December 19 is my last dives for 2015 at Port Kembla. Flooded Camera
November 28 is The Steps with very poor viz.
November 21 is dive 1000 for me at The Leap and then The Steps.
November 14 we dived Magic Point but no sharks and then Whale Watch with my friend Paul from The Netherlands.
August 28 again at Magic Point
July 4 is sharks at Magic Point.
June 27 we aimed for Shellharbour but only got to Port Kembla. Still nice dives on the BOMBO and The Pinnacle.
May 9 we dive Pistol Point and an unknown reef near the shipping channel.
April 25 has 2 new sites for me - Pistol Point and 4X Delsalination Intake
April 6 at Port Kembla diving The Pinnacle and the BOMBO.
March 28, first deepie for the year on the Tuggerah and then Barrens Hut.
March 7 only one dive at Bypass reef.
January 24 Minmi Trench and Henry Head were the best choices that we had
November 3 Jen and I head for Bushrangers Bay - a very poor dive.
November 22 fantastic Minmi Trench and ordinary Bare Island deep wall
November 15 is a great dive at Barrens Hut.
November 1 we dive Pig Island at Port Kembla.
October 12 is the club BBQ at Frenchmans Bay. The Whale Watch Platform was the pick.
September 27 an ordinary dive at The Pinnacle but the BOMBO wreck is spectacular.
September 20 we dive M&K reef and Kurnell deep wall.
August 9 we visit the sharks at Magic Point and the sea horse at Bypass reef
June 7 was just the one dive at The Steps - conditions up top were very rough.
May 24 back home and we dive the Tuggerah and Osbourne shoals.
May 18 After our Netherlands holiday we head out of Townsville on Spoilsport to dive the Yongala.
April 5 we head off to M&K Reef and Kurnell Deep Wall.
March 22 we sneak in 3 dives - M&K reef, Pistol Crack and Whale Watch Platform.
March 15 we go deep again, this time on the Undola and dive Osbourne shoals
Summer is over (was there one?). We have a WOW time with the sharks at Magic Point and an ordinary dive at Henry Head.
January 22 brought a gloomy dive at Henry Head and great vis at The Leap.
February 9 Jen and I do 2 dives at Bushrangers Bay, the 2nd one was a try dive for Pat.
Our first dives for the year were at Port Kembla. We dived The Pinnacle, then Pig Island Sth.
December 14 we return to Port Kembla, a fantastic dive on the Bombo and just a dive off Big Island.
December 7 we do a trio - The Split, Osbourne shoals and Shiprock on the high tide.
The last day of Spring and the surface conditions are foul. We dive The Steps and find a nudi 85mm long.
The sharks begged us to visit so November 16 Magic Point was magical.
A gap in my diving and back into it on November 9 when we dive Bypass Reef and then do a scooter run from WWP to Tabbagi.
October 12 I get Jen back in the water at Gordon's Bay - very uninteresting dive.
October 5 I dive on Sea John and have great viz at Pistol Crack and Yellowrock drift.
September 14 we do the club dive at Xanadu and then Osbourne shoals
September 7 is the Tuggerah and then my 900th dive at Marley rockfall.
August 30 we dive Pistol Crack and Pt Tupei with great viz and heaps of fish.
August 17 2013 - Wayne's 900th dive on the Bombo at Port Kembla and it was very good.
Club dive to Wanderers and then Osbourne shoals on August 10.
The sharks at Magic Point called to us on August 3 and then we dive MK reef.
July 6 and we try to dive the Tug, give up and the try the Undola - read out trials and tribulations here.
First day of winter, we look for Midway reef but end up at The Pinnacle out of Port Kembla.
May 11 is the club dive and BBQ and we take club members for great dives at Bypass Reef.
May 4 we check out the 'bommie' east of Magic Point that we had seen on the 27th. It's a reef and so good we did 2 dives here.
April 1 we're back at Bushrangers Bay and take Pat for a try dive.
