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Our Yachting Adventures
Below is a list of links to the main pages about our yacht, Catlypso and our Our Yachting Adventures:
  • Purchase of Catlypso
  • Details about Catlypso
  • Cleaning/Repairing Catlypso
  • Our Yachting Adventures.
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    Michael and Kelly's 4WD Trips
    Click here for a list of our Four Wheel Drive and Camping Trips.
    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

    Home Brewing
    Click here for an article about Home Brewing.
    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "Inscription Point is a great place to find sea dragons"
    Overseas Dive Sites
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Overseas Articles

    Indonesia

    Bali - Tulamben

  • Tulamben General Information
  • USAT Liberty - History (ex USS Liberty and SS Liberty)
  • USAT Liberty - Diving
  • Coral Gardens
  • Drop Off (The Wall)
  • Elam Anand
  • Harlequin Slope
  • Kubu Reef
  • Liberty Muck
  • Seraya Secrets
  • Bali to Komodo

  • MV Mermaid II - our boat
  • Angel Reef
  • Batu Bolong
  • Bonto Reef
  • Crystal Rock
  • Hot Rocks
  • Little Angel Reef
  • Golden Passage
  • Lighthouse Reef
  • Manta Alley
  • Sangeang Lighthouse
  • Satonda Reef
  • Shotgun
  • Sumbawa Point/Wall
  • Sumbawa Surprise
  • Tanduk Rusa (Roller Coaster)
  • Takat Makassar
  • Takat Toko (Castle Rock)
  • Tatawa Besar
  • Tikno Reef
  • Wainilu Beach
  • New Zealand

    Tutukaka/Poor Knights

  • Poor Knights - General
  • Poor Knights - Other Dives
  • Annas Reef (NA Reef)
  • Crystal Cave and Scary Cave
  • HMNZS Tui (ex USNS Charles H Davis)
  • HMNZS Waikato
  • Jans Tunnel (The Lost World)
  • Landing Bay Pinnacle
  • Middle Arch
  • Northern Arch
  • Oculina Point
  • Riko Riko Cave
  • Trevors Rock and El Torito Cave
  • Bay of Islands

  • Bay of Islands - General
  • Big Eye Lair and Sonic Boom Cave
  • Cathedral Cave
  • HMNZS Canterbury
  • Rainbow Warrior (ex Sir William Hardy)
  • True Love Reef
  • Picton
  • MV Mikhail Lermontov
  • Papua New Guinea

    Kavieng

  • General Information
  • Aichi E13A1 "Jake" - #1
  • Blow Holes Caves
  • Der Yang
  • Helmuts Reef
  • Liga Onui Cave
  • Matrix
  • Mitsubishi F1M2 Pete - Deep Pete
  • Nakajima B5N2 Kate
  • Numnumin Reef
  • Planet Channel
  • Planet Hollywood
  • Kabaira/Rabaul

  • General Information
  • Dick
  • East Point
  • Georges Wreck
  • Harrys Step Up
  • Kabaira House Reef
  • Kulua Lodge Wrecks
  • Pygmy Point
  • Sin Reef
  • Wonder World
  • Port Moresby (includes Bootless Bay)

  • Port Morseby General
  • Port Moresby Aircraft

  • Douglas A-20 Havoc
  • Consolidated PBY Catalina I
  • Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
  • Port Moresby Shipwrecks
  • MV MacDhui
  • MV Pacific Gas
  • HMPNGS Aitape
  • Port Moresby Reefs

  • Christmas Tree
  • Di's Delight
  • End Bommie
  • Fishermen's Island South East Wall
  • Pruth Gardens Drift
  • Sandy Canyons
  • Shark Inn
  • Sinavi Bommie
  • Suzies Bommie
  • The Finger
  • The Pinnacle
  • Madang General
  • Madang Diving - October 1996
  • Jais Aben Resort - Madang - October 1996
  • Madang Aircraft
  • B-25 Mitchell Bomber wreck
  • Cessna 402 wreck
  • Madang Shipwrecks
  • FS-172 - This ship was formerly thought to be USS Boston
  • MV Coral Queen
  • Henry Leith
  • Sepik Reliance
  • Madang Reefs
  • Planet Rock
  • Pig Point
  • Barracuda Point
  • Eel Garden
  • Tufi
  • Tufi Dive Resort
  • Tonys Reef (Greaves Reef)
  • Red Light (Stewarts Reef)
  • Tufi Wharf
  • PT 119, PT 46 and AS16 - Tufi Wharf
  • Jonsey's Reef
  • New Caledonia

