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SHE is the Ocean is a full-length documentary about great women. Russian SHE is the Ocean director, Inna Blokhina has chosen a number of women between the ages of 12 and 85 to create a cumulative mosaic portrait of women that devotes their lives to the ocean. The common thread is their engagement with the ocean and how it has shaped their lives and given them meaning beyond society’s normal boundaries. A feminine personality has always been assigned throughout history to the Ocean’s boundless power and mysterious inspiration. The Ocean was always referred to by humanity as a “She”. Even…

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Kraken Black Spiced Rum is marking the launch of its new limited edition ‘Unknown Deep’ bottle by opening an underwater ‘Dive Thru’. Go to http:www/theleagueofdarkness.co.uk for more details. The sub-aquatic rum outlet will be staffed single-handedly by fearless champion free-diver Beci Ryan, who is responsible for diving down and retrieving the special bottles for customers – all on a single breath of air. The free-diving enterprise is being undertaken at The National Dive Centre in Chepstow. Here Kraken is sending a prized batch of its limited edition bottles to the bottom of the flooded former quarry – all to be…

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Egyptian scuba diver Saddam Al-Kilany has claimed the longest saltwater dive world record, reportedly staying under water for an epic 145 hours, breaking the previous record of 142 hours and 42 minutes set by Turkish diver Cem Karabay in 2016. The record is awaiting confirmation and verification from Guinness World Records. According to his Facebook page, the aim was to achieve 150 hours and began on 5th November. His previous attempt 3 years ago lasted 101 hours and 20 minutes.

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New guidelines for conducting environmentally friendly beach and underwater cleanups The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – has launched new Green Fins cleanup guidelines to help dive and snorkel operators organise and host environmentally friendly coastal cleanups.  The guidelines guide dive professionals step-by-step through everything they’ll need to consider before, during and after beach and underwater cleanups. The guidance includes: how to choose a suitable location; promoting your event; briefing and educating participants; documentation of the event; best practice for underwater trash collection; tips for promoting your event; and data collection methods and reporting to initiatives…

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IDB support to enable Green Fins Global Hub development and launch of Green Fins Costa Rica The Reef-World Foundation – the international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – is thrilled to announce its Green Fins Global Hub proposal has been selected for project design under IDB Lab’s Beyond Tourism Challenge. This funding enables Reef-World to begin full development of the much-anticipated Green Fins Global Hub. The Green Fins Global Hub is a first-of-its-kind online platform which will empower marine tourism businesses to measurably improve their sustainability efforts. The Hub will house an online support system to raise operator awareness of the potential…

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A session not to be missed – a conversation between David Strike and Phil Short! Join them as they discuss dive education, cave diving to the leading of expedition. Speaker:Phil Short (UK) Dive Industry Consultant, Training Director for IANTD UK Moderator:David Strike (Australia) ADEX Ambassador for Technical Diving, Pioneer Thursday, November 5 – 6:30 pm Singapore time (GMT +8) With a background in adventure sports that included dry caving, Phil Short’s fascination with the flooded places within caves was amplified when he attended a talk by Martyn Farr on Cave Diving. Attending an Open Water Diver course run by Steve…

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Participants Around the World Can Use #UnderwaterSelfieDay to Raise Awareness and Enter to Win  PADI® and GoPro are teaming up to rally people around the world to dive in and make a statement for ocean conservation with the world’s first-ever Underwater Selfie Day on 7 November 2020. By flooding social media with amazing underwater photos and videos for one day, divers, water lovers and action sports enthusiasts will put a spotlight on the human connection to the ocean – showing millions of people around the world just how incredible it really is and why it’s worth protecting. “PADI is committed to growing its community…

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Want to be featured on the PADI Dive Stories Podcast? Share one of your most memorable dive stories with us for a chance to be featured in the listener DiveLog segment of an upcoming episode. To record and submit your dive story, click the ‘Record Your Dive Story’ button below, then follow the steps. Please limit your recording to a maximum length of one minute (60 seconds). We look forward to hearing from you. Click here to “Record Your Dive Story” Thank you for being part of our global community of PADI divers and ocean-lovers working together to seek adventure and save the ocean.…

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Reef-World’s annual report reveals tangible conservation impact despite COVID-19 disruptions New figures out today reveal that The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – certified more dive shops and reached more travellers with its conservation messaging than the previous year, despite disruptions to fieldwork caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Reef-World’s annual report, released today, revealed the charity reached 115,000+ travellers with its information on environmental best practice through its Green Fins initiative during its 2019–20 reporting period; up from the 110,000 travellers reached during 2018–19. With 115 dive centres assessed in 31 diving hotspots across 11 countries (compared to 98…

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