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  • Mike Jones
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  • Sydney-sider, regular diver. I usually works as a writer in film, TV, books and digital media. But frankly I'd rather be underwater... I'm enthusiastic about ocean-science and marine ecologies and recording dives and marine species. My unusual sightings are submitted to the RedMap project and selected photos and videos featured in the Australian Museum's Find-A-Fish online resource
    Mainly diving Sydney and NSW Coast.

Places I've Dived

  • Total number of dives not on diveboard:
    This number is added to the total number of dives logged in Diveboard (public+private) for the stat "Total number of dives".
  • Dives published:116
  • Total dives count:117
  • Dives this year:11
  • Total underwater time on Diveboard:3 days 19 hrs 23 min
  • Most dives on Diveboard in:
  • Deepest Dive:
    30.8m in Terrigal, New South Wales, Australia
  • Longest Dive:
    76 min in Sydney, Australia
  • Pictures in logbook:295
  • Number of species spotted:1780

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    2014-01-31 Australia Kurnell
    Voo Doo

    First dive of the year and some of the most perfect surface conditions I’ve seen at Voodoo; barely a ripple on the water, low wind, high tide and sunny, cloudless day. Visibility was also very good at about 13m. The water however was strangely cold at just 15 deg, comparable to mid-winter rather than mid summer. Entered from the rock pool and headed almost due south as a surface swim before dropping down and following the channel towards the arch. Found the reef arch easily and continued a due south bearing keeping the reef ledge on our right. Schools of sweep and scad were abundant. As we followed the tumbled boulders and ledges to the kelp bed we found a weedy sea dragon. We turned there and followed the same line back, spying a moray eel and a porcupine fish along the way. Rock cale Yellow tail scad One spot puller Boot Beardie Black reef Leatherjacket Girdled scalyfin Crimsonband wrasse 3-bar porcupine fish Bulleyes Old wives Hullafish Red morowong Comb wrasse Maori wrasse Wobegong Weedy Sea Dragon Green moray eel Mado Silver sweep

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    2012-05-04 Australia Manly, NSW
    Manly Bombie

    Outstanding conditions. Calm seas & low wind & sunny skies with only light cloud. Visability was fantastic at more than 20m. A great diversity of sealife but the highlight was a large giant cuttlefish that was very playful and inquisitive. A great divesite with moderate easy-going depth and lots of ledges & crevacies and topography to explore. Excellent soft corals & sponges & sea tulips and kelp gardens. Had to dive with a borrowed reg, computer and BC as after treading on my regulator it had to go in for repair. giant cuttlefish morwong bullseye yellow tail - kingfish schooling 3 bar porcupine fish sergeant baker maori wrasse groper (males and females) hulafish neon damsel fish black reef leather jackets

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    2013-07-05 Australia Kurnell
    Voo Doo

    Perfect conditions for second dive at Voodoo, although the wind had picked up, but it was a westerly and the swell and waves remained very low. This time we headed more south-west to come to the Arch first. Vis at the Arch was outstanding @ 20m+. We then swam over the boulders and clockwise around the reef with the self on our left. Mating port jackson sharks and dense schools of silver sweep as well as a Hermitt Crab. An Amazing dive. Mado schools Silver sweep Yellow tail scad schools Rasping Hermit Crab Red rock cod Firebrick seastar Rock cale Gurdled scalyfin Lizardfish Bullseye schools Black reef leather jacket Black banded sea perch Eastern Wirrah Blue Groper (green female) Maori wrasse Hullafish Red morwong One-spot pullers Port-jackson sharks

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    2013-08-16 Australia Kurnell - New South Wales, Australia
    Sutherland Point

    Absolutely beautiful Sydney winter day. Crystal clear skies but the air was a touch cold. Tide was low and coming in. Entered from the flat rock shelf, swam out and descended to follow the rock ledge East towards The Steps dive site. The corals and sponge gardens here are outstanding, dense and undamaged. In many ways better than The Steps or The Leap sites nearby. Great variety of sea life and excellent macro subjects for photos. Got some of my best photos this year. Vis was very good at 10-15m. Blue lined goatfish Blue Groper Cardinalfish Hullafish Herring cale Crimsonband wrasse Mosaic seastar Red cuttlefish Snakeskin wrasse Senator wrasse Rainbow Cale pair Old wives White ears Vermillion Biscuit star Immaculate damselfish Morowong Weedy Sea Dragons x3 Mado Nudibranchs - Ceratosoma amoenum - Doriprismatica atromarginata PJ Shar Eggs Half banded sea perch Rock cale Varigated Lizardfish Eastern Egg urchin

My Certifications

  • PADI Wreck Diver Specialisation (Sep 2013)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water (Nov 2011)
  • PADI Open Water (Nov 2011)
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