Q&A: Five minutes with shark wrangler Richard Fitzpatrick

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments by

Ben Southall goes fin to fin with shark wrangler and underwater cameraman Richard Fitzpatrick.

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A marathon, a first place and a tired set of legs…

Jun 06, 2012 No Comments by

Ben proves he can outrun the best of them, leading his team to glory in the first Ironman Cairns.

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Having a whale of a time

May 16, 2012 4 Comments by

Last week I headed north to Hervey Bay, home of the best Humpback whale watching experience in Australia.

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Back on the road with an Outback Adventure

May 04, 2012 2 Comments by

Back in 2009 during the Best Job in the World I flew from Hamilton Island to the centre of Queensland’s Outback and a fascinating town called Longreach. I was there to take part in a charity drive known as Angel Flight’s Outback Trailblazer. I had such a good time I swore I’d return.

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The opposite of Ben

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments by

I threw away the cares of the real world and headed to Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on the Gold Coast to give myself a well overdue break from my ridiculously hectic lifestyle…and I rather enjoyed it.

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Adventurethon – a combination of pain and jubilation

Apr 11, 2012 No Comments

When I go for a run at sparrows-fart-early there’s already loads of people hitting the tarmac along the river. As I ride to work I’m overtaken by lycra-clad cyclists on their way to the local coffee-shop. When I jump in the pool at 6am there’s already swimmers churning up the surface of the water.

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Last minute Easter ideas

Apr 05, 2012 No Comments

If like me you sometimes leave it all to the last minute here’s a few suggestions of activities you could do around Queensland…

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1 night, 2 dives, 2 reunions – home!

Mar 27, 2012 1 Comment

Living in Brisbane most people think a decent dive trip away requires an entire weekend to make it worthwhile. Oh no it doesn’t I say!! To prove my point, last weekend I set off on an 18 hour adventure to North Stradbroke Island, on the other side of Moreton Bay from Brisbane.

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Off visiting the highest and lowest in Queensland

Mar 08, 2012 No Comments

I’ve travelled the length of the state taking part in some ridiculously adventurous activities.

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Catlin Seaview – on Google’s platform

Feb 24, 2012 No Comments

It’s almost 18 months ago since I sat down with the teams from Google Australia and Underwater Earth (UE) to discuss the concept of taking Google’s Streetview underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.

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