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Dive Bunnies is a state of mind.  First things first – Dive Bunnies is a bit of a misnomer. You don’t actually have to be a scuba diver to be a Dive Bunny but you do need to love the ocean (or sea, lake, loch, fjord) or any other sizeable body of water. All we ask is that you’re friendly, supportive, fun and possess absolutely no ego. That said if you’re not a scuba diver, you may find the rest of us a bit boring. Created in 2012, (or 2013 – we’re a little hazy on that) Dive Bunnies was…

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Free newsletter Baleen is focused on sharing the stories that matter A new free newsletter has launched to help people keep up with the latest news making an impact in the conservation world. Baleen will filter the latest sustainability and conservation news to share the stories that matter. The first issue answers the question “why would an octopus punch a fish?” as well as sharing some shocking news about eels and a surprising story about shrunken testicles! Issue two, out today (25 January 2021), has some good news for an injured sea lion, some bad news for sharks, a particularly strange-looking new…

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SHE is the Ocean is a full-length documentary about great women. Russian SHE is the Ocean director, Inna Blokhina has chosen a number of women between the ages of 12 and 85 to create a cumulative mosaic portrait of women that devotes their lives to the ocean. The common thread is their engagement with the ocean and how it has shaped their lives and given them meaning beyond society’s normal boundaries. A feminine personality has always been assigned throughout history to the Ocean’s boundless power and mysterious inspiration. The Ocean was always referred to by humanity as a “She”. Even…

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Kraken Black Spiced Rum is marking the launch of its new limited edition ‘Unknown Deep’ bottle by opening an underwater ‘Dive Thru’. Go to http:www/theleagueofdarkness.co.uk for more details. The sub-aquatic rum outlet will be staffed single-handedly by fearless champion free-diver Beci Ryan, who is responsible for diving down and retrieving the special bottles for customers – all on a single breath of air. The free-diving enterprise is being undertaken at The National Dive Centre in Chepstow. Here Kraken is sending a prized batch of its limited edition bottles to the bottom of the flooded former quarry – all to be…

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The Oscars are out! The readers of Scuba Diving Magazine, one of the leading magazines in the scuba diving industry, have spoken. Pro Dive International, has been voted WINNER, as one of the best dive operators, now for the 6th year running. Readers also specifically recognised Pro Dive for their Quality of Staff, and Quality of Dive Training and Courses. Mexico, was voted No.1 in the Caribbean/Atlantic region for Cave Diving, Advanced Diving, Best Value and Best Overall. The Cozumel South hotels Allegro Cozumel and the Occidental, where Pro Dive International is located, were both voted among the BEST OVERALL dive hotels in…

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Egyptian scuba diver Saddam Al-Kilany has claimed the longest saltwater dive world record, reportedly staying under water for an epic 145 hours, breaking the previous record of 142 hours and 42 minutes set by Turkish diver Cem Karabay in 2016. The record is awaiting confirmation and verification from Guinness World Records. According to his Facebook page, the aim was to achieve 150 hours and began on 5th November. His previous attempt 3 years ago lasted 101 hours and 20 minutes.

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New guidelines for conducting environmentally friendly beach and underwater cleanups The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new Green Fins cleanup guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators organise and host environmentally friendly coastal cleanups.  The guidelines guide dive professionals step-by-step through everything they’ll need to consider before, during and after beach and underwater cleanups. The guidance includes: how to choose a suitable location; promoting your event; briefing and educating participants; documentation of the event; best practice for underwater trash collection; tips for promoting your event; and data collection methods and reporting to initiatives…

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IDB support to enable Green Fins Global Hub development and launch of Green Fins Costa Rica The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is thrilled to announce its Green Fins Global Hub proposal has been selected for project design under IDB Lab’s Beyond Tourism Challenge. This funding enables Reef-World to begin full development of the much-anticipated Green Fins Global Hub. The Green Fins Global Hub is a first-of-its-kind online platform which will empower marine tourism businesses to measurably improve their sustainability efforts. The Hub will house an online support system to raise operator awareness of the potential…

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A session not to be missed – a conversation between David Strike and Phil Short! Join them as they discuss dive education, cave diving to the leading of expedition. Speaker:Phil Short (UK) Dive Industry Consultant, Training Director for IANTD UK Moderator:David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer Thursday, November 5 – 6:30 pm Singapore time (GMT +8) With a background in adventure sports that included dry caving, Phil Short’s fascination with the flooded places within caves was amplified when he attended a talk by Martyn Farr on Cave Diving. Attending an Open Water Diver course run by Steve…

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