Marine Species: Monkfish

The monkfish, also known in various parts of the world as the anglerfish, is one of the ocean’s most fearsome looking species and also one of its most enigmatic. Monkfish live in the deeper reaches of the Atlantic, usually above depths of 3,300 feet (1000 m). Monkfish prefer colder waters and are opportunistic feeders predating…

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Gili Islands and Lombok, Indonesia Open for Diving

  Sunday August 5th, 2018 changed lives. In Lombok a large earthquake and many aftershocks rocked the area impacting not only Lombok but Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. Hundreds of thousands of people, particularly in North Lombok lost their homes and businesses. The immediate reaction we saw from […] The post Gili Islands…

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Famous Female Divers: Valerie Taylor

Men may outnumber women in the scuba-diving community, but what we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. This series examines the remarkable achievements of famous female divers and the contributions that they’ve made to numerous fields, including science, technology and conservation. We begin with Valerie Taylor. Valerie Taylor Valerie Taylor was born…

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Raising Awareness through Underwater Art

There are many ways that we can raise awareness of the issues facing the environment. The other week we focused on a duo of filmmakers using their passion and skill in the film industry to highlight plastic pollution in Britain. This week we’ve spoken to Hussain Ihfal, a talented artist […] The post Raising Awareness…

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Keeping Color in Your Underwater Images

Like all types of art, underwater photography is subjective. Some like the natural blue tones found in ambient or natural light photography. In contrast, others prefer bringing out the amazing colors found on delicate soft corals and sponges illuminated by artificial light. Whatever your preference, understanding how best to achieve your desired outcome will save…

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Buying Tech Diving Equipment: What, When and How

Buying new dive gear is exciting for any diver, no matter their certification level. It’s no different for new techies but buying tech diving equipment can be a bit bewildering. Here’s our guide on what to buy and when. Before certification The journey into technical diving starts like that into recreational diving — with a…

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Must-Dive Sites in Colombia

Written by Pia Venegas Colombia itself is a country full of nature, paradisiacal islands and people that are very friendly, a perfect place to enjoy a diving vacation. Although it is true that topside Colombia is very impressive and has many things to discover, the underwater world is really what […] The post Must-Dive Sites…

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Best Wreck Diving in the United States

In the second of our six-part series on the world’s most dive-able wrecks we’re highlighting the best wreck diving in the United States. (Check out Asia’s best wrecks here). For those with proper certification, wreck diving can offer a window into history. Interior spaces are often eerie and mysterious, sometimes dark and gloomy, and always…

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Coming Together for a Cause: AWARE Week 2018

With AWARE Week quickly approaching, the dive community is coming together to make sure this movement makes waves around the globe. A collaboration between PADI® and Project AWARE®, the week of activities aims at spreading the message of conservation and heightened awareness around marine life protection. From 15-23 September 2018, […] The post Coming Together…

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Great Barrier Reef Heroes

Like all the world’s coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef under threat. Climate change, storm damage, deadly crown-of-thorns starfish (CoTS) outbreaks and pollution have all impacted the Reef over recent years. But the world’s largest living organism is still a spectacular sight. Because it’s so important, there are plenty of Great Barrier Reef heroes caring…

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