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About Me
My Diving
Web Links - Dive Clubs
St George Scuba Club
Some of my Best Photos
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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
    "Maximum water temperature in Sydney is normally about 22 degrees Celcius"
    Diving Book Reviews
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Book Reviews Over the years I have reviewed a number of books on scuba diving and shipwrecks. These reviews have appeared in DIVE Log Australia, Sportdiving or Scuba Diver. If you are thinking of buying a book for youself or for someone else as a present, check out my reviews as listed below.

    Books Reviewed

  • A Second Chance for Justice - The Prosecutions of Gabe Watson for the Death of Tina Watson by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon
  • Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line by Sam Warwick and Mike Roussel
  • The Last New Guinea Salvage Pirate by Fritz Herscheid
  • Heading for Cape Horn - Sailing - Diving - Discovery by Peter Fields
  • Raising the Dead by Phillip Finch
  • The Vanished Fleet of the Sydney Coastline by Max Gleeson
  • Shipwrecks, Storms and Seamen of the NSW Coast by Max Gleeson
  • Sea Fishes of Southern Australia by Barry Hutchins and Roger Swainston
  • The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia by Gerald R. Allen and Roger Swainston
  • Reef Fishes of New Guinea by Gerald R. Allen and Roger Swainston
  • Hailstorm over Truk Lagoon by Klaus Lindemann
  • WWII Wrecks of the Kwajalein and Truk Lagoons by Dan E. Bailey
  • Desecrete 1 by Klaus Lindemann - Wrecks of Palau
  • Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Spearfishing Guide to Southern New South Wales by Tom Byron
  • The Lady and the President by Peter Stone (on the SS President Coolidge)
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