Prawno ApparelFreediver Gift Guide

 Written by Sophie Gaze December is here and that most likely means your holiday shopping deadline is fast approaching. Whether you are wondering what to get the freediver in your life, or you just want to treat yourself this holiday season, I have put together a guide of freediving […]

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FACT: Experiences Make You Happier Than Things Happiness doesn’t come from the things you own, it comes from things you do and the people who share your adventures – and we have the science to prove it! San Francisco State University recently conducted a study that found people who spent […]

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Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack I am on a mission to explore and document the best dive locations in the world, which brings me all over the planet, but there are some dive locations that I have to keep returning to, they are just so awesome. Komodo National Park […]

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Christmas Waste9 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Green This Year

As the holiday season approaches, you’ll notice an increase in a lot of things – family time, eating, drinking, stress, (makes us wonder if they’re somehow related to be honest) – and unfortunately waste as well. In the US alone, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by […]

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Celebrating Manta Week with Scuba Junkie

At both its Malaysia and Indonesia locations, Scuba Junkie are renowned for their continual contribution to their surrounding communities and marine ecosystem. One way they do this is by hosting conservation themed weeks that highlight different conservation issues and educate people on ways to address them. This year, Scuba Junkie […]

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