Captain Michael Gooding of 40m SILENTWORLD, Reports on the emotional connection with guests.
Captain Michael Gooding of 40m SILENTWORLD, reports on a recent expedition with the Silentworld Foundation in conjunction with the Australian Maritime Museum.
NATURE’ S SILENT WORLD
Jo Stewart explores the wild wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and the tranquil beauty of the Whitsunday Islands from on board the aptly named Silentworld
As I glide my way across Cid Harbour’s crystalline waters I feel as if I am being treated to a personal underwater show: schools of tiny silver fish dance beneath the transparent bottom of the kayak and pearlesque shells gleam in the sand, like treasures. The perfectly still bay is fringed by evergreen bushland and it’s not hard to see why the 74 Whitsunday Islands, scattered over the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, attract nature lovers from around the world. Sheltered from the elements, the Allied navy anchored here before the Battle of the Coral Sea, but I am at the start of a far calmer adventure ...............
Wrecks of three mystery 19th century trading ships found off Queensland Coast
A team of researchers from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Silentworld Foundation have discovered three shipwrecks in the Coral Sea..............................
Wrecks of Three ships
Photo: Dr James Hunter dives with an anchor from one of the wrecks at Kenn Reefs.
(Supplied: Julia Sumerling/Silentworld Foundation)