Photographer Spotlight: Edwar Herreno

In this ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we highlight Edwar Herreno.  Tell us a little about yourself. I was born in Colombia but now live in southern France. I’m a marine biologist and recreational/technical diving instructor. I was working in that capacity in Cocos Island, Costa Rica for 11…

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World Record Attempt in Victoria a Success!

More than 350 divers gathered in Victoria over the weekend to braved the rain in an attempt to set a new world record for the longest underwater chain of scuba divers. Divers came together at Rye Pier on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday and joined hands to form a human […] The post World Record…

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Diver Killed by Tiger Shark at Cocos Island

On Thursday, Nov. 30, a tiger shark at Cocos Island, Costa Rica bit and killed a diver and injured the divemaster while they were awaiting pickup from their liveaboard’s skiff. The diver was a guest onboard the Undersea Hunter’s Sea Hunter when the unprovoked attack occurred. According to an official report, a female guest named…

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Conservation Spotlight: Take 3 For the Sea

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Roberta Dixon-Valk, co-founder of Take 3 for the Sea. What does Take 3 For the Sea do? I am a project manager with Take 3 for the Sea, an organization I co–founded in 2009. The Take 3 message…

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Give the Gift of Exploration

FACT: Experiences Make You Happier Than Things Happiness doesn’t come from the things you own, it comes from things you do and the people who share your adventures – and we have the science to prove it! San Francisco State University recently conducted a study that found people who spent […] The post Give the…

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Marine Species: Tunicates

Every now and then, divers encounter weird and wonderful creatures such as tunicates. These marine invertebrates are a member of the subphylum Tunicata, which is part of the Chordata phylum, which includes animals with dorsal nerve cords. Some tunicates are solitary; some form colonies. They’re marine filter feeders, with water-filled bodies shaped like sacs. They…

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5 Reasons You Need to Experience Diving in Komodo

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack I am on a mission to explore and document the best dive locations in the world, which brings me all over the planet, but there are some dive locations that I have to keep returning to, they are just so awesome. Komodo National Park […] The post 5 Reasons…

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Diving Ascent Methods and Decompression Stress

For safety, it’s best to ascend slowly from a dive to reduce the risk of decompression sickness (DCS). Divers should not ascend faster than 29 feet (9 m) per minute — but is it possible to ascend too slowly? How does your ascent profile affect decompression stress? Let’s examine diving ascent methods and decompression stress…

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Celebrating Manta Week with Scuba Junkie

At both its Malaysia and Indonesia locations, Scuba Junkie are renowned for their continual contribution to their surrounding communities and marine ecosystem. One way they do this is by hosting conservation themed weeks that highlight different conservation issues and educate people on ways to address them. This year, Scuba Junkie […] The post Celebrating Manta…

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Technical Diving in Malta

We recently wrote about the fantastic recreational diving in Malta. If you’re into wreck diving in warm, clear water, it’s a fantastic choice, easily accessible from anywhere in Europe. But the technical diving in Malta is just as impressive, with a variety of wrecks available just beyond recreational depths. Because so many wrecks dot the…

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