In our own marine magical beasts and where to find them blog, we feature an in-depth article by the well-known Hollywood-based film director Klaus Obermeyer in search of the biofluorescent turtle.
Heron Island – a relaxing way to dive the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Plus: Turtles pretty much guaranteed!
A new island has been discovered off the coast of NSW that has been described as a “Divers’ Delight”. The island is roughly crescent shaped, protecting a lagoon, which is largely covered with pristine coral reefs. The biodiversity of marine life is amazing.
Lady Elliot Island, on the southern Great Barrier Reef, has great diving year round and being just 10 km from the East Australian Current has visits from mantas, turtles and whales at different times of the year.
What makes a world class dive site like Sipadan? Usually it is: location, location, location!!! But nowadays protection is a big factor too!
Thinking back to a dive holiday there’s usually one thing that stays in your mind it might be Palau’s mantas, Fiji’s shark feeding, and for Indonesia’s Gili Islands it was the diving with turtles.
When many divers hear ‘North Sulawesi’ they actually think ‘muck diving’ as in the infamous Lembeh Strait. But being in the centre of the Coral Triangle North Sulawesi has so much more to offer – something for everyone.
Here’s where to see turtles on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Yvonne McKenzie, based on Australia’s own Christmas Island, shares her underwater world with Diveplanit.
How did you get into underwater photography in the first place? – Well, ever since I was a young teenager, I always loved taking photos and never went anywhere without a camera. Even today, I still remember my first “camera”: a flat rectangle shape, yellow and black in colour, made of plastic where the flash and 35mm film took up most of the space and left very little room for a “lens”
Biodiversity #1 – The turtle: lives in water but breathes air. Doesn’t lay its eggs in water – it comes back to the beach where it was born to lay its eggs