Dave and Jacqui are both avid SCUBA divers who have been diving together for over
11 years. Together they share a passion for exploring the amazing Western Australian
coastline. With such a remote and inhospitable coast right on our doorstep, much of
which is difficult to access, they are constantly searching for and finding new stories of
old histories and lesser visited wrecks.
Both Jacqui and Dave hold their Divemaster qualifications and have a background in the
maritime tourism industry. Dave holds his Master <24m NC qualification and has years
of experience as the master of a dive charter vessel off Perth and works seasonally on
the remote Kimberley Coast. As a guide on extended voyages allows the opportunity to
utilise an intimate knowledge of the history of the West Australian coast. Jacqui also has
a background in marine tourism with experience working in a Divemaster role and has
also worked and travelled extensively throughout Western Australia, including liveaboards in the Kimberley.
Jacqui is also an accomplished wildlife photographer and she has been published in various books, media and exhibitions.
Both are members of the Maritime Archaeological Association of Western Australia with Dave sitting on the executive committee.
They spend months of the year when not engaged in employment, travelling the state in their 4WD and their two boats trying access the more remote parts of the state soaking in the beautiful and rugged coastline that has claimed so many ships and sailors over the last four centuries.
Much of the information obtained in writing for the historical shipwrecks of this page have come from the Maritime Museum online database and various other online sources listed in the references link. Various publications are also used and are included in the library link on the home page, listed by title with credit to the authors. Please take the time to reference these links if looking to read more into WA's maritime history.