Orangutan trains dive into park

28 06 2010

A female orangutan took like diving and became a star of a park in the state of South Carolina (USA). Surya from age 7, learned to swim and dive in three weeks. With assistance from the trainer Moksha Bybee, 30, took the animal taste for water.

According to Moksha, the orangutan scuba diving every day and every practice is a different maneuver underwater. Surya became attraction in Myrtle Beach Safari park. “She loves dive stuck on my back,” said the trainer.

Photo: Barcroft/Getty Images

Speleological Tourism in Brazil

28 06 2010

São MigueL and Lago Azul Grottoes : The grottoes of the Bodoquena range are impressive. The stalactites produce thousands of colored reflections in the waters of the lake. The region offers many attractions in the form of trails and diving options.

Goiás: The caves and grottos of  Terra Ronca attract speleologist, tourists and adventures who go there to enjoy the natural beauty, flora, fauna and the rivers of crystal clear water that form subterranean lakes, and the enormous internal spaces of the caverns marked by the presence of stalactites and stalagmites. Thre is enormous biodiversity and over 150 species of birds and 50 species of mammals have been recorded in the area.RoncaTerra

São PauloAlto Ribeira State Tourism Park (PETAR): Alto Ribeira, one of the oldest parks in the state of São Paulo, occupying an area of 35,712 hectares, conserves and protects the rich natural heritage of the region of Alto Ribeiro represented by the important biodiversity of the remaining stands of Atlantic Forest. There are also palaeontological, architectural and historical sites and one of Brazil’s most important speleological formations with over 250 registered caverns. Several of the caverns can be visited but the use of safety equipment is obligatory.

Photo: Divulgation

Source: Embratur

Diving in Abrolhos in July

25 06 2010

The diving school is Dive Captain with open positions for interessaddos in the destination diving Abrolhos, Bahia – Brazil. Besides housing several species of seabirds and to receive the visit of the Humpback whales from July, Abrolhos coral formation presents a unique world called “chapeirão.

The output for the Live will be on 09 deals with return on July 11 (Friday to Sunday).

More information: falecom@captaindive.com.br

Workshop on Sharks in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

25 06 2010

Biologist Marcelo Szpilman minister tomorrow (26) to lecture on sharks: Myths and Truths. The event will be at the Instituto Ecológico Aqualung, in Gloria, Rio de Janeiro.

Contents of Lecture-Workshop:

– Habits, behavior and biology of sharks;
– Diving with sharks;
– Demystifying the shark and its attacks;
– The types of shark attack;
– Attacks on the Brazilian coast and the detailed analysis of statistical data more current, with comments and explanations;
– The problem of overfishing of shark (decline and extinction of species);
– The role of sharks in the marine ecosystem.


Never go diving without a magnetic compass

17 06 2010


A magnetic compass is an indispensable device which divers should always carry and be able to consult while they dive. The compass might make the difference for a lost diver allowing him to find the shore, which he couldn’t do without it. Having a magnetic compass is crucial at the moment of wishing to know where we are while being at the water.

Whenever a diver is checking on his equipment and making sure he has everything he needs, one of the first things he should check is for his compass. A diver should never go into the sea without having this device with him. It doesn’t matter if it is an experienced diver or not, any one could get lost if they didn’t have a magnetic compass with them.

Using a magnetic compass is not as easy as it might seem and it might take some practice before the diver is able to use it and read it properly. Actually, many divers tend to feel like they don’t need to learn or practice with their compass, and they don’t find out their mistake until they are into the water and need the help of this device.

Any sea related sport requires a compass as an important piece of equipment. It is fundamental for navigators to use compasses and consult them, and actually they could not practice their activity without the information which these devices provide. Actually, a compass turns into a safety device due to the importance of the help it gives for those who consult it while being at the sea, whether they are navigating, diving, or practicing any other related activity.

It is very easy to get lost while being at the sea, and having a compass might be the only way to learn where we are and in which direction we should move. When all we have around us is sea and it looks all alike, there might be no way for us to know where we should go. Therefore, having a magnetic compass and learning how to properly follow its indications is vital for all divers.

Source: Dive Pilot

Brazilian diver participates in an event in Greece

17 06 2010

A Brazilian diver Karol Meyer, hexa world record of apnea, one of his older islands at the invitation of the municipality of Lindh – Rhodes, in Greece, for an adventure that leads to dips earlier in history, “skandalopetra”.

This modality requires the diver to go down with a stone, without any equipment, simulating the old divers and sponge divers.

The diver Karol Meyer has the support of city and resort Aquagrand in the search for another world record.

The event takes place between days 23-27 of June.


Diving in Abrolhos is a new script for the Freeway

10 06 2010

Freeway Diving, diving division of the Freeway, launches in July the script Abrolhos Live the Board. Located in the middle of the Atlantic coast in the south of Bahia, the roadmap offers tourists a spectacular setting on five beautiful islands that make up the archipelago of Abrolhos.

The islands give life to this destination: Santa Barbara Island, Siriba Island, Round Island, Island and Island Southeast Guarita. This group of islands belongs to the National Marine Park Abrolhos. In addition to the Live Board package Abrolhos, Freeway Diving throws another unforgettable roadmap, Whale Coast.

The script Abrolhos Live the Board offers six days of leisure in the territory of Bahia. The dive in the archipelago is considered one of the best in Brazil. There are found large coral reefs and beautiful sea turtles.

Humpback whales migrate to the coast of Bahia

9 06 2010


At the beginning of June humpback whales begin their long journey from the icy waters of the Southern Ocean to the warm waters of Bahia. This journey of more than 4000 km, which lasts months, is the pursuit of whales through the waters are more conducive to reproduction. With a gestation between 11 and 12 months, the cubs were conceived at last year’s migration will be born now. These huge mammalian grow to 16 meters and weigh up to 40 tons. Even a newborn cub already weighs about two tons and consumes an average 100 liters of milk per day.

During his stay on the coast of Bahia is possible to observe these giant animals. Some companies make specialized outputs for offshore boat looking for them. It is the whale watching tourism. Taking a lot of care not to interfere with the behavior of whales is possible to approximate, and see up close some of the habits of the humpback.

NAUI 2010 will be held in São Paulo

9 06 2010

It happens between 18 to August 22 the 14th Meeting of Leaders of NAUI Instructors and MercosulNAUI 2010 in Jundiaí, São Paulo – Brazil.

The subscribers will have the opportunity to participate in various courses such as Course Instructor NAUI First Aid, Course Instructor NAUI Sub Photo, Course NAUITEC Cave Diver, Gas Blender Course NAUITEC, Orientation Program Industrial / Commercial Diving Experience.

Padi Dive Festival 2010

1 06 2010