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Diving with…Jenni, The National Diving and Activity Centre

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In this ongoing series, we speak to the people who run dive centres, resorts and liveaboards from around the world about their businesses and the diving they have to offer…


What is your name?

Jenni

What is the name of your business?

NDAC Ltd (The National Diving and Activity Centre)

What is your role within the business?

Centre Supervisor

How long has the business operated for?

15 Years

How long have you dived for, and what qualification are you?

8 Years – PADI Master Scuba Diver.

What is your favorite type of diving?

Warm water diving – especially night diving.

If you could tell people one thing about your business (or maybe more!) to make them want to visit you what would it be?

We currently have sightings of freshwater jellyfish along with fantastic visibility and lots of underwater attractions to suit divers of all levels.

What is your favorite dive in your location and why?

From the Caroline trawler along the quarry wall back towards the shallows as this is where the freshwater jellyfish have been spotted.

What types of diving are available in your location?

Any type of diving varying between 5m to 80m, catering for all types of diving including snorkelling.

What do you find most rewarding about your current role?

Seeing visitors faces when they have spotted some of our freshwater jellyfish!

What is your favorite underwater creature?

Turtles and Freshwater Jellyfish…. They’re so interesting!

Are there any exciting changes / developments coming up in the near future?

We are continually adding to our underwater attractions.

As a center what is the biggest problem you face at the moment?

Divers being courteous towards other divers and not leaving their equipment on kitting up benches to enable other divers to use them along with educating divers to dive within their qualifications and not push boundaries.

Is your center involved in any environmental work?

Not at present.

How do you see the SCUBA / Freediving / snorkeling industry overall? What changes would you make?

Introducing the younger generation to the sport – make it more appealing.

What would you say to our visitors to promote the diving you have to offer?

We currently have sightings of freshwater jellyfish along with fantastic visibility and lots of underwater attractions to suit divers of all levels.

Where can our visitors find out more about your business?

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Jeff chats to… Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-Large, chats to Ana Filipa Sobral, Founder and Project Leader of The Manta Catalog Project in the Azores.

Ana Filipa Sobral is a marine biologist and conservationist based in the Azores Islands. She moved to the Azores in 2011 and once there, realised that this was one of the few places in the world where Sicklefin Devil Rays (Mobula tarapacana) gather in large groups, making it a strategic place to study them. She started the The Manta Catalog Project and through this project, collects photo ID and occurrence data on Mobulid Rays, with the precious help of divers and dive operators as citizen scientists.

Ana is also finishing her PhD which focuses on population genetics and connectivity of migratory elasmobranchs in oceanic islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The main goal fueling my research has been to help fill the knowledge gaps on elasmobranch biology and ecology to ultimately assist in the design of effective conservation and management plans aimed at protecting their populations in this remote region of the North Atlantic Ocean.

You can find out more about Ana’s important work at: https://mantacatalogazores.wixsite.com/mobulaid/project.


Rather listen to a podcast? Listen to the audio HERE on the Scubaverse podcast channel at Anchor FM.

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DIVING talks 2022: the discussion we all want to hear

European DTA Team

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This year’s DIVING talks event will take place in Troia, Portugal from October 7-9 2022. The event will bring together many of the world’s leading divers, explorers, scientists, and researchers, and one of the highlights is sure to be the presentations.

Imagine having PADI, SDI and SSI in the same room to discuss the future of teaching in diving? This would be an exciting debate, wouldn’t it?

Imagine no more. Mark Caney, Mark Powell and Jean Claude Monachon are going to be talking about diving through the perspective of the three biggest agencies: PADI, SDI and SSI.

  • Mark Caney, PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors’ Industry Relations and Training Executive, is President of the European Underwater Federation, President of the Rebreather Training Council and President of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council.
  • Mark Powell is the SDI – Scuba Diving International Director of Global Development
  • Jean Claude Monachon is SSI – Scuba Schools International Vice-President, International Business Development & Marketing.

This is one ‘talk’ you won’t want to miss!

For more information, contact Arlindo Serrão via e-mail: arlindo.serrao@portugaldive.com or check out the following links:

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