Author Chantelle Wyatt

Chantelle is a Portsmouth based Author, Scuba Dive Instructor and Managing Editor of The Scuba News UK. Her passion lies in the adventure and exploration of dive sites and travel locations around the globe.

Building positive relationships between Diving and Sailing

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Why is it so important to get young people engaged in the marine industry in the UK and where can it lead them professionally? Many young people find the school environment challenging and often present as difficult but when given the opportunity to work and learn in a totally different setting, flourish. We meet a very special young man who has broken the mould and shown his peers that he means business and we see how the gap between the sailing world and diving world meets.

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A Beach Clean in Portsmouth

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We all know just how important the ocean is and how vital is that we help to support and maintain it as a resource and eco system but some individuals spend time and energy taking that to the next level to promote it locally and to instigate action. We meet Jim Cutting, a Portsmouth resident who has a passion for the environment and for its protection.

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The Scuba News UK take a trip to the London Aquarium

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Aquariums have become a normal part of society, in that most of us have visited one at some point or other. The question is do they work as a good educational tool for the ocean and its creatures and do they encourage conservation? What do people take away from a visit and are aquarium’s a positive experience? Here in the UK they are a way for us all to engage with a range of tropical creatures that we might otherwise not be exposed too but does that encourage a more positive and active drive to care for them in the natural World?

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Poppy Lodge lead the way for my ‘Scuba in Schools’ project!

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Apart from my editing duties, I also work with young people in schools and decided to try and collaborate the two things I love the most. Overnight my ‘Scuba in Schools’ project was born. An enriching program/activity for young people to get involved in. Something new and different as part of the school day to help create the next generation of young divers.

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It’s a Dive life!

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So whilst sat in a hammock miles from home chatting to Mr Gonella online the suggestion of a diving special piece for the site comes up. I could talk about scuba diving for days I thought but what are the most important and wow factor things to say about it that don’t just sound like a dive geek muttering on. I suppose the first thing is that its not everyone’s cup of tea but for some like me, it’s a total passion and really a doorway into another part of the planet that so many will never see or experience.…

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One Beach Clean at a Time

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There are a 101 reasons why you should look up Operation Wallacea in Indonesia if you are the type of person that has any kind of interest in marine conservation and I can highly recommend it as one of the best and most well organised and high quality conservation experiences you will find. The aim of this brief article is to talk about one very small part of this project and that is the weekly beach cleans that happen on Snake Island from the Bau Bau site. A stone skip away from the base at Nirwana Beach Villa, on a…

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A closer look at Coral Cay Conservation in the Philippines

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Coral cay was first introduced to me by friends studying marine biology at university. Several of them were heading out to take part in projects in the Phillipines and at the time I was working in a UK dive store. I was helping to sell kit to divers on their way out to the site and so right back then the project was of great interest to me and I was delighted when the opportunity arose to visit. Coral Cay has been operating in the Philippines since 1995 but only from their current location in southern Leyte since 2002. The…

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