Photo Friday – From Nature

This weeks Photo Friday: “From Nature” This Blue Dragon Nudibranch was in the perfect position and I spent a lot of time with it on this dive in the Bligh Waters off Rakiraki in Fiji. Called the Blue Dragon in our part of the world (because of its resemblance to a Chinese Dragon) it can impart a painful sting to…

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Photo Friday – Fiery

This weeks Photo Friday: “Fiery” A Firebrick Starfish underwater at White Island, New Zealand. A starfish called Asterodiscides truncatus (described in 1911) is “the fire brick starfish” because of the very fiery colored, brick-like tubercles that cover the surface of this species. There are larger swollen tubercles at the end of each arm tip (which I find particularly fascinating if…

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Photo Friday – In the Wild

This weeks Photo Friday: “In the Wild” A silvertip shark swims past me in Bega Lagoon, Fiji. My first shark dive.  Photographed with a Nikon D300 and a Tokina 10-17mm fish eye lens. The fish eye lens means you need to get close – really close.  There is a very close focus and a very wide angle.  The benefit is…

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Photo Friday – High Tech

This weeks Photo Friday: “High Tech” The knobs and valves of my manifold on my twinset. A twinset, twin steel tanks banded together with a manifold set to fully open (the diver breathes from both tanks at the same time) or closed (the diver breathes from one tank and then swaps over to the other by changing regulators). Technical diving…

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Photo Friday – Heavenly

This weeks Photo Friday: “Heavenly” Shafts of sunlight twinkle through the blue and I am floating. I could have wings as I feel like I am flying. I look up to the sun, a bright orb above us.  I am a diver and I am in my heaven.

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Being Dive Mistress – Fiji 2012

Some of you may know that I write more than one blog – my alter ego is Dive Mistress .. a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, technical diver, underwater photographer and very enthusiastic traveler. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been living my days and nights as this character on the tropical island of Fiji.  Feejeeeeeeee … where the…

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Tuesday Rocks p6

Lots and lots and lots of news for this weeks post! Once again, I’m surprised that it is already Tuesday evening and tomorrow will be Hump Day.  In case you hadn’t already worked it out, I love the term ‘Hump Day’ and the whole idea that we’re in the middle of the week and on the downward slide to the…

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Tuesday Rocks p5

The last time I wrote a Tuesday Rocks post was when Daylight Savings had just started.  Now we are on the other end of it and Daylight Savings is ending. Summer is over – not that it really ever began – the mornings are a lot darker and it is getting more and more difficult to get out of bed….

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