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

Shark Diving for Novices

2016-07-22T23:18:38+00:00

There are many types of dive at the top of peoples’ bucket lists and diving with sharks is surely one of them. There is something incredibly life-affirming about spending time in the water with these

Shark Diving for Novices 2016-07-22T23:18:38+00:00

WSGT Gratitude Writing Contest Winners

2016-07-08T23:58:54+00:00

  I recently received an Honourable Mention in the We Said Go Travel Gratitude writing contest. I am delighted with this result and you can read the full article about my time in Kuala Lumpur at the link

WSGT Gratitude Writing Contest Winners 2016-07-08T23:58:54+00:00

Say Goodbye to Single Use Plastics

2016-07-08T23:54:04+00:00

The news about plastic in the ocean is unrelentingly bad, and although it’s difficult not to become overwhelmed by the scale of the problem, there are developments afoot to address it. When it comes to

Say Goodbye to Single Use Plastics 2016-07-08T23:54:04+00:00

Diving Britain – Wales

2016-05-20T22:27:28+00:00

Wales is known for mountainous national parks, wind-swept beaches, lively cities such as Cardiff and a rich Celtic heritage.  Did you know Wales is also home to a variety of dive sites, with a number of

Diving Britain – Wales 2016-05-20T22:27:28+00:00

Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors

2016-05-28T19:53:55+00:00

I have recently been appointed as the Managing Editor of a new online scuba diving magazine, The Scuba News New Zealand. I am thrilled to be joining the team and launching this regional edition of

Wanted: Scuba Diver Contributors 2016-05-28T19:53:55+00:00

Mangrove Matters

2016-02-28T21:04:53+00:00

When it comes to scuba diving it is hard to beat exploring colourful tropical reefs, history-filled wrecks, sun-dappled kelp forests and foreboding caves. Every scuba diver has their favourite type of diving but what of

Mangrove Matters 2016-02-28T21:04:53+00:00

Diving Britain – The South West

2016-02-16T01:03:35+00:00

If you mention the South West of England to most people, they think of Devon and Cornwall, of rich cream teas, sparkling apple cider, hot Cornish pasties, surfing, old English pubs and a laid-back lifestyle

Diving Britain – The South West 2016-02-16T01:03:35+00:00

Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction

2016-02-29T22:05:57+00:00

Great white sharks, which are often thought of as terrifying killing machines, are particularly charismatic. There is a great deal more to these magnificent animals than meets the eye. Did you know that their eyes

Great White Sharks: Fact vs. Fiction 2016-02-29T22:05:57+00:00

Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

2016-02-13T19:07:20+00:00

Looking for a world class shark dive this year? Look no further than Beqa Lagoon, Fiji and enjoy my recent article for Scuba Diver Life. My heart pounded as the choppy ocean slapped me in

Dive Site: Beqa Lagoon, Fiji 2016-02-13T19:07:20+00:00