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’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
It finally happened today. What I’d come to South Africa for. And it was stunning. … More Sardine Run Day 6: Into the Bait Ball!
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