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If you want your water sporting and outdoor equipment to last as long as possible, it’s essential to store it properly. Your gear is a considerable cost investment, so maintaining it for the long term will help you get as much value from it as possible. Even if you choose to upgrade to newer equipment, you’ll be able to sell older gear more easily if it’s been well maintained. Here, we’ll outline in detail how to properly stow and maintain your gear. Sun, water, and salt can undermine the longevity of your scuba gear, so maintaining these items is all about cleaning…

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“The opportunity to go to a place where nobody has ever been before, to be the first to shine light into the darkness is so inspiring to me, that’s what motivates me, that’s what keeps me moving forward. We know more about space than we do about the inner space of our plant”.Jill Heinerth To celebrate the World Oceans Day 2021, Suunto ambassador Jill Heinerth shares insights from her 20 year diving career. Capturing our changing planet and educating the public about the growing threat of climate change is what is increasingly moving her to dive and explore our blue…

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Garry Dallas demonstrates a DSMB deployment in a 15m (49 feet) depth swimming pool in Durktank, Belgium. Practicing skills while hovering in very shallow water at 2.7m will make any deeper dive DSMB deployment much easier. It’s all about buoyancy transfer. Because there are so many problems with DSBM deployment, most divers rely on their more experienced friend to do it. Scuba divers utilize a surface marker buoy, also known as a dive float or just a blob, at the end of a line to show the diver’s position to persons on the surface while the diver is underwater. Two…

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I had the opportunity to listen to the live broadcast of the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) where they discussed the results of their investigation into the tragic fire aboard the dive boat, Conception, where 34 divers lost their lives. During the meeting’s 4+ hours of discussion, they reviewed all aspects of the incident as they were preparing their final report and recommendations. There were several issues identified as board members and committee heads discussed details, some very hard to listen to, of things that contributed to the catastrophic loss of life. Image courtesy of Dan Orr Consulting…

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Image courtesy of Dan Orr Consulting As we know all too well, the pandemic has had a devastating effect on the global diving industry and on our sport. Many of us have been out of the water for more than a year and we are itching, and for many of us, desperate to get back underwater. As more and more of our diving compatriots are getting vaccinated and popular dive locations around the world slowly and cautiously begin to open, we must be careful that our enthusiasm to return to the water doesn’t overtake our ability to use all the…

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Whether you have come to Bali for diving and want to use your “no-fly” time to the fullest or you are relaxing for a few weeks soaking up the magic of Bali. Bali is steeped in rich heritage and culture. In all my trips whether it’s a return visit to the Monkey Forest or Tirta Gangaor Tirta Empul you always see something new. Here are some different suggestions away from the normal tourist trail. Massive shout out to Fredy from Bali Distinction Tours for looking after me once again. Please remember that most of the tourist attractions from Temples, Mount Agung…

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When you started your open water course you may have relied on the dive centres equipment.  Most dive centres use high quality, well maintained gear for your comfort, safety and peace of mind. As you get grabbed by the scuba bug you will most likely want to look at buying your own kit. Long term its more cost effective and gives more confidence and comfort knowing your own gear.  If you plan on diving 20/30 times a year, then it’s certainly worth investing in your own gear. With an excellent range of high-quality equipment from reputable manufacturers you will be spooled for…

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It has been a while since sent the Dewi sent out their last newsletter. The ship is still safely anchored in Sorong harbour with half of the crew on-board. These are the guys who hold key positions to maintain Dewi Nusantara in tip top shape and keep her safe. The Dewi wants to thank all their guests for their kind wishes and concern for all of our team. We all remain safe and well. We are all just itching to get back to doing what we love and welcoming you back on board but, we have to be patient. The…

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Our little island has been a source of hope in the dark for so many. Throughout countless challenges, Misool has thrived, proving that sustainable tourism can protect the environment as well as the small coastal communities that depend upon these reefs. Survival against the odds is written into our DNA. The Covid 19 crisis has developed at breakneck speed, and we’ve all had to adapt, fast. On 17 March, the mayor of Sorong issued a statement instructing Garuda Indonesia (as well as four other domestic airlines) to stop issuing tickets to foreigners traveling to Sorong until further notice. On the same day,…

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Full Name: Stefan PanisAge: 42Live in: BelgiumWorking for: Freelance photographer (Diver, DUIKEN magazine, Wetnotes, Hippocampe,..)Diver Qualifications:  The 12 Questions  When and where did you start diving?   I started diving through my father at the age of six and my first dive was in Isla d’Ischia in Italy. I was so fortunate, we spent a family holiday on a Belgian yacht based there. Ischia has had a rich history during Roman times. At that time the water levels were much lower, and where we were anchored, underneath an old castle, there had been a pottery. Even the old road was visible,…

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