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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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What’s the price of scuba diving courses in other countries?

Scuba diving is more than your ordinary sport or hobby because it involves dedication and passion for the underwater world. Being a diver gives you the privilege to explore nature’s amazing aquatic wonders in different parts of the world including colorful reefs, ancient cenotes, underwater caves, and so on. If you’re interested to become a …

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What you need to know about hard and soft corals

If we have rainforests on land, we also have a stunning version of it underwater in the form of colorful coral reefs. But did you know that corals are in fact animals and not plants? Although many corals resemble plants, trees and flowers, they are actually small marine invertebrates that belong to a large group …

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World-class divers you should follow on Twitter and Instagram

Ocean Ramsey “People think sharks are going to attack them but that’s so far from the truth – most of the time the sharks are more afraid of us.” – Ocean Ramsey Freediver, scuba instructor, and shark and marine conservationist, Ocean Ramsey has gotten the world’s attention with her courageous swimming adventures with none other …

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