gra wrote:I just dived the Brisbane last week off Mooloolabah. Great dive. Funny that we take different things from it all; I was very happy to still be able to see the workings of the ship, other prefer it to become more a marine environment as growth covers it. Great dive right now, would have liked to get down on it when it was first sunk a few years ago.
Have heard about the SWR dive and it's on my list for when the water warms a bit, sounds great. If anybody ever comes up this way give me a yell, I'd love to go out and have a dive shop at the end of the road for tank fills as required.
Your right everybody takes different things away from a dive, for me it's everyday memories like Portside hanger where I worked with former shipmates on helicopters, the every day stuff of living on board a ship and the funny memories. I remember stupid things like crews in overalls beanies, gloves sitting in the mess hall on the ship in the early hours of the morning on night shift complaining how cold it is on deck but wolfing down ice-cream from the soft serve ice cream machine. The ship being at sea for weeks on end and I land on the ship via helicopter carrying around a big bag of Mc Donalds and everyone staring " where did that come from", having a few newspapers which were current instead of weeks old was a big thing also. It's amazing what people are prepared to offer for a little bit of home eg papers, junk food etc.
HMAS Adelaide will be a good dive and much needed tourism dollars to the central coast of NSW.