For the entire year of 2015, I was privileged to live and work on an incredible resort island in the Maldives, known as “Amilla fushi”.
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The majestic Great Barrier Reef is Australia’s most iconic dive site, for many a good reason. It is of immense size, stretching 2,300 kilometres along the north east coast of Queensland, covering an area 5 times the size of Tasmania.
During the last day of August, it was super rainy and windy so the other new interns and I decided to make the most of the home theatre and watched 2 movies – The Jungle Book and Forgetting Sarah Marshall – lots of nostalgia and giggles! We also played a card game at the dining table which was a fun way to socialise. Most of the afternoon was spent packing up our gear from the house as we were moving to our new base at the backpackers.
I had just turned 18 and was setting off on my first solo adventure to a destination over 10,000 miles away to an island in the South Pacific…. Fiji.
I was about to embark on my very first SCUBA diving experience with a volunteer program run by the Non-Government Organisation Frontier.
There are a 101 reasons why you should look up Operation Wallacea in Indonesia if you are the type of person that has any kind of interest in marine conservation and I can highly recommend it as one of the best and most well organised and high quality conservation experiences you will find. The aim of this brief article is to talk about one very small part of this project and that is the weekly beach cleans that happen on Snake Island from the Bau Bau site. A stone skip away from the base at Nirwana Beach Villa, on a…
Specialty courses are important for many reasons. You learn about the safety aspects of diving in the specific environment and/or with the Specialised equipment – as well as how to get the most out of your time diving in the Specialty area.
Hi there, I’m Jamie and I’m a Kiwi on a mission to learn about as many shark species as possible all around the globe. I hope you’ll join me as I share my marine adventures as far overseas as South Africa and The Bahamas.
Last season I completed my Advanced Nitrox/Helitrox/Deco procedure course. This season I am using this training, as I continue to gain experience in the field of technical diving. I have completed my third deco dive since my training.
Coral cay was first introduced to me by friends studying marine biology at university. Several of them were heading out to take part in projects in the Phillipines and at the time I was working in a UK dive store. I was helping to sell kit to divers on their way out to the site and so right back then the project was of great interest to me and I was delighted when the opportunity arose to visit. Coral Cay has been operating in the Philippines since 1995 but only from their current location in southern Leyte since 2002. The…
On a degas day (non diving day) at Coral Cay Conservation in the Philippines in Southern Leyte, I went for a walk on the beach. Wanting to make my walk constructive, I took a bag to collect rubbish as I went. With no real plan in mind I set off, iPod blaring and enjoying the sunset, I wandered. A plastic bottle here, ten plastic bags there it hit me just how much trash was on this tiny beach. My bag got fuller and I noticed themes in what I was collecting, lighters, plastic bags, plastic coke and Sprite bottles, crisp…