5 Types of Diving You Can Do in the Philippines

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack My entire life right now revolves around traveling the world in search of the best dive locations. In fact, I am actively trying to experience and film all of the top 100 scuba diving locations in the world, one at a time, and as […] The post 5 Types…

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Reef Protection Comes First at Wakatobi Dive Resort

[See image gallery at scubadiverlife.com] Wakatobi Dive Resort is a legendary destination for most divers. Today we’ll discuss the establishment of the resort’s protected reef with Lorenz Mäder, founder of Wakatobi, and find out why safeguarding this environment is so important.    Who established the protected area and what parties were involved? Wakatobi founder Lorenz…

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Teaching Your Kids to Dive: PADI Junior Open Water Program

In the first two of our series on kids’ diving courses, we covered Bubblemaker and Seal Team, wherein participants must be at least eight years old. If your child is 10 or older and has shown interest in diving, the Discover Scuba Diving program may help them, and you, decide if they’re ready to pursue diving…

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Coral Biology: Part II

Now that we’ve covered the basics of what constitutes a coral and how to tell the difference between soft and hard varieties, we’ll delve deeper into hard-coral biology. If you aren’t sure exactly what constitutes a coral, refer to “Coral Identification: Part I” and then come back to this article. Small and Large Polyp Corals…

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Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2017

Since 1988 the Discovery Channel has been scheduling an annual, week long programming of shark related content. Falling in July or early August over the years it has gained in popularity to be the longest-running cable television event in history. The name? Shark Week. Not heard of it? As a […] The post Discovery Channel’s…

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Dive Site: Port Moresby’s Pacific Gas Wreck

The Pacific Gas wreck in Port Moresby is one of the area’s most popular sites. The useful life of the Pacific Gas, transporting liquefied gas north from Australia, ended ignominiously in 1980 when the tanker failed its annual survey. Government officials refused it a permit to operate in Papua New Guinea. Sensing a bargain, a…

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Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

Most divers have heard of Raja Ampat in Indonesia. In the heart of the Coral Triangle, the reefs here are bursting with biomass, from macro to mantas. Clouds of baitfish swarm healthy coral heads and turtles cruise the crystal-clear water. If scuba diving in Raja Ampat isn’t on your bucket list yet, it should be….

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What’s a Smack of Jellyfish?

Over 500 years ago, Dame Juliana Berners, a noblewoman and the prioress of the Sopwell Nunnery in England, published a collection of advice on fishing, hawking, hunting and heraldry. Named the “Book of St. Albans,” this curious volume also contained a trove of strange and humorous descriptions of noun groups. Some of these collective nouns…

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Time to Learn Some More – Becoming PADI Master Scuba Divers

By guest blogger Lowri James Becoming PADI Master Scuba divers with Cyprus Diving Adventures was something Oli and I were keen to achieve; not only do fewer than two percent of divers achieve this rating, but it would also coincide perfectly with becoming PADI Divemasters and enable us to gain […] The post Time to…

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