Browsing: Scuba Features

Bring the outdoors indoors! One of a kind, hand painted originals on pieces of driftwood from around the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada. Marina Tasman Insley was born and raised in Victoria BC, with Cordova Bay beach as her front yard and the ocean as her playground. After experiencing a traumatic injury in 2014, and being unable to walk normally for nearly six months, she began exploring her artistic abilities. She credits her parents, Mark and Bev Insley, for this. They encouraged Marina to slow down, breathe, and get in touch with her creative side. And so, the self-taught…

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During one of the cruises set up by Luxury Yacht Maldives, a team of experts explored a wide and deep cavity in the Ari atoll to investigate the origin of its formation and ecological aspects. First responses to such study suggest the Maldivian blue holes originate from particular kurstic phenomena, caused by corrosion of coral rock by hydrogen sulfide, through bacterial action. Part Two – The Scientific Exploration For a while a rumour in the Italian diving community had it there was a place in the Maldives with deep caves similar to the famous Blue Holes of Bahamas and Caribbeans.…

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As today the Blue Hole in the Maldives is the only one known in the whole Indian Ocean. It was discovered purely by chance many years ago. It then became destination of scientific expeditions led by Luxury Yacht Maldives, proving itself utterly interesting geologically speaking. Many scientific publications followed, and some chronicles on diving magazines, but it was soon forgotten, given its lame tourist interest. It opens up at the bottom of 30 meters depth, exactly the maximum limit allowed by Maldivian laws for recreational scuba diving. So much so that in order to explore it special permissions had to…

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An Interactive Severtec Workshop with Steve Lewis, Director of Diver Training @ RAID International Steve Lewis is an author, pilgrim, and adventurer who is best-selling. But more than anything, he is the insider of the dive-industry who feels that the industry “dropped the ball” and he claims, it continues to happen. According to Steve, “Training programmes concentrate on some really strong and useful skills — for example, buoyancy is a very, helpful thing to have nailed down — but few lessons, literally none in traditional scuba, give students any advice on how to breathe and definitely no help at all…

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In 2013 DAN Europe launched a fascinating study about flying after diving, in cooperation with ALBATROS TOP BOAT and Neos Air it was granted the authorization to carry out heart ultrasounds during a real commercial flight after one week of diving. It thus began a five years emotion with lots of data collected and a scientific publication suggesting to stick to the 24 hours minimum break between the last dive and the take off. In these five years 130 divers have been screened, 1624 profiles were downloaded from dive computers and the following tests were performed: DSL TestNumber of TestsUltrasounds while…

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The Maldivian archipelago, a water-level paradise formed by more than 2,000 islands is, at any time of the year, one of the most attractive destinations for any diver. Surrounded by the warm, inviting and transparent waters of the Indian Ocean, they are one of the most popular sanctuaries among diving destinations, where encounters with large pelagic fish, manta rays and sharks are not an exception, while rather a normality. We met Donatella Telli, general manager of Albatros Top Boat/Luxury Yacht Maldives (LYM), the Italian leading yachting tour operator on the market since more than 30 years that, thanks to the…

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In a previous newsletter, I wrote: “Cold is not the Issue.” Well, while cold temperatures don’t particularly bother me, thanks in part to training in the Wim Hoff Method — cold water actually is an issue when diving since it does have a nasty effect on me, and perhaps on you too. It’s Not only the Nitrogen It’s the only study on the topic I know of, but certainly it, coupled with first-hand personal experience, tells me that the effects of Nitrogen Narcosis are not the only “body response” influenced by cold water. The study was actually a PhD. thesis…

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Eternal Reefs, Inc. was established in the United States in 1998 when Carleton “Petey” Palmer, the father-in-law of the founder of Eternal Reefs, Don Brawley, requested his cremated remains be placed in concrete to form a reef and placed in the ocean. On May 1, 1998, a memorial reef with Carlton Palmer’s remains was cast, and Eternal Reefs, Inc. was born in the USA. Eternal Reefs in the United States have produced and placed over 2,000 cremated remains in 25 locations off the coasts of New Jersey Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Florida and Texas. This contributes to our…

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