Environment

Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving?

Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving?

27 June, 2013 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

The Best Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving? View the updated post… Growing up in the Pacific Northwest United States, sunscreen was something I bought once every five years. This a terrible idea, of course, because sunscreens expire in 1-3 years. I wised up after becoming an active diver and […]

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Video: Making A Difference – Dives Against Debris

Video: Making A Difference – Dives Against Debris

24 May, 2013 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

An amazing video from PADI Instructor Joanna Hurford who lives on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. The video shows the dedication of everyone involved in making a real difference. Over the space of around 10 beach clean ups, this rubbish was collected on Gili Trawangan which is a small island off north […]

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Coral Reefs 101

Coral Reefs 101

24 May, 2013 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Coral reefs offer endless exploration opportunities for divers. It’s fascinating to think that these underwater structures are made from calcium carbonate secreted by living corals that grow and transform over thousands of years. But how do reefs come to be, and what exactly separates a fringing reef from a barrier […]

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Thank You PADI Divers for Saving Our Sharks!

Thank You PADI Divers for Saving Our Sharks!

19 March, 2013 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Support from PADI Divers helped sharks and rays get the international protection they need and deserve. PADI Divers rallied the global dive community behind five species of sharks, two species of manta rays and one species of sawfish. Because of all your hard work and commitment to ocean conservation, all […]

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Alligator receives prosthetic tail

Alligator receives prosthetic tail

13 March, 2013 at 5:04 am Comments are Disabled

Following on from Yu the turtle who received artificial limbs, we have “Mr Stubbs”, the alligator who was rescued by the Phoenix Herpatological Society in Arizona in 2005 after having his tail bitten off. After many months of development Mr Stubbs can now walk and swim again. If you missed it, check out Yu’s story.   […]

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Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Manta Rays

Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Manta Rays

21 February, 2013 at 8:30 am 2 comments

For divers, getting up close and personal with marine life in its natural habitat makes for a dive that won’t soon be forgotten. One of the most beloved of marine creatures is the graceful manta, and if you’re lucky enough to see these large beings glide and somersault through the sea, […]

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