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‘Green’ wetsuits: surf brands looking to renewable materials over neoprene

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Source: theguardian.com

‘Natural’ rubber, limestone and corn are some of the sources for more sustainable surfing wetsuits – but are brands missing a fundamental flaw?

For two decades, Byron Bay-based surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich has been living the dream. A little house near the beach, growing his own fruit and veg, and – of course – out riding the waves whenever the fancy takes him. Read more

June 28, 2017 |

Manta Sandy Ranger Station

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RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA

Source: SeaCentre.org

Manta Sandy is a well-known cleaning station in the Dampier Strait region. Known for its regular sightings of mantas during the season, it has become a ‘must see’ dive site for all operators, and a location suitable for scientists and film-makers to observe these stunning creatures. Read more

June 5, 2017 |

Fly & Sea Dive Adventures Celebrates 20 Years!

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For Immediate Release

Vancouver, BC – April 10, 2017

This year marks a significant milestone for Fly & Sea Dive Adventures – one of North America’s leading dive travel companies.  For 20 years, their customers have enjoyed exceptional, well-organized dive adventures all around the world. Read more

April 17, 2017 |

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

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Source: BlueOcean.net

Be fashionable while you save the ocean — adidas and Parley for the Oceans team up to create swimwear from plastic fishing nets.

Adidas Swimwear made with Recycled Ocean Plastics

Now Adidas and Parley have unveiled a swimwear collection made of Econyl a fibre with the same characteristics of traditional nylon and polyester, but produced from recovered plastic fishing nets. Read more

February 28, 2017 |

Candy-striped hermit crab discovered in Caribbean

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Underwater photographer stumbled upon the tiny creature previously unknown to scientists

Source: Brandie Weikle, CBC News

An underwater photographer has stumbled upon a new species of hermit crab with legs and pincers striped like candy canes.

Ellen Muller captured photos and video of the tiny creature at dive sites in the National Marine Park off the southern Caribbean island of Bonaire. Just a few millimetres wide, the animal is the subject of a new report in the journal ZooKeys. Read more

February 24, 2017 |

The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Source: Underwater of the Year, Alan Taylor – The Atlantic

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a number of categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming, and, in British waters, Wide Angle, Compact, and Macro shots. UPY has been kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below. Captions written by the photographers. Read more

February 23, 2017 |
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