Via his small unit in Stanwell Park north

Via his small unit in Stanwell Park north connected with Wollongong, Matty Smith has assemble a heavy duty, four-camera waterproof housing that will become our first window into life in a great underwater volcano.

The eight-kilogram, marine-grade aluminium, stainless and glass camera housing shall be dropped from a plunge boat 40 kilometres off of Botany Bay in Sydney and lowered to your depth of about 260 metres.


By using a custom-made lighting rig, it's going to photograph and film life about the summit of the Bracketted Woolnough volcano, which itself rises about 300 metres from your ocean floor.


"It almost can evoke we're going to the moon using a small scale, for what exactly we're doing, " the actual photographer and engineer stated.


"It will be so good when we get people first pictures back, particularly if we view some weird and great fish or things which may have never been seen, or are not expected to be seen in this area.

"Anything's doable really, and it's really exciting and therefore bring that kind of imagery to the general public. "

Professional diver becomes researcher

The ground-breaking exploration is thinking about Carl Fallon, a expert diver and owner with Abyss Project.

"This volcano just comes straight out of the seabed down the middle of nowhere, so we may just be literally exploring vertical [underwater] cliff encounters, " Mr Fallon stated.


"If you look out to the ocean it looks being a flat surface, but we're dealing with a mountain underneath.


"It must be pretty exciting to find what species actually inhabit that space because that is unknown. "

Dreamtime story hints at information about volcano

Mr Fallon have been working closely with elders from your Bidjigal Aboriginal community, the standard custodians of Botany Bay.


He said they've told him they have Dreamtime stories of any seismic event that happened there are various coast.


While a CSIRO exploration boat compiled a 3D map on the area using sonar throughout 2015, this will be the best opportunity to see pictures with the spot.


"We want to go and explore that plus bring that imagery returning to the local [Aboriginal] community in order to see and maybe try to piece together the science with their Dreamtime, " Mr Fallon claimed.


"It's about exploration, improved stewardship, and increasing conservation in the ocean that's given me so much [as a professional diver] before. "

Finding new types likely, biologist says

Marine biologist Nathalie Simmonds can be confident the cameras could unveil creatures never viewed before.


"Because it's and so geographically isolated, the exciting thing concerning this area is we will be expecting that it will be a hotspot for biodiversity, " the lady said.


"We're so excited on the possibility that there will probably be large marine life for example whale sharks, but it really is highly likely that we could possibly be finding new species.


"Only in April this holiday season in Western Australia, upwards of 30 new species were discovered in a single exploratory trawling dive.


"Eighty percent of the world's oceans have not been explored. ""People who see a photo of your sea dragon for at the first try, their mind is blown that they might live not many kilometres away from the location where the sea dragons live, nevertheless they just don't even know they're there, " Mr Smith said.


"When you may form that connection together with people, that's the buzz to do. This is just visiting take that to our next level. ".

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