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DeeperBlue Podcast honored for Best Sport Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards

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DeeperBlue.com announced today that the DeeperBlue Podcast has been named a Webby Awards Honoree for Best Sports Podcast in the 25th Annual Webby Awards.

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards honor excellence on the internet, including websites, video, advertising, media and PR, apps, mobile, voice, social, podcasts and games. More than 13,500 entries from 70 countries worldwide were received this year. It is one of the highest honors digital content creators can receive.

The DeeperBlue Podcast is a 30-min weekly guide to everything happening around the world… underwater.  A magazine-style podcast will cover all the latest underwater news, trends, equipment, and events about Scuba Diving, Freediving, Dive Travel, and the Oceans. The team also talk to the most interesting people in the dive world, from world-famous underwater pioneers to fearless modern explorers.

“Honorees like the DeeperBlue Podcast are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 13,500 entries we received this year.”

Founder of DeeperBlue.com and Host of the DeeperBlue Podcast Stephan Whelan exclaimed: “It’s an incredible privilege to have been selected as an honoree by the Webby Awards.  As a small, independent publisher competing against large internationally known brands, it’s truly fantastic to see our podcast honored at this level.  I’m incredibly proud of the team behind the podcast including Jason Elias our producer and co-hosts Linden Wolbert, Mehgan Heany-Grier, Sarah Richard and Tec Clark – all of whom have made this an amazing and fun journey – as well as the community of divers and ocean lovers that have helped make the DeeperBlue Podcast such a success.  We can’t wait to see where the next season takes us.”

Subscribe to the Deeper Blue Podcast via Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, or wherever you get your podcasts.  You can check out more details about the podcast at www.deeperblue.com/podcast

Find The Webby Awards online at www.webbyawards.com

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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s June 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. July’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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Tips for… Navigation

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Not the most fun of topics we guess, but pretty important for any diver! Now we are sure that there are some of you out there that steer away from the navigation side and are quite happy to follow along at the back. But if you are one of those divers and the reason is because you think that it is ridiculously hard.. we want to give you a few basic tips to help you!

Now using a compass may look scary but actually there is not much to it. First rule to remember… North is North under the water as well as on land… it doesn’t change! So, with that in mind we can use that pretty easily under the water to at least give us a point of reference whilst we are diving, even if you are not leading it. Knowing the direction that you are going and how deep you are is a good reference and will help you to become more confident. Get into the habit of taking a ‘bearing’ – fancy word for direction – on the surface before going under and check the bearing as you are diving.

Knowing which way is left and right – well, when going right, the numbers increase, and when going left, the numbers decrease… easy! Starting off with turning left and right 90 degrees will start to get you into the habit of making turns. Try not to use complicated numbers when you first start off, nobody likes maths at the best of times, let alone trying to add 273 to 32 under the water! Keep it basic.

Last but not least, navigating is not all about using a compass. If you are not a fan of it and want to keep your dives simple, there is nothing wrong with natural navigation. There are some amazing sites around our coastline that are perfect for this – harbour walls, piers, open sea coves, all allow the point of reference to be followed on one side of your body on the way out and the opposite on the way back. You can also check that you are going the right way on your return as the depth will start to decrease. This is a great way to start building your confidence with navigating if you are new to it, and what is even better, lots of marine life love to congress around these rocky areas!

Other aspects to consider to throw into your natural navigation bag are picking some land marks during your dives. If there is something notable that doesn’t move (fish are not highly recommended!) take a note of this and use it as a reference and pick another. On the return journey, you can use these ‘markers’ to find your way back to the starting point. A nice and simple way to find where you are going.

So, give it a go in a nice shallow bay area and see how you get on… practice makes perfect!


Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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