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Below is a list of links to the main pages about our yacht, Catlypso and our Our Yachting Adventures:
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    Michael and Kelly's 4WD Trips
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    Current Kareela Weather
    A summary of the current weather conditions at our house at Kareela, Sydney, is below. Click here for more Detailed Diving Weather and Conditions. Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station

    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

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    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "Xanadu was named as it is near Voodoo Reef and it rhymed"
    My 2019 Dives
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - My 2019 Dives VISIBILITY:

  • Shithouse - less than 2 m
  • Very Poor - 2 to 4 m
  • Poor - 4 to 6 m
  • Fair - 7 to 10 m
  • Good - 10 to 15 m
  • Very Good - 15 to 24 m
  • Excellent - 25 to 30 m
  • Very Excellent - 30 m+
  • Dive Date Site Location Type Time In Time Depth
    Weather Seas Visibility Air
    Water Temp
    4,100 15-Jan-19 Ilha dos Porcos Arraial do Cobo, Brazil Reef 9:23 AM 1:02 10.9 Fine Millpond Fair 28 20.7
    4,101 15-Jan-19 Sace de Cardeiro Arraial do Cobo, Brazil Reef 11:53 AM 1:00 10.4 Fine Millpond Fair 26 21.1
    4,102 23-Jan-19 Pizza Reef Sydney Reef 8:19 AM 0:40 26.7 Overcast Slight Very good 26 16.5
    4,103 24-Jan-19 Shiprock Sydney Reef 11:43 AM 1:15 17.0 Overcast Millpond Very good 25 21.0
    4,104 26-Jan-19 The Monuments Sydney Reef 9:34 AM 0:58 13.4 Fine Millpond Good 27 18.8
    4,105 27-Jan-19 Bypass Reef Sydney Reef 8:27 AM 0:37 28.0 Fine Calm Very Good 26 16.8
    4,106 30-Jan-19 Middle Ground Sydney Reef 8:20 AM 0:34 31.6 Overcast Rough Good 24 16.7
    4,107 31-Jan-19 Bare Island Isolated Reefs Sydney Reef 10:28 AM 1:09 17.8 Fine Millpond Very Good 31 16.2
    4,108 2-Feb-19 Bare Island Isolated Reefs Sydney Reef 7:59 AM 0:40 18.3 Overcast Millpond Shithouse 22 19.3
    4,109 2-Feb-19 Bare Island Isolated Reefs Sydney Reef 8:58 AM 0:09 17.0 Overcast Millpond Very Poor 21 19.7
    4,110 5-Feb-19 Fly Point Nelson Bay Reef 9:37 AM 1:03 17.6 Fine Millpond Poor 24 19.1
    4,111 6-Feb-19 The Pipeline Nelson Bay Reef 10:10 AM 1:10 12.8 Fine Millpond Fair 28 18.3
    4,112 7-Feb-19 Halifax Point Nelson Bay Reef 10:48 AM 0:56 21.7 Fine Millpond Fair 26 18.6
    4,113 8-Feb-19 Fly Point Nelson Bay Reef 11:20 AM 1:08 18.2 Fine Millpond Fair 25 19.5
    4,114 12-Feb-19 Pizza Reef Sydney Reef 8:22 AM 0:34 26.6 Fine Calm Very good 25 16.3
    4,115 16-Feb-19 Barrens Hut/The Split Sydney Reef 8:13 AM 0:39 26.9 Fine Calm Good 24 18.7
    4,116 17-Feb-19 Yellow Rock Sydney Reef 8:23 AM 0:50 24.6 Fine Calm Excellent 24 19.2

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