27th November 2015 – Aussie Soldiers now open water divers!
A select group of Soldiers from the Australian Army’s 8/9th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment took the week off from their normal duties to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Today was their final day of training which included 2 dives at Muttonbird Island. Though the visibility was a little basic a lot of marine life was seen, including a crested horn shark, a bull ray, a dwarf lionfish and the extent of Montipora and Stylophora coral growth at Muttonbird was a surprise to even the instructors!!
Water Temperature: 19 degrees