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Czech divers and geodesists are the first in Europe to 3D scan underwater parts of the Chynov cave. They first filmed the Chynov Cave by video and then created a 3D model using videogrammetry testing the limits of the method. Their motivation, moreover, was to also update the map originally created in the 1980s, to be more accurate, down to the centimeter. A flooded cave system is located in the Tabor region of the Czech Republic, approximately 100km south of Prague. Divers Petr Chmel and Miloslav “Mejla” Dvoracek have been cooperating with geophysicist Jiri Sindelar on the Chynov Cave project…

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boot Düsseldorf has made a brilliant start to the new decade with a hugely successful event. Visitors were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided by the more than 1,900 exhibitors in the 17 halls on the exhibition site. The international water sports community was delighted by nine unique days in Düsseldorf with a mix of stimulating networking, successful business and memorable experiences. Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO Messe Düsseldorf: boot has an amazing appeal all over the worldMesse Düsseldorf CEO Werner M. Dornscheidt’s summary of the eventful days at boot 2020: “boot has…

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At the halfway point of the fair, boot Düsseldorf 2020 is fully on course. CEO Werner Matthias Dornscheidt: “We are riding on a real wave of success. The atmosphere in the 17 boot halls is excellent.” Boats, sailing and super yachts will delight visitors in Halls 1 to 6 and 15 to 17, while hands-on activities such as surfing, SUP (both in Hall 8a), diving (Halls 11 and 12), paddling (Hall 14) and sailing (Hall 15) will be major attractions for the young and young-at-heart. By the middle of the week, halfway through the boot, 125,000 water sports enthusiasts had…

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The presentation of the third “ocean tribute” Award was celebrated with a (ocean) roaring party on the evening of 20 January at the blue motion night in Hall 6. The “Sea Women of Melanesia” were delighted to win this year’s award, which is endowed with 20,000 euros – provided by the Prince Albert II Foundation and boot Düsseldorf. In this project, young, committed Melanesian women from the states of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu are specially trained to establish marine protection zones around the unique, largest contiguous coral reefs in the world. An international team of marine…

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If you do fun diving in the winter you will probably have noticed already that many dry suits, due to their attachment of seals, create cold bridges in the wrists. A simple solution against this is a pair of arm warmers made from old neoprene gloves. Possible cold bridge: Between seal and glove In many dry suits the cuffs are glued onto the outside on the ends of the arms. While this makes them easier to repair, it also provides an ideal surface for cold water. Diving with wet gloves here forms a section in which the undergarment no longer…

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Divers, Non-divers, families and friends invited to take in 16th Dive Pirates annual trip that celebrates the human spirit The Dive Pirates Foundation is excited to release this year’s annual trip taking people with disabilities scuba diving off the shores of Cayman Brac. “You don’t have to be a pirate, you don’t have to be an adaptive buddy, you don’t even have to be a diver to join us on our trips and experience the fun, the camaraderie, the “no holds barred” attitude that surrounds everyone on these trips who just enjoy the joy diving brings to new divers, and the…

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