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Unfamiliar is Scary

This I feel is much of the reason why people fear sharks. This is why Kathryn and I set up Friends for Sharks and why we took the route we did – educating people on what sharks are really like, to enable people to gain some familiarity with these incredible animals. Are they dangerous? Well […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Unfamiliar is Scary

Shark cage diving – how risky is it?

 

 

Well to my mind it was only a matter of time until a white shark found its way in to a shark cage. Twice in a month surprises me, but as others have mentioned you can never be absolutely certain of anything when dealing with wild animals in their own territory. Our main hope is […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Shark cage diving – how risky is it?

‘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?

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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