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When you sit in a car and set off on a journey, you don’t expect to be involved in a collision but we still always take the precaution of wearing a seat belt anyway, and everyone hopes they make the journey complete without the hassle and inconvenience of getting a flat tire though we still always carry a spare tire/wheel, and when we drive into unfamiliar areas most drivers these days are equipped with GPS navigation systems or carry maps, so redundancy and self-sufficiency are essentials components of a car journey or road trip, should problems occur. Yet as an…

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With most inventions, evolution provides added benefits and features to a user, perhaps think about how cars have evolved from simple automated machines, like the Ford T-model (in any colour you want as long as it’s black!), that originally served a purpose of transportation, to the personalised vehicles they are today, that not only allow a user to travel from A to B, but to do so with greater safety, comfort, and enjoyment along the way. Or perhaps consider the first cellphones/mobile phones that came onto the market in the 1980’s, originally very expensive, cumbersome, and lacking style such as…

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Pick up any diving magazine, or surf the internet for dive related websites, and images of the tropics and exotic destinations, combined with interactions of aquatic life often stimulates the dream of working full time as a scuba diving dive professional.  There’s few professions in the world where you can spend a Monday morning commuting to work on a boat, enjoying beautiful weather, and clients who admire and appreciate you for the job you do, but is becoming a scuba diving professional everything that we imagine it to be?  For those of us that do decide to ‘GoPro’ and become…

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Mikauwa Island a.k.a. Shirnaka Island is situated just south of Ras Banas. It’s sheltered and a good spot to choose when the wind is strong or there are just too many boats at St. John’s Caves. The reef is in surprisingly good condition, maybe because most dive operators and dive guides follow the same route every week just out of old habit and miss this dive site all together. In a shallow lagoon just off the southeast corner there is a small tower from an old fanous on a small erg. To the west of this tower the main reef starts and this is where you moor up the boat. The easiest…

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