How ocean pollution affects humans [Video + Infographic]

Ocean Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our marine life, and it's making its way into our food chain. This video might show how scary this can be: Or watch directly on Youtube here  So how come this Beer can and plastic cup ended up inside the fish?  Well hard to say, but somehow it was...

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Scuba Diving the Bikini Atoll

Torben Lonne, Dive Instructor DIVE DESTINATION Scuba Diving the Bikini Atoll Bikini Atoll is world famous for two things: inspiring the last big innovation in ladies’ swimwear and the wrecks left over from the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests. An 11-hour flight from Tokyo and a five-hour flight from Honolulu, Bikini Atoll, the northern most chain in the Marshall Islands is one of the remotest places on earth and therefore an adventure that most divers can’t experience. Consisting of 23 separate islands, it surrounds an 8 km deep lagoon and was known for its rich fishing reefs that supported 40...

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Curaçao Dive Centers Take Action Against Marine Debris

Torben Lonne, Dive Instructor OCEAN POLLUTION Curaçao Dive Centers Take Action Against Marine Debris Our ocean is under siege. Every day trash is entering the sea at an alarming rate. More than 250 million tons of plastic is estimated to make its way into our oceans by 2025. The Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (CHATA) Dive Task Force is taking action against Marine Debris and Taking Ocean Stewardship to a whole new level. As members of the greater world community committed to the oceans, divers have the power and responsibility to act. Marine debris is not only unsightly, it’s...

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Ameo Powerbreather Review

Torben Lonne, Dive Instructor PRODUCT REVIEW The Ameo Powerbreather When it comes to your water kit, often the most cast aside piece is the snorkel. Anyone who has used a snorkel knows the annoyance of a limp snorkel that always seems to just get in the way of every movement. As an avid diver I have used a lot of different snorkels over the years in an endless effort to find that perfect snorkel. My search made leaps and strides forward when I wrapped my lips around the Ameo Powerbreather. At $149 US I this is a pricy snorkel,...

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Scuba Diving in Egypt

Egypt is an extremely popular tourist destination, where travellers venture to this exquisite country to witness the pyramids and remnants of the ancient Egyptian culture firsthand. However, what most people are unaware of is that Egypt is also a great destination to go scuba diving. Egypt and its world renowned Red Sea have been major drivers in the country’s tourism, bringing in divers and snorkelers from across the globe. Once you’ve tried snorkeling in Egypt, you'll instantly notice that the country has more to offer wanderlusters than just the sand dunes and ancient pharaohs we often see highlighted by...

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How ocean pollution affects humans [Video + Infographic]

Ocean Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our marine life, and it's making its way into our food chain. This video might show how scary this can be: Or watch directly on Youtube here  So how come this Beer can and plastic cup ended up inside the fish?  Well hard to say, but somehow it was...

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Top 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

Do You Have a Dive Bucket List for 2017? Everyone has a bucket list of things they would like to do before they die. It makes sense that divers should have their own bucket list! A list of dive sites to see before the end of their diving days. A list of the top ten diving places in the world should include something from every type of dive. Get Creative If you have plenty of time to go diving you could make more than the one list. Try compiling a bucket list of the top ten dive sites in Europe...

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Ears & Diving

No more bad dives because of your ears! Together with DAN Southern Africa & DAN Europe we have created this extensive graphic about your ears and diving: Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site:   <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/ears-and-diving.jpg" alt="How ocean pollution affects humans " border="0" />Don't let your ears ruin your dives – Graphic by the team at <a href="https://www.divein.com/articles/diving-ears/">DIVE.in</a> Don’t let your ears ruin your dives You’ve just started your first dive of the day. Everything is going great! You pinch your nose and blow to...

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21 Ways to Avoid Motion Sickness

Don't let Sea Sickness ruin your dives anymore Nothing ruins a dive trip like sea sickness. Thus, most divers will go along way to avoid spilling your breakfast overboard. But what can you do to avoid getting motion sickness? What really works? >> Grab this infographic for free Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/travel-sickness.jpg" alt="How to Avoid Motion Sickness " border="0" />How to Avoid Motion Sickness  – Graphic by the team at <a href="https://www.divein.com/articles/sea-sickness/">DIVE.in</a>  Motion Sickness and Travel Sickness When going on a dive, you are told to...

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Proceed With Caution: Even Some Popular Destinations Pose Health Risks

There are plentiful web pages listing the world’s best dive locations, but these pages rarely, if ever, tell you which dive sites to avoid. As divers will understand, we’re not talking about the threat of sharks here; rather, we’re talking about countries where divers could be exposed to serious health risks. Most of these places are also ill prepared to deal with any medical issues arising from a diving-related accident. International SOS, a company that deals with medical and travel-security assistance, recently compiled a Health Risk index of the world. This data takes several factors into account such as:...

