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Gemma Smith

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Top Mine Diving Destinations

Have you noticed an influx of mine diving photos on social media? It’s trending in popularity and we’re loving it! Learn more about where you can find some of these spots and their history from Gemma Smith.
November 6, 2018/by Brittany Bozik

The Importance of Proper Weighting

When you’re a new diver it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much weight you need. Between lack of experience and maybe even confidence in diving you might find yourself struggling with how much weight to use. Weighting doesn’t have to be hard to do, learn more about to figure out how much weight you should use.
October 31, 2018/by Brittany Bozik

Winter is Coming: Staying Warm While Diving in Winter

It’s getting to be that time of year again where the air gets colder and with the air getting colder the water we dive in also gets colder. Staying warm while diving should be a top priority in the colder months, not only to prevent hypothermia but to also keep diving enjoyable for all.
October 2, 2018/by Brittany Bozik

Mental Trauma and the Benefits of Diving

You may have heard about a diver who got into a horrible accident earlier this year, her life was completely changed because of it. What you might not have realized though is that mental health might have been one of her major driving factors of why she even started diving in the first place. Diving might not be your first thought when someone mentions mental health but the truth is, it can be very healing.
September 10, 2018/by Brittany Bozik

A Day in the life of…An Underwater Archaeologist

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an underwater archaeologist? We were blown away by the amount of work that goes into one excavation trip. Learn more about all that goes into a trip to the Antikythera Wreck.
August 7, 2018/by Brittany Bozik

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About Gemma

Gemma is an OC/CCR Cave and Technical Diving Instructor, Diver Medic Technician, published author, award-winning underwater photographer, media diver, and a professional scientific diver – just to mention a few of her roles! Gemma has operated as a team diver and ‘Guardian’ for many scientific projects, including becoming the first woman excavating on the Antikythera Shipwreck (where the world’s first ‘computer’ was discovered), the Mentor Shipwreck (the ship carrying the Parthenon marbles away from Greece), and in connection with various organisations completing a veteran recovery project on a downed WW2 B24 aircraft wreck. She recently became a Member of the Explorers Club.

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