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Published: Sportdiving Magazine

Thank you to Sportdiving Magazine for publishing my article Kona’s Unforgettable Mantas After Dark. I am excited to be published in Sportdiving Magazine – it is the longest established scuba diver magazine in the Asia/Pacific region and it’s the only Australian owned and published scuba magazine with international readership. You can read the original version…



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Meikon aluminium housing

If you have been reading my blog you will know that I have purchased and extensively tested a Meikon housing for my Sony NEX-5R. Overall it left a surprisingly good impression and it has exceeded my expectations. If you want to read my review in full the link is at the bottom of this post. So…



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More on the Meikon: Going deep and wide-angle comparison

This will be my third and final instalment on my experiment in buying and using a Meikon underwater housing. My previous posts about the Meikon housing have proved popular – this Chinese designed and manufactured housing comes at a significant price reduction to some of the more wider know housings, so naturally its performance has attracted…



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Lost GoPro found after 4 days on the ocean floor

I have been a fan of the GoPro since the original was first released in 2005 – back when it was a film stills camera! Last year I purchased the GoPro HERO3 Black Edition when it was GoPro’s top of the line camera. It’s brilliant and I still use it all the time. Infact I was…



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The restorative seafood: oysters

The debate around sustainable seafood is heating up – people are starting to realise the ocean is a finite resource. However in many cases sustainability in seafood is a fallacy. Improved fishing techniques may help to prolong certain stocks of fish and to reduce by-catch but there are very few fisheries that are actually sustainable….



On the radio: Out of the Blue

On November 9 2014 Jane and I were invited on the local radio station 3CR to talk about 3D Underwater Heritage. You can now listen to the full show here but be nice – it was our first time on radio and it was live to air! For more information about 3CR check out their…



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Why the evil and relentless attack on sharks?

Cover art by Hillary Bradfield I have been seeing a lot of publicity for the upcoming Sharknado 3 movie set in Chicago. Obviously a silly movie, the Sharknado franchise has become a cult hit, and in the time that I have been meaning catch the first one another two movies have been released. Not to…



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Local fame achieved

It was bound to happen! Well not really, but it has happened. Yes Jane and I are famous. We reached the lofty heights of our local paper – and the front page no less! It’s great because it shows the work we are doing related to the mystery wreck and our 3D modeling is getting…



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The Mystery Wreck: Part 1

In the thick black mud beneath Melbourne’s West Gate bridge lies the long forgotten hulk of a 19th century iron ship. 200,000 vehicles a day pass above it, completely unaware of it’s existence. It has been trapped here for nearly a century and it appears as though all information about it has been lost from official…



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Diving with the Manta’s of Kona

Dropping down into the warm but inky black depths off the Kona coast on the Big Island in Hawaii, where the cooled lava rocks are black and the sand is black all I can see are torch beams darting around like lasers. Though I know somewhere out there in the dark are giants, the Manta…