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Underwater News

Is my sunscreen "reef safe"..... You should double check!

Is my sunscreen "reef safe"..... You should double check!

Because the chemicals in sunscreen can wash off our bodies and potentially harm marine life and coral reefs, many areas around the world are getting strict with what is allowed to be sold by local merchants and used by tourists visiting the area.A great example is Maui who has now banned the use of all non-mineral sunscreens. The only sunscreen allowed are made with non-nanotized zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Hawaii is one of the most isolated archipelagos on earth and home to a variety of uni …
2022 Sep 10th
Going on a Liveaboard? Here's a list of things to bring

Going on a Liveaboard? Here's a list of things to bring

They say that once you've been on a liveaboard dive trip, you'll never want to do it any other way!  Living on the boat for a week or longer and all you do is wake up, eat, dive, have a snack, maybe take a nap, dive, eat, dive, nap, dive, eat, sleep. Next day: repeat! It's a great way to do a ton of diving and see all the great sites that are not easily accessible.  The best thing about a liveaboard is that you "live" on the boat for the entire trip! The downside of a liveaboard …
2022 Aug 25th
The One Piece of Gear Described As "Life Changing"!

The One Piece of Gear Described As "Life Changing"!

If there is one piece of gear that I would recommend to any diver, it would be spring straps for your fins. It seems like one of those luxury items that's not really worth spending money on. I mean, how much better could they possibly be? "Life changing" is how most divers will describe switching from traditional rubber fin straps to spring straps. Why are spring straps so much better than the traditional, rubber straps?  Easier and quicker to remove your fins while in the water, esp …
2022 May 26th

Ready to travel again? Here are some useful links for your favourite dive destinations!

Traveling internationally has become more complicated. So it's important to do a bit of homework ahead of time so that you're prepared before you leave Canada and then when it's time to come home.  Here are links to all the government website for your favourite scuba diving and snorkeling destinations to help you navigate the requirements and restrictions along the way. Remember to include any stop over or layover destinations along your route in your travel planning,Travel Updates Reg …
2022 Feb 11th
Making your online shopping a little greener

Making your online shopping a little greener

Since the pandemic hit online shopping is at an all time high. Here are some of the steps we are taking to help keep our carbon footprint as small as possible.1. Re-using packing materials. Any boxes and packing materials on incoming shipments is reused for outgoing shipments. 2. Shipping in the smallest size box possible. I know I hate it when I get a huge box with only a few small items in it. Our shipping department takes the time to find the right size box or we will cut a box down to f …
2021 Jan 5th