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SSI :: SSI Scuba Schools International :: take your dive @ diveSSI.com

SSI :: SSI Scuba Schools International :: take your dive @ diveSSI.com | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Scuba Schools International (SSI) is a world-wide leader in diving education that is dedicated to provide The Ultimate Dive Experience. SSI - Serious Diving, Serious Fun.
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Contact Indigo Scuba in Gordon's Bay for more details and to start your SSI Open Water Course TODAY!  083 268 1851 or info@indigoscuba.com :D

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Researchers: Sharks Worth More Alive Than Dead

Researchers: Sharks Worth More Alive Than Dead | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Sharks are worth more in the ocean than in a bowl of soup, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia
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What we've been telling you all along - sharks are worth so much more alive... than in a bowl of soup!

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First grey whale spotted south of the equator - in Namibia!

First grey whale spotted south of the equator - in Namibia! | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Namibia sighting suggests much-hunted whales are regaining ancient migratory routes, or may be down to climate disruption
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A Grey Whale, extinct in the Atlantic since 18th Centuary has been spotted in Walvis Bay, Namibia.  Result of climate change?

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Underwater Strobe Positions

Underwater Strobe Positions | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Strobe positions used in underwater photography, for macro and wide-angle. Includes underwater strobe diagrams and strobe position photographs.
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Struggling with your strobes?  Check out this article for great advice on strobe positioning!

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Image sharpness|Underwater Photography Guide

Image sharpness|Underwater Photography Guide | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
How to maximize image sharpness, and get sharp photos in underwater photography. Includes common causes of unsharp photos, tips, and preventing blurry photos
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A "must read" for all underwater photographers... how to maximise image sharpness.

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Will nets halt South Africa's shark attacks?

Will nets halt South Africa's shark attacks? | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
After several shark attacks off South Africa's Western Cape, environmental nets are being trialled to protect swimmers and surfers from great white sharks, writes the BBC's Karen Allen.
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There are sharks in False Bay - Fact.  It's their territory.  Read this article to find out what the media is saying about "recent attacks" and the exclusion nets in Fish Hoek...

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How SIM swap led to couple losing R280 000 - Personal Finance Banking | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

How SIM swap led to couple losing R280 000 - Personal Finance Banking | IOL Business | IOL.co.za | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
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Beware - sim swaps, innocent looking bank emails, phone calls from "service providers" and "banks" could lead to your hard earned cash just disappearing......

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What your hands look like after 10 days underwater

What your hands look like after 10 days underwater | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
In 2002, scuba diver Tim Yarrow set a record for the longest time spent underwater after spending 10 days submerged in a tank in Johannesburg shopping center. When he finally emerged, his hands were spectacularly wrinkled.
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Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales |

Photographer Captures Dramatic Battle Between Orcas and Sperm Whales | | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
If killer whales lived on land, we’d be in trouble. Highly intelligent and social, the black-and-white marine mammals hunt in packs, launching coordinated attacks on other whales and sharks, and even wave-wash seals off Antarctic ice floats.
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Fantastic images of orcas hunting sperm whales - nature photography at its very best!

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Lessons for Life: Save your eardrum

How understanding the process of clearing your ears can help you save an eardrum.
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Pay special attention to your ears before, during and after diving...  pushing things can cause perforated eardrums pretty quickly!

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100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles

100 dolphins wash up on Italian coast after being hit by killer strain of measles | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
A total of 101 dolphin carcasses have been counted on the west coast of Italy since the beginning of the year. The bodies have appeared from Tuscany to Sicily.
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So sad :(

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The Orcas have arrived in in False Bay — Indigo Scuba

The Orcas have arrived in in False Bay — Indigo Scuba | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Orca sightings in False Bay are rare and many people are unaware of the existence of orcas here, although in recent years sightings have increased.
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SA MP Calls for reintroduction of seal hunting — Indigo Scuba

SA MP Calls for reintroduction of seal hunting — Indigo Scuba | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
A South African MP has called for the restart of the South African fur seal hunt as a way of boosting jobs due to the decline of the fishing industry.
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Check out these ‘Friendlier’ shark barrier designed by SA boffins

Check out these ‘Friendlier’ shark barrier designed by SA boffins | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
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Stellenbosch University scientists have developed a shark "friendly" alternative to the shark net!  Check this out!

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Saving the Dolphins

Saving the Dolphins | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
An incredible display of humanity's good side when it comes to a pod of stranded dolphins.
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Watch this video of dolphins being saved... by humans!

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Underwater Snoots 101

Underwater Snoots 101 | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
 Guide to using snoots in underwater photography, including snoot choice, tripods, subject choice and difficulty in using snoots.
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Have you ever thought of using a snoot? A WHAT??!!  Read here to find out all about snoots and how to use them!

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Underwater Supermacro Photography wet diopter teleconverter close-up lens

Underwater Supermacro Photography wet diopter teleconverter close-up lens | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
A guide to supermacro underwater photography, including use of dry and wet diopters, Inon close-up lenses, teleconverters, lens selection and composition tips.
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Interested in supermacro photography?  This article is for you!

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5 Causes of Coral Reef Destruction

5 Causes of Coral Reef Destruction | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are natural barriers between land and sea, and the benefits they provide are many. Here are 5 main causes of coral reef destruction worldwide.
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The 5 main causes of coral reef destruction - most are "man-made".  What can we do to prevent it?

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Top 10 Dive Travel Tips for Underwater Photographers|

Top 10 Dive Travel Tips for Underwater Photographers| | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Expert diver and underwater photographer Carin Kiphart shares her top 10 favorite tips for dive travel.
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Underwater Photographers - going on a dive trip soon?  Check out these great travel trips!

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4 Underwater Documentaries That Make You Want To Go Diving

4 Underwater Documentaries That Make You Want To Go Diving | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Almost all avid Scuba Divers love a good underwater documentary that takes us to the place that we long to be especially when we are not diving. Scuba Dive
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Can't get in the water this weekend?  Check out these 4 underwater documentary series instead :D  

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Word is… you’re more likely to get bitten by a footballer than a shark! — Indigo Scuba

Word is… you’re more likely to get bitten by a footballer than a shark! — Indigo Scuba | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Following the biting incident during the match between Liverpool and Chelsea, it seems you’re more likely to be bitten by a footballer than a shark!
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Orcas - Killer Whales - in False Bay 18 April 2013 | The Scenic South

Orcas - Killer Whales - in False Bay 18 April 2013 | The Scenic South | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Magnificent photos of killer whales- orcas - in False Bay submitted by Dave Hurwitz of the Boat Comany in Simon's Town
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Check out these beautiful photos from Dave Hurwitz of the Orcas he spotted in False Bay last week!

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Bizarre Sea Creatures: Grimpoteuthis

Bizarre Sea Creatures: Grimpoteuthis | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Flying elephants don't seem nearly as strange when compared to the Grimpoteuthis!
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Ever seen a flying elephant underwater?  Here's the closest you're going to get....

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Ambient Light Wide-angle underwater Photography

Ambient Light Wide-angle underwater Photography | Indigo Scuba | Scoop.it
Article and tutorial on ambient light underwater photography, by Todd Winner - the first in a series on wide angle underwater photography.
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I shot with ambient light for almost a year before using my first (tiny) strobe.  This taught me a lot about the balance between ISO, Apertures and shutter speed.   Read this great article on ambient light wide angle shooting:D

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