Same old same old, qualified divers come and go and 90% of them debate the fact that they shouldn’t have a scuba tune-up, refresh, review, whatever you want to call it. “I know how to dive, I’m not waisting money on that nonesense, I have all the gear so I know it all.” Papua New … More A Fundamental Flaw in Scuba Diver Training.
Another diving day with glorious sunshine, the mountains rising up out of the Tufi fjord and an air of excitement in the dive center, for today we introduce our latest intrepid travelers to 3 of the best dive sites I have ever seen right on our doorstep. Our guests this week have all forged … More Today I Visited Heaven
What a great day at Tufi. Six days into landing in Papua New Guinea and getting over the excitement of a new challenge ahead and the beauty of the land beneath my feet it’s time to focus on the job at hand. The resident Tufi dive team have over 30 years of diving experience … More Train, train & re-train and refresh
Pre-dive checks done and I’m informed by Archie (Archie is much akin to what you would expect a love child of Bob Marley & the hot chick from cool runnings to be like. Loves his reggae, sports the Rasta look, laid back and very attentive) that the WWII Land Rover is “Just down there” … More Losing my Papua New Guinean Dive Cherry at Tufi Dive Resort
Last week following months of waiting for the work entry visa the email landed, “You can collect your entry stamp from the Bangkok Consulate” Awesome news, just what we’d been waiting for. Without hesitation the bags where packed, a quick flit over to Koh Tao & Samui for farewells and equipment collection (increasing the bag … More Destination Tufi, Papua New Guinea
Top Gear-esque challenge – The first back to Chumphon (Team Hammond & May) or Khao Lak (Team Clarkson) to post a Trout Pout with a beer would be the winner. … More A Wheelie Good Day out Burma & Back
There is a very good reason for this, albeit diving is a slow sport (even Red Bull would be challenged to hype it up for the next X games) it is actually really bloody dangerous if you push your personal skill boundaries too quickly. I mean, come on, if you fuck up under water it’s not exactly going to be a 10 minute cursing session whilst holding ones plums before whacking them on ice is it. … More The detriment of Social Media in Diving
“But what about sharks eating me?”
“You have more chance of being struck by a falling coconut or bitten by a rabid dog in Greenwich Park than being attacked by a shark!” … More Dive Pro’s, Students, Beers, Shark Guardians & Lots of Teeth!
Spattered along the route in, you can see various plantations with trees all lined up in unison (I’m assuming for harvest or in replacement for those that have already been harvested), various scenic backdrops with locals working the fields, distant hills rising up covered in jungle foliage and the sun doing its best to make such an amazing countryside shine and show its full range of natural beauty. … More Big Trees, Jungle paths, Little Creatures & Waterfalls
we’ve all voiced an “ahhhhh” when the young elephant walks into a tree in a sandstorm during the sympathetic narration of Sir David Attenborough – so visiting Thailand was a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of these beautiful creatures. … More Elephants, Tigers & Dumb-ass Tourism. How not to be like me……