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Miss Scuba Netherlands dives for a cause with CRF Bonaire

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Non-Profit Organization Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire (CRF Bonaire) recently welcomed Miss Scuba Netherlands, Jessica Wohrmann, on a Coral Restoration Adventure Dive. “When I heard about the efforts of Coral Restoration I was eager to learn more about their investments in restoring the reefs”, says Jessica enthusiastically. “I had an amazing and educational experience!”

Together with the Coral Restoration Adventure Dive Jessica was given the opportunity to see a diversity of dive spots on the island of Bonaire by using Buddy Dive Resort’s Diver Propulsion Vehicles. “Diving with the underwater scooter was astounding! This technology made me able to see most of CRF’s restoration sites just in one dive. And I felt safe all the time.” During the Coral Restoration Adventure Dive Jessica learned how to conduct a restoration site survey and participated in the site maintenance activities by removing algae, which can damage the corals and affect their growth.

Jessica: “I was actually amazed by the fact that it is possible to grow corals and transplant them back to the reef. It takes a lot of time and effort from the volunteers. Therefore I would like to give this project more awareness by encouraging young people like myself to go diving for a cause by restoring the reef and protecting the ocean and underwater wildlife. For me as an ocean lover who is fond of diving and fish this is an important cause. There is a lot of fish to see here in Bonaire, I even saw my favorite Trunkfish several times, but together we have to make sure we keep it that way. CRF Bonaire is doing a great job in marine conservation and I support their efforts. For example the ‘Adopt a Coral’ is a great initiative!”

Miss Scuba International stands for protection of the ocean worldwide. As Bonaire is part of The Netherlands CRF Bonaire could be a perfect charity for Miss Scuba Netherlands to start promoting on behalf of her home country, according to Jessica. “Coral restoration is something that should happen all over the world. It is important to protect the treasures of the ocean.” Jessica Wohrmann is Miss Scuba Netherlands 2016 and was the first from The Netherlands to compete in the global contest of Miss Scuba International. Currently Jessica started a new adventure to become Miss World Netherlands 2017.

Find out more about the work of Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire at www.crfbonaire.org.

 

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Introducing the all-new PADI Dive Guides: connecting divers worldwide with local expertise

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The new PADI Dive Guides™ make it easier than ever for divers to discover, explore and plan their next adventure by providing the tools needed to research and book dive experiences or training anywhere in the world. PADI Dive Guides are the go-to resource whether planning a local dive or seeking inspiration and information about far-off destinations.

“Dive destination information has been integral to padi.com for years,” says Lisa Nicklin, Vice President of Consumer Marketing for PADI Worldwide. “This next evolution provides more detailed guides that will continue to grow in global coverage and bring unprecedented value to PADI Members and divers alike. Leveraging new system capabilities, the guides combine PADI’s global expertise with the immense local knowledge of PADI Members around the world. PADI Dive Guides enable divers to plan and book adventures near home or wherever their future travels may take them – all through one convenient platform.” 

Image: Al Hornsby

Now available at padi.com/exploration, the collection of thousands of guides offers marine life calendars, seasonal weather data and travel information. Users can learn about dive opportunities by continent and country, or drill down to specific dive destinations and dive sites. They will find a mosaic of dive sites to explore in each location with insight provided by local experts, as well as dive site reviews from fellow explorers. Users can easily contact PADI operators and book dives, snorkel excursions, holidays and courses through the integrated PADI Adventures™ platform.

Start exploring and planning your next adventure at padi.com/exploration.

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Why Every Diver Should Be A Rescue Diver (Watch Video)

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Why Every Diver Should Be A Rescue Diver! I’ve got three reasons why every diver should take a Rescue Diver course. The world would be a better place!

Rescue Diver is mine – and a lot of my Instructor buddies’ – favorite course to teach. A well-run Rescue Diver course should be heavily practical and feature realistic scenarios. It expands your vision to include situational awareness and give you the knowledge and skills to react should an accident occur.

Think resuscitation is hard on land? Wait until you’re given rescue breaths in water whilst towing the victim! It’s a fantastic confidence booster, especially for divers who are more naturally anxious or nervous.

Thanks for watching! 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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