All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
HURGHADA AND THE BAYS
While the UK still refuses to lift the restrictions on flights to Sharm, there are plenty of places on the shores of mainland Egypt for divers to get their Red Sea fix. People often refer to Hurghada as the ‘alternative’ to Sharm, but there are many more places to visit. Check out DIVE’s guide to Hurghada and the Bays
A DIFFERENT TYPE OF GARDENING
The Caribbean island of Curaçao has won wide acclaim for its commitment to the marine environment – but what are they actually doing? Our Curaçao correspondent Wendy Blumenstein-Elliot fills us in on some of the island’s coral garden restoration initiatives.
INSPIRATIONAL SCUBA SISTERS
There are those that believe our younger generation is only interested in smartphones and social media, and there are others that suggest the world of scuba diving is getting a bit…well, old. Between them, Charlotte and Amy Burns are dispelling both of those myths, bringing the underwater world to an active generation of children and families.
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.
THE TRAGEDY OF GHOST GEAR
Proving once again the dangers of lost or abandoned marine equipment, a humpback whale was found drowned on a Scottish beach after becoming entangled in ropes.
Scubapro has upgraded its popular range of Definition Line wetsuits for 2019, featuring a ‘100 per cent green’ construction method.
No, not the cephalopod! Coinciding with its Definition Line update, Scubapro is offering a free R195 alternate second stage with purchases of selected first and second stage combos.
THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…
My, how time flies…! Seems like yesterday we were announcing the winners of the 2018 DIVE Travel Awards at the DEMA show in Las Vegas – six months ago. Nominations for the 2019 awards will open next week, 1 May – follow the links to read about last year’s winners.
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!