Paul's 50 Years of Snorkelling

"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." Jacques Cousteau                               "The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move" Aleksandr Popov                               "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." André Gide                               "If you are looking for beauty in Sharm el Sheikh, you need to look underwater" Lonely Planet guide                               "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…" Ralph Waldo Emerson                               "I have an underwater camera just in case I crash my car into a river, and at the last minute I see a photo opportunity of a fish that I have never seen." Mitch Hedberg                               "When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent." Dave Barry                               "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water" Rabindranath Tagore

Zante 2022

England 2022

Costa Rica 2019

India 2018*

Galápagos 2017

Zante 2017

England 2017

Mexico 2016

Florida 2016

Bog Snorkelling 2015

Corfu 2015

Italy 2015

Zante 2014

Bog Snorkelling 2013

Cornwall 2013

England 2013

Egypt 2012-2013

Lundy Island 2012

Cornwall 2012

Wales 2012

England 2012

Ireland 2011

Lundy Island 2011

England 2011

Egypt 2011

Malta 2010

Lundy Island 2010

England 2010

Egypt 2010

Northern Cyprus 2004

Thailand 1997

Sri Lanka 1992

Mallorca 1971

* Not snorkelling

Royal Angelfish


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It is only by glancing at the side bar on the left that I am reminded and fully appreciate how lucky we have been to have enjoyed so many amazing experiences in the last decade.

The highlights? Galapagos - a thousand memories which mere words cannot describe. The abundant wildlife of Costa Rica, and that incredible event by a waterfall. Being priviliged to share the water with the gentle manatees in Florida, and the playful seals at Lundy. Swimming in a bat cave in Mexico, and through a bog in Wales. The turtles in Zante. The Blue Hole at Dahab.

Who knows what the next 10 years will bring? We're bound to slow down as we're both getting older, but there are still things to see. Sharm el-sheikh is re-opening. Maldives and the Seychelles wink at us alluringly. We shall see.

In other news, the recent discovery of an old picture of me as a child on a Majorcan beach, snorkel and mask in hand, means we can now claim this website covers 50 years of snorkelling!


July 12th,15th,24th - Holywell, Eastbourne

September 4th-8th - Kalamaki, Zante

September 11th - Near Porto Vromi, Zante

September 12th-16th - Kalamaki, Zante

Dive Calendar and Diary 2019

Shipwreck near El Gouna, Egypt


Loggerhead Turtle

Crown Butterflyfish

Lundy Island Seal

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