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Awesome Maps Dive Map

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Awesome Maps make a dive site map of the world and, after hearing about it from a friend, I really wanted to get my hands on one. Awesome Maps actually produce two versions of the dive map – a whiteboard coated Deluxe Dive Map and a larger size canvas edition. I was delighted when my Deluxe Dive Map arrived and I could not wait to get it spread out over our dining room table so that I could pour over the 500 plus dive spots and areas highlighted on the map.

The first thing that hit me was the beautiful artwork and illustrations that cover the map. Some of my favourite dive destinations are listed, and I could not believe that my local quarry, Capernwray, was also included on the UK map, along with my favourite seal dive in the Farne Islands. It is a map that you can spend hours looking at, discovering new dives that you have not yet travelled to, as well as re-living dives that you have done in the past.

Hand-drawn illustrations of reefs, sharks, turtles, manatees, sponges, whales, dolphins and all manner more of marine life large and small adorn this gorgeous map. If you need some inspiration on where to dive next, then this is a map that is full of ideas for future diving destinations.

Each area has a key letting you know whether the sites are good for underwater photography, wreck diving, artificial reefs, drift diving, sharks and more. At the very bottom there is also a message to all divers stating that they have tried to pick out the best dive sites in the world, but if your favourite has not made it in and feel it should be on the map to contact them and let them know about it. Perhaps you may even find your favourite site in the next edition.

This Awesome Maps Dive Map would make a lovely addition to any dive centre, scuba classroom or clubhouse, as well as any dive-lover’s home.

The version of the Dive Map that I received is 97.5cm x 56 cm (38” x 22”) and has a coating that means you can annotate the map with (and subsequently clean off) whiteboard markers. It would make a perfect gift for the diver who has everything, or as a treat for yourself. I love mine. I know it is a map that I will keep coming back to, and finding new dive sites and drawings, time after time. It really is a thing of beauty. Now I wish I had the larger canvas version as well – I shall have to remember to send out huge hints nearer Christmas!

For more information visit the website: https://awesome-maps.com/en/worldmaps/dive-map

Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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Dream Dive Locker Build Out. Part I: Demolition (Watch Video)

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It’s finally here! Time to start building the greatest dive locker the world has ever seen! Part I: Demolition! #dreamdivelocker

This is the first of a series of videos showing the evolution of building out my dream dive locker. My dream dive locker needs to be dive gear drying and storage, dry storage, workshop, office, editing suite, You Tube studio and classroom. That’s a lot of functions for a small space!

The first step is planning out the space and demolishing the laminate flooring. Then I taped up the walls to get a feel for the space. We have a lot of work to do!

But finally we will have a purpose built space to house all of our dive equipment! Subscribe to our channel to follow our progress! 

Thanks for watching, Team!

James


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Fourth Element release Extreme Interval Layering

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Fourth Element has released the latest in thermal protection for the surface interval. Using technology from their world renowned Arctic undersuits, the new Arctic Hoodie isn’t just any old hoodie.

With a casual style, backed up by outstanding thermal protection and tested in some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, the Arctic Hoodie is technology disguised as everyday clothing. The two-layer construction with the Arctic’s wind resistant outer and high-density fleece inner, create the perfect garment for colder temperatures.

Layer it with a waterproof jacket and the Arctic Hoodie can take you from the street to the dive site without missing a beat, even if that dive site is at the edge of an ice-floe. Machine washable and warm even when wet, this hoodie is ready for anything.

These hoodies are also delivered in fourth element’s new marine-safe, biodegradable and toxin-free packaging. These bags can be recycled or dissolved in water and break down in Carbon Dioxide, water and mineralised biomass.

Available online now by clicking here.

RRP/ MSRP : £149.95  |  €179.90  |  USD $209.90

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