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Scuba divers discover the first white Grey Nurse Shark at Rottnest Island, Western Australia!

Video by Alan Chng WA scuba divers are the first to record a white Grey Nurse Shark sighting! Perth, Western Australia While diving at Rottnest this week on Friday the 21st of May 2021, the Bucket List Diver crew and scuba divers added and ticked something off their Bucket List they never knew existed here:…

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May 22, 2021

Excuse me, you have something in your teeth – 2021 Perth Shark Conservation and Paula Black

Where are we in 2021 with shark conservation and who is Paula Black? You might remember we recently shared a blog about a new dive site at Rottnest Island where the local, non-aggressive Grey Nurse Shark residents can be peacefully observed. We were put in touch with Paula Black who recorded the first sighting of…

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May 2, 2021

Perth Wreck dive – The D9 Dredge, Cockburn sound Perth

The D9 Dredge is a close and easy Perth wreck dive to tick off your bucket list all year round At 12 meters deep all divers can tick the D9 dredge off their Bucket List, with an instructor ready to help for those without wreck diving experience. The D9 wreck was a dredge before her…

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April 26, 2021

Dive Rottnest Island! – new sites “The G Spot” and an exhilarating advanced site “the Plateau”

Why we’re so excited about finding these new sites for when you next join us to dive Rottnest Island! Perth divers will be familiar with “Shark Cave” and the “Opera House” (aka the Nurse’s quarters). They’re spectacular sites where advanced Perth divers are lucky enough to reliably encounter Grey Nurse Sharks any time of year,…

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April 26, 2021

Animal feature – the Fabulous Nudibranch, Sea slug survey coming to Perth!

Perth Nudibranch news, facts and how you can get involved in citizen science to discover new nudies! Image by Salty Dragon It’s a crystal clear day. You’re gliding through the water. Familiar browns, greens and blues of the kelp, sea grass and ocean are immersing you. Sandy coloured limestone formations promise hidden secrets. You and…

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March 18, 2021

Reading Perth Weather for Snorkelling and Diving

A simple how to guide on reading Perth weather so you will know when it’s a good day to snorkel or dive Perth waters. Understand Perth weather for scuba and snorkelling by following our four steps: Know which conditions are the best for Perth scuba and snorkelling adventures Check the forecast, see what sources to…

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March 8, 2021

Perth Bucket List experiences

Things to do for your Perth Bucket List If you’re looking a little closer to home than usual for adventures these days you’re not alone. Here are some of the best Perth Bucket List experiences so close to home they can fit any schedule. Escape, relax and take a well-deserved break to recharge and connect…

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March 4, 2021

Dive Medical – Who needs to have a diving medical?

  How do you know if you need a dive Medical? If you’ve just signed up to learn how to dive, you will now know that you need to complete the PADI Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire before you dive or start a scuba diving course.   This form helps us to keep the training safe…

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February 11, 2021

Perth Scuba Diving – Who can learn to dive in Perth?

Tips to get ready for your Open Water Diver Course How do you know if you are ready to learn to dive in Perth for your Bucket List experience? Can anyone scuba dive? Practical tips to help you decide. To find out if you should jump straight into Perth scuba training or take some time…

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February 4, 2021

Animal Feature – Grey Nurse Sharks at Shark Cave

The first instinct when most people see a Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) is “I want to be as far away from that as possible”. Unfortunately that fear combined with it’s fierce appearance lead to overfishing, the shark was prized and targeted as a trophy catch. The Jaws with rows of teeth were often sold or…

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January 28, 2021

Animal Feature – Whale Shark heads to Perth for the Summer!

While Perth, Western Australia is known for crystal blue waters, spectacular crystal palaces of caves at Rottnest Island and plenty of life at local shore dives, no one quite expected a January visit from a Whale Shark. Normally Perth locals would have to drive 14 hours north or hop on a plane to Ningaloo reef…

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January 28, 2021

Rottnest Booking Tips : planning to scuba dive Rottnest Island and more Bucket List experiences

Rottnest Island’s iconic lighthouse looking over a stunning beach – captured by Salty Dragon Get the most out of your Rottnest booking, island day trip, overnighter or eco tour. We have you covered with some Island extras and local tips you might not know about. Where do you start? Tourism Australia has a fantastic Guide…

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January 1, 2021