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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 http://www.redmap.org.au/ and selected photos and videos featured in the Australian Museum's Find-A-Fish online resource http://australianmuseum.net.au/Find-a-fish
    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:
    Australia
  • 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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Species Spotted

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    2013-10-11 Australia Kurnell
    The Steps

    Weather cleared to a beautiful sunny day for the 2nd dive and the wind dropped as we entered from the Steps and dove east toward the sea following the rocks and kelp on our right. Encountered large and dense schools of Pomfrets and found the same weedy sea dragon covered in eggs. On the return we spotted an Estuary Catfish - very shy but rare to even see them out in the open. Old wives Reaper cuttlefish White ear Crested Horn shark Sea Perch Weedy sea dragon Black reef leather jacket 6 spine leatherjacket Immaculate damselfish Blue groper Luculentus wrasse Snakeskin wrasse Eastern pomfreds Red morowong Mado Yellowtail scad Senator wrasse Cardinalfish Half banded sea perch Black banded sea perch Crimsonband wrasse Scalyfin Estuary catfish Raibbow Cale Herring cale Rock cale Maori Wrasse Blue lined Goatfish

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    2013-07-05 Australia Kurnell
    Voo Doo

    Perfect conditions for Voodoo. Calm, smooth ocean with light off-shore breeze. Entry and exit was the easiest I've ever had at this site. Surface swam out just a short way before defending into <5m to swim over the kelp beds toward the reef heading south. Dropped over the ledge swim anti-clockwise around the circular reef shelf. This would have lead us around to the Arch from the back end, but we stopped short and returned back. Outstanding visibility at 20m+ and an outstanding dive. Old wife school One-spot pullers Red rock cod Giant cuttlefish x3 Port jackson shark x2 Luculentus Wrasse Silver trivalley Mado Yellow tail scad school Silver sweep schools Rock clae Blue groper (female green) Maori wrasse Hullafish Girdled scalyfin Red morowong Bullseye schools

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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

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    2014-04-04 Australia Kurnell, NSW
    The Leap To Steps

    Wind and swell were both southerly which made the north-facing Leap to Steps site at Kurnell a good choice. Entered from the jump-off ledge at The Leap on an incoming tide and swam NE over the kelp and boulders to the ledge that juts out over the sand line. From there we turned left heading West along the sand line as a one-way drift-dive to The Steps. Vis was rather good at 10m but dropped a bit the further into the bay we got. The sea life was diverse with 3 types of cuttlefish, seahorses & weedy sea dragons being the stand out sightings - several of each including a pair of sea horses clinging to coral together. Giant cuttlefish Reaper cuttlefish Mourning cuttlefish Cardinalfish Banded sea perch Pygmy leatherjackets Weedy sea dragons x2 ? Leatherjacket Big belly seahorse (x4) Crimsonband wrasse Eastern Hullafish Mado Bullseyes Clown Toby Comb Wrasse Half banded sea perch Herring Cale Black Reef Leatherjacket Old wives Blue Groper White Ear Immaculate Damselfish Luculentus Wrasse Goatfish

My Certifications

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