OLD SYDNEY COAST 1960s

Long Reef, Sydney before the concrete boat ramp.
Long Reef, Sydney before the concrete boat ramp.
Rockpool shot with Nikonos camera.
Rockpool shot with Nikonos camera.
Spearfishing record Snapper in 1963
Spearfishing record Snapper in 1963
Powerheads were tested on carpet sharks in 1963.
Powerheads were tested on carpet sharks in 1963.
North of Palm Beach 1962 or early 1963
North of Palm Beach 1962 or early 1963
Water on the lens. Picture was almost thrown away. Using a good scanner a rough image has been salvaged from the dirt and scratches.
Water on the lens. Picture was almost thrown away. Using a good scanner a rough image has been salvaged from the dirt and scratches.
A big one - in a cave in 60 feet of water.
A big one – in a cave in 60 feet of water.

CALYPSO-PHOT 35mm WATERPROOF CAMERA

There was an era when underwater photography was rare, unusual and novel.  I purchased a Calypso-phot camera in 1963 and on a memorable safari north with friends, asked Ron Taylor to take a single picture of me with a crayfish.  This was North West Island in July 1963.  When the film was processed I saw for the first time what I looked like as a diver, underwater.  No big deal today but back then it was a real thrill.