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  • A Sea-Change is Underway, Led by OrcaNation

    A Sea-Change is Underway, Led by OrcaNation

    PRESS RELEASE – 25 MARCH 2019 What if each of us could do a little bit more to change the health of our planet and what if the changes we made didn’t just impact our environment, what if they transformed the way we treat the Oceans, Planet and Ourselves? OrcaNation is a company dedicated to…

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  • 3 ways to pass time at the safety stop – Britney Ireland

    3 ways to pass time at the safety stop – Britney Ireland

    You really don’t want to skip it but as the name suggests, they are essential for our safety. Safety stops, even though not always necessary, give our bodies extra time to slowly release excess gases, like nitrogen, built up during a dive. So how do we survive them? These 3 seemingly endless minutes can be…

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  • Diving in Cold Water – Britney Ireland

    Diving in Cold Water – Britney Ireland

    Growing up on the East Coast of South Africa I was privileged enough to be surrounded by incredibly diverse waters. Most of my time was spent in the warm waters of Sodwana Bay, a small town in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and so I was fascinated by the unknown cooler waters of the Western Cape. To me…

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  • The Ocean is the Limit – Jeroen van de Waal

    The Ocean is the Limit – Jeroen van de Waal

    About OrcaNation At OrcaNation we strive to become a central hub for action, education and hope, for the oceans. To spark a movement for ocean conservation and adventure. To demonstrate as humanity heals the oceans, the oceans will heal humanity. Over the past 24 months we have organized 30 school camps, inspired 3,000 students with…

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  • Conservation, Environment and The Future Generations – Stephen Lee

    Conservation, Environment and The Future Generations – Stephen Lee

    Everybody who has ever gone scuba diving can attest to how incredible it feels to be floating in an almost alien-world surrounded by creatures familiar and somehow foreign. Diving is an exciting adventure to do while on holiday, but there’s trouble in Paradise! Coral Reefs and other important marine habitats are facing more dire threats…

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  • Horseshoe Crabs on Rawa Island

    Horseshoe Crabs on Rawa Island

    The horseshoe crab is not actually a crab (Photo by Kev McLoughlin) The horseshoe crab is an ancient creature that was around way before the dinosaurs 445 million years ago and has not really changed: they are known as “living fossils”. This marine animal is an arthropod, closely related to the well-known scorpions and spiders…

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  • Is Diving Dangerous? How Do Experienced Divers Find Themselves in Trouble?

    Is Diving Dangerous? How Do Experienced Divers Find Themselves in Trouble?

    In a recent discussion, a group of instructors and I were talking about an article recently published by the BBC (Link to BBC Article) where a group of instructors went diving together to find nudibranchs at 40 metres. The questions kept coming up: Is diving dangerous? How do experienced divers find themselves in trouble? In…

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  • How Do Coral Reefs Support Us In Our Everyday Lives?

    How Do Coral Reefs Support Us In Our Everyday Lives?

    Corals are tiny animals that, collectively, play a huge role in the marine environment. They are also very valuable to people through the many ecosystem services they provide. These are services that we benefit greatly from and that nature provides for free, such as oxygen production by plants or water filtration by wetlands. One of…

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  • How to choose your next regulator

    How to choose your next regulator

    Types of Regulators There are a wide range of regulators to choose from. The ones you’ve most commonly heard of are the balanced and unbalanced regulators, and among those are diaphragm and piston regulator systems. There are several makes and models which produce variations of the same concept. The two main types of regulators are…

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