Helen, fantastic to get to talk to you again and to hear about a recent trip to Antarctica which I am totally jealous of! So tell us a bit about yourself and how on earth you got the opportunity to head out on such an awesome trip?
Author Chantelle Wyatt
Meeting an incredible photographer/film maker and passionate conservationist who just got introduced to scuba!
In the dive world things pop up that are not always directly scuba related but that you come across in that setting. I was just working out in Cuba and I met a guy who had a bit of a hidden talent.
RAID are leading the way in the UK diving industry with the opening of three brand new dive centers. Dive Blue Horizon in Wakefield, Severn Tec in Shrewsbury and The Fifth Point in Northumberland are dedicated RAID Dive Centres offering solely RAID training.
Whale watching is a totally unique and exciting experience and beyond impressive when you see a whale breach the surface. The intimate relationship that arises with you and nature is hard to describe but completely breathtaking.
So Silfra has been on my to do list for as long as I can remember and my interest in it has developed with every visit to Iceland.
Dive IS was an operator that was recommended to me by various friends. I have loved Iceland since my first visit and was always keen to return to Silfra. I was also keen to check out as many tour operators as possible to see what the difference is and this time it was about seeing if Silfra was easily accessible by backpackers and non divers.
Whale watching in Iceland is something that is a must and part of my role at The Scuba News UK is looking into the things divers and tourists might want to see on trips and what is offered. As a diver myself, I am hugely interested in all sea life and and am drawn to activities that allow me to learn about and interact with marine life and the sea world in a positive and non damaging way.
We at The Scuba News were recently introduced to a commercial diving operation down in Portsmouth and were lucky enough to get to know some of the divers who work there and find out more about what it is that RS get up too.
Why is it so important to get young people engaged in the marine industry in the UK and where can it lead them professionally? Many young people find the school environment challenging and often present as difficult but when given the opportunity to work and learn in a totally different setting, flourish. We meet a very special young man who has broken the mould and shown his peers that he means business and we see how the gap between the sailing world and diving world meets.