rui (ruiaj) PADI Open Water Diver
Sandra Awad (SandraA) PR Director of Dive Advisor
scott (sligamarole) PADI Peak Performance Bouyancy
Scubamedia De (scubamedia) Addiction to IT, love nature and science, enthusiastic scuba diver - for me this is not contradictorily but my passions which I materialized on my homepage about underwater videography - www.scubamedia.de Maxim - You can not dive at each and every dive site but you can try PADI Open Water Diver
Shereé Lee Müller (Sheree) I am 22 years old and currently completing my Honours degree in Marine Biology at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. I aspire to become the best Marine Biologist of my generation and ultimately increase awareness in the conservation of our oceans and the fauna and flora that occupy it. “We will never know our full potential unless we push ourselves to find it. It’s this self discovery that inevitably takes us to the wildest places on earth.” - Travis Rice PADI Open Water Diver
Simon (Simonh) PADI instructor and marine biology graduate. Dived and taught around the world and been involved in researching whale sharks in Mexico and the Philippines. Avid underwater photographer shooting with a Nikon D7100. PADI EFR Instructor
Simon Pierce (simonjpierce) Marine biologist and underwater photographer from New Zealand. I'm a Principal Scientist at the Marine Megafauna Foundation, where I lead global whale shark research and conservation efforts. I try to take a few photos on my travels :-)
sumer verma (luminousdeep) Sumer started diving in 1997 and completely fell in love the sea and all its creatures . Since then he has pursued his passion for the oceans singlemindedly and has logged more than 6000 dives and is one of Indias most experienced and accomplished diving instructors and underwater photographers . Through his passion for diving and filming underwater Sumer has travelled far and wide from the Galapagos islands to the far corners of Indonesia and explored most diving sites around Indias Lakshadweep and Andaman islands . He currently manages Lacadives dive schools who were the pioneers of scuba diving in India setting up their first dive school in the Lakshadweep islands way back in 1995 . Sumers underwater photography work has expanded from wildlife to also encompass fashion shoots for vogue magazine , travel stories for condenast traveller and national geographic as well as film shoots for various production houses from Bollywood to the south . .
Syukri Shahabuddin (Syukri) PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Teddy Fotiou (EpochCatcher) I'm Teddy Fotiou, and I love diving! I have over 100 dives, mostly in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Other passions of mine include writing, photography, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying life! PADI Divemaster
How many different ways can I describe a bunch of incompetents?
All these good reviews... from novice and first time divers. No-one seems to know how good diving and live aboard diving can and should be - least of all the crew.
Short version: avoid kangaroo explorer. Probably best to avoid all outer reef trips.
It's not the worst experience, not a bad one, but wasn't _fun_. Not for the money I spent.
I spent 2.5 times as much ($800 vs $2000) diving with Deep Sea Divers for the same length of time (a 4 day long trip), and I felt I got my money's worth with DSD, but not with CDC. Even when some of my complaints apply to both, DSD's Taka northern reef trip was better value for money, in terms of fun and quality of staff. (Note: I can't compare with DSDs outer reef trip, the ocean que...