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Blacktip Island Scuba Divers Sight Extinct Mega-Shark Filed under Caribbean, Scuba Diving. Tagged as blog fiction, Caribbean megalodon, giant shark, humor, megalodon, megalodon teeth, shark, shark teeth, Tim W. Jackson:.
Fourth Element Technical Shorts These neoprene shorts from UK manufacturer Fourth Element feature generously sized expanding, self-draining Cordura pockets with additional sleeves to carry wet notes. Reinforced for durability, they have a non-slip lining and adjustable waist-belt to keep them secure.
Marvin creates a diversion For divers isolated at home and battling to keep young children occupied, the Manta Trust says it can help to keep them entertained - and educated. The new Manta Trust Kid's Club is posting online weekly manta ray - and marine-themed activities and competitions for children to work through.
Fourth Element Is Running A Bunch Of Free Initiatives To Keep Its Customers Engaged Given that most of us divers are landlocked during the COVID-19 pandemic, the folks at Fourth Element are running a bunch of free digital initiatives to keep its customers engaged. Among those initiatives are online photogrammetry classes, virtual reality dives, an underwater film festival via Youtube as well as underwater photography workshops.
In 1982, A Team of Argentinian Frogmen Nearly Blew Up a British Frigate in Gibraltar In a few hours, they had been planning to embark on an underwater mission to blow up a Royal Navy frigate at port in Gibraltar, across the strait from Algeciras. Peronist Combat Divers.
Diving Being An Extreme Sport Doesn’t Make It Exclusive, This PJ Dive Center Proves It Flow Dive Center is a dive center in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, that offers PADI scuba diving courses to both adults and children.
Create your own "Dive" Stimulus Package As everyone here in the US has seen, it appears our government may have some relief for small businesses, unemployed and possibly even mortgage and student loan abatements or furloughs. All this is a good sign for our economy, and will help to create hope when we need it most.
RAID FREe-Learning is Now Live Today, we deliver on our promise from last week and have fully launched our FREe-Learning platform. We decided that we wanted to offer something for everyone. FREe-Learning is a unique innovation that provides free access to over 120 courses to anyone interested in-or about to participate in-our sport.
Molchanovs Freediving Launches Online Movement Molchanovs Freediving has announced the launch of the Molchanovs Movement to help freedivers around the world cope with the current global situation caused by the Coronavirus.
Photographer of the Week – Yatwai So Juvenile sweetlips, Anilao, Philippines. While Yatwai hails from Hong Kong, he dives almost exclusively in Southeast Asia at some of the region's most well-known dive hotspots.
Keldan Announces New Product Range Swiss pro video light maker Keldan has unveiled its full product range for 2020. The company's 4X and 8X lights have received a 20% increase in power as well as higher color rendering index values. The 4X 85 CRI now outputs 10,000 lumens, while the 8X 95 CRI and 8X 85 CRI output 15,000 and 18,000 lumens, respectively.
April Calendar for Staying Engaged with the Underwater World As many parts of the world are currently staying at home to minimize the spread of COVID-19, educators, divers and non-profit organizations are doing everything they can to keep us engaged with the ocean. So, we've put together this calendar of scuba-related activities you can do each day this month.
Emergency cash offer for clubs Dive-clubs hit financially by the coronavirus restrictions might wish to follow up on a possible lifeline being extended by Sport England. The public body, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has announced a £195 million package to support clubs in the sports and physical activities sector.
10 days in Maui - Part I Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands and is often referred to as the Valley Isle. This refers to the flat bridge of land between the two volcanoes that make up the island: Haleakala to the east and the West Maui mountains to the west.
Instagram Alert: 7 Incredible Freediving Photos in Indonesia So, wherever you are, kick-back and enjoy a taste of freediving photos in Indonesia. This photo was taken in breathtaking Raja Ampat, a remote diving haven in Eastern Indonesia made up of over 1500 islands.
Women Divers Hall Of Fame Scholarships Announced The Women Divers Hall of Fame has announced the recipients of its 2020 scholarships. Each grant is designed to provide educational and financial support.
Right whales should have right of way: Ships ignoring slow down zone North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered whales on our planet. They were hunted to the brink of extinction until 1935, when whaling this species was banned. Today, there are only about 400 left, and they continue to face threats from ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear.
Kids Stuck At Home Because of COVID-19? Teach Them About Sharks! They offer lesson plans, curriculum, activities, teaching guides and more. All are free to download. For the next four weeks, they will also be hosting free shark webinars featuring scientists, divers, photographers, conservationists and more. All you need is the free Zoom application to watch live.
The Rose Castle: The Crown Jewel of the wrecks in Conception Bay The crown jewel of the Bell Island wrecks, the Rose Castle sits slightly deeper than the others, while still providing plenty to see at recreational depths. It is beyond the reach of currents and icebergs, and its pristine condition will astound you.
Let's come together in these physically distancing times These are difficult times, especially for people who lack safe shelter, food and other necessities - and for those on the front lines. Even though we must maintain physical distance, we need to come together more than ever. As bad as things are, and could get, compassion and wisdom will ensure that good emerges from this.
Dolphin plays 'Who's a good dog' for scuba divers Scuba divers on a recent trip to Mexico's Socorro Island encountered a dolphin that appeared to roll over and play dead briefly before swimming away. The accompanying footage, captured by Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, shows the dolphin rest on the sea floor and roll onto its side as the divers approached.
Engineers in Italy have transformed scuba diving masks into ventilators - they could now be arriving at UK hospitals to treat coronavirus patients Engineers in Italy have transformed scuba diving masks into ventilators - and now the specialist masks could be arriving at UK hospitals to treat coronavirus patients. A 3D printer business based in Italy helped hospitals by converting a snorkeling mask into a C-PAP mask for oxygen therapy, required to help people with severe cases of Covid-19.
How to Get Your Diving Fix While on Lockdown If, like us, you're spending most of your time at home right now, there are still ways to get your diving fix - and stay connected to the rest of the diving community. Here are a few ideas, including training agencies, your local dive center and a look beyond these.
Keeping Our Little Ocean Enthusiasts Entertained During Lockdown Here are our suggestions to keep the little ocean enthusiasts entertained while on lockdown. One of our favorite creatures in the oceans are mermaids, and we are lucky that the team at DeeperBlue.com know a real-life one - Mermaid Linden!
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