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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
sardine run
Dive Locations Marine Species Travel

Top Tips on the Sardine Run in South Africa

The sardine run along the South African coast is one of the largest marine-life migrations on earth. Here’s all you need to know about this extraordinary event.

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diving mane
Fun stuff In the Water Resources

How to Tame Your Diving Mane

It’s no secret that diving isn’t the most glamorous sport, and those of us with long hair tend to look even more disheveled. Here are our top tips to help tame your diving mane.

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in-water difficulties
In the Water Training

The Three C’s of Handling In-Water Difficulties

When faced with in-water difficulties, divers employ a number of strategies to handle the situation.

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Health In the Water Training

The Science of a Scuba-Related Panic Episode

What exactly happens to your body and mind when you experience a scuba-related panic episode. And how can you regain control?

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New stuff
sardine run

Top Tips on the Sardine Run in South Africa

The sardine run along the South African coast is one of the largest marine-life migrations on earth. Here's all you need to know about this extraordinary event.
by Juanita Pienaar
explorer ventures

Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet Announces Two New Boats

Explorer Ventures liveaboard fleet announces the addition of two new boats: one in Indonesia and one in the Galapagos
by Press Release
technical diving

The ABCs of Technical Diving: X through Z

In the last installment of our tech-diving ABCs series, we’re looking at the letters X, Y and Z, starting with X-over (crossovers) and finishing with Z-knives.
by Yvonne Press

First Study of World’s Smalleye Stingray Reveals Long-Distance Migration

Scientists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation have for the first time used photo IDs to study the elusive smalleye stingray in southern Mozambique.
by Press Release