Our wetnotes section is full of stories from above and below the sea, with many contributions from valuable members of the diving community and beyond. We bring you the latest news on what really matters to you, and to us.
Unquestionably one of the most graceful and fearless sharks encountered by divers, the oceanic whitetip, is a marvel of the ocean. Their smooth, methodic movement through the water is unwavering as they pass by, unfazed by the presence of divers and boats alike.
For this year’s PADI Women’s Dive Day, we are celebrating the inspirational work of three very different women. An explorer who challenges us to look inside ourselves and find our adventurous spirit, a millennial utilising social media to show us we can chase our dreams and a photographer who inspires us with her sensitive images of the ocean’s inhabitants.
Explorer Martin Robson went to Russia on a quest to find a cave system rumoured to lie hidden in the depths of a mysterious lake. A team of top technical divers joined him on the multi-national Blue Lake project, sponsored by Fourth Element. On the final day of the expedition, Robson’s search took him more than 200 metres beneath the surface.
In 2018, fourth element supported Madison Stewart’s pioneering project to introduce eco tourism as a means of tackling a shark fishery on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. We caught up with Madi a year on to see how things were progressing and the results were beyond her expectations…
We asked three ocean advocates, people who are passionate about exploring, protecting and conserving marine life and the environment, about their work, their inspiration and their relationship with the ocean.
Our OceanPositive journey started with recycled ghost fishing nets – using them to make a product which we felt was better for the ocean and contributing to the reduction of plastic in our oceans. We keep reaching further.
We live in a planet that should be called Ocean, not Earth. More than 71% of the sur-face of this dot in the universe that we call home is covered by water, the oceans and seas containing more than 97% of all the water present on it