Scuba Diving is becoming more popular and accessible, with thousands of people taking up the hobby every year. Many people know that they want to learn to dive, but have trouble deciding where! There are so many destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to choose where you want to learn. Everyone has different experiences with learning to dive, but hopefully this list will help you decide where some… Read More »The best places to learn to dive in the world!
Almost every day that I have opened Facebook in the past months, I’ve read about a new tragic dive accident. Many of them would have been preventable, and it begs the question, is the industry churning out incompetent divers? The recreational dive industry is heading down a dangerous path, where dive training is reduced to the bare essentials. Many have paid for this new trend with their health, or their… Read More »The diving industry – too much too fast?
I can say without doubt that there is never a dull day when doing my job as a Scuba Instructor. No 2 days are the same, just as no 2 dives are the same. A lot of what makes it enjoyable, and sometimes surprising, are the people I get to meet everyday. People from all over the world, from professional divers to those who want to try diving for the… Read More »Common Scuba Diving fears and advice for overcoming them!
Colombia is may not be infamous for the diving, but it will not disappoint. With Caribbean and Pacific coastline, the country has some hidden diving gems. Many people will tell you to head to the Caribbean coast when you are travelling in Colombia. A lot of visitors base themselves in Santa Marta, and then explore places such as Tayrona National Park and Minca. Santa Marta itself is quite unimpressive, however… Read More »Scuba diving in Tayrona National Park
Costa Rica is a country famed for its abundance and variety of life, both animal and plant. A popular destination with tourists, the country prides itself on its pristine rainforests and eco friendly image. Sandwiched between the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, and the nutrient rich Pacific Ocean, the waters around Costa Rica are home to all kinds of aquatic life. Cocos Islands, some 500km off the coast, are frequently… Read More »Diving with Bull Sharks at Bat Islands, Costa Rica
A few years ago I spent a lot of time volunteering at a Primary School, and I love to work with kids. Now, as a PADI Instructor, that has not changed and my favourite part of this job is teaching children to dive. Children are quick to learn, very good at listening, and usually better at following instructions than adults! Starting their diving journey when young can be really beneficial,… Read More »How to prepare children for their first Scuba Diving lesson
You have finished your IDC, successfully passed your IE, have the certificate to prove it and you feel on top of the world! You have spent a fortune to get here, but you are hoping it will all be worth it when you get to live your dream job, day in day out. However, you may quickly realize getting a job as a dive instructor can be very difficult. As… Read More »Finding your first job as a Dive Instructor
Malta is a diving paradise, and a top destination for those who love to explore the underwater world. Perfect for all certification levels, from beginner to tech divers, the small island in the Mediterranean has something to offer for everyone. Read on to find out about the best dive sites in Malta! Um El Faroud A huge, 110 metre long Libyan Oil tanker just off the south coast of Malta,… Read More »The best dive sites in Malta
Crazy about diving? Chances are you have a bucket list in your head of all the places you would like to visit. If you need more inspiration, I asked divers to tell us about their favourite dive sites across the globes. Read on for the best dive sites in the world! Silfra, Iceland At Thingvellir National Park, in the south of Iceland, the land of fire… Read More »The best dive sites in the world
Going on a dive trip? Chances are you’re wondering what you do and don’t need to pack! If you are anything like me, you are trying to squeeze your entire wardrobe and bathroom cabinet into a tiny suitcase. I have compiled a list of packing essentials for us girls to take with us, and if you think I have missed anything please let me know in the comments! Dive Equipment… Read More »Ultimate dive packing list for girls!