Health and Beauty, Scuba Diving

The Beach Edit: The Products I Use After Scuba Diving

If you’ve read the title of this, I’ll be amazed if you decide to read on. So let me explain. You can thank the lovely Katie at Turn Loose the Swans for giving me the idea to do this post. She asked me what products I use post diving, as she needed some advice as to what products are best to be used after going to the beach. When I’m diving, I’m spending up to 50 minutes under water in salt-water lochs, and to top it off, I’m pulling my hair under a tight, neoprene hood and pressing a secure mask over my face and nose. The little areas of my face left exposed have to endure some pretty cold water. I’m also outside all day in all weather conditions so as far as extremes go, I’m pretty much the pinpoint! It takes a lot to avoid damaging my skin and hair, and so certain products must be used! So, although most of you may not be going to absolute extremes like I do, this may help you to keep your hair and skin in top shape after a full day of sand and seawater!… Read More The Beach Edit: The Products I Use After Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving, Travel

Scuba Diving on the West Coast of Scotland: I <3 Oban

Although this post will be mostly centered on my diving experiences, I have to recommend Oban as a travel destination. If you want to visit Scotland but don’t fancy a city break, Oban is the perfect spot. It’s really close to Glasgow and Stirling, and has excellent travel links. It’s small enough to feel quaint, but big enough to have decent shops within walking distance of the central hotels. It’s surrounded by loads of things to do and see, including the castles Dunstaffnage and Dunollie, and the harbour has regular sailings to the Isles of Mull, Colonsay, Coll and Tiree. It’s also the watersports capital of Scotland, and if you’re a qualified cold water diver who’s never dived here, I can’t recommend it enough!… Read More Scuba Diving on the West Coast of Scotland: I