Category Archive: Scuba Diving

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia

Top Diving Destinations in Malaysia  Recently I was contacted by the team over at Sipadan Island diving website about helping to spread the word about diving there. Sipadan is a tiny island just off the coast the Malaysian state of Sabah, which is situated on large island of Borneo. Sipadan is quite famous among divers …

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Five Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around Europe That I’m Itching to Explore

Five Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around Europe That I’m Itching to Explore I’ve been a PADI dive professional in SE Asia since 2004. I’ve taught courses and guided divers on reefs in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines and Bali, Indonesia. Prior to that I received all my dive training in Asia as well. That means that, to …

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Travel Tips: Unique Scuba Diving Adventures in Florida

Travel Tips: Unique Scuba Diving Adventures in Florida Florida boasts over 1000 miles of coastline, America’s only coral reefs, a huge diversity of marine habitats, hundreds of shipwrecks and over 600 natural springs. It’s no surprise, then, that America’s ‘Sunshine State’ offers a huge variety of interesting scuba diving opportunities. Many divers go so far …

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Cave Diving Under Budapest

Cave Diving Under Budapest  As a PADI Dive Instructor, I’ve taught scuba diving around SE Asia for several years. I’ve met and dived with people from all over the world. Some are dive pros working like me and others are dive students and qualified divers. I’ve dived with people from as far away as Brazil, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Sea Anemones and other Soft Corals by Grahame Massicks

PHOTO GALLERY: Sea Anemones and other Soft Corals by Grahame Massicks Sea anemones are delicate soft corals found on tropical reefs around the world. Several  beautiful species enhance the complex reef system. Colors range from vibrant blue to delicate lavender and pink to yellow, white, clear and green. They are home to special fish, crabs …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Nudibranchs by Grahame Massicks

NUDIBRANCHs - Grahame MAssicks

PHOTO GALLERY: Nudibranchs by Grahame Massicks This is the third  photo gallery in my ongoing series of underwater images by my friend and former colleague PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and UW photographer extraordinaire, Grahame Massicks. Like many professional divers, both Grahame and I are smitten by nudibranchs.  Also know by the inglorious name ‘sea slugs’, …

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PHOTO GALLERY: CLOWNFISH- aka ANEMONE FISH

PHOTO GALLERY: CLOWNFISH- aka ANEMONE FISH  The blockbuster hit movie, ‘Finding Nemo’ set off a craze a few years ago for the super-cute bright orange-and-white-striped clownfish. Although the craze has dimmed somewhat, clowfish continue to be extremely popular among divers, especially new divers. Actually, clownfish are one species of anemone fish. This group of fish …

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PHOTO GALLERY: TROPICAL FISH AND MARINE LIFE

PHOTO GALLERY: TROPICAL FISH AND MARINE LIFE These stunning underwater photos of tropical reef fish and marine life were made by my friend and dive colleague, Grahame Massicks. Grahame is a PADI Master Scuba Dive Instructor and photographer who has developed his own Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course.  He has been teaching diving and photographing …

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PHOTO GALLERY- NUDIBRANCHES: CORAL REEF’S LITTLE ‘CANDIES’

  PHOTO GALLERY- NUDIBRANCHES: CORAL REEF’S LITTLE ‘CANDIES’ Bizarre, gaudy, psychedelic-colored, wildly-patterned. Circles, stripes, dots, bumps, antenna, frilly gills. What am I talking about? Nudibranches, literally ‘naked gills’. These delicate, tiny creatures live on tropical coral reefs, adding their own splash of color and other-worldiness to an already rich and vibrant Eco-system. Essentially snails without …

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PHOTO GALLERY: AMAZING SEA LIFE PHOTOS

PHOTO GALLERY: AMAZING SEA LIFE PHOTOS The past two weeks I posted my guides to diving in Thailand and diving in Malaysia. In conjunction with these guides, today I bring you an extensive photo gallery of amazing reef creatures: from brightly patterned fish to sea turtles to crazy eels to astounding macro creatures. If you’re …

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