Whalesharks are the biggest fish in the sea. You don’t get any bigger. 30-40ft and 30 tonnes of shark. They’re peaceful, filter feeding behmoths of the ocean and they are the pinnacle of a scuba diver’s log book, with good reason. So I went looking for them. … More Why snorkelling with Whalesharks should definitely be on your bucket list
Classed as one of the most advanced dives in the Maldives, the Kuredu Express gets its name from the currents and certainly earns its name! A channel dive in the Lhaviyani Atoll, it gives some rollercoasters a run for their money. … More Dive200 – #104 – Diving the Kuredu Express
One of the things that’s been on my Bucket List for quite some time now, is Mantas. As a diver of 200 odd dives, other than a fleeting glimpse of one in the distance, I’ve never yet got to dive with them. So in the great tradition of “life’s too short”, I recently booked a … More Manta Magic in the Maldives
Three years ago I took a Dive Safari – My bucket list said I would see orang-utans in the wild, so I decided to combine that with some diving. I went across to Indonesia with a cracking little company called Dive Safari Asia. Pulah Weh is a tiny island on the edge of the Indian … More Dive200 – #157 – Octopus flirting!
It always amazes me how I got to almost 50 dives without ever seeing a single shark. Not even a hint of a fin in the blue distance. Nothing. Never. Even on the liveaboard the day everyone else saw the oceanic whitetip under the boat, my buddy and I were the only two who missed it. I was a bit miffed and frustrated to say the least. So pretty much the second thing that went on my bucket list after the Pyramids, was to see sharks. … More Dive200: #49 – Feeding Sharks
I was fortunate enough to hit a diving milestone on my last dive trip – 200 dives.
I also spent some time recently updating my new electronic dive log with all of my hand written comments from my paper log, which gave me the chance to revisit some of my favourite dives over the past 200 … More Dive200: A look back at my favourite dives
I’d been missing dive action, after spending more time in city breaks than in the water recently. So once again I headed off into the Red (blue?) Sea as a single traveller to sample the delights of live aboard action. Even though I’m now no longer a single girl, I’m still a single diver – thankfully live aboard diving is still a great option. This year, I decided to give the Southern Red Sea a try, in the hope of some shark action. … More Alone again (not really) – on the Grand Sea Serpent
One thing I learned about the Sardine Run, is that you never really know what to expect before you’re on the boat, out in the ocean, and dropping on a bait ball. For those of you thinking about it, here are a few hints I picked up. … More 10 things you should know before you dive the Sardine Run
Today started out with really flat surf, which was an easy if not surprising surf launch. It got even flatter, mid morning, and the ocean itself was like a millpond – which was utterly surreal, almost like being on a boating lake. No bird action, nothing. You could hear the surf crashing against the shore, miles away. … More Sardine Run Day 5: Into the Millpond
There was a glorious sunrise this morning, as we skirted out of the river mouth. The surf looked flat enough (to my very untrained eye) but watching the boat in front of us seemingly make a bit of a pig’s ear of their launch made me wonder if my eye needed more training. But Harvey negotiated it with little bother, leading me to believe a) he’s a good skipper and b) my eye is trained a little bit. … More Sardine Run Day 4: Into the water