Juvenile Great White Shark Rescued at Sydney Beach

A baby great white shark washed up at Shelly Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches yesterday afternoon. After several failed attempts to return the injured shark to the sea, rescuers moved it to the nearby Fairy Bower ocean pool. The juvenile shark, nicknamed ‘Fluffy,’ was around 2 metres (9.8 feet) long […]

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Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017

Freediver demonstrates Dynamic With Fin discipline This weekend, the Splash Freediving New Zealand Pool Nationals 2017 will be held in Auckland. PADI are proud to be a sponsor of the event and to support the growth of freediving not only in New Zealand but around the world. The event will […]

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Written by Toni Norton, founder of Purple Turtle Diving, London You know when you first meet someone and at some point the conversation is bound to turn to what you do for a living?  That’s always an interesting conversation for me.  When I answer “I’m a diving instructor”, I tend […]

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Why Are Coral Reefs Important?Why Are Coral Reefs Important?

Written by Guest Blogger Nicole Helgason Life in the ocean starts with coral reefs. From the first polyp to the complex ecosystems they have become today, coral reefs support innumerable life above and below the water. As a marine ecosystem, coral reefs are the most diverse and productive habitat supporting […]

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16 Holiday Hints to Help, Not Hinder, Coral Reefs16 Holiday Hints to Help, Not Hinder, Coral Reefs

As divers, we are extremely fortunate to explores parts of the world which some will only view on television or in magazines. We are also ambassadors for the amazing underwater ecosystems which we explore. Let’s try and make sure each and every dive site we visit remains in the same […]

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