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!
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
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