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 – Confession of Obsession

Okay, I’ll confess – I think I have a (slightly) obsessive personality. Fortunately, the stuff I tend to obsess over is generally pretty positive. I don’t obsess about my weight, our kids, money, cleanliness, nor, the biggie these days – … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Yawning Napoleon Snake Eel

Man, two image blogs in a week? I am on a roll ;^) This is another shot I captured last Fall in the Philippines. On this part of the trip, we were still doing some land-based muck diving out of … Continue reading

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Pic of the Day – Neon Nudibranch

Well, here I am again, after a very long hiatus from blogging. Last week I posted a link to a piece I wrote about a trip to the Philippines, which was just published in Scuba Diving Magazine. I had to … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine – A Taste of the Philippines

Here is a link to February’s submission for Scuba Diving Magazine. In this piece I review the Atlantis Dumaguete Resort, as well as the Atlantis Azores live aboard, and share some information and images from what was a great trip. … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – All About, er, Me…

At the beginning of January, the editors at Scuba Diving Magazine tasked me with curating my library of images and pulling out a dozen or so of my favourites. In addition, they wanted me to give them some background about … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Oh Baby!

I am very behind in blogging my Scuba Diving Magazine monthly features. In fact, I am very behind in blogging. Period. My bad. This past year has been a wild and crazy journey in building a house. It has kept … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – We Are Family – Anemonefish Gallery

The months fly by… Here is November’s submission for Scuba Diving Magazine. I love these expressive little fish, but they are tough to shoot! The essay accompanying the gallery shares some information about these fascinating creatures. We Are Family – … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Spooky Eels

Here is a link to my October submission for Scuba Diving Magazine – this one featuring a variety of eels – some of them spooky enough for Hallowe’en 🙂 Spooky Eels from Around the World

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – School Daze

Here is a link to September’s contribution to Scuba Diving Magazine – this photo essay is all about the thrill of diving with big schools of fish. You’ll find it here —> School Daze

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Looking for Mr. Little

Here is a link to my August instalment for Scuba Diving Magazine. This photo essay is all about slowing down on your dive to look for the little stuff. I offer tips on how, where and what to look for, … Continue reading

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Photo Essay – A London River Walk

It’s been a while since I cooked up a juicy blog post, but with a small gallery of iPhone images sitting in the hopper on my desktop, a complete dearth of diving over the past many months, and a rainy … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Terrible Beauty

Here is a link to July’s instalment for Scuba Diving Magazine – it is all about some of the beautiful, but highly venomous, creatures that can be seen while scuba diving. Terrible Beauty

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Throw Back Thursday – Hitting the G Spot

Thursdays seem to have become the day for dredging up images from the past. This past week I had a query from my cousin in New Zealand about the Galapagos, which he hopes to visit (and dive) next summer. In … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature: Where in the World is Wallace?

Here is a link to June’s instalment – this one all about the Wallace Line – an imaginary boundary that runs through southeast Asia that divides Asian and Australian ecosystems, and introduces some hybrid species in the process. You’ll find … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature: Meeting Mr. Big

Here is May’s Scuba Diving Magazine’s photo essay – this one all about the thrill of diving with big animals… You’ll find the essay and gallery by following this link: Meeting Mr. Big

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature: Cozumel Critters

Here’s a link to my April contribution to Scuba Diving Magazine – a gallery of some of the stuff that can commonly be spotted on the beautiful reefs of Cozumel island, on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Cozumel Critters

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature: Cold Water Rocks!

A little late in getting this post up, but here is a link to my March photo essay for Scuba Diving magazine – it’s all about the bodacious diving we have here in Brrrrrrrrrritish Columbia… Cold Water Rocks!

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Scuba Diving Magazine Features: Liberty Wreck (Bali) & Diving With The Kids

I have been super busy over the past few months with a big domestic project, which I hopefully will find some time to blog about in the coming months. Suffice to say for now that we are building the dream … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia

Wakatobi had been on my wishlist for many years – spoken of (and written about) with reverence, and illustrated by the images of some top tier photographers, I had heard it  described as the “nicest dive resort in the world, … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Komodo

Just published – a photo feature of mine about diving in Komodo National Park, in Indonesia. You’ll find it here —> Diving Indonesia’s Komodo National Park I have also photo-blogged extensively about diving and land touring in Komodo. You will … Continue reading

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