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, 7 January 2012
Grey Nurse Shark - Key Biscayne Wreck
This video was shot at a depth of 42 metres on the wreck of the Key Biscayne, a 'jack up' oil drilling platform which sank in a storm in 1983 while under tow from Darwin to Fremantle for repair. I was swimming along one of the legs of the rig, trying to find a big enough gap to get through. The shark was 3-4 metres long, but they are relatively harmless and sometimes known as the labrador of the sea! It was difficult to keep up with the shark and when it decided to turn and swim away, I had no chance to keep pace. A lucky shot!!