Dave and Jacqui are both avid SCUBA divers who have been diving together for over
17 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 are qualified Divemasters and have a background in the
maritime tourism industry. Dave holds a commercial vessel master qualification and has
years of experience as the master of dive charter vessels off Perth and as the
master of an expedition vessel on the remote Kimberley Coast in the Western Australia's
far north. Being the master and lead guide on extended voyages allows the opportunity to
utilise an intimate knowledge of the history of the West Australian coast and trace the foot
steps of early explorers and discover new sites on the most untouched parts of our coastline.
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 works professionally in the field of Conservation and 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 board of committee members.
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.