Dive Community Makes Key Contribution to Philippines Relief Effort

Author Anne Paylor is an aviation journalist who finally took the plunge and completed her PADI OWD in 2011.  In July last year, Anne spent 10 days diving in Komodo National Park with Worldwide Dive and Sail, during which she completed her AOWD and Nitrox qualifications. She was not compensated for this article In the … Read more

In the Name of Science

We just returned from two dive trips where the focus was on soft science.  In Lembeh we hosted a nudibranch workshop with David Behrens.  Our group identified over 200 species in 10 days.  Dr. Mark Erdmann and Dr. Gerry Allen accompanied our trip to Cenderawasih Bay. In just nine days they discovered three new fish … Read more

Filming Navy Subs and Zen Meditation In the Deep

One of the first things that I learned as part of my military officer training was “Do not, under any circumstances, volunteer for anything”. This was especially true in January 1971 at the height of the Vietnam war. But, through a rather circuitous route of give and take between the army and navy, a short … Read more