Dive Flag App – dedicated social media platform for divers around the world! Dive Flag App was started as an iOs (iPhone based) social media platform. The application took off in a significant way and it soon became a necessity to provide for an Android platform too. When member numbers grew into the tens of thousands of members it became a natural progression for Dive Flag App to also offer a web-access platform through a web-browser. Web-access platform: www.diveflagapp.com/diveflagapp As …read more here!
45 Signs you will make a great Freediving Instructor! This one is for the Freedivers, thinking about going professional? We think you should go Nike and Just do it!! It’s a growth sector, its trending, its blowing up all over the world, its Freediving and its coming to a shoreline near you soon, if your hooked on your health and well being, love the gym or yoga, enjoy the outdoors or are just a flat out adventure junky then you have to get involved in Freediving! Freediving Instructor …read more here!
Want to become an underwater photographer? Not sure where to start? ScubaShooters.Net is one of Dive Flag App’s industry partners. ScubaShooters.Net’s database has thousands of photos and many videos too submitted by underwater photographers from around the world. With these photos and videos comes camera equipment and setting tips, locations and tips. Learning couldn’t be easier. Log into www.diveflagapp.com/diveflagapp to view some of Scuba Shooter’s top images daily! Owner and …read more here!
When we first learn to dive we read in our dive manuals that touching marine life can be dangerous for both you as the diver and for the animal. Although I have never touched a marine animal on purpose – I have done so whilst under the influence of narcosis – which resulted in myself being shocked by a numb-ray. Needless to say I completely agree with the fact that you should not touch marine life. The underwater world is very biodiverse and is home to plenty of animals …read more here!
About 2 years ago I made the more than necessary decision to quit university and do something else. Anything else! What, did not matter. Just anything which had nothing to do with hanging out in huge lecture halls, listening to mostly narcissistic professors praising themselves instead of the subject in front of hundreds of bored students who probably didn’t even want to be there, but felt forced to be there or just didn’t know what to do otherwise. I must say I never regretted the decision I …read more here!
One of the first questions divers tend to as another diver is: “what certification do you have”? Although this is an interesting question and one which can be pretty open-ended it is important to note that the answer should not be used to assess the diver’s skills underwater. In my experience as a diver who has guided and met a lot of interesting divers around the world – there is a lot of variation in a shop’s ability to train a diver, especially when they are trying to cut costs, days of courses …read more here!
Underwater communication is kept simple for a number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to; 1) The diversity of cultures involved in diving (diversity of spoken languages), 2) The lack of verbal communication under water, 3) Limited use of appendages, 4) Limited visibility, and 5) The chance of underwater stress. Below is the most commonly used underwater hand signal and can be used both as a question and as a response. Creating a circle using …read more here!
I’m sitting on the reef floor, watching my expelled bubbles gently drift above me. 25m below the surface, a vast turquoise lagoon shimmers around me as I sit in the arena, patiently awaiting the arrival of our famous visitors. As I adjust my buoyancy and monitor my air levels, a large garbage bin ascends from above, catching my eye and my curiosity. Suddenly, a bulky figure looms out of the aqua abyss. I feel my heart rate gently accelerate, hear my breath hiss a little louder through my …read more here!
What is Freediving ? Freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on a diver’s ability to hold his breath until resurfacing rather than breathing equipment such as scuba diving gear. Free diving promotes health and fitness. It is the most natural and serene way to explore the depths of the oceans with minimal impact. It is also the ultimate way to free yourself and spend more time enjoying the beauty and silence of the sea. Freediving is also a technique used with various aquatic …read more here!
The White Shark Advocacy Group If you want to learn more about great white sharks, I have just the group for you. The White Shark Advocacy Group (WSA) is a fantastic Facebook group geared at growing a worldwide community which enjoys sharing, learning and discussing the conservation and protection of this magnificent species. WSA was founded by myself, Dirk Schmidt. This community encourages the participation of its members. It does not matter from which background you are, a diver, surfer, …read more here!