All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
OriginalDIVEPhoto 2019: THE WINNERS
Check out the winning entries (and not the blurred versions above!) from our 2019 OriginalDIVEPhoto competition, held in partnership with Original Diving and judged by world-renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard. Read on to find out which photograph took the first prize of a luxury dive trip for two to the Philippines, plus the Paralenz action camera-winning runner-up.
LAST CHANCE TO NOMINATE
Two months down and just two days to go to nominate your favourite destinations, dive centres or resorts and liveaboards in this year’s DIVE Travel Awards. Most of the Top 25 are looking pretty secure, but there are still a handful of nominees whose presence in the final vote could be guaranteed – or eliminated – with just a handful of entries…
DEEP-SEA CITIZEN SCIENCE
The California-based Community Submersibles Project aims to bring the wonders of the deep to those who can’t spare the multi-million-dollar price tag needed to explore. Its crowdfunding campaign ends today but there’s still time to make a donation and – who knows – start your journey into the pilot’s chair.
INSPIRED BY TEC, READY FOR REC
BARE’s new drysuit is designed around the requirements of dedicated cave-diving techies – but since water temperature is not exactly dependedent on a diver’s level of certification, that doesn’t mean it can’t keep recreational divers warm as well…
AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
Two beluga whales have been transported from captivity in a Shanghai aquarium to their new home in a dedicated cetacean sanctuary in Iceland.
CAN YOU SURVIVE WITHOUT PLASTIC?
The Marine Conservation Society is launching its annual Plastic Challenge again this coming July. Learn how to live plastic-free – which is harder than it might first appear, especially when it comes to shopping for toilet paper…
DIVE INTO SUMMER
Our Summer 2019 print is available to buy and order now! Featuring some stunning cephalopod shenanigans from Douglas David Seifert. The rundown on getting in the water with whales by Vanessa Mignon, and Martin Voeller takes us スキューバダイビング in 日本 (diving in Japan). Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell takes a look at the benefits of back-inflate BCDs, Francesca Page reports on Indonesian villagers getting involved in shark conservation, and Siski Kalla explores why diving makes us happy. Subscribe now to make sure you don’t miss out!