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Pure Grenada Dive Fest – Wreck Diving

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Day 4 of the Pure Grenada Dive Fest was dedicated to wreck diving. Grenada is possibly most famous for its wreck diving, with the Bianca C known also as the “Titanic of the Caribbean”. The island has sunk several ships to act as artificial reefs and our morning two dives with Dive Grenada were dedicated to diving two of these: MV Anina and the Veronica L.

Dive Grenada has a lovely dive shop situated right on the beach and we recieved a warm welcome as we joined them for our morning dives. As it was wreck day, we both had wide angle lenses on our cameras, and soon regretted it as our guides told us of the numerous small frogfish that lived on the MV Anina. As soon as we descended onto the wreck, they were pointing out frogfish and found 6 in total! The wreck itself is in deeper water and so you need to either dedicate a couple of dives to the wreck, or in our case, get a move on to explore it in a single dive. All too soon, having explored the structure, it was time to head back up.

Our second dive was on the Veronica L (you can read about our night dive on this wreck in our previous blog). This dive was a real treat. Once again, the wreck was covered in life, with thousands of fish schooling around the structure, raining down on us as we dived.

Our final dive of the day, with Native Spirit, saw us visit the famous underwater sculpture park. Alas, the visibility had reduced dramtically, make photography challenging, but this is a must do dive (or snorkel) where you can tour all the sculptures and also visit a small wreck that is covered in life.

Another wonderful day of Pure Grenada Dive Fest was done. You can read more about our adventures in the latest issue of Dive Travel Adventures by picking up a copy at your local dive shop, or by clicking here.

If you want to try out Pure Grenada Dive Fest 2020 for yourself, it will be held from 3rd to 9th October and details will be posted here.

More blogs about our Grenada adventures to follow….

Find out more about the islands here.

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Nick and Caroline (Frogfish Photography) are a married couple of conservation driven underwater photo-journalists and authors. Both have honours degrees from Manchester University, in Environmental Biology and Biology respectively, with Nick being a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, a former high school science teacher with a DipEd in Teaching Studies. Caroline has an MSc in Animal Behaviour specializing in Caribbean Ecology. They are multiple award-winning photographers and along with 4 published books, feature regularly in the diving, wildlife and international press They are the Underwater Photography and Deputy Editors at Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures. Winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Photo-journalist of the Year for a feature on Shark Diving in The Bahamas, and they have been placed in every year they have entered. Nick and Caroline regularly use their free time to visit schools, both in the UK and on their travels, to discuss the important issues of marine conservation, sharks and plastic pollution. They are ambassadors for Sharks4Kids and founders of SeaStraw. They are Dive Ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas and are supported by Mares, Paralenz, Nauticam and Olympus. To find out more visit www.frogfishphotography.com

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WIN a Beuchat Air Light Bag!!!

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

Yes, this link is an affiliate link. Purchases made through these links may earn me a small commission at no extra charge to you.

Dive safe, dive often!

James


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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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