Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands

I am only diving the weekends right now. Fortunately, the quality of diving has been really great with tons of fish life, and other marine animals too. December is ‘Shark Month’; The resident population of sharks here are returning once again to shallow waters after spending the summer a lot deeper avoiding the warmer water.… Read More Photos: Diving with sharks in the Cayman Islands

Advice: Five ways to Avoid the Most Common ‘First Day’ Problems on your next Dive Vacation.

Locally we call it ‘Sunday Funday.’ Sundays are typically the first day of the diving week. Most people fly down to the Caribbean on a Saturday, and start their diving the following day. What this means is that Sunday can be a bit of a nightmare! For many, it’s perhaps their first time back in… Read More Advice: Five ways to Avoid the Most Common ‘First Day’ Problems on your next Dive Vacation.

Diving: The 5 most common reasons that people fear learning to SCUBA dive.

I want people to dive. It keeps me in a job, and it helps drum-up passion for the Earth’s oceans; which is important now more than ever. But, for many folks who have thought about learning to dive, there maybe some niggling concerns that prevent them from making the leap into becoming an ambassador for… Read More Diving: The 5 most common reasons that people fear learning to SCUBA dive.

Expedition: Finding a lost shipwreck hidden on a submerged offshore seamount. Twelve Mile Banks.

In the beginning of September 2020, a group of friends from my dive centre headed to an offshore seamount called Twelve Mile Banks to find a wreck that hadn’t been dived for over 17 years. We needed to verify it’s whereabouts and condition before taking paying customers there the following Sunday. This is my account… Read More Expedition: Finding a lost shipwreck hidden on a submerged offshore seamount. Twelve Mile Banks.

Photo log: What Dive Instructors do during COVID lockdown.

With the airport closed, no tourists to take diving, and an island-wide ban on watersports, we used the downtime to do tons of maintenance work on the resort. I got fitter than ever with plenty of heavy labour in brutal summer heat, when the government permitted SCUBA diving again we were super keen to get… Read More Photo log: What Dive Instructors do during COVID lockdown.

A Stormy day Paddle-boarding (and Freediving) in the Cayman Islands

Making the most of being allowed outside again! Three months now into the lockdown, and like the rest of the world, restrictions here in the Cayman Islands seem to be easing. What has been absolutely killer throughout the last few months is looking out over the beautiful Caribbean Sea everyday without actually being allowed to… Read More A Stormy day Paddle-boarding (and Freediving) in the Cayman Islands

The Carrie-Lee. Deep Wreck Diving in the Cayman Islands

Infamous amongst the technical divers of the Cayman Islands, but little-known outside this tight circle, the Carrie Lee had long sat on my Cayman Islands ‘Bucket List’. In January, I finally got my chance to see this awesome wreck. Our little boat ‘El Gato’ rocked gently in the small surface swell as the three of… Read More The Carrie-Lee. Deep Wreck Diving in the Cayman Islands