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Scuba Diving and Sunscreen – Updated

Scuba Diving and Sunscreen – Updated

24 April, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

A few years ago, I wrote about my search for the best sunscreen for scuba divers. I wondered if by slathering myself in sunscreen before every dive if I’d been (unintentionally) harming marine life. The original article received nearly half a million views and generated some great comments and suggestions […]

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How To Clean Up The Ocean Starting Today

How To Clean Up The Ocean Starting Today

21 April, 2016 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

There’s a reason divers show up in droves for organized dive-site clean-ups. Not only do we get the feel-good high of helping, but we also allow sites to return to their natural state — beautiful and thriving. Group clean-ups are easy to find during April, aka Earth Month, but even […]

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Sipadan’s New Underwater Marshals

Sipadan’s New Underwater Marshals

9 March, 2016 at 7:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Last July, Sabah’s State Government appointed 6,846.5 hectares or coral reef surrounding Pulau Sipadan as a protected park in an effort to preserve marine life in the area. Previously only the 13.5 hectares of land was protected, restricting Sabah Parks from enforcing conservation laws in the surrounding waters. A ceremony […]

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The Secret to Identifying Fish – Up to 4000 species

The Secret to Identifying Fish – Up to 4000 species

29 November, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

When there are more than 21,000 species of fish around the world and more than 4,000 species that live on coral reefs, how is it possible for “the guy with all the PADI cards” to be so good at identifying fish? All you know what to do is say, “I saw […]

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The Fastest Fish in the Ocean

The Fastest Fish in the Ocean

16 November, 2015 at 6:33 pm Comments are Disabled

If you own freediving, jet or split fins, you may think that you’re quite the swimmer – and you might be – when comparing yourself to your fellow scuba divers. When comparing yourself to the speeds at which the fastest fish in the world reach, we’re sorry to say – you […]

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5 Marine World Heritage Listed Sites

5 Marine World Heritage Listed Sites

10 November, 2015 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

World Heritage Sites are places that are listed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) as having either physical or cultural importance. They are recognised as providing outstanding universal value that should form part of the heritage of mankind. UNESCO’s World Heritage Fund provides money to these sites […]

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