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Kelly Talking on ABC Sydney about Shipwrecks
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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
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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
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    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "Inscription Point is a great place to find sea dragons"
    Fred Kona's War Museum
    Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Boeing B-17, When you visit Honiara in the Solomon Islands, you tend to do double dives. The main day trip is to the wrecks of the Bonegi Creek (Bonegi 1 and 2). Yet another great double dive in the Solomon Islands is close by the capital of Honiara. The first dive is the wreck of the Kyusyu Maru, better known by the name of the nearby creek, Ruiniu. The second is the Boeing B-17E plane.

    After diving the Kyusyu Maru, a great way to spend your surface interval is to go to Fred Kona's Vilu War Museum which is only seven kilometres further west. As well as artillery, shells, helmets, rifles and other war relics, the outdoor museum has the remains of many famous Allied aircraft on display. The aircraft include a Grumman F4F Wildcat, a Lockheed P-38F Lightning and one of the greatest combat aircraft ever, the Chance Vought V-166B F4U Corsair. The SI$4 entry fee is well worth spending for the chance to see these remains of the war. Note that due to the ethnic problems existing since early 1999 and the museum is closed and all the wrecks overgrown. See comment at the end of this article.

    After the museum, it is a short drive (1.5 km) to the second dive site at Domo (or Ndomo).

    I do not know if Fred Kona's War Museum still exists.

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