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.

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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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Black Magic Mantas

Here is a link to my most recent contribution to the magazine – this one a photo gallery and description of the magical manta night dive in Kona, Hawaii. You will find the article here —-> Black Magic Manta Diving

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Wild & Woolly – An Irish Adventure

With the prospect of only 3 days to get our first taste of Ireland, we arrived in Dublin, picked up a rental car, plugged our Galway area hotel address into the handy dandy (do not attempt to drive in Ireland … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Gone With The Wind

Here is a link to a recent piece (and short video) that describes some wild and wooly current dives I’ve done, as well as some strategies for managing diving in big currents. You’ll find the article and video here —–> Gone … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Palau

Where do the months go? I’ve recently returned from a dive trip to the Big Island of Hawaii, and have been bagging a few cold water shore dives closer to home, but have been neglecting the blog, bigtime. One of … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Divers Behaving Badly

The months continue to gallop by and the blogging has taken a back seat to other more pressing concerns – like finishing building a house, moving into it, and selling the old house. It’s been a wild, busy, crazy ride, … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Wonderful Wakatobi

I am still playing catch up with linking my most recent publications ;^). This link will bring me up to date, and I will endeavour to link recent work on a more timely basis. The topic of my next article … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – The Great Pretenders

I am woefully behind in linking my recent work for Scuba Diving Magazine. So here is a link to March’s piece – all about underwater animals that are great at camouflage… Masters of Disguise

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Palau BFF

Back from Germany, and back at my laptop. I traveled to Germany with just an iPad (and iPhone for camera – data roaming is stupid expensive, so I kept it in airplane mode for the duration). The iPhone camera pretty … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

So here I find myself in Germany once again. Mr G has business here, and a couple of times a year, for board meeting weeks when other wives/spouses are included, I make the trek with him. In past blogs I … Continue reading

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Post Palau Ponderings

 I returned last week from a 10 day trip to Palau. It was Mr G’s and my first visit to this diver mecca. We enjoyed three days on land at the beginning of the trip, diving two of those days … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – In Plain Sight

I am working today on this month’s piece for Scuba Diving Magazine and thought I’d take a quick break to blurt a blog and share another shot from the Philippines trip – the library of images through which I am … Continue reading

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