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The SeaArch, engineered for your survival. A Canadian boater with more than 30 years of experience, Neil Darroch has seen his share of misadventure and near disasters at sea. Within an instant, a day on the water can change. If you fall overboard and are separated from your boat or paddleboard the water is cold, your head disappears in the waves, your speedy rescue is vital. Neil Darroch has stated from his website: I spend a lot of time on the water and I’ve had my share of close calls. Years ago, I met a sailor who told me a…

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A broadcaster recounts his life, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth, to grieve the loss of wild places and offer a vision for the future. Starring: David Attenborough The celebrated naturalist focuses on both the defining moments of his career and the devastating changes he has witnessed in this special feature documentary, titled David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. The film, coming to Netflix in October 2020, tackles some of the biggest problems facing life on our planet, offering a snapshot of the loss of global nature in a single lifetime. A clear message of hope for…

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This project aims to change students’ behavior and societies’ mindset concerning climate change and environmental threats through educacation. The Climate Action project is launched in October 2020 for the fourth consecutive time involving 1 to 10 million students across 107 countries. It is supported by governments in 15 countries. The project is free, student-centered and aims to lead to a change of behavior through education. It is in collaboration with WWF and NASA, and endorsed by Jane Goodall, President Higgins, Kumi Naidoo, scientists and public figures. It was covered by media across 45 countries including BBC, CNN and National Geographic. The Webinar – 5th November 2020…

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Playa del Carmen is famous for its annual visitors, the bull sharks, and for many years people have come to dive with the sharks. For this reason, the PADI Bull Shark Diving Distinctive Specialty was created and designed by our team at Pro Dive, especially for diving with these majestic creatures in and around Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Its aim is to provide you with information about the Bull Shark, as well as dispel many myths associated with these animals and sharks in general. We also hope to raise awareness of the threats posed to sharks and what you can do…

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Join Reef-World and a panel of industry experts at the first ever Scuba.Digital for an open discussion on green tourism and how this might be shaped by a post-corona world. The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is pleased to invite its supporters to its Sustainable Diving event on the main stage of Scuba.Digital 2020 (3pm BST on Friday 23 October 2020). At this virtual Q&A, members of the public will hear from industry leaders about the steps they’re taking towards sustainability, particularly in light of the current pandemic.  The Covid-19 pandemic has changed plans and…

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In October 2020, we’ll start accepting applications (and nominations) for new PADI® AmbassaDivers™. We’re looking for people who champion their local dive environment and actively share their passion for the underwater world. Do any of the scenarios below describe you or someone you know? If so, you may be in the presence of a future AmbassaDiver: Learning to scuba dive (or freedive) was a turning point in their life.Whenever you hang out, the conversation inevitably turns to diving.They can’t walk (or swim) by a piece of debris without picking it up.Their social media feed is full of underwater adventures, marine life…

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This is a month-long celebration of sharks, some of the ocean’s most beautiful, mysterious, misunderstood, and endangered species, and to the idea that we have the power to reverse the decline of these important species. Hosts Dr. Sylvia Earle and oceanographer Liz Taylor will talk about sharks and their role in the ocean’s natural order. Each town hall will be open to text and call-in questions for conversations with the hosts and guests. DIVE IN – SHARKTOBER Episode (October 15, 2020) – Shark Stewards’ David McGuire in a conversation with Sylvia and Liz, on his impassioned mission to save the shark species.…

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In these uncertain times of COVID-19, divers around the world have been asking many questions. Scuba.Digital, the world’s #1 online dive show, is your opportunity to get answers in person from dive industry professionals. 23rd to 26th October 2020  With 3 days of live presentations on the main stage, networking throughout the event and hundreds of exhibitor booths and sessions Scuba.Digital is the place to catch up on the world of scuba and free diving. You can even WIN €125 OFF O-Rings when you attend. What more reasons could you need? Reserve Your Tickets Now at: https://hopin.to/events/scuba-digital?ref=a4bc82c99cb4 Learn more about…

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A large marine cephalopod belonging to the genus Enteroctopus is the giant North Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini, formerly also called Octopus apollyon). The North Pacific Octopus calls the coastal waters of the North Pacific, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, Russia, Japan, and the Korean Peninsulas home. It can be found in water as deep as 2,000 m (6,600 ft) from the intertidal zone (ocean meets the land between high and low tides) and is best adapted to cold, oxygen-rich water. Based on a scientific record of a 71 kg (156 lb) individual weighed live, it is the largest octopus…

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SSI, Scuba Schools International, turns 50 years old in 2020. To celebrate this special anniversary, SSI has great things planned that all dive enthusiasts can benefit from and enjoy. MyDiveGuide powered by SSI – free dive travel guide SSI has launched the world’s largest dive site database, MyDiveGuide. This database is a smart online dive travel guide created by divers for divers, where we connect dive sites, and their potential wildlife encounters, with SSI Training Centers worldwide. With this, SSI aims to make it easy for any diver to explore the most exciting dive adventures online. 50th Anniversary Program – free…

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