Dive Right - Now
Second Quarter, 1999 - Volume 1, Issue 7 orReturn to Webpage
Dive Right - Coron Announces Dennis Hunter is New Manager.
Dive Right - Coron announces the departure of first manager, Peter Gannon. At the same time we wish to announce that Dive Right - Coron is now under the capable supervision of long-time Coron resident and PADI Instructor, Dennis Hunter.
Peter, wife Mylene, son and new daughter are enroute to Australia where Peter has plans to work in the electrical trade. we wish them the best of luck in their travels and new life.
Dive Right - Coron announces agreement for sinking of new wreck diving site!
An aggreement has been reached with the Philippine navy for the sinking of a derelict LST (landing ship tank) which has been aground on the shores of Uson Island for a long time. The Philippine navy had lost track of the ship and its' condition. When informed that it would need repair work even to float when pulled off of the beach, the Philippine navy agreed that it would best be turned into another dive site in Coron Bay.
The repair work necessary to allow the vessel to be floated and to make the LST into a safe and environmentally friendly wreck will be performed by the navy. After the work is completed, the LST is to be pulled off of the beach and towed to a spot selected by the members of the Busuanga Dive Operator's Association and scuttled.
We hope to document the LST's last voyage to the bottom with some underwater video footage and get a film crew out from Manila for the event.
PADI - PROJECT AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education)
10 Ways a Diver Can Protect the Underwater Environment
NUNBER 5: Understand and respect underwater life.
One of my college professors once said, "To understand the marine ecosystem you have to realize that the grass floats and the cows don't walk." What he was talking about was the differences in marine and terrestrial ecosystems caused by buoyancy offsetting gravity.
The sunlight absorbing and energy conversion role of green plants on land is filled by phytoplankton in the marine environment. Many of the animals which feed on plant life in the marine environment have no need to move when their food supply comes floating past them. You of course recognize that we are talking about sponges and corals.
Since the plants don't need large supporting structures to help them fight gravity they are free to be small and to float in the ocean's currents. The herbivorous animals can remain motionless as long as they are located in a bountiful current. Next time you are diving, check out which way a fan coral grows relative to the current.
Many of the organisms in the food chain are small because their food source is small. There is a very rewarding area of study for divers and that is to acquire a knowledge of marine invertebrate life. Macro photography is a good way to combine awareness of marine life with underwater photography, and night diving.
worst enemy, oxygen! Normally scarce in seawater, we introduce pockets of
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