Dan

Dan

UNDEFINED AUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Growing up in New Zealand, Dan was drawn to the sea at a young age. He began snorkelling at the age of 5 and wanted to spend as much time under the water as possible. At 16 he became an Open Water Diver and has been diving ever since. Since he picked up an underwater camera he has never looked back, scuba diving and freediving all over New Zealand and the South Pacific, with a passion for photographing marine mega fauna such as whales and sharks!
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Easing back into scuba diving

by Dan - 12th October 2021
At last, I'm back! I'm sure it's the same for many of you, the lockdown has been incredibly tough. Days,…
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Whale Memories

by Dan - 19th August 2021
About this time every year, humpback whales travel from Antarctica to the warm waters of the Pacific to calve. Sadly,…
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Dan’s Guide To The Perfect Underwater Selfie

by Dan - 15th February 2021
Social media has taken over many people's lives and, as a result, selfies or self portraits are part of our…
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Dan’s Dive Destinations: Shark Diving

by Dan - 31st December 2020
Diving with sharks in Fiji In my opinion, every single person should experience a shark dive just once. It can…
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Dan’s Dive Destinations: Beqa Lagoon (Fiji)

by Dan - 12th October 2020
With a population of around 900,000, the stunning tropical islands of Fiji (all 332 of them) are home to the most…
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Motivation For Winter Diving

by Dan - 24th August 2020
Winter. Is. Here. Any diver dreads these 3 words, especially if you live in a colder climate. New Zealand, although…
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Dan’s Dive Destinations: Niue

by Dan - 14th August 2020
2400km northeast of New Zealand lies a large coral atoll, only 65 kilometres in circumference and with its highest point…
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Dan’s Dive Destinations: Marlborough Sounds (NZ)

by Dan - 4th August 2020
Located at the north eastern point of the South Island and making up 150km or ⅕ of New Zealand's coastline,…
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My Knight in Silver Armour

by Dan - 19th June 2020
Coming from a freediving background, my peers were always disapproving of my fascination with scuba diving. When I suggested they…
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A Windy Day in Paradise

by Dan - 22nd May 2020
Here's the worst case scenario. You've planned a brilliant dive holiday to the dive destination of your dreams. You have…
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Night Time On The Reef

by Dan - 12th May 2020
Lagoon comes from the Italian word 'laguna' meaning pond or lake. Like the name suggests, a lagoon is generally a…
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Becoming a freedive instructor

by Dan - 1st April 2020
Freediving is an amazing feeling, some say that it's as close as you can get to flying, some liken it…
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Clowning around in Tahiti

by Dan - 13th December 2019
Tahiti is an incredible place famous for its sharks, whales and great diving. One of my goals for this trip…
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Destination New Zealand: Goat Island, Auckland

by Dan - 8th November 2019
New Zealand is a destination full of exciting diving; from the deep fiords of the south island to the subtropical…
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Introducing Dan

by Dan - 16th May 2019
Kia ora! (Hello) My name is Dan and I am an underwater photographer and proud Mares Ambassador from Auckland, New…
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The Islands Of Tahiti: A Whale’s Paradise

by Dan - 6th May 2019
When someone mentions Tahiti, incredible sunsets and sipping cocktails whilst relaxing on over water bungalows comes to mind. Located in…