Author Kathryn Curzon

Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

Thailand Marine Park Dive Site Destroyed

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Richelieu Rock, a dive site that is part of the Mu Koh Surin marine park in Thailand, has been destroyed. The site was recently captured on film, which showed the area covered in dead fish and with cracked areas of coral. The reef was known as one of the best diving sites in the world. Sakanan Plathong, a marine biologist at Prince of Songkla University, confirmed a diving team from the Marine National Park Operation Centre have examined the site and are conducting surveys to identify the cause of damage. Plathong commented the damage looks to have been caused by…

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Indonesia Pledges $1 Billion To Reduce Plastic Waste

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Indonesia has pledged one billion dollars to reduce their plastic waste by seventy per cent by 2025. Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhat Binsar Pandjaitan, has announced up to one billion dollars will be pledged to reduce Indonesia’s plastic waste by seventy per cent over the next eight years. The announcement was made at the 2017 World Oceans Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali. Luhat confirmed that Indonesia will be focussing on plastic alternatives and education initiatives to achieve their goal. Their plan is part of the global UN Clean Seas campaign to reduce major marine waste sources by 2022.…

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Running for Sharks

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A conservation virtual running event has captured the public’s attention and turned from a solo event into a global one, with runners around the world signing up to participate. The ‘Run and Bleed for the Wild’ event has been organised by Wildlife Conservation Society – Malaysia and Swinburne University of Technology in Sarawak to raise awareness of the need to conserve sharks, rays and orangutans in Sarawak and to provide the opportunity for university clubs and organisations to be involved in conservation. With 2km, 5km and 10km run options and a fun walk available it is an event for all…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Muck Diving

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What is muck diving? The phrase muck diving was coined by Bob Halstead when he described diving off black sand beaches in Papua New Guinea. This unusual type of diving has gained great popularity and involves diving sites with sandy or silty bottoms, in search of the critters found there. Some of the best sites for muck diving are volcanic areas and sea grass beds. What can I see when muck diving? Think weird and wonderful and you’re on the right track. Nudibranchs, cuttlefish, frogfish, sea moths, snake eels, blue-ringed octopus, flying gurnards, pipefish and waspfish are some of the…

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Top Yoga Diving Trips

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Yoga has numerous health benefits for divers including increased flexibility, muscle strength, improved breathing and good circulatory health. All of which can contribute to better and safer diving with good buoyancy control. Divers looking to try the ancient practice of yoga can combine it with a scuba diving package in crystal clear waters at various yoga retreats across the globe. Here are our top yoga dive centres, ideal for a break this festive season. Koh Tao, Thailand       Koh Tao or ‘Turtle Island’ is well-known by travellers in Southeast Asia wanting to learn to scuba dive in the warm, clear…

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