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PADI Announce Women’s Dive Day 2015

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PADI have announced the inaugural PADI Women’s Dive Day on the 18th July 2015, a special day to get women together, in the water and involved in diving. With numerous events being hosted around the world, the goal is to get as many women as possible, at every level, diving on the same day in order to build awareness and interest for the sport. While the focus is on women, all are encouraged to get involved. It’s a great opportunity to get the women, friends, and family members in your life together for a fun day of diving.

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts, dive clubs, and other organizations are encouraged to host female-friendly dives or events on 18th July 2015. Events vary by location, ranging from shark dives to beach cleanups to special speaker engagements. Some dive shops are offering the opportunity to try scuba diving through the PADI Discover Scuba® Diving program, while others are promoting the ReActivate™ option to refresh your scuba skills. The History of Diving Museum of Islamorada, Florida will be supporting PADI Women’s Dive Day by highlighting women pioneers in their exhibits.

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Check in with your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to see if they’re holding a Women’s Dive Day event and encourage them to get involved, if they’re not already. Otherwise, you can find an event or get more information at www.padi.com/women-dive. The map does not prepopulate, so make sure you enter your location (city, state, country, zip code, etc.). Check back often, as events will be added daily.

Interested in hosting an event or dive? If so, either use the “Sign Up Here” buttons for your region on the PADI website or email womendive@padi.com to get added to PADI’s event registry. Make sure you include your store/business name (if applicable), contact name, email address, telephone number (for event inquiries), store/event website, latitude/longitude (if known), and event details.

Share your PADI Women’s Dive Day dives and experiences using the hashtags #PADIWomen and #PADIWomensDiveDay and encourage your local communities to get involved.

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

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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.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James


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

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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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