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Hannah’s Scuba Story

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On my 13th birthday we were living in Australia and had gone up to Queensland for a holiday. Both of my parents dive so I had heard so many cool diving stories of turtles and wrecks, and I was desperate to get underwater. So on my birthday my parents gave me a Discover Scuba Diving experience on the Great Barrier Reef and I fell in love. I loved seeing all of the beautiful fish, hearing the parrotfish nibble on the…

Anna’s Favourite Warm Water Dive Destination #9 – Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve, Belize

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GLOVER’S REEF MARINE RESERVE, BELIZE   Where is Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve? As divers, we all appreciate the importance of marine reserves, and the privilege we have to be permitted to dive in them. Glover’s Reef is not only a Marine Reserve but is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. What does this mean? Protection from fishing, overfishing, trawling, people in general, and a sense of remoteness that will definitely give you that “desert island’ vibe. Glover’s Reef Atoll is…

Anna’s Favourite Warm Water Dive Destination #8 – Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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RAJA AMPAT – WEST PAPUA – INDONESIA   Where is Raja Ampat and what’s so special about it?   Technically you wouldn’t be wrong to say that Raja Ampat is situated roughly halfway between Madagascar and Mexico, and is an archipelago made up of the four (Ampat) Kings (Raja) islands (pulau) of Misool, Batanta, Salawati and Waigeo. In reality, however, there are more than 1500 islands here, with a total population roughly the same as the British town of Salisbury. You…