Technically Speaking

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Technically Speaking: Who's Doing It Right?


It’s been a year since I last wrote for this column and within this year I have been lucky to have travelled overseas to experience technical diving outside Australia, and dive with the local technical divers in that region.

European and U.S divers have been in an inspiration to me, along with our own leading Australian technical divers who have been part of the pioneering scene that has brought technical diving into the public domain.

Having had the pleasure

Technically Speaking: I'm Not Worthy


It is supposed to be fun, I think to myself, so why do I feel like jumping off the boat and making for the shore? Why can’t I just sit here and enjoy the Sun, the blue water and the crisp morning air? When will they stop looking at me, pointing at me, and calling me names? Is the abuse a part of the charter that I was not told about?

Does this sound familiar? Have you ever been in a similar situation where you just thought of quitting deep

Technically Speaking: I'm The Expert


You’re so quick to tell me I’m wrong and that I shouldn’t do it this way or that way. Why not? Who are you to tell me this? You are not my mother!

I’m an expert. I know I’m because they tell me so. I will do this dive because they say I can do it and they think I’m the man for it. Then why is this weird feeling coming over me right now? This boat ride is nice with the sun shining as bright as it can be, and everyone is enjoying this ride, I’m doing the


Technically Speaking: Bringing It Back


When you talk about ship wrecks the term “bringing it back” one would assume I’m talking about artifacts that divers dream on recovering. But no, what I’m talking about is bringing back the wreck back to life in a totally different way.

A lot of divers get into photography and videography and it’s a great way to share your experiences with the non-divers and divers alike. It’s also an important tool to use for research and discovery.


Who Are You?

How do circumstances trigger something to happen in the future, which you may not necessarily realise at the time of it’s happening? I believe strongly that in life things happen for a reason, and this is just one small example of  this.

October 2004, a Sydney Project expedition to the wreck of the William Dawes on the South Coast of New South Wales, Bermagui, gathers a group of members, to meet the local fishermen, and present them with a framed photo of the wreck Bega, by Mark Spencer. This was to show the local fishermen of our gratitude, and appreciation for sharing their knowledge of the location of local wrecks, that we now have so much pleasure of diving, and exploring.


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