My photos did get better over time, and the dive club that we had started at Diversworld meant that I had opportunities for lots of time in the water. I had completed a PADI Advanced Open Water qualification at Melbourne Diving Services, and met Andrew Crosby, a friend I am still in regular contact after better than 30 years.

Others I dived with regularly included Geoff Duniam, Graham Fleming, Allan and Ann Charlton, Tony Catalano, Jim Speirs, Geoff Walters, Ian Vickery, George Caulfield, Lucio Banko, Frank Natoli, Phil Cherici (who finished up working at Aquarius Travel with Peter Stone), Tony and Caroline Baxter, Chris Nobes, and many others.