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Embracing the guiding path of water

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th August 2022

Filmmaker, freediver, and mentor to a new generation of indigenous storytellers, Len Morissette’s life has been guided by a deep connection to water Words by Jill Heinerth  When you are born in Saskatchewan and a member of the Mistawasis First Nation, “waves” usually refer to how wheat stalks and …

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New memoir dives into commercial industry at its peak

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th August 2022

The deep-sea diving industry relies heavily on robots and unmanned submarines today, but 50 years ago, when Phil Thompson began his career in commercial diving, the work was all done by humans. During the 1970s, the world of diving was a new frontier for industrious individuals and companies. There …

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DAN Founder Peter Bennett Has Passed Away

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th August 2022

August 11, 2022 – Peter Bennett, PhD, DSc, passed away on Tuesday in the company of his wife, Margaret, and son, Chris. Bennett was a passionate researcher and entrepreneur who founded Divers Alert Network in 1980 and led the organization for 23 years.  Born in Portsmouth, England, on June …

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Summer Lovin’

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th August 2022

Words and Photography by Russell Clark Diving during the summer sucks. Wait, what? Did I say that out loud?! Maybe that’s a little bit harsh of me, but there are few things that appeal less than putting on base layers, a thick undergarment and a drysuit, before strapping on a …

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Migration of Glacial Giants

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th August 2022

Photograph by Maxwel Hohn / Words by Roseanne Keatley A sure sign that a change of seasons has arrived in the north is the annual appearance of giant icebergs on the horizon, as they lumber down the coastline. These unlikely travellers migrate annually from the glaciers in Greenland, sailing across …

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Pee Breaks and Fluffy Rabbits

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th August 2022

By Margo Peyton & Holly Wakely Holly Wakely has been diving with Kids Sea Camp (KSC) since she was four years old. She is now 18. This year Holly decided to take a university gap year and intern with us at KSC. She was our first-ever Junior Dive Master and …

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Divers Report That Wakatobi Reefs Better Than Ever

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th August 2022

In the wake of pandemic closures, visitors who waited more than two years for the long-anticipated reopening of Wakatobi Dive Resort are returning to discover vibrant marine life and thriving coral. Following a soft reopening in May with a limited number of invited guests, the resort’s signature direct guest …

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Next Gen Citizen Scientists

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th August 2022

By Heather Creech Scientists and educators have been working side-by-side to develop the concept of ocean literacy—an understanding of the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean—to address head-on the lack of ocean-related content in education, instructional materials, and assessment. It takes only a little searching …

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The longer you look, the more you’ll see

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd August 2022

By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary Our eyes are sometimes slow to reveal the world around us. We can’t always trust them to show us what’s staring us in the face.  We depart for a dive on one of the many reefs surrounding the Puerto Galera peninsula on the …

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Singles Market

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th July 2022

Words and Photography by Joe Platko Through part of the California lockdown, scuba diving was one of the few activities that was still allowed for residents. We were lucky, as during a unique one week diving window, a few friends and I were able to have a rare experience while …

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