Water - The Great Galactic Connection

  • Posted on: 10 May 2015
  • By: StuLast

So I am wide awake, having been toiling at the dive centre all day, and in my role as Marine Conservation Officer for a good part of the evening.  A role which I feel very priviledged to have been grnated, and which I take very seriously.  As I was reviewing the task ahead of me, and which I am sure is going to keep me very busy, it struck me that each and everyone of us is connected to the oceans.  Let me explain.

Protect the Protected - Save UK Marine Conservation Zones

  • Posted on: 7 May 2015
  • By: StuLast

In 12 December 2013 the Marine Conservation Zone "The Manacles" as brought in to effect.  This was created by a legal UK Government Document called "2013 Number 13 Wildlife Environmental Protection Marine Management  - The Manacles Marine Conservation Zone Designation Order".  A catchy title it is not, but it does set out an area known as The Manacles, and describes the protection granted to this zone.

Scuba Diving - An Explorers Pursuit

  • Posted on: 2 May 2015
  • By: StuLast

I have been scuba diving for about a year and a half now, climbing the @PADI ladder from Open Water #Scuba #Diver Student to Open Water Instructor.  I have had the opportunity to watch in awe as our UK seascape has worked through its annual cycle.  I have been moved by beauty of Red Sea reefs and witnessed the time-capsules of maritime history through the wrecks of Cornwall and Egypt. 

Frustration and Rewards

  • Posted on: 20 April 2015
  • By: StuLast

Last week was a novel week full of frustrations and rewards.  Monday through to Wednesday I had the chance to help Patrick discover the joys of SCUBA diving on a @PADI Open Water DIver Course.  I also had the good fortune to welcome back a fellow instructor, Jovi, after she had been on Easter Break back "ooop North".  Up until Wednesday all was going smoothly but Thursday morning - disaster.  It seems that Jovi had brought back some nasty little virus and thought the best thing to do with it was give it to me.  Got to admire her generosity.