Partner with Jellyfish,
Anzac Day 2006, Blairgowrie Pier.
Photo: David Bryant, SeaPics.
For Xmas 2004, my then partner, an experienced scuba diver,
gave me a trial dive with Dive Perfect.
For Xmas 2005, she gave me a mask, fins and snorkel. And on Boxing Day,
she asked, "Do you want to go snorkeling?" It eventually dawned
on me that maybe, just maybe, she wanted me to join her
under the water.
Finally getting the hint, in January 2006 I booked in to do
Open Water course with Dive Perfect. And so, in
early February 2006, I began to learn about scuba diving.
In typical fashion, I've decided to document here my
experiences and underwater adventures.
You can also read how phpDivingLog
is being used to make my Diving Log 4.0 based diving
logbook available online for you to browse.
Since I took up diving in 2006, I've been trying to put together a collection of helpful resources for use
in recreational and technical diving.
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for the accuracy of the
calculations and data below. Always verify against other sources.
Diving and Snorkelling Sites
I'm also been trying to document the shore and boat diving and snorkelling sites of Victoria. It's become my hobby,
that I spend way too much time on, but I've always looked on it as a community service.
Mid 2006 I became aware of independent, non-profit, private diving clubs
when I was approached by the Victorian Sub-Aqua Group (VSAG), one
of Australia's oldest non-commercial scuba diving clubs.
I joined VSAG and built a new web site for the club, see www.vsag.org.au.
Some of the VSAG members are also heavily involved as volunteers
with the Victorian Artificial Reef Society (VARS) and I also
joined that organisation. VARS is the Victorian dive
community group behind the push to secure, prepare, sink and
dive the ex HMAS Canberra as an artificial reef dive site
for Victoria. Again, I ended up building a web site for
VARS, see www.vars.org.au, and for the ex HMAS Canberra,
In April 2007 I also joined the British Sub-Aqua Club
see www.bsac.org. I intended to join the Melbourne BSAC
branch and attended a few of their meetings. I was then approached to assist in forming a new BSAC
branch based on the Mornington Peninsula. Thus the Bass Strait
Aquatic Club (BSAC branch # 2396) was formed, having its
inaugural club meeting and dive day on 21st July 2007. And
of course, I built a web site for the club, see www.bsac.org.au,
I'm enjoying many new and wonderful underwater adventures
with the great people I meet and dive with through these
In 2006, I created a web site and online dive shop for The S.C.U.B.A. Doctor,
a local dive shop in Rye, Victoria. For many years I provided advice and helped
the owners grow their online business to service divers Australia wide and internationally.
In August 2013, I purchased the importation, distribution and retail businesses
enabling Peter Fear to focus on cylinder testing and dive equipment servicing and repairs.
In January 2022, I sold the business.
Friday, 24 October 2014