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Diving in Koh Tao and a short trip down the Khao San Road

After all the hullabaloo that ensued after two members of our team of four pulled out, RJ and I proceeded ahead with the diving trip in between a short hi-jink to Bangkok and it’s neighboring villas and towns. Armed with my trusty old Wetsuit, Nikon W300, Passport and the other shenanigans often found in travelers kits, I set out to chart the depths and go diving in Koh Tao and…

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How to Touch-Up your Underwater Photography using Adobe Photoshop

Amazed by the beautiful photos taken by the professional underwater photographers, I dived into purchasing my first underwater camera close to two years ago. A very basic but sturdy Nikon W300. Little did I know back then, that post-processing is to Underwater Photography, what make-up artists are to actors! Back in the Day Back in the latter half of the previous decade, I would spend much of my time processing…

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From Bridge to Business School

The Problem with dreams is that most people leave them to be just that – dreams. It is another irony of sorts that many people drift along the tides of life – only to declare their first found profession as their childhood passion. I can vividly recall the day I decided that I would become a pilot. I was standing in the Mumbai Airport aisle, marveling at the difference in…

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We Will Rock You

From over the Waves and Far Away….. 1330 hrs, Byculla, Near Mazagaon Docks – From the hulking and hallowed silhouette of the famous educational institute known as St. Mary’s ICSE, and affectionately as Mary’s, emanated a thunderous sound with the kind of synchronicity oft associated with the famous rock bands from historic locales such as England. To the unassuming vendor hawking his wares of golas and sweets, the stomp-stomp-clap didn’t…

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Rescuing the ‘Rescue’ – Why Reality Checks trump Check Dives

Buzzing from the nice sleep and tasty fare served up at the Temple Cookhouse, we boarded the dive boat. The dive briefings, barring some confusion over compass headings, were satisfactory. We were to dive the Pirate’s Booty at 24m depth first. The conditions were quite fair, at 26 degrees Celsius and overcast skies. Expected visibility was 3-5 meters below surface. My friend WKJ and a rescue diver named MOLAN would…

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Last Dives of 2018

Last Dives of 2018 & touching up my UW Photography Skills

Bringing In the New with the Old A fortnight ago I mentioned about the the plans to dive Pondicherry sometime towards the end of this year. In particular I am interested in the Temple Reef dive site. It’s an artificial reef, created by Temple Adventures themselves, and while I’ve had the privilege to dive it before, I never really dove deeper into it. This time around, i’m actually looking forward to…

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