I have gotten very good at giving myself the best birthday gifts – usually they are plane tickets somewhere new and exciting. This year, I treated myself to a Turkish delight – a few days of diving in Kaş!I dove with Nautilus Dive Centre, and had a rigorously fantastic schedule of an extensive breakfast, diving, … More Diving in Kaş: A Turkish delight!
Guys, you knew this was coming. In my last post, I raved about the clear waters off Ilha Grande, so obviously the first thing I looked into upon arrival was WHERE TO DIVE! You will walk by a few dive shops off the main street in Andra dos Reis, and (to be honest), I picked … More Ilha Grande diving
Last August, my bestie and I planned to meet up in Croatia, splash around in the ocean for a few days, before meeting up with her fella & friend in Slovenia. This seemed like a great chance for me to complete my PADI Advanced Open Water course, which opens up another world (18-40 meters deep) … More Advanced open water + a few fun dives (Croatia)
Diving in Corfu One of the things that drew me to Greece was the crystal clear waters and the promise of amazing dives. Showing up at the end of March/beginning of April, which was the beginning of dive season, meant most dive operations weren’t in operation yet. However, but I got in contact with Dmitri … More Diving and donkeys, Corfu Greece
There is a crack between the American and Eurasian continental plates, which happens to pass through Iceland about 2 hours outside of Reykjavik.The fun news is that you can dive there, in the crystal clear waters!As soon as I had decided to go to Iceland, I knew I wanted to dive here. In preparation, I … More Diving the crack: Silfra fissure, Iceland
It has been a while since I have seen 5:45am on a Saturday, but I started my day fumbling around my flat, trying to find wool socks, wicking base layer, and my dive mask. I had a pretty good reason to greet the morning with uncharacteristic enthusiasm – I was heading to London School of … More Diving into cold water: Dry suit training
Diving in Malaysia was the first time “out of the nest” – the dive crew and environment that I had grown so fond of at Diver’s Den and on the Great Barrier Reef during my open water course and live-aboard time. I knew from that experience that I had fallen hard for diving, so knowing … More Drift diving and dancing with a turtle: Rawa Island, Malaysia
I have vivid memories of the glossy National Geographic photos showcasing brilliantly coloured fish and textured corals found in the Great Barrier Reef. Since this time, I wanted to explore the mysterious and strange underwater universe. With the rest of the world, however, I have been watching in despair as reports of the mass bleaching … More Am I breathing underwater?!: PADI open water dive course