Diving into Hell’s Gate with PADI AmbassaDiver Gemma Smith

After sharing this draw-dropping photo of PADI AmbassaDiver™ Gemma Smith diving into ‘Hell’s Gate’ in Ojamo mine, Finland, we knew we had to find out a bit more about the unique dive location it was taken in… Hi Gemma, can you tell us a bit about the mine? Ojamo mine, […] The post Diving into…

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Underwater Videography for Beginners

Underwater videography for beginners Knowing where to start when it comes to underwater videography can be intimidating for the novice shooter. But you needn’t invest thousands of dollars in your gear to get some fantastic footage. Underwater videographer Alex Finden walks us through the steps of underwater videography for beginners. Guest post by Alexander Finden…

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Photographer Spotlight: Matt Smith

In an ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we sit down with Matt Smith. Tell us a little about yourself. I’m U.K. born and bred. After emigrating to Australia in 2007 to further my photography career, I’m now based in Stanwell Park, NSW. I fell in love with the Pacific…

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How to Make Underwater Bubble Rings

We’ve all seen someone casually making bubble rings with their hands while whiling away time on a safety stop. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make underwater bubble rings for yourself, here are a few easy tips and tutorial video. Tips for making underwater bubble rings Get in a vertical position If you’re…

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Swimwear Recycled from the Sea

  Wear something that is good for the ocean. Fourth Element has introduced subtle imagery and exciting new designs with the eagerly awaited OceanPositive 2017 Swimwear collection, made using recycled “ghost” fishing nets. Ghost fishing nets have been lost or abandoned at sea, and continue to catch wildlife, ensnaring and killing them, or end up…

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Top Dive Sites in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Have you ever been interested in scuba diving in Jamaica? Ocho Rios, or Ochi, is located on the beautiful North East side of the island, in the parish of St. Ann, and is situated near the Jamaican Blue Mountains – and is a thriving tourist area with a beautiful underwater […] The post Top Dive…

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Journalist Missing When Danish Submarine Sinks

It has all the makings of a Clive Cussler thriller. There’s a visionary inventor, a sunken sub, a missing reporter — and lots of unanswered questions. But this isn’t a mystery novel. A Danish submarine, one of the world’s few privately owned vessels, sank south of Copenhagen, possibly with Swedish journalist Kim Wall onboard. The…

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Meet Coral Communicator Nicole Helgason

Written by guest blogger, Nicole Helgason Hello! My name is Nicole Helgason and I am excited to start writing as a coral communicator for PADI. Since this is my very first article, I thought I would take a second to introduce myself before we dive into everything coral reef. I […] The post Meet Coral…

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Autopsy Reveals Cause of Rob Stewart’s Death

In January the oceans lost a true champion. Rob Stewart, the Canadian filmmaker who became famous for his documentary “Sharkwater,” died while filming “Sharkwater Extinction” at the Queen of Nassau wreck off the coast of Islamorada. Stewart, 37, was diving to 229 feet (70 m) on his third dive of the day. Accompanying him was dive organizer…

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