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  • What is PADI AWARE Week 2019 and how you can join the fun!

    What is PADI AWARE Week 2019 and how you can join the fun!

    PADI AWARE Week takes place 14-22 September, and we at OrcaNation are proud supporters of Project AWARE’s mission! Project AWARE is a non-profit organisation founded in 1992, stemming from PADI’s environmental principles in the late 1980’s. Throughout the past 27 years, PADI AWARE has partnered with many organisations to educate individuals on important issues facing…

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  • Man On A Mission To Clean Up The World!

    Man On A Mission To Clean Up The World!

    We sat down to interview the incredible Tijmen Sissing – Founder of Trashpackers. Tijmen is an inspirational Dutch native who’s backpacking holiday turned him into a local hero and man on a mission to clean up the world! What inspired you to start collecting Trash? I never expected that starting with one bin bag would…

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  • Top 5 Best Scuba Diving Experiences

    Top 5 Best Scuba Diving Experiences

    PADI Course Director, Holly MacLeod Shares her Top 5 Best Scuba Diving Experiences! OrcaNation works closely with renowned PADI Course Director, Holly MacLeod. Holly assists our team in ensuring we remain the best at what we do across all areas of scuba diving instruction and training as well as standards and processes. She also gives…

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  • DIVING FOR KIDS – IS IT SAFE?

    DIVING FOR KIDS – IS IT SAFE?

    Scuba diving has greatly evolved in the past 20 years and there are more than 6 million [1] active scuba divers worldwide. While the number of divers is increasing, so is the number of kids learning to dive. But is it safe for kids to dive? Let’s take a look. Why should kids scuba dive?…

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  • How BCD’s Transformed Scuba Diving Equipment Almost Overnight

    How BCD’s Transformed Scuba Diving Equipment Almost Overnight

    History of scuba diving equipment Nearly 400 years ago, an English astronomer slapped a window on a barrel, attached weights to its bottom, and submerged with his “scuba diving equipment” to a depth of 60 feet in the River Thames. He wasn’t the first to scuba dive in this rudimentary form of an underwater life…

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  • SHARK SERIES I – Learn About The Life of Sharks

    SHARK SERIES I – Learn About The Life of Sharks

    Sharks are ancient cartilaginous fish recognized for their ‘bad’ reputation. Yet, these marine creatures are one of the most mysterious and misunderstood species on our planet. How much do we know about these incredible ocean predators? Let us demystify the perception of sharks. Evolutionary history Sharks are believed to have first appeared around 400 million…

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  • Five Surprising Facts You Should Know About Microplastic

    Five Surprising Facts You Should Know About Microplastic

    Plastic pollution is one of the biggest concerns facing our oceans and our planet. It is in almost everything we use and will remain long after our lifetime. The most durable plastics, such as bottles, can take over 450 years to biodegrade. Also, there are different types of plastics that will break down differently in…

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  • Scuba Diving with Disabilities: Anyone Can Do It!

    Scuba Diving with Disabilities: Anyone Can Do It!

    Are you wondering if you can scuba dive? The answer is yes, you can! Scuba diving can be enjoyed by anyone. Our underwater world is incredible and should be embraced by everyone and not excluded to those with disabilities. Scuba diving takes those suffering from physical and mental pain to a world of freedom and…

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  • Interview with Jeroen van de Waal – OrcaNation

    Interview with Jeroen van de Waal – OrcaNation

    As Orca Scuba evolves into OrcaNation, Joanna Jones sat down with our Founder and Chief Orca, Jeroen van de Waal, to find out more about the new changes and about what drives him to move his business forward. Having reached the 50th “level” of his life in 2019 Jeroen shows no signs of slowing down…

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