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Advice wanted: to dive Oz or not on long trip

Discussion in 'Australia' started by spotlightlover, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Air One

    Air One Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Normandy-France
    Well you're right but this :

    doesn't fit with this :

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  2. MA

    MA Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    I'd be really surprised to not see sharks on the Coral Sea trip given they do a shark feed! Often 50 or so. Once i was lucky enough to even see a hammerhead. Over winter on the Barrier reef the minke whales are out to play, and you can occasionally see mantas out at the coral sea. So plenty of big stuff!!
  3. Diversauras

    Diversauras NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Myrtle Beach SC
    Air One, you quoted me yet i have no recollection of the context nor have I been able to find the thread, could you tell me please which thread I wrote this in? thanks
  4. Air One

    Air One Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Normandy-France
    Oooooops :shocked2:
  5. Aquapro Dive Services

    Aquapro Dive Services Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Cairns, Australia
    Agree with MA. Where the Hell were they diving?!! Go do the shark feed at Osprey Reef on the boats mentioned above. I have dived the Caribean too, and although similar I have seen Mantas and all sorts of big pelagics on the GBR. Depends on time of year and also whether they are around.

    By the way, rememebr we get Minke Whales June to December. Dont get them in the Caribean!!! :D

  6. Sandgroper-WA

    Sandgroper-WA Divemaster Candidate

    Australia IS a continent...
    kiming likes this.
  7. WetPup

    WetPup Weedy Sea Dragon

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Kiwiland
    I did the week-long itinerary out on Mike Ball last December and had an awesome time. Saw tons of sharks and a manta (though also plenty of other large rays) - so not sure where this idea there's no "big stuff" is coming from? I was relatively inexperienced when I did the trip, but they are set up to deal with all experience levels, which is great. Got a lot more dives under my belt now though! I only recall doing one drift dive on the entire trip out at Osprey Reef. The rest of the dive sites were pretty sheltered and were just "jump off the platform at the back of the boat, have a swim around and come back when you're low on air". No time limits or anything. Really easy diving :) Had a great time :D

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