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Tropical Seas, Inc. Introduces HI-TECH Transparent Non-Nano Mineral Based Sunscreen

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Tropical Seas recognizes a need in the market place for mineral based sunscreens, but did not want to bring one to market unless it was significantly better for people’s skin and the ocean environment. Scientific data states that Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide are both ocean pollutants that create hydrogen peroxide in warm sea water, thus harming all types of sea life, both plant and animal based. Watch Tropical Sea’s sedimentation video to see how normal mineral based sunscreens react in sea water.

Beware the TUBE claiming to be Biodegradable & Chemical Free. Chemicals are essential to modern life and whether you acknowledge it or not everything in our lives is chemical based; yes, even mineral based sunscreens. Yes, some are more natural than others, but if you look at the chemical analysis of say a blueberry or even a banana you will find that they have naturally occurring chemicals in them.

Chemistry brings exciting new technologies that can help make existing products even better, and safer than existing technology. So how can there be a balance for the need for technological innovation in sunscreens with the need to protect human health along with the health of the environment?

Out of the box thinking at Tropical Seas has resulted in new technology where they have created Land SharkÔ, a transparent non-nano particle zinc/titanium mineral based SPF 30 polymeric sunscreen that applies virtually transparent. With outside the box innovation Tropical Seas have also added iron oxide and mica for a Sun-Kissed, flesh tone version that leaves just a hint of bronze to your skin. View how easily Land Shark rubs into skin here. *Bonus: Land Shark contains O2 Renew Anti-Aging Technology.

By utilizing naturally occurring quartz sand (silica), which is readily available and processed into products, Tropical Seas formulated around a custom non-nano zinc and titanium blend to entrap the mineral sunscreen molecules in the silicone, which allows a natural waterproofing. Only 2.38% of Land Shark comes off your skin after 80 minutes in the water as opposed to 25% of most other brands. Watch Tropical Seas’ Land Shark video to view how Land Shark never comes off into the water, even with extreme movement, then compare that to Tropical Seas’ sedimentation video of standard formulas above. Tropical Seas products stay on your skin – Not in the Ocean.

“When a business dedicates itself to innovative sustainable Research & Development, it is actually enhancing its competitiveness for the future! Tropical Seas, Inc. leads where others follow.”, stated CEO, Dan Knorr.

Tropical Seas / Reef Safe invites you to check out its array of Sun protection products, Land Shark Mineral Based Formulas, Reef Safe Oxybenzone Free Formulas, “Original” Formulas, Eco-Spray Formulas, and Broad Spectrum Formulas.

No matter what your sunscreen formula preference Tropical Seas has you covered.

For more information on Reef Safe SunCare visit www.tropicalseas.com, or www.reefsafesuncare.com. Follow Reef Safe SunCare on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Jump into… IDC’s and what to expect

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Looking at becoming a PADI Instructor? Why would you not, it is the best job in the world! Getting to become a PADI Instructor though is sometimes a scary process… or so I have heard…. It really isn’t, trust me! It’s actually pretty fun. 

The first thing I always like to get people to remember is their Open water course. When you started did you know everything about how the equipment worked? Did your instructor expect you to know all of the skills before they showed you them? No? Well, guess what, the IDC is a course too. It is about preparing you and working with you to give you the tips and tricks to not just pass your Instructor Examination (IE), but to prepare you for teaching your own students. 

I am well aware that there are courses out there that just teach you how to pass, and I am by far not saying that I have the best IDC in the world. I don’t, and I learn all of the time myself. There’s always an instructor that comes along in the dive season doing something a different way that I pick up and use. We learn all of the time, and is the only way that we ever get better. So to clear up that misconception, the IDC is not just a stepping stone to the IE and you are not expected to know everything before you come along. 

So, what does the IDC actually involve. Theory… obviously. You are going to need to have a knowledge of physics, RDP and all of the other topics that you will have covered throughout you diving levels. The theory side is the ‘boring’ part… I mean, we all dive for the water, no?! But, it is an important part and it’s going to help you be able to explain how to use the equipment, how it actually works, and the other questions that your students are going to be curious about. This section is all about developing your knowledge of those sections.

The water side then, confined water and open water. The fun parts! In short this is where we are going to go through the course skills and see how everyone does them. There is no perfect way for this… you do not have to play Simon says on the course… your way may be better than everyone else! What we will do though, is work with you to make sure that the demonstration is clear, concise and controlled to demonstrate to your students. Again, there is no expectation to be perfect before you come. We want you to ask questions, we want you to make mistakes… because that is how we learn, and most of all, how we get better. 

The other part of the in water activities, aren’t just about the skills though, it is also about your control under the water. We want to make sure that when you head out with your own students, that you are comfortable and can control the situation. Not something that comes to us all naturally straight away, but with coaching on the IDC, I am sure that you will get to this point before the end!

Last but not least, the course standards, content and rescue scenarios. All of this is in place to make sure that you understand the syllabus for each of the courses that you are going to be able to teach, and just as importantly, you are able to effect a rescue if the situation ever presented itself. A gloomy but important situation to think about. 

And after all that… voila! Thats it, the IDC! After completion there is then the ‘scary’ IE with the PADI examiners… they aren’t actually that scary, I promise! The two day IE basically covers what you have learnt in the IDC. No surprises, you are assessed on exactly what you have covered.

So stop putting off your IDC. If you love scuba and want to make it your career. Do it! 


Clare began Duttons Divers at just 19 years old and a short while later became one of the world’s youngest PADI Course Directors. Find out more at www.duttonsdivers.com

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Final few days to enter the OrcaTorch Search for Atlantis photo competition

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You have until the 1st June to enter this unique underwater photography competition that only allows images that depict cave or wreck diving. This unique competition encourages underwater photographers to get creative with their lighting and will be judged by a team of OrcaTorch Brand Ambassadors.

After the final round of entries this week, the competition will move to the second phase where the public can vote for their favourite images, via the OrcaTorch Facebook group, to narrow the field down to the final 10 for the judges to deliberate on.

OrcaTorch are offering a range of their diving lights as prizes for the winners.

For more information about the rules and how to enter the competition click here.

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