Thursday, 12 November 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
During our recent Private Charter from Dunk Island we got up close and personal with some local dolphins, they were happy to see us and decided to just 'hang out' for a while beside our beloved vessel Calypso I. This 30' Procat is purpose built for diving and snorkelling. Private Charter is all about YOU and what you like to do. Surveyed to take up to 18 passengers its a great day out for the family and/or friends....
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Friday, 14 March 2008
Friday, 22 February 2008
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Friday, 11 January 2008
Wednesday, 2 January 2008
Friday, 21 December 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Laura & Gary Kenny, Scotland
"Great day on the reef Good Crew & Good Boat.
"Great day, terrific crew, beautiful reef.
· Cheerful boat
· Awesome diving on the Great Barrier Reef
· Thoughtfull staff
The vocabulary the frenchy has just learned.
The Frenchies, Arno, Tom & Vivianne
"Had an awesome day.
Owen, Brighton UK
"The staff was so kind, helpful, fun and accommodating.
"Awesome day, fantastic diving,
"Brilliant day apart from lost wedding ring of
"Bloody fantastic we will recommend this to everyone we know.
"Hey guys, Thanks for an awesomeday!!
"The crew made the day!
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Here is what today’s passengers had to say...
"Hey Guys, Thanks for an incredible day & the introductory dive was ace!"
Jess, Scotty's Backpackers
"Wow! Thanks for an unbelievable and perfect 1st Dive. I'll never forget it!
Julia, Dunk Island Voyages Resort
"To the Crew of Calypso II. Excellent Effort had a great day."
Troy & Tara, Rocky xx, Dunk Island Voyages Resort
"Thanks for a fabulous day. Great Fun, Relaxed, Friendly crew, Beautiful Fish!!"
Kerrie, Dunk Island Voyages Resort
"To Calypso, I had the best day ever - Frenchie you're an angel -
"Glad we chose to dive instead of snorkel, best day under the reef.
Thanks guys so much had a blast!"
Sian & Brad, Dunk Island Voyages Resort
Here is what our guests had to say about their trip....
"Very Professional run and everyone on staff is so friendly!! I hadn't dived in six years but felt very well looked after and guided, so my dives were enjoyable!! Thanks!"
"Thanks so much for a fantastic day.
"Thanking you all for an unforgettable experience.
"Nick thanks for persuading me to dive!!"
Claire, Yvonne & Pauline, Scotty's Backpackers
"Thanks very much for a great day, it was a great experience would definitely want to do it again!"
Susan, Rainforest Motel
"Great Friendly crew had a great fun trip would recommend it to anyone"
Paul & Joanne, Eco Village
"That was Bakgat Broer.... The Best!"
Lloyds & Oliviers, Eco Village
Friday, 17 August 2007
Saturday, 11 August 2007
Wednesday, 8 August 2007
Nearly 1,554 sq km (600 sq miles) of reef have disappeared each year since the 1960s - twice the speed at which rainforest is being lost.
The corals are vanishing at a rate of 1% per year, a decline that has begun decades earlier than expected.
Details of the survey appear in the journal Plos One.
Read more at BBC online.
Saturday, 4 August 2007
My web site design company often go jet skiing around Dunk with the guys - they are excellent.
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Saturday, 23 June 2007
In Mission Beach, dugongs can be sighted on the sea grass beds off Hinchinbrook Island.
Polyps take their nourishment from planktonic4 prey, including simple single-celled algae5 called zooxanthellae6(pronounced zoo-zan-thelly). Coral that lives off zooxanthellae expands faster than that which doesn't. Coral comes in various colours, shapes and sizes. Some agglomerations create features such as bommies7 and drop-off cliffs8. Coral displays many vibrant colours as a result of live coral and its algae that can reach an age of hundreds of years. To see these wonderful colours it is best to view the coral at night using a halogen lamp shone from above. Every year, around the full moon in November, the sea spreading up the reef from Lady Elliot Island in the south gradually turns pink. This is due to 135 species of hard coral releasing their eggs and sperm for fertilisation. It takes about two weeks for coral to reproduce before the water appears clean again.