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Business Recovery Specialist turned scuba nut. Been visiting Bali since 2006. Visited Gili Trawangan in 2014 to do my open water course(SSI) with Manta Dive Gili Trawangan. While I am still a novice in the dive world , having just completed my rescue Course I intend to do my dive guide(in UK) later this year to help me achieve my Dive Master qualification. After getting stuck on Bali at the start of the lockdown in April 2020, two things happened, firstly my local Balinese friends rallied round to make sure I was safe, fed and watered, and secondly when I got back to the UK I had left my heart behind me in Bali. Cliche I know, but after all the years of visiting Bali it just got progressively worse each time. Over the course of last summer I came up with the Dive Now Work Later concept. The purpose(still in development) is to help novice divers and people that want to learn to dive come to Bali , informed with everything in place having made informed choices about who to dive with, where to stay and how to get there from the airport.Stress and Hassle free. The site will expand from Bali in the future to include The Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and The Maldives. Dive shops, Restaurants, Villas, hotels, Hostels and tour guides will be given the opportunity to advertise on the site at different levels.11 Articles


Esther Jacobs is a shark conservationist, originally from Scotland, now living in South Africa working with sharks and other marine life. Esther works with Oceans Research (www.oceans-research.com), a marine research facility in Mossel Bay, South Africa and runs a shark conservation campaign called Keep Fin Alive (www.keepfinalive.com), which features a hand puppet shark called Fin, who is on a mission to be photographed with as many people as possible holding a sign that says “I hugged a shark and I liked it… Keep Fin Alive”. Fin has already been photographed with lots of celebrities and scientists. The ultimate goal of the campaign is to take a light-hearted approach to help change the common misconception of sharks and drive more attention to the problems of shark overfishing, finning, shark fishing tournaments, bycatch and longlining.11 Articles


Torben is our scuba diving expert. He has worked over 8 years as a PADI MSDT instructor in Bali, Thailand and Europe – and today he’s the Editor of the online Scuba Magazine DIVE.in as well as helping divers with their questions here on Scuba Diving News. Read his full profile here – or you can follow Torben Lonne and read more much more of his work on Facebook or Google+ or Twitter11 Articles


Ultimate Diving is a leading UK diving tour operator offering tailor made diving holidays to over 50 destinations across the globe, creating some of the most exciting diving itineraries in the market and a service that speaks for itself.11 Articles


An experienced professional photojournalist, Christopher started taking underwater photos with a second-hand 2 megapixel Canon in 2005. Since then his work has been published across the globe in publications such as Scuba Diving, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, X-Ray, Diver (British and North American editions), Divestyle, African Diver, Duik, Dyk, Beyond Blue, Diving Australasia, Niugini Blue, Our Way, FHM, Scuba Diver Girls. Learn more at www.bartlettimages.com10 Articles


Performance Diver NZ LTD was established in 1998 and has grown to become NZ's largest stockist of SCUBA and snorkelling gear. We're proud to be a PADI 5 Star IDC Development Centre, which means that we offer PADI courses at all levels from the beginners Open Water Course right through to training Instructors.10 Articles


Cat has been a diving instructor in Egypt for the last 11 years. Beginning life as a safari guide before settling into a role within the Hurghada Dive centre. After being exposed to Technical Divers on the boat an interest began to grow and it has continued substantially over the years. She loves the Technical diving around the Hurghada area due to the amount of wrecks that are within the local area, she says "it is a perfect area to do Technical Diving". Learn more about Cat on the Tekstreme website or follow on Facebook and Twitter @TekstremeDiving10 Articles



Ten years ago, I suffered a serious scuba diving trauma that landed me in a hyperbaric chamber for three days, ending my 30-year diving career. Undaunted, my up-close-and-personal relationship with the ocean—which had included teaching scuba diving—didn’t end in the hyperbaric chamber… Today, I explore the world’s oceans—from Antarctica to the Arctic—in the snorkel zone, a dynamic land-sea-ice-air interface where charismatic animals interact with snorkelers. I've snorkeled with chatty belugas Hudson Bay, migrating salmon in Haida Gwaii, and with charging 1,400-pound leopard seals in Antarctica. During a snorkel expedition to witness the annual narwhal migration through the Northwest Passage, my co-explorers and I became trapped on a floating ice island, precipitating a 36-hour military air rescue off the northern coast of Baffin Island. In the past five years, I've participated in two science-based expeditions to the Arctic and three science-based expeditions to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Readers followed me virtually, at the Bottom of the World, as I studied the interplay of plate tectonics, glaciers, ocean change, climate and life. In 2015, I was was named one of Canada’s top 100 modern-day explorers by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In 2016, I was named one of Canada's top female explorers, also by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. A member of the Explorers Club, I was named to the Explorers Club's (Canadian Chapter) 2014 and 2015 Honour Rolls. An advocate of protecting Canada's wild spaces and the animals who call them home, I sit on the board of directors of Nature Canada.10 Articles


Poppy is originally from the UK but currently lives in a small van parked up somewhere in Australia! She gained a primary school teaching degree from Plymouth University and specialises in science. Poppy has an absolute passion and drive for environmental education and enjoys working anywhere in this field. She is a keen traveller, seeing and learning as much as possible around the world. Her big dream is to own a business, teaching children about the wonders of the outdoors and our natural world. Poppy believes that people, and children in particular, will only want to save what they love. So her mission is to help people to see the wonders of our world, and lead them on a journey to loving it.9 Articles


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