Life according to ayesha
I hang out at Master Divers on Koh Tao, Thailand - writing and taking underwater photos.
Love South East Asia. Lived in the Maldives, Egypt, Honduras, Australia and South Africa and meandered in between.
Heading to South Africa for a spot of safari, city and beach !
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Why should you keep your mask on your face while on the surface?
Published 11:33 pm, 8 Dec 2013
Years ago I remember reading a post on Scuba Board about a diver who had dropped her mask. She was simply requesting that if anyone found it could they return it. One poster responded berating her for having her mask off at the surface. While his post was a bit harsh it certainly stuck with [...]
When should you refresh your scuba skills?
Published 1:20 am, 3 Dec 2013
Each dive centre will have its different policies as to when they require divers to make a refresher course. Where I worked in the Maldives, a full refresher was not required unless you had not dived for 2 years or more. However they insisted that every diver make a check dive off the house reef. [...]
Weekly Dive Report 21st – 27th October 2013
Published 10:06 pm, 28 Oct 2013
This report covers our trips from the 21st – 27th October 2013, scroll down to find details of the conditions and the week’s highlights ! This Week’s Conditions We started with some great weather but with ‘Monsoon’ season closing in, the week ended with some very rainy, windy weather. Underwater however, the conditions remained almost [...]
Published 1:07 am, 26 Oct 2013
One of the newest marine and land debris threats are Microplastics. Only identified as an immense danger within the past few years, microplastics are small plastic pieces less than 1mm in diameter, about the size of a grain of sand. There are three classified types/origins of microplastic pollution; Industrial abrasives and cosmetics exfoliants, shedding [...]
Single Use Plastic – Recycling and Biodegradable Truths
Published 12:58 am, 18 Oct 2013
I used to think I was doing my part by relying solely on recycling as a way of reducing my impact and doing something “green”. Compared to mindlessly throwing something in the garbage, recycling is of course the better option. It is important to recognize how much energy, time and money goes into the [...]