Underwater Cleanup World Record

A record-setting 633 divers came from across the world to participate in a huge underwater cleanup, resulting in at least 1,626 pounds (737.5 kgs) being removed from Deerfield Beach, Florida!

Whilst the official weight of the marine debris removed is still being tallied, ocean conservation group Project Aware estimates that the result could be twice as much!

Supported by the Deerfield Beach Women’s Club and Dixie Divers, it was the 15th time this event has been held and lasted for approximately 2 hours.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), about 8 million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean annually. Hopefully events like this will continue to raise awareness for the prevention of plastic and other human produced waste!

For the full article, please visit CNN. Pictures courtesy of CNN – no copyright infringement intended.

See you underwater!

:: Darren

DIWA Partnership

STEPDive is super excited and pleased to announce our new partner: The