SeaLife Introduces Super Macro Lens

  SeaLife, maker of the new DC2000 underwater camera, is introducing a new Super Macro lens that allows for shooting distance as close as 1.5” (3.8 cm) with the SeaLife DC2000. Without the macro lens, the DC2000’s auto focus lens can shoot as close as 4” (10.15 cm). Gaining that extra close-up shooting distance allows…

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Want to Get Your PADI in Mongolia? Now You Can!

For most of the 20th century, Mongolia was sealed off from the world. Now, it’s very much open and worth a trip. Mongolia is an outdoor lover’s paradise with opportunities to hike, camp, horse trek and now with the first PADI Dive Shop, Great Sea Resort, you can get PADI certified […] The post Want to…

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Can Cartoons Change Peoples’ Misconceptions About Sharks?

Scuba divers may know how incredible sharks are, but many people see sharks only as food or as blood-thirsty, vicious killers. There’s one shark-tivist (shark activist) out there who’s delighting scuba divers and scientists alike with cartoons, while also helping change people’s misconceptions about sharks. Meet Anju Sabu, the artist for “Oh, Dakuwaqa!,” a series…

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Marine Species: Know Your Ray Species

“Did you see that marble ray?” “You mean the stingray?” There are quite a few ray species and some of them look quite similar, so it’s easy to be unsure of what you’re looking at. Names can also vary from one area to another. Here we’ll look at some of the most famous species and…

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Dive Site: Capernwray Quarry

In lovely rural Lancashire, in northwest England, is Capernwray Quarry, flooded for divers’ and snorkelers’ enjoyment. The quarry has become famous throughout the United Kingdom for its pristine waters and unusual variety of life. With a myriad of sunken crafts, such as a twin-engine jet aircraft and a WWII minesweeper, the maximum depth of the…

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Macro Critters of the Philippines

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Justin Carmack I’ve made my career based around scuba diving and filming some of the best locations to show the world, and there is just certain locations I always migrate back to. The Philippines is one of those places, just from the sheer amazing-ness of the […] The post Macro Critters…

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Marine Species: Splendid Toadfish

There are many reasons to dive Cozumel — healthy coral, easy, fun drift dives, after-dive margaritas. But a chance to spot the endemic splendid toadfish is one of the most compelling. What is a splendid toadfish? Starting in the early 1980s, a certain set of car enthusiasts began attaching LED lights to the chassis of…

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Scuba Diving: Sport or Leisure Activity?

By guest blogger, Alexandra Dimitriou Scuba diving is fun. Scuba diving is exciting. Scuba diving makes you stronger. Scuba diving makes you happier. But is it a sport if it’s so much fun? What’s the difference between a sport and a leisure activity anyway and why does there have to […] The post Scuba Diving:…

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Solomon Islands Second Annual Dive Fest 2017

 To celebrate the magnificent diving the Solomon Islands offers the international dive community, the second annual Solomon Dive Fest 2017 will take place in the country’s Western Province from October 2-7, 2017.  This year will mark the 75th anniversary of the battle for Guadalcanal and the event will hold even greater significance for the people…

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