Finding Dory

Setting out on a quest to actually Find Dory and how doing so, somehow felt reaffirming and calming. How a simply dive, calmed my soul. Continue reading Finding Dory

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DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

A little story about how I came to make my own adjustable floats for my underwater camera rig, along with some instructions of how to make them yourself 🙂 You’re welcome. This little project started after a foolish omission while ordering an additional strobe for my Sony A7R II Nauticam housing.  I have 2 Nauticam carbon float arms (costing upwards of 75GBP) that I attach directly to … Continue reading DIY Adjustable Buoyancy Devices for Underwater Camera Strobe arms

Diving in Atauro… the world’s most biodiverse reef

These past few years I can hardly complain that I get a bum deal in terms of where I live for work. A few months ago I applied for a post in Timor Leste. A tiny island nation at the far end of the Indonesian archipelago (and to my embarrassment I had to look up on the map). Although I was prepared to go diving … Continue reading Diving in Atauro… the world’s most biodiverse reef

Underwater Zen…

Being underwater, and particularly SCUBA diving can be a zen-like experience.  No longer limited to two-dimensional movement the weightlessness of SCUBA provides that third dimension of travel.  Peacefully moving over the sand, through the corals and gliding through the reef like a fish is a wonderful feeling as one feels part of another world, a privileged vantage point… The intention of taking a month of diving … Continue reading Underwater Zen…

Southern Belle, a Free Spirit, and Thor’s Chihuahua

Our first liveaboard on our DMT course… It wasn’t quite as stressful as I thought it might be but there was definitely a lot going on.  The guests on the boat were fantastic, although it was a little intimidating having 3 instructors and 3 dive masters on the list… The first morning was an easy start (wakey wakey at 7:30am) and as I climbed out of my … Continue reading Southern Belle, a Free Spirit, and Thor’s Chihuahua

Bleeding Ketchup and a disappointing encounter with Thor…

It’s been a long two days… Having put the books down the Rescue Diver course is certainly a fun challenge of keeping your wits about yourself. Navigating a U shape or expanding square is all well and good on a beach on Khao Lak on an overcast day but wade into 5m deep water where you can barely see your outstretched hand is a rather … Continue reading Bleeding Ketchup and a disappointing encounter with Thor…