Rising Bubbles creator, Bonnie Waycott
“I became interested in the sea during the early 1990s when I was growing up in Japan. Every year we would go on holiday to my mother’s hometown near the Sea of Japan and camp on Sado Island. It was there that my father taught me how to snorkel, and since then I’ve been hooked on the oceans.”
Bonnie is a dive master and writer focusing on Japan’s scuba diving and aquaculture. She is currently taking an MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture at the University of St Andrews via distance learning and is due to graduate in December 2017. Her written work has been featured in Asian Diver, Scuba Diver AustralAsia, DIVE, Marine Biologist, The Fish Site, Fish Farmer, Hatchery International and Outdoor Japan Traveler, while for Japanese divers she writes about marine-related issues abroad for Japanese diving website Ocean+α. You can follow Bonnie on Twitter (@risingbubbles), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RisingBubblesNotesOfANewDiver/) and Instagram (@bonniewaycott).