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Thu, Sep 29

After the success of our dive/road trip south from Brisbane down to Tasmania, Laura and I decided that we should really just complete the east coast and drove up to northern Queensland.  The original plan was to drive up to Ayr, just south of Townsville, where with another friend we would...

Thu, Sep 29

The following article 'Night Diving: Dos and Don'ts' originally featured in issue of Asian Diver (volume 115, 4/2011) which includes some tips for happy night diving. In the same issue I has an image in the 'Art of Diving' section of a basket star shrimp (Periclimenes lanipes) running...

Mon, Jul 18

I've recently returned from another briliant trip to Lembeh Strait in north Sulawesi, Indonesia.  We stayed at Lembeh Resort and dived with Critters@Lembeh.  They were a really great bunch and we had an amazing time diving with them. ...

Mon, Jul 18

In June 2011 I visited Pico Island in the Azores, which are situated 1500 km west of Portugal in the mid Atlantic.  I had been lucky enough to be granted permission by the Azorean government to enter the water with Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus).  This priveledge is limited to...

Mon, Jul 04

Based on the research I carried out during my PhD studies I have created a Code of Conduct for diving with and photographing pygmy seahorses.  It was peer-reviewed by independent academic experts through the PhD examination process and will be published in a scientific journal over the coming...

Wed, Jun 29

My article 'The Desert's Wet Playground' about diving in the Red Sea has been published in the new issue (114) of Asian Diver.  The Arab Spring revolutions of the last few months have severely affected tourism to the area but the large tourist hubs of the Red Sea have been largely unaffected. ...

Fri, May 27

Last Christmas I went back to Lembeh Strait in north Sulawesi, an area world renowned for its muck diving.  My friend Laura came too,  she hadn't done any muck diving before but had heard me talking about it.  On the flight over I was explaining to her the techniques, the creatures to look for...

Tue, May 24

 

At the end of last year I logged my 2000th dive.  I feel privileged to have spent so many hours in a place so few people have experienced but which represents the last true wilderness on our planet storing a treasure trove of biodiversity.  Since completing my 2000th...

Wed, Apr 27

The following article 'Turtle Tails - The Biology of Sea Turtles' was originally published in issue 2/2011 of Asian Diver magazine:

 

Turtle Tails - The Biology of Sea Turtles By Richard Smith (© Richard...

Mon, Apr 18

The Oceania Dive Expo will be in Brisbane, Australia between Friday 7th and Sunday 9th October 2011 and I am booked to present!  My seminar, which is on Saturday 8th October between 4.10 and 4.40pm, is entitled 'The Private Life of Pygmy Seahorses'.  I'll be talking about my research on pygmy...

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