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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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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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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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The International Ocean Film Festival is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization whose mission is dedicated to restoring, protecting, and balancing ocean biodiversity through independent film. The 18th Annual International Ocean Film Festival will be held “virtually” from April 15th to May 2nd 2021 and we have 2 ALL ACCESS PASSES to give away, exclusively for readers and subscribers of The Scuba News. Enter here for your chance to win 2 All Access Passes – good for all 80+ films, Q&As and panel discussions. Passes will be randomly drawn and two winners will be notified via email on April 14th Passes cannot be sold, transferred…

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In March, gray whales start the journey back from their Mexican breeding grounds to their summer quarters off Alaska. Hugging the coast as they swim, these gentle giants occasionally surface for air and whale watchers turn out in droves to catch a glimpse. Thanks to San Francisco’s International Ocean Film Festival, the largest ocean film festival on the planet, you can whale watch in the comfort of your own home. From April 15 – May 2 — 18 days of films to mark 18 years of saving the world’s oceans one film at a time — cetaceans, sharks, ships, surfers and countless other examples of sea life and…

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Photo Credit: Sharks4kids We are excited to announce our JAWsome webinars for March Hope you can DIVE IN with us! You must have the FREE version of Zoom to watch March 2021 ( EST-FL/NY) Mon March 8, 3 pm EST: How to Draw a Sawshark with Dr. Julius Csotonyi Tues March 16,10 am EST: Swimming with Giants: The Mysterious Basking Shark with Dr. Isla Hodgson Tues March 23, 10 am EST: Wildlife Filming for Conservation with Lizzie Daly Tues March 30, 10 am: EST The Ocean Starts Beneath Your Feet with Jill Heinerth Make sure to also check out our…

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Join us for another Virtual Open Day on Saturday the 20th of March 2021! This time around, in honour of Women’s History Month this March and International Women’s Day on 8 March, we’ll be focusing on gender equality. As such, we will be joined by different female experts, staff, and past volunteers to answer your questions and talk about their experiences. Talks and presentations on the day will cover our conservation and community development focused programs, as well as GVI’s impact, career development, volunteering with GVI, our mission, our goals and our online courses. Specifically, our field staff from Thailand and…

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Another lockdown means another aquarium closure for the National Marine Aquarium located in the Ocean City of Britain, Plymouth. Our amazing staff are still working to ensure that our animals are looked after and kept happy. We are testing paying Facebook Live events, where you can meet some of our animals LIVE! to try to raise some funds for our charity. Join us on Wednesday 17 February at 12 pm, where our team will introduce you to some of our incredible animals in our Plymouth Sound exhibit, including our Rockpool feeding time for our baby shark nursery. You can ask…

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Photo Credit: Jill Heinerth Underwater Photography with Jill Heinerth. This event has three sessions. Did you ever wonder how the top professionals capture amazing underwater pictures? Jill Heinerth, Fellow of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences and International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, shares her secrets, techniques and expedition experiences to help you improve your ability to capture compelling underwater images. Description In this workshop, work with Jill Heinerth, celebrated underwater photographer and veteran explorer, to enhance your underwater photography skills in a small-group setting. In each of three sessions, Jill will offer a dynamic multimedia presentation followed by an intimate…

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