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Dive Pirates to Explore Grand Cayman with partners Ikelite, Clearly Cayman

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After 14 years of successfully taking adaptive scuba divers to Cayman Brac Beach Resort, The Dive Pirates Foundation wants to explore Clearly Cayman’s newly acquired Cobalt Coast as a location for seasoned adaptive divers to continue to enjoy great Caribbean diving as well as Grand Cayman hospitality with a reconnaissance mission planned for April 6-13, 2019.

Cayman Brac will always be our home for our yearly trip with new adaptive divers, and with our longstanding relationship with Cayman Brac Beach Resort and Clearly Cayman and the number of adaptive divers we have introduced into the mainstream diving community, we would like to consider reunion trips to another property of Clearly Cayman’s, Cobalt Coast,” explained foundation President Sophie Wimberley.

With adaptive scuba divers Bryan Shaner (paraplegia) and Marlene Krpata (amputee)  a group of 16 divers will evaluate the property and diving with two meals and two dives a day with planned outings to explore accessible restaurants, an accessible beach, and tour of the Cayman Turtle Centre.

We donated our chartered boats on our last day of diving last year in Cayman Brac to assist the Cayman Turtle Centre release new hatchlings to the sea; we loved giving back to the community as well as exposing our divers to a new and rewarding experience, and we hope to continue that relationship into the future,” Wimberley continued.

Celebrating another longtime relationship, Ikelite representative Chase Darnell will be one of the 16 divers on the trip.  Ikelite continues to partner with the Dive Pirates Foundation exposing new divers to new equipment for underwater photography and lighting.

The Dive Pirates Foundation invites all divers to consider joining the crew June 22-29, 2019 for its annual trip to Cayman Brac Beach Resort, celebrating life after injury with past and new recipients, adaptive dive buddies, and divers who make this their annual vacation to join into the pirate fun.

For more information go to divepirates.org

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Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Common Spider Crab (Watch Video)

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A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dive just off the shore and explore what can be found within the shallow waters of a sandy beach. Fish can be founding cruising amongst the seaweed and numerous crustacean (Crabs, lobster, prawns, shrimps) species can be found walking around the seafloor. Common Spider Crabs (Maja brachydactyla) are one of the largest crabs species found along the coast and during the early summer, they aggregate in large numbers to moult which allows them to grow.


Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Join Me On My Commute To Scuba Diving Key Largo! (Watch Video)

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Sunrise was so beautiful the other morning, I wanted to take a time lapse of my drive from home in South Miami to Key Largo before morning dives with Horizon Divers.

I thought you might enjoy taking the ride with me! Silly I know! But here’s 2 minutes of chill!

D.S.D.O,

James


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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email john@thescubaplace.co.uk

www.thescubaplace.co.uk

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