Alonissos National Marine ParkScuba diving Alonissos Greece 2

Written by guest blogger, Florine Alonissos National Marine Park is one of the largest in Europe Created in 1992, Alonissos National Park was Greece’s first marine protected area. In Piperi Island, its most protected zone, the endangered monk seals, endemic species to the Mediterranean Sea, live and breed. The fact […]

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Combining a Passion for Diving with a Passion for Conservation

Photo by Resa Janssen Like many divers, the team from The Dive Shack, feel a responsibility to protect our ocean planet. So when they saw the chance to combine an upcoming dive trip with conservation activities they jumped at the chance. Earlier in the year, eleven divers travelled with The […]

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Imagine spending six months on a boat, sailing thousands of nautical miles, suffering from sleep deprivation and sometimes illness, all while filming and editing a television show. This was Ellis Emmett’s life while filming his new show for Outside TV – Over The Horizon. “The key to mobile television production […]

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Splash Freediving NZ Pool NationalsIt’s a Wrap! Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

Photo supplied by Freediving New Zealand PADI were proud to sponsor the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals held in Auckland over the weekend. The event saw freedivers from across New Zealand and the world come together to compete across three disciplines – Static Apnea, Dynamic With Fins and Dynamic […]

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Introducing scuba equipment at infants schoolIntroducing scuba equipment at infants school

Written by Kerrie Eade of Ocean Turtle Diving One of the most rewarding aspects of running a dive centre and being a diving instructor is introducing new people to the underwater world that we all love. At Ocean Turtle Diving we are lucky to have a wide range, and diverse group, […]

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