Travel with us to the opposite side of the world from the United States, down under, for this exciting sailing and diving adventure into beautiful southwest Australia - home to Koalas, Emus, and Kangaroos. We arrive in Perth the west coast capital and travel south down the coast, diving along the way from Perth to Busselton, in this first of a two part series. Join us as we board the 70 ft Tarquin, a Ferro/cement sailing vessel and sail down part of the coast line. Included in our visit are the cities of Perth, Rockingham, Fremantle and Busselton, where we dive the Busselton Jetty, a dock extending a mile out into the ocean, and tour the Swan shipwreck off shore. We visit Rottnest Island home to the Quokkas. In the 17th century, Dutch explorers could well have been horrifi ed to find giant rats on this island. They called it Rottnest meaning, “rat’s nest”, a very unflattering name for a place now the nearest Holiday/vacation Island to Perth. The Quokkas, who resemble tiny miniature kangaroos, are now protected, and it’s the only place in the world in which they are found. We also dive and take a tour of Seal Island where we find beautiful swim-through arches and see the coral and vegetation below the ocean along with the unique fish of the region. View the countryside set to the traditional folk music only found in Australia. So, sit back and enjoy Southwest Australia from down under on this special edition of Dive Travel.
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