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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.

Going in Deep: Diving with Anxiety

Mental health has really come to the forefront of conversations in recent years. It’s amazing to now see that it is being discussed openly, but there is still work to be done. This isn’t a sob story or a cry for attention, this is just the truth and my experience with it and how diving has helped.

31 Days Wild Swimming

Throughout July, Charlie Young, a Marine Scientist and Presenter, along with her friend, Wildlife Camera Op. Ben Harris completed a personal challenge of swimming in a wild body of water every day.

AimZero – Leave No Footprint

AimZero is the world's first project that aims to dive, explore and clean the oceans with zero emissions. Together with premium brands such as XShore, Polestar, Cake, Fourth Element and Awake, the project aim is to leave a zero carbon footprint during their environmental projects.

Women on a mission

Here at fourth element we are lucky to be based in Cornwall, UK, with great diving spots and not totally freezing waters, so this weekend we celebrated Padi Women’s Dive Day with a dip in the ocean (socially distant, of course!).

Going Solo

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge is truly an adventure race like no other. In December this year, rowers from around the world will gather in La Gomera, the Canary Islands, as they prepare to row 3000 miles unsupported across the Atlantic, to Antigua.

Land Of Light

Usually when we think of Iceland, an image is conjured up of treacherous snow, icy winds and freezing rains. And you wouldn’t be wrong, there’s plenty of that. But Iceland also offers some of the most magical sights (and dive sites) you’ll see in a lifetime.

How to be Guardians of the Ocean

As divers we are charged as custodians of the ocean. We do everything we can to protect it; from controlling buoyancy to collecting ghost net, making responsible food choices to planting new coral gardens, minimising plastic use to safe-guarding wildlife.

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