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Transparent & Translucent: Contributors’ Picks

Photo by Kate Jonker: Translucent strawberry anemones, Corynactis annulata, can be made to glow by lighting with a snoot positioned above and slightly behind them. Simon’s Town, South Africa. Gear: Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, Canon EF 100mm macro lens, one Inon strobe with Marelux SOFT Pro snoot. Exposure: ISO 100, f/25, 1/250s

We asked our contributors to share their favorite underwater photos showing the transparent and translucent qualities of underwater creatures, and they came back with a range of macro and wide-angle shots featuring a variety of marine life.

Reef ID Books Releases Guide to Marine Worms

This book is full of creatures that are weird and wonderful - marine worms! Some of them look like nightmares or aliens from outer space, others look like beautiful flowers. You have never seen most of them. Many are not yet known to science. The author and his friends - underwater photographers and marine biologists were lucky to find many fantastic beasts - a variety of marine worms.

Explore the Underwater Jungle! LIDA Film Festival

There’s a jungle off the California coast. It is lush, and green, and filled with a marvelous diversity of life. It is every bit a wilderness, with a complex eco-system that is both resilient and fragile. And if you were to look at the islands poking their heads above the water about an hour outside of Ventura, you’d be surprised to be using those words. The islands look barren and dry. Hardly the place for thick jungles of plants and trees.

WiseDivers Presents a New eBook - Diving Through The Decades

Announcing a new eBook that chronicles the progression of scuba diving from its humble beginnings to an international sport enjoyed by millions. Written by highly respected diving historian Eric Hanauer, Diving Through The Decades takes readers on an up-close and personal, decade by decade journey through the evolution of diving while highlighting inventions, events, and noted diving pioneers.

Diving Through The Decades eBook Now Available

Announcing a new eBook that chronicles the progression of scuba diving from its humble beginnings to an international sport enjoyed by millions. Written by highly respected diving historian Eric Hanauer, Diving Through The Decades takes readers on an up-close and personal, decade by decade journey through the evolution of diving while highlighting inventions, events, and noted diving pioneers.

VDI, Virtual Divers International, Jim Holliday, SSI, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, XRay Mag, X-Ray Magazine, scuba diving app
You can purchase the game via the App Store or Google Play for US$49

VDI unveils a dive simulator app

According to VDI "this app is as close to diving as you can get on your mobile device while playing a game at the same time. More than a game, this simulator puts you in the diver's seat!"

Target market

The platform allows divers to enjoy their sport, with the simulator integrating the most used items in diving: mobile devices, training, and a connection to others with the same lifestyle.

In spring 2014, Holliday, along with Paul Toomer, bought shares in the dive training agency RAID in order to take it to the next level. In August 2014, he was appointed the new CEO of RAID International, a post he held until approximately two years ago. 

Now, Holliday, VDI's operations officer, has confirmed that the first dive training agency to get involved with his latest project is Scuba Schools International. 

VDI is honoured to host 3000+ SSI Dive Centers across the world, on our locator platform.

 

During the virtual dive, users will be able to discover marine life, explore underwater scenery or find gold coins. The team behind the VDI dive simulator think that this will help users to learn more about scuba diving and try virtual skills before taking a real scuba diving course. 

 

101 Tips for Recreational Scuba Divers now Available

Announcing a new eBook designed for recreational scuba divers of any experience level. The book was created to share lessons learned over many years and thousands of diving experiences from two renowned experts in the field of SCUBA, Dan Orr and Betty Orr.

The eBook is compilation of 101 stand-alone tips designed to guide readers toward their own safe and enjoyable diving practices and help them make informed decisions.

Amazing Animals You Can See Underwater, Volumes One and Two, Now Available

With an emphasis on sharing fascinating behaviors, the text and photographs combine to provide an overview of the natural history of a variety of animals that are commonly encountered by scuba divers and snorkelers when they don a mask, snorkel, and fins and explore the world beneath the waves.

Picture of his Life

The man at the center of the film is Amos Nachoum, an award-winning wildlife photographer and environmental activist, who has dedicated his life to photographing the world’s largest and most fearsome predators.

The goal of Amos’ work is to allow people to experience these animals in a way that highlights their natural beauty over their fearsomeness; often showing them in peaceful and serene moments.