Post Tagged with: "Marine Life"

The Thrills and Skills of Night Diving

The Thrills and Skills of Night Diving

18 April, 2015 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The first thing you’ll notice is your vision narrowing to only what is lit by your flashlight. Once your eyes adjust, you’ll notice that the hard corals you saw in the daytime have unfurled tiny tentacles. Their feelers are tracking the water for a piece of tasty plankton. Shining a […]

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Amanda Cotton – Photographer, Underwater Explorer, and Airport Carpet Aficionado

Amanda Cotton – Photographer, Underwater Explorer, and Airport Carpet Aficionado

15 April, 2015 at 6:00 am 0 comments

To celebrate women in diving, PADI is spotlighting several women who have made significant contributions to the sport. This week, we are featuring professional photographer and PADI Assistant Instructor Amanda Cotton.  In addition to numerous awards, Amanda’s work has been featured by National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Smithsonian Magazine and many others […]

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Scuba Diving Etiquette: How To Avoid Putting Your Dive Boot In Your Mouth

Scuba Diving Etiquette: How To Avoid Putting Your Dive Boot In Your Mouth

7 April, 2015 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Are you new to scuba diving? Do you want to avoid making a misstep in front of potential new dive buddies? Mastering scuba lingo and diver etiquette can be an important part of learning to dive. Most scuba-culture “dos and don’ts” are covered in your Open Water course, which means […]

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5 Facts About The Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

5 Facts About The Spanish Dancer Nudibranch

31 March, 2015 at 11:54 am 0 comments

What do Olympic swimmers, break-dancers, superheroes, and reality TV shows have to do with a Spanish Dancer Nudibranch? The Nudibranch is nicknamed “Nudi.” Pronounced as “Nudi-Brank,” Brank sounds like the word “bank” with an R. “Spanish Dancer” is a derivative of the undulating whirl of a Flamenco dancer’s red skirt. […]

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5 Thrill Seeking Dive Adventures to Get Your Blood Pumping

5 Thrill Seeking Dive Adventures to Get Your Blood Pumping

18 February, 2015 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

For some, a nice relaxing warm-water dive just won’t cut it. Certain divers crave thrilling underwater action. If that sounds like you, then these 5 thrill seeking experiences might be right up your alley. 1. Tiger Beach, Bahamas A white sandy bottom at 6 metres / 20 feet deep doesn’t sound […]

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5 Facts About Sea Otters

5 Facts About Sea Otters

16 February, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

As a scuba diver, you get the opportunity to encounter all kinds of animals and marine life. Scuba diving underwater is akin to visiting another world, however what you’re able to see is largely dictated by factors such as visibility, time of year, geographic location and sometimes just plain luck. Although […]

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