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Scuba Diving in Mexico: Diving Cenote Angelita (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive video for Scubaverse and Dive Travel Adventures, join Richard and Hayley from Black Manta Photography as they explore Cenote Angelita.

This Cenote is one of the most popular on the Yucatan Peninsula due to the hydrogen sulphide gas cloud, that divers nickname the ‘underwater river’. As you descend into the 5m thick gas cloud, you can smell the distinct aroma of eggs given off by the sulphur – if you get the chance this dive is a MUST!!

Cenote Angelita was the third of four Cenotes that Black Manta Photography had the chance to dive, before spending the rest of the time diving with the Bull Sharks at Playacar. Check back here for the rest of the videos!

You will be able to read about Richard and Hayley’s trip to Mexico when they share their stunning photos in a forthcoming issue of Dive Travel Adventures Magazine soon!


Visit Pro Dive International to find out more!

For more from Richard and Hayley visit www.blackmantaphotography.com.

Richard Stevens is a keen underwater videographer and half of the team at Black Manta Photography with his partner Hayley. He is a qualified TEC50 and sidemount diver who has been diving for nearly 15 years with hundreds of dives in varied locations around the world. A keen marine conservationist, with a passion for large pelagic marine animals, Richard has studied marine biology and spent time studying the ecology of sharks. Richard also has a huge ‘lust for rust’ and a burning desire to delve into the world of cave diving. Armed with his camera, his aim is to inspire others to witness the marvels in our beautiful oceans for themselves.

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Nauticam now shipping NA-D6 for Nikon D6

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Nikon’s flagship D6 DSLR delivers blazing fast autofocus alongside incredible image quality and reliability.  The NA-D6 is the ultimate underwater addition to this imaging platform.  Built around Nauticam’s Mission Control philosophy, the NA-D6 provides uncompromising intuitive access to the essential controls and features of the D6.  Pair the NA-D6 with Nauticam’s line of Premium Professional Optics such as the WACP or SMC to unlock the full potential of the Nikon D6.

Never miss the action looking for a control.  The NA-D6 features dual thumb-levers accessing REC/AF-ON on the right and PLAYBACK/INFO on the left.  There’s an improved dual-action lever near the front left that triggers the FN1/FN2 buttons in addition to the dedicated levers for ISO, Pv, and AF.  HDMI and Ethernet connectivity open even more possibilities to expand what’s possible with the D6.

NA-D6 Details and Specifications

  • Dimensions:   368mm (W) × 233mm (H) × 147mm (D)
  • Weight in air:  3.8kg
  • Weight in water: 0.05kg (Inc. camera and battery)
  • Depth Rating:  100m
  • Port opening:  N120

Model Number: 17225
MSRP: $6,033 USD

For more information in the UK click here.

For more information in the USA click here.

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Jeff chats to… Kimberley Ray, Founder and CEO of Marine Conservation Network (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Kimberley Ray, Founder and CEO of Marine Conservation Network, about her work and some of the issues around marine conservation.

As Founder and CEO of Marine Conservation Network, Kimberly started her passion for ocean and marine conservation as a teenager wanting to become a dolphin trainer. Her dad was a fisherman and took her boating nearly every weekend, and that is what motivated her to get involved with marine life and education. She received her marine biology degree and quickly realized that the oceans were under threat from plastic trash, overfishing, and lack of compassion for marine life. She initially began a company called “Sustainable Seafood Experience,” but realized more coverage and education was needed concerning the many issues involving ocean conservation.

She then incorporated MCN, Marine Conservation Network, and began a global effort to link ALL conservation organizations around the world so that knowledge can be shared and efforts in marine conservation could become more effective. She also developed a common language in her efforts to educate the general public on the issues facing our oceans, one that even the public can relate to and not just other scientists. To this end, she has implemented a new focus of a Youth Ambassador Program involving children around the world from the ages of 8–15 who are becoming actively involved in marine conservation efforts and spreading the word of this mission. A scholarship is awarded to those who stay with the program when they reach their majority and go on to college. Kimberly believes that the oceans are the lungs of the planet providing half of the oxygen we breathe, and if we kill the oceans, then we will die with it.

Find out more about Kimberley and her work at www.marineconservationnet.org.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the new Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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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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