Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips is an award winning travel writer who now lives in Pembrokeshire after a decade abroad in Turkey and Mexico. She is a master diver and ocean nerd who will happily spend a week watching weed. Her website is www.kirazlivillage.com and you can find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KirazliKoy

For the Love of the Deep – The Psychology of the Deep Dive

I recently watched the video of Tanya Streeter’s 2002 record breaking 160m freedive. I saw her slide down into the deep in her brave silver fish suit. I saw...

Underwater Voyeurs – When Things Get Steamy Under The Sea

Witnessing the rare sight of sea animals mating under water can be an amazing thing to watch, but witnessing them is not without its risks.

The Wonder of Weed

Seaweed barely gets noticed by most divers; they are too busy looking out for the big toothy pelagics that make up their wish lists. But weed is wonderful and...

Political Commentary in the Deep – The Art of Jason deCaires Taylor

The waters off Isla Mujeres were cloudy that November day.  The first North wind of the season had closed the port for two days previously and when I dived...

Top 10 Specialty Dive Trips – Part 2

The Top 10 specialty dive trips - Part 2 - from photographing crocodiles at the Chinchorro Banks Quintanta Roo to black water diving in Palau.
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Latest Posts

Body Of Diver Andy Phillips Recovered

The body of Andy Phillips, a British dive professional who called Utila, Honduras home for nearly two decades, has been found.

DiveSoft Unveils SOLO Helium Analyzer

If you're a technical diver that uses nitrox and trimix mixtures, you may want to check out Czech company DiveSoft's new SOLO helium analyzer.

Fifteen Percent Of Ocean Floor Now Mapped

You know the old saying that we know more about the surface of the Earth's moon and planet Mars than the Earth's ocean floor? Well, the latter is slowly but surely getting mapped.

Poland’s Agnieszka Kalska Sets New AIDA Pool Freediving World Record

Poland's Agnieszka Kalska set a new AIDA Women's World Record this past weekend at the Polish Freediving Pool Championships.

5 Reasons You Should Go On A Freediving Liveaboard

Find out why a freediving liveaboard should be your next vacation destination