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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.

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.

North Atlantic Diving

My name is Bogi Krossteig. I was born in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. The Faroes are in the North Atlantic Ocean – about halfway between Iceland and Scotland and they consist of eighteen small islands. It was almost inevitable that I would end up becoming a scuba diver

Top 10 Watch & Read List

That glimmering blue expanse may seem very appealing right now but there are plenty of other ways in which you can enjoy the delights of the ocean right from your living room. Whilst we can’t play, we can still watch, read, listen and enjoy

Anyone can be a hero

It all started back in 2013, working as a Dive Instructor in Thailand on a very tiny island called Koh Lipe. A Tsunami had hit 9 years prior back in 2004. Taking tours and guiding guests as a dive instructor, it was hard not to notice the effects of human consumption and poor waste management.

Get Packing

You’ve scoured reviews, researched and refined, and finally your dive holiday in the sun is booked. Now the next big question is, what on earth do I need to pack? Don’t panic. We’ve created some handy guides based on three common types of warm weather dive holidays

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