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WETNOTES

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.

Ice Bucket Diving

When you’re up close and personal with something as huge as a floating cathedral, with essentially an aqueous-blue ice-cold swimming pool inside its grounds, it’s something of a jaw dropping moment...

Natural light – A photographic journey

I first picked up a camera whilst working as a dive guide and taking the PADI instructor course at XTC dive centre in Mexico. I fell in love with the challenge of capturing the underwater world. I have always been infatuated with the way that light works in general and once underwater

Diving the USS Monitor

Through a few lucky turns of circumstance I found myself standing on the back of a research vessel about to plunge into 240 feet of water to visit arguably the most historic shipwreck site in the nation

Reaching the Unexplored

Last August, I was sat in a small black inflatable boat prepping equipment on a gently-rolling Arctic sea just below 80 degrees North. “How long will the descent be?”, asked one of my colleagues. “About an hour and a half”, I replied

Stop. Breathe. Think. Act.

Four simple words capable of having a profound impact on your undersea experience. Words drilled into us during dive training in order to teach us how to avoid allowing small problems from escalating into dangerous situations.

Together for the Ocean

The ocean needs our help. Under threat from global warming, plastic pollution, ghost nets, overfishing, chemical spills, and countless other issues, this vital part of our planet is on the cusp of disaster.

Staying Afloat

Expression through art has always played a vital role in my life and my wellbeing. I started painting from the age of 14 after being given a diagnosis that would change my life forever.

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