Passionate about the natural world both above and below the surface, my drive to document and share its wonders is fuelled by innate curiosity and wild imagination. Never content in one place for too long, my wanderlust to travel and dive the globe enables a never-ending source of material and inspiration. Sharing these experiences both photographically and prosaically has become the way in which I express my love for our blue planet.
Shannon L Kozak (ShazKozak) I'm a diver through and through. In addition to owning a dive shop in the cold waters of Canada, I also own a dive liveaboard in the Solomon Islands. When I am not diving in one of those two spots ... we travel ... a lot! Plus I do a bit of teaching - everything from Discover Scubas all the way up to Instructor. Oh, and in my spare time ... I run. PADI Course Director
thien do (rumblefishScuba) PADI Course Director
Juan (cardona) PADI Course Director
Malovanik (Marian) IANTD Open Water Diver
Mauricio Vera (10206529517092273) IANTD Open Water Diver
Míriam Costa (10209771467776850) IANTD Open Water Sidemount Diver
daniel (urena76) IANTD Technical Diver
geraldine (geraldineS) Originally from France, Ph.D in Environmental chemistry, I started cave diving as I arrived in Mexico in 2010. A passion was born and along with it a passion for sharing my love for the underwater world with my students. Since my first dive, I keep learning, training and exploring to be the sharpest possible on skills and experience. I have been cumulating experience in each level of training I offer and always train myself a few steps beyond. I like to offer the best experience possible, in the safest and most respectful for the environment way. In order to be flexible I only offer private guiding and adjust my schedule to avoid the crowds. I get to know you better and share my knowledge better. On my free time, I manage to go on with my exploration projects… So diving with Deep Dark Diving is not only about getting private guiding and tailored service, it is also supporting cave exploration and cave conservation projects. IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver
GERALDINE SOLIGNAC (GERAL) Diving caves in Mexico since 2010, I have been guiding and teaching diving since. I am a passionate diver and passionate caver and I love to share my passion. I am very fortunate to be able to live my dream and teach cave diving and technical diving. IANTD Rebreather Cave Diver
Geraldine Solignac (10214202409466546) IANTD Advanced Cave DPV Diver
Have you ever wished for a little extra boost underwater? Perhaps you are exhausted and your legs need a break or maybe you would like to further propel your fin kicks to keep pace with some elusive marine life. There are many reasons we find ourselves yearning for a little more oomph underwater, wishing we could hit an accelerator button. Well, that button exists, and one day last year I had a blast pressing it.
We all know there are things you are taught in a textbook and then there are things we learn by doing. The following is a list of ten essentials that would make any new dry suit diver a bit more comfortable in cold water conditions.
Everyone has been there. You’re standing in front of a wall of shiny new masks and you can’t fight the urge to plunge your face into each and every mold with the deepest breath you can muster. Suctioning the mask to your face you proceed to mumble to your buddy, “How does it look?” Depending on the fit and the amount of practice you’ve had, the mask either stays put or almost falls to the floor. At this point your buddy either says it looks awful or worse yet “Yeah, it looks good” which really means a whole lot of nothing. And after a few head turns in the mirror you’ve found yourself at the cashiers counter passing over a nice chunk of change to an amused sales clerk.
Photographing saltwater crocodiles in their natural, mangrove habitat is not for the faint of heart. And I’ll admit I have been known to be the “faint of heart” type.
...me trendy or politically popular for governments to support marine conservation. The first thing you will want to decide is which time of year to travel. And typically that has a lot to do with air and water temperatures as well as the amount of rainfall. Generally speaking, one can dive year round...
... looking for the stuff divers’ dreams are made of, then you will want to head south and plan your trip carefully in advance. Pristine water and calm currents surround 250 coral and mangrove islands. Beneath the surface you can expect to find dozens of schooling sharks, including Silkies and Caribbea...
...ition, and traffic is generally light which makes renting a car a viable option. There is a central road connecting the east and west, which spans the length of the country. At 1,435km (892mi), the road is known as Carretera Central. A good site to visit for more information on car rentals is: https...
My husband and I just got back from an amazing week of diving in Gozo, Malta. We spent the week finishing up our Master Scuba Diver specialities with Utina Diving College. Their service and expertise are top-notch with a strong emphasis on safety. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them and were sad to leave. When we return to Gozo we will no doubt be giving them a ring.