Emily Bates


Recent blog posts written by Emily Bates

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

Why Does Shark Finning Happen?

26 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

On their recent expedition to Cocos Island, a global hotbed of shark activity, Mission Blue sat down with Randall Arauz, a lifelong marine conservationist and recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010 for his efforts in protecting sharks and the banning of the shark finning industry in Costa Rica. […]

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Megalodon Shark Facts – The Largest Known Ocean Predator

Megalodon Shark Facts – The Largest Known Ocean Predator

25 July, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

Though estimated to be extinct for nearly 2.6 million years, the Megalodon is said to be one of the largest known predators to ever swim the ocean deep. These incredible creatures would reach nearly 59ft (18m) in length, weighed about 65 tons, and would eat whales as part of their […]

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Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night

Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night

12 July, 2017 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Douglas Seifert, World Editor, DIVE Magazine Making compelling, interesting and/or beautiful images of natural history subjects is challenging at the best of times; making those images in the ocean environment takes the process to an entirely different level. It requires preparedness, patience, determination, planning, some degree of luck, […]

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From NYC Corporate Life to Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

From NYC Corporate Life to Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

27 June, 2017 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

PADI® Master Scuba Diver Trainer™ and one of the winners of our Inspiring PADI Women contest, Kristen Favorito, left her comfortable New York City life at 29 years old to travel the world- a brave move that lots of people dream about, but hardly ever execute. When she got to […]

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Top Dive Sites in Barbados – According to a PADI Pro

Top Dive Sites in Barbados – According to a PADI Pro

23 June, 2017 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

  Born and raised in Barbados, PADI® Master Scuba Diver Trainer™, Andre Miller, knows these dive sites like the back of his hand. His very first job was in a dive shop where he learned to dive, sail, and navigate a wide range of vessels. Today, Miller is a Marine […]

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5 Types of Diving You Can Do in the Philippines

5 Types of Diving You Can Do in the Philippines

22 June, 2017 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack My entire life right now revolves around traveling the world in search of the best dive locations. In fact, I am actively trying to experience and film all of the top 100 scuba diving locations in the world, one at a time, and as […]

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