5/8ths of my scuba heroes are Australian

Melinda Herndon, Scuba Instructor Director eScuba Pty Ltd 5/8ths. That is the healthy fraction that Australian scuba diving pioneers played in exciting and inspiring me. That’s sort of amazing considering how few of them there are in the world relative to the other 7 billion of us. These five figures infused me with a sense…


Elemental Passions in the Blue World of the Shark: Moorea

Text by Ty Sawyer For divers off Moorea, the clear waters of the lagoon are never far away. Photo/Ty Sawyer Approaching the sharp profiles of Moorea by ferry from Tahiti, it occurred to me that the mere presence of this island has an uncanny ability to stir the heart. The lagoon surrounding Moorea is equally…


South East Asia

South East Asia Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Thailand


Red Sea and Middle East

Red Sea and the Middle East Egypt | Israel | Red Sea


South Pacific

South Pacific Australia | Fiji | Papua New Guinea | The Solomon Islands | Tahiti/French Polynesia | Vanuatu


Africa and Indian Ocean

Africa and the Indian Ocean Maldives | Mozambique | The Seychelles


SSI Platinum Pro 5000 Award

By Bonnie J. Cardone IT TAKES A TRUE COMMITMENT TO DIVING Although its divings most prestigious award, you dont have to be famous or the president of anything to become an SSI Platinum Pro. You do, however have to have a true commitment to and a passion for diving, one that drives you to make…


Factbook: Seychelles

 Seychelles Geography Geography Location: Eastern Africa, group of islands in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar Geographic coordinates: 4 35 S, 55 40 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 455 sq km land: 455 sq km water: 0 sq km Area – comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline:…


Factbook: Mozambique

Mozambique Geography Location: Southern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania Geographic coordinates: 18 15 S, 35 00 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 801,590 sq km land : 784,090 sq km water: 17,500 sq km Area – comparative: slightly less than twice the size of California Land boundaries: total: 4,571 km…


Factbook: Israel

Israel Geography Introduction Current issues: The territories occupied by Israel since the 1967 war are not included in the data below, unless otherwise noted. In keeping with the framework established at the Madrid Conference in October 1991, bilateral negotiations are being conducted between Israel and Palestinian representatives, and Israel and Syria, to achieve a permanent…