Posts with the category “women-in-diving-south-africa”
Sweet Spot in Time
September 14th, 2022
In the past, the ocean did not require specific policies to protect it from human actions. Polar regions and the deep ocean were protected by their inaccessibility, and returning to the same place in ...
And They Dived Happily Ever After
July 6th, 2022
Being a woman in the male-dominated world of diving has its own, separate set of challenges, but they never scared us. We only found that they made us work harder. This is the message we want to bring...
Four Tips For Staying Warm While Cold Water Diving
July 6th, 2022
The basic question in cold is how to maintain adequate thermal insulation without marked cold or heat strain and with minimal impairment on physical performance. 24-hour energy expenditure is increase...
The Deepest Scuba Dive - Part 2
November 18th, 2021
The total dive time was 7hrs and 18mins of which the first 15 minutes was spent on descent to the maximum achieved depth. Once I had safety reached 3m, I was relieved, the dive was almost over and I w...
6 Simple Steps to Perfect Wide-Angle Lighting
September 5th, 2021
The reason we use a wide angle lense or wet wide-angle lenses is to get as close to our subject as possible to light it well. This doesn’t mean trying to get an entire reef or wreck into the shot, but...
Suseptability to Seasickness
August 18th, 2021
The inner ear houses the vestibular apparatus and the semicircular canals, which send information about balance, head position, motion and acceleration to the brain. These organs are sensitive to pres...
#WhyWeDoIt - Why women Love Scuba Diving - KateJonker
August 17th, 2021
Although scuba diving does require a certain level of strength and fitness, it is not as strenuous as one expects. The bonus is, the more you dive, the fitter you become. Even if you can do it all you...
Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 2
May 13th, 2021
In Part 2 of Macro underwater photography we discuss lighting options, composition, and equipment that will help you get the best out of you underwater photography...
Pregnant and Still Freediving
May 8th, 2021
I thought becoming pregnant when I had so many things I still wanted to put in place was a complication, but actually, it really hasn’t been...
Pregnancy and Diving
May 8th, 2021
Women of all ages have unique needs in terms of overall health, and it is very individualized and determined by many personal and environmental factors. There are a broad scope of health concerns — in...
The Deepest Scuba Dive - Part 1
May 6th, 2021
In this, the first article from Karen van den Oever, she tells us about the preparations, logistics and lead-up to her World Record attempt for the Deepest Scuba Dive by a woman at BoesmansGat in the ...
10 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Underwater Photography
April 9th, 2021
Underwater photographer always want to be better at what they do. Taking pictures underwater serve as a reminder of what you seen while exploring and is always great to have that awesome photo to show...
Underwater Photographer and DAN Member Madelein Wolfaardt
April 9th, 2021
Photography is a way to express myself artistically. Being able to share my passion with others is very rewarding. I count myself incredibly lucky to see and experience the wonderful things the underw...
Reef safe sunscreen
March 3rd, 2021
Coral reefs the world over are in dire need of protection and conservation. In several countries the use of certain ingredients in sunscreen lotions have been banned. More is being tested to determine...
Talya Davidoff: the 'Plattelandse Meisie' Freediver
October 23rd, 2020
Her advice to divers to improve their breath hold and depth is simple. Have the right coach and have the right safety measures in place. “I have learnt that I will not push my limits unless I trust th...
Women in Diving: Danel Wentzel is Mermaid_Danii
September 14th, 2020
Danel Wentzel is a 21 year old, PADI Scuba Instructor and Marine biologist currently resides in Muizenberg, Cape Town. She is completing her Honours degree in Marine Biology at the University of Cape ...
Women in Diving: Zandile Ndhlovu, The Black Mermaid
August 19th, 2020
Zandile Ndhlovu recently became South Africa’s first Black PADI Freediving Instructor. She is based in Johannesburg and completed her qualifying dives at Miracle waters nears Brits. She also started h...
Women in Diving: Diving and spearfishing Diva, Jean Hattingh
August 13th, 2020
Spearfishing extraordinaire Jean Hatting talks about her experiences of diving and spearfishing....
Women in Diving: Beth Neale, Aqua soul of freediving
August 13th, 2020
Despite her first real freedive experience being in a freezing quarry with zero visibility, she loved it! When she moved back home to South Africa, she fell more deeply in love with the underwater wor...
Women in Diving: The Salty Wanderer, Charlie Warland
August 11th, 2020
The Salty Wanderer, Charlie Warland is an Ocean enthusiast, scuba instructor and she tell us a little more about her dive life and exhilarating underwater experiences. Growing up in the landlocked, du...
Women in Diving: Dr Sara Andreotti White Shark Researcher
August 2nd, 2020
Meet Dr Sara Andreotti. This Marine biologist and commercial diver is working to protect the Great White shark population on the South African coast.She is also one of a team of passionate divers that...
Women in Diving: Lauren Arthur, Conservationist & Natural History Story Teller
August 1st, 2020
Knowledge enhances every experience - the more you know, the more you can really appreciate something. It was an incredible experience living on an island with nothing, no fresh running water, sporadi...
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