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DIVE COZUMEL | GULF OF MEXICO

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Whilst on a 7 day Carnival cruise around the Gulf of Mexico, we arrived at Cozumel Island. The one and only advertised dive from our cruise ship described a deep water experience including a drift dive along a large wall. However on the day, the local currents were far stronger than they had known in recent times, so our dive plan changed at the last minute.

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We ended up doing relative shallow dives close to shore to avoid the danger of those large currents. Even so, we still had a 3-4 knot current and had I have wanted to stop and look at something of macro photographic interest, it would have to have been in the lee of a bombie or in a sea floor depression.

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DIVE GRAND CAYMAN | CAYMAN ISLANDS | GULF OF MEXICO

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DIVE THE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS OF THE CARIBBEAN AT GRAND CAYMAN

On a 7 day Carnival cruise around the Gulf of Mexico, I had an opportunity for a two tank scuba dive with Don Foster’s Dive Cayman in West Bay, Grand Cayman. So I took this chance to experience the crystal clear Caribbean waters but unfortunately there were unexpected very strong currents, the worst they had in the last three years.

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So we dived Wall Street, a relatively protected site covered by the remaining fragments of a severely damaged wreck. Many were colonised by soft quite colourful corals, gorgon fans, fish and other typical Caribbean marine life.  We also encountered a field of very tall garden eels, a curious sight not often seen.

Grand Cayman riding a bike while diving

My dive guide was also a great source of amusement. He tolerated my prolonged photographic stops by amusing himself with a wreck of a bicycle, and what a camera ham he proved to be, attempting to ride it whilst wearing his long free diving fins!

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UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC FINE ART EXHIBITION – JUSTIN BRUHN – March 2015 SE QLD

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Justin Bruhn is a local Sunshine Coast boy from Landsborough.  His ‘day job’ has him acting as a Security Consultant which has taken him around Queensland including the Far North, but he has also worked in the diving industry as as a dive instructor and a passionate underwater photographer.

Justin Bruhn

He has dived extensively around the globe, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand and South America. He has a deep commitment to marine conservation, and believes that to save underwater treasures such as the Great Barrier Reef, preserving their images and educating the community is one way to go.

DiveCareDare first met Justin through connections with a local dive operator, both eventually joining forces when Tony took a group of local divers to Beqa Lagoon, Fiji to have a life affecting, shark diving experience, diving with up to 8 different breeds of sharks at any one time.

Justin has a huge, very impressive Nauticam underwater camera set up, and whilst he does do videography, he is increasingly taking more and more still photos, especially wide angle rather than macro photography. Continue reading

DIVING WITH CROCODILES | DARWIN NT

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This was another DiveCareDare opportunity for a Surface Interval activity with a difference. In between dives at Nightcliff Island, just outside Darwin, we decided to explore Crocosaurus Cove in downtown Darwin’s CBD. A long standing business, their point of difference from other similar businesses is their offering of the ‘Cage of Death’. Yes, Cage of Death. Mmmmm. Our minds pondered.

Well Tony just couldn’t resist to check it out. But it turned out that we were well behind the 8 ball as the spots were all booked out well in advance. So we decided to gate crash someone else’s experience, and, well our photos and videos tell it all.

To read more go to:  http://www.traveltherenext.com/blogs/61-diving-with-crocodiles-darwin-northern-territory

This is one of the videos for your viewing in that blog post:

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If you get the chance, you MUST do this. There is no where else in Australia where you can experience this thrill of a lifetime. Go on, just DO IT!

 

[Our thanks go to Jan Jnr and Jan Snr Mahotka from South Australia, for allowing us to video their experience. Photos and videos by Tony and Irene Isaacson]

 

 

 

 

WHALE SONG OF AFRICA

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SNORKELLING WITH ‘SINGING’ WHALES

Whilst on our recent trip to South Africa hoping to dive on the Sardine Run, we were given a bonus encounter of these amazing leviathans of the sea. Whilst looking for the sardine bait balls in the waters at Coffee Bay, three humpback whales including a mother and her baby cruised by. There was no time to don scuba equipment, so with only snorkels and masks we all got in the water to take a closer look.

They were truly amazing and the sound they were making took us all aback. It was nothing like the high pitched whale song we had heard before, such a deep gutteral almost painful straining sound. WIERD!

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This was a truly memorable moment, especially when at one point when they came up from the deep so close to one of our group that he had to try to push himself away from the side of the huge animal. AMAZING!

Thanks to Roland Mauz and his team from African Dive Adventures who gave us this incredible encounter.

What do you think of their whale ‘song’?  Have you ever hard anything like this before?

For more, see our recent post Snorkelling with Humpback Whales at Coffee Bay, South Africa.

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[Video Footage by Tony Isaacson.  Video Production and Editing by Roger Barrett,  TraveThereNext.com]

HOT PRESS: LIQUIDLIFE MAGAZINE LAUNCH SEPT 5TH 2014

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LIQUIDLIFE MAGAZINE COMES TO LIFE – FIRST EDITION OUT NOW!

 

Liquidlife magazine Sunshine Coast launch at Sealife Mooloolaba QLD

Last night we had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the Coast’s newest and exciting magazine Liquidlife. The brainchild of editor Leisel Walker, the magazine finally came to fruition after months in the making. Liquidlife is a one off. There is no other magazine covering watersports on the Coast so Liquidlife is here to fill a definite gap. The magazine has both an online format and glossy magazine for distribution to shops, cafes, and restaurants around the coast from Caloundra to Noosa. The content covers all things watersports, from stories on local personalities, care for the ocean, the latest in technology, and beachwear fashion connecting watersports with local businesses.

The launch was at Sealife, Mooloolaba – a fitting venue, with attendees surrounded by a backdrop of freshwater and seawater exhibits. Continue reading

SNORKELLING WITH HUMPBACK WHALES | MOOLOOLABA, QUEENSLAND

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SNORKELLING WITH HUMPBACK WHALES, MOOLOOLABA, QUEENSLAND

It was a beautiful day for snorkelling with humpback whales off the magnificent Sunshine Coast. The sky was azure blue and the ocean was calm as we headed out of the Mooloolah River. We were on board “4 Shore” with a crew of 5 including Dan, son of Phil Hart, owner of Sunreef and the entrepreneur responsible for this Australian first. Whale watchers and snorkelers were a mix of tourists and media personnel – fifteen in total.

Snorkeling with Humpback whales in Mooloolaba, QLD

We headed east from the river then north when suddenly the skipper shouted “Whales!!” That was the trigger for a military style call to action as Dan deployed the 30 metre safety line out the back of the boat for snorkelers who were already briefed, pumped and reading to slip into the water.

Snorkeling with Humpback whales in Mooloolaba, QLD

Putting out the line at the back of the boat

We had been allocated into groups – group 1 was ready in wetsuits, complete with snorkel, mask and fins. Continue reading

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