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Kathryn

About Kathryn

Kathryn Hodgson was born in England in 1979. She has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com http://nz.thescubanews.com www.friendsforsharks.com

‘Is it possible to have a severe case of the blues when scuba diving? It is if you’re surrounded by blue sharks in the crystal-clear, deep-blue waters of the Agulhas Current off South Africa.’

Snorkeling with blue sharks is something I recommend to divers and swimmers of all abilities, as it is a great introduction to the […]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on

Shark Diving for Novices

There are many types of dive at the top of peoples’ bucket lists and diving with sharks is surely one of them. There is something incredibly life-affirming about spending time in the water with these apex predators and many divers long to experience shark diving at least once in their lifetime. There are shark trips […]

By |July 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Shark Diving for Novices

Diving Britain – Wales

Wales is known for mountainous national parks, wind-swept beaches, lively cities such as Cardiff and a rich Celtic heritage.

Did you know Wales is also home to a variety of dive sites, with a number of the best sites in Pembrokeshire and Anglesey?

Discover some of the top dive sites in Wales in my latest Diving Britain […]

By |May 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Diving Britain – Wales

Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors

I have recently been appointed as the Managing Editor of a new online scuba diving magazine, The Scuba News New Zealand. I am thrilled to be joining the team and launching this regional edition of The Scuba News.

Do you have any press releases, offers, articles or blog posts from your dive business or club that […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors

Cool Scuba Jobs: Great White Shark Guide

There are a lot of cool scuba jobs out there, and one of the coolest is a great white shark guide. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a shark guide, or just how to find a reputable operator, look no further than my latest article for Scuba Diver Life:

Cool Scuba Jobs: Great White Shark Guide

By |May 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Cool Scuba Jobs: Great White Shark Guide

Diving Britain – The South Coast

The south coast of England is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK and rivals the South West for stunning coastal scenery and beaches. The Jurassic Coast that runs from East Devon to East Dorset is a World Heritage Site and the south coast is also home to the busy ports of Southampton […]

By |April 23rd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Diving Britain – The South Coast

Mangrove Matters

When it comes to scuba diving it is hard to beat exploring colourful tropical reefs, history-filled wrecks, sun-dappled kelp forests and foreboding caves. Every scuba diver has their favourite type of diving but what of mangroves? What diving opportunities are there within mangroves and why should we care about these dwindling and vital forests?

Read more […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Mangrove Matters

Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction

Sharks. Most people have an opinion about sharks, especially Great Whites, whether they have spent time diving with them or not. In this article for Scuba Diver Life I take a look at the reality of these mysterious creatures.

There is growing worldwide fascination with — and a love for — sharks, and quite rightly so. […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction

Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Looking for a world class shark dive this year? Look no further than Beqa Lagoon, Fiji and enjoy my recent article for Scuba Diver Life.

My heart pounded as the choppy ocean slapped me in the face repeatedly and my mask fogged up like a coastal winter’s day in Cornwall. I was kicking like crazy as the […]

By |February 13th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

World Tour for Sharks – The End!

So, this is it. We made it to the finish line and our World Tour for Sharks is officially over.

Complete. Done.

How is it possible that we even made it to this point? Mostly in one piece I would like to add; with just two hospital visits, two broken laptops, two broken cameras, four back injury […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on World Tour for Sharks – The End!