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It’s not how many words a picture tells, it’s what they say…  Choosing the right image to promote your business is an art; a critical one that’s worth putting some special effort into, because not every image tells the right story. It’s challenging enough picking the best photos to stick on a big piece of cardboard for that ubiquitous birthday collage you made one time for a friend’s surprise party. You know the deal. The faded baby pictures filched from an old family album, the embarrassing graduation photos with big hair and strange-looking pants or jeans, the slightly out of focus…

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I’ve always loved being on boats, sailing over the water with the wind on my face. But I had never thought that one day I’d be strapping a tank on and doing a backwards roll off one to explore that alien world that exists beneath the waves. I’d never dived before, so I wanted to test myself and learn a new skill. I knew little about marine ecosystems beyond the limited amount I covered in my Environmental Science degree, so it made perfect sense to me that when I discovered GVI offered marine conservation programmes with dive training I should…

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Knowing I was interested in a career in marine biology I was gifted a Try dive at my local dive club to see if scuba diving was something I would be interested in, I loved it. I then went on to complete my PADI open water, my first open water dive was in a small quarry – Dosthill just north of Birmingham, at the end of February, it had started snowing so we had to leave our gear floating in the quarry or our gear would freeze and free-flow draining our tanks, I loved the cold water despite the “ice-cream…

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Thoughts for today from Steve Lewis. Some notes on decompression. The standard and necessary disclaimer is that I am no decompression expert. But I do know this. Staged decompression is not art or craft. It is alchemy. The algorithms divers use to calculate their slow ascent from deep or long dives are based on estimates rather than proven physiology. Diver finishing a CCR dive by breathing open-circuit oxygen Decompression theories are assumptions drawn with a thick pencil: a 6B Faber-Castell shaved to a carpenter’s broad chisel point and pushed down hard on a cold press linen paper; a broad dark…

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Wait! There’s more than that famous underwater museum in Cancun? You’ll be surprised! Healthy reefs, large schools of fish, a variety of marine life and wrecks waiting to be explored. Cancun remains easily accessible for travelers around the world, and tops the list of destinations with best air-connectivity for 2022 with a total of 56,951 flights and over 10 million seats, according to recent data shared by Sectur Mexico. Head over and dive right in! 10 Dive Sites in Cancun The early bird catches the worm, the best visibility and the calmest waters, before the sea traffic stirs it all…

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Do you remember that purple flower-like creature on the cover of our January newsletter? Could you name it or have you tried to figure out what you actually look at? What phrase did you even use to look it up? Turns out that this beauty is not the only life form that’s less known among our divers, which encouraged us to write this small piece about strange-looking but awesome creatures that you may be lucky to spot during your dives in the Caribbean in Mexico and/ or the Dominican Republic. This post is about eyeballs, spaghetti, pistols, buttons, and lots…

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As part of my university degree, I had the opportunity to undertake a year in industry. Having travelled with Global Vision International (GVI) previously I took this as an opportunity to use my ambassador credits to get back into the field of conservation. I decided to investigate the marine conservation projects as it was something I hadn’t done before and so signed up to a 6-month Divemaster program in Mexico. I then worried that I wouldn’t like scuba diving and so I decided to complete my Open Water course in the UK before heading to the GVI project. In 2017,…

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LEFEET has a new version of their LEFEET S1, named the LEFEET S1 PRO. I had done some beta testing and a review on the S1 when it was first introduced, and they asked me to do a review on the LEFEET S1 PRO. While their website still shows the item as pre-order, I received mine already. There is no local diving where I live at this time of the year, and my next dive vacation is still a few months away, so the review will have to wait. Still, the box kept calling for me, so I had to…

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“My deepest was 621 feet” “When you drop out into the unknown – and you know, I could be the first person that’s actually stood here. You’re in a different world. I love saturation diving. I’m home now for two months and I can’t wait to get back offshore right now. “John Anderson Saturation diving is when you dive for long enough to bring all of your tissues into balance with the partial pressures of the breathing gas’s inert components. It’s a diving technique that lets divers working at extreme depths to spend less time decompressing overall. A diver breathing…

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