Like a king

Despite the fact that I do a lot of diving, there are a number of diving moments that stay with me andĀ amung themĀ my first encounter with the blue ringed octopus. We are at a fantastic dive site appropriately named Mayhem in Raja Ampat Indonesia. Fitting because every time the currentĀ picks upĀ the dive site becomes a madhouse, the quantities as well as the different species are absolutely astonishing, even after 100 dives. The currentĀ sours around usĀ as soon as we roll into the water from the zodiac and from the first moment I try to hang as aerodynamically as possible. Nose down and into the current while holding my ass up, a trick I copied from sharks. And even though the current tries to blow me off the reef, I manage to stay in one place and I take the time to look around me quietly.Ā 

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As a dive guide you are expected to show your guests the most beautiful and the best things and I can tell you that it is not always easy. Now we are quite trained In seeing special things, but that does not mean that we can see everything. In fact, sometimes I really have no … Continue reading PygmY me this…