Thank you to Georgie Bull for coming to see Aquamarine Medicals for her HSE Diving Medical and writing this blog for us. Georgie is the British and Irish Underwater Photography Champion 2020 and is currently doing a degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology at Plymouth University.
It’s no secret that conditions along the British Isles are highly variable and megafauna sightings are few and far between. But if you ask someone why they enjoy diving on the South Coast, they’ll often detail the beauty and diversity of life found here. Yet the idea that UK waters are somewhat devoid of life persists amongst those uninitiated to its glory.
Since starting my degree at the University of Plymouth, I’ve been lucky enough to explore a range of underwater habitats around Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall. I’ve fallen in love with the colours, the characters, and escapism of local diving. In part this is because I am a marine biologist and enjoy observing marine life in situ, but a large part of my enjoyment comes from taking pictures of what I see and sharing them with others.