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Archive for September 2019

Greeted by a Sea Lion and schools of snapper at the start of new spring diving season

Greeted by a Sea Lion and schools of snapper at the start of new spring diving season 

Sunday 22 September 2019

This Sunday morning was nice, warm, and sunny, and almost perfect weather and water conditions were seen at Woodman Point. A group of ten Manta Club divers of all experience levels headed to the groyne at […]

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Laughing manically into our regulators at Bicton Baths

Laughing manically into our regulators at Bicton Baths

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Manta club divers have gone a little nuts in the rain

Horizontal thrashing rain isn’t something I actively seek out, but whilst standing there chest deep, about to dump the air from my BCD, laughing manically into my regulator…I would not have swapped it for all […]

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1000 more scientifically proven personal shark deterrent devices now available

1,000 more scientifically proven personal shark deterrent devices now available

Monday, 16 September 2019 

$1 million committed for 5,000 rebates for scientifically proven personal shark deterrents since May 2017 About 3,800 rebates have so far been claimed by local ocean usersWorld-first program offers $200 subsidy on scientifically proven devices 

Government extends $200 Shark deterrent subsidy

Perth’s warmer weather and a […]

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Diving the Cenotes of Mexico

Diving the Cenotes of Mexico

Part 1

September 2019

The Perth Scuba crew have made it to Mexico for our third time and this time a contingent of 24 of Perth Scuba’s elite divers are taking on the Cenotes and Caves in the Tulum region. 

Lee Johnson diving the Cenotes of Mexico

The caverns (cenotes) and caves that pepper this […]

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Encounters with the weird and wonderful at Ammo

Encounters with the weird and wonderful at Ammo

Wednesday 11 September 2019

It was wishful thinking that the recent high daytime temperature had found their way into the sea and we would be skipping into the sea in only rashies, but what I do wish is that all the moronic fishing persons who regard the jetty as […]

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Scrambling down the wall at North Mole Fremantle

Scrambling down the wall at North Mole Fremantle

Sunday 8 September 2019

Another Sunday morning down at the shop. With great conditions we decided on North Mole, Fremantle to check our the Gareenup wreck.

Manta Club divers at North Mole Fremantle before the scramble

When we got to the site conditions looked good, not much swell but it was low tide. […]

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Did you know that Blue Gropers aren’t actually a groper?

Did you know that Blue Gropers aren’t actually a groper?

In southern Australia, the western blue groper is actually the largest carnivorous bony fish species found living on reefs, reaching a length of up to 1.7 metres and a weight of up to 40 kilograms.

The western blue groper is not actually a groper (Family Serranidae) at […]

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Diving the wrecks at Blackwall Reach

Diving the wrecks at Blackwall Reach

Sunday 1 September 2019

This Fathers Day the weather wasn’t the best so we decided to check out the wrecks at Blackwall Reach. With 8 keen divers we finished our bacon and eggs then made our way down.

Manta Club divers at Blackwall Reach on Fathers Day

At the site conditions didn’t look […]

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