UK ex-pat living in Sydney Australia since 2005. As well as scuba diving I'm a keen motorcycle tourist having done tours in various parts of the UK, Normandie, Brittany, Luxenbourg, Ardenne Forest, Genoa/Parma/Tuscany Italy, New Zealand South Island and of course New South Wales
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:48
- Total number of dives:48
- Total underwater time on Diveboard:1 day 11 hrs 38 mins
- Most dives on Diveboard in:
- Deepest Dive:
30m in Sydney, Australia
- Longest Dive:
80 mins in Sydney, Australia
- Pictures in logbook:1
- Number of species spotted:51
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Richarda's dives and posts rRSS feed
Saw tourist submarine!!! two Budda statues wreck of small fishing boat many artificial reefs 3mm suit + 18lb
very choppy, not a lot to see due to current, hence low viz Lost buddy (from dive centre) in last 5 min, deployed SMB, waited for 5min and surfaced, buddy @ boat, all ok! PS location of dive site is 33° 49' 14"S 151° 17' 01"E (using AUS66 as datum) - map doesn't show correctly, dunno why!
Searching for grey nurse sharks but didn't find any. Had to surface twice to find missing diver(s).Teenager had a panic and my buddy (who had +70 logged dives) had to assist him & calm him down. Dive wasted. Although diver safety is a priority, the skills/confidence of a diver should have been checked more carefully by dive shop who did not send a guide on the boat (without telling us beforehand). I raised this with Plunge who compensated me with a complementary double dive and changed their advertising policy to include a statement if the dive will be guided or not. Well done Plunge!
bit 'mad' french dude ran dive company out of a Hoi An bar, pretty relaxed approach to diving. This is why Im grateful for good training from Plunge Diving(in Sydney)! Otherwise dive good in warm clear water although a bit under weighted at 6kg with 3mm suit.
- PADI Gordons Bay SCUBA Trail Diver (Mar 2012)
- PADI Advanced Open Water (Dec 2010)
- PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy (Oct 2010)
- PADI Open Water Diver (Sep 2007)