Author Chantelle Wyatt

Chantelle is a Portsmouth based Author, Scuba Dive Instructor and Managing Editor of The Scuba News UK. Her passion lies in the adventure and exploration of dive sites and travel locations around the globe.

Building positive relationships between Diving and Sailing

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Why is it so important to get young people engaged in the marine industry in the UK and where can it lead them professionally? Many young people find the school environment challenging and often present as difficult but when given the opportunity to work and learn in a totally different setting, flourish. We meet a very special young man who has broken the mould and shown his peers that he means business and we see how the gap between the sailing world and diving world meets. Joe Swindale, 15 from Trafalgar School is a motivated and determined young man who…

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A Beach Clean in Portsmouth

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We all know just how important the ocean is and how vital is that we help to support and maintain it as a resource and eco system but some individuals spend time and energy taking that to the next level to promote it locally and to instigate action. We meet Jim Cutting, a Portsmouth resident who has a passion for the environment and for its protection. Jim set out to get people together to clean his local beach in Southsea, Portsmouth and to encourage people to look after the place that they live in. By organising and executing a beach…

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The Scuba News UK take a trip to the London Aquarium

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Aquariums have become a normal part of society, in that most of us have visited one at some point or other. The question is do they work as a good educational tool for the ocean and its creatures and do they encourage conservation? What do people take away from a visit and are aquarium’s a positive experience? Here in the UK they are a way for us all to engage with a range of tropical creatures that we might otherwise not be exposed too but does that encourage a more positive and active drive to care for them in the…

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Poppy Lodge lead the way for my ‘Scuba in Schools’ project!

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Apart from my editing duties, I also work with young people in schools and decided to try and collaborate the two things I love the most. Overnight my ‘Scuba in Schools’ project was born. An enriching program/activity for young people to get involved in. Something new and different as part of the school day to help create the next generation of young divers.

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An insight into commercial diving; An interview with Mike Lindsell

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I met with RS Divers back in December who were a very impressive commercial diving company in Portsmouth. I wanted more of an insight into the life of a commercial diver and so talked to one of their staff members and Owner of the Hamble Ferry, Mike Lindsell. So Mike, what is it that you like about being a commercial diver? I don’t just like it, I love it. I enjoy the variety of work. Anything from inspections to searching for guns or installing underwater turbines. I enjoy the challenge of achieving things other people cannot do themselves. The thought…

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We take a look at Commercial Diving Services in the UK and meet RS Divers!

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Aiming to provide the UK’s best commercial diving services in coastal waters, inland waterways, lakes, reservoirs and pools, RS Divers has an impressive expert dive team with over a ten year’s experience and a 100% safety record. I went down to meet the team to find out more! Ruben Stephenson, Sales Director told us that ‘as an established operator, we offer comprehensive underwater services which range from underwater salvage and shipping maintenance to marine civil engineering contracts. We are based in Portsmouth on the south coast of the UK and our team are available 24 hours a day for emergencies and are willing…

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Surveying and safeguarding the coral reefs and whale sharks of the Maldives

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Love Reefs?  Want to put your diving skills to good use? Try this Reef Check diving expedition with a difference….. Each year Biosphere Expeditions runs Reef Check training expeditions in the Maldives, but due to popular demand, this year they are putting on a special EXTRA week for those who already hold a Reef Check Indo-Pacific Eco Diver qualification. Coral reefs are under threat, and El Nino events are now compounded by other environmental issues.  If left unchecked, widespread bleaching ensues.  It is now more important than ever to monitor reef health, as management of our reefs can only occur…

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