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About Me
My Diving
Web Links - Dive Clubs
St George Scuba Club
Some of my Best Photos
Contact Me

Dive Sites
Sydney Reef Dive Sites
Sydney Shipwrecks
Sydney Dive Visibility, Swell and Temps
Kelly Talking on ABC Sydney about Shipwrecks
NSW Dive Sites
Sydney Shipwreck Summary
NSW Shipwreck GPS/Marks
Australian Dive Sites
Overseas Dive Sites
Aircraft I have Dived
Old Bottles
Free Shipwreck Books

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
Dive Book Reviews
Site Map
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
    "Moulineaux Point has lots of artificial caves"
    Diving Weather and Sea Conditions
    Current Conditions at my home at Kareela, Sydney..

    The following are some links to diving weather resources as well as sea conditions.


  • Current Sydney Weather Observations - Especially good for seeing if winds are too strong - look at Little Bay and Kurnell for Botany Bay, Kurnell and Wattamolla for Port Hacking and North Head for Sydney Harbour
  • Current NSW Weather Observations - For Sydney, good to check Illawarra and South Coast locations to see if a change is coming
  • Sydney MetEye Marine Forecast from BOM - we used this a bit when sailing and seems good
  • Terrey Hills 64 km Radar - Sydney Weather Radar
  • Sydney Tide Times
  • Willy Weather for Cronulla - Computer modelling of winds and sea conditions - very accurate
  • Buoy Weather for Sydney - US computer modelling - very accurate but only two days in advance.
  • Current Wave Heights - Sydney
  • Sydney Ports Wind and Sea Conditions - good for Bare Island and Inscription Point in Botany Bay
  • NSW Nearshore Wave Tool - Forecast of waves and swell at thousands of locations. This link goes to Bare Island. My experience is that it often understates the height considerably.

  • Wave period and surge - an explanation of how it impacts on diving.
  • Sydney Water Visibility, Swell and Temperature Averages by Month - from my dive logs over about 28 years
  • How Weather Affects Conditions for Diving in Sydney - from my 35 plus years of experience diving in Sydney
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