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Learning to scuba dive will forever change the way you and your family view the world. You will get to explore breathtaking underwater landscapes filled with colourful marine life and go on adventures that other families only dream of. Anyone from age 10 can learn to dive, making this a safe fun sport for the whole family. Start the adventure today with these unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive. Dive with your Family in Egypt With its almost endless options for scuba diving, Egypt tops the list of our top places to learn to scuba dive with your family. Sharm el Sheikh has…

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Whether you love sharks or not, there is no denying these incredible animals are awesome! Gather your family, test your knowledge, have some fun and find out where you can go diving with sharks. Read on to find out more. There are over 500 species of sharks. Add rays to that list, which are closely related to sharks, and there are more than 1,000 species of sharks and rays in our oceans! The largest species of shark grows up to 18 meters long. Whale sharks are the largest species of shark and can grow up to 18 meters (60 feet)…

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She loves what we fear. Start streaming Playing With Sharks from @NatGeo, an Original Documentary, July 23 on @DisneyPlus Related: Book: Valerie Taylor – Trailblazing Ocean Conservationist, Photographer and Shark Expert Valerie Taylor is a living legend and icon in the underwater world. A glamorous shark hunter in the 1950s, she was a champion slayer with ruthless aim before a personal epiphany transformed her into a passionate marine conservationist.

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It may appear that the world is falling apart, not just from the frantic pace of modern life and the global pandemic, but with climate change and pollution making an irreversible impact on many aquatic environments. However, there are still some parts of the Earth, some ocean pristine reefs that have managed to maintain their integrity, remaining relatively untouched. The top 10 most pristine reefs are havens for underwater life, where coral is thriving and aquatic life is flourishing. As one of the most endangered ecosystems on the planet, the health of these reefs is essential to the preservation of Earth’s…

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On the Riviera Maya, Mexico, there are located several famous Cenotes. These are underground bodies of water, which are enormously popular for both snorkeling and diving. They are famous for their crystal clear waters, natural formations, and also for the religious and symbolic meaning they had for the pre-Columbian Mayans. Chac Mool meaning “Jaguar’s Claw” is one of these Cenotes ideal for diving through its mysterious caverns. Walk down a stone staircase through the jungle into its turquoise blue waters. We access the water through two openings. There is “Kukulkan” Cenote, which on sunny days provides a magnificent wall of light beams stretching along…

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If you want your water sporting and outdoor equipment to last as long as possible, it’s essential to store it properly. Your gear is a considerable cost investment, so maintaining it for the long term will help you get as much value from it as possible. Even if you choose to upgrade to newer equipment, you’ll be able to sell older gear more easily if it’s been well maintained. Here, we’ll outline in detail how to properly stow and maintain your gear. Sun, water, and salt can undermine the longevity of your scuba gear, so maintaining these items is all about cleaning…

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“The opportunity to go to a place where nobody has ever been before, to be the first to shine light into the darkness is so inspiring to me, that’s what motivates me, that’s what keeps me moving forward. We know more about space than we do about the inner space of our plant”.Jill Heinerth To celebrate the World Oceans Day 2021, Suunto ambassador Jill Heinerth shares insights from her 20 year diving career. Capturing our changing planet and educating the public about the growing threat of climate change is what is increasingly moving her to dive and explore our blue…

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Garry Dallas demonstrates a DSMB deployment in a 15m (49 feet) depth swimming pool in Durktank, Belgium. Practicing skills while hovering in very shallow water at 2.7m will make any deeper dive DSMB deployment much easier. It’s all about buoyancy transfer. Because there are so many problems with DSBM deployment, most divers rely on their more experienced friend to do it. Scuba divers utilize a surface marker buoy, also known as a dive float or just a blob, at the end of a line to show the diver’s position to persons on the surface while the diver is underwater. Two…

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Image courtesy of Dan Orr Consulting As we know all too well, the pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global diving industry and on our sport. Many of us have been out of the water for more than a year and we are itching, and for many of us, desperate to get back underwater. As more and more of our diving compatriots are getting vaccinated and popular dive locations around the world slowly and cautiously begin to open, we must be careful that our enthusiasm to return to the water doesn’t overtake our ability to use all the…

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I had the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) where they discussed the results of their investigation into the tragic fire aboard the dive boat, Conception, where 34 divers lost their lives. During the meeting’s 4+ hours of discussion, they reviewed all aspects of the incident as they were preparing their final report and recommendations. There were several issues identified as board members and committee heads discussed details, some very hard to listen to, of things that contributed to the catastrophic loss of life. Image courtesy of Dan Orr Consulting…

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