SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)
Issue 252 - June 2021
Welcome to SCUBA News - thank you for subscribing. This month we interview diving author Kris Mears. Plus the diving destinations considered more covid safe.
The UK has published its new "Green List" of countries where foreign travel is allowed without the need to quarantine on return. Many of these are islands and great diving destinations.
Some of them might surprise you.
Kris Mears is author of Confessions of a Divemaster
What prompted you to write the book?
Over the years, when telling my friends about my adventures they always said "Kris, you should write a book" so I thought I'd give it a try.
Which writers have influenced you?
I enjoyed reading books by Bill Bryson while traveling but I really love the fish ID books by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach.
Do you have a favourite dive site and why?
Anywhere that you haven't yet dived but would like to?
If you could dive with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would love to dive with my Mum, but she hates the water though.
Kris Mears is currently living in the Philippines, working as the international sales manager for Scandi divers resort in Puerto Galera. He is married to Beverly with two kids Hannah and Max, aged 7 and 4. He was born in South Wales but has been working in the dive industry since 2008. He's an underwater videographer under Scuba Sheep Productions brand. He is currently working on Confessions of a Divemaster 2, which he hopes to be ready by December 2021.
You can buy Confessions of a Divemaster from Amazon in Kindle (free!) or paperback (£12.99) format.
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