March 24 we take the kids to Bushrangers Bay and Margo does a try dive.
March 16 is a 3 dive day - Barrens Hut and Osbourne Shoals were very surgy and Shiprock viz is ordinary.
March 9 we all take off for Port Kembla and dive The Pinacle and Pig Island.
February 16 Wayne Heinz and I visit the sharks at Magic Point - my best dive at Magic Point, then dive M&K reef.
February 9 we take a colleague of Wayne's to the Whale Watch Platform and Bare Island Deep Wall.
Jenny and I have had a lovely holiday in Bright in Victoria, from January 15 to 23.
January 12 we take Jenny to Barrens Hut.
Christmas Eve early morning and we get down to Shiprock for a wonderful dive on high tide and I left my camera in the car.
December 15 out of Broken Bay we dive a double on the wonderful Midway reef.
We're into December and on the 8th we dive Xanadu and miss the wreckage of the Hilda off Cape Solander.
November 18 is another club dive - we dive Pizza reef and Barrens Hut.
November 10 is Port Kembla and we dive Pig Island Nth and the BOMBO.
November 4 is the club boat dive and BBQ and I get to dive Minmi Trench, Whale Watch Platform and Kurnell Deep Wall.
More missed dive opportunities but I get Jenny down to the gravel loader for a seriously bad dive and no pics on November 3.
Another month out of the water and finally I can get back in and it's Barrens Hut again on October 20.
September 22 we drop down to the SS Tuggerah, first deep dive for a while then finish at Barrens Hut.
August 25 and the conditions are near perfect. M&K Reef, Point Tupei and the Whale Watch Platform are all really great.
A week off with bad weather and then on August 18 we dive the Bombo and Toothbrush Island.
We're into the coldest month of the year but August 4 we dive Magic Point and Bypass Reef.
July 28 is a club dive at The Split & Barrens Hut. We follow up with an ordinary dive at Six Fathom reef.
July 21 the seas are big but we manage a dive at the Steps. Wayne's 800th but sadly I flood my camera.
July 7 we do a double at Osbourne Shoals with excellent viz.
June 23 we dive Tabbagi.
Our annual holiday for 2012 is to Lord Howe Island. It really is a must go to destination. So relaxing.
April 21 is a club dive that was cancelled but we had already decided to give the Tuggerah a go for my 800th dive. And then we dived Osbourne shoals.
My brothers' 50th is on March 17 and he lives on the Central Coast so we take the opportunity to dive the HMAS Adelaide.
March 10 after heavy rain all week. We try our luck at Pig Island Sth and viz was woeful.
February 25 Jen & I have a wonderful dive at Bushrangers Bay,
February 18 is a club dive to /wedding Cake island, lots of cuttles and then Magic Point.
February 12 we do a double on different parts of MK Reef.
January 18 I have a short dive at Bare Island West, no pics.
My first dive for 2012 is Bare Island East on January 11
December 4 is the club Christmas party/. Jen and I dive the Memorial wall for her 99th dive.
November 16 we dived Bare Island West before the monthly club meeting - a bit of drizzle but still nice.
November 5 is just 2 dives, Magic Point and Kurnell deep wall - both very poor viz. Heinz & Ken join us.
Mid week - we have a meeting of the St. George scuba club and dive Bare Island West before the meeting.
Great weather October 15 and we get 3 dives in. Middle Ground is superb, we dip into Oak Park and finish at high tide at Shiprock.
A big forced break from diving due to bad weather, bad health and other commitments but we finally dive again on 8 October. We dive Whale Watch Platform and Cape Banks Caverns.
July 9, mother nature does a backflip. Kurnell deep wall with viz <1m and the Memorial wall with viz about 2m.
June 18 we manage to get down to Magic Point with 7 GNS and also dive The Steps at Kurnell.
June 6 big rolling seas at Middle Ground and very average viz at Shiprock.
