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AN ACTION PACKED DAY
AT WOLF ROCK 
By NIGEL MARSH

THE MILLION DOLLAR DIVE

By LEIGH BISHOP

MUNDA-ON ANOTHER
PLANE
BY NIGEL MARSH

The dive had barely began and already I had a major dilemma, which way to point the camera? To the right were a dozen grey nurse sharks and a school of trevally, while to the left were two large Queensland gropers and a small squadron of spotted eagle rays being followed by several cobia. I was diving Wolf Rock, a pinnacle that is overloaded with marine life, so this was not the first time I have had this problem at this incredible dive site.

Wolf Rock is located off Rainbow Beach, Queensland, and is one of the most impressive dive sites in Australia. I first dived Wolf Rock in the early 1990s and while it was always a good dive, it is far better today. Back in the 1990s the site was hammered by fishers, we never saw a grey nurse shark and there was no dive shop in the area. Today Wolf Rock is fully protected as a marine reserve, grey nurse sharks are seen year-round and there is a first-class dive shop in the area, Wolf Rock Dive, that run daily charters to this amazing dive site.

 


Not that I knew it, but I was about to make the best dive of my life. A dive to a leviathan of a shipwreck! A wreck that would become not just an iconic legend but also the Mount Everest amongst technical divers. A legend that is the Britannic, the largest sunken ocean liner on the seabed!

Words will never describe the dive I had on that day. The wreck was breathtakingly massive, a replica of her sister ship Titanic, but bigger still, and completely intact. Blessed in 50m of visibility, it was a wreck divers fantasy fulfilled to the utter maximum.

I had circumnavigated the entire wreck riding an Aquazepp underwater scooter breathing mixed gas from huge twin 20 litre cylinders strapped to my back. I had cruised along the open and covered promenade decks, under huge lifeboat davits silhouetted above me against the midday sun and along the seabed debris field between funnels and

 

 


Planes have always fascinated me, so I naturally have a soft spot for plane wrecks. Over the years I have been fortunate to dive many wonderful plane wrecks, but on a recent trip to Munda I explored two amazing World War II plane wrecks that were simply on another plane!

Munda is a small town in the Western Provinces of the Solomon Islands, located on the western end of New Georgia and on the edge of the spectacular Roviana Lagoon. Over the last few years Munda has grown in popularity to be one of the top dive destinations in the South Pacific. The profile of Munda has been lifted thanks to the amazing diving in the area and the efforts of Belinda Botha, the owner/Operations Director of Dive Munda since 2016. With her boundless enthusiasm, and through a lot of hard work, Belinda has put Munda on every divers’ bucket list.

 

 

 

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