“The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau 1910-1997

I welcome you to my blog all about Scuba Diving and the Underwater World!

My name is Madeline Anderson, I am 16 years old and live in the Midlands, UK (as far away from the sea you can get on our island). I have been a diver since I was 12 years old; at 14 I became a PADI Master Scuba Diver and founded this blog. Now, at 16, I’ve just passed my ISE Sidemount course at Gozo Technical Divers and am looking forward to furthering my diving skills and knowledge in the weeks, months and years to come!

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In March I won the National Science and Engineering Prize for my project “The Effects of Nitrogen on the Body under Pressure”. And have recently just received my GCSE results, now I commence studying for my ALevels. I will be taking Biology, Physics and Maths to A2 level and Photography as an ASLevel. I have chosen my subjects because I enjoy them and also because they are the subjects I need to go to university to study Marine Biology!

I will be researching and writing blogs on various diving topics including: how to improve diving techniques; the history of diving; and life beneath the sea. Feel free to leave comments, ask me questions or email me at diverswhowanttolearnmore@gmail.com

Happy Bubbling!

48 responses to “About

  1. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Madeline…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Miss my diving days, a duff ear stopped me going below 4 metres 10 years back… boring 😦

    Have a great old day…


    • Thank you for following me Uncle Spike, I really enjoy all your posts and as you may well see through my blog Turkey has a special place in my heart with many of my friends living, working and diving there.

      I will let you know and you are always welcome to offer any advice or suggestions on my blog just let me know in the comments.

      It’s such a shame to hear about your ear, when I first started diving I found it difficult to equalise my ears and I know how annoying it can be.

      Enjoy the rest of your day

  2. Hi Madeline,
    Glad you stopped by my blog and decided to follow me. I also love diving but don’t have any decent underwater shots. So far, I’ve only had throwaway UW cameras and they aren’t much good.
    I like your blog and hope to see more great posts from undersea. 😉

    • Thank you for visiting Jill, Since this year I had a proper camera with housing so I have many more pictures from this summer just waiting for an opportunity to pop up on this page.
      Keep diving 🙂

  3. Loved this site and the archive posts. Think i’m hooked on Scuba Diving now. Lively, informative and entertaining posts. Great tone. I’ve signed in for up dates.

    • Thank you for visiting my blog Mrs C,I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy whats coming up in the near future 🙂

  4. Hey Navigator,
    Where to start? I became lost with the lions in Serengeti and your poem ‘the Castaway’ left me wanting more… Before I knew it I was following you 🙂
    Have a good day.

  5. Hi Madeline, Love the back round on your blog! I came across your post through a comment in OM’s blog 🙂

    I can’t say I have done any Deep sea or even Scuba Diving for that matter. I’ve snorkled on the Great Barrier Reef though – Wonderful experience

    • Hi Lou,
      I really appreciate you stopping by and very happy you found me via OM!
      I’m sure the Great Barrier Reef was an absolutely wonderful place to snorkel, its definitely on my bucket list to dive!
      Thank you so much for the follow, it means a lot.
      Have a good day

  6. A very interesting blog Madeline – I have never dived but would really love to when I have the opportunity. Thanks too for stopping by my blog and the like.

  7. Nice, nice, nice! I was working as a dice instructor for quite some years and it’s great to see a blog like this!

  8. Thanks for following my blog pillsandpillowtalk, Madeline, and now I’ve just discovered yours and the amazing world of diving. It’s all new to this land-lubber.

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  10. Hi, I just bumped into your blog and it’s amazing! I love the underwater world too. Looking forward to following your posts. Irene 🙂

    • Hey Irene, thanks for following and taking the time to stop by. I just had a look trough your blog and your pictures are beautiful! So much colour! 🙂

      • My pleasure – and thank you for checking out my blog too 🙂

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  13. Hi Madeline! I’ve just entered the world of WordPress and came across your blog 🙂 Looking forward to reading it! I’m a Master Scuba Diver from South Africa and will be posting about some of our beautiful dive sites.

    • Hey Emma! Thank you for following my blog and taking the time to comment! I have never dived in South Africa so will be looking forward to your posts! Thanks for stopping by 😀

  14. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Gede! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop over, I too have a lot to learn especially about diving, I wanted to use this blog to help myself to learn and also have it as a tool for others to learn as well! My best wishes to you 😀

  15. Hi Madeline, Im happy that you found me, so now I met your blog!! I looove it, and Im sure I will enjoy a lot reading your stories about diving, one of my greatest passions 😀

    • Thank you so much for the follow! I was so happy to find your blog and I can’t wait to read more of your posts about your travelling! 😀

      • Thank you dear!! Im also really happy to have found yours… even mentioned to my hubby that you write very interesting posts about diving… and as we both are divers Im sure I will be very often on your blog 😀

      • I’m very touched! Thank you! I will keep an eye on your blog too, you have been to some amazing places! Marsa Alam definitely included 😛

    • Thank you very much for your kind comment! I’m really interested in reading more of your posts, but thank you for the follow! 🙂

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