Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Divers Behaving Badly

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, but finally we’re here. New home, new chapter…

Here is a link to June’s piece for Scuba Diving Magazine – all about naughty, thoughtless, careless divers.

And check out’s very much new and improved website!

Divers Behaving Badly

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 (, 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 All links to this work can be found in this blog.
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3 Responses to Scuba Diving Magazine Feature – Divers Behaving Badly

  1. Judith Robinson says:

    THANK YOU!! I only have the opportunity to dive once a year, and my recent experience was marred by bad behavior by other divers despite an exceptionally well-run dive operation. Your article highlights the problem behaviors that dive masters could and should review before entering the water. Reminders of my own potential for mistakes that have an impact on the environment and other divers are also appreciated for those of us who dive infrequently. I can’t imagine witnessing environmental damage day-after-day.

    • Judy G says:

      Hi Judith,

      Thank you for your great comment. I agree that it comes down to the dive operators and guides to set guidelines, and enforce them. To avoid doing so for fear of criticism (or lack of tip) is very short-sighted.

  2. Scubanomad says:

    I read in some country, the government even considers banning scuba diving exclusively in some area due to the damage divers cause. I think it is very important to educate new divers about the importance of marine conservations while enjoying scuba diving!

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