Coral Trees on the Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is under all sorts of pressure. Climate change brings with it bleaching events and storms of increasing intensity. Years of poor agricultural land management have allowed a build-up of silt. As a result, it flows from rivers to the sea, contributing to plagues of coral-eating crown-of-thorns sea stars. All of these…

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5 Fabulous Reasons to Take Part in PADI Women’s Dive Day 2018

Written by Alexandra Dimitriou Yep – it’s that time of year again ladies! PADI Women’s Dive Day 2018 is almost here, isn’t that exciting? I love a good reason to go scuba diving, and this annual global event has to be the best reason of all. Why do I love it? It’s a […] The post 5 Fabulous…

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Finding the Right Dive Fins for You

The wrong dive fins can leave us either uncomfortable or ill-prepared for our dives. And while it may seem like a simple choice, finding the right dive fins can be a challenge. Fin styles and fin technology — as with all dive gear — are always changing. Full-foot, open-heel, bladed, split and hinge fins have…

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Becoming a Marine Biologist with Imke Mayer

Diving and marine biology go hand in hand, so we caught up with Imke Mayer, marine biologist in South Africa, to find out how diving has shaped her career… When did you know that you wanted to become a marine biologist? I knew that I wanted to be a marine […] The post Becoming a…

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Best Secret Dive Spots

You’ve done it all — Thailand, Indo, the Great Barrier Reef, even the Maldives. What’s next on your diving bucket list? Here’s are a few of the world’s best secret dive spots to get you started. Sri Lanka With untouched, white beaches and clear water, Sri Lanka is a secret gem in the diving world….

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Top Five Technical Dives in Chuuk Lagoon

The dive community widely regards Chuuk Lagoon (also called Truk Lagoon) as one of the world’s best places for wreck diving. Few places in the world offer such an abundance of wrecks in such a concentrated area. The conditions are near-perfect as well, with year-round warm water, little to no current, and generally good visibility….

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A Guide to Keeping your Best Underwater Images (and Deleting the Rest)

Photographers often shoot thousands and thousands of images, thanks in part to affordable, spacious memory cards. This means we can instantly learn from our mistakes and take our photography to the next level far faster than in the days of film. There is, however, a downside to this new photographic freedom — we end up…

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Famous Women in Diving: Dr. Andrea Marshall

Dr. Andrea Marshall, also known as Queen of Mantas, is best known for her dedication to protecting manta rays and other marine megafauna. She is the co-founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF), as well as one of the world’s leading authorities on manta rays. Here, we chat about how she became involved in conservation…

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Night Diving in the Azores

When the light begins to fade in the vast Atlantic, a multitude of critters and creatures begin to appear in your torchlight. Some are miniscule; others vast, but the bounty of life here is limitless. As your senses sharpen in the pitch black, you never know what you may encounter next when night diving in…

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