All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
GETTIN’ DOWN AND DIRTY…
Yes, yes, the title is a tired old cliché, but muck diving most certainly isn’t. The weirdest of strange and varicoloured creatures with an odd assortment of appendages, all set against the backdrop of dark, black sand, is pure gold for underwater photographers. Here’s some of the best muck diving sites in the world – DIVE’s ‘Dirty Dozen’.
DON’T BOTTLE IT, SAYS MCS
It would seem some industry bigwigs are more interested in preserving the plastic than preserving the environment. The Marine Conservation Society is urging citizens to make their voices heard before the public consultation for a deposit return scheme expires in May, with its #BottlesForChange campaign.
BIG BUCKS FOR THE BIG BLUE
After a successful trial programme raising funds for extended marine protected areas in the Seychelles, The Nature Conservancy is extending its Blue Bonds scheme to raise funds to protect another 4 million square kilometres of our precious oceans.
SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS…
…and get yourself a set of our fantastic, food-grade stainless-steel straws instead! Get them for free when you subscribe to our magnificent print issue in the UK, or buy them directly from Amazon priced at £6.99.
CALLING ALL WHALE SHARKS
As part of it’s ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ series, Apple has released a cracking 8-minute video featuring the excellent work of the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme.
GREEN FINS FOR GREEN GUIDES
The UN sponsored Green Fins initiative has launched a new online training program to give professional dive guides a better understanding of how to look after their place of work, and stop unruly customers from breaking what they are supposed to be loving.
TIOMAN DIVE CENTRE HAS THE BEST GREEN FINS
And hot on the heels of the announcement of the new Green Fins training programme, Malaysia’s Tioman Dive Centre was awarded at ADEX Singapore as the dive centre with the lowest environmental impact, from a list of over 500 Green Fins members.
DIVE INTO SPRING
In our Spring 2019 Print Issue, Jason Isely brings us a special report from the Kei Islands on the plight of leatherback turtles, Douglas David Seifert explores the final scuba diving frontier of French Polynesia, Josef Litt indulges in some Cuban delights (and some diving!) and Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell peers through his spectacles at options for underwater opticals. Plus: More ice diving from Jerzy Kowalczuk, mindfulness and diving from Ghaida Ramadan, Francesca Page‘s new column, Penelope Granycome reports on VR diving as an anaesthetic, and the inspirational young Scuba Sisters diving ahead for the next generation. Click to subscribe… and get a FREE gift!