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- Des Kerrigan
Queensland, Australia-16.90406, 145.75703 View on map
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I am a web developer from Cairns and keen scuba diver on our Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea, I have dived all around the pacific, New Guinea and The Maldives. I use to live in Parramatta, NSW and I first started diving in 1996 when I did an intro dive holidaying aboard a cruise ship, since then I have reached Padi rescue level and have dived mainly in the Asia Pacific region. I have been active to protect the aggregation sites of grey nurse sharks in NSW, the Great Barrier Reef and the establishment of the Coral Sea Marine Park. Having been apart of many submissions to both state and federal government and regularly emailed my member of parliament and the then environment minister Tony Burke on matters I cared about. Now living in Cairns I support Fight For Our Reef and the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre.
I think as concerned divers around the world we should all be establishing close relationships with members of government and actively participate when submissions are called for about Ocean matters, especially sharks. I have a picture gallery on my website at https://www.bluegroper.com.au/pictures. I do like to share my underwater pictures of my diving adventures, and have some of these on my website. Please leave a comment its free!