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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