Contributors

My name is Mhairi Docherty and I was selected as a Miss Scuba United Kingdom 2016 finalist. I am part of an amazing programme which promotes "saving our oceans through beauty" where we raise awareness for marine conservation and also raise the profile of woman scuba divers in promoting safe diving practices internationally. Miss Scuba United Kingdom is a sponsor of Deptherapy - an English based charity involved in the rehabilitation of injured soldiers with mental and physical injuries, through the medium of scuba diving. I am raising awareness of this charity as I feel it does not get enough recognition for the amazing work that this charity does for people with life changing injuries. Watch on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/xjVwDA4euck7 Articles


Based in Scotland, Whittles Publishing produces high quality and acclaimed diving books and is pleased to have Rod MacDonald, Ron Young, Mike Smith and Bob Baird amongst its stable of authors.6 Articles


Jillian Morris is a marine biologist, shark advocate, professional videographer, educator, writer, photographer and lover of all things water. She and her husband run a conservation media company called Oceanicallstars, traveling the world to film, research and educate people about sharks. Follow her adventures on her blog www.shark-girl.blogspot.com Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/jillian-morris/6 Articles


My name is Maarten, I am a marine biologist, dive instructor, and biology teacher. I come from Belgium, but have been traveling the world as a dive instructor and marine biology researcher for nearly 10 years. From a very young age I have been fascinated by the ocean and the creatures that live in it. During my dive travels I developed a passion for the small, camouflaged, or outright weird critters that can be found below the surface. I currently live in Australia, where I do research on the species important for muck diving, such as frogfishes and seahorses. These animals are not only amazing examples of how crazy evolution can get, but are often important for dive tourism and the aquarium trade. The majority of tropical marine biology research focuses on charismatic or large species such as sharks, turtles and dolphins. Many of the less known, small or camouflaged species are equally important, but are barely studied at all. My work will hopefully change some of that and show the world that weird is beautiful too!6 Articles


Don Kinney is the owner of Cylinder Training Services. He started commercially working with cylinders in 1991. With his background in public safety he continued to gain knowledge in the field of high pressure cylinders and began to develop training programs. He has developed cylinder training programs for the fire service, diving, beverage, aviation and hydrostatic requalifier’s. Cylinder Training Services (CTS) has also developed customized tools to assist in the inspection of high pressure cylinders. CTS continues to update and improve their training programs and develop systems so that inspectors have a greater understanding of the cylinders they are examining.6 Articles


Tim Rock is an internationally published photojournalist who specializes in the ocean realm. Based on Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean, He is the author of numerous Lonely Planet Diving & Snorkeling guides. Learn more about Tim at http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/tim-rock/6 Articles


Michael Turner is a full time scuba diving professional, PADI Staff Instructor and owner of Reefers and Wreckers in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. Providing the full range of PADI courses and with a fully stocked on-site dive shop, Reefers and Wreckers is the place to visit for all your diving requirements in the North West of England. You can also follow Michael Turner on Twitter @ReefsandWrecks6 Articles


My name is Kim Ann Molenaar, I am twenty-five years old and a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer living and working in Indonesia. The underwater world has always been a massive part of my life. At the age of three my parents taught me how to snorkel in the Maldives with baby sharks and that is where my passion was ignited. I have never known a fear of the ocean and I never will, the only fears that now I possess are for the ocean and its inhabitants. As a scuba diving instructor I have devoted my life to training environmentally friendly divers who will act as ambassadors for the marine environment by demonstrating knowledge of its inhabitants and protecting the fragile coral reef systems from further damage. I believe that as divers we are responsible for educating the world about the importance of conservation for the marine environment.6 Articles


I’m a professional and socially responsible adventurer. I worked as a tour guide in America, USA and throughout Europe. I lead adventurers to Aconcagua (6962m) and climbed dozens of mountains in the Andes and Alps. I crossed The Andes by horse twice. I hold the unofficial mountain bike downhill record from 6800m, featured in 42 magazines around the world and recorded in a documentary shown in 9 Mountain Film Festivals. I’m a divemaster who has dove in three continents, discovered how precious are our oceans, and do my best sharing dive destinations to engage people to dive, love and protect our endangered oceans. Inspiring the adventurous tribe is my passion! Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/manuel-bustelo/6 Articles


Mike Johnson is a Director of Photography specializing in adventure and outdoor video productions. He travels the world shooting and producing television shows, documentaries, and the occasional corporate video.5 Articles


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