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Frogfish, or as I like to call them, the pug of the ocean, is a species of fish that is unique and interesting. These adorably ugly fish are a favourite among many divers as they can be very rare and difficult to spot. Being a type of anglerfish they are fascinating to watch, and sometimes exhibit odd and endearing behaviours.read more
How turtley do you need to be, to be turtley enough to join the turtle club? I would say more turtley than you can ever imagine. Most turtles don’t even make the club as only 1 in a 1000 turtles make it to adulthood. his is because the life cycle of a sea turtle is pretty intense.read more
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to ride a wild animal? But that’s how they should stay; just dreams. It is one thing to ride a trained animal such as an elephant, however it is another thing entirely to ride on a wild, especially fin riding an endangered species.read more
When the ocean temperature rises, it affects the entire planet. The ocean is essentially the thermostat of the earth, and lately, we have been cranking up the heat. If it weren’t for the ocean absorbing all this heat we’d all likely be dead or burning to death in a worldwide desert.
Most times the news is rancidly depressing, I often scroll my feeds and see greed and ignorance eating up our planet without remorse. Which is why I want to share a positive story with you about an amazing young mind, that of Boyan Slat and his battle against water pollution.
Plastic pollution has permeated the farthest and most uninhabited regions of our ocean. I believe that every dive should be a dive site cleanup, which is exactly why I am calling you out as a diver and creating this challenge. I challenge you to pick up that garbage and put in its place!
Ever went diving and had to continuously put water in your mask to swish around, just so you could clear all the fog out. Only for that fog to come back 2 minutes later so you could repeat the process. And you are diving for 45 minutes so eventually, you just give up and start squinting through it.
A little while back I trained a student who instantly fell in love with SCUBA. After their first few dives, they were already wanting to buy their own gear. At this point, they asked me what was most important, and where to start. When you decide...
To stay in that place where time slows down, where you are weightless and where nature constantly surprises you. To savor that blissful feeling is what every diver wants. It always happens too fast. Lucky for us, there is one thing that we can always improve. Reduce air consumption.
I often wonder, is it a lack of education, or a lack of interest? When I take people diving I always like to show them the signs for the marine life we are likely to encounter. Yet it seems that usually, whenever I mention frogfish or nudibranchs I am met with looks of confusion.
You would think that teaching or diving with children would be difficult and scary. When I first became an instructor it was definitely something I was nervous about but it really isn’t that bad.
Education is important, which is why picking out any kind of school is difficult. You always want to make sure you are getting the best training so that you may succeed in your new career. When I decided to become a dive instructor I chose Rich Coast. Here’s why