One animal that every diver will have encountered, because they don't hide or swim away and are mostly brightly coloured: the sponge. Sponges are single or colonial animals which body bears many pores. Hence the name of its Phylum: Porifera (Latin porus, 'pore'; ferre, 'to bear').
Jagged rocky cliffs towering high above the water, seemingly insurmountable, visible from the numerous look-outs and of course the water. Known for its rich convict history, impressive cliff faces and incredible vistas Tasmania blew us - by now seasoned travellers - out off the water!
To many divers, being in the water with a Great White Shark is definitely one of the most sought after experiences possible on the planet. For some it is the adrenalin rush, for others the experience of witnessing one of the top predators known to men in its natural environment in a safe and controlled manner.
Photo of Short-head Seahorse taken at Edithburgh Jetty, South Australia. Photocomp December '05 - Open
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