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Project AWARE suggests 4 ways divers can celebrate Discovery’s first-ever Shweekend

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This July, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week returned bigger than ever before, making a splash as the highest-rated Shark Week in the event’s 28 year history.

And because viewers can’t get enough of all things shark, for the first time ever, Discovery is introducing “Shweekend“, a special weekend of all-new Shark Week programming on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30.

Shweekend will feature four all-new Shark Week programs throughout the weekend, delivering even more compelling and jaw-dropping shark stories and never-before-seen shark technology.

Project AWARE logoFor scuba divers and passionate shark advocates, Shweekend offers another opportunity to make a splash for sharks and show that divers are serious about shark and ray protection.

Sharks are suffering from a bad image – one that Project AWARE battles not only during Shark Week but throughout the year. This bad image often hinders shark conservation efforts.

Raising funds, dispelling myths and misconceptions about sharks, and rallying public support to secure meaningful conservation measures is critical.

4 Ways to Celebrate #Shweekend, August 29-30:

While mass education and media programming about these mysterious and magnificent creatures is a critical component to shark survival, it can be a double-edge sword when it comes to conservation.

An important step toward gaining improved protection for sharks is to raise the public’s awareness of the plight of sharks and engage people in shark conservation activities. Activities such as a Finathon or the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Specialty have the power to turn divers into shark ambassadors and real shark fans during Shark Week, Shweekend and every week!

Celebrate Discovery Channel’s first-ever Shweekend by taking actions that will help Project AWARE continue the fight to save sharks and rays in peril. Together, we can protect sharks and rays!

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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.

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the XT Lite Backplate and Basic Harness from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/c/diversready?sub_confirmation=1
  1. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/pncFv/dive-rite-xt-lite-backplate-and-harness-giveaway

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


Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/DiversReady

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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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