Top 5 Winter Diving Hotspots

While warm-water divers pack up their kit and hibernate for the winter, dry suit-certified divers enjoy great diving and fewer crowds. Here are five destinations for your (insulated) bucket list. White Sea Regarded as one of the top diving destinations in the world, The White Sea in Russia offers equal […] The post Top 5…

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Kids Scuba Camp Mabul/Sipidan 2016

Guest post by Hj Syed Abd Rahman, PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Director, Kids Scuba Malaysia “I saw a couple of “Nemo”  clown fish, a puffer fish and a school of squid!” shouted a young PADI Seal Team boy while pointing to the  underwater camera. It seems that nothing in this […] The post Kids Scuba…

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The World’s Best Pier Dives

The world’s best pier dives offer divers an exciting opportunity for exploration. Ecosystems within these manmade structures are often home to frogfish, seahorses, shrimp, sergeant majors and rays, among other creatures. Various small fish species often congregate in unusually large groups, using the pillar structures as shelter from larger predators. And since average depths are…

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Interview with PADI Divemaster: Juvi Nai Belo

Juvi Nai Belo, took some time from his busy day to tell us a bit about his life as a PADI Divemaster in Timor Leste. When did you start diving? I started diving in 2008. None of my family are divers, but I’ve always been interested in what lies beneath […] The post Interview with…

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Top Seven Dive Sites in Komodo and Alor

Twelve days on the Damai Dua (Damai II) liveaboard offered an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dive sites. Those onboard will sample everything from muck, to walls, to manta dives. Here are our picks for the top seven dive sites in Komodo and Alor from our cruise onboard Damai Dua.   Baeangabang This…

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Deep Sea Diving To Improve Health and Psychology

If you ask most scuba divers exactly what the wellness and psychology advantages of diving are, they will most likely inform you they’re unsure however that “it makes me feel fantastic– as well as it’s so soothing!” So, we believed you might want to recognise why. There are, obviously some factors. The initial is that…

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Stars On Ice – The Leopard Seal

A true tale of beauty and the beast, this animal thrives in the icy conditions of the Antarctic Peninsula. When chilling out on ice floes, the leopard seal looks as sweet and harmless as the family dog, yet when called into action by the natural law of predator vs prey, […] The post Stars On…

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Five Amazing Crab Species

As divers, we spend a lot of time chasing the ocean’s big thrills, whether sharks or rays, whales or dolphins. Sometimes though, it’s worth taking a closer look at the marine environment’s smaller inhabitants. These macro species build their homes amidst the nooks and crannies of the reef. It takes dedication and a diligent eye…

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Conservation Spotlight: BLOOM

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re chatting with Frederic Le Manach, the scientific director of the French NGO BLOOM. What do you do? BLOOM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the ocean by promoting responsible and sustainable fishing practices. We do so by running awareness…

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