Humpback Whales

15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales

1) The humpback whale makes the longest migration between seasonal feeding and breeding areas of any mammal. 2) Orcas and dusky sharks are among known predators of humpback whale calves. 3) One disputed estimate suggests that there were almost 250,000 humpbacks in the North Atlantic before whaling began. There are now 12,000. 4) Following the 1986 global moratorium on whale hunting, humpbacks have moved from Endangered to Vulnerable, and in 2008, to Least Concern, with an estimated population of more than 60,000 animals. 5) Male humpbacks are the Pavarottis of [...]

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Marine Conservation

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson Talks Marine Conservation

PADI CEO Dr. Drew Richardson recently discussed his determination to turn the world’s divers into an army working for marine conservation. PADI CEO and President Dr. Drew Richardson heads up the world’s largest scuba-diving training agency, and he is determined to mobilize this huge network of divers as a force for good. Recently at the Maldives Underwater Festival he shared his vision for an army of ocean ambassadors working for marine conservation. In 2017, PADI announced a corporate philosophy that embraces ‘four pillars [...]

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Richard Ten Brinke

Scuba Diving and Fitness

Scuba diving started out with a reputation of being high risk and requiring great physical strength. Those early days used rubber dry suits and flotation gear was often a military surplus Mae West life jacket. The Mae West was only used at the end of the dive to keep you afloat. Divers use pure muscle power to counter difference in buoyancy. Equipment was often heavy and bulky. Clearly not a task for a youngster or member of the “weaker [...]

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Breathing from a Free-Flowing Scuba Diving Regulator

A second-stage free flow regulator happens when the downstream valve in the second stage sticks wide open. Most of us have experienced that at one time or other at the surface. You place your regulator in the water at the surface with its mouthpiece face-up, and the next thing you know, your reg is wildly free-flowing. Usually, all you have to do is put your thumb or hand over the mouthpiece or turn the reg face-down, submerged in the [...]

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Koh Tao diving Tour

Discover Scuba Diving

See for yourself what scuba diving is all about! Try a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience in 1 day. Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. The Fun Part There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting [...]

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Scuba Diving Gear for Beginners from Aqualung

With scuba diving  Aqua Lung being the brand name that introduced the world to scuba diving 75 years ago this year, it’s fair to say that they know what they’re doing when making kit. Right now they have a fantastic range of gear to help you discover the underwater world. From taking your very first breath underwater to becoming a seasoned diver, Aqua Lung has something for you. Aqua Lung equipment has intuitive features and functions as well as stylish design, so you’re [...]

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Dive Boat

Distracted Diving and Task Overload

Driving while being distracted has become a major problem around the world and will likely get worse before it gets better. The use of a cell phone while driving, either sending a text message or talking on the phone, has been shown as being as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. In New York State, the rest areas along the expressways and highways have been renamed to Text areas, with reminder signs that three violations of distracted [...]

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scuba diving

Scuba Diving @ Sail Rock

 Scuba Diving at Sail Rock  On Thursday the 6th September Start 7am pick from your hotel Transfer to the pier Light breakfast served at the pier Deport for Sail Rock 8am Two dives at Sail Rock with lunch in between Arrive back at the pier 1pm Contact us here

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discover scuba diving

Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving See for yourself what scuba diving is all about! Try a Discover Scuba Diving experience in 1 day. Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. See for yourself what scuba diving is all about! Try a Discover Scuba Diving experience in [...]

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