I’m a casually employed support worker looking for an opportunity to work in my field as a marine biologist/ ecologist. I’m interested in aquatic conservation and passionate about better understanding the sometimes weird but mostly wonderful things that it supports.
I was certified at the beginning of the 2018 Sydney RLS, just in time to pitch in. I got involved to contribute to something useful which helps improve our understanding of the marine environment. I also wanted to expand my knowledge of underwater species.
I had my head buried in some thick Eclonia radiata algae on a cryptic fish & invertebrate search (Method 2) when I had the sudden urge to pop my head up for a look around. Just at that moment a gorgeous two-and-a-half meter Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) brushed past me; a massive buzz that I’ll never forget it!
I’ve been diving for about 5 years and love Blue Fish Point, North Head, Sydney. Both times I’ve dived there the visibility has been spectacular (20 m plus) and there’s always lots to see (probably because of the visibility).