Looking for Dive Buddy

1 year 11 months ago #302148 by jaguar18
jaguar18 created the topic: Looking for Dive Buddy
Hi Guys
Due to a couple of friends either getting married and buying houses or having kids I'm looking for a dive buddy.
I'm 47, I have been diving since 2003 have a few hundred dives logged I live In Williamstown Vic.
I don't mind having a look at whats around, but I like hunting crayfish, diving for scallops and the occasional ab, I'd be happy to tag along with others as well.

Mark

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1 year 11 months ago #302149 by AB
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Mark,
have you considered joining an independent dive club, i.e., one that's not associated with a dive business? I would recommend Victorian Sub Aqua Club for you as they are quite active and like to catch the odd cray. Have a look at their website www.vsag.org.au and perhaps drop in to their meeting tonight at the Water Rat Hotel in South Melbourne, and I'm sure you will be looked after!

Alan

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1 year 11 months ago #302150 by jaguar18
jaguar18 replied the topic: Looking for Dive Buddy
Thanks Alan
I'm actually free tonight so I'll head down there.

Mark

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1 year 11 months ago #302151 by AB
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You will meet a great bunch of divers, and the legendary Des Williams is tonight's guest speaker, presenting on the City of Launceston shipwreck! Ask for Ian Scholey or John Lawler and tell them you like to catch crays and they will give you all the info you need!

Alan

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1 year 10 months ago #302194 by jaguar18
jaguar18 replied the topic: Looking for Dive Buddy
Thanks Alan
I couldn't attend the meeting in the end but I'll try for the next one, A mate and I are going to try our luck at Lonsdale arch's I think its called on the 19th with Dive Vic.
Mark

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1 year 10 months ago #302195 by AB
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Mark,
You wil love Lonsdale Arches, I've been their a couple of time recently and really enjoyed the site. Take a torch! Here is a recent video vimeo.com/154398345

Alan

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1 year 10 months ago #302197 by jaguar18
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Thanks Alan
It looks a nice spot.

Mark

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1 year 1 month ago #302795 by ClaraTheCareFreeChicken
ClaraTheCareFreeChicken replied the topic: Looking for Dive Buddy
Hey there folks,
Im a surfer and snorkler but pretty new to diving and hooked hooked!

Im getting my PADI in a couple months i reckon Malapaskua PH as thres the illusive thresher shark i just must check out!
Was thinking taking couple months off this year and check out western OZ , as i havent yet and folks from Perth are always cool so i wanna be cool back.
Ive been up whole east usual suspects about 10 year ago but was dedicated to whitsundys and Frasier ....
What kind of diving to be has on west coast? What recommend best time year?
Im a yank but live in Hong Kong so not far as balls.
Need a western fix too (been here 4 years without break this time).

Thanks everyone!
Shannon

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1 year 1 month ago #302796 by AB
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Shannon,
Consider that Western Australia has almost 13,000 kilometres of coastline from the temperate south to the tropical north there is an amazing variety of diving opportunities. Diving along the south coast features granite islands, kelp, a 35,000 ton wreck (Sankp Harvest) leafy sea dragons, and rich fishlife. The west coast changes from temperate kelp reefs to coral reefs with mantas, whale sharks and whales at different times of the year. Ningaloo Reef is a smaller version of the GBR, but much closer to land. Diving Ningaloo is mostly from Coral Bay or Exmouth and offers all the usual tropical species, plus a few endemic species as well. Of course, there are plenty of sharks including white tips, grey reef, and tigers.

Google Esperance, Bremer Bay, Albany , Dunsborough, Rottnest Island, Coral Bay, Ningaloo, Exmouth and Muiron Islands. Lots of choices!

Alan
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