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Dean Cropp  Ocean Adventurer β›΅ Waterman 🌊 Diver 🐬 Underwater film maker πŸŽ₯ Pirate ☠️ and Captain aboard @barefootcharter - Latest expedition film click here ⬇️ πŸ‘£πŸŒπŸ˜Ž

To shoot or to surf... That is the question... The arms were very tired after two mammoth paddle sessions on Pelican Beach. On the plus side I had this awesome sunset to gaze upon as I carried board, camera, drone and dive gear up the beach... πŸ˜…πŸ‘£πŸ€˜
Thanks @dearwildme for the πŸ“Έ

Navigating the Barefoot through the very tight Cato Reef lagoon passage... There is no turning back once your committed but fortune favours the brave because the lagoon beyond is just magic...

He is but just one drop in an enormous ocean... But the ocean would be less if it were missing that drop. The cutest of baby Flatback Turtles takes to the sea, just hatched on a Cape York beach in Queensland. She won't see land again for many years until she returns as an adult to nest on exactly the same beach she was born. Good luck out there πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘£πŸ’I

Say HI to Jackie and his dinner!
Jackie is an indigenous hunter living on the west side of Cape York Peninsular. He grabs these giant Mud Crabs right out of their burrows with his bare hands 😳... Trust me, it's not for the faint of heart, I tried it!!! 🀘 Look at the size of those claws! πŸ¦€ \\Ouch//

Dive in... Dive deep... Who knows what you will find, there is a whole ocean of possibilities! The whole crew and even my Dad @bencropp play with this very friendly Turtle near #lizardisland in the Great Barrier Reef.

It's places like this that fuel that fire in me to explore, my first adventure here has only scratched the surface... Cato Reef I'm coming back!!!
My very capable expedition catamaran "Barefoot& #34; anchored in the lagoon after navigating the reef passage with literally inches to spare.

What to do while waiting for the Spit Bridge to open and let me sail through... Time to see this wild world from a completely new perspective, not a shift but a paradigm FLIP. Sometimes seeing things with a new view will take you places you never thought possible...
A little over a year ago I was over 100gk and could not do this πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘£β›΅

Check out this cute chick!
This vulnerable curious fluffball is a baby Boobie. Couldn't help but capture his quizzical gaze at me, this clumsy alien in his world. I might have been the first human he has ever seen!
Your heart would melt for a fluffy cuddle πŸ‘£πŸ˜
πŸ“Έ by me during a beautiful sunset experience on Cato Island in the Queensland Coral Sea.

I always wanted a boat big enough to land a chopper on the back 🚁😁 ... Practicing #drone "Touch and Go's& #34; aboard @barefootcharter with the big yellow @hexh2o waterproof aircraft. Again this year I will be helping Whale Scientist @vanessapirotta with her research off Sydney.

Shipwrecks are always such a fascination for me, these tombs in the coral hide treasure in their tragic stories only the most adventurous can discover.
A Japanese longliner wrecked on Deliverance Reef in the Torres Strait. Rust and ocean storms will slowly deconstruct this once mighty ship until it is nothing more than twisted metal peeking above the surface at low tide. Nesting birds and schools of fish have now taken possession of this man made island. It's their home till the sea takes it back.

It's a big world out there, sometimes we need to pause a moment as the sun sets. Tomorrow the sun will rise on a brand new day.
πŸ“Έ by me on an expedition to the Torres Strait.
This Baby Flatback Turtle had just hatched and this was his first ever sunset...

Be careful what what you wish for in your bottle of #Chandon !
Cleaning up the harbour today and this little guy had made a home of this bottle of bubbles.. A very poisonous Blue Ringed Octopus.. I let him and his home descend back to the bottom of Farm Cove.
@chandonaus @moetchandon #sydneyharbour #octopus #dive #treasure @australia @sydney #blueringedoctopus @angels.of.the.sea #underwater #wild #sea

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