Where to divemaster? Choosing a dive centre…

Choosing a divemaster centre

If you’re like me and are considering throwing yourself fins-first into a divemaster course, you’ll probably have spent hours agonising over the decision. Where in the world to go? With which centre? What sort of things should you look for, and how can you know that you’re making the right choice? If, like me, you’ve struggled to find answers to these questions, then you’ll know how frustrating it can be to aimlessly flit from site to site, only to feel more in the dark than when you started out on your research mission.
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Because Trunkfish

Because trunkfish are the business

10 reasons why trunkfish are just the best. Trunkfish are the mightiest creature to swim the seas: fact. After our diving holiday to St Lucia, I developed an unconditional love, nay, obsession for the mighty trunkfish. These small but hilariously formed fish are spotty, boxy little critters that can be found in warm water reefs. Not having seen one before, I formed an instant fondness for them. They’re not especially rare or hard to spot. They’re not dangerous or venomous, and they don’t have particularly flamboyant markings. But ignore the trunkfish at your peril as they are, beyond all reasonable doubt, the best creature you’ll come across underwater. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few top trunky facts that should convince you…
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Why blog?

Why I'm writing a blog

The decision to overthrow my entire life and move to Central America to train to be a diving instructor has not been taken lightly. The idea started buzzing round my head last July. In August, James and I were getting seriously tempted. By September, we were convinced. Counting down the days to ‘le grand depart’, to the day that we step off a plane from England and into a whole new life, is proving to be a thought-provoking experience. I’ve been compelled to start writing, to lay the foundations for this blog, ready to release into the big bad world. I’m hoping to capture as much as the journey as possible – to share it with anyone who’s interested to know more about the world and what I’m doing in it. But with months still to go and plenty of time to overthink my motives for embarking on this great adventure, I’ve also been sparing a thought to why I even want to blog about it in the first place.
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