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Ms Hook goes to Malaysia

I recently had an awesome scuba diving trip to the Semporna region in Malaysia. It was so great to dive in board shorts and a rashie again. It’s too cold in my local waters here in Australia.

So much of the diving reminded me of the Red Sea. However I saw so much small stuff on this trip, amazing little creatures that I’d never seen before. I had a great (and some times frustrating time) taking pics of everything.

I thought I’d share some of my favourite pics with you. I also tried my hand at video – it’s my first one, so I can only improve!

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Manta!!

Ms. Hook

I’m still daydreaming of my awesome weekend diving with Manta Lodge at North Stradbroke Island. I finally got to see another creature off my wish list – a Manta Ray. The much anticipated Manta Fest held in February took a while to live up to its name. We decided it should be renamed Leopard Shark Fest, so many Leopard sharks and just one brief appearance by a Manta.

I’m now used to mother nature not working to the demands of us humans, so I enjoyed the brief minute encounter we had with the Manta on Sunday morning. As I kept peering towards the surface through the low visibility hoping to see more mantas, mother nature the tricky woman, slipped a bamboo shark behind me. It was captured on camera by my dive buddy, but I didn’t see it.

It’s amazing how brief some of our encounters with underwater life can be. A white tip reef shark on the same Sunday morning dive also didn’t stick around for very long. The Leopard sharks and a massive flight of eagle rays on the Saturday morning dive definitely made up for the brief encounters, staying around long enough for us to enjoy and get some photos.

Once again Straddie delivered. Now lets see if I can get a good dive in at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay!

promOTing better living expo

If you’re in Brisbane this week, come by the promOTing better living expo. I’ll be at the expo and for all you 1-UP lovers you can come chat to me, get a custom hair tie or browse through the ready to wear range.

The promOTing better living expo is an opportunity to showcase the leaders of the Occupational Therapy profession as well as equipment manufacturers, service providers, allied health partners, government departments, professional development events, and more. While the expo will prove to be a valuable source of information for all OTs, the event will appeal to the general community who will learn the benefits of using occupational therapists and prescribed equipment to enable them to live their lives to the full.

Entry is free! Click here to register.


28-29 October 2011 (2 days)
9.30am – 4.00pm
MERCURE HOTEL, BRISBANE

L.I.S.

Life in South London Magazine
October – December 2007 Edition

I wrote an article for the magazine titled “Life is for Living”. It’s a rehash of the same stuff you’ll find on the rest of this site 🙂

Read the article here.