Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 2011: Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan

Sunday 19th June 2011 As I woke up this morning I was hoping today’s dives would be an improvement on yesterday.  I’d signed up for 3, which meant different dive spots and a bigger variety of marine life.  This time … Continue reading

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June 2011: Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan

Saturday June 18th 2011 It’s now June, and summer is definitely here as I begin my dives on the island of Kumejima, Okinawa.  4-5 months since I was last in this area, and it’s already boiling hot, a little over … Continue reading

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June 2011: Save Our Oceans – an exhibition to raise awareness

Today I attended a small exhibition in central Tokyo focusing on a few marine issues.  We all know that coral reefs worldwide are under increasing threat due to pollution, coastal development, farming, or even divers touching the coral, collecting it … Continue reading

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June 2011: The National Institute of Polar Research

On Thursday 26th May, I was given special access to the National Institute of Polar Research west of Tokyo, thanks to a colleague who works there part time. I had no idea such an institute existed.  Although it’s tiny, it’s … Continue reading

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