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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
free diving internship
New to Scuba Training

The Free Diving Internship Debate

Anytime the topic of free diving internships comes up in diving forums, it sparks heated debate. Should dive candidates work for free — or not?

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Barracuda Lake
Dive Locations Travel

Diving Barracuda Lake

Although Coron in the Philippines is most famous for fantastic wreck diving, don’t miss a visit to Barracuda Lake.

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Mexico scuba diving
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

The Best Scuba Diving in Mexico

We know it’s a broad category, with such a diverse range of animals and geography, but here are our picks for some of the best scuba diving in Mexico.

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bargain dive courses
In the Water New to Scuba Training

Are Bargain Dive Courses Really a Bargain?

We all love a good deal, but are bargain dive courses really a bargain? Price isn’t everything when it comes to deciding where to certify.

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New stuff
Paralenz

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz Launches New Brand and Mission

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz launches new brand and mission
by Press Release
free diving internship

The Free Diving Internship Debate

Anytime the topic of free diving internships comes up in diving forums, it sparks heated debate. Should dive candidates work for free — or not?
by Juanita Pienaar
Pacific Northwest diving

Pacific Northwest Diving

If you’re properly outfitted with a cozy drysuit, Pacific Northwest diving is hard to beat. Here are some of our favorite sites in Washington State.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
scuba instructor

Training Fundamentals: Becoming a Better Scuba Instructor

Becoming a better scuba instructor is an ongoing process. What makes a good instructor and how do you improve?
by Marcus Knight