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What Is Muck Diving And Why Should You Try It?

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The term “muck” diving, coined by a scuba legend Bob Halstead, takes its name from the sediment that lies on the bottom of many dive sites. This sediment can be a mixture of sand, silt and a variety of natural debris such as dead corals or coral rubble. Although, typical muck diving sites may appear to be desolate and uninspiring at the first glance, you really need to give this activity a chance.

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Posted in: Scuba Skills

99% of Green Sea Turtles Are Turning Female - Here Is Why

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Green sea turtles do not develop into males or females due to sex chromosomes, like humans and most other mammals do. Instead, they have temperature-dependant sex determination, which essentially means that the temperature outside a turtle egg influences the sex of the growing embryo. It is this unusual biological quirk, scientists say, may endanger the future of these creatures in a warmer world.

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Posted in: Marine Life

10 Basic Safety Rules for Freedivers

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If you are a beginner freediver or even just thinking about pursuing the sport, one of the first things you need to learn is how to dive and progress in a way that is safe. After all, there are always risks involved in dropping deep into the ocean, especially when it's done without proper instruction and training on safety procedures. So, to get you started we have gathered a list of rules that you need to follow in order to reduce the chances of an accident due to a physiological problem from improper freediving techniques.

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Posted in: Freediving

Garmin Descent Mk1 - An All-In-One Watch For The Ultimate Outdoorsman

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Garmin, a company well known for their GPS products and sports wearables, has recently entered the dive computer game, releasing the Descent Mk1. The device has immediately caused a buzz in the diving community. It is sleek, durable and packed with features, including a 1.2-inch color display, surface GPS navigation with rich color mapping, multiple dive modes, 3-axis compass, heart rate monitoring and dive-log uploading.

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Posted in: Dive Gear

Five Tips for Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching

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Whale and dolphin watching tours are growing in popularity, as more people understand that these animals should not be kept in captivity, and so choose to admire them in their natural habitat. Although observing the cetaceans in the wild has a huge potential for good, it needs to be undertaken responsibly to benefit not only the operators and local communities seeking a livelihood, but also the participants, whales, dolphins and the marine environment as a whole.

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Posted in: Marine Life
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