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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.

Diving the USS Monitor

Through a few lucky turns of circumstance I found myself standing on the back of a research vessel about to plunge into 240 feet of water to visit arguably the most historic shipwreck site in the nation

Reaching the Unexplored

Last August, I was sat in a small black inflatable boat prepping equipment on a gently-rolling Arctic sea just below 80 degrees North. “How long will the descent be?”, asked one of my colleagues. “About an hour and a half”, I replied

Stop. Breathe. Think. Act.

Four simple words capable of having a profound impact on your undersea experience. Words drilled into us during dive training in order to teach us how to avoid allowing small problems from escalating into dangerous situations.

Staying Afloat

Expression through art has always played a vital role in my life and my wellbeing. I started painting from the age of 14 after being given a diagnosis that would change my life forever.

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!).

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