Swimming with whales or any large marine creatures is a breathtaking experience as we'd already discovered with the mantas in Bali. I recently had the chance to go swimming with the minke whales off the coast of Australia. There was no way I was saying no to that! We couldn't make this a family trip and justify the expense, particularly as open, blue water swimming in … [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.
Collected scuba diving travel blog posts.
We're local divers, we've lived in Port Douglas for many years so we can tell you a lot of what you need to know about Port Douglas diving. Scuba diving from Port Douglas is good, it's always a fun day out and you can visit some diverse and beautiful dive sites. This post particularly reviews a recent day out diving from Port Douglas with Divers Den on their Aqua Quest day … [Read more...]
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 and we did it as a family. Let us tell you more. Liveaboard scuba trips are popular … [Read more...]
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...]
and 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 … [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...]