Thursday, January 24, 2013


Steve at Piccaninnie Ponds (Taken by Peter Gower)
On 25th January, the Federal Environment Minister, Tony Burke, announced that Piccaninnie Ponds in the south-east of South Australia had been added to the Ramsar list of wetlands of international significance.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


According to last year’s Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac, Adelaide’s weather for February is hot & dry with some days higher than 35° C. Winds exceed 12km/h at 9am on half of the days and in the afternoon they “are predominantly from the SW as a local sea breeze develops”. There doesn’t appear to be a Channel 9 Brenton Ragless Almanac for 2013, but Greg James has published a Fishing Guide & Almanac for 2013. Visit for details.

Underwater Treasures

The ABC’s Brett Williamson recently published a series of online video reports called “Underwater Treasures”. The series was done in conjunction with Department of Water, Environment and Natural Resources maritime heritage officer Amer Khan. It covered a range of SA dive sites, including Edithburgh, Rapid Bay, Second Valley and the Dredge, the Barge, Hobart, Claris and Clan Ranald wrecks. These can be viewed at:

Diving Medicine Online

Visit for diving medicine online.

Divers' Forum 13th February at RAH, Adelaide

A Recreational Diver’s Seminar (Divers' Forum) is being held on 13th February 2013 by the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital. The seminar is being held in the Robson LectureTheatre (level 2 of the Eleanor Harrold Building).
Wednesday 13th February
6.30pm – 9.00pm
Robson Lecture Theatre
Level 2, Eleanor Harrold Building
(Enter from rear of building)
Presented by
The Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital
$25 per ticket (Bookings are Essential)

Dr Charles Huveneers
Senior Scientist, Shark Ecologist within the Marine Environment and Ecology Program at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI Aquatic Sciences) and Lecturer at Flinders University
Does the Shark Shield work? Behavioural responses of the white shark in two contrasting situations
Dr Richard Harris
RAH Hyperbaric visiting Medical Officer, a passionate Cave Diver, Underwater Photographer / videographer, Member of the Explorer’s Club of New York.
What is the connection between Arkaroola, Antarctica, the Manhattan Project, exploration Diving in South Australia and the RAH Hyperbaric Unit?
Light supper provided
Short tours of the unit can be arranged on the night
For more information
Hyperbaric Medicine Unit
Telephone: 8222 5116 or 8222 5121