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Last updated 9th May 2004
Latest digital pictures taken 14th September 2003
Latest Digital Photos Taken March 2004
Latest Digital Photos Taken 9th May 2004
a long deco, back in the days of open circuit wreck diving This
was taken after diving the "Elyus E" a fishing trawler lying in 55metres
(180 feet) of water
of the coast of Townsville.
picture has a lot of meaning when you dive
deep on air. As soon as I saw this picture I could relate immediately what its like when you are battling a narc hit when deep on air. I can remember one such dive hanging off the tyres at the stern of the trawler saying to myself focus, focus, focus ;-)) I spotted it on a web site and did some mods to it and put both Franks and my name on the characters. The trawler was called by mistake in the newspaper as the Dallas D. And hence the name of the wreck at the bottom. I believe the original picture was part of a calendar, I would love to get a copy if anyone recognizes this picture please drop me an email.
testing the Dolphin CCR
After all the theory and thought it was time to do the pool testing to see if the thing would actually work. This consisted in swimming around the pool as fast as I could without fins to drive up the work effort, and at the same time working the loop pp02 to see how it would behave. I was extremely pleased to see it worked faultlessly, but the real workout of course is in the ocean.
L to R Kerry McKenzie
Frank Feather & Brian Nadwidny
Diving at Lake Eacham in North Queensland, this lake is 67 meters deep and was originally
a crater of a volcano. It is an interesting dive with lots of native marine life to see in the first 30 m after that its lights and lots of mud!
and my Rebreather next to Ross's twins
My dive buddy Frank Feather's rebreather next to mine, with Ross Rockstro's twin 100's
on the far right. We get 4-5 hours on our rebreathers regardless of depth which is equal
to about three sets of twins on open circuit.
Danny Cross diving his Atlantis in Sydney Harbour
Dan is a mate from Sydney (originally from New Orleans) who is a keen rebreather diver when he's not running his restaurant The New Orleans Cafe, if your in Crows Nest Sydney
you should check it out! You cant eat, drink and talk rebreathers at the same time :-))
Feather first time CCR in lake Eacham NQ Australia
This worked really well but Frank was not entirely happy with the manual only injection system I was employing at the time.
relax in the tropics after a dive.
Frank Feather and myself relaxing after another wonderful dive at "The Rocks".
This is a rocky stretch of coastline off Magnetic Island 5 miles off the coast from Townsville where I live. This spot has the biggest Queensland Grouper I have ever seen.....I kid you not! One is around the size of a small car and needs to be approached with a degree of caution. The only other spot I have seen Grouper the same size or bigger is on the Yongala Wreck just south of Townsville.
Mike Wescombe-Downs diving a Lar V1 military O2 rebreather in South Australia
Those of you out there may know Mike who designed and built the Shark Shield
is Ross Rockstro another buddy who dives with us.
Can you notice something odd about this picture, look closely
and you will see he is wearing sneakers on this particular dive.
It is in the shark tank at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Aquarium in Townsville. (nice one Ross!)
preparing to go for a dive. Right, there's been many a good joke told around
the camp fire on these trips.
Jeff Freeborne with the task of filling scuba tanks.
This shot is of Simon Hadwin from Sydney shown here returning from a dive. Simon owns an Atalntis and also a Buddy Inspiration being dived in photo.
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