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Giant Jellyfish caught on film by scuba divers



Divers holidaying in Oman had a close encounter with what is believed to be the largest jellyfish ever encountered earlier this week.

The huge creature, which its said was as big as a four-storey building, was spotted at the lesser-known dive site of Abril Narr off the coast of Muscat.

“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” said Andy Sturmer, one of the two divers who saw the beast. “We could see something moving out past the drop off, but nothing could have prepared us for that.”

“I managed to get a couple of photos of it and some video, but to be honest, it was such a life-changing moment that I wanted to see it with my own eyes instead of looking at it through a lens.”

Andy’s dive buddy, Roger Joseph Manning Jr, said: “It was both the scariest and the most amazing moment of my life. I had no idea jellyfish like that existed.”

It wasn’t long before the giant of the deep disappeared into the blue.

Experts have been stumped by the footage that Andy managed to capture. “It’s a new one for the text books, that’s for sure,” said Jason Falkner, head of research at the Jellyfish Research Foundation. “We’ve never seen anything like this.”

You can watch the video that Andy took of the jellyfish here.




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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)



Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock



Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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