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Female Course Director ZoonaFemale Course Director Zoona

Zoona Naseem is only the second Maldivian to have attained the rank of PADI Course Director, and the country’s first female to do so. She is the owner of Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Centre in Villingili Island, just 10 minutes away from the capital, and is passionate about getting young people […]

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Read more: Interview with PADI’s First Female Course Director from the Maldives, Zoona Naseem

Top Reasons You Should OptUnderwaterTop Reasons You Should OptUnderwater

If you’re contemplating on your plans for the holiday season, here are our top reasons to OptUnderwater… OptUnderwater: the shopping crowds are a lot more fun to hang out with (Unpleasant-looking horde of shoppers vs. sea lions)   OptUnderwater: because experiences are always better than things   OptUnderwater: to reduce...

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USA flag scuba divinghammerhead shark dive

December can be tricky. It’s cold up north, but, in many places, not cold enough yet for ice diving. But in a few locales, from Florida to Utah, the water hasn’t cooled off and nor should your enthusiasm for suiting up. Here are some top picks for getting your dive […]

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Cold Water DivingCold Water Diving for Warm Water Divers

Written by Kim Ngan I used to live in lush, tropical regions and was lucky enough to teach scuba diving in warm climates and warm waters. That was before I moved to Sydney. Sydney (and New South Wales) have some stunning dive sites – as do many other destinations with […]

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Has anyone ever said you look like a Christmas tree in your dive gear? Are you loaded down by your need to buy every dive accessory available at your local dive store? If you or someone you know answers yes to these questions, we’d like to tell you about the […]

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