Category: Dive Industry

Topics related to the dive industry itself

Bikini Protest

I was on a palm-fringed island in the Maldives when I saw two girls, both instructors with the dive centre at Vilamendhoo, coming in from the beach and looking happy in their bikinis. One, Leila, was Swiss married to a…

In Memoriam: Dickie Doyle

If you’ve ever dived off a liveaboard  in Papua New Guinea, chances are Dickie Doyle came aboard to greet you and your fellow passengers, and invited you ashore to visit his plantation.  I met Dickie that way, had a couple…

Nanny State

My dear mother will be 91 years old this year, the same age as my father when he died two years ago. She lives alone in the family home in England and still looks after herself, and complains that she…