Month: August 2019

Scuba diving story of the recovery of the Junkers Jumo 211 (recovery of underwater artifacts)

This is a scuba diving story about the recovery of the Junkers Jumo 211 diesel engine by scuba diver Leslie Storace. This engine belonged to a German Luftwaffe bomber that crashed into the sea during World War II. Junkers Jumo 211 engine was mostly used in German bombers. Luftwaffe aircraft such as Junkers’ own Junkers Ju 87 and Junkers Ju 88 used this engine. More than 70,000 of the Junkers Jumo 211 engine were made during World War II.

PADI vs SSI vs NAUI vs BSAC (Differences & is one certification better?)

PADI vs SSI vs NAUI vs BSAC what are the differences. There are a number of differences between the scuba diving agencies. Starting with PADI, they would be considered as a ‘training agency’ trading for a profit. Compared to BSAC at the other end of the scale would consider itself to be more of a ‘club’, and is a non-profit organisation. SSI is similar to PADI, as it’s also a profit making dive organisation, whereas NAUI is similar to BSAC, as it is also a not for profit scuba diving organisation.

BSAC vs NAUI (Which diving certification is better BSAC or NAUI?)

Both scuba diving qualifications from BSAC and NAUI are recognised internationally. The beginner scuba diving certification that BSAC teach is “Ocean Diver” where the maximum depth is 20 metres (67 feet). Whereas NAUI teaches “Scuba Diver” as their first course where the maximum depth is 18 metres (60 feet). The course that BSAC teaches tends to be slighter cheaper and take longer than NAUI. Many argue that BSAC training is more thorough too.

What is the difference between a drysuit and a semi dry suit?

The difference between a drysuit and a semi dry suit is that a dry suit keeps you dry and in a semi drysuit you get wet. There are other differences, which include that drysuits are designed to be used in colder waters than semi drysuits. Also, drysuits tend to be more expensive than semidry’s and a drysuit can be used for buoyancy control instead of your buoyancy control device (BCD). Whereas a semi drysuit cannot be used like a BCD.

BSAC vs SSI (Which diving certification is better BSAC or SSI?)

Both scuba diving qualifications from BSAC and SSI are recognised internationally. The beginner scuba diving certification that BSAC teach is “Ocean Diver” where the maximum depth is 20 metres (67 feet). Whereas SSI teaches “Open Water Diver” as their first course where the maximum depth is 18 metres (60 feet). The course that BSAC teaches tends to be slighter cheaper and take longer than SSI. Many argue that BSAC training is more thorough too.

Plastic pollution in the ocean (The facts about plastic pollution)

You may not know this, but bits of plastic have been found in almost every corner of the world…26 tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year. From the remotest of uninhabited islands to Antarctica and the deepest ocean trenches, including the Mariana Trench, you’ll find plastic pollution. The creatures of our oceans are being caught up in plastic too, which includes sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and seabirds. Plastic pollution in the ocean can be mistaken for food and it kills! Always remember that every river leads to the ocean.

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