Since I started to be more and more interested in underwater photography, I stumbled upon groups and websites where people upload beautiful underwater pictures . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nudibranchs (/ˈnjuːdɪbræŋk/) are a group of soft-bodied, marine gastropod molluscs which shed their shells after their larval stage. They are noted for their often extraordinary colours and striking forms, and they have been given colourful nicknames to match, such as “clown”, “marigold”, “splendid”, “dancer”, “dragon”, or “sea rabbit”. Currently, about 3,000 valid species of nudibranchs are known. The word “nudibranch” comes from the Latin nudus “naked” and the Ancient Greek βράγχια (bránkhia) “gills“. Nudibranchs are often casually called sea slugs, as they are a family of opistobranchs (sea slugs), within the phylum Mollusca (molluscs), but many sea slugs belong to several taxonomic groups which are not closely related to nudibranchs. A number of these other sea slugs, such as the photosynthetic Sacoglossa and the colourful Aglajidae, are often confused with nudibranchs. Nudibranch comes from the Latin word ‘nudus’ and the Greek word ‘brankhia,’ meaning ‘naked’ and ‘gills’ respectively. This makes sense because the little flower-type protrusions on the back of the nudibranch are the exposed (naked) gills. There are over 3,000 species of nudibranchs, from very shallow to depths of 2,500m. They are found in tropical and temperate seas as well as Antarctica, although they are most common in the shallows. From https://atmosphereresorts.com/10-things-you-did-not-know-about-nudibranchs: Some nudibranchs are poisonous while others pretend to be poisonous, which is evident by their vibrant colors. They feed on stinging cells of hydrozoids and store them in the rear of their body for protection. They can also ingest toxins from sponges and Continue Reading →
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Just like last year, I’ve been in Malta with the family. Same place, same Divecenter, SeaShell Diving. Damn, I am even writing the article on exactly the same day, one year later: 21.09. I did the following dives: 1.Tugboat Rosi Wreck Santa Maria caves 3,4. P31 Minesweeper Wreck P29 Minesweeper Wreck MV Imperial Eagle Wreck and the statue of Jesus -> without seeing the statue due a bad planning of the dive dive in the port of Cirkewwa Cominotto 9,10.Tug 2 A night dive in the port of Cirkewwa Here are some pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=sorin.mustaca&set=a.10165792452840145
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After a lot of delays, I finally had the final exam for the DM certification. Thanks to Jörg, I am now officially a PADI Dive Master. The final exam was to plan a dive and accompany divers during the dive in a certain location, for which I have made the UW map. Of course, for me it was Krebsgarten in Meersburg. It has been fun… and hard work. I learnt a lot and I have to say that it is worth doing this course and certification. I think that the most important element is who teaches you … I must admit that I’ve been very lucky to have Jörg as my instructor all these years. More: PADI is asking a lot of money for this, 109€ per year. Even if I am not going to practice being a Divemaster, I like the status, so I’ll pay for the status for some time.
