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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.

North Atlantic Diving

My name is Bogi Krossteig. I was born in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. The Faroes are in the North Atlantic Ocean – about halfway between Iceland and Scotland and they consist of eighteen small islands. It was almost inevitable that I would end up becoming a scuba diver...

Top 10 Watch & Read List

That glimmering blue expanse may seem very appealing right now but there are plenty of other ways in which you can enjoy the delights of the ocean right from your living room. Whilst we can’t play, we can still watch, read, listen and enjoy what the underwater world has to offer.

Great British Diving

We all know those famed bucket-list dive destinations, the ones that most divers aspire to visit one day… Red Sea, Raja Ampat, Silfra… the list goes on. We can get so caught up in our ‘dream dives’ that we forget to look at the diving available under our noses. Team diver Andy Torbet shares his top 10 UK dive destinations to help you get outside and submerge yourself around the British coastline.

Top 10 USA National Park Dives

Looking for some new dives in the States? Brett Seymour is the Deputy Chief of the US National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center based in Denver, Colorado, supporting the protection and preservation of submerged resources, both in the US and internationally. Brett is the guy who knows dive sites. Here are his top 10 recommendations for diving right on your doorstep in America.

Anyone can be a hero

It all started back in 2013, working as a Dive Instructor in Thailand on a very tiny island called Koh Lipe. A Tsunami had hit 9 years prior back in 2004. Taking tours and guiding guests as a dive instructor, it was hard not to notice the effects of human consumption and poor waste management.

Get Packing

You’ve scoured reviews, researched and refined, and finally your dive holiday in the sun is booked. Now the next big question is, what on earth do I need to pack? Don’t panic. We’ve created some handy guides based on three common types of warm weather dive holidays

Saving the last city of Gold

Stories of Incan Cities of Gold first were first told in the mid-16th Century by Spanish Conquistadores returning from the New World. Ever since they have captured the imagination of anyone with a sense of adventure. These tales told of elusive, prosperous mountain strongholds where, if legends were to be believed, the streets were literally paved with gold.

Our Oceans are Haunted

Nadia Aswani is a Pakistani Marine Zoologist and PADI Instructor passionate about ocean conservation. Having worked as a marine researcher and in the dive industry for several years she is now turning to science communication as the future of conservation.

No Short Cuts

Diving in a wetsuit is all very well but where do you keep all your stuff? There are many of us that just don’t feel comfortable diving without a spare mask, line cutter, SMB and reel, not to mention our wetnotes and the proverbial kitchen sink. But in a wetsuit, where do we keep it so it’s easy to grab but doesn’t get in the way of our gear?

What Really Is “Reef Safe”?

Hitting the mainstream news headlines this past year, the term ‘reef safe’ has become common place when we are considering our sunscreen purchases. What is lesser known is that ‘reef safe’ is currently a fairly unregulated description as there are no official, approved tests

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