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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is Cave, Tec and Sidemount expert Garry Dallas, known to many as “Sidemount Bob” or “Chewie”. He co-owned and served as Director of Training for the RAID UK & Malta Training Agency and is also known for his work on Apeks brand exploration projects. You’re sure to learn something new about sidemounts and more with “Sidemount Bob” when you tune into DIVETALKS this Thursday, August 6th at 1pm. Born in the UK, Garry Dallas was first introduced to Jet fins, 1960s vintage round mask and snorkel by…

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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, powered by Divesoft, is the RAID Instructor Examiner and Technical Training Advisor, Edd Stockdale. Known as a member of The Explorers Club and for having written several training course manuals, Edd has many topics he’s excited to speak on. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, July 30th at 1 p.m. EDT, to hear about Edd Stockdale’s diving adventures around the world and more. Originally from Australia, Edd Stockdale developed a love for cold water when he went diving for the first time with his father in Scotland. The desire…

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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is the South-African dive instructor, PJ Prinsloo. Originally a commercial diver, PJ quickly advanced through the sport to eventually become the Technical Diving Director for Southern Africa. You might also know PJ as the man who wrote the RAID Performance Diver Course. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, July 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT, and see what you can pick up from this extraordinary diver. Growing up in South Africa, PJ hasn’t lacked outstanding diving opportunities. Starting out as a commercial diver, PJ quickly felt the…

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Are you unsure of what your future holds, if you should continue to chase your dream-job in the diving industry, or not? And if yes – are you asking yourself, how you should chase it, in order to achieve your goals? Should you maybe go back to a “normal 8 to 5 job…?.NO – you should not! What you should do, is keep on following your passion but there are many some opportunities like in every crisis. And this is the type of mindset that you will need if you wanna continue to be successful and living the dream. After…

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The Edge is a new RAID communications concept that includes a newsletter and a free digital magazine.The Edge magazine and newsletter have been designed to be as inclusive as possible. The Edge is NOT a professional-only publication. It is a publication for all – those wanting to become divers, certified divers, divemasters, instructors, instructor trainers and dive centers – regardless of agency. RAID has drawn from both industry experts and our own in-house expertise, to deliver what today’s diver needs. The Edge Magazine is a content and image rich digital-only publication, and subscription carries no cost or obligation.Inside, readers will find industry…

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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, powered by Divesoft, is the well-published, Canadian diver Neal Pollock. Pollock is an expert in diving health and safety and has provided the diving community with many publications, ranging from topics such as thermal physiology to the evolving standards for diabetes and diving. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, July 9th at 1 p.m. EDT, and get a glimpse into the life of one of the world’s most educated divers! Canadian-born Neal Pollock has one of the most in-depth academic histories of any diver we know. He originally began…

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Certificates sent to budding conservationists staying #AtHomeWithSixSenses After 10 weeks of exploring the oceans around Six Senses Laamu, the first series of the online Junior Marine Biology program has made a satisfying splash. What’s more, it is not too late to dive in, as all classes were recorded, which means they can be taken any time, and in any order. The online Junior Marine Biology program is a series of free web-based classes, made up of short informative videos, activities to do at home and one-on-one feedback by the team of 10 marine biologists at the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI). Each class explored…

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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is president of RAID International, Paul Toomer. Toomer has had a lengthy and successful diving career which includes establishing his own training agency, diving historic wrecks all over the world, and working in written and film media. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, July 2nd at 1 p.m. EDT, to hear more from this titan of the diving world! Originally from South Africa, it wasn’t until Paul moved to the south of England in his 20s when he first became interested in diving. He was immediately…

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We have a special guest this week on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, powered by Divesoft. With a long career in military aviation, today Gareth Lock is both an in-person and online human factors in diving instructor with a wealth of knowledge to be shared. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, June 25th at 1 p.m. EDT, as we learn more about one of the most influential technical instructors in the diving world! Gareth Lock spent 25 years working in the Royal Air Force, where he was both a senior supervisor and a tactical flight instructor on the C-130…

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We have a special guest this week on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft. David Concannon isn’t your typical diver, allocating his time as both an underwater explorer and legal expert in the field of diving-related exploration. Be sure to tune in this Thursday June 18th at 1 p.m. EDT, as we learn more about one of the most interesting individuals in the diving world! The majority of David’s life has taken place underwater. He began diving in lakes and mud holes at the age of 14, and eventually made his way to clear-water wreck diving at sites…

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