Chris Mitchell

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26th January 2009

My site, is a personal guide to scuba diving in South East Asia and Australia edited by me, Chris Mitchell, a freelance scuba journalist. I'm also a PADI Speciality Dive Instructor (#629614) although I don't do much instructing anymore. I'm currently based in Bangkok, Thailand.

I'm currently a Field Editor for Scuba Diver AustralAsia magazine and a regular contributor to Asian Diver magazine. I also contribute occasionally to USA dive magazines Scuba Diving and Sport Diver.
Besides Divehappy, I also edit, a website about travel in Thailand and South East Asia and, a long running UK books website.

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Chris Mitchell's activity

  1. July 2009
  2. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Diving Gunung Api: Volcano Of The Sea Snakes

    In a remote part of Indonesia's Banda Sea lies the still active volcano Gunung Api, or "Fire Mountain" - and below its lava-encrusted shoreline the volcano is home to hundreds of highly venomous sea snakes that hunt in packs and show little fear of human"

  3. April 2009
  4. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Diving on Phuket’s Coral Reef Squadron

    In November 2008 four World War II planes and six helicopters were sunk off Bang Tao beach in Phuket to create an artificial reef. We went and had a look..."

  5. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Cheap Scuba Diving In South East Asia

    Scuba diving is not the cheapest of sports to pursue, but if you're diving in Asia, there are plenty of great dive spots that won't break the bank to explore."

  6. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Where to See Manta Rays In Thailand

    Manta Rays are one of the most incredible encounters you can have while scuba diving. Here's where to go in Thailand to have the best chance of seeing them for yourself."

  7. March 2009
  8. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Thailand Diving - A Quick Guide

    Thailand is where I've lived on and off since 2004. The diving here is relatively cheap and great, particularly on the west coast in the Andaman Sea. Here is a quick overview of diving in Thailand to help you decide where to visit."

  9. February 2009
  10. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Burma Liveaboard Trip Report Part 2 - In Through The Out Door and High Rock

    This is Part 2 of my Burma diving liveaboard trip report in January 2009."

  11. January 2009
  12. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Are there Great White Sharks in Thailand?

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the water... it is. Rumours about there being great white sharks in Thailand are greatly exaggerated."

  13. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Whale Sharks in Thailand: Where to see them

    "Whale sharks are the biggest fish in the world, growing up to a staggering 15 metres in length. yet they are completely harmless to humans and one of the most amazing underwater sights for scuba divers in Thailand."

  14. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post The Best Dive Sites in Thailand

    Thailand has so many world class dive sites, it can be difficult deciding which ones to visit. Here's a quick overview to help you make your choice."

  15. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Raja Ampat to Triton Bay Liveaboard - Trip Report

    Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands have become one of the most famous places to go diving in all of Asia thanks to the area's pristine coral reefs and incredible diversity of marine life."

  16. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Ocean Rover Liveaboard: Sulawesi Trip Report, August 2008 - Part 1

    Ocean Rover is one of Asia's most famous diving liveboards, which has just relocated from Thailand to Indonesia under new management. I joined a 10 day trip around Sulawesi's Sangihe archipelago to see how the Ocean Rover is taking to its new home."

  17. Chris Mitchell wrote a blog post Burma Liveaboard Trip Report - MV Jazz January 2009 - Part 1

    This is my trip report of a Burma scuba diving liveaboard on the MV Jazz in January 2009."