No diving reef rules existed in 1963 - consequently Val often touched the coral.
Wally Gibbins rides a turtle 'into the distance' at the end.
Filmed during the annual November "Skindiving Convention" held at Heron Island, Queensland. A time for spear fishermen and shell collectors to holiday together and exchange information.
Underwater photography with medium format Rolleiflex camera with diver Alan Power photographing Valerie with painted crayfish (later called a lobster).
Original footage is on Kodachrome II 16mm stock.