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Sharks Should be Respected, Not Feared

Sharks Should be Respected, Not Feared

1 June, 2018 at 12:48 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger Rachel Kerr  “We hear the word “shark” and we can’t help but immediately fill in the blank after it with “attack”.” – Elaina Zachos, writer for the National Geographic online Let’s be honest, sharks have a pretty bad reputation. Our obsession with sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating […]

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Ongoing Underwater Cleanups Around the Globe

Ongoing Underwater Cleanups Around the Globe

14 May, 2018 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

As divers, we have the unique opportunity to slip beneath the surface of the ocean and experience the incredible beauty of the underwater world first-hand. Along with that, we unfortunately often come face to face with the abundance of marine debris that litters our planet’s ocean ecosystems. Luckily, as divers, […]

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Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

Conserving Our Oceans with Plastic Cleanup Projects

25 April, 2018 at 1:01 am Comments are Disabled

Written by guest blogger Rachel Kerr Plastic is a threat to marine life and is rapidly destroying the underwater world’s divers love to explore. Plastic debris can injure and kill fish, marine animals and seabirds. Unfortunately, many marine species are on the verge of extinction because of the extensive plastic […]

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Women in Diving: Ocean Conservationists

Women in Diving: Ocean Conservationists

24 April, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

From shark awareness to navigating underwater cave systems and creating entire Marine Protected Areas, these underwater heroines have made conservation their mission. Dr. Sylvia Earle Known as Her Deepness by the New Yorker, this iconic oceanographer needs no introduction. Dr. Sylvia Earle has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence since 1998 […]

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Everything you need to know about  Fish, Chips and  Microplastics

Everything you need to know about Fish, Chips and Microplastics

23 April, 2018 at 1:03 am Comments are Disabled

Written by Alexandra Dimitriou Fish and chip shops, known as “chippies” have been a cornerstone of  British eateries for centuries. They are time old traditions that fill me with fond memories. As a child my mother would take us every Friday to the British Bases of Cyprus for the “best fish […]

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The PADI Community Shark Stories

The PADI Community Shark Stories

10 April, 2018 at 1:16 am Comments are Disabled

We asked the PADI® community to share their shark stories and images on Instagram using #200Sharks. We’re supporting diver and artist Francesca Page in her mission to paint 200 sharks, to raise awareness of the fact an estimated 200 are killed by humans every 60 seconds. (If you missed our introduction to […]

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