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Wetsuit Buyers Guide: Wetsuit Types

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If you are looking to buy a wetsuit, the terminology, and a huge range of choice, can be a little confusing. You need to consider the type of suit, it’s thickness, construction, and fit. So where do you start? In order to help you make a well-informed decision and choose a suit that will be ideal for your needs, we have decided to create a series of starters guides, dealing will all things wetsuits.

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Posted in: Dive Gear

Manatee vs. Dugong - What’s the Difference?

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Both manatees and dugongs, nicknamed "sea cows", are slow-moving herbivorous (mostly) marine mammals that belong to the Sirenian animal order. The first sailors were persuaded that these creatures were sirens (or mermaids), hence the name of the order. There are five known species of Sirenia - the West Indian manatee, the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee, the dugong and the extinct Stellar’s sea cow (hunted to extinction in the 18th Century). Although, manatees and dugongs have a lot in common, they are oceans apart in terms of location, biology and behavior.

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Posted in: Marine Life

Freediving Record Governing Associations: AIDA vs. CMAS

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In one of our previous articles we have discussed all of the different competitive disciplines in freediving. Today we have decided to look at the organizations that make up the rules and regulate the competitions. Currently, the world of apnea is governed by two world associations: CMAS and AIDA - both ratify records, both declare their athletes world champions.

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Posted in: Freediving

Coral Etiquette 101 - Reefs Are Not Rocks

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Coral reefs worldwide are attracting increasing numbers of scuba divers, snorkelers and freedivers. Unfortunately, those same visitors who come to admire them are often causing damage to corals and the marine life they support. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge and/or proper training. People often forget or don't care to pay attention to the marine life around them. Some don't even realize that corals are living organisms.

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Posted in: Marine Life

AWARE Week 2018 - Take Action for the Ocean

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From 15-23 September 2018, divers, instructors, dive centers, resorts and local dive groups all over the globe will come together to celebrate the ocean and act for change. A collaboration between PADI and Project AWARE, the AWARE week aims at spreading the message of conservation and empowering more divers to look after the underwater world.

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Summer 2018 Divers Digest

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The fall is upon us, but before we say goodbye to the summer, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the most exciting stories that took place during this amazing fun-filled season.

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