Around Australia Travelog

  1.  Tasmania Underwater - Caves, Kelp and Convicts

    Tasmania Underwater - Caves, Kelp and Convicts

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Tasmania Underwater - Caves, Kelp and Convicts

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Tasmania - the last frontier. At least that how this island south of the Australian mainland with its rugged beauty, stunning beaches and difficult to explore wilderness felt to us.
  2. Rapid Bay Jetty - Leafy Seadragon Heaven

    Rapid Bay Jetty - Leafy Seadragon Heaven

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Rapid Bay Jetty - Leafy Seadragon Heaven

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    When I first came to Australia, almost 20 years ago, my then-boyfriend (now husband and trusted dive buddy) had a poster hanging in the bathroom depicting what I thought was a fantasy creature.
  3. Dive Esperance - Tanker Jetty

    Dive Esperance - Tanker Jetty

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Dive Esperance - Tanker Jetty

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Esperance, Western Australia, the 2nd of January - this was going to be the first dive of the new year for me.
  4. HMAS Swan - Fifteen Years Underwater

    HMAS Swan - Fifteen Years Underwater

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    HMAS Swan - Fifteen Years Underwater

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Although I am not a mad keen wreck diver, I was very much looking forward to diving the HMAS Swan out of Dunsborough with Cape Dive.
  5. Diving Busselton Jetty and beyond

    Diving Busselton Jetty and beyond

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Diving Busselton Jetty and beyond

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    As I entered the water with a giant stride, the cool water trickled down my back. Normally this would bother me, but after walking down the whole of Busselton Jetty with a trolley filled with my dive gear in it was a welcome reprieve.
  6. Hear me roar - swimming with Australian Sea Lions

    Hear me roar - swimming with Australian Sea Lions

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Hear me roar - swimming with Australian Sea Lions

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Traveling further down the West Coast of Australia, we noticed the weather changing and temperatures dropping.
  7. Shore Diving Geraldton - Point Moore

    Shore Diving Geraldton - Point Moore

    Contributed By : Tim Hochgrebe

    Shore Diving Geraldton - Point Moore

    Contributed By : Tim Hochgrebe
    Most divers use Geraldton as a stepping stone to reach the famous islands and reefs of the Houtman Abrolhos.
  8. Manta Rays and Coral Reefs at Coral Bay

    Manta Rays and Coral Reefs at Coral Bay

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Manta Rays and Coral Reefs at Coral Bay

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    On one day, late October, I was booked on with Ningaloo Reef Dive, Coral Bay, Western Australia for a day of diving Ningaloo Reef and snorkelling with Manta Rays.
  9. Navy Pier - Another Diving Adventure in Exmouth

    Navy Pier - Another Diving Adventure in Exmouth

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Navy Pier - Another Diving Adventure in Exmouth

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    On several web sites it is claimed to be in The Top 10 Dive Sites around Australia" and "one of the Top Ten Pier Dives in the world".
  10. Diving Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

    Diving Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe

    Diving Ningaloo Reef from Exmouth

    Contributed By : Wandy Hochgrebe
    Ningaloo Reef - located about 1200 km north of Perth - is maybe most famous for the Whale Sharks encounters happening between March and July each year when those giant Elasmobranchs aggregate here.
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