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23-09-2017

The Coral Triangle: A Hotspot for Marine Biodiversity

The Coral Triangle Off the Southeast coast of mainland Asia lies a marine region in the Indo-Pacific known as the Coral Triangle. Aptly named because of its roughly triangular shape, which includes 6 nations consisting of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.

16-09-2017

Making a Better Diver? A Guide by Orca Scuba

Mental Preparation to become a better diver Diving is described as an extreme sport, although to most recreational divers it is regarded simply as a leisure pursuit most still want to know how to become a better diver. When underwater our troubles and stresses disappear as we enjoy and immerse ourselves in the aquatic environment.... Read more »

13-09-2017

New Scuba Divers in August

Orca Scuba Students who became new scuba divers in August. Once again we would like to give a shout out to everyone who gained a PADI scuba certification and became new scuba divers in August. Congratulations to all of you!  Again we had people certifying at many levels. Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and this month... Read more »

09-09-2017

Rethinking the fish

What comes to mind when you think about fish? When you ask someone to think about fish what do you think first comes to their mind?  Unless that person is a scuba diver most likely they will think of: A slimy, smelly, dead thing on a fish mongers display A delicious meal, bread crumbed or... Read more »

02-09-2017

To Become a Certified Diver Why do a Swim Test?

To Become a Certified Diver Why do a Swim Test?  You don’t have to be an Olympic swimmer to become a certified diver, in fact you do not need to be a very strong swimmer at all, but having some stamina in the water and feeling relaxed helps a lot. On the open water course... Read more »

26-08-2017

Plastic Empire – Plastic Oceans: How to Classify Plastic

Our oceans are turning into plastic oceans. We hope this article can help you make better decision with your plastic use. Plastic Classification Plastics can be classified in numerous ways, either by their chemical structure made up from a polymer backbone and side chains, e.g. acrylics, polyesters, silicones, polyurethanes and halogenated plastics or by the... Read more »

Orca-eco Conservation Team

Ron Maclean is Canadian and holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Ron already had some scientific lab research and “in the field” experience in marine conservation with the Barbados Sea Turtle Project, working mostly with endangered Hawksbill sea turtles before he joined our team almost half a year ago. At the age of 22... Read more »

19-08-2017

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

To understand the magnitude of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, it is important to understand how and why it got there. It all starts with gyres. There are five major ocean gyres, North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean gyres. Source: Wikipedia What is a gyre? A gyre is a... Read more »

12-08-2017

The Real Orca AKA The “Killer Whale”

The Orca (Orcinus orca) or “Killer Whale” is one of the most recognisable marine mammals in the ocean due to its large size and distinct black and white colour pattern.  Having been around for roughly 11 million years the Orca has developed some characteristics that might come as a surprise to some readers.  The following... Read more »

Let Go

What does your soul want from your life? The soul is mucky and deep and dark. It likes mess and passion and it gives that ‘oomph’ in life. My soul likes to dance like a wild thing, sing loudly and get creative. Yoga focuses a lot on the spirit. Transcending the mucky human experience to... Read more »