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WETNOTES

Our wetnotes section is full of stories from above and below the sea, with many contributions from valuable members of the diving community and beyond. We bring you the latest news on what really matters to you, and to us.

Fishing for Ghosts

My fight against the ghost nets at the deep wrecks of the Eastern Baltic Sea began 3 years ago. At first, I just wanted to draw attention to the problem with pictures and videos. Very quickly, however, I realized that this was not enough.

BOYS DON’T TRY

We all know that single-use plastic is a big issue. Divers are perhaps more conscious because we see the damage and have a passion for the natural world. I’ve seen first hand how the smallest, most seemingly insignificant plastics can destroy life in the ocean.

Protecting the Reef

Currently an estimated 1 million new divers are certified each year with millions more snorkelling worldwide on coral reefs. While well-managed tourism can present an economic opportunity, expansion of global coral reef tourism has resulted in growing concern about associated environmental impacts.

Learning about water from the Sahara Desert

These caves are underwater, their formations stopped in time by the rising of the ocean levels, their growth resumed following another ice-age, in tune with the worlds’ passing of time. They are the history of this planet carved in underwater passageways and reveal how it was and how it came to be. They might be considered as an ancient piece of knowledge, but they also teach us about the present, the actions and inactions we might take as human species.

My freediving story

In the autumn of 2016, Nicole Edensbo started with freediving and in less than 18 months of dedication, she reached the level of a professional elite athlete. Nicole is the holder of Swedish national records and 2018 and 2019 Freediving Pool champion.

Diving with Whitetips

Unquestionably one of the most graceful and fearless sharks encountered by divers, the oceanic whitetip, is a marvel of the ocean. Their smooth, methodic movement through the water is unwavering as they pass by, unfazed by the presence of divers and boats alike.

Under Pressure: What happens when disaster strikes

Explorer Martin Robson went to Russia on a quest to find a cave system rumoured to lie hidden in the depths of a mysterious lake. A team of top technical divers joined him on the multi-national Blue Lake project, sponsored by Fourth Element. On the final day of the expedition, Robson’s search took him more than 200 metres beneath the surface.

Tiger Time

Chances are, if you only know a few species of shark, tiger sharks are probably one of them. They are an iconic species found in most of the world’s temperate and tropical waters.

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