Commenced spearfishing/free-diving in 1970
20 plus Great White Shark encounters
Australian Spearfishing Champion (1989) at Kangaroo Island SA.
Winner of the South Australian Spearfishing Championships 1978.
South African Spear fishing champion (1994).
Abalone Fishing 35 years plus in South Australia and Western Australia.
Established 3x World Spearfishing Records for blue water gamefish.
Participator for 10 years in the Australian Spearfishing Championship.
Winner of Team Tripartite Spearfishing competition
Competed at two World Spearfishing Championships
Greg suffered his first shark attack in 2004, whilst spearfishing off Cervantes. After a bronzed Whaler
shark bite to the lower leg, he returned to the water 3 months later.
Gregs second shark attack occurred whilst abalone diving 160 kms east of Esperance, West Australia, bitten around the head and shoulder he miraculously escaped. He made it to the surface from 15 metres, assisted by Callan Turner in a boat. Andrew Rowe and Shanan Worrall (Shark Eyes Founder) were in another boat nearby, and came over to assist. They made a rendezvous with an ambulance officer and ambulance on remote dirt road 110 kms from Esperance. They travelled to Esperance hospital and then flew to Perth by Royal Flying Doctor Service. Greg was in surgery in Royal Perth for 10 hours. A 19MM tooth fragment was removed from his right eye, and was subsequently identified as a White Shark tooth from rear of jaw.