Emily Bates


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Nearly 900 PADI Women’s Dive Day Events Bring Together Female Diving Community

Nearly 900 PADI Women’s Dive Day Events Bring Together Female Diving Community

7 August, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

PADI® Dive Centers, Resorts and Instructors in 85 countries hosted a record 884 events in celebration of the third annual PADI Women’s Dive Day on 15 July 2017. Each PADI Women’s Dive Day event was one-of-a-kind, tailored to the specific interests of female divers (or soon to be divers!) in […]

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Dive Tiger Beach in the Bahamas

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Dive Tiger Beach in the Bahamas

7 August, 2017 at 8:14 am Comments are Disabled

Located in the Bahamas, Tiger Beach is one of the few locations in the world where you can dive specifically with Tiger Sharks in unmatched visibility. The crystal clear water is warm all year long, and is home to Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, and Reef Sharks. Divers often describe their […]

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Mike Coots’ Top 5 Tips for Shark Photography

Mike Coots’ Top 5 Tips for Shark Photography

2 August, 2017 at 5:03 am Comments are Disabled

When it comes to getting the perfect shot, there’s no doubt that patience and experience go a long way. However, when your subject is one of the top apex predators on the planet, it’s helpful to know a few more tips and tricks. Shark-bite survivor, shark advocate, surfer, and photographer […]

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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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