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Amun Ini Beach Resort offers PADI Specialty for full-face masks in the Philippines



Full-face diving masks are no longer a novelty. Yet, the masks have mainly been used by professional divers. However, they offer several advantages which also allow recreational divers an utterly new underwater experience.

With its PADI Specialty course for full-face masks, Amun Ini is setting new trends for diving and snorkelling alike.

German dive centre owner Bigs Eggert is used to the curious looks she gets whenever she puts on her Ocean Reef full-face diving mask. Admittedly, the bulky mask looks almost a bit weird at first sight. However, full-face masks offer significant advantages for divers and snorkellers alike. To introduce the masks and their benefits, Amun Ini Dive offers the PADI Specialty course for full-face masks as the first dive centre in the Philippines.

How to dive with a full-face mask:

As the name suggests, full-face masks do not only cover eyes and nose but also the mouth, making a separate regulator obsolete as it is already integrated. The significant advantage comes from the fact that divers can now breathe through the nose , just like on the surface.

Full-face masks also lack the typical nasal jail. To enable pressure equalisation anyway, full-face masks have two small, round silicone plugs. These can be adjusted to closing the nostrils entirely, so the pressure equalisation can easily be carried out. It may take some time getting used to at first, but it works perfectly.

By using full-face masks, the visibility underwater is greatly improved. © Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa

Visibility underwater is also greatly improved. As the pressure is continuously adapting, the masks prevent water from flowing in. Because the air is directed over a visor when inhaled, the masks don’t fog up and give an even clearer view. In addition, full-face masks have a special gazing which further enlarges the field of vision underwater.

Full-face masks also allow for easier communication underwater. Ocean Reef diving masks can be equipped with an additional microphone which is a great advantage especially for demanding dives.

The benefits of the full-face mask can also be experienced while snorkelling. In contrast to the diving masks, every full-face snorkelling mask contains a built-in “Snorky Talky.” With this, snorkelers can be informed from the boat and be made aware of what is worth seeing.

To introduce the masks and their benefits, Amun Ini offered the first PADI Specialty course for full-face masks in the Philippines. © Amun Ini Beach Resort & Spa

Bigs Eggert is convinced by the benefits of the full-face mask for quite a while now. Guests at Amun Ini thus can learn how to choose the right mask, put it on, adjust it and handle it underwater with the distinctive PADI Specialty course.

“Many divers are surprised how easy it is to use the mask”, reveals Bigs Eggert.

Divers and snorkellers can find more information about the dive centre here:

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Nauticam announce NA-A7C Housing for Sony a7C Camera



Sony’s latest full frame mirrorless camera, the a7C offers the underwater image maker one of the most compact and travel friendly full frame systems available on the market today.  The a7C features Sony’s latest stellar autofocus and a much improved battery life thanks to its use of the larger Z series battery. The BIONZ X processor delivers superb low-light performance and faster image processing. For video shooters, the a7C features internal UHD 4K capture in the wide-dynamic range HLG image profile at up to 30p.

Nauticam has housed more mirrorless cameras, and more Sony E Mount cameras than any other housing manufacturer. This experience results in the most evolved housing line with broadest range of accessories available today.

Pioneering optical accessories elevate performance to a new level. Magnifying viewfinders, the sharpest super macro accessory lenses ever made, and now the highest quality water contact wide angle lenses (the WWL-1B and WACP-1) combine with the NA-A7C housing to form a complete imaging system.

Nauticam is known for ergonomics, and an unmatched experience. Key controls are placed at the photographer’s fingertips. The housing and accessories are light weight, and easy to assemble. The camera drops in without any control presetting, and lens port changes are effortless.

NA-A7C features an integrated handle system. This ergonomic style provides exceptional control access, even with thick gloves, with ideal placement of the shutter release and a thumb-lever to actuate the AF-ON button from the right handle.

Nauticam build quality is well known by underwater photographers around the globe. The housing is machined from a solid block of aluminum, then hard anodized making it impervious to salt water corrosion. Marine grade stainless and plastic parts complete the housing, and it is backed by a two year warranty against manufacturing defects.

For more information in the UK visit the Nauticam website by clicking here.

For more information in the USA visit the Nauticam website by clicking here.

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BLUE EARTH – Future Frogmen Podcast Series – The Next Generation of Ocean Stewards: Lauren Brideau



A series of conservation educational podcasts from Future Frogmen, introduced by Jeff Goodman.

The Next Generation of Ocean Stewards: Lauren Brideau

We have a new host, Dr. Colleen Bielitz, and today we’ll be interviewing a recent college graduate as part of our once-a-month episode that focuses on students: the next generation of conservationists, researchers, and activists.

What are the next generation of ocean stewards doing to protect our Blue Earth? Join us as we find out by speaking to Lauren Brideau, a recent graduate of Southern Connecticut State University. Lauren started as an undeclared major but soon found her calling, now she is part of a research team conserving life below water.  She is a prime example that if you want to defend our oceans and the creatures that depend on the sea to survive, now is the time to become part of the solution.

Richard E Hyman Bio

Richard is the Chairman and President of Future Frogmen.

Born from mentoring and love of the ocean, Richard is developing an impactful non-profit organization. His memoir, FROGMEN, details expeditions aboard Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s famed ship Calypso.

Future Frogmen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and public charity that works to improve ocean health by deepening the connection between people and nature. They foster ocean ambassadors and future leaders to protect the ocean by accomplishing five objectives.

You can find more episodes and information at and on most social platforms @futurefrogmen.


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