Contributors

Adan Banga is a newly qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor from the UK. He is hoping to return to the tropics (pandemic permitting!) to begin teaching in the near future. He has also begun to venture into the realm of technical diving, and hopes to continue improving his diving by advancing further down the tech route.9 Articles


Our mantra is "eat, sleep, dive." Although we call our planet Earth, it is a water planet, with approximately 80% of the planet being covered by oceans. Is a dive traveler's passion unusual? Well with our bodies made up of about 80% water, it is no coincidence our hearts beat with the surge of the waves.9 Articles


Simon Pridmore lives in the deep south of Bali among the fascinating contradictions that make up modern-day Indonesia. He has spent the last 20 years at the sharp end of the scuba diving scene in Asia, pioneering mixed-gas deep diving, running an instructor training agency, organizing expeditions, developing dive equipment and writing for divers and travelers.9 Articles


Deep Blue is a full-service Aqaba Scuba Diving Center conveniently located at Tala Bay Resort in South Beach. We started as the Gulf Company for Water Sports back in 2008. As the company continued to grow we became the Deep Blue Dive Center. We now offer high-quality services, including daily dive trips for certified divers, and professional training for scuba divers of all levels.9 Articles


Jamie’s background is in advertising, client management and graphic design. For twenty years, she worked in the business world, gaining valuable experience building brands and creating marketing strategies for her clients. She designed and developed 360 degree marketing campaigns producing targeted, functional and brand specific websites, online media, print and marketing collateral materials, direct mail, corporate identity and advertising. Her clients included banking, insurance, cable & telecomm, real estate, health, travel, luxury, retail and conservation. When the 2008 recession hit the advertising world, she decided to pursue another path. She helped co-found Shark Savers and is currently on the board of Shark Angels and is the Director of Operations. She oversees all operations of Shark Angels including the online store, marketing and fulfillment and serves as the treasurer. You can learn more about Jamie by CLICKING HERE or follow the great work of Shark Angels on Facebook, Twitter or on the Shark Angels website at www.sharkangels.com9 Articles


The Scuba Place, established in 2010, is an ABTA and ATOL bonded Tour Operator, led by John and Mona Spencer-Ades. Specialising in creating custom-built dive holiday itineraries as well as off the shelf packages. John started his diving career as a teenager on the beaches of Cornwall and is a PADI Dive Master, having logged over 2500 dives. Mona, a PADI Rescue Diver, started diving in 2004, and has logged over 500 dives. Mona hails from Houston, Texas and moved to the UK in 2016, after marrying John in Mexico, and joining The Scuba Place as Operations Director9 Articles


Having worked and trained in the diving industry in various locations over the last 4 years, Mungo decided to form Scuba Duba Dive. The aim was to offer fellow divers the opportunity to become professional divers with reliable dive centres and companies. Learn more at http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/mungo-finlayson/8 Articles


Dive Zone Whitianga is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and has achieved Outdoors Mark Adventure Activity Certification. We offer a comprehensive range of recreational and professional scuba dive programmes. Whitianga is on the eastern seaboard of the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula and is only 2 - 21/2 hours’ drive from either Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga. Whitianga sits within Mercury Bay and is a favorite holiday destination for many New Zealanders and International Visitors.  One visit and you'll see why.8 Articles


My name is Spencer Steward. I got my bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, where I did research on lemon and nurse sharks. I have since received my Masters from the Florida Institute of Technology, and will be beginning my doctorate in the Fall at USF. I am the Campaign Manager for the shark conservation group Shark Angels. Learn more at: http://www.thescubanews.com/contributors/spencer-steward/8 Articles


Project Jonah is a registered charity and a New Zealand organisation, with a distinct flavour and feel. We pride ourselves on being passionate, honest, open and down to earth – things that Kiwis are well known for, both here and overseas. We exist for one simple reason – marine mammals desperately need our help. We've pioneered whale rescue techniques, and have shared this technology and expertise with the rest of the world. Whilst the animals are central to what we do, it’s people that make our work possible. Our strength comes from our volunteers; everyday Kiwis that give up their time to help marine mammals through our rescue, action and protection programs. Whether they’re picking up litter on beaches or getting hands on in rescuing stranded whales, they’re out there helping. Whatever the weather. New Zealand can lead the world in marine mammal welfare and protection. Your help puts us closer to that goal.8 Articles


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