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About Me
My Diving
Web Links - Dive Clubs
St George Scuba Club
Some of my Best Photos
Contact Me

Dive Sites
Sydney Reef Dive Sites
Sydney Shipwrecks
Sydney Dive Visibility, Swell and Temps
Kelly Talking on ABC Sydney about Shipwrecks
NSW Dive Sites
Sydney Shipwreck Summary
NSW Shipwreck GPS/Marks
Australian Dive Sites
Overseas Dive Sites
Aircraft I have Dived
Old Bottles
Free Shipwreck Books

Dive Related Equipment
Shearwater Predator and Heinrichs Weikamp OSTC 2N
Uwatec Aladin Dive Computers
Apollo AV1 Underwater Scooter
Bauer Compressor
DIY Oxygen Stick - Nitrox
GoPro HD Hero Video Camera
My Camera Setup
Purchase of New Dive Boat
My Dive Boat - Mak Cat
My Old Dive Boat - Le Scat
My Dive Gear
GPS and Diving
Make Your Own Car Tank Rack

Marine Life
Rarer Sydney Marine Life
Bare Island Pygmy Pipe Horses
Bare Island Sea Horses
Bare Island Nudibranchs
Bare Island Marine Life
Encounter with Southern Right Whale and Calf

Other Dive Info
How Weather Affects Diving in Sydney
Visibility and Wave Averages in Sydney
Waves and Diving
Diving Weather and Sea Conditions
Tide Tables
Dive Accidents and Incidents
Dive Book Reviews
Site Map
Noel Hitchins 1951-2005
Lloyd Bridges - Mike Nelson in Sea Hunt
My Yachting Adventures
Below is a list of links to the main pages about my yacht, Catlypso and My Yachting Adventures:
  • Purchase of Catlypso
  • Details about Catlypso
  • Cleaning/Repairing Catlypso
  • My Yachting Adventures.
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    Michael's 4WD Trips
    Click here for a list of my Four Wheel Drive and Camping Trips.
    Home Brewing
    Click here for an article about Home Brewing.
    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "Wobbegong sharks are now increasingly rare"
    Rarer Fishlife in Sydney - Where to See
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Fishlife in Sydney The fishlife around Sydney and in NSW is so varied, with hundreds of species of fish able to be seen. Some sites are better than others for certain species. In the table below, I have attempted to give you an idea of where to find some of the harder to find, rarer species. The locations are given in order of where you will have the best chance of seeing the species listed. Click on the site location and it will take you to the article on that site.

    First ChoiceSecond ChoiceThird ChoiceFourth ChoiceFifth ChoiceSixth Choice
    Grey nurse sharksMagic Point, South Maroubra Fish Rock Cave The Pinnacle Seal Rocks North Solitary Island
    Sea dragonsInscription Point The Leap Drift North Bondi Bare Island RightBare Island Left The Balcony
    Sea horses Lilli Pilli BathsParsley BayBare Island RightClifton GardensBalmoral Baths
    Blue ringed octopusCamp CoveClifton Gardens Parsley Bay
    Huge flatheadBare Island RightSouth MaroubraNorth Bondi Swansea Bridge
    Angler fishBare Island RightShiprock Clifton Gardens
    Port Jackson sharksBare Island LeftSS Tuggerah Middle Ground
    Wobbegongs SS TuggerahSS Undola Middle Ground
    Jewfish Container WallTrio
    Eastern rock blackfishLittle BaySouth Maroubra North Bondi Shark Point
    Snapper (old man) Bare Island Bombora The Apartments SS Undola
    Silver bream (big) Container Wall Swansea Bridge
    Conger eelsThompsons Bay TSS Hall Caine SS Tuggerah SS Undola
    Serpent eels Osborne Shoals Barrens Hut Henry Head SS Tuggerah
    Eastern blue devilfish The Split Barrens Hut Osborne Shoals Middle Ground
    Pineapple fish Shiprock Bare Island Left Barrens Hut Swansea Bridge
    Red IndianfishBare Island Right North Head Henry Head
    Star gazer SS TuggerahThe Split

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