Written by Alexandra Dimitriou Pottery Cyprus has a rich history. Dive sites are littered with ancient pottery called Amphorae. Most of them have been there so long that they've slowly been enveloped into the sedimentary rock, and are a permanent feature of the underwater landscape. They're heavily protected by Cypriot law however, so take your beautiful...
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Guest Article by Ollie Clarke About a year ago, when I first started to tell friends and family I was moving to Timor-Leste to work as a PADI Instructor, the response I got was either, “umm is that … in Africa?” Or, “Ooo err is that safe?” Well having lived here for a year, I...
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In celebration of AWARE Week, Project AWARE® and PADI® are encouraging divers around the globe to focus on ocean conservation. Whether it's through learning, inspiring, or taking action, there are so many amazing ways to get involved. With marine debris being one of the biggest issues facing the ocean, one of the most popular ways...
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PADI® is committed to protecting and preserving our oceans, and part of this involves educating divers on how they can play their part.  That's why we've partnered up with Project AWARE® to offer three specialty courses - the Project AWARE Specialty, the AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty and the Dive Against Debris® Specialty.  These conservation-focused courses...
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Written by Sarah Russell Thanks to the efforts of freedivers and conservationists across the world, insights are being discovered to help shape the way we protect and conserve marine life, as well as to improve marine education and sustainability overall. Here are three initiatives in particular that are worth knowing about. Coral gardening, saving the...
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