I was recommended to Kim by a fellow called Occy, who had a diving operation virtually on the water in Bunbury who was closed over the Xmas and New Year period. He gave me Kim’s number, I called him and he arranged to dive a wreck which we discussed. He bought his boat over and off we went. I have dived over 1,000 times in all the world’s oceans, with both dry and wet suits, preferring wrecks nowadays to fishes and have dived the wrecks of Truk Lagoon and many other famous wreck sites, so have vast experience. I am TDI licenced for 100% O2 and for Accelerated Decompression. I actually dived with Kim who was a great Divemaster and Boat Captain. He is a mine of information and a very interesting bloke. When on board he made me feel comfortable right away, discussing the dive and many others I must add and all in all I have a great day’s diving. I even bought his T shirt! Kim kept in touch with me and even mailed me some photo’s as a memento of the day. I plan to return to Aus. for the third time winter 2012/13 and plan to look Kim up for another memorable day.
Terry Popelye
United Kingdom
Kim loves what he does and is very accommodating. Well recommended.
Gavin Tex Cowie
Perth, Western Australia
Kim was as fantastic as always. Great knowledge of the area and diving in general. Always good fun on the boat. Highly recommended.
Pauric Doherty
Mandurah, Western Australia
I cannot thank you enough Kim for such a wonderful day on the water. Having myself, Michelle & our friends as guests on your boat was awesome.
You offered so much interesting info, thoughts & ideas as well as a fun and scenic ride. .
I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone. Grab some friends and get out there..
5 stars
Lenny Franklin
Bunbury, Western Australia
Great Dive locations, with professional friendly staff.
Troy Homfray
UEC are regular divers with Kim – he’s a great host and visits to the Lena Dive Wreck and Kim’s other diving spots around Bunbury are always great fun and great diving.
Bruce Fielding
President - Underwater Explorers Club of Western Australia
Always a good day out on Cross Country with Kim. Great to book the whole boat for the Underwater Explorer’s Club of WA. We are always well looked after and happy to support one of our ex-members. The Lena is a great wreck dive, within the capabilities of most divers and there are some other interesting dive sites along the Bunbury coastline.
Highly recommended.
Wendy Hutchison
Western Australia
It was fantastic. Great diving.
Johan Boshoff
Wow, we had dived the Swan in Busselton and had pretty low expectations about the Lena, but Kim really opened our eyes up to the amazing ecosystem developing on the Lena. Two dives at the price they offered was by far the best value diving experience we have had yet! I can recommend to anyone seeking a dive tour run by divers for divers!
Anthony C.
Great dive charter we all had a geat time!
Simon Robbers
Great dives, nice spacious boat, knowledgeable crew, a pleasure to be aboard.
Jim Mailes
Kim was a champion. Easy to deal with and went out of his way to ensure the day was a success. Very relaxing day and you cant get fresher than catching and eating your own food.
Robert Cleary
I’ve been out on dive trips over the last couple of years when over from the UK, I will be going again as it’s a good relaxed day out with great diving.
Patrick Flux
United Kingdom
I had a really great time while diving with Octopus in Bunbury, the skipper even raised the Swiss flag on the boat ! The crew was professional and particularly nice, everything was perfect and we even had some delicious cookies on board ! I would recommend it without any hesitation for all passionates!
Stephanie Carnal
Geneva, Switzerland
Great morning. Kim is super chill, knowledgeable and passionate. Highly recommend:)
Marc C Lewis
United Kingdom
An amazing way to spend a sunny afternoon sailing the seas of Bunbury with the cleaver captain Kim! Whether it be a dive or just a drive, Kim has got you covered, and will provide loads of knowledge about Bunbury and its surrounding waterways.
Lisa Blankenaar
Perth, Western Australia
Great days diving with a entertaining skipper 👍👍
Darran Bevington
Always love visiting Kim on board his vessel Cross Country. Always great service, lots of ocean tales on the way out and returning from the dives. Plus, he's super safe and runs a tight ship. Can't recommend Kim highly enough
Joey Pool
Fremantle, Western Australia
Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Kim!!
Laurenç Marsol
Western Australia
I dived with Octopus Garden on a number of occasions. The vessel is an excellent dive platform and we always have a great day out. Kim certainly knows his sites and can usually summon up a pod of dolphins to frolic with the boat on the way back to harbour.
Amanda Blanksby
Western Australia
Have been diving with Kim and his crew a couple of times on my trips to Oz. Always enjoy the day to the wreck and the reefs Kim has discovered over the years. It’s great to have these sites to ourselves and get shown “home” by the dolphins. It’s all so close to Perth, great diving for all levels and a friendly relaxed crew make it a great trip. It’s all so close to Perth, great diving for all levels and a friendly relaxed crew make it a great trip.
Sarah Perkins
Awesome diving experience, very friendly and knowledgeable skipper/guide. We will be back!
Steve Hutchinson
Great service, fantastic trip!
Brett R.