Sunday, November 21, 2010
The (3 years old) web page found at http://users.tpg.com.au/honeydin/Portnoarlunga/portnoarlunga/water/water.html says, “it is not unusual to be confronted by schools of sweep waiting for the bread that many divers bring with them”. If this is so, it needs a big re-think when one considers the following details: -
Tim Folwell and his wife were snorkelling at the Port Noarlunga reef last summer when someone threw a loaf of bread off the jetty. All of a sudden, the fish that they had been swimming with before suddenly turned on Tim and started biting him all over the body. (It is assumed that Tim was not wearing a wetsuit at the time of his snorkel at the reef.) A few days later he got very sick. The wound became infected, the bacteria spread to his aorta and developed into staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, which resulted in him losing 80% of his skin. Once the infection got into his blood stream, it caused a septic shock in which all the organs in the body were starved of essential oxygen and blood and began to fail. Tim’s kidneys failed, his liver began to fail and his heart wasn't working properly. After months in intensive care in the burns unit, he had a leg amputated and had to learn to walk with prosthesis at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. Tim’s story was told on ABC TV’s “Stateline” program and it can be seen at http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/11/05/3058877.htm .
We tried to contact the owner of the web page found at http://users.tpg.com.au/honeydin/Portnoarlunga/portnoarlunga/water/water.html, but the email address was invalid.
On Sunday 21st November, it was reported that snorkellers were in the water (a.m.) with bread (one person had 2 loaves).
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Cam Williams from Channel 9 TV’s Weekend Today show successfully completed the longest underwater broadcast in open water at Great Keppel Island. Visit http://video.au.msn.com/watch/video/cam-underwater/xd7murp to see some video footage of the successful world record attempt by Cam.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The next Scuba Divers Federation of SA meeting on 14/12 will be their last one for this year. Both organisations will start up again next February.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
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Monday, April 12, 2010
Peter Gower surrounded by yellowtail scad at Port Hughes jetty
Thursday, April 8, 2010
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Friday, January 29, 2010
In conjunction with The Alfred, DAN Asia-Pacific is holding a Dive Safety Seminar. This event provides a unique opportunity for divers to hear from experts in diving health and safety. Speakers include: -- Dan Orr, President, DAN America - Professor Alessandro Marroni, President, DAN Europe - Frans Cronje, President, DAN Southern Africa - John Lippmann, Executive Director, DAN Asia-Pacific - Dr Ian Millar, Director, Hyperbaric Medicine, Alfred Hospital - Dr Andrew Fock, Hyperbaric Consultant, Alfred Hospital - Dr Lisa Gershwin, Jellyfish Expert - Dr David Wilkinson, Co-ordinator Divers Emergency Service
Numbers are limited so register early. All attendees will receive a show bag and there will be a great range of prizes given out on the day. The Dive Safety Seminar is being held on Sunday 21st February, 9.00am – 6.00pm, at the Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria. Cost: DAN Members: $30, Non-DAN Members: $40 (Inclusive of morning & afternoon tea). To reserve your place, call 03-9886 9166 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Name, Member Number, Phone Number, and Credit Card Details. Payment is required to confirm booking.