Continuing adventures in solo diving (the day of the frogfish)

A solo dive filled with cute little and monster sized frog-fish… you never know what a day will bring (even those that start on a bit of a low and self-reflection). Continue reading Continuing adventures in solo diving (the day of the frogfish)

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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

The Circle Train

In the 1950’s the British colonists built a 50km double railway line around Yangon, and it still serves  100-150,000 commuters daily.  With 39 stops it takes about 3 hours to complete the loop.  For a tourist or outsider it’s not about commuting but provides a wonderful alternative view of the city and it’s people. We boarded at Parami Station, just over a kilometre from my … Continue reading The Circle Train

Life in a Drought

There are so many aspects of travel that astound me, both negatively and positively, but it’s human nature that truly makes the strongest impression.  From ignorance, stupidity, and hatred to wisdom, joy, love, and overwhelming resilience.  Sadly, there seems to be an uncanny correlation between money and the negative aspects of human nature. Having driven through a semi-arid landscape for two or three hours, passing … Continue reading Life in a Drought