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Spotting Sea Turtles in Cyprus

Sea Turtles in Cyprus   In this month of September we Scuba Monkeys have been enjoying the beautiful sightings of turtles on the majority of our dives. They are gorgeous creatures; large yet graceful, slow yet fast when they want … Continue reading

Why I love the new PADI Open Water Course

Why I love the new PADI Open Water Course   I have been a PADI instructor for 10 years now. I have taught countless PADI Open Water courses and have helped facilitate the transition of  hundreds of land dwellers into … Continue reading

What are Lionfish Doing in Cyprus?

What are Lionfish Doing in Cyprus?     Scientific name: Pterois volitans/miles   Common name: lionfish         Last week Scuba Monkey finally encountered the lionfish which have been seen at the Cliffs dive site at Konnos point. … Continue reading

Why I love being a PADI instructor.

Why I love being a PADI instructor. I have been a PADI instructor for a decade as of 2015. Why do I love it? Why can I not even imagine to do anything else? What is so addictive about teaching … Continue reading

Female voice: Diving Divas (Part 2)

In part one of this diving divas piece we explored some misconceptions associated with females and diving. Lets explore some more subtle differences between the sexes shall we? Who makes the better student? Who makes the better diver? Who makes … Continue reading

I Dream of Scuba.

When I Sleep I dream of scuba. Scuba diving is my life, I have done nothing else nor could imagine leaving my underwater family. Every customer that comes through Scuba Monkeys doors leaves as a friend, every instructor I meet … Continue reading

Slowly Slowly Catch the Monkey – How To Enjoy Longer Dives.

  My father has been an avid diver since the 1970’s and one of his favorite catch phases has always been: “Diving is a hundred hours of work for one hour of fun, but what an hour it is”. This is … Continue reading

Servicing Your Gear and Why It’s Important

  The underwater environment is not our natural habitat. We were not born with gills (unfortunately) and so we rely on good old human invention and the laws of physics to allow us to access the 70% of this planet … Continue reading

Why is the Ocean Blue? What is blue exactly?

The deep blue ocean. The rapture it has over us is mesmerizing and has captivated divers since man made the first rudimentary snorkel out of a hollow reed.  But what actually makes the blue, well – blue? As a diver … Continue reading

Dive intern report: A day in the life of an intern

“Fantastic”, “Brilliant”, “frappe” and “simply amazing” are just some of the words I use every single day while at Scuba monkey. My home town is Thurso, the most Northerly town in the UK, which geographically speaking is further north than … Continue reading