While you may not be able to see it; life below the water is changing – in horrible ways. On a daily basis, an incredible amount of trash makes its way into the ocean, of which PLASTIC is the biggest culprit.
Plastic is toxic and takes hundreds of years to biodegrade into tiny even more poisonous pieces of microplastics. It is arguably one of the most harmful waste product that is ending up in our oceans and ultimately into the animals that live in it.
This gentle giant goes by the name of Blue, and he is a male Humpback whale.
You can find Humpback whales roaming all over the world. In the winter, they tend to be found in warm southern waters and in the summer, the whales migrate up the coast to the cold nutrient rich waters of the north. In Canada, Humpbacks can be found off the coast of British Columbia, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in June, July and August.
This is what scuba divers do in their free time: “Blue” the snow whale is making waves in northern Ontario encouraging people to think twice about their use of plastic. We even made the CTV news, stay tuned! #plasticfree #conservation #wwf #projectaware @paditv #scuba #diving #girlsthatscuba #saveourseas #ocean #scubadivingmag
Even though the closest ocean to North Bay is more than 900 kilometers away, Blue is making a splash in our city because he needs your help.
Blue dreams of a healthier and cleaner ocean, where he doesn’t need to worry about his underwater friends dying as a result of plastic. To do this, he needs everyone to pitch in.
Living way up in northern Ontario, it’s easy to be disconnected from ocean-related problems, but the sea of change starts with you;
Let’s give the whales something to sing about this year. Let’s lend the ocean a helping fin and reduce our use of plastic!
See the CTV Northern Ontario’s Media Coverage on the snow whale:
If you’re a scuba diver that wants to learn more about sustainability and diving, check out our: How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver post.
Who says cold water diving can’t be filled with color? Plunge into Carnac, France and explore the bountiful anemone gardens, intricate macro life, and delicate fragility below the surface.
Backroll into to the cold water world of Portugal's Berlengas Island Natural Reserve. Located off the coast of Peniche, this underwater paradise will have you have you gurgling with excitement into your regulator.
With thrilling shore dives, an amazingly sunny climate and marine animals coming from the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea, it's no wonder scuba divers are seduced by the underwater world of Costa del Sol.
The tropical oasis of Key Largo is a scuba diver's delight. Night dive, reef dives, and wreck dives are all right at your fingertips ready to be explored.
Everybody loves the idea of scuba diving, but the aspect of post dive cleanup is a much different story. It’s long, it’s tedious and it almost impossible to do it without getting wet - yet again.
For land loving travelers, Portugal has got it all, but if you are a scuba diver, this beautiful European country can easily fly’s under the radar. Pending the cooperation of the tides, wind, and weather, there are neat things to see and plenty of good macro life these cold and productive waters.
It’s a tale as old as time - women fighting against the assumption that they are weaker than men, women trying to rise in the ranks in a primarily male-dominated industry. And the battle is making progress, but it isn’t over yet...
As one of the sunshine states top shore diving destinations, Blue Heron Bridge offers some of the best diving in Florida. Mud, beaches, wrecks and small critters, no matter where you dive under the bridge, there is so much to see, explore and photograph.
As a diver, sometimes you get hit with seasickness. While not avoidable, here are our solutions to dealing with seasickness before and during your dive.
When in the Florida Keys, make sure to take the time to learn all about man’s quest to explore under the sea at the History of Diving Museum.
Ikelite TTL dual flash sync cord attaches two strobe’s to the underwater camera housing.
Bare drysuit drawstring scuba gear bag the perfect alternative for transporting a dry suit to-and-from the dive site
Diving lens filter kit for GoPro HERO 5/6 which enhances colors for underwater video and photography conditions
DUI heavy duty dry suit gloves with yellow liners available in sizes: S, M, L, XL
13-inch inflatable dive buoy with a 12 by 11-inch scuba diving flag surface marker
Ikelite underwater macro lens casing is comprised of an acetyl body with glass front and can hold lenses of 4.37 diameter x 3 inches (111 x 76 mm)
Ikelite compact ball arm for quick release handle
Suunto SK-8 wrist compass with bungee straps, faster stabilization, and enhanced readability
Black Mares Dragon Scuba Diving BCD
GoPro dual battery charger conveniently charges two HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO camera batteries simultaneously
Flexible Lightweight Portable Tripod for Projector DSLR Cameras and Go Pro
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital DSLR Camera + 32GB Memory Card + Photo4Less Cleaning Cloth.
Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM – non Image Stabilised
Rechargeable Ikelite NiMH battery pack compatible with Ikelite’s DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod and Bag with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
Dry glove lock system that accommodates all hand sizes
If you’re not quite ready for the expense of big lights, this little video light goes perfectly with any GoPro setup
Bare drysuit trek boots designed for rocky shore entries, boat decks, and boat ladders
Bare 7mm thick elastek dry suit hood
GoPro HERO6 Black Camera
Compact underwater scuba diving hand reel with a 150ft of white line on the spool
Suunto Vyper Novo wrist scuba diving computer with USB
Black Mares Cruise Roller Tauchen bag, perfect for scuba diving and traveling
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Capture amazingly smooth shake-free video with the GoPro Karma Grip
Bare SB System Mens Full Under-layer
The Hydra 5000 WSRU is an all in one photo and dive light with wide, spot, red, and UV modes
Compact scuba diving finger spool with 150ft of white line and a 4-inch brass double-ended clip
Ikelite photography strobe DS161 with NiMH rechargeable battery pack
Mini blue scuba diving tank key ring with brass pick tool and o-rings
Ikelite Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 underwater camera housing in white
Scuba diving 4ft neon yellow surface marker signal tube with “Diver Below” print
Capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air with the GoPro Karma Drone
Black scuba diving turtle fins
SHOOT 6″ Underwater Dome Port for GoPro Hero 6/Hero 5/Hero(2018) Black Camera Diving Lens Hood Housing Photography with Waterproof Case Accessories
Ikelite aluminum digital camera tray with dual handles