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Tom Mount, a pioneer in technical and cave diving has sadly passed away at 82. Tom was founding member of the National Association for Cave Diving, the first cave diver training organization in the United States and in 1992 was appointed president and chief executive officer of IANTD, a position he held until 2005. Mount was often considered to be one of the early pioneers of diver training, including developing dive tables in relation to the use of trimix. Mount published a number of technical diving texts, including the Technical Diver Encyclopedia, Exploration and Mixed Gas Diving Encyclopedia and Tek Closed Circuit Rebreather. Often referred to as a…

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Join us on 19th February as we discuss and celebrate the many motivations to embark on an experience with GVI in 2022! At this Open Day you’ll learn about our marine conservation programs in Seychelles and Belize, as well as our virtual internship programs. We’ll also be joined by an industry expert who will talk about how you can add your GVI experience to any CV/resume! We then host a live Q&A session after each talk – encouraging attendees to ask questions in real time and have them answered. To read more about GVI, click here. To watch our last Open Day, click here. TO…

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Reef-World’s annual report reveals that the charity continues to prioritise coral reef health moving forward. The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – reveals the highlights and major developments in their latest 2020–2021 annual report today. The report shows how the charity has had to adapt to the pandemic to continue to deliver and is determined to build back better. While grassroots work was unable to occur throughout most of the year due to the global pandemic, digital innovations have enabled the charity to continue to help the marine tourism industry reduce its…

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Here are part 2 of our 14 unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive with your family: Maldives The Maldives is a wish-list item for any traveler and attracts divers from around the world each year. With numerous atolls and family-friendly resorts to choose from, you are spoilt for choice at this special destination. There is diving for all experience levels, with thrilling deep channels, easy-going shallow reefs and stunning pinnacles. But the real highlight for any family visiting the Maldives is snorkeling with whale sharks and manta rays. Yap, Micronesia If you are prepared to head further afield, you will be…

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Learning to scuba dive will forever change the way you and your family view the world. You will get to explore breathtaking underwater landscapes filled with colourful marine life and go on adventures that other families only dream of. Anyone from age 10 can learn to dive, making this a safe fun sport for the whole family. Start the adventure today with these unbeatable places to learn to scuba dive. Dive with your Family in Egypt With its almost endless options for scuba diving, Egypt tops the list of our top places to learn to scuba dive with your family. Sharm el Sheikh has…

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SeaLife has launched their Android app for the popular SportDiver Smartphone housing. The SeaLife SportDiver is a compact, lightweight underwater housing that fits most Android smartphones and Apple phones from iPhone 7 and up. The Android and iOS apps work with the current OS and the previous version, e.g. the Android app presently works with Android 11 and 10. The SeaLife SportDiver housing allows divers to take photos and video with their smartphone down to 130 feet or 40 meters. The heavy-duty housing is constructed of polycarbonate, stainless steel, aluminum and optical grade glass. And while the SportDiver housing is “heavy duty”, it is…

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Earning the rating of SSI Master Diver is the pinnacle of recreational scuba diving. Becoming an SSI Master Diver in 2021 not only allows you to join the growing ranks of this prestigious dive rating but will make you a better, safer diver. There are many reasons why every diver should strive to achieve the Master Diver rating; however, we have listed our top four here. Reason 1: Become the Best of the Best – Master Diver Earning the SSI Master Diver rating is not exactly easy. You must first log at least 50 dives and get certified in a…

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DEMA is excited to share that DEMA Show 2021 is less than five months away, and Las Vegas, home of DEMA Show 2021, is completely open for business! As of June 1, 2021, Las Vegas has returned to pre-pandemic guidelines, including “removing all restrictions involving capacity limits, large gatherings, and more.” DEMA Show 2021 will be taking place IN-PERSON at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV this November 16-19 (Tuesday–Friday). The Show will follow and be enforcing the proper protocols and safety measures that are deemed appropriate at that time. With the Show only months away, start preparing…

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Shark Week Is Our Favorite Thing About Summer! SHARK WEEK, now in its 33rd year, is back for another summer of large sharks and even greater bites. On Discovery and Discovery Plus, you can watch more shark programming than ever before starting July 11 and running through July 18th. Discover a shark film festival across Discovery platforms leading up to SHARK WEEK. WEEK OF THE SHARK The jaw-dropping program for 2021 will feature all-new innovative shark stories that will give incredible insights into the enigmatic world of these majestic creatures. SHARK ACADEMY, Discovery’s first-ever shark competition docu-series, will premiere this…

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Bernadette Jordan is Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Liz and Sylvia’s Guest. A coastal Canadian from Nova Scotia, Minister Jordan has always been a strong advocate for the ocean. Because of her leadership, Canada has taken serious action on the removal of abandoned vessels, which pose serious threats to our waterways. Her advocacy on this issue led to the development of the Oceans Protection Plan; Canada’s $1.5 billion national plan to strengthen marine conservation and safety. Under her leadership as Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada is now developing its first-ever, national Blue Economy…

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