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Asian magazine feature showing various aspects of Royal Australian Navy Submarine Escape facility (RANSETF). Images show trainees in HI-Viz Mk.8 immersion suit and escape from Single Escape Tower (SET)Photographed using Nikonos, Fuji 800ASA Super G.
Spectacular sight on a night dive. Grey Nurse (Eugomphodus taurus) passing under the dive boat on a calm evening at Byron Bay's Julien Rocks Marine Park (Northern New South Wales). Photgraphed using Nikonos V, (20mm Wide Lens)Kodak slide film.100ASA!
Cute little example of Shaw's Cowfish resting happily in diver's glove. Photographed using Nikonos IV-A, 35mm lens, Nikonos close-up framers, SB-105 Flash, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA slide film.
Having a break from shark diving (only for a day). Image shows spectacular plate coral around the dive sites at Beqa Lagoon Resort, Fiji. Photographed in the clear water at 1metre (3 foot)using Nikonos V (20mm wide lens)Kodak Slide film (superb film)
'She Was Once a Warship' Former RAN Charles F Adams Class air-warfare destroyer (HMAS Perth) Pennant number DDG-38 awaits her fate as a dive wreck in Albany's (West Australia)King George Sound.Nikonos V, 15mm wide lens, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Front cover of Australian magazine showing previous entry in Underwater competition. The magazine specialises in activities of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
'Almost Underwater'- Royal Australian Navy Clearance Divers (Maritime Tactical Operations)preparing for night excercises wearing LAR V oxygen rebreathers and clandestine wetsuits. Photographed using Nikon F4, 50mm lens Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) is vital training for offshore oilrig workers who may face the situation where they may have to escape from a submerged helicopter to survive. Photo shows helo 'pilot' carrying out short free ascent.
Exploring Truk Wrecks. One of the more interesting wrecks to explore at Truk, the plaque tells the story of the US Navy's 'Operation Hailstone' carried out against the Japanese Maritime Fleet while at anchor in truk Lagoon.NikonosV, Kodak Slide film.
Great JellyFish Encounter. A quick shot 'taken from the hip'on the deco line as a monstrous creature floats by. Photographed using the Nikonos v (20mm wide lens)Kodak Elitechrome 100ASA.
Dramatic effect of the wide-angle lens. This magnificient Potato Cod enjoys the company of divers and knows 'exactly' what a camera is for.Photographed using the indestructible Nikonos V, SB105 Flash, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Lead page of Asian Diver magazine describing Royal Australian Navy Submarine Escape Training Facility (RANSETF).
Main image shows trainee in escpae immersion suit exiting training tank hatch (assisted by two instructors).
Bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus)escort divers at the world-famous Navy Pier at Exmouth, Western Australia. Photographed using Nikonos 1V-A, 35mm lens, focusing distance 3foot (1metre) Nikonos SB105 Flash unit.Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Sub-mariner carries out 'free ascent' (from 20metres deep)submarine escape hatch at RANSETF. Though not practiced by sport divers, free ascent training is vital for the submarine service. Nikonos V, 20mm lens, Fuji 800ASA print film.
Offshore oil-rig trainees (wearing coveralls and tennis shoes)simulate evacuation of oil rig by jumping off 6metre high plunge platform into freshwater pool. Nikonos V,Fuji 800ASA Super G press film.
magnificient soft coral growth on the wreck of the Korean bulk carrier 'Sanko Harvest'that struck a reef and sank near the West Australian town of Espoerance on the southern ocean coastline. Nikonos V (20mm wide lens) Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Clearance Diver carrying out Hul Search on ship's propeller. Nikonos V, Kodak Ektachrome 100ASA.
Photographed in PNG onboard dive vessel MVFeBrina (2013)Graceful Whalers more than happy to investigate divers. Nikonos v (20mm Wide lens) Kodak 100ASA Ektachrome.
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