This winter I submerged myself in freezing water (at least it felt that way). Why you may ask? Because I am a crazy lady who loves fish and may have been one in my past life. When I say fish I mean anything living underwater, because even the most insignificant looking species can bring tears of joy to my eyes.
Choosing the right dive center in the jungle of global opportunities is often a gamble. For this reason, dive sites worldwide have allied in the Quality Divers Group, to help choose the perfect destination. Each Quality Divers operator functions under agreed-upon security and service standards, to provide their guests the highest level of quality for an unforgettable dive holiday.
Musandam, Oman – May 1, 2017 – What better way to say goodbye to the stresses of modern life than…
For thousands of tourists, Egypt has long been a prime holiday destination – sunny, sandy and full of glorious beaches, the attraction is obvious. As a diver, I go to Egypt for what lies beneath the waves of the Red Sea. In short, an abundance of marine life largely unparalleled by few other places on Earth.
In July 2016 the Resident Marine Biologists at Six Senses Laamu implemented a new code of conduct on how to sustainably snorkel and dive with turtles, ensuring that every encounter is a positive interaction and that it does not affect the natural behavior and movements of the turtle. With this in mind, they began compiling a database of turtle sightings from the dive and snorkel sites around the Laamu atoll, via a simple photographic identification process.
Whether you are a novice diver about to embark on your first diving adventure or a diving veteran looking for a new place to pursue your passion, choosing the right dive centre is certainly the most important part of your next underwater experience.
In 2014 I left my home in London to start a new underwater chapter in my life. My aim was to become a SCUBA instructor and discover a way to help constructively conserve the ocean. So when a teacher approached me about the possibility of introducing 3, 4 and 5-year-olds to ocean conservation at an international school in Egypt I was thrilled. I could hardly believe such an exciting possibility had arisen and so unexpectedly.
It has been a crazy day. The wild rush of people, faces and names, fade into the background with the gentle crashing of the waves breaking on the shore. The palm trees a bending silhouette against the drooping warmth of the late afternoon sun. Once again I am overcome with disbelief; my life is truly a paradise.
Tioman Island or Pulau Tioman, as it is known locally, lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Only 90…