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In this episode I speak to Octavia Whates – She’s a massive ocean advocate with infectious enthusiasm about what goes on along her local coastline.  Growing up home educated, she has always been interested in marine life, particularly sharks. Her aim is to share her passion, educate and change peoples perception of sharks. She regularly does beach cleans and loves hunting for empty shark and ray egg cases on the local beaches in Devon! The 18 year old took part in a dune restoration project in 2015 on the Island of Sylt in Germany and is really hoping to volunteer…

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Have you experienced the crystal clear cave systems of the Rivera Maya?⁠ Mayans used cenotes as their water source, but they also considered them to be the entrance to the Xibalba, “the underworld”. They believed that Mayan gods would visit the cenotes, especially Chaac (the Mayan god of rain, lightning, and thunder) and would make him offerings. Throwing into the cenote jewels, pots, clothes, and even possibly human sacrifices. Make a cenote part of your next dive trip! Book any cenote excursion (diving or snorkelling) for April, May or June and receive a massive 20% discount. Book by April 15th! Learn more and…

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The objective of the DIVING talks organization is to ramp up a different type of event. A much more immersive experience with spaces and moments where the show happens: speakers and attendees network, and brands communicate. The “Talks” won’t be confined to the classic in-room format; speakers can present their talks in one of the different “stages” available. For the brands wanting to gain visibility at the event, this is a unique opportunity to associate themselves with an event that has been called “the most important diving event in 2021”. The idea is to go way beyond the logo on…

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The new PADI Dive Guides™ make it easier than ever for divers to discover, explore and plan their next adventure by providing the tools needed to research and book dive experiences or training anywhere in the world. PADI Dive Guides are the go-to resource whether planning a local dive or seeking inspiration and information about far-off destinations.  “Dive destination information has been integral to padi.com for years,” says Lisa Nicklin, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for PADI Worldwide. “This next evolution provides more detailed guides that will continue to grow in global coverage and bring unprecedented value to PADI Members and divers alike.…

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John Englander joins Dive In with Liz and Sylvia. John is a sea-level rise and climate change expert. As the founder of the non-profit, Rising Seas Institute, he works with scientists and professionals in the ‘built environment” – engineers, architects, and urban planners developing innovative sea level rise adaptation guidelines and solutions. His book High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis explains the science, the impending devastating economic effects, and the opportunity to design for a more resilient future. He is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Sciences – UC Santa Cruz;…

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Talking to the popular face of ocean advocacy on Instagram Charlie Young. She’s working hard to influence girls and women to enter careers in science, diving, adventure and media. She advertises herself as a Waterwomen, Conservationist, Wildlife Presenter & Adventurer and she’s passionate about protecting our oceans, so makes for an awesome guest on this week’s podcast. Are You a Scuba Diver – Fancy a Brew? is available at: https://andythenortherndiver.podbean.com or your favourite Podcast platform, including Apple Podcasts

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The dramatic loss of the White Star Line’s SS Atlantic was the worst transatlantic passenger ship disaster of the 19th century, with some 550 deaths. Thirty-nine years before the Titanic (another White Star Line ship), the Atlantic loss is characterized by shocking incompetence on the part of the deck officers, bad luck, and stirring heroism on the part of a dozen fishermen who left their beds and took to their boats to save nearly 400 survivors. The UASBC’s monthly Speakers Series presentations on Zoom are open to all! Details Presented by Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia Wednesday, April 14,…

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Photo via LinkedIn Cristina Zenato is taking yet another plunge into the oceans when she comes across the masterpiece of nature-sharks, who are thriving thanks to her 23 years of shark diving experience, which has seen her remove over 300 hooks from sharks’ mouths. Her obsession with sharks and her efforts to protect them have earned her praise from all walks of life, and she has been featured on the BBC, CNN, and NPR. Her organization, ‘The People of the Water,” is working to preserve sharks while also raising concerns about the oceans. About Cristina Zenato Cristina is an ocean…

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In 2019, Oceans introduced the first wearable dive computer with built-in buddy comms, and made it possible for recreational divers to communicate underwater. With Oceans S2 Supersonic, we are improving on every single aspect of S1, and introducing additional features to the next generation of the S-series dive computers. See it in action at: https://www.thescubanews.com/2021/03/31/video-oceans-s2-supersonic-dive-computer-see-it-in-action/ Upgraded buddy comms feature with predefined messages.Air integration with Oceans TX Supersonic tank pod.Redesigned cover and wristband.Upgraded display and system chip.Optional bungee kit. Just added to Kickstarter and shipping begins this fall Learn more at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oceansio/the-scuba-dive-computer-with-buddy-comms-air-integration

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