This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Saturday, 22 October 2011
Grey Nurse Shark
This shot is a bit of a cheat! I was diving in the main aquarium at AQUA, The Aquarium of Western Australia which is located at Hillarys Marina in Perth. The Grey Nurse Shark swimming towards me was 3.5 metres long and passed within touching distance! AQUA allow (for a fee!!) divers to go in the main tank in a group accompanied by one of their dive masters. It's fun to look at the other patrons looking in to the tank from the other side of the glass with shocked expressions on their faces. There is a huge range of fish and sharks in the tank, but they are very well fed and quite docile.