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!
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
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
Guatemala isn’t the first place that springs to mind when thinking of Central American diving destinations (probably Belize’s Blue Hole tops that list), however, there is a pretty unique diving experience in the middle of Guatemala.Lake Atitlán is a freshwater lake made from a collapsed volcanic crater, flanked by three volcanoes (including Volcán San Pedro). … More Altitude specialization: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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 experienced the confluence of my lifestyle goals (trying to work towards a plastic-free life) has taken on new meaning in the past month. I started diving and fell in love with the ocean. To augment my obsession, Blue Planet II was released, and I have spent hours transfixed by the astonishing and amazing … More Diving, plastic-free life, and binging on Blue Planet II
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