What's it live to live, sleep, eat, scuba and snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef? We've taken 2 liveaboard scuba diving trips on the reef now in Queensland Australia, both departing from Cairns. But what do divers and snorkellers do out there, what's it like? It's the ultimate dive experience. Let us tell you more.Liveaboard scuba trips are popular with all ages, from young … [Read more...]
Scuba diving blog posts, with a side of snorkelling. We are becoming under water world bloggers with our content on scuba diving, snorkelling and marine experiences and conservation growing almost daily. We're going to travel the world to bring you everything we can related to one of our big passions, our marine environment and its conservation.
What's it like to learn to scuba dive? Our post covers the basics of scuba certification and follows my son learning to dive in Cairns, Australia and on the Great Barrier Reef with Divers Den, a local dive school and scuba operator. Yes, kids can scuba dive too, but how old do they need to be to scuba? Scuba diving courses are available for kids from 8, 10, 12 and 15, all … [Read more...]
The day we went swimming with manta rays off Bali Indonesia, was one of my favorite days of our six years of full-time travel. The famous Manta Bay is actually off Nusa Penida and we were staying in Ubud Bali. Were we even close enough to take this epic snorkeling trip?It turned out that we were. We booked a tour from Bali to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan in one … [Read more...]
If you're looking for Great Barrier Reef Tours from Port Douglas, congratulations, you picked a great place from which to explore the reef. Port Douglas Australia is a stunning holiday town in Far North Queensland, home to beautiful 4 Mile Beach, close to Mossman Gorge and the Daintree Rainforest as well as the cooler Atherton Tablelands, but the reef is a huge draw for … [Read more...]
A collection of recommended best scuba diving books, by divers, for divers. We bring together our favourite books from 20 years of diving all over the world. Books on scuba diving and books about diving, mostly factual, giving instruction, telling diving stories or highlighting best dive sites. Buy a Diver a Book! Always look cool. That's the first rule of scuba diving … [Read more...]
The scary scuba diving story is the scariest of my travel horror stories. If you're learning to scuba dive, read this first and avoid my mistake! Is scuba diving scary? Well, yes, it can be, depending on the person, but this experience would scare the whatsit out of most people.Despite this newbie diver story, I got back in the water and still love diving some … [Read more...]
Is snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef on the top of your bucket list? It's an experience like no other, a marine adventure that people travel the whole world to experience, an unforgettable day during your time in Australia. In this post we talk about snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, what it's like, what are the dangers, sharks on the GBR, taking kids … [Read more...]