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Interview with Japan’s DIVER magazine

  Late last year, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by one of Japan’s major scuba diving magazines DIVER, which introduced my work and efforts to promote Japan’s diving to other countries. Here is my English translation of the … Continue reading

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January 2017: Tago, Izu, JAPAN

Tuesday January 17th, 2017 When most people think of diving, they think of a summer activity in warm, tropical waters but some areas offer other kinds of diving even when the warm weather is over. In Tokyo, for example, many … Continue reading

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January 2017: Ocean Planet, Ginza, Tokyo

Thursday January 19th, 2017 This month, I attended a small underwater photography exhibition called Ocean Planet in Ginza, Tokyo. One major theme in Japan when it comes to the oceans, and especially at this time of year, is the Tohoku … Continue reading

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January 2017: Sydney, Australia

Monday January 2nd, 2017 Because of the famous Great Barrier Reef, Sydney is often overlooked as a dive destination, but dig a little deeper and the variety of year-round diving is clear to see. Further south where the water is … Continue reading

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January 2017: Gearing Up for Another Year

Happy New Year!  I’ve recently returned to Japan after seeing in the New Year in Sydney, and was delighted to start 2017 by diving near Bondi. I’ll be writing about that soon, but before I delve into the new year, … Continue reading

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October 2016: Saipan

Thursday October 27th, 2016 As the weather cools down in Japan, many divers look to warmer destinations for upcoming trips, somewhere with a good variety of dive sites that doesn’t break the bank.  The tropical island of Saipan ticks both … Continue reading

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The Return to the Oki Islands, Shimane Prefecture, JAPAN

Sunday October 16th, 2016 Returning to the Oki Islands to dive once more, I wasn’t yearning for the vast shoals of tropical fish and colourful marine life that I’d seen so far this year. Instead, I was looking forward to … Continue reading

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September 2016: Mikurajima, JAPAN

Friday September 2nd – Sunday September 4th, 2016 Swimming and snorkeling with dolphins is something I’d never really given much thought to, and certainly not at Mikurajima, an island about 200km, or 120 miles, south of Tokyo and technically part … Continue reading

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July 2016: The Return to Shikinejima, JAPAN

Sunday July 24th, 2016 Our eyes scout the slightly murky water, but for the moment there is no sign of any turtles. Then, one arrives, gliding effortlessly in the distance. It pirouettes above the vents spewing bubbles of hot water … Continue reading

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April 2016: The Return to Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, JAPAN

Monday April 25th, 2016 As every scuba diver knows, the urge to get into the water can strike at anytime, even when the weather is nice but the sea is still cold and you have no time or money to … Continue reading

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