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Donations being accepted for victims of Palu Earthquake and Tsunami Photo

Donations being accepted for victims of Palu Earthquake and Tsunami

The Lembeh Foundation is accepting donations for the victims of the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi. An aircraft from the Indonesian airforce will deliver everything that we can collect to Palu on Saturday 06 October. The funds will be collected with a credit-card form and will go directly Lembeh Foundations non-profit account. This means that no taxes or fees will be deducted, 100% of your donation will go to the families in need. Lembeh Foundation will purchase much needed materials and send them. Please contact info@lembehresort.com for more details on how to donate

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Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition Photo

Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition

Girls That Scuba has announced their first female-only underwater photography competition. The competition is accepting entries from September 13th to October 13th 2018. There are four categories for the competition: Beginner, Macro, Wide Angle, and Videography. One prize per category will be awarded, including a Red Sea live aboard trip with Emperor Divers.

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California State Parks debuts first underwater trail Photo

California State Parks debuts first underwater trail

California’s first underwater trail opens to the public on October 1st in Lake Tahoe. The underwater trail consists of four dive sites comprised of several historic small watercraft. California State Parks and the Sierra State Parks Foundation established the underwater trails. “This collection is the largest, most diverse group of sunken small watercraft of its kind, in their original location, known to exist in the nation.

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Irix announces 150mm macro lens Photo

Irix announces 150mm macro lens

Irix has announced that they will be producing a manual focus 150mm f/2.8 macro lens. It offers a 1:1 magnification ratio at 0.345 m (0.92 ft) and a maximum aperture of f/32. It will be available with Nikon F, Canon EF, and Pentax K mounts and is constructed with 12 elements in 9 groups, and an 11 bladed aperture diaphragm.

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Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture Photo

Maldivian police destroy Jason deCaires Taylor sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor’s “Sculpture Coralarium” has been destroyed by police in the Maldives. The semi-submergerd structure and sculptures was destroyed using pick axes, ropes, and saws in front of the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi resort on Friday of this past week. The move came after a civil court ordered the destruction of the artwork. Former president Abdulla Yameen, who did not win re-election this weekend, ordered the removal in July.

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