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The Scuba News Press Team are constantly on the hunt for great news articles from the world of scuba diving!

Underwater photography and videography- Tips for divers from a diver!

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When choosing a housing and camera there are two annoying things to consider – you might flood or lose it. This is one of the reasons I dont recommend using your phone. Whilst the cameras on phones are getting increasingly sophisticated, the chance of loosing it to a leak or simply dropping it are possible.

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U.S. and Canada Announce Sweeping Ban on Offshore Arctic Drilling

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The decision has been welcomed by conservationists, but has also been described by northern leaders as heavy-handed, with complaints that the opinions of local communities were excluded from the decision-making process. The United States and Canada announced on Tuesday that both countries would move to ban offshore oil drilling in much of their Arctic waters. The U.S.has declared the vast majority of its waters in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas as off-limits “indefinitely,” while Canada won’t allow any further offshore Arctic oil and gas licensing, in a decision that will be reviewed every five years. In the U.S., the news, as you…

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Traditional Knowledge Plays Into Protected Area Designation

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A new marine protected area in the Canadian Arctic protects species and habitats, prevents oil and gas development and safeguards economic activities for Inuvialuit. A block of the Beaufort Sea off the Parry Peninsula in the Amundsen Gulf has been set aside to create Canada’s largest Arctic marine protected area (MPA), Anguniaqvia niqiqyuam. Slightly smaller than the size of Luxembourg, it is a tiny fraction of the Arctic Ocean, yet it is being celebrated by environmental organizations and Inuvialuit leaders as a way to protect the region’s ecological resources while providing food security and economic development opportunities for those who live there. “This MPA…

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Femme A La Mer World Record Attempt Now Added To Our Event Calendar

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We’re going to beat our own world record for simultaneous immersion of the largest number of female divers and free divers  The ladies will jump in the water for the largest subaquatic gathering of female divers ever recorded. If you only need a raindrop in the water to created wave, then when all of us come together, imagine what we can create! Learn more at: http://ca.thescubanews.com/events/femmes-a-la-mer-world-record-attempt/

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