Author: Gordon Stewart

  • A Psychedelic Trip With The Smallest Of Friends

    A Psychedelic Trip With The Smallest Of Friends

    By Simon Bell, Simply Diving Dive Operations Manager They are among the world’s most vibrantly-coloured species of marine beings, are often no bigger than your thumbnail and have spawned a global obsession of cult proportions: Meet the humble sea slug…

  • A Giant Fish By Any Other Name

    A Giant Fish By Any Other Name

    By Simon Bell, Simply Diving Dive Operations Manager One of the most fascinating spectacles to greet scuba divers on the southern Spanish coast comes in the form of a marine species that – if it actually had a brain bigger than a peanut – would probably develop a serious case of identity crisis.

  • LOVE ON THE COSTA: The Strange and Wonderful World of Octopus Sex

    LOVE ON THE COSTA: The Strange and Wonderful World of Octopus Sex

    By Simon Bell, Simply Diving Dive Operations Manager Look at the following photo and it’ll be hard not to miss a huge, eight-legged cephalopod atop a rock. Look even closer and the more taxonomically-minded among you will see it’s the humble Octopus vulgaris, or common octopus to the non sea-dweller. But look even closer still […]

  • Climbing The Final Rung

    Climbing The Final Rung

    By Simon Bell, Simply Diving Dive Operations Manager It feels like a lifetime and a half away when I first learnt to float through inner space, blowing my virgin bubbles and marvelling at creatures I had only met before in books, on the tele or through a cheap, steamed-up mask on a childhood snorkelling adventure […]

  • Rolling In The Deep: The Time For Tec

    Rolling In The Deep: The Time For Tec

    By Simon Bell, Simply Diving Dive Operations Manager There was a time when a man first donned a rubber mask, looked beneath the waves and felt like a superhuman as he gazed at the alien world below. Soon came apparatus that allowed a different man to stay underwater for a length of time without having […]

  • Dive for Debris an Historic Victory

    By Simon Bell, Dive Operations Manager How sad it is to see one of your favourite dive sites – bursting with the most vibrant and diverse species of marine life; steeped in the most fascinating naval history that stretches back literally centuries; accessible to divers of all abilities and experience – turned into a rubbish […]

  • Regulators, Refurbs and Refuelling for the Season…

    By Simon Bell, Dive Operations Manager So it’s that time of year once again – when the bright Spanish sun starts to properly heat up our dive sites, the enquiries for summer PADI courses come flooding in, the new team of Simply Diving staff settle in for the activity-packed season ahead and the neoprene gloves […]

  • Simply the Best Experience Ever!

    By Simply Diving Divemaster Rhia Keene Hey Everyone. Wow, I can’t believe how quickly six months went, but sadly it’s the end of my Divemaster internship here at Simply Diving! First things first… I have to say what a great team I’ve been working with for the last half year, from all the Instructors, to […]

  • A Weekend Of Getting Wrecked

    By Simply Diver Simply Diving’s latest Wreck Diver recruits declared their two days of training “a top weekend” – after beating nearly 1,000 entrants to win the Specialty course in an online competition.

  • A Degree of Hard Work at Uni of Diving

    By Simply Diving Divemaster Trainee Kat Thorpe Hi everyone! As it’s coming to the end of the busiest part of the summer season here at Simply Diving and on the Costa del Sol, it’s the perfect opportunity to share my summer experiences with you all…