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Scuba Diving July 2020

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dive into history

MARY FRANCES EMMONS joined Sport Diver in 2009 and Scuba Diving in 2012, serving as features, senior and deputy editor. A diver since 2006, she was named editor-in-chief in 2018. “There was a time when history had nothing to do with my scuba diving, when the past and geopolitics did not intrude on my marine-biologist musings,” photographer Brandon Cole confesses in the opening of his grand narrative on exploring the Solomon Islands’ Munda region (“Where the Past Is Always Present,” page 38). I was the same. My parents were still young children at the end of World War II—ancient history to me, and not terribly interesting. That all changed with my own visit to the Solomon Islands in 2016 (“Why the Solomon Islands Is a Scuba Diver’s Dream Destination,” sportdiver.com). My grandfather…

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you can just tell

DREW RICHARDSON, ED.D., president and CEO of PADI, has logged more than 6,000 dives worldwide and received many industry awards, including 1992 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. A few years ago, several of us were diving along a coral slope in almost perfect conditions—no current, warm water, great viz and fish everywhere. We moored not far from another boat, splashed in in buddy teams, dropped as a loose group to a pristine reef at 60 feet and began a leisurely swim downward to about 80. As we finned gently, enjoying the view, shooting pics, removing some monofilament, six divers from the other boat were swimming at us head-on. Everyone courteously changed path, of course, and we exchanged waves with the group as it passed. One was a fairly inexperienced diver; four had,…

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denise herzing

YEAR DIVE CERTIFIED: 1975 AGE WHEN CERTIFIED: 19 DIVE CERTIFICATION LEVEL: Open Water Diver WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Never give up, never surrender.”—Galaxy Quest What has Denise Herzing learned in decades of observation of two species of dolphins inhabiting a single Bahamas study area? For one, the importance of individuality. “Dolphin society is only as resilient as its diversity of individuals, perhaps yet another lesson for humans,” Herzing says. For her work as founder and research director of the Wild Dolphin Project (wilddolphinproject.org), Herzing is our July issue Sea Hero. Q: The Wild Dolphin Project is the longest-running underwater study of dolphins in the wild; what insights does that long view afford? A: Studying their society and communication signals is enhanced by having a social context. Knowing whether dolphins are male or female, who they are related to, and what…

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let’s make a deal

“We’re really just using financial engineering…that hedge funds use, or banks, and using it for Mother Nature as our client. “ A nation of 115 islands, the Seychelles’ sinew is more sea than terra firma. The Indian Ocean envelopes up to 90 percent of its territory, a place where sun dictates the lifestyle and coral reefs shape the market. Only eight years ago, this archipelago off the East African coast protected less than 1 percent of its waters. Now, it protects more than 30 percent. The sweeping shift began in 2012, when the Nature Conservancy launched a project that created 13 new marine protected areas in the Seychelles. Combined, they protect an area almost the size of Texas, making it the second largest MPA in the world. The international nongovernmental organization powered the change…

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heeding the call

In 2000, seven families attended the first Kids Sea Camp in Curaçao. For co-owner Margo Peyton, it was a simple concept: Provide a safe, fun experience for families who love the ocean, diving and traveling. In the two decades since then, KSC has certified thousands of kids and adults, all over the world, without a single dive accident. For many families, Kids Sea Camp vacations are annual events. But KSC’s success isn’t measured only by the number of C-cards it has issued, or repeat guests. KSC’s ability to connect families to the ocean has prompted many youngsters to dedicate their lives to diving and ocean conservation. We talked to three Kids Sea Camp “kids” and asked them what the program has meant to them. KENDALL WILLIAMS AGE: 20 HOMETOWN: Emporia, Kansas YEAR CERTIFIED: 2013 WHERE…

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head-to-head testing

HOW WE SCORE The bar graphs with each review show a suit’s combined scores for comfort and warmth when used under 3 mm wetsuits and shell and neoprene drysuits. The scoring is: 1=poor 2=fair 3=good 4=very good 5=excellent HOW WE TEST EXPOSURE SUITS Our test was designed to gauge each suit’s effectiveness both wet (under 3 mm wetsuits) and dry (under shell and neoprene drysuits) in moderate conditions, with special emphasis on the degree of comfort and warmth it provided. Ease of Donning Ease of getting the suit on without assistance, including zipping and adjusting cuffs. Fit How well did the suit fit, relative to other suits of the same size? Ease of Overdressing How difficult was it to pull a suit on over the garment? Were thumb loops or foot stirrups effective? Did the suit fit over the garment smoothly without…