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Please Give Food

Please donate and help the dive community.

What is needed:

Rice, Sugar, Flour, Eggs, Biscuits, Cooking Oil, Canned Foods, Noodles, Milk tin/powder

Locations of the campaign include:

Kota Kinabalu, Semporna, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian

 

Cash donations are also warmly welcomed.

To make a cash donation:

Bank details: MAYBBANK
Malaysia Scuba Diving Association

Account No: 5144 4053 3032

 

For information, call:

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Explore a stunning underwater attraction that is themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city

When is a pool not a pool? When it's 'Deep Dive Dubai'!

Underwater Attraction Park

It is clear that the team behind Deep Dive Dubai (DDD) instantly dismissed the standard sterile swimming pool setup. Instead, a surreal, intriguing sunken cityscape has been created, that engages divers sense of play, fun and fantasy. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems have been fitted inside the pool to create different atmospheres, and the pool itself has been dressed and staged.

Deep Dive Dubai allows thrill-seekers to dive inwards and discover a new underwater dimension filled with adventure and wonder.

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Shark Angels Announce FinRaiser Trivia Night

Tue, 06/07/2021 - 18:24

Join the Angels for a fun filled sharky event where you can test your shark knowledge and win prizes including a week long SCUBA liveaboard adventure!

When: Wed July 14th at 4pm PDT/ 7pm EDT

How: Buy a ticket $15 (donation) to join us via Zoom. Once you buy a ticket you will receive a Zoom link to play. Link to registration page: https://sharkangels.kindful.com/e/finraiser-trivia-night-

Prizes

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Master Liveaboards announces the passing of Martin Cridge, Captain of Truk Master

Thu, 24/06/2021 - 00:32

His passing is incredibly unexpected and shocking to everyone who knew him and worked with him.

There are very few people that knew more, or were more passionate about the wrecks and the diving in Chuuk and Bikini. Anyone who dived with him will have felt his infectious enthusiasm. Everyone who dealt directly with him at Master Liveaboards and The Dirty Dozen felt it too.

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Pros Choose DAN Liability Insurance

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 23:51

It’s also a great time to learn why more and more dive businesses and pros are choosing DAN Risk Retention Group

Most importantly, DAN RRG is the only company that reinvests proceeds from the program in safety initiatives for the benefit of divers everywhere. Since 1980, DAN has reinvested more than $100 million in dive safety programs.

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NOAA designates new national marine sanctuary in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan

Wed, 23/06/2021 - 03:22

“Preserving this region furthers the Biden-Harris Administration’s vision of locally-led, collaborative conservation,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. “This designation is also an exciting opportunity for the public to celebrate and help protect this piece of our nation’s rich maritime history.”

An exciting recreational opportunity: a diver swims over the two-masted schooner, Walter B. Allen, which sank in 1880. (Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society)
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From left to right, the author pictured with Mary Tetley (BSAC CEO) and renowned explorer Jill Heinerth at the BSAC Conference in 2016.

BSAC recruits for new role - Head of Diving & Training!

Founded in 1953, the British Sub Aqua Club is launching an exciting strategy to develop and deliver BSAC training. In order to support this, BSAC is recruiting for a newly created position, 'Head of Diving and Training'.

Application Information

Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the National Diving Officer, this new and exciting role will innovate and lead the development and delivery of BSAC training and diving support services. The role is to lead the delivery of BSAC’s strategic aims for diving and training along with its vision, mission and values.

Application Documentation

Interested parties can find further details on essential experience and person specification, along with the full job specification and application pack below.

 

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Eighth Annual United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition Results 2021

Wed, 09/06/2021 - 06:11

June 8, 2021 New York, NY - The winners of the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition were announced during the second UN World Oceans Day 2021 Virtual Event on June 8, 2021. The event and competition are coordinated by the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs, and were produced in partnership with Oceanic Global. The competition is curated by Ellen Cuylaerts, hosted by DivePhotoGuide (DPG), and made possible in part through the support of the Blancpain Ocean Commitment.

The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods Category - Winner: Two local Indonesian fishermen paddle in a traditional canoe along a shallow coral reef looking for a good place to put down their lines. These fishermen are practicing handline fishing, a type of sustainable fishing without poles or nets. Location: Adonara Island, Flores, Indonesia. Photo by Renee Capozzola, USA.
The Ocean: Life & Livelihoods Category - Winner: Two local Indonesian fishermen paddle in a traditional canoe along a shallow coral reef looking for a good place to put down their lines. These fishermen are practicing handline fishing, a type of sustainable fishing without poles or nets. Location: Adonara Island, Flores, Indonesia. Photo by Renee Capozzola, USA.
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Richard Moon, M.D., Named 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

Mon, 07/06/2021 - 21:14

Dr. Moon is a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University and the medical director of the Duke Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology. He is also a former medical director of DAN.

Throughout his 40-year career in dive medicine and research, Dr. Moon has sought to gain a better understanding of cardiorespiratory function on the human body when subjected to environmental conditions such as being deep underwater or at high altitude.

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DAN Welcomes 2021 Research and Safety Interns

Wed, 02/06/2021 - 22:20

The DAN Internship Program was created more than 20 years ago to give qualifiedstudents valuable experience in dive safety research. While the program is still research-oriented, its scope has expanded over the years to include projects that focus on other facets of DAN’s mission to help divers in need of emergency medical assistance and to promote dive safety through education. 

Clockwise from top right: Grant Dong, Christine Tamburri, Gabriel Graf, Rhiannon Brenner, Benjamin Kistler