Fourth Element - the UK-based thermal protection manufacturer - came up with the idea in April 2020 with the aim of lifting divers' spirits, whilst they remained at home during the first British Government lockdown.
The idea was simple. Take the best photo you can underwater in your bathtub. And if you don't have a bath, just get creative. A sink, bucket, water butt or just about anything that can hold water was perfectly acceptable.
Who are the Top 10 Scuba Diving Pioneers? It doesn't matter if you're a cave diver, wreck diver, deep diver, or none of the above. If Scuba Diving is your passion/profession, you owe a debt of gratitude to the pioneers that came before you, those that shaped the industry.
In this video, GUE diver Nico Lurot is going to count down the TOP 10 Scuba Diving Pioneers whom he believes had (some of) the biggest influences on the industry and sport we love.
A BDSG spokesman states "Although we are currently in lockdown, it is time to start preparing to scuba dive UK sites and seas. We are all very keen to get back in the water again.
We understand that everyone is heartily sick of COVID-19 rules, hence this is an appeal for divers to do the right thing, and behave accordingly. Please take into consideration the following guidelines as you get set to scuba."
Divers need to comply with relevant medical requirements, and medicals may have lapsed, so check your dates. There is now the added complication of any impact COVID-19 may have created. Your respiratory system can be affected by the Coronavirus and can have long term effects that could impact on your ability to dive safely. If you have any doubts, seek professional medical advice from a diving doctor.
For those unfamiliar with this training agency, the qualification is the highest GUE closed-circuit rebreather (CCR) rating, ie advanced Trimix.
This means that John Kendall is able to teach both GUE's CCR courses: CCR Diver Level 1 and CCR Diver Level 2. John now joins the nine other GUE instructors in the world, capable of teaching this course.
Currently there are only 10 GUE CCR2 instructors in the world. Global Underwater Explorers
Master Liveaboards has announced a brand-new identity, website and e-commerce platform. This is momentous news for their customers as they now accept live bookings 24/7 - with immediate confirmations. B2B customers can also make bookings and place their selections on option via the company’s Diving Portal.
Beneath the Sea writes:
It is with profound sadness that we note today the passing of Armand Zigahn. Zig, the name the thousands of men and women his life touched knew him by, passed quietly. Zig leaves behind his wife JoAnn, his sons Michael and Scott, his daughters Kimberly, Kristen, Linda, Cheryl, and grandchildren Christian, Abigail, Alexandra, Mathew, Rachel, Joshua, Jonathan, and beloved niece and nephew Ash-ley and Christopher.
Luke Atkinson, Emperor’s Red Sea Manager, said “this initiative is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all those hundreds of people who have taken a selfless interest in looking after the vulnerable in their community. Examples could include healthworkers, carers or those who have come out of retirement to volunteer locally, but really we know there are many other ways people have been heroic. “
With restrictions on public shows, events and exhibitions being lifted by the authorities on 25 January, rates of covid-infections in Moscow and Russia going down and the country's vaccination campaign picking up pace, the organisers of Moscow Dive show intend to go ahead with their 2021 edition.
The show was initially scheduled to be held in February, as in previous years, but was postponed due to restrictions imposed by Covid. Moscow officials now consider it likely that all remaining restrictions will be lifted within two to three months.
In case you missed the awesome news, with your help and support we were able to train 105 local Solomon Island Youth (60% female) by the end of Jan, 2021!
The following individuals will serve three terms.
Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove (elected 2021)
A2: Diver Certification and Training Agencies
Tom Leaird, SEI Scuba
Jeff Mondle, PADI Americas (elected 2021)
A3: Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers
William Cline, Cline Group Advertising
Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting (elected 2021)