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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!..

Hotel Review: Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta

25 September 2015
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When planning our trip to Malta I wanted to make sure that a visit to Gozo was included in our itinerary. We wanted to have enough time to explore some of the island and fit in a few SCUBA dives so we planned to spend 3 nights there before returning to mainland Malta for the remainder of our trip. We found an accommodation package with Kempinski San Lawrenz that included a free dive as well as a 20% discount on any other dives we booked through the hotel so this suited us perfectly...