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Juanita Pienaar

Juanita Pienaar

Part mermaid, part hippie, retired nomad, Juanita spent half a decade living all over Asia and Africa teaching diving and adventuring in general. She has worked as an instructor and dive center/resort manager and has a passion for traveling and showing the underwater world to new divers. She is also a yoga teacher and is fascinated by the links between yoga, meditation, diving and free diving. Follow her adventures here: www.life108.net.

Stories by Juanita
seahorses
Marine Species Photo Gear & Techniques

Don’t Touch the Seahorses

Touching seahorses to manipulate them for pictures (and using a strong flash) is a big no-no, as it causes the animals much stress.

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getting your child certified
Training

Getting Your Child Certified: What You Need to Know

There’s not a lot of research on the effects of diving on children, so what do you need to know when it comes to getting your child certified?

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shallow water blackouts
Freediving In the Water Training

Shallow Water Blackouts

Shallow water blackouts: what are they and how can you prevent them?

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Training

Possible Causes of Scuba Diving Accidents

Three main factors account for most possible causes of scuba diving accidents: human error, equipment failure, and the environment.

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New stuff
Paralenz Vaquita

New Paralenz Vaquita Turns Regular Divers into Citizen Scientists

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Pantanal

Diving Bonito and the Pantanal

Diving the Pantanal in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul offers visitors the chance to see not only anacondas, but also a wild array of marine life.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
southern channel islands kelp forest

Diving the Southern Channel Islands Kelp Forests

Excerpt: The southern Channel Islands kelp forests in California are a playground for divers. Here’s what you need to know to dip under the waves.
by Rebecca Strauss
help the ocean

Five Places Where You Can Help the Ocean While Traveling

If you’re an ocean lover and environmentalist, here are five places where you can help the ocean while traveling.
by Torben Lonne