Night Diving With Kids

My husband loves night dives, so it’s no surprise that our son, Joseph, wanted to go night diving right away. But night diving with kids offers unique challenges for parents. Consider these factors and additional risks before taking your child on a night dive. Conditions Conditions should be ideal, especially for a new or young…

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7 Species of Sharks You Should Get to Know

Over-fishing is driving sharks to the brink of extinction. In fact, many populations have seen a decline of up to 80%. Healthy oceans depend on healthy shark populations because they keep the marine food change in balance. Sharks grow slowly and produce few young – meaning they are incredibly vulnerable. The […] The post 7 Species…

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Dive Site: Barracuda Point, Sipadan

Ever since Jacques Cousteau described the reef encircling Palau Sipadan as an “untouched piece of art,” divers have flocked there to experience its overwhelming diversity of marine life for themselves. Those divers know that any trip to Sipadan isn’t complete without at least one dive at Barracuda Point. Barracuda Point is the exception that proves…

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Right Whale Sightings at an All-Time Low

Scientists and volunteers conducting surveys of North Atlantic right whales off the Florida coast have seen a significant decline in right whale numbers this winter. They have seen only four adults and three calves so far. With a whale population of over 500, these sightings are the lowest since surveys began. A meeting in Massachusetts…

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PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are excited to announce that PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017 will officially be held on July 15th!  Women’s Dive Day is an initiative aimed at closing the unnecessary gender gap that currently exists within the diving community. We invite women from all over the […] The post PADI Women’s…

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Immerse Yourself in the Adventuresome Spirit of Cayman Brac

  Dive Map Dive Cayman Brac The relaxed, tropical style and multitude of easily accessible shore sites makes Cayman Brac a beloved dive destination for underwater enthusiasts around the world. The small island, only 12 miles long and 1.2 miles wide, offers 65 dive sites for you to explore. Whether you’re a novice experiencing scuba…

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Diving on the Pelagian

Divers no longer need an expedition vessel to explore some of the most pristine reefs in the Indian Ocean. They can now hop on Wakatobi Resort’s direct charter flights from Bali to enjoy five-star comforts and easy access to the premier diving in the Wakatobi islands. And as an added attraction, there are cruises aboard…

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Photographer Spotlight: Michaela Skovranova

Michaela Skovranova is an Australian-based filmmaker, photographer, director and Olympus Visionary. You won’t find many bright colors in her desaturated underwater photos. But the images are full of emotion, drama and respect for the duality between beauty and the ocean’s raw power. Originally from Slovakia, Skovranova moved to Australia where her focus shifted to documentary and…

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Port Moresby for Beginners

If you take all the reports at face value, you’re taking your life into your hands if you walk outside in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. While it can be a dangerous city, Port Moresby is not nearly as bad as the tabloid media paint it. If you’re considering a trip to PNG, don’t let Port…

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Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism

This World Wildlife Day, March 3, Project AWARE, WWF and The Manta Trust are pleased to release Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice, the world’s first-ever guidelines for shark and ray tourism operators. The Guide aims to provide practical, science-based guidance to help tourism operators, NGOs and local communities develop and…

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