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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
White Star Quarry
Dive Locations

Dive Site: White Star Quarry

White Star Park near Gibsonburg, Ohio offers 800 acres of lovely scenery, and features White Star Quarry, a freshwater lake perfect for a day’s diving.

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Rangiroa
Dive Locations Travel

Dive Site: Rangiroa, French Polynesia

While Tahiti is the most famous island in French Polynesia, divers know that Rangiroa is tops for underwater action.

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Redondo Beach
Dive Locations

Dive Site: Veterans Park, Redondo Beach, California

Veterans Park at Redondo Beach is best known as a dive-training site, but it’s also a relaxing shore dive for experienced divers.

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underwater prison
Dive Locations History Travel

Dive an Underwater Prison in Estonia

Although it doesn’t typically pop to mind when considering a dive trip, an underwater prison in Estonia makes for an incredibly unique dive.

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New stuff
sea cucumber

Marine Species: Sea Cucumber

The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
by Rebecca Strauss
Covid-19 disinfection

COVID-19 Diving Precautions and Practices: Protecting Yourself and Others

Divers around the world are wondering how to move forward in these uncertain times. Here are some updated COVID-19 diving precautions courtesy of DAN.
by Guest Author
Mergui Archipelago

The Best Diving in the Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar offers some of Southeast Asia’s best diving, and chances are you’ll have sites all to yourself.
by Guest Author
blue and mako sharks

Diving with Blue and Mako Sharks in South Africa

You’ll cover some serious nautical miles when diving with blue and mako sharks in South Africa — but the long boat ride will be well worth it.
by Guest Author