Passing the wreck of HMAS Protector, one of Australia's first naval vessels which will be declared a preservation site in 2018, we snorkel to Heron Bommie
, a heaving tower of coral not far from the shore.
nights, no tights, blow football or shoot, Jam butties, conny-onny, read my I Spy book.
For each deployment, one coral was nailed to a patch of vacant space on the top of the coral bommie
(an isolated aggregation of colonies), with one species per bommie
, and all bommie
tops providing a qualitatively similar habitat.
By the second dive we were more comfortable and able to take in the 35ft coral wall at the site called Advanced Bommie
The study area concentrated on the island fringe and bommie
reef complexes in and around the Keppel Group, off Yeppoon on the central Queensland coast.
So Richard got out a pummped up bommie
knocker and hit Miss Longbottom rite in the bottom and the head.
Ashore the event and hospitality teams are ready to roll out the daily program, starting with relaxing yoga on the beach to high-end lunches with celebrity chefs through to sunset drinks at the Piper-Heidsieck Bar on the Bommie
Deck of the stunning Hamilton Island Yacht Club prior to dinner.
Sefton Park's annual display proved popular, with Ellen Bradley taking to Twitter to say it was "great fun" while Ryan Fitzpatrick, who attended the Newsham Park event said "Liverpool still doing the best bommie
21'E, 8 m, coral sand, scuba, colls EL, FP, GWR, LJ, 23 March 2000; 2 spms mounted for SEM (FP), 3 spms (2 males, 1 female) preserved for LM and TEM (GWR), Bommie
You've left us with fond memories of the best bommie
night parties ever.
But if you've ever been on a charra, had a legger off the bizzies, played footy with a casey worn an-twakky gear, been to a boss bommie
or had a job as a cocky watchman you should have no trouble at all.
Arriving at unknown anchorages during daylight is therefore essential, and cruisers rely on a combination of admiralty pilots, GPS, Navionics and visual lookouts to avoid the bommies
and other hazards.