On a sunny morning in February I arrive at the ProDive shop in Manly where Max and I drive the van down to Shelly Beach.
We arrive to a less-busy-than-usual shoreline and begin to unload the gear as customers slowly trickle in, eager for their first dive of the day. It's my 12th shift working for ProDive as a weekend Divemaster and today will be my 100th scuba dive.
After getting back into scuba diving at the start of 2022, I made it my goal to complete my Divemaster certification by the end of 2022. Since completing it in December, I've been made very welcome in the ProDive family and am lucky enough to get paid to do something I love.
Along the way I've also managed to do something I never thought I'd do- like diving in a swimthrough cave at Fish Rock near South West Rocks. I also ticked off one of my bucket-list dives by descending 30m below the surface of the ocean to the wreck of the HMAS Adelaide which was intentionally scuttled just off the coast of Terrigal in 2011.
Although I don't have photos from those particular dives, I'm using this post to show off a couple of photos I took on my Pixel 7 using the Divevolk Seatouch 4 housing. To say I'm impressed is an understatement, and it aligns well with my mantra of "the best camera is the one you (always) have with you".
A big shout-out to Max, Victor, and all my new underwater friends- not a bad way to spend a summer.