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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
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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wreck diving in Europe
Travel Wrecks

Best Wreck Diving in Europe

In the last of our six-part series on the world’s most dive-able wrecks, we’re highlighting the best wreck diving in Europe.

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reef-safe
In the Water

Reef-Safe Products for Body, Hair and Masks

While protecting yourself from the sun is important, the ocean needn’t suffer as a result. Here are some picks for reef-safe products for body and more.

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seahorses
Blog Conservation

Seahorses Are in Trouble

Seahorses are in trouble, thanks to the home-aquarium trade, traditional Chinese medicine, the curio trade and bycatch. What can be done to save them?

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New stuff
Brothers Islands

Brothers Islands Reopens to Dive Boats

The Egyptian Red Sea’s Brothers Islands have reopened after four shark-bite incidents. A statement released by CDWS (Chamber of Diving and Watersports) has confirmed new rules for liveaboard operators to follow.
by LiveAboard.com
E. M. Clark

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: E.M. Clark

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we’ll visit the E. M. Clark.
by Guest Author
ocean conservation

Easy Ways to Take Part in Ocean Conservation

Ocean conservation is more important now than ever. Read on to find out how you can help protect the waters you love.
by Guest Author
scuba diving in Aqaba

Scuba Diving in Aqaba

A visit to the Red Sea is at the top of many divers’ bucket lists, and rightfully so. Scuba diving in Aqaba, Jordan, fulfills all your fantasies of warm water and fascinating culture.
by Shelley Collett