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Your votes are needed

Hi to all my RB friends,

could any of you who have the time please take a moment to go to the link at the bottom of page & vote for my Leafy Seadragon & Blue Ringed Octopus image.
You can vote for both once a day until the end of Feb so any repeat votes will be greatly appreciated, thanks to all that vote, cheers Matt

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DIVING TASMANIA

Thanks to all for comments,favs & watchlistings & sorry I havent responded to many due to the limited internet access over here. Trecking around the west coast at the moment & will be home soon with a few photos to upload, cheers Matt

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Indo Bound......Again

Another adventure to Indonesia for me,or more specifically Bali,10 days solid diving all the best Bali has to offer.Really looking forward to diving The Liberty Wreck which is the most dived wreck in South East Asia near Tulamben,also Padang Bai,Amuk Bay,Nusu Penida & Amed to name a few which are all located on the East side of the Island 2 hours from the hustle & bustle of Denpasar.Staying at Lotus Hotels in Candidasa,beachfront views,terraced rice fields & even an active volcano as a backdrop.Leaving early tomorrow morning,see you all when I get back with a swag of photos no doubt,cheers Matt

Introducing.....

Hi Guys & Gals…

just wanted to introduce a friend of mine who I met on a recent trip to Indonesia Carolien Mermans she is a passionate diver & considering she has only just started out shooting underwater has amazing talent.Although she has only posted a few images I know there are many more fantastic shots to come,if you get the opportunity please give here a warm welcome,cheers Matt

Yay

Hey Guys & Gals……just wanted to share some exciting news,I just won first prize in the Underwater.com photo comp for 2008,all expenses paid dive trip to Indonesia,I cant believe it :-),could someone pinch me please.There were so many outstanding images for the year,cant believe they picked one of mine,anyway just wanted to share my disbelief with all who have supported me,cheers

Hello

Hey Guys & Gals….back from 3 magical weeks in Indonesia,27 dives split between Alor & Komodo,heaps of sunshine,culture & great people.Have had a quick look through some of the work posted since I have been gone,simply awesome as usual,will attempt
to catch up soon.In the mean time have about 16 gig worth of raw files to process from my trip,mainly underwater of coarse,look forward to sharing some soon.Would like to thank Jack Wright,Girl With A Camera,Kyra Webb, PPV247 & Jenifer for watch listing me as well as all of those who have commented,faved or brought work,cheers

Indo Bound

Hey Guys & Gals…..heading off tomorrow,Indonesia bound for three weeks of diving some of the best dive sites the world has to offer,cant wait.Brief stop overs in Darwin,Bali & West Timor before we embark on our 30 dives or so in Alor & Komodo National Park which is world heritage listed.No doubt many great photo opportunities with amazing ocean dwelling critters which I cant wait to share with you.I was working today in Trentham,Central Vic & it was snowing,weather in Indo is about 30 deg every day & water temp about the same :-)will spare a thought for all you Melbournians while Im out there doing what I love.Until I get back all the best Matt

"PLEASE HELP SAVE OUR BAY"

TELL GARRETT HE IS WRONG. SAY NO WAY TO DREDGING.

The Port of Melbourne Corporation wants to start dredging on 1st February, It doesn’t think it should wait to hear what the Federal Court has to say!

The Bay needs you now. Here’s what to do.

Please Cut & Paste the letter below into an email to Federal Environment Minister Mr. Garrett. Please forward this request to all your friends and also forward copies of your email to:

1. Prime Minister Rudd via via PM’s website at: here

2. Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard at:Julia.Gillard.MP@aph.gov.au

3. Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Maxine McKew at: maxine.mckew@alp.org.au Her new parliamentary address Maxine.McKew.MP@aph.gov.au appears not to be working.

4. c.c. to contact@bluewedges.org would also be appreciated

Mr. Garr…

Channel Deepening

Hey everyone,
no doubt everyone in or around Melbourne has heard about the channel deepening in Port Phillip Bay starting in Feb,here are some facts,
1/There are over 100 sponge species at the heads that can be found no where else on earth,there is a serious chance they could be lost(sediment covered)

2/Nitrogen balance is maintained by Benthic (seafloor)organisms,extensive areas would be covered,increasing the risk of toxic algal blooms.

3/Almost 4 million cubic meters of Yarra sediments containing heavy metels such as Cadmium,Mercury,Zinc,Lead,Arsenic & Ammonia will be dumped in the bay ,contaminants likely to re-enter the food chain,not to mention human risks to exposure.

4/An independant study of some mussels that were sampled & taken from the south end …