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How to shoot awesome underwater wreck photos

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that around three million shipwrecks lie across the world’s ocean floors. Some shipwrecks date back thousands of years and hold historical information such as the shipwrecks of the Armada of Philipp II of Spain, ships of Christopher Columbus, and the Spanish galleons that linked America …

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Pros and cons of diving with Nitrox

Scuba diving in the deep blue waters is an incredible experience because you get to explore a fascinating environment like no other. No matter how many times you dive, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever get tired of doing it because there’s always something new and exciting to discover each time you descend beneath the waves. …

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Different styles and features of scuba fins

One of the essential components of your diving gear is a pair of scuba fins because it enables you to move faster and more efficiently underwater using the least amount of effort. If you’re in the market for good scuba fins, it helps to know the different types and features so you can choose the …

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Get to know Ray Wooley, the oldest scuba diver in the world

World War II veteran Wallace Raymond Woolley (known as Ray Wooley for short) doesn’t let age stop him from doing what he loves most – scuba diving. Born on August 28, 1923, Wooley started diving in 1960 with the Portland and Weymouth British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) and remains an active diver until now.  He …

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Top 5 scuba dive computers for beginners

As you embrace the joys of being a certified diver, it doesn’t take long before you consider buying your own scuba gear. If you have already invested in basic diving gear such as a mask, fins, and snorkel, the next thing that usually comes to mind is getting a dive computer. Also referred to as …

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How to deal with a panicking diver

The opportunity to explore the beautiful, enigmatic and peaceful world beneath the waves is fun and exciting but there are things that may be within or beyond your control which can turn your diving adventure into a precarious situation. So whether it’s your first or nth time to go diving, it’s important to be ready …

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Safety Stop: Why is it essential during a dive?

A safety stop is an important 3-minute stop that you should do at 15 feet/5 meters when making your final ascent to the surface, particularly for dives below 60 feet/18 meters. Why are safety stops crucial Each time you dive, you accumulate nitrogen in your blood and tissues when breathing compressed air. The deeper you …

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Celebrating PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019

More than 100 countries participated in the PADI Women Dive Day 2019, the world’s largest single-day of organized diving held on July 20th. While the primary goal of the first PADI Women’s Day in 2015 was to bolster female participation in scuba diving, it became clear through the years that passion for the ocean extends …

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Hear ye divers: What not to do during a dive

Every time you take a plunge and visit the underwater world, you are given a wonderful opportunity to explore the aquatic environment and encounter wildlife. But it’s unfortunate that some divers’ indiscriminate actions can potentially harm marine life and have an adverse effect on the environment. If you want to be an advocate for safer …

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