Modern Dinosaurs – The Komodo Dragon

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Growing up as a kid, it’s almost a rite of passage to have at least a small fascination with dinosaurs. You learn about the long-necked brachiosaurus, the strong triceratops, the speedy velociraptors and the terrifying T-rex. We watch movies. We have toys. There’s a fascination with these long extinct creatures that overtakes us as children. Understandably then, when I was …

Unprepared – First Time Guiding a Dive

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We’d just come out of the water, ready for a break before the next dive when he said to me “how many times have you been diving at Siaba Basar?”. An odd question coming from the trip director aboard the liveaboard during my DMT course, but one that became clear when he’d told me I’d be leading the next dive …

Batu Bolong – The Jewel of Komodo

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It’s the jewel of the ocean in Komodo National Park. Most people come here knowing they want to dive it, and I can’t imagine the site would ever disappoint. It is, of course, Batu Bolong. With just a small section showing it’s location above sea level – a “hollow rock” giving it it’s name – Batu Bolong sits along the …

Divemaster – the “who”, “when” and “where”

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For me, the choice of “who”, “when” and “where” to do my Divemaster Training (DMT) was relatively simple. Generally, it comes down to just a handful of points.   1. Geographical location   2. Intended dates   3. Course length   4. Dive company You may consider other factors, but for me, these were the main ones. Geographical Location Geographical …

Do I even want to be a Divemaster?

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More than six months of idleness, if that’s what you’d like to call it. I may have cycled across a country, thoroughly explored another, attended weddings and other parties, and spent several days diving in Thailand… But really, I haven’t had to “work” for over half a year. And then I arrived in Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. I’ve signed myself up …