Author Katt Andryskova

My journey to Scuba diving began on the Great Barrier Reef at the age of 13. Coming from the landlocked countries of Czech Republic and Switzerland never quelled my passion for the sea. As soon as I turned 18 I quickly received my Divemaster and Instructor and have been teaching ever since. In this nine year journey I witnessed many Coral Reefs suffering damage from anchors, rubbish, bleaching and algal overgrowth. This spurred me onto raising awareness about the health of our oceans and our dependence on them. Now I use my knowledge about the underwater world, love for conservation and excitement of meeting new people to promote projects.

Sharks have gotten themselves a nasty reputation from JAWS and the rare, although heavily publicised bites that happen along the coasts. Despite the amount of fear spread through out mainstream media and film, diving with sharks has grown to be an incredibly profitable industry. Just in the Bahamas, diving with sharks brings in over $113 million USD. Photos of the Bahamas sharks have dominated my Instagram and facebook for several years, so when I had the opportunity to travel there I knew that they were a must do on the itinerary. Stuart Cove Dive is the dive shop that comes…

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“Where is your favourite place in the world to dive?” Is a question I get asked on almost a daily basis. “Brisbane”. My answer generally surprises people. “Brisbane??” But yes, scuba diving in Brisbane has been the absolute best scuba diving of my life. I have dived in Thailand, Finland, Philippines, Vanuatu, Cambodia and all around Australia, but the dive sites around North Stradbroke Island surpass anything else. Summer time brings 27 degree water and manta rays, Leopard sharks to create a spectacularly filled dive site with divers not knowing where to turn. While in winter time, Grey Nurse sharks…

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