Scuttlebutt Scuba has officially been operating from Torquay since 1998. Jeff, originally a keen surfer, has been living
in the area since the early 70s and began commercially fishing in 1989. During his early cray fishing years, he needed the
assistance of divers occasionally to free his cray pots. This led to him taking some divers to other sites in the
Graveyard in return for their help. On being shown videos of some of the dives on wrecks he became enthused to do the
first of many dive courses. His knowledge of the area and location of many wrecks caused a bit of gossip
amongst local divers, which eventually led to the establishment of Scuttlebutt Scuba Charters.
The nautical term Scuttlebutt originally (and still) means a water fountain or water cask on a ship.
However, it is now more commonly used as slang for "information" or "gossip".
Water for immediate consumption on a sailing ship was conventionally stored in a sailor's butt: a butt (cask or small barrel)
which had been scuttled by making a hole in it so the water could be withdrawn.
Since Sailors exchanged gossip when they gathered at the scuttlebutt for a drink of water, scuttlebutt became slang
for gossip or rumors.
SKIPPER'S EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
PADI: Open Water through to Dive Master
CDAA: Cavern/Sinkhole and Cave
TDI: Nitrox through to Advanced Trimix , Dolphin SCR Rebreather, Gas Blender
SSI: KISS CCR Rebreather
SDI: Assistant Instructor
DAN: Oxygen Provider
Ex-Professional Cray Fisherman, 13 years from Anglesea to Wilson's Promontory
PADI: Open Water
TDI: Nitrox to Extended Range
Dental Nurse and Medical Secretary
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