  • New Caledonia General
  • Isle of Pines
  • Gorgonia Valley - Gadji Reef
  • Oupere Grotto
  • Devils Grotto - Freshwater Caves
  • Noumea
  • Amadee Island
  • Boulari Pass - Manta Rays Galore
  • La Dieppoise Wreck
  • North Grand Terre
  • False Pass
  • Les Pitons
  • Norway

    Runde Island
  • Norway Diving in General
  • Runde Island
  • Marshall Islands

    Bikini Atoll
  • Bikini Wrecks in General
  • Summary of Wrecks in Bikini
  • USS Saratoga
  • The Philippines

    Philippines General
  • General Philippines Information
  • Calamian Group - Palawan
  • Diving in Paradise - Club Paradise
  • Coron Township
  • Kyokuzan Maru
  • Olympia Maru - formerly called Tangat Wreck or thought to be the Ekkai Maru
  • IJN Irako
  • IJN Akitsushima
  • Nansin Maru - locally called Nanshin Maru
  • Koygo Maru
  • Ekkai Maru - formerly incorrectly called Olympia Maru and Taiei Maru
  • Mactan - Cebu
  • Tambuli Beach Resort
  • Cebu City
  • Lighthouse Reef - Hammerheads Galore - Cabilao Island
  • Bohol
  • Lighthouse Reef - Hammerhead Heaven - Cabilao Island
  • Bohol Beach Club
  • Bohol Diving
  • Black Forest - Balicasag Island
  • Marine Sanctuary - Balicasag Island
  • Pamilacan Island
  • Arc - Panglao Island
  • Vanuatu

  • Vanuatu General
  • Port Vila
  • Port Vila General
  • Hat Island East
  • Hat Island South West
  • Honeybone to Twin Bommies Drift
  • MV Konanda
  • MV Semle Federsen
  • North Efate
  • Pauls Rock
  • Pango Reef
  • Qantas Short S25 Sandringham Flying Boat
  • Star of Russia
  • The Cathedral
  • Twin Bommies
  • Espiritu Santo

    General

  • Santo - General Information on Luganville
  • SS President Coolidge
  • SS President Coolidge Main Index
  • SS President Coolidge - History of the Ship's Owners and Builder
  • SS President Coolidge - The Ship
  • SS President Coolidge - History of the Ship
  • SS President Coolidge - Last Crossing of Pacific
  • SS President Coolidge - Sinking
  • SS President Coolidge - Photos of her Sinking
  • SS President Coolidge - Log Book Entries of Day of Sinking
  • SS President Coolidge - Memories of Sinking
  • SS President Coolidge - The Various Salvage Attempts
  • SS President Cooldige - Summary of the Inquiries into the Sinking
  • SS President Coolidge - Diagram of Wreck
  • SS President Coolidge - General Dives
  • SS President Coolidge - AWESOME Dive to Stern
  • References re President Coolidge articles
  • Statement by Captain Nelson to Navy
  • Statements by survivors to Court Martial
  • Letter by Captain Nelson after the sinking of the Coolidge
  • Statements to Court Martial by Captain Nelson's counsel after sinking of Coolidge
  • Heros of sinking of Coolidge
  • The Lady
  • Other Dives
  • Henri Bonneaud
  • USS Tucker
  • Million Dollar Point
  • SS Tui Tuate - also known as Tui Tawate or Tapuhi.
  • Tanna (non-diving)
  • Great Balls of Fire - Yasur Volcano
  • Solomon Islands

