SURG News

Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Seven SURG divers went to North Solitary to maintain the glass interpretive plaques on the underwater trail. In position since early 2003, the plinths have accumulated thick growths of coral and algae and every year or so, divers clean the glass plaques with scrapers, in most cases returning...

Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

The very successful third annual Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census was held recently, with over 35 participants taking part. Weather, as is sometimes the case, presented a few issues and only some of the offshore islands could be surveyed. Participants more than made up for the lack of access off...

Posted 8 months 6 days ago

SURG volunteer divers recently conducted sea urchin surveys at four sites in the Solitary Islands. As the covid restrictions have been easing and space on the dive boats became more available, the members decided it was time to hold a subsidised dive or two, so the year wouldn't end without at...

Posted 8 months 6 days ago

The relaxation of the covid meeting rules allowed a gathering of SURG members to celebrate Christmas at the Harry Weller shelter, in the Boambee Creek Reserve. Around a dozen members gathered on Saturday 27th November, to catch up and share some stories, a drink or two and some nibbles....

Posted 1 year 4 days ago

While we haven't been able to have any Guest Speaker nights, or hold any organised activities because of the ongoing Covid issues, we have been able to include some welcome additions on the SURG website. Bob Edgar has been diligently compiling a database of species of birds that we see along our...

Posted 1 year 4 months ago

The successful cleaning of the plinths on the North Solitary Islands underwater trail was made possible by eight hard working SURG divers.

SURG members constructed this underwater marine...

Posted 1 year 5 months ago

The winners of this second Coffs Coast Sea Slug Census were Elizabeth Hardaker taking two prizes for the most documented species found and best photograph and Craig and Alex Lewis for the most interesting species .

Elizabeth Hardaker with her prize winning photo

Best...

Posted 1 year 5 months ago

Saturday's Bunnings sausage sizzle fundraiser was a huge success despite the crazy weather with hot humid conditions turning to pouring rain just in time to pack up.

Seventeen SURG members worked tirelessly through the day to help raise over $1000. This money will give the club a chance...

Posted 1 year 6 months ago

The second Sea Slug Census was successfully held in the Solitary Islands Marine Park with groups going out from Arrawarra and Coffs Harbour. For the results of this Census come to the SURG meeting on the 12th February. It will be a fantastic night with awards and prizes for the best photograph,...

Posted 1 year 7 months ago

The generous raffle prizes were the highlight of this year's SURG Christmas Party.

Daryl was the lucky winner of a double dive with Jetty Dive. Other prizes were gift vouchers from the Happy Frog and K-Pane and of course Neil's wooden carvings.

Many thanks to Mike and Debbie from...

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