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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.

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.

Going in Deep: Diving with Anxiety

Mental health has really come to the forefront of conversations in recent years. It’s amazing to now see that it is being discussed openly, but there is still work to be done. This isn’t a sob story or a cry for attention, this is just the truth and my experience with it and how diving has helped.

31 Days Wild Swimming

Throughout July, Charlie Young, a Marine Scientist and Presenter, along with her friend, Wildlife Camera Op. Ben Harris completed a personal challenge of swimming in a wild body of water every day.

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