    Honiara - Guadalcanal
  • Sportdiving article on Solomons/Honiara Wrecks I wrote in 2015
  • Honiara General
  • Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress - Bessie, Jap Basher
  • Fred Kona's War Museum (non diving)
  • Japanese Submarine I-1
  • Hirokawa Maru - Bonegi 1
  • Kinugawa Maru - Bonegi 2
  • Kyusyu Maru - Ruiniu Wreck
  • Sea Lark Channel
  • Tambea Caves
  • USS John Penn
  • Tulagi - Florida Islands
  • Tulagi General - including accommodation and dive operator
  • Consolidated Vultee PBY "Catalina" Flying Boat
  • Ghavutu Wharf
  • HMNZS Moa
  • Hundred Thousand Dollar Point
  • Kawanishi H6K5 "Mavis" Flying Boat
  • SML Base No 2 Reef
  • Twin Tunnels
  • USS Aaron Ward
  • USS Kanawha
  • USS Minneapolis Bow
  • Vanita Reef
  • Gizo
  • Gizo General - including accommodation and dive operators
  • Toa Maru No 2
  • Mitsubishi Zero Fighter
  • Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
  • MV Roylen Petaj - ex ML 805
  • Tokuyo Maru No 11
  • Grand Central Station
  • The Gap
  • Top Secret Place
  • Hot Spot
  • Inside Naru Island Drift
  • Naru Gap
  • Maravagi Resort area

  • Maravagi Resort
  • Tasou Pass
  • Njanjelakalau Island
  • Kovuhika Island
  • Sandfly Passage
  • Palau

  • Blue Holes
  • Blue Corner
  • Chandelier Cave
  • Jellyfish Lake
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen Fighter
  • Federated States of Micronesia - Chuuk Lagoon (formerly Truk)

    General
  • Chuuk General
  • Chuuk Accommodation
  • Chuuk Dive Operations
  • Chuuk Restaurants
  • Chuuk Shops
  • Chuuk - How to Get There
  • Overview of Operation Hailstone - includes history before WWII
  • Chuuk Dives
  • Shark Island Sharks
  • Aikoku Maru
  • Amagisan Maru
  • Mitsubishi G4M Betty Bomber
  • Kawanishi H8K1 Emily Flying Boat
  • Fujisan Maru
  • Fujikawa Maru
  • Fumitzuki
  • Gosei Maru
  • Heian Maru
  • Hanakawa Maru
  • Hino Maru No 2
  • Hoki Maru - formerly MV Hauraki
  • Hoyo Maru
  • Kansho Maru also known as Kensho Maru
  • Kikukawa Maru
  • Kiyosumi Maru
  • Momokawa Maru
  • Nagano Maru
  • Nippo Maru
  • Patrol Boat 34 - also called IJN Susuki
  • Rio de Janeiro Maru
  • San Francisco Maru
  • Sankisan Maru
  • Seiko Maru
  • Shinkoku Maru
  • Shotan Maru
  • IJN Susuki - also called Patrol Boat 34
  • Unkai Maru
  • Yamagiri Maru
  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero-Sen Fighter
  • Guam - USA

  • Guam General Information - TO COME
  • SMS Comoran
  • Tokai Maru
  • Blue Hole
  • Gab Gab Reef 2
  • Ireland

  • The Maharees - The Seven Pigs
  • Cook Islands

    Rarotonga
  • Cook Islands and Rarotonga Information
  • Arbuthnotts
  • Arorangi School Passage
  • Avaavaroa Passage
  • Black Rock Chimneys
  • Black Rock Passage
  • Diana's Ridge
  • Maritime Reefer
  • Matavera School Reef
  • Sunset Ridge
  • Tupi's Passage
  • United Kingdom - England

    Swanage
  • Swanage General
  • HMAT Kyarra - ex SS Kyarra
  • HMS Carentan - ex MV Carentan
  • Old Harry Drift - to come
  • SS Betsy Anna - ex SS Ashington
  • United Kingdom - Scotland

    Scapa Flow
  • Scapa Flow General
  • SMS Brummer
  • SMS Coln
  • SMS Dresden
  • F-2
  • SMS Karlsruhe
  • SMS Konig
  • SMS Kronprinz Wilhelm
  • SMS Markgraf
  • SS Tabarka
  • United States of America

    Alabama
  • Blue Water Quarry - Birmingham
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