Dive Industry News

Photo courtesy of Diveheart Malaysia
Diveheart Malaysia Ambassador Syed Abdul Rahman (third from the right) flashes the “OK” signal with participants in a Diveheart and adaptive diving program he conducted on Mabul Island, Malaysia. Photo courtesy of Diveheart Malaysia.

Diveheart partners with Tourism Malaysia for Moscow Dive Show 2021

The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to connect with divers in Russia and Eastern Europe and widen the adaptive diving community, according to Jim Elliott, founder of Diveheart.

“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the life-changing power of scuba diving. There really are no boundaries to what we can achieve, and we have seen time and time again how educational scuba therapy has built confidence and transformed the lives of people with disabilities all over the world,” said Elliott.

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New E-Book Available - 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers

Mon, 15/03/2021 - 22:24

The first book in the Wise Divers eBook series, 101 Tips for Underwater Photographers is written and photographed by longtime, professional underwater photographer, Marty Snyderman, and designed and edited by Eric Riesch.

The tips provide suggestions for underwater photographers of all experience levels and offer valuable reminders and guidance regarding a variety of concepts and techniques.

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DAN Introduces Newly Redesigned Website

Wed, 10/03/2021 - 23:22

The completely redesigned DAN.org is your one-stop destination for dive safety information, dive accident insurance, travel insurance and much more. Whether you’re a new diver, an experienced diver, a dive professional or a dive operator you’ll find everything you need to know about safe diving. Take a video tour of the new site.

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Master Liveaboards has announced a brand-new identity, website and e-commerce platform

Thu, 18/02/2021 - 19:53

Master Liveaboards has announced a brand-new identity, website and e-commerce platform. This is momentous news for their customers as they now accept live bookings 24/7 - with immediate confirmations.  B2B customers can also make bookings and place their selections on option via the company’s Diving Portal.

Fourth Element states it creates "products that perform in the world's most extreme environments"

Fourth Element is recruiting!

The candidate would join the current Marketing Team to help expand and develop the company’s online capabilities to support their continued growth.

We create products that perform in the world’s most extreme environments as well as working to minimise our impact on the planet and our oceans. — Fourth Element

The dive industry is seeing seismic shifts in training, dive vacation habits and dive equipment purchasing patterns and consumer base.
The dive industry is seeing seismic shifts in training, dive vacation habits and dive equipment purchasing patterns and consumer base.

William Cline publishes survey on dive industry sentiments

In his introduction, William Cline writes:

We, as an industry, are experiencing tremendous change that started well before this current global pandemic. We are seeing shifts in training, dive vacation habits and dive equipment purchasing patterns that all point to seismic shifts in our dive consumer base. This survey seeks the industry’s assessment of where we are going by sector and what we can do to change or respond to some of the emerging trends.

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The Arenui Announces Renovations during Pandemic Travel Bans

Tue, 02/06/2020 - 23:49

Very warm wishes from the Arenui Team!

We hope that you and your loved ones are well during these past few, COVID-19 affected months. Although we are in another part of the world and the situation has meant different things to us all, we've all been impacted. But with every cloud, can come a silver lining.

What can you expect to see once you’re onboard?...

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DAN Answers FAQs About Returning to Diving

Thu, 28/05/2020 - 22:37
Covered topics include safety practices for retail areas, staff and client interactions, dive boat operations, gear disinfection protocols and more. As dive professionals, dive operators and dive business owners prepare and develop plans to resume operation, DAN encourages all to review Dive Operations and COVID-19: Prepping for Return. In addition to taking a look at these frequently asked questions, be sure to check out some of our other articles and resources at DAN.org/COVID-19.

Where are we heading?

Last week, our good colleague Stephan Wheelan wrote an excellent recap "The Day the Diving Stood Still" - Is the diving industry facing an existential threat from coronavirus?"  on his website, DeeperBlue. It is close to what I had originally intended to post here today, but Stephan beat me to it. Instead, let me expand a bit upon the matter.

Local diving recommencing

Local diving seems to be recommencing in some countries, depending on what local regulations permit. Supervised or guided dives at various local spots are now on the calendar again and off to at least a modest start. One Italian operator explained how he hands out masks for clients to wear aboard his dive boat and everyone is supposed to sit at least one metre apart.