Diving

PADI AmbassaDiver Jillian Morris Dives with Shark Attack Survivor

PADI AmbassaDiver Jillian Morris Dives with Shark Attack Survivor

27 July, 2017 at 5:02 am Comments are Disabled

PADI AmbassaDiverTM Jillian Morris has dedicated her life to promoting and protecting sharks. After snorkeling with a nurse shark as a child, Jillian was inspired to learn more about the ocean and the sharks who live there. She studied behavioral biology and eventually became a PADI Divemaster and led shark-focused […]

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My PADI Story: PADI Instructor Virginia Watson

My PADI Story: PADI Instructor Virginia Watson

26 July, 2017 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

Photos supplied by Virginia Watson When you think of New Zealand, you might not think of scuba diving – but you should. New Zealand is home to some incredible dive sites and stunning marine life. As a PADI Instructor with Dive Otago, Virginia Watson gets to call these amazing dive […]

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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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Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

Shark Attack Survivor and Shark Advocate Mike Coots

24 July, 2017 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

When Mike Coots was 18, he was attacked by a tiger shark while bodyboarding off the coast of Kauai. He lost most of his right leg, and nearly lost his life. An average person might decide to avoid the ocean, and renounce all sharks as bloodthirsty man-eaters, but Mike Coots […]

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Is Scuba Diving Safe?

Is Scuba Diving Safe?

17 July, 2017 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Scuba diving is enjoyed by thousands of people around the world every day and is considered a low-risk activity compared to many other outdoor and sporting activities – even such widespread activities as swimming, jogging and all-terrain vehicle riding have higher reported fatality rates than diving. How likely are you […]

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So, What’s so Special about the Underwater World?

So, What’s so Special about the Underwater World?

17 July, 2017 at 12:45 am Comments are Disabled

By guest blogger Lowri James When you descend below the surface, you are welcomed into an underwater world filled with colour, life and beauty.  As divers, it is our duty to treat this world with the utmost respect and consideration as we are, in effect, ambassadors for ocean conservation.  There […]

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