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13-10-2017

Introducing Yoga and Fitness Instructor Evita Den Toom

As long as I can remember I have been an active person who cannot stay inside. Being outside and doing sports has always been important to me. Even in my former jobs as project manager I used to run around being busy with ten different things at the same time. It actually gives me more... Read more »

Newly Certified PADI Divers: Orca Scuba Divers, September

Once again, we would like to give a shout out to everyone who gained a PADI scuba certification and became new scuba divers with Orca Scuba this September. Congratulations to all of our new scuba divers! If you did a course with us and did not get a mention, send us an email and let... Read more »

Climate Change: Why Is It Not A Top Priority?

Sadly, in many areas of the world, climate change is still only a debate, rather than being a fact. This is due to a variety of factors ranging from a lack of education, a lack of access to education, or campaigns of misinformation. As a result, climate change is not even on people’s radar of... Read more »

Conservation and Education: Orca-Eco Update

Welcome back, everybody! Time to find out what we have been doing over the last two months that is conservation and education related. Conservation Activities in August Rope in the form of nets always washes up and entangles itself onto our house reefs. We did another monthly clean-up, removing one of those entangled nets from... Read more »

23-09-2017

The Coral Triangle: A Hotspot For Marine Biodiversity

Off the southeast coast of mainland Asia lies a marine region in the Indo-Pacific known as the Coral Triangle. It is aptly named because of its rough triangular shape. The Coral Triangle includes six nations consisting of the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. It is considered to be the... Read more »

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 »