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Underwater Explorers club of Victoria

Some Photos of the Underwater Explorers club of Victoria in the 1960's
taken by my dad Trevor Ryan
 
 

Australia's First Lady of SCUBA Diving - Vivienne Ryan (learnt 1955)

Interview by seapicsdavebryant on youtube 

Australia's First Lady of SCUBA Diving - Vivienne Ryan (learnt 1955) interview by seapicsdavebryant Video




Cannon found at Apollo Bay, Victoria

14 April 1968 - Dad's photo of the reef from which the the Cannon was found at Apollo Bay Victoria   13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Jeff Ireland, Jeff Anderson, Reg Seager part of the Underwaters club dive team that found it
 
13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Dad's note on the back - the boat in the background the Uniron dissapeared in Bass Strait with out a trace after this picture was taken   13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Jeff Anderson
 
14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - left to right - Len, Jeff Anderson, Martin Hicks - part of the Underwaters club dive team that found it    13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - left to right - Martin Hicks, ?, Ken Morcroft, Len ?, Len ?
(from left to right). Martin Hicks, Ray (Mack) McMurray and Ken Morecroft ( thanks to Sue Burt for the info on who they were ) 
  
13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - ?, Dad (Trevor Ryan ) & ?   13 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Lesley Ryan , Vivienne Ryan & Jenny Ryan
 
14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Jeff Anderson & Len Bismiri ?   14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - left to right - Len, Ron Wright, Trevor Ryan, Ken Morcfroft, Jeff Anderson, Ian Anderson, Martin Hicks
 
14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Jeff Anderson   14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - left to right - Jeff Anderson & his family ?
 
14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria -  Trevor Ryan, Vivienne Rayn, Gerald Ryan, Dulcie Ryan and in front Jenny Ryan ( 6 years & 9 mths) & Lesley  Ryan ( 4 years & 9mths) Dad & mum were apart of the dive team  14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria - Vivienne Ryan , Lesley Ryan  & Jenny Ryan
 
14 April 1968 - Recovery of the Cannon found at Apollo Bay Victoria  - Trevor Ryan   Undated Photo - Apollo Bay cannon after its had been restored
 
 
 
 

Prime Minister Harold Holt Cheviot Beach Service

14 Dec 1968 - Lesley Rayn & Jenny Ryan  with the Memorial plarque to Harold Holt in the back of their Dad's ( Trevor Ryan) car at Rod Wrights ?  this is the plarque that was put in the ocean at Chevolt beach at the location of where Harold Holt when missing   1968 cheviot beach Harold Holt Memorial plaque service
 Jenny & Lesley Ryan
1968 cheviot beach Harold Holt Memorial plaque service - Lesley Ryan head is just above the memorial plaque   1968 cheviot beach Harold Holt Memorial plaque service - placeing of the plaque under the water by the Underwaters Explorers Club of Victoria - Mum ( Vivienne Ryan ) carried the wreaths into the water - Dad ( Trevor Ryan ) was one of the skin divers in the water
 
 The Underwater Explorers Club had been called into help with the search for Harold Holt as they had dived many times in the area. 
They decided to have made this Memorial plaque made and laid at the spot where he disappeared
it is laid 15 meters down 


IN MEMORY OF MR. HAROLD HOLT
The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 1 January 1969 p 3 Article Illustrated




Photos of the Search for Prime Minister Harold Holt 


 
Underwater Explorers Club  Divers on the beach during the search ( Dad is the one having a drink ) 

Photos are from 
DAWN OVER CHEVIOT BEACH
The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982) Wednesday 3 January 1968 p 3 Article Illustrated


 

The Loch Ard Gorge, Victoria, Australia 

 
circa 1960 - at the Loch ard Gorge with the Underwaters Explorers club of Victoria - Mum & Dad - Vivienne & Trevor Ryan   circa 1960 - at the Loch ard Gorge with the Underwaters Expolorers club - Dad Trevor Ryan on the left by him self
 
 
 

My Dad - Trevor Ryan 

   Dad - Trevor Ryan circa 1960   March 1968 - Trevor Ryan & ??? writen captions reads: ??? - Mr Ryan so not enter that dangerous hole. These dangerous Bass Straight waters have claimed the lives of many extremly fit divers such as your self. Trevor Ryan  reply - Everyone knows I hate to argue but I intend to dive to the bottom of this pool alone if nescessary