wreck diving

Minke magic

Cries of, “Thar she blows!” are dim echoes of the 1830’s when whaling was acknowledged as Australia’s first primary industry. An era when, from shore-side whaling stations established along the country’s eastern seaboard, catcher vessels would put to sea to… Read More ›

Life of Phy…

Making the grade in today’s diving world is becoming increasingly more difficult. It’s no longer sufficient to rely on that tatty old neoprene wet suit held together by faith and patches, or wistful tales of, “When I were down an… Read More ›

Knot knowing: the basics

The ability to properly handle a rope or line is – or should be – an important aspect of diving, one that begins by having a fundamental knowledge of certain elementary knots and the purpose for which they’re used. Generally… Read More ›

Fish and ships … and divers

Originally intended as ‘stiffeners’ for the flimsy paper packets that, during the late 19th century, ready-made cigarettes were then sold in, ‘cigarette cards’ became one of the first collectibles available to the masses. At first nothing more than plain pieces… Read More ›