UK Contributors to The Scuba News

My name is Mhairi Docherty and I was selected as a Miss Scuba United Kingdom 2016 finalist. I am part of an amazing programme which promotes "saving our oceans through beauty" where we raise awareness for marine conservation and also raise the profile of woman scuba divers in promoting safe diving practices internationally. Miss Scuba United Kingdom is a sponsor of Deptherapy - an English based charity involved in the rehabilitation of injured soldiers with mental and physical injuries, through the medium of scuba diving. I am raising awareness of this charity as I feel it does not get enough recognition for the amazing work that this charity does for people with life changing injuries. Watch on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/xjVwDA4euck4 Articles


A course with Tekdeep is about more than gaining a certification. Our aim is to not simply teach the basics of the course you are undertaking but to ensure you have a full understanding of the skills, the equipment, the diving physiology and that you leave with a greater appreciation for all aspects of technical diving3 Articles


My name is Maarten, I am a marine biologist, dive instructor, and biology teacher. I come from Belgium, but have been traveling the world as a dive instructor and marine biology researcher for nearly 10 years. From a very young age I have been fascinated by the ocean and the creatures that live in it. During my dive travels I developed a passion for the small, camouflaged, or outright weird critters that can be found below the surface. I currently live in Australia, where I do research on the species important for muck diving, such as frogfishes and seahorses. These animals are not only amazing examples of how crazy evolution can get, but are often important for dive tourism and the aquarium trade. The majority of tropical marine biology research focuses on charismatic or large species such as sharks, turtles and dolphins. Many of the less known, small or camouflaged species are equally important, but are barely studied at all. My work will hopefully change some of that and show the world that weird is beautiful too!3 Articles


Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education is an English charity since 2014 that aims to rehabilitate seriously injured UK Armed Services Personnel who have suffered life changing mental or physical injuries, through the medium of scuba diving. The charity also provides education in adaptive scuba diving techniques to dive professionals.3 Articles


Chad quit a career in electromechanical engineering to pursue life as a dive instructor several years ago. He has been managing remote marine expedition projects for NGO’s as well as working at exclusive resorts across the world. He is particularly passionate about megafauna.It is now his quest to travel and dive the world while sharing his stories and creating a little awareness through the mediums of cartoons, illustration, writing and amateur film making. Contributing something back to the ocean and hopefully making a few people laugh along the way. Please visit his website for more information2 Articles


Dragos is a Romanian internationally awarded photographer, diving instructor and graphic designer. He has lovingly built in his photography all his life experiences of travelling and diving, his design / graphics / branding and advertising experience, as well as his passion for teaching scuba diving and opening the underwater world to good souls2 Articles


Luke Gordon is a conservation photographer and marine biologist from Kent, UK. He is currently based in Victoria, BC, Canada, over the years Luke has built up a passion for marine conservation & photography working around the world in countries such as Madagascar, Fiji, The Philippines, The Maldives, Indonesia & Ecuador, working with conservationists such as Dr.Andrea Marshall, WCS & WWF. Starting in 2008 Luke has worked consistently in the marine conservation sector for the last seven years, working for & with various NGO’s across the globe he has been heavily involved in empowering local communities to successfully manage their marine resources. In 2008 Luke worked with NGO’s in North Madagascar helping to establish MPA’s and assess the biodiversity on reefs in Diego Suarez Bay. 2009 & 2010 saw him work in Fiji for the first time conducting marine resource inventories around the western coast of Gau, during this time his love for photography started to grow, capturing the unique marine life around the island, including a resident population of M.alfredi (Reef Manta Ray).1 Articles


Michael Turner is a full time scuba diving professional, PADI Staff Instructor and owner of Reefers and Wreckers in Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. Providing the full range of PADI courses and with a fully stocked on-site dive shop, Reefers and Wreckers is the place to visit for all your diving requirements in the North West of England. You can also follow Michael Turner on Twitter @ReefsandWrecks1 Articles


Jimi is the lead shark Xpert on Guadalupe Island’s great white sharks, and your personal guide into the incredible world of great white shark diving in Guadalupe.1 Articles


Ultimate Diving is a leading UK diving tour operator offering tailor made diving holidays to over 50 destinations across the globe, creating some of the most exciting diving itineraries in the market and a service that speaks for itself.1 Articles