eel in komodo national park indonesiaeel in komodo national park indonesia

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack I am on a mission to explore and document the best dive locations in the world, which brings me all over the planet, but there are some dive locations that I have to keep returning to, they are just so awesome. Komodo National Park […]

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80%c2%99t+on+your+scuba+diving+bucket+list+before%2c+it+should+be+now%21+for+those+who+want+to+see+even+more+amazing+places+in+the+country%2c+i+put+together+this+comprehensive+guide+to+scuba+diving+indonesia+enjoy%2c+and+let+us+know+your+favorite+dives%21%0a%0a%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

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Celebrating Manta Week with Scuba Junkie

At both its Malaysia and Indonesia locations, Scuba Junkie are renowned for their continual contribution to their surrounding communities and marine ecosystem. One way they do this is by hosting conservation themed weeks that highlight different conservation issues and educate people on ways to address them. This year, Scuba Junkie […]

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dive site micronesiadive site micronesia

Whether you dread the holidays or jingle all the way, the last few weeks of the year can be an intense time. There are gifts to buy, parties to attend, and way too much delicious food to eat. To help you stay healthy and combat holiday stress, here are some […]

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09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

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Giving Back to the Ocean and Marine Life We All LoveGiving Back to the Ocean and Marine Life We All Love

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill It feels good to give, and small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect. That is what today (Nov. 28th), #GivingTuesday is all about. We are calling on all divers to […]

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The Art of Dive PlanningDive Planning Map

Written by guest blogger, Florine You don’t need to be a professional or a tech diver to make dive planning part of your routine. Beyond what could sound boring to you, dive planning is an art that will, of course, bring you more safety, but also satisfaction and enjoyment. Honestly, […]

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