I am very excited to present the dive hub’s first guest interview with (..drum roll please..) Lesley Rochat, known as the Shark Warrior. Lesley is a shark and marine conservationist, award winning filmmaker and campaigner, conservation photographer, environmental writer and activist. She is the Founder and Executive Director of AfriOceans Conservaton Alliance . . . → Read More: Interview with Lesley Rochat – Shark Warrior
I have just added to a new page about diving and water use to the dive hub, under Essentials: Above Water tab. Water is an incredibly precious and important resource for the diving and tourism industry, and for local communities, and yet we often take it completely for granted. Frequently, tourism places severe pressure on . . . → Read More: Diving and Water Use
Grey Reef Shark
Recently I went for lunch at a bar where I work and was very surprised to find oven baked Blue Shark Fillet on the menu (for £5.50). I was surprised because I work at a university and I was expecting the more usual studenty grub of pizzas, burgers etc as I had always thought . . . → Read More: Shark Fillet on the Menu?
With not much of 2010 remaining there is still plenty to do and lots to fit in before Christmas and my New Year escape to the Red Sea.
I have followed up all of my lovely contacts from the Dive Show back in October and I have several shiny new case studies that . . . → Read More: The Dive Hub December Update
Grey Reef Shark, Red Sea
I saw this blog post by James Lea on the Save our Seas Foundation Blog, I think it is a really useful piece because as its title suggests, it puts the recent incidents in the Red Sea into perspective. It also provides clear information about sharks and their behaviour, . . . → Read More: Shark Attacks in Sharm el Sheikh: SOS getting it in perspective
Grey Reef Shark, Red Sea
I have been following the story of shark attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh and the first thing I thought was that something seemed strange about it all. Oceanic whitetips are normally found close to remote offshore reefs, I wondered what the shark was doing so close to the mainland. There are lots . . . → Read More: Shark Attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh
My dive hub
I can’t believe its the 1st December and its that time of year again when I start to search for dive related pressies for my lovely dive buddy. But what do you get a man who has more dive t-shirts than you can shake a fin at? This got me thinking about the . . . → Read More: The Dive Hub’s Top Diving Christmas Pressies