The MSY WAOW, a popular and beautiful Indonesian liveaboard vessel, will sadly no longer be operating as she sank during a storm in Biak Harbour on 31st January 2018. There was no loss of life
Featured on Travel Elsewhere: There are numerous dive options for travellers visiting Europe, from wreck diving off Greece to the sandy shore dives of Cornwall and the warm Canary Island waters. One of the best
Featured in the Jakarta Post: While the Earth has only warmed around 0.74 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years, this small temperature increase is affecting ocean ecosystems and could impact upon the global marine
Featured on Scuba Diver Life: Scientists, marine conservationists, and government officials from countries in the Americas have proposed a protected ocean corridor between Ecuador and Costa Rica to protect endangered species from extinction. The proposed
Featured on Deeperblue.com: Muck diving was first described by dive pioneer Bob Halstead when diving off the black-sand beaches of Papua New Guinea. Little did he know how popular this type of diving would become.
Featured on Stuff.co.nz: With summer well underway it's time to head to the coast to discover the best of New Zealand's wild spaces. With over 15,000 known marine species and numerous marine reserves with activities
Featured on Scubadiving.com: With scuba diving and global travel becoming ever more popular, the search for new scuba diving destinations is underway. Divers are seeking new adventures away from the tourist hotspots, and in remote,
Featured on The Jakarta Post: Indonesia, which has great summer weather and spectacular dive sites, is a favorite destination for Omanis. Few Indonesians are, however, aware that Oman is also a scuba diving destination. Having
Featured on Scuba Travel: With the New Year here, it’s time to get those resolutions underway. Traditionally a time to set personal goals, what better way to begin the year than by planning adventures, pledging
Featured in the International Business Times: I really enjoyed this interview and article with the International Business Times and Liveaboard.com. It was a great opportunity to gain some positive media coverage for sharks, explore the
Featured on Scubaverse.com: Learning to dive is an exciting time and almost every diver remembers their first breath underwater and the first dive site they explored. There are many great destinations for new divers to
Featured on Liveaboard.com: 'Great white sharks first appeared around 11 million years ago and can be found around the globe in temperate to subtropical waters. Growing up to 6 meters in length and weighing up
Featured on Liveaboard.com: This is one of my all-time favourite articles, as it contains great new tips for cage diving with sharks. As a former white shark dive guide, these tips come tried and tested!
Featured on Deeperblue: My latest article for Liveaboard.com, and featured in Deeperblue, is about mangrove diving. Mangroves are the unsung heroes of the ocean and a diver’s best friend. They are biodiversity hotspots and nurseries
Featured in the Daily Mail: It was great being interviewed by the Daily Mail Australia this week. I really enjoyed it and am pleased to see the Daily Mail taking a positive approach to sharks
Featured in Stuff.co.nz. A US tourist recently died following a shark incident at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. The incident at Cocos Island is thought to be the fifth confirmed, unprovoked shark attack in Costa Rica
Featured in Scuba Diving Magazine. With the year-end just around the corner and winter closing in, now is the time to look for last minute deals and enjoy seasonal dive sites begging to be explored.
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
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
I am absolutely delighted to share that I have won a travel writing award. I placed second in the We Said Go Travel 2017 Inspiration Travel Writing Award. The We Said Go Travel (WSGT) website
There was a time when putting my face underwater brought on panic attacks and the feeling I would die, which is why I decided to train as a scuba instructor. Go big right?! As Mark
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/
Vancouver Park Board has voted to ban the importation and display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium. The vote came after two nights of debate and thousands of public submissions concerning the welfare of captive
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.
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
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
Wellingtonian Dave Mullins has set the New Zealand freediving record at the Cressi New Zealand Depth Nationals, Lake Taupo, on 18th March 2017. Diving to a depth of 105m, using a single mono-fin, he has beat
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
The family of Rob Stewart, a Canadian filmmaker and shark conservationist, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on 28th March 2017 at Broward County, Florida. The lawsuit has been filed following the death of Rob Stewart
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/