Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dismay over Sunday Mail's promotion of SA restaurant selling shark fin soup

On April 18th, Adelaide's Sunday Mail ran a 2-page spread about a local restaurant selling a seafood soup of which shark fin was a main ingredient. Residents of Adelaide responded beautifully, with the 1st response to the item on the AdelaideNow website being posted 1st thing Sunday morning. Many of SA's divers & scientists have now expressed their dismay. There had been some 150 responses within a few days, several of them coming from overseas. My own response read: - "Clearly the Sunday Mail has overstepped the mark by promoting shark fin soup in this era. I'm glad to see that Adelaide has responded en masse. But this is not the end of the matter. It will be brought to the attention of a wider audience which expected to express its dismay in a huge way." Dive Log magazine & SportDiving magazine have offered to make a stand against the Mail's thoughtlessness in promoting both the restaurant and the meal. The page 24 article can also be read at Be sure to study the numerous responses to the article.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Craig Mattiske from Coromandel Valley is asking for $150 each for two wet suits that he has for sale. Both are 7mm 2-piece (1 male, 1 female). They are both in good condition. They are both small size – sml mens & sml womens. Craig used to be a slim 179cms (5' 10 1/2") and his wife was a slim 163cm (5'4"). Contact Craig at Photos of both suits can be found at .

Monday, April 12, 2010

My new SA SCUBA Diving Site website now taking shape

Peter Gower surrounded by yellowtail scad at Port Hughes jetty

My new SA SCUBA Diving Site web site at is now taking shape and is well worth a look. There are many web pages covering a variety of topics of interest. Your ideas regarding the site are most welcome.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Google "SA SCUBA Diving Site" website

I've just commenced a Google website (SA SCUBA Diving Site) at I hope to be able to promote scuba diving in South Australia through this site. Please bear with me though, as I learn the ropes and build the site up.