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Mafia Island
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By Nick
On: 27th October, 2016

Diving in Mafia Island

  • Mafia Island
  • Tanzania

In addition to being much nicer to everyone and learning to do a pull-up (sadly not much progress on either account), my main New Year's resolution for 2016 was to learn to scuba dive. I've always loved the sea and I couldn't see myself not falling in love with it; even better, swimming…

Scuba Diving with a School of Fish
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By Nick
On: 14th August, 2015

A Diving Adventure in Socorro: Part II

  • Socorro Island

We reached Socorro Island having done some truly amazing dives, encountering giant mantas, white tip reef sharks and dolphins along the way. The great diving continued and we had much better visibility at 'The Point', a honeycomb lava tube running from high on the mainland far out to sea.…

Underwater photographer with Manta Ray, Socorro Island
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By Nick
On: 12th August, 2015

A Diving Adventure in Socorro: Part I

  • Socorro Island

In the heavily depleted ocean that covers a mere 71% of our globe there is always a momentous sigh of relief to be felt when you visit somewhere that lives up to its reputation. I recently visited the Revillagigedo Islands with the intention of experiencing some of the magic these islands…

Dominica beach
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By Nick
On: 28th July, 2015

Diving in Dominica; the Caribbean's Last Hidden Gem

  • Dominica
  • Caribbean

Having never visited the Caribbean, I was excited to be travelling to Dominica. Not fully knowing what to expect I began my journey with an open mind - perhaps somewhat influenced by a general stereotype of Caribbean diving: wrecks, sharks and sandy bottoms…

Diver in an Underwater Cave
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By Nick
On: 12th May, 2015

The Dive of my Life

  • Northern Red Sea
  • Egypt

My most memorable dive - I was 18 at the time; I had just finished my PADI Divemaster apprenticeship and was starting work as a diveguide. I soon found myself developing the confidence and skills needed to lead dives myself.

Vamizi Coral
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By Nick
On: 18th December, 2014

Taking it easy; life on Vamizi

  • Mozambique

Half-way through reading my degree in Law at Newcastle University, tired and distracted, seriously deficient of Vitamin D and in need of an adventure: I decided to find an exotic destination to spend my summer and remedy my withdrawals from travel. Equipped with my PADI Divemaster…

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By Nick
On: 8th July, 2014

UV Diving

  • Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Wakatobi

Night diving is a must for any diver wishing to experience all the thrills that you can gain underwater. There is, however, a way to take it to even more extremes that will have you amazed at the sheer beauty the underwater world can bring.

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By Nick
On: 10th August, 2011

Chuuk Lagoon Wreck Diving: An Insider’s Guide to the Fujikawa Maru

  • Chuuk Lagoon
  • Micronesia

Guest blogger Charlie Munns, instructor on the Odyssey liveaboard vessel in Micronesia for 2½ years, has completed over 1,500 dives in Chuuk Lagoon, the ultimate wreck diving destination. Charlie explains some of the history of the area and takes us on a virtual tour of his favourite wreck.

Brown and white frog fish, Indonesia
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By Nick
On: 23rd March, 2011

Marine Animals - Strangers of the Deep

  • Australia
  • Moyo Island
  • Palau
  • Philippines

Most of us are familiar with the television programmes exploring the deep blue sea and unearthing strange, often sometimes alien like marine animals such as anglerfish or the deep sea squid. What most of us don't know however is that you don't have to be part of a BBC research team to get up…

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By Nick
On: 4th June, 2010

Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster: What Next?

With BP and the authorities still struggling to find a way to stop oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, we wanted to look back at what has happened so far and examine the potential long-term implications for the waters and wildlife of the region, and to try and give a jargon-free account of…