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Thanks to Scubado, I made this course via e-Learning from S.U.B International: https://sub.international/classes/freshwaterbiology/freshwaterbiology.php Nice and refreshing :))
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We’ve been in Malta for two weeks, where I managed to do 15 dives with Seashell Diving in Mellieha. Day 1: 1.Tugboat Rosi Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=MV%20Rozi 2. Anchor Bay caves https://www.google.com/search?q=Anchor+Bay+caves+malta Day 2: 3.Santa Maria caves https://www.google.com/search?q=Santa+Maria+caves+malta 4. P31 Minesweeper Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=P31+Minesweeper+Wreck+malta Day 3: 5.MV Imperial Eagle Wreck and the statue of Jesus https://www.google.com/search?q=MV+Imperial+Eagle+Wreck 6. Bristol Beaufighter Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=Bristol+Beaufighter+Wreck+malta Day 4: 7. MV Karwella Wreck https://www.google.com/search?q=MV+Karwella+Wreck+malta 8. Alex Cave https://www.google.com/search?q=Alex+Cave+malta Day 5: 9. Lantern Point https://www.google.com/search?q=dive+site+Lantern+Point+Malta 10. P31 Minesweeper (with photo shooting) Wreck Day 6: 11. El Faroud Oil Tanker Wreck – Part 1 12. El Faroud Oil Tanker Wreck – Part 2 https://www.google.com/search?q=El+Farroud+Oil+Tanker+Wreck+Malta Day 7: 13. Gozo Blue Hole https://www.google.com/search?q=Gozo+Blue+Hole+Malta 14. Gozo Inland See / Dwerja https://www.google.com/search?q=Gozo+Inland+See Day 8: 15. Diving with Tuna
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I’ve been in Tenerife for two weeks where I made 15 dives in total. The highlights are: Robert got his Junior Scuba Diver certification We went diving with turtles and rays (bullray, sting ray, common Atlantic ray) Here are the diving spots: With Robert and 12dive.com as part of the course: Montagna Amarilla Las Eras Abades – 2 times With Aquarius Diving Abades – 2 times El Faro El Condesito(Wrack) Los Roncadores (turtles) Los Roncadores (turtles)(Robert) with Aquarius Marazul 2 times Nightdive-Los Christianos Tabaiba-El_Penon(Wrack) – 2 times
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I started today the Dive Master course with Jörg. A lot to learn… And a lot of documentation in the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving: I love this… 😎
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I have a Scubapro Everdry 4 drysuit. As its name says, it is 4mm thick. Everywhere… including the cuffs. I have also this Northern Diver dryglove system: https://www.ndiver.com/dry-glove-ring-system-black Start learning this movie on YouTube: There is only one big problem: it doesn’t fit !!!! Have a look at these pictures: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOL7wv09-njReV_UOeZivOlaFE8hk6cCCQuK6-k4vSB_ffbVIGZr4_NdoXdl3m26Q?key=a3JYLTV4MlZHVnVSM1poWkZtbmhtUWdONFlIU3ZR At the first look, it looks like the cuffs are too thick for even the gray ring: SOLUTION Use liquid soap! Use the soap on the ring and then you will see that the sleeve goes immediately through. That’s it… then follow the instructions in the video!
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Together with Scubado I’ve been Ice diving in Pfullendorf. Interesting experience in a 6 degress Celsius water with an outside temperature of 4-6 degress Celsius and a powerful sun. Those who dive in dry suits know what a powerful sun does to a person in a dry suit. 🙂 In ice diving you have at least four members, always: 1 who is ready to dive in case of emergency (fully prepared to jump into water) 1 who is managing the rope and making sure that in case of emergency is pulling everyone out of the water 2 divers : 1 is experience who is running the dive, 1 who is following the experience diver. No need to say that I was the follower 🙂 I went in the water with Michael (in the picture). And this is the rest of the team (made by me with Peter’s phone): And this is Micha being pulled out of water under presumed emergency (drilling):https://www.facebook.com/ScubaDoLangenargen/videos/1817388141834773/ Jörg’s video: https://youtu.be/hkg2SlFacOo
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Guide: Jörg Lietzmann Buddy: a girl and a boy who did their first dive in a lake. Right after the OWD course. 🙂 After 18 min he was at 100 Bar and we had to go back. Profile: Location: Wilder Mann in Meersburg Temp: 12 degrees Celsius Suit: dry suit Visibility: 3-5m Air tank: 12 L Material: Steel Weight: 18Kg Lead Weights: 7.5 Kg -> should have been 9Kg Under the suit: shorty Finns: well, that’s the trick: Fin Jet 1.8 Kg X 2 = 3.6 Kg weight Time: 42 min Depth: 10-13 M Videos: https://goo.gl/photos/ANjNZQZFYmEWtthy8 They have a bad quality… Looking forward to receiving my Paralenz camera.
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