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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

Shark Attacks: How to Protect Yourself

Featured in the International Business Times:

I really enjoyed this interview with the International Business Times and Liveaboard.com. It was a great opportunity to gain some positive media coverage for sharks, explore the International Shark Attack File data, and share some of my knowledge.

‘Thank Jaws for a generation of people genuinely terrified of entering a body […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Shark Attacks: How to Protect Yourself

Where to Cage Dive with Sharks

‘Great white sharks first appeared around 11 million years ago and can be found around the globe in temperate to subtropical waters. Growing up to 6 meters in length and weighing up to 2 tonnes when fully grown, they are an imposing fish to encounter and very popular to cage dive with.’

Where is the best […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Where to Cage Dive with Sharks

Top Tips for Cage Diving with Sharks

This is one of my all-time favourite articles, as it contains great new tips for cage diving with sharks. As a former white shark dive guide, these tips come tried and tested by me.

https://www.liveaboard.com/diving/scuba/top-tips-for-cage-diving-with-sharks

 

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top Tips for Cage Diving with Sharks

Shark Expert Tips for Safe Shark Dives

It was great being interviewed by the Daily Mail Australia recently. I really enjoyed it and am pleased to see the Daily Mail taking a positive approach to sharks this summer season.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5166053/Shark-experts-tips-avoiding-fish-food.html

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Shark Expert Tips for Safe Shark Dives

Top Tips for Safe Shark Dives

Featured in Stuff.co.nz.

A US tourist recently died following a shark incident at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. The incident at Cocos Island is thought to be the fifth confirmed, unprovoked shark attack in Costa Rica in the last 400 years. There were 84 confirmed cases of unprovoked shark attacks worldwide on humans in 2016, according to […]

By |January 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top Tips for Safe Shark Dives

‘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