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36 Reasons To Go Diving In The Philippines

With over 7,000 islands in the country, the Philippine archipelago offers unlimited opportunities for underwater exploration. Divein.com asked a number of dive centers and underwater photographers to share their photos and thoughts about diving in the country. Are you interested in diving in the Philippines? Check out some prices on the diving here. This is their first-hand knowledge and plus an awe-inspiring photo gallery and a list of reasons that will convince you to pack your suitcase and explore the top-class dive sites of the Philippines. 1. The Philippines is located at the apex of the coral triangle The Coral Triangle,...

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Top 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

Do You Have a Dive Bucket List for 2017? Everyone has a bucket list of things they would like to do before they die. It makes sense that divers should have their own bucket list! A list of dive sites to see before the end of their diving days. A list of the top ten diving places in the world should include something from every type of dive. Get Creative If you have plenty of time to go diving you could make more than the one list. Try compiling a bucket list of the top ten dive sites in Europe...

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Diving Wetsuit: Why You Need To Buy Your Own

Having your own diving equipment is awesome, but when you are just starting out, it’s not a life or death situation if you don’t own everything off the bat. Go out and get some experience first, ensuring that diving is for you. The last thing you want to do is to start a new hobby, buy all the appropriate gear, just to find out you don’t even like to dive after all. Last time we wrote about when to buy what kind of dive equipment. When you know you are a diver Often those who start diving will have an...

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The Coral Reef: A Diver’s Delight

Divers get to experience beauty unlike anything we will ever see on land. Coral reefs only add to the incredible natural beauty that exists beneath the water, and they are often the most sought out diving spots. With so many coral reefs the world over, it’s often difficult to even know where to begin. While we definitely don’t want to count any coral reef out, these top 5 are definitely the ones you do not want to miss. The Great Barrier Reef Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet. It includes both inner and...

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Diving Insurance: How To Choose Your Dive Insurance

When we go diving especially on an out-of-the-country vacation, we are usually occupied in packing our dive equipment and personal stuff. We sometimes do a checklist review just to make sure nothing is left behind. Here's our Dive Packing Guide – What to bring on a Scuba Holiday? But is a diving insurance a part of your checklist? The Importance of Dive Insurance Diving has evolved to become a relatively safe sport. In fact, there are more accidents on the road compared to diving. Nevertheless, diving has its own inherent dangers and you will never know when an accident will...

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Scuba Diving In Australia

Take a dive down under! Australia’s boundless collection of marine life and various beautiful islands to explore will be an experience any passionate diver, advanced or beginner, will never forget. Diving In Australia is truly the ultimate diving experience. One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World can be found in Australia: The Great Barrier Reef. This attraction alone makes Australia one of the top countries in the world for divers. You may also try Diving In Indonesia. Check out 6 of the other major “must visit” diving sites in Australia: 1. Cairns and Port Douglas, Queensland Abundant...

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50 fascinating facts about the ocean

Our oceans are filled with wonders that you can't really imagine! The Earth’s oceans are a world of mystery, magic and beauty. It’s this apart from anything else that lures divers into their depths. There is a seemingly endless array of fascinating facts about our oceans. Many of these facts are incredibly interesting, but some will defy your imagination. >> Grab this infographic for free Grab this graphic totally free to show on your own site – just copy this code and insert it on your site: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/50-fascinating-facts-about-the-ocean.png" alt="50 fascinating facts about the ocean" border="0" />50 fascinating facts about...

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Diving With Contact Lenses

Are you starting diving and using glasses? Or maybe contact lenses? You will be happy to know that you can still dive! You might be afraid that without your glasses, you want be able to see underwater. And you’ve heard that diving with contact lenses is not an option. That is not true! There are two ways of diving when you have visual impairment(aka use glasses or contacts): one is simply to use your contact lenses underwater on your dive, the other is using prescription masks. Here's Survive A Silt-Out!: Diving In Low Visibility This article will only focus on diving with...

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Diving In Barbados: Caribbean’s Underwater Mausoleum Of Shipwrecks

Barbados is the perfect destination for a memorable scuba diving experience, surrounded by barrier reefs and strewn with numerous shipwrecks. It is an island in the western area of the North Atlantic and is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of the Caribbean Sea. Diving in Barbados The vast coastline and ideal weather and water conditions makes Barbados one of the world’s leading dive destinations. Here's Diving in Dominica: The Whale Watching Capital Of The Caribbean With an incredible assortment of underwater species, Barbados clearly is a magnificent setting full of marine wonders and exciting dive opportunities. Collections of surrounding...

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Diving In Colombia: A Dive Through The Living Biodiversity

You will experience nothing but the ultimate underwater journey when you go diving in Colombia!       Colombia The Republic of Colombia is a tropical country in South America. It borders Venezuela and Brazil in the east, Ecuador and Peru in the south, and Panama in the northwest. The northern part of Colombia is bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is one of the megadiverse countries, which are a group of countries that harbor the majority of the Earth's species, and are therefore considered extremely biodiverse. Because of this distinction Colombia...

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