Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekend's diving and surfing

This weekend's waves were bigger than predicted, so our diving at Voodoo and Shark Point was relocated to Shiprock and Bare Island, respectively. The good news is that the surf was up for our second surfing lesson.

Here are the pictures from Shiprock and the pictures from Bare Island. We don't have any pictures of us surfing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back from sandgroper central

We're back from our trip to Western Australia and Justine is back in Ottawa. While there we spent a few days in Perth, most of our time in Exmouth, and made a side trip to Coral Bay. The highlights of the trip were snorkelling with whalesharks, manta rays, sharks, and diving on the Exmouth Navy Pier.

Here are a few pictures of the trip.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Coral Bay


Today we made the 150km drive to Coral Bay for some snorkelling. We got really lucky and saw a manta ray, a dugong, and a whole pile of sharks.
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Justine in the Muiron Islands


We made two dives yesterday at the Muiron Islands, and saw a leopard shark!
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Biggest.. Fish.. Ever


We arrived safely in Exmouth yesterday to dive and snorkel the Ningaloo Reef. First on our agenda was snorkelling with whalesharks, and we weren't disappointed. We got to spend about an hour snorkelling with the beautiful creature pictured above. We'll post a full photo-report of our trip when we get back.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Justine Arrives


Justine just arrived in Sydney this morning and the three of us are flying off to Perth and then to Exmouth to dive the Ningaloo Reef. While there, we should see whalesharks, coral spawning, and hopefully some manta rays and dugongs.
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Yesterday Tanya and I drove to Jenolan Caves to do some spelunking. We did the Plughole Adventure Tour, which involved some rappelling, walking, crawling, and squeezing through some very tight spaces. It was a lot of fun, even if our guide was a 12 year old girl who weighed about 95 pounds.

Before and after we walked around a couple of the show caves and took a few pictures.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Under the Sea

Today we used 2 for 1 coupons to see Under the Sea 3D at the IMAX. Even though it was narrated by Jim Carrey, it was still a lot of fun. Most of it was filmed in this part of the world, so we got to see places we've been diving (Papua New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef and The Coral Sea), things we've seen (stingrays, wobbegongs, frogfish, and stonefish) and places we will be diving (South Australia) and things we will hopefully see there (great white sharks, giant cuttlefish, and Australian sea lions). It really got us looking forward to our upcoming South Australia trip.