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.
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.
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”