SOME AUSTRALIAN DIVERS –

Kathy Troutt - teenage mermaid model
Teenage mermaid model  Kathy Troutt Official site

Alan Badger
Alan Badger (1971)
Ben Cropp AM in 1996
Ben Cropp AM in 1996
Ron Taylor AM in 1965
Ron Taylor AM in 1965
Brian McKenna in 1971
Brian McKenna in 1971

1-1-Chesterfield WGM 1Captain Wally Muller (1971)

Alby Ziebell
Captain Alby Ziebell

 

Christine Danaher
Christine Danaher
Irvin Rockman CBE in 1973
Irvin Rockman CBE in 1973
Richard Weir, pearl diver, deckhand, Australian junior champion spear fisherman.
Richard Weir, pearl diver, deckhand, Australian junior champion spear fisherman.
Christine Danaher at Pixie Pinnacle 1991
Christine Danaher at Pixie Pinnacle 1991
Gordon Beaver at home 1980
Gordon Beaver – the amazing adventurer and maverick. (1980)
Australian champion, Alan Badger at a Long Reef weigh-in 1970
Australian champion, Alan Badger at a Long Reef weigh-in 1970
Paul Wilmont and friend at Middleton Reef 1971
Paul Wilmont (left) collecting at Middleton Reef 1971

Fathom 2 …… Ron Isbell and SEA HUNT

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Launched in 1968 Sea Hunt catered for snorkel divers within the Capricorn and Bunker Group offshore from Gladstone. It was several years before Sea Hunt installed an air compressor for scuba tanks.

Simultaneously (in 1971) Captain Wally Muller of Coralita was organising the first of many Coral Sea expeditions. On board, an air compressor and free air – very popular in this era of expensive air fills. It set a trend and free unlimited air fills became a standard that remains today.

Ron Isbel Reef  (sic) in The Swain Reefs will be a lasting memory for this great pioneer diver.