Author Archives: Judy G Diver

About Judy G Diver

Born and raised on the west coast of Canada, I have always felt a strong connection to the sea. But for many years, I stayed on the surface, afraid of what lurked down deep. When I was in my early 30's, with three young children (aka the P's), my husband (aka Mr G) signed us up for a SCUBA certification course, as a surprise. Although I had my fears, my stubbornness prevailed, and somehow I made it through four murky, frigid, cold water dives in Vancouver to successfully pass the course. Soon after we went diving off the west coast of Mexico, in the Sea of Cortez, where my eyes were opened to the beauty and other-worldliness of the life down under. And the rest, as they say, is history. I currently have well over 2000 dives under the belt, and I have been fortunate to travel extensively in Asia, Australia, Fiji, Galapagos, Costa Rica, California, the Caribbean, Mexico and here in British Columbia. After shooting hefty DSLRs for many years, I just switched over to a groovy Olympus Micro Four Thirds camera, in a Nauticam housing, with dual Sea & Sea strobes and a bag full of lenses. In addition to this blog and my personal website (Awoosh.com/Directory), which is linked at the top of the blog, my stuff has been widely published in a variety of magazines and websites, including an ongoing regular monthly feature on Scubadiving.com. All links to this work can be found in this blog.

Pic of the Day – Thread Fin Hawkfish

I have a scary number of underwater images in the hopper – three trips’ worth, truth be told. I have been sharing a few on Facebook and Instagram (you can find me there – Judy G Diver), but I have … Continue reading

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New Zealand – You Beach!

It’s been a bit of a whirl of travel over the past few months. In addition to some regularly scheduled dive and Berlin biz trips this year, a couple of other opportunities have arisen – one – in absence of any … Continue reading

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Getting Mucky With It

My apologies for my long absence from the blog. I don’t know where life goes – but it seems to be whizzing by. Lots of travel and other events are keeping me hopping. Since I last blogged, I’ve been diving … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Flamboyant Critters

After the deluge of posts about a trip to India, and then the rant about BC real estate, I’ve taken a little down time to take care of some stuff on the home front. But as I am now on deadline … Continue reading

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Hitting the G Spot

Today, I am feeling a tad crabby. A few years ago, Mr G and I went on a search for a property where we hoped to have a weekend cottage. Our criteria were pretty firm –  relatively easy water access … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 7 – Wrapping the Trip in Khatmandu

To go back to the beginning of this 7 chapter travelogue, follow this link: Chapter 1 – Just Say No to Delhi Belly After the hell, fire and brimstone of an evening in Varanasi (and then the redeeming beautiful morning after), … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Chain Moray Eel

Ready for my close up. This is a picture of a Chain Moray Eel (Echidna catenata) that I captured in Roatan, Honduras. This variety of eel can grow up to 24 inches long. Although I couldn’t see the body of … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Cuckoo for CoCo View

Here is a link to this month’s photo feature for Scuba Diving Magazine (online). The images in this gallery were captured on a recent trip CoCo View Dive Resort, on Roatan Island in Honduras. It was a fun reunion group trip, … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 6 – Learning and Burning in Varanasi

When I last left you, we had a big day in Khajuraho, touring some super sexy temples, and experiencing some amazing Ayurvedic massage therapy. The next morning, we were up at dark o’thirty, for an (optional) jeep safari tour in … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Thailand – Open Wide and Say Ahhhh!

Here is a link to my most recently published feature for Scuba Divimg Magazine (online). This gallery of wide angle images was taken on my January 2016 trip to Thailand. This was my third trip to dive in Thailand, and my first … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 5 – Sexy Temples & Buck Naked Rubs in the Indian Outback

As I mentioned in the first chapter of this saga, I have heard it opined that if you haven’t sh*t your pants, you haven’t really experienced India. The same may be true about taking a train in India, which although less … Continue reading

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A (True) Story – The Water’s Edge

It doesn’t matter who you are, the first time you put a regulator in your mouth and go under the water more than a snorkel length, every fibre of your being tells you that it is not a good thing.

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Pic of the Day – Sand Diver

As I beaver away on a new photo gallery and write up for Scubadiving Magazine about our recent trip to CoCo View Resort in Roatan, Honduras, I thought I’d continue to share a pic or two on the blog.

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 4 – Agra

On the road again, this time for the long drive from Jaipur to Agra – the site of the splendiferous Taj Mahal. This is the fourth chapter in this series. You will find the previous instalments here: Chapter 1 – … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Damselfish

A break from the India serial blogging. After the amazing adventure in India in February with the ladies, Mr G and I were very fortunate to travel to Roatan in Honduras in March, to join in on a large ‘reunion’ … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (& Nepal) – Part 3 – Worlds Colliding in Jaipur

So, we’ve left Delhi, and are now on the big bus for the long drive to Jaipur – the pink city. If you missed the previous India blogs, they are here: Part 1 – Just Say No to Delhi Belly … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (and Nepal) – Part 2 – Walking in Gandhi’s Footsteps

So, when I last left you dangling, we were all tucked into our beds in our very nice rooms at Le Meridien in central Delhi, sleeping off (with the help of some pharmaceuticals) the long and not very restful flight in … Continue reading

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A Passage in India (and Nepal) – Part 1 – Just Say No to Delhi Belly

So, a group of girls decide to take a trip to India. The group is three sisters and a friend, and the plan is to experience India as part of an organized tour, because, as anyone who has been to … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Going To The Cleaners

It’s been a busy whirl of travel over the past few months, and although I always have intentions to blog while I am enjoying these new experiences, somehow it never seems to happen. I did take a sh*tload of photos … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Hawaii 2-0

Here is a link to December’s gallery and short write up about diving off the west coast of the big island of Hawaii. You will find the article and image gallery here —-> Hawaii 2.0 – Images from the Big Island … Continue reading

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