No Damage recognised in international book award

2017-09-01T23:56:35+00:00

Reader's Favorite recognises "No Damage" in its annual international book award contest. The Readers' Favorite 2017 International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to

No Damage recognised in international book award 2017-09-01T23:56:35+00:00

The Changing Face of Marine Conservation

2017-08-06T22:40:33+00:00

With the advent of social media, it is easier now more than ever to experience marine conservation and make a difference to the health of the ocean. In my article for Dive New Zealand magazine

The Changing Face of Marine Conservation 2017-08-06T22:40:33+00:00

Researchers Discover Why Humpback Whales Jump

2017-04-27T01:01:54+00:00

Researchers in Queensland, Australia have discovered why humpback whales breach and how they use different vocal communication methods to communicate over short and long distances: http://au.thescubanews.com/2017/04/26/researchers-discover-why-humpback-whales-jump/

Researchers Discover Why Humpback Whales Jump 2017-04-27T01:01:54+00:00

Dives Tours of Titanic wreck to begin in 2018

2017-04-27T00:35:57+00:00

Blue Marble Private are offering diving expeditions to the Titanic wreck site in May 2018. For $105,129 per person, tourists can explore this world-famous wreck off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada during an eight-day expedition.

Dives Tours of Titanic wreck to begin in 2018 2017-04-27T00:35:57+00:00

Ronald McDonald House is Awesome

2017-04-26T22:46:27+00:00

I have had the privilege of supporting the work of  Ronald McDonald House New Zealand recently by donating some copies of No Damage to a #ComCastCaresDay, hosted by NBCUniversal and Bravo. The books were given to

Ronald McDonald House is Awesome 2017-04-26T22:46:27+00:00

Right Whale Sightings at an All-Time Low

2017-03-29T22:38:49+00:00

Scientists and volunteers conducting surveys of North Atlantic right whales off the Florida coast have seen a significant decline in right whale numbers this winter. They have seen only four adults and three calves so

Right Whale Sightings at an All-Time Low 2017-03-29T22:38:49+00:00

Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

2017-04-03T03:09:17+00:00

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhat Binsar Pandjaitan, has announced a pledge of up to $1 billion USD to reduce Indonesia’s plastic waste by 70 percent over the next eight years. He made the

Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste 2017-04-03T03:09:17+00:00

Top Shark Diving Tips

2017-03-04T05:38:27+00:00

Diving with sharks is at the top of many, if not all, divers’ bucket lists. Here are 10 tips to help you have a safe, and fun, encounter with the ocean’s apex predator. http://scubadiverlife.com/top-shark-diving-tips/

Top Shark Diving Tips 2017-03-04T05:38:27+00:00

Calling All Writers & Ocean Fans

2017-03-14T23:18:49+00:00

CALLING ALL WRITERS & OCEAN FANS! I'm looking for new/experienced writers to write about their scuba adventures, marine life profiles, kit reviews, diving tips and ocean conservation initiatives for The Scuba News. With our growing network

Calling All Writers & Ocean Fans 2017-03-14T23:18:49+00:00

Sharks – Caretakers of the Oceans

2017-03-09T02:11:48+00:00

A very proud day seeing my shark conservation article for Forest and Bird New Zealand in print. With over 70,000 members/readers, this will go some way to spreading the shark conservation message. Full article here: Caretakers of the

Sharks – Caretakers of the Oceans 2017-03-09T02:11:48+00:00

First Criminal Charges for Shark Finning in Costa Rica

2017-03-04T05:33:21+00:00

A Costa Rican court has, for the first time, served criminal charges for shark finning and sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison. This is a great step forward for shark conservation. http://scubadiverlife.com/first-criminal-charges-shark-finning-costa-rica/

First Criminal Charges for Shark Finning in Costa Rica 2017-03-04T05:33:21+00:00

Is Zealandia a New Underwater Continent?

2017-03-04T05:31:41+00:00

A submerged continent called Zealandia has been discovered just east of Queensland, Australia in the Pacific Ocean. A new continent may be about to join the seven we recognize today. In a recent paper published

Is Zealandia a New Underwater Continent? 2017-03-04T05:31:41+00:00

Top Yoga Diving Trips

2016-11-24T23:20:14+00:00

The ancient practice of yoga has many benefits for divers that contribute to better, safer dives and good buoyancy control. You can even now combine a diving trip with discovering yoga in various beautiful places around

Top Yoga Diving Trips 2016-11-24T23:20:14+00:00

Top 5 Places for Holiday Season Diving

2016-11-24T23:13:19+00:00

The festive season is fast-approaching and, for some of us, that means a chance to travel and explore new destinations with family and friends. I really enjoyed researching top dive destinations for The Scuba News

Top 5 Places for Holiday Season Diving 2016-11-24T23:13:19+00:00

Top Tips for Safe Dives

2016-11-24T23:05:28+00:00

Dive safety is a topic close to my heart and, whilst accidents can and do happen, there is still plenty divers can do to lower the risk of an accident occurring. Check out my top tips

Top Tips for Safe Dives 2016-11-24T23:05:28+00:00

Diving with chronic back pain

2016-11-19T07:52:57+00:00

Ouch! I think that was the least offensive word I shouted when I sneezed, herniated a disc in my back and then began a very long road to recovery that included staring at the ceiling for

Diving with chronic back pain 2016-11-19T07:52:57+00:00

How to overcome diving anxiety

2016-11-19T07:33:45+00:00

I love being in the ocean but I am absolutely NOT a natural scuba diver. Actually let's be really honest, I had a very tough time learning to scuba dive because putting my face underwater without a

How to overcome diving anxiety 2016-11-19T07:33:45+00:00

Best Of Marsa Alam, Red Sea

2016-11-19T07:42:11+00:00

Being English and having learnt to dive in a very cold quarry, the Red Sea has always been one of my top destinations for a dive holiday that includes sunshine and warmth! It is accessible, affordable and frankly

Best Of Marsa Alam, Red Sea 2016-11-19T07:42:11+00:00

Are you disaster ready?

2016-11-15T03:52:38+00:00

It has been an emotional and difficult time in New Zealand since the earthquakes on Monday, with thousands of people stranded and the tragic loss of two lives. My thoughts are with those families that are

Are you disaster ready? 2016-11-15T03:52:38+00:00

A Wedding in The Scuba News Family

2016-11-08T08:31:46+00:00

I have been offline recently and for a very good reason...I have been busy in the north of New Zealand marrying my Man of the Sea! On 18th October 2016, Nicholas and I officially tied the

A Wedding in The Scuba News Family 2016-11-08T08:31:46+00:00

My Favourite Critter – Seahorses

2016-11-08T08:00:26+00:00

Every diver has a favourite critter or ocean giant they like to find during their travels and dives. Sharks, nudibranchs, whales and dolphins are often listed as popular but what about seahorses? Learn more about

My Favourite Critter – Seahorses 2016-11-08T08:00:26+00:00

Cambodia: A diving hidden gem

2016-09-23T22:15:41+00:00

As the global population increases and world travel becomes more accessible for many people, it is increasingly difficult to find dive sites that offer spectacular marine life and minimal tourism. Many areas of world class

Cambodia: A diving hidden gem 2016-09-23T22:15:41+00:00