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How upside-down jellyfish can make the water sting

In some tropical waters like the Florida Keys mangrove forests, for snorkellers to stay safe, it’s not enough to not touch anything. It may not be a good idea to enter the water in the first place.

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Update: New dates announced for ADEX

The organisers of ADEX writes:

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Colour in Post Production

The fine-tuning of our underwater images in postproduction requires a closer look at colours and a skilled photographic eye.

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Red coral recovers in Mediterranean protected areas

Mediterranean species such as red coral, with a hard and striking red skeleton, is key for formations of encrusting corals and algae, as it gives it physical structure, increases its complexity and serves as protection for several species, which f

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A Brick Can Do That!

The clients died mainly because the professionals persisted with attempting to reach the summit despite the fact that they had passed their turnaround time; that is, the point in the day at which an attempt on the summit would normally be aborted

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Amadeo Bachar Portfolio

"Diving is the best way to help people understand what that environment is like. So, divers should take pride in sharing and educating people about their experiences underwater. Keep people aware."
— Amadeo Bachar

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Ocean currents speeding up

A strong acceleration in the global mean ocean circulation over the past two decades has been described in detail in a paper recently published in Science Advances.

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Precautions to observe when using rechargable lithium-ion batteries aboard dive vessels

Lithium-ion batteries are found in a wide variety of consumer electronics that we often bring with us on our trips—including smartphones, tablets and cameras—each of which have to be charged at frequent intervals.

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Coronavirus outbreak affecting dive travellers

Not to downplay the seriousness of the situation, a degree of perspective must be employed.

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X-Ray Mag #96

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Call for entries: Lens Beyond Ocean photo competition

Indeed, this year’s prizes worth US$25,000 do not disappoint, comprising dive travel packages to some of the best locations in Asia as well as top-of-the-line dive equipment and underwater camera gear.

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Australia International Dive Expo 2020 exhibitor registration is now open

Now housed in a new space on Level 4 of the exhibition center, AIDE has a new setup and ambience over the five-day event, including a dive education program with presentations and forums on scientific diving, ocean rescue, dive medicine and women

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Malaysia International Dive Expo 2020 is open for registration

Over the past 15 years, the show has welcomed around 180,000 visitors, with an average of 10,000 visitors each year, of which 90% were divers.

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Coronavirus outbreak prevents divers from going to Truk

We've have been informed by a reader that dive travellers heading out to Truk Lagoon, at least when transiting through the Philippines, will now be required to undergo a 14-day quarantine period in Guam due to the presence of coronavirus in the Ph

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2020 DEMA Board of Directors Election Results Announced

The results are as follow:

A1-Manufacturing
Chuck Fultz, Innovative Scuba*
Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove

A2-Diver Certification and Training Agencies
Tom Leaird, SEI Scuba*
Kristin Valette-Wirth, PADI

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Study identifies key loggerhead turtle foraging grounds

After tracking female loggerhead turtles in the Mediterranean, scientists at University of Exeter discovered that they feed at the same locations every year.

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