Can’t decide whether to get your scuba certification while on holiday or at home before you travel? With a PADI® Open Water referral, you don’t have to choose. A PADI referral allows you to complete most of your scuba training at home and finish your certification dives anywhere in the world. Avoid studying during your...
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To most, just the name ‘whale shark’ conjures feelings of excitement, mystery and curiosity. But how much do you really know about the world’s largest fish? Here are nine interesting facts you might not have known about this majestic marine mammal. 1. They’re Not Whales, but the Largest Fish in the Ocean Whale sharks can...
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Every day, more and more scuba divers join the effort to protect our oceans. While this is excellent news, are all actions divers can get involved in always as helpful as we’ve been led to believe? There is one trend that’s started to fill my social media feed recently: coral reef restoration programs. Many non-profit...
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To celebrate Cupid’s arrival, we shine a spotlight on weird and wonderful undersea affections in the loved-up ocean. Heart of the ocean From the shape of reefs to octopuses (who have three), hearts are aplenty in the big blue. Here are more of Mother Nature’s most charming gestures: When the ocean says, ‘I love you’....
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Sumatra in Indonesia, is a land that brims with promises of adventure. From lush tropical rainforests through to white sand islands and towering volcanoes there is little that Sumatra doesn’t deliver. When it comes to scuba diving, Sumatra’s dive sites hold equal promise of excitement. Although Sumatra is a large land mass, scuba diving is...
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Originally posted on Dive Desk Maldives Ismail Shahiq Shiyaad completed his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, PADI Underwater Photography Specialty Course, Emergency First Response and Emergency First Responder Instructor course at Dive Desk. He is a medical nurse by profession and is currently employed in Queensland, Australia. The very thought of turquoise oceans makes...
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