Diving In Cozumel

Diving In Cozumel

The largest island in Mexico, Cozumel, sits just on the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula. Known for azure blue water, pristine coral reefs and gentle currents that sweep divers along, Cozumel is arguably one of the premier dive spots in the entire Caribbean....
Fun With Deep Stops

Fun With Deep Stops

If you are new to diving, or even a regular diver who wants to buy a new dive computer, you will notice more and more of them are now implementing the option of using deep stops. Since most non-technical diver training does not really talk about deep stops, here is...
Sharks Just Being Sharks

Sharks Just Being Sharks

Let’s talk sharks! Reading the reports of two women attacked by a Great White recently in their kayaks got me thinking about the balance between humans in the water and sharks feeding. According the USA Today report: What experts believe was a great white shark took a...
Shark Encounters: A Family Affair

Shark Encounters: A Family Affair

When I mention getting in the water with sharks on purpose, I often get asked if I have a death wish. As a shark conservationist and professional videographer, I spend a lot of time in the water with these amazing animals and feel excitement every time I get to slip...
Scuba diving with bull sharks

Scuba diving with bull sharks

They come every year. From the end of November until March Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, becomes home to the Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas). They love warm shallow waters so they make their home fairly close to the shores of the town beach of Playa...
Scuba Diving The Pearl Islands of Panama

Scuba Diving The Pearl Islands of Panama

It was early in the morning. The sun was just about to come up when I got up. I took my camera gear, and went out to the balcony to watch the sunrise over the Panama Canal. After the sun rose we waited for the ferry to come pick us up and take us to the Pearl Islands....
Diving in Curacao

Diving in Curacao

For the third night in a row I found myself drifting off to sleep with visions of a small emerald island in the Caribbean Sea. In my mind’s eye, I could see a plane gently gliding in for its final approach. We pass slowly over the vast majority of the 40 mile length...
Diving Komodo Island: The Liveaboard way

Diving Komodo Island: The Liveaboard way

I descended to 20 meters to admire a Barrel Sponge the size of a smart car; tiny-white Sea Cucumbers lived in every nook and cranny. A moment later a thundering explosion ripped through the water. I looked to my dive buddy and saw in her eyes the same questions that...
What is Fluorescence Night Diving

What is Fluorescence Night Diving

Fluorescence night dives (or “fluo diving” for short) is also known as “fluoro dives” or “glow dives” have grown increasingly popular recently. More and more dive centres offer fluo diving, and more and more vendors for the necessary equipment appear on the market. A...
Choosing a Regulator mouthpiece

Choosing a Regulator mouthpiece

Being comfortable in the water is a big thing for me. I believe that not only does it make diving more enjoyable but can have an impact on my air consumption too.  As someone who seems to destroy mouthpieces on a regular basis I have tried a lot of different types....
How to Open a Dive Resort

How to Open a Dive Resort

I wish I had someone to tell me the answer! I have wanted to run my own dive business probably since I started diving. Working as an instructor in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the UK and Fiji and returning to the UK to study and work in between. I have worked for a...