SCUBA DIVING, OCEAN PADDLING & MY TRAVELS

Welcome to my travel, adventure blog. I am a recreational scuba diver, hiker and ocean paddler. I have shared some of my trip reviews, videos and photo experiences. Recently I have added some reviews of my favourite coffee shops. 



Mauritius Ocean Downwind Classic Surfski 2019 Race outside activities


Baited Shark Dive, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa


Carcharhinus limbatus, the Oceanic Blacktip shark, is a common shark that can be found in temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. The Oceanic Blacktip shark has a stout streamlined body with a fusiform shape and a long pointed snout, with relatively small eyes.

The gill slits are long and there is no ridge between the dorsal fins. The distinguishing feature of this species is that they can have black tips or edges on their pectoral, dorsal, pelvic or caudal fins. An Oceanic Blacktip shark around 2m in size, is a regular sighting. The Oceanic Blacktip shark is often seen above the water. It makes spinning leaps out of the water while attacking schools of fish. The majority of Oceanic Blacktip sharks are found in water less than 40m deep. They can however also penetrate short distances into fresh water. The Oceanic Blacktip shark is an extremely fast, energetic predator that is usually found in groups of varying sizes. It has been assessed as Near Threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), on the basis of its low reproductive rate and high value to fisheries.


Dibba Rock, East Coast, United Arab Emirates, 14 February 2018

Reef Dive


OCEAN PADDLING

Multiple videos posted of surfski paddling events.

 

Surfski


Musandam, Oman, March 2019

24km Surfski race around Telegraphic Island, Khasab, followed by Dhow Wash riding the following day, accompanied by families on the Dhows


Downwind Ocean Paddle

12kt Northerly. 24 March 2018.


WORK & TRAVEL TRIPS

Some travel guidelines and reviews.  


Venezia (Italy)

24 Hour work trip to Venice. Took the public vaporetti (water bus) to Piazza San Marco. Began with a gondola ride into the Grand Canal. Sites visited: Bridge of Sighs, San Giorgio, Ca’ D’ Oro, Bell Tower, Doges Palace, Clock Tower and Rialto Bridge


MALDIVES

Maldives, Centara Beach Resort


BLACK RHINO RESERVE 

Black Rhino Reserve

South Africa

NAMBITI HILLS PRIVATE GAME RESERVE 

Nambiti Hills Private Game Reserve

Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

AMAKHOSI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

AMAKHOSI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

IMIRE RHINO AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PARK -  ZIMBABWE