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New 2nd edition of All Fish Faces is a joy for fish fans!

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The new 2nd edition of Tam Warner Minton’s ‘picture book for all ages’ – All Fish Faces – is now available.

The 2nd edition includes new photos, new facts, and has a new look and format. Tam’s passion for writing the book, and publishing a 2nd edition, is educating kids about ocean ecology and sea life.

What’s more, 10% of profits will go to the Marine Megafauna Foundation to continue their scientific research to protect our oceans and ocean giants.

Tam says:

“Like all divers, the state of the ocean is of the utmost importance to me, and my hope is that introducing kids and their families to our ocean friends will create a generation of excited, enthusiastic, and caring ocean lovers! Who knows? Maybe it will encourage future scientists and conservationists. Seeing and getting to know, and love, our fishy friends is a great way to encourage kids to save the ocean for future generations.”

All Fish Faces includes ocean and marine life education and tips on how kids (and everyone they know) can help save our ocean friends.

Zack Rago, the “coral nerd” from the documentary Chasing Coral says: All Fish Faces is a wonderful tool for kids to explore the magic of reef fishes. The weird and wild facts alongside the frequently hilarious photography make it a joy to read at any age. A must-have for elementary classrooms!”

In addition to facts about fish versus mammals, each tropical reef fish species represented in All Fish Faces shows the species in the different oceans of the world. Kids respond with excitement to the many colors and differences in the fish. Here are a couple of excerpts from the book:

Ebook, hardback and paperback versions of All Fish Faces are now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and good book stores. Copies are also available via Tam’s author email – tam@tamwarnerminton.com – at $16.99 for the paperback, and $27.99 for the hardcover.

Special Offer for Scubaverse readers:

Quote ‘Scubaverse’ for a special rate of $14.00 for the paperback signed, and $25 for the hardcover signed, excluding shipping. 

Check back for an exclusive review of All Fish Faces next week!


Tam is a travel writer, blogger, author, Scubaverse contributor and passionate scuba diver. Her travel blog, Travels with Tam, is about her many adventures on all seven continents. She encourages everyone, especially kids, to participate in citizen science, learn about the ocean, and help preserve our ocean resources for now and for the future. She believes that encouraging our kids to care about ocean animals is the way to save the ocean for future generations. Visit www.tamwarnerminton.com for more!

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Gear Review: Fourth Element 3mm Neoprene Gloves (Watch Video)

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In a video shot exclusively for Scubaverse.com, Jeff Goodman reviews the 3mm Neoprene Gloves from Fourth Element.

For more information, visit www.fourthelement.com

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Veterans take part in Hadrian’s Wall trek to raise funds for their ‘Red Sea family’

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A group of veterans from Scuba Diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy have pledged to take part in a 40 mile expedition-style trek along historic Hadrian’s Wall this July to raise funds for the staff at Egyptian dive centre and resort Roots Red Sea.

The dive centre in El Quseir has been closed since the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic last Spring and with Egypt now on the red list for UK travellers it is unlikely to be able to re-open in the near future. UK couple Steve and Clare Rattle, who own Roots Red Sea, have been supporting the 16 staff of the dive centre and their families but faced with an ever increasingly uncertain future, the Deptherapy beneficiaries wanted to add their support too.

Roots Red Sea is Deptherapy’s home from home in Egypt and the location where the charity’s majority of overseas training courses and expeditions are held. The facilities at the Egyptian dive centre and resort are a perfect fit for the charity offering an ideal combination of self-contained and fully adapted accommodation, as well as a team of highly trained staff.

Deptherapy normally runs 2-3 trips to Roots Red Sea each year but recent and planned trips continue to be a casualty of Covid. For the time being, training has shifted to UK waters, but their Egyptian family is never far from the minds of the Deptherapy Team.

“We’re hoping to raise £3,000 for the staff at Roots to support their families due to hardship caused by the pandemic,” explains Tom Oates, Deptherapy Divemaster, Ambassador and former Scots Guard.

“Deptherapy has been a lifeline for so many of us beneficiaries and an essential part of that journey has been our scuba diving adventures at Roots Red Sea. We view the staff at Roots as part of our extended families. They have become close friends. The welcome, service and care we are shown is unbelievable but now it is our turn to give something back. The staff at Roots have given us everything and have helped to save and change our lives. Now, they need our support.”

“This is an amazing endeavour from the guys at Deptherapy,” says Steve Rattle, who is organising the logistics of the trek which is planned to stretch over several days. “We have supported the charity for many years; it’s always been a delight to have them come to Roots and to see them really benefit from the experience. Now the tables are turned, and it is the families of Roots that are in need of help. It is really humbling to have Team Deptherapy now raising money for them. Awesome effort!”

The fundraiser is scheduled to take place from 12th -16th July 2021 starting from Heddon on the Wall in the east to Lenercost in the west. The route has been designed to take in a variety of features including many historical sites such as the Roman Army Museum at Greenhead.

Please give generously to sponsor Team Deptherapy in their quest to raise £3000 for the families of Roots Red Sea at the special JustGiving Page: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rootsredseafundraiser

For more information about the work of Deptherapy and Deptherapy Education visit www.deptherapy.co.uk.

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