7th May and HMAS Adelaide is open for business and we are amongst the first 20 to publicly dive her from our own boat.
April 30 is bad weather. It is sunny for a period and get dive The Steps with <2m viz. No pics though
April16 with big seas and strong winds we manage a dive at Inscription Point.
March 20, terrible weather but die hards Wayne and I still get 2 dives in at Anchor reef and Henry Head. Not any god pics though.
March 13, Jen and I dive Inscription Point.
March 5, Big seas and wind but Kurnell's The Steps and Memorial Wall are still good.
February 5 is my 700th dive in 7 years. I choose the Whale Watch Platform and then we dive Yena Flat.
January 29 we drop down onto the Tug and free a blind shark at Marley Point.
Australia Day we celebrate with great dives on the Bombo, Pig Island South and the seals at Martins Islet.
January 20 Jen, Wayne and I do a circumnavigation of Bare Island - it was tough.
Saturday 15 January we head out of Port Hacking for nice but cold dives at Barrens Hut and Six Fathom reef.
Mid week Jenny, Wayne and I dive Bare Island West. With poor viz it was just a dive. No pics worth posting.
December 12 we do a very gloomy dive on the Birchgrove Park.
Sunday November 28 I take Jenny and Chris for a nice dive at Bushrangers Bay.
Mid week November 27 we dive Bare Island Deep Wall.
During the week on November 11 we get in a dive at Bare Island, not a great dive
Our first dive in October, October 8 we manage to dive the Tuggerah in what was nearly a night dive.
Hoping for better conditions September 25 we try for the Tuggerah and miss it completely, and then dive Osbourne Shoals.
August 7 - the sea is running at 3m from the south and we don't get out of Botany Bay. No pics worth publishing.
July 17 is a fine sunny day but the seas are a bit sloppy and the wind is strong and cold. We head out from the Foreshore rd boat ramp and down to the Kelloe and after a cuppa in Long Bay we dive Point Tupei.
On June 19 we headed out to the Hawkesbury and dive the Birchgrove Park and the Valiant. A double wreck dive and both were great.
June 12, with big seas and strong winds we thought Port Kembla might be the best pick. Toothbrush Island first, then the Bombo revealed more of herself than we've ever seen before.
Vanuatu and the SS President Coolidge - it is an awesome experience. In May 2010 we did 14 dives in this WWII wreck, claimed by many to be the best wreck dive in the world. Can't say I disagree with that.
May 1, Wayne and I enjoy the Tuggerah and a cuttle seems intent on getting Wayne and we dive Barrens Hut pea soup.
Another perfect weekend on Anzac long weekend - Magic Point had a surprise for Wayne and I, then the Malabar wreck and then the Whale watch platform where we got close with the resident turtle. And on Monday Jenny and I enjoy Bushrangers Bay.
Wayne still away and Jenny and I have a wonderful dive at Kurnell on April 11.
April 3 Jenny and I squeeze a shallow dive in at Bushrangers Bay.
March 13 2010 We hoped for good conditions and we did get on to the Birchgrove Park but conditions got worse so only one dive today.
Conditions didn't look great for our March 6 outings but we get onto the Tuggerah and finish up on Osbourne Shoals.
But on February 13 we get to finish our Decompression Procedures and Advanced Nitrox with a 47m dive on the Myola. Very nice too. Then we complete the wreck dives for the day on the Centurion and were surprised with the stunning visibility.
It's a long wait between dives - we did try to dive on Feb 5 could see nothing without a torch. We spend 5 mins under water.
On the 23rd we visit the Annie M Miller again, this time on our course and then check out an area East of Old Mans Hat. Very nice.
The 16th & 17th January we are doing our Decompression Procedures and Advanced Nitrox so no pics this week.
Jen and I start 2010 with a double dive at Bare Island - the Deep Wall and the West reef.
December 13 Jen and I drop into Bare Island late in the afternoon. What we didn't see was disturbing.
