Thanks to the work of wildlife officials in India, a baby whale shark that found itself entangled in a gillnet is swimming free. These spotted neonates are rarely seen, which makes the successful rescue all the more exciting. Read more
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Szilvia Gogh, founder of Miss-Scuba™, has partnered with Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit®, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi and her partner and twin sister Caroline “Coco” of Surf Diva®, the annual PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, and Ocean Adventures Dive Company to create a celebration of the female spirit and finding excitement in life. Read more
Adidas Swimwear made with Recycled Ocean Plastics
Now Adidas and Parley have unveiled a swimwear collection made of Econyl a fibre with the same characteristics of traditional nylon and polyester, but produced from recovered plastic fishing nets. Read more
Best Dive Practices
It is really important that you teach your customers about the importance of the marine environment as well as ensure that together you are taking all necessary precautions to not negatively impact it. The tips below are easily supported by using the icons poster which can be downloaded and used in your briefings. Read more
Guidance for Tourists – Scuba Divers
The following is information you must know before diving. By following these simple instructions you are helping to preserve the marine environment for future generations
Revillagigedo Islands, December 2016
Author and photographer: Chrisrtian Vizl
I met Dora Sandoval, owner of the Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard Dive Boat, a few years ago. A popular dive magazine sent me to write an article and take pictures about her boat that she proudly operates in some of Mexico´s most magical waters. I found myself very impressed by the quality of service Dora and her crew work diligently to deliver to her divers on every trip. I remember she mentioned to me about her latest adventure which was redesigning another liveaboard, “Quino El Guardian”. The Quino was to be a vessel specifically built not only for scuba diving but also for scientific research and education. I became very interested in her idea especially during these times when our oceans face grave danger due to the devastation we humans are imposing around the world.
Malibu resident Georgienne Bradley runs a lean nonprofit out of Malibu, but that hasn’t stopped her from blazing an international trail of impact. And while those she has helped aren’t quite able to thank her, she’s quite certain that her work will have a long-lasting impact for many years to come.
At first glance, scuba diving may seem a surprising therapy for people with severe cognitive and physical disorders. But as Jim Elliott, founder of the non-profit Diveheart knows, diving can be a potent treatment. Participants find they not only experience freedom from the obstacles they face on land, but also relief from chronic pain, increased mobility, and most importantly, a boost in self-esteem. Read more
I met Polo during a dive trip aboard the Quino El Guardian in the Northern Sea of Cortez. He was introduced as a fisherman from an organization called COBI. Polo used to be a fisherman in the Sea of Cortez. They said that Polo was going to be joining us on our dives. Read more