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…
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By Simply Diving Divemaster Trainee Rhia Keene To introduce myself… my name is Rhia Keene. I’m 23 and in my first month of my PADI Divemaster internship course at Simply Diving. To be honest, I never thought I would be sat here right now writing this blog about how I’m training to be a scuba […]