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Underwater Festival Blog

Entries by tammyg

Wild weather

September throws up some of the worst diving conditions in our local Perth waters. 

For last year's Festival, we battled through rough conditions to get into the water and now, just 4 days into the month, Mother Nature has sent another few storm fronts our way.  Check out the ...

Perth fringe events have kicked off

Over here in the wild west, a huge calendar of events has kicked off.  Hosted by the Western Australian Underwater Photographic Society and Perth Scuba, we've got heaps in store for our local underwater photographers during the month of September.

Our exhibition is now hanging on the walls of ...

Farewell Festival

On this cold and wet night, Perth Scuba chucked some snags on the barbie and beers in the esky as they hosted the official closing of the WA UF11 fringe events.  

What an awesome 10 days - 7 talks, 2 photo courses, plenty of dives, camera try-outs, an exhibition, a local ...

Sorting and choosing

Wow, the Festival has come and gone and what a great 10 days it was.  Loads of presentations hosted by WAUPS and Perth Scuba and we all managed a few dives in the less than ideal conditions.

Now it's time to sort through the images and choose those worth ...

Whales and white coral

Today I headed to Rottnest Island with my hubby and two photographer mates.  We departed a little later to take advantage of the dropping winds and the ride over was fairly smooth. 

Our first stop was north of the island where we also spotted whales breaching.  Such a wonderful sight ...

Information in

What I love about the WA fringe event is that it's not all about diving and taking photos.  There are opportunities for people to learn, to have useful information go in, which hopefully stays in, to help us take better photos.

Yesterday afternoon we had a repeat of Peter ...

A special "goodnight"

Three of us jumped into the cold silty water at Ammo Jetty last night to see what critters would show their faces.

Surprisingly, there were no fisherman on the jetty, quite an unusual sight for a wind-free evening.  It made our dive easier, not having to worry about getting hooked ...

Seahorses in the snow

I joined the Perth Scuba night dive last night at the Rockingham wreck trail in the hope of getting some decent pics.  Conditions here have been less than ideal and whilst the swell has been dropping, it was still cold and windy.  I had no buddy so was very grateful ...

The swell is dropping....

...a little.

It's still hovering around the 2 metre mark but if we don't get in the water and shoot, we'll have nothing to enter into the UF11 competition.

Tonight it's a night dive with Perth Scuba at the Rockingham Wreck Trail.  It's an easy ...

Time to stop and think

Over here in Western Australia, we are reeling from another fatal shark attack. 

This one happened yesterday, early afternoon, on the popular tourist beach of Bunker Bay near Dunsborough.  The young man was bodyboarding at popular surf spot The Boneyards when he was tragically taken.  Whilst the shark wasn't ...

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