First dive day of summer 2009 we dive the Undola, and very nice she was too.
Sunday November 15, 2009 Jenny and I do a double Bare Island and encounter twin mourning cuttles - so cute.
November 7, 2009 we go back to the Tug, fight the current again and find Wayne's lost inflator but not his knife. We then dive the South end of Osbourne Shoals and finish with Shiprock. Well after a very wet October and Wayne cruising the Mediterranean we are back diving. We struggle with current on the Tug and silt at Osbourne Shoals.
August 8 we headed for Port Kembla to dive the Bombo.
Well it's the end of July 2009, the site has been off line for a bit - it needed repairs. So now we're back up again and continuing the diving saga.
18th and 25th July we are on the Undola. Conditions are variable with strong currents but we are able to fix our mooring.
July 11 we are lucky with good conditions on the Tuggerah, and have an underweighted experience at Barrens Hut.
July 4 we visit the GNS at Magic Point and then go to Kurnell to get away from the large rough seas.
I've had a month off diving following an operation on my left shoulder. The operation went well and I'm back into it. June 27 we dived Pizza reef & Osbourne Shoals.
May 14 to May 21 - MIKE BALL - 7 day CORAL SEA SAFARI. Wow - this is 5 star live aboard with all the trimmings.
May 3, Jen and I get a dive in at Bare Island.
Easter long weekend April 11 2009 Jen and I have a lovely long dive at Camp Cove.
Really rough conditions March 4 2009, we manage a dive at Anchor reef.
Sunday 29th March 2009 Jenny and I get a dip in at Gordons Bay.
We sneak in another mid week dive at Bare Island but it was a bit ordinary.
March 14, 2009, flat seas and the Tuggerah has a surprise for us - a juvenile sunfish.
Daylight savings will soon be over so we can still sneak in a mid week dive at Bare Island on March 11, 2009.
A calm Monday March 2 Jen, Wayne and I do a trip in pea soup at Bare Island West. Nice cuttles though and we return the dumpbell.
Wrecks, wrecks and more wrecks. January 17, 2009 we do a double on the Bombo. WOW was she good.
After a few weeks off Jenny and I get into Inscription Point on Saturday 20th December.
A perfect weekend, Saturday December 6, 2008 and off to Bass Point and Jen and I dive Bushrangers Bay and the Gravel Loader.
Mid week, Wednesday 3rd December and I take Jen out to Bare Island West to do some buoyancy skills.
Sunday 30th November 2008 - Wayne is off to Lord Howe Island for a week - lucky him. I take Jen out to Bare Island to practice UW navigation ahead of her Advanced OW course.
Saturday 22nd November 2008, we manage to get into Minmi Trench before the gale hit.
The next Wednesday, the 19th we go out after work and slip out the Deep Wall at Bare Island.
Another week another dive - Bare Island circumnavigation on Wednesday 12th November.
Sunday, a fine sunny day and the scuba divers are out in force at Bare Island. Jenny and I dive Bare Island west and have an amazing encounter with 2 mourning cuttles.
October 12 we walked from Bare Island to Maroubra.
October 11, fine weather and we could dive anywhere. We chose Port Kembla and a double dive on the Bombo wreck and a short dive at Toothbrush island. This takes me up to 76 dives for 2008 and 458 total.
Well it's been a long wait with very poor weather. We attempted to dive the container wall but could not get the anchor to hold so no diving. So it was great, with calmer seas and winds to dive the Undola and Barrens Hut on September 14.
August 17 Jen and I walk the Grand Canyon in the Blue Mountains.
August 16 and we salvage chain from the container wall - no pics though.
August 9 fine and windy we struggle down to the Undola.
Sunday July 13 I take my son Jeff for a try dive at Clovelly Pool.
Better conditions Jen and I take a dip at Inscription Point on the June 22.
May 17 2008 we visit the Tug and a great dive it is.
Jenny and I have been to Ningaloo - GBR on steroids in May 2008.
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