Emma Daffurn

Emma Daffurn


Emma has been diving since she was eight years old, a proud member of the PADI Seal Team and now scuba instructor currently working for PADI Travel. She's most at home tinkering around light-filled coral shallows, spying on the smallest of reef residents as they go about their daily activities. A keen traveler with an environmental outlook, she advocates planting seagrass as a means of mitigating the negative effects of climate change on the ocean's delicate ecosystems.

Stories by Emma
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In the Water News Travel

Diving the Gili Islands During COVID-19

A small group of divers on the Gili Islands have found themselves locked down in paradise, still able to safely go diving. Here’s a slideshow of their daily dives.

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Fun stuff News

Interview: Viral Video Shooter Rich Horner

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Here to Help: How the Diving Industry is Addressing COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has infiltrated communities globally, and the diving community is no exception. Here’s how the diving industry is trying to help.

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COVID-19: Good or Bad for the Ocean?

As we all adjust to the “new normal,” we ask what the pandemic means for our seas. Is COVID-19 good or bad for the ocean?

New stuff
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Buying Your First Scuba Diving BCD

You’ve taken the plunge (pun intended) and learned to dive, now it’s time to get your own equipment. Here are some considerations when it comes to buying your first scuba diving BCD.
by Torben Lonne
Diving British Columbia

A Survival Guide to Diving British Columbia

The water is cold but usually clear and filled with life when diving British Columbia. Here are some tips to make the experience even more enjoyable.
by Robert Osborne
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Buying Your First Scuba Diving Mask

There are lots of options when it comes to selecting your first scuba diving mask. Here’s a guide to help you with the process.
by Torben Lonne
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Conservation in Lockdown: Sydney’s Seahorse Guardian

While Sydney was under COVID-19 lockdown, a group of aquarium-bred White’s seahorses was released into Sydney’s harbor.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith