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July 3, 2020

 This week I taught our Kids Kamp Advanced group - Introduction to Coral Reef program. SOO MUCH FUN! This group of 12-15 yr olds got to learn all about how coral reefs are formed, there importance, associated eco systems, and how species interact on the reef. Of course...

June 23, 2020

 With a couple of adventurous buddy's, we decided to go out and pin point the location of the WE shipwreck. Armed with a set of GPS co-ordinates we anchored on the sand at the top off the reef and dropped in, uncertain if we would find it. As luck would have it we were...

June 19, 2020

 What a great week it has been here in the beautiful Turks and Caicos. Finally we got permission to be able to go out and treat the corals that are infected with SCTLD. Using a paste base and amoxicillin mixture, our mission was to identify and treat coral colonies tha...

June 13, 2020

Since we have been given the all clear to come out of lock down, and since there are NO tourist around, I have been volunteering with the TCI Reef Fund. The big priority now, is to try and combat the very aggressive Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD). First descri...

May 29, 2020

 Lately while "stuck" here in the beautiful Turks and Caicos, I have been teaching Candi how to scuba dive. Her lifelong dream has been to get up close to sharks and I am very happy to say, it has been realised! As a treat, after certification I took her to a special s...

May 13, 2020

One day before the lock down we decided to venture a bit further a field and go check out some new areas where we suspected breeding humpback whales to frequent. After an hour and a half, we reached the spot, and in just 5 minutes we were swimming with this guy! Only t...

May 8, 2020

One of the most incredible highlights here in the Turks and Caicos, has been to have a close encounter with this baby dolphin. Here is one of my favourite playful moments, and you can just make out mom in the back ground.

Today, as I was having lunch, this little Seno...

April 28, 2020

Here is a clip of that beautiful summer day off Collingwood filming the Mary Ward shipwreck. Part of a local historical awareness program, I got to use 360 cameras and be the dive model. This teaser trailer is just a snapshot of that underwater filming day and an insig...

April 25, 2020

 One of my all time favourite animals that can be found on a tropical reef is the Hawksbill Turtle. These guys get so engrossed in there favourite food, sponges, that they don't mind divers approaching them. This one was so comfortable with us that she actually came ri...

April 20, 2020

Each year, as May arrives, we begin our transition from our tropical (Caribbean) home to our summer dive training location on Georgian Bay. This year is very different. For obvious reasons 

we will be pushing back our summer opening to July 15 and will only start to tak...

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