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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
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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
    "Xanadu was named as it is near Voodoo Reef and it rhymed"
    FAQ: General Questions About Site
    Who runs this site?
    Michael McFadyen, a Sydney based recreational diver.

    Is this site related to any commercial diving operation?
    No, it does not even accept sponsorship.

    Who funds the site?
    Michael McFadyen.

    When did the site start?
    I started the web site in July 1996. I was off work sick for a couple of weeks recovering from an operation when I thought that it might be interesting to put on the web my experiences as a diver. It has expanded greatly from that first site.

    What is the aim of the web site?
    My sole aim is to assist other divers in enjoying the underwater domain, whether it is here in Sydney, NSW, Australia or overseas.

    What is the history of the site?
    After I built the first site in 1996, I redid it in about 1997 and then again in about 2000. In August 2006 I released the latest and (I hope) best version of the site.

    How big is the web site?
    As of October 2013 there are over 900 separate pages, with well over 2,000 photographs and many videos. Most pages are on scuba diving, but there are many on four wheel driving.

    How often is the site updated?
    Generally, pages are updated (corrected or added to) every week. Extra pages are added as needed, mostly after diving a new site or at the end of a diving or camping trips. Sometimes there are changes nearly every day.
    Copyright © Michael McFadyen 1990 to 2020
    Non-commercial use of an article or photograph is permitted with appropriate URL reference to this site.
    Dive shops, dive operators, publications and government departments cannot use anything without first seeking and receiving approval from Michael McFadyen.
    This web site has been wholly thought up, designed, constructed and funded by Michael McFadyen
    without any help from the Australian Dive Industry since 1996!