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A look back on 2015

24 December 2015
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Things have been a bit quiet on the blog this month. Work has been crazy busy and I’ve just returned from a ski trip in Austria, but I thought I’d get back into the swing of things by wrapping up all the highlights from 2015. I try to write one of these posts every year as I really enjoy looking back on the things I’ve done. Biggest personal achievements On the first day of January 2015, I skied my first ever black run!..

When a SCUBA diving mistake leaves you looking like a zombie

13 October 2015
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I wasn’t sure whether I should write this post as the subject matter is slightly… unpleasant. But maybe this will serve as a cautionary tale so that others won’t be as stupid as me! Last year I got my PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Cayman Islands. If you’ve never dived before and don’t know a lot about diving you may not realise how much there is to learn and the number of things that could possibly go wrong when you’re underwater (I certainly didn’t!..

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Getting the most out of your GoPro

15 June 2015
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I’ve owned a GoPro Hero 3 for almost two years now and I love it for my skiing and diving holidays. They aren’t the easiest cameras to use though and they come with a bit of a learning curve so I thought I’d share a few tips I’ve picked up along the way. Choosing the right mount I use a GoPole Reach for underwater filming. The great thing about this pole is that it floats when it’s fully extended, so if you drop it, it won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean...

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Looking Back: 2014 in Retrospect

5 January 2015
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At first I wasn’t sure if I would write this post, as I felt like I cut back on traveling a little this year (mostly to do with the amount of time and money I had to invest in getting a new UK visa). But as I started looking back on blog posts and travel photos I was pleasantly surprised to see that I’d still managed to take quite a few trips...

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Playing Tourist in Sydney

9 September 2014
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I had to make a trip back to Sydney in June for a few weeks to apply for my UK Tier 2 visa. I brought my British boy with me and I wanted to do all the typical tourist things as he’s never been to Australia before. Here’s a glimpse at some of the things we got up to. Taronga Zoo Taronga Zoo is a must-see when visiting Australia, with the finest collection of native animals and a diverse collection of exotic species...

Taking The Plunge: SCUBA Diving in Cayman Islands

1 May 2014
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Despite being born and raised in the country that boasts the world’s largest coral reef system, I’d never before attempted SCUBA diving. Aussie kids are all taught to swim at a young age but I’ve never exactly felt at home under water. On my recent trip to the Cayman Islands I decided it was finally time to take the plunge and give SCUBA diving a try. Over the course of three days, I somehow managed to quell my nerves and complete my PADI Open Water Diving course...