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Take a deep dive into Diving talks – Portugal 2021

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DIVING talks – Portugal 2021 is an international event for promoting and sharing knowledge on
the underwater environment, which will take place in Portugal, October, 8 to 10, bringing Portugal the
world’s leading divers, showing their best recent achievements.

The event will feature 26 presentations by keynote speakers from Belgium, Canada, England, Finland,
Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland United States and Wales, hosting over 250 attendees from all
over the world. It takes place over three fantastic days at the Tróia Peninsula–a gigantic dune that has been forming over thousands of years, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Sado estuary to the east.

The objectives of DIVING talks 2021 are as follows:

  • Build up a diving event with international visibility and attractiveness
  • Host the world’s leading divers, showing their best of the best recent initiatives
  • Allow the diving community to network with the world-leading divers
  • Show and debate technological advancements in diving
  • Establish in Portugal a new hub for all subjects related to diving, both technical and
    scientific.

DIVING talks 2021 will be organized in three main strands:

THE TALKS

The talks are an international opportunity to share the most innovative experiences in diving,
sub-aquatic studies, and technological development. The Talks will feature exciting presentations about cave and wreck diving, underwater cinematography, sub-aquatic archaeological works, scientific investigation, and subaquatic military exercises.

These presentations will show the best, the most innovative content, the latest work and
discoveries. During the event, participants will be encouraged to enlarge their networks and become familiar with excellent examples of putting your diving objectives into practice.

THE EXHIBITION

DIVING talks 2021 will feature an exhibition area – a ‘show and tell’ expo that will host a range of exhibitors from the global diving industry showcasing their latest services, products and technologies. Are you confused about which DPV to dive? Want to update your lighting system? Are you seeking inspiration for your next diving adventure? Or maybe you are thinking of buying your first rebreather? Benefit from valuable facetime with leading companies, users, and get all your questions answered without the usual hard sell. DIVING talks 2021 will bring together up to 200 attendees, all with a genuine interest in diving.

For exhibitors, this represents a fantastic opportunity to present your products to quality and uniquely focused audience.

THE DIVING ACTIVITY

The diving activity is an add on. Portugal is Europe’s latest diving destination; participants may try the feeling – Portugal underwater. Hassle-free, just for fun. Hence you’re here, and the sea is right here too if you feel like getting underwater, you can. There will be a boat, diving equipment and a spot for you.

DIVING talks 2021 will be held in 2021, October 8 to 10. The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, October 8 2021

10:00 – 18:00 Arrival, accreditation and set-up of displays
12:30 – 13:30 Welcome lunch
12:00 – 17:00 Diving Activity
15:00 – 15:30 Official opening of the Exhibition

SATURDAY, October 9 2021

All-day: Exhibition and visit to displays

Morning: Keynote Talks 1 to 6

Afternoon: Keynote Talks 7 to 12
Evening: Gala dinner

SUNDAY, October 10 2021

Morning: Exhibition, visit stands and Keynote Talks 13 to 18
13:00: Closing Lunch & awards ceremony
Afternoon: Free site visits

Attendees will benefit from special conditions for accommodation on selected hotels close by the
Congress venue. Attendees wanting to arrive before October 8, or wishing to stay in Portugal after October 10, please reach out to Portugal Dive (www.portugaldive.com | portugaldive@portugaldive.com)

For more information

Website www.divingtalks.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/divingtalks
Instagram www.instagram.com/diving.talks
Twitter www.twitter.com/divingtalks

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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse’s June 2022 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

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Another bumper month packed with amazing images and videos from around the world! It has certainly been another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here.

To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s June 2022 Underwater Video Contest is, click here.

If you’re not a winner this month, then please do try again. July’s photo and video contests are now open.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Photo Contest, click here.

To enter Scubaverse.com’s July 2022 Underwater Video Contest, click here.

Good luck!!!

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Tips for… Navigation

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Not the most fun of topics we guess, but pretty important for any diver! Now we are sure that there are some of you out there that steer away from the navigation side and are quite happy to follow along at the back. But if you are one of those divers and the reason is because you think that it is ridiculously hard.. we want to give you a few basic tips to help you!

Now using a compass may look scary but actually there is not much to it. First rule to remember… North is North under the water as well as on land… it doesn’t change! So, with that in mind we can use that pretty easily under the water to at least give us a point of reference whilst we are diving, even if you are not leading it. Knowing the direction that you are going and how deep you are is a good reference and will help you to become more confident. Get into the habit of taking a ‘bearing’ – fancy word for direction – on the surface before going under and check the bearing as you are diving.

Knowing which way is left and right – well, when going right, the numbers increase, and when going left, the numbers decrease… easy! Starting off with turning left and right 90 degrees will start to get you into the habit of making turns. Try not to use complicated numbers when you first start off, nobody likes maths at the best of times, let alone trying to add 273 to 32 under the water! Keep it basic.

Last but not least, navigating is not all about using a compass. If you are not a fan of it and want to keep your dives simple, there is nothing wrong with natural navigation. There are some amazing sites around our coastline that are perfect for this – harbour walls, piers, open sea coves, all allow the point of reference to be followed on one side of your body on the way out and the opposite on the way back. You can also check that you are going the right way on your return as the depth will start to decrease. This is a great way to start building your confidence with navigating if you are new to it, and what is even better, lots of marine life love to congress around these rocky areas!

Other aspects to consider to throw into your natural navigation bag are picking some land marks during your dives. If there is something notable that doesn’t move (fish are not highly recommended!) take a note of this and use it as a reference and pick another. On the return journey, you can use these ‘markers’ to find your way back to the starting point. A nice and simple way to find where you are going.

So, give it a go in a nice shallow bay area and see how you get on… practice makes perfect!


Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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