe fish, sea horses, seals, endemic nudibranchs, turtles, rays, and a myriad of fish. A true wide angle and macro photographer’s paradise...

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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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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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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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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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Dive the EX HMAS Brisbane, Wreck and Nitrox courses

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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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Come and explore the President Coolidge in Vanuatu!

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Come and explore the President Coolidge in Vanuatu!

THE TRIP Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, with an area of 3,955.5 km2 (1,527.2 sq mi) and a population of around 40,000.It belongs to the archipelago of the New Hebrides in the Pacific region of Melanesia. It is in the Sanma Province of Vanuatu. The town of Luganville, on Espiritu Santo’s southeast coast, is Vanuatu’s second-largest settlement and the provincial capital. A Spanish expedition led by Portuguese explorer Pedro Fernandes de Queirós, established a settlement in 1606 at Big Bay on the north side of the island. Espiritu Santo takes its...

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