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Ocean Mimic is a brand and charity united by one common vision — healthy, plastic-free oceans. Our love for the oceans is at the heart of everything we do. Ocean Mimic was founded in 2018 by Emma Sparrow and Chelsea Clements who were working together for an eco-conscience dive centre, Orca Nation on Rawa Island in Malaysia. The importance of environmental education was at the forefront of their mind and they saw firsthand how diving how the power to inspire people. In Bali, the waste issue is extensive and needs a multitude of approaches to solve the problem. We want…

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Nothing since the devastation of the Spanish flu in 1918, has the world seen since the arrival of the lethal virus COVID19. This killer virus has infected all walks of life. Worldwide, deaths are staggering. Countries around the world have scrambled to produce a vaccine. The diving industry which relies on travel, sales, and many more related offshoots of the business has also felt these impacts. Liveaboards/dive travel came to a screeching halt during this pandemic. In many places, local diving picked up but with strict regulations put in place. PADI members from across the world put together a positive…

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Today’s featured diver is Dan Orr from Driggs, Idaho. Diving since the 1950’s Dan has certainly had the opportunity to dive anywhere and everywhere. A diver, an instructor, a course director and a Vietnam veteran, at the age of 73 Dan continues to be an inspiration to divers everywhere. When and where did you start diving? I started experimenting with diving in the late 1950’s while living in Miami, Florida and spending time in the Florida Keys. I got certified in 1964 in Dayton, Ohio. Why did you start diving? A family friend was Art McKee, the first treasure hunter in the…

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Last Breath is a documentary film by Richard da Costa and Alex Parkinson, debuting in 2019. The story is about a major saturation diving accident in 2012, when diver Chris Lemons had his umbilical cord severed and was trapped about 100 metres (324 feet) below the sea without heat or light, and his backup tank contained a limited amount of breathing gas. Together with his colleagues, Duncan Allcock and David Yuasa, Chris Lemons were carrying out repairs 100 metres (324 feet) below the surface of the North Sea, assisted by the Bibby Topaz support vessel. The dynamic positioning system of…

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The Scuba News has uploaded the YouTube video for your viewing pleasure, for those of you who missed or were unable to attend Jill’s presentation of the Ice Age Ochre in Mexico. This was a fascinating evening learning about underwater caves and ancient ocher deposit mining activity on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Read The Scuba News Article on the Ochre Mine Underwater in Mexico. Kick Back and Enjoy!

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Stig Severinsen: “The Guy Who Doesn’t Breathe” Denmark’s 47-year-old Stig Severinsen broke the Guinness World Record for lengthwise underwater swimming with a length of 202.0 metres (662.73 feet). He achieved this record in open water in the Sea of Cortez near Mexico. Severinsen is the record holder of four AIDA freediving world records by incorporating yoga and his understanding of physiology in freediving. Two Guinness World Records were achieved in 2010: he swam 236 feet (72 metres) under the ice in March of that year wearing only swimming trunks and goggles, surpassing Wim Hof’s March 2000 record by 47.6 feet…

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The TRITON 3300/6 is the world’s highest-capacity submersible rated at 1,000 metres. Large families, groups of friends or invited visitors will share the unforgettable experience of deep-sea diving together for the first time. It does not compromise on the consistency for which Triton hulls are renowned, considering the immense challenges in manufacturing a certifiable sphere of this scale: it is optically fine, distortion-free and fully colourless. The TRITON 3300/6 is the first submersible to feature the biggest spherical acrylic pressure hull in the world, building on the most popular series production platform in the industry. The TRITON 3300/6 can transport…

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