A curious thing happened as the last diver began to climb out of the water on a charter dive boat's ladder following the day's final dive.  He stuck his face mask into the water for one last glimpse below and then excitedly shouted, "Hey! There's a huge shark right below us!" Pandemonium. Half-dressed divers scrambling...
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This week marks the 32nd season of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, appearing in more than 220 countries and territories around the world – a clear sign that it’s the perfect opportunity for PADI® to rally public support for shark conservation. Although the media (and most certainly Shark Week) have played into harmful stereotypes and myths...
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All images provided by Mohd Mazlan Tenggol Island lies off the coast of Terengganu in Malaysia. Measuring just three by two kilometres/1.8 by 1.24 miles this island might be small but it certainly has a big underwater personality. With over twenty dive sites on offer, this South China Sea Island is more than worthy of...
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Beginning in 2015, each year the dive community comes together for Women's Dive Day – an annual event that celebrates the contributions and dedication shown by the women in diving, and smashes the myth that diving is a "guy" sport. Some of the most inspirational people in diving are formidable and passionate women who are...
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All images provided by B&J Diving Centre Off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, lay some of Malaysia’s best diving islands. Redang, Perhentian, Lang Tengah, Tenggol and, of course, Tioman, are underwater playgrounds; teeming with life and bursting with colour. Diving in Tioman caters to every level of diver from tranquil calm dive sites that...
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Early in my life in eastern United States, I took up exploring the underside of the surface in ponds, rivers, lakes and the ocean. Later, as an athlete and waterman in high school near Chicago, I became intoxicated by the scuba bug. Like most people when they are young, I lacked the time and money...
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