Picture this: it's hot, it's a work day and you work from home, your home office doesn't have air-conditioning…so what do you do? Well you go for a dive of course.

So I grabbed my fins and mask, grabbed my camera (more like spend quarter of an hour putting my Sony A7 II in it's underwater housing and making sure all the seals were correct and the basic settings we all good) and heading down to the beach.

Let's be clear though, I'm a bit spoilt as heading down to the beach is far from an arduous journey, I'm five minutes from Terrigal Beach.

the water was ok, not super clean as an underwater photographer would like but as good as it has been for a while, it was overcast so not much light penetration but it was warm and I was in the water. I spent the first part of the dive trying (unsuccessfully) to get a split under/over photo of the Cover/Reef Restaurant with a creature in the shot as well. Best I got was the first image here…queue bull ray 😉

Then I just cruised around for the next hour or two till I almost bumped heads with a beautiful green sea turtle. Rapidly changing my settings from under/over photos to underwater photos I snapped a few of the turtle while he/she just hung about under a rock. Then we swam around for 10 minutes or so. 

I can't tell you how amazing it was. What a beautiful creature. If I could bottle the feeling I had cruising around in the water with a turtle instead of sweltering in my office chair I'd be a rich man.

Till next time…enjoy

Graeme TeklenburgComment