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Regardless of the type of dive, shallow non-deco recreational dive or the 120 metre deep mix wreck dive in the Atlantic, correct weighting will increase the safety and comfort of any dive tenfold. However, it is often the case that not enough emphasis is put on correct weighting from the very beginning, i.e. at the Open Water course.
Unfortunately, with some students, due to the stress of breathing underwater for the first time, good training and advice tends to go in one ear and out the other.
Is there any diver who has not been fascinated by the wonderful colours of reef fishes and the reefs of their habitat? Those of us who have been lucky enough to experience at first hand this interaction between these creatures and their environment, cannot fail to have wondered about this rich excess of colour and the reasons for it. In nature there is a reason for everything – if we can but find it.
However, although we are not generally conscious of it, colour plays a much more important part in our lives than this. It can be important for our very survival. For example, we use colours as a diagnostic tool for our health.
Depending on your yardstick, or which encyclopedia you consult, Malaysia boasts a colossal coastline of 4,675 km. This area includes 2,068 km for Peninsular Malaysia and 2,607 km for eastern Malaysia.
Sipadan, Mabul and Layang Layang are all famous names, but maybe the time has come to take a further look at what Maylasia has to offer? Aside from so many new dive sites just waiting to be discovered, there are also an incredible amount of exciting adventures above water.
The White Sea has sublime water clarity. It forms indescribably beautiful ice and peculiar fantastical ice shapes. The water temperature hovers around 0-10°C and nurtures plenty of marine life, which makes the White Sea one of the best spots in Europe for ice-diving.
The main attraction in this scenic land is the White Sea.
Even before the clownfish achieved Hollywood stardom as cartoon character Nemo, most of us, divers and non-divers alike, knew about this little colorful fish nesting in a stinging sea anemone. As popular photographic subjects the symbiotic relationship between the fish and their invertebrate hosts have become one of the most well known images from the world beneath the surface.