Ellen Cuylaerts relocated from Belgium to the Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman in 2009. She studied history in Antwerp and got her master in modern history and education. She homeschools her 2 gifted teenagers and decided to take up scuba diving in June 2011. Soon she took up her childhood dream: photography. She decided to use the skills she learned to spread the awareness and contribute to the conservation and preservation of the fragile marine environment.
Rob & Sue Peatling (Southernseashots) We are a couple that love to go diving and taking pictures on our day off. We live in Melbourne so our main dive area is Port Phillip Bay. These piers are mainly muck dives with an amazing amount of critters.
Andrey Shpatak (SHAG) I live and dive in the north of the Sea of Japan, about 500 km from Vladivostok. My first dive scuba was in 1977 in the Rudnaya Bay. I have more than 4,000 log the dives now. MSDT PADI instructor #621296 since 2010. Underwater photographer since 1998.
John Crouch (JohnCrouch) John Crouch is an aspiring travel rep and with his training and knowledge offers a real insight into the destination her has focused on. Northern Cyprus is his future destination of repping and so he offers expert advice here.
ISWADI PAYAPO (ISWADI) CMAS One Star Diver
Every year, between June and September, hundreds of whale sharks can be found in the deep waters northeast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Diving in the Cayman Islands is among the best in the world! Living here, you sometimes take the excellent conditions for granted: excellent wall diving, superb shore exploration, visibility that can reach 30 meters/100 feet, colorful reefs, and a dive infrastructure that will take all stress away.
Swimming with stingrays in the wild, up for a wing massage, Grand cayman is the place to visit!
What to expect when boarding for a trip to Raja Ampat, 'The realm of the Four Kings'. Nowhere in the world will you find the biodiversity found here underwater, but sometimes the plankton-rich areas are challenging dives. A bit of preparation before you leave can help you make this a dream destination!
Scuba diving (as a New Year’s Resolution) coalesces the most common resolutions made each year. But even divers have their own NY resolutions; they can get bored, especially if they’ve been diving the same spots over and over again. A new year calls for adding some new and unique destinations onto your scuba bucket list.
Before going on a shark adventure, there are some things you need to know to make it a great experience for you and the sharks!
From unexpected encounters with great hammerheads to peacefully swimming next to the gentle giants that are whale sharks, the Caribbean Sea has many experiences for shark-loving divers.
Whale sharks are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Their gentle nature and incredible size make them a beacon for tourism; however, these creatures are relatively unknown. It is easy to be frightened when the largest fish - and shark - in the ocean comes idling by, but these animals are only interested in the finer things in life.
Sharks are ancient creatures that have swam Earth's oceans for over 420 million years, long before any creeping creature crawled onto dry land. Many shark species are top predators vital to the health of the oceanic food chain. Fear of sharks has infected the human mind and shark populations have taken a hard hit in the last several decades. Overfishing, exploitation and ignorance are tipping the problem into a serious worldwide ecological disaster.