Bonnie Waycott

Bonnie is a freelance translator and narrator who was born in the UK and lived in Japan for five years as a child. Her interest in marine life began when her father taught her how to snorkel on Sado Island near her mother's hometown in Niigata. She became a certified diver four years ago in New Caledonia, and has been exploring Japan's waters ever since. Her blog, Rising Bubbles, is a comprehensive guide to scuba diving in Japan and also contains articles on marine-related news and events. When she's out of the water she loves running, yoga and the odd yakitori or three!

Articles By Bonnie

Sea and Snow: Outdoor Fun with Tokyo Snow Club

Despite its very wintery sounding name, Tokyo Snow Club (TSC) is an outdoor event-oriented group that offers a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the...

August 11, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Scuba Diving Excursions with Discovery Divers Tokyo

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to head to the beach or even better, into the water. Japan is surrounded by...

July 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Fascinating Underwater Topography of Miyakojima

Some divers prefer to take it easy, cruising over carpets of coral and taking in the colorful scenery and tropical fish while the sunlight penetrates...

April 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Rich Land, History and Culture in the Oki Islands

Spectacular views, horses and cows grazing in the distance, fascinating rock formations and delicious seafood are just some of the things you can find on...

February 6, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

The Oki Islands: Diving into the Sea of Japan

Enter the underwater realm of the Sea of Japan and you are sure to notice certain things. First, there is the environment that surrounds you,...

January 8, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Kansai Diving: Exploring The Waters Off Wakayama

If you're curious about diving in Kansai, you might want to check out the southern curve of Wakayama prefecture. Kushimoto is a scene of fishing...

September 11, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Volunteer Divers Help with Underwater Recovery in Tohoku

More than three years have passed since the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, but hardly a day goes by without some mention of the disaster....

June 4, 2014 | Lifestyle

Exploring the New Brisbane

Sandwiched between the Sunshine Coast up north and the Gold Coast down south, Brisbane has long been a stopover for visitors en route to the...

May 8, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Tokunoshima: Where Turtles Swim and Whales Sing

At first glance, Tokunoshima seems to have been left to do its own thing, neglected by tourists seduced by the crystal clear seas of the...

April 10, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Ishigaki Island: Diving and More

Just three and a half hours away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo is a quiet, peaceful world of stunning beaches and excellent dive...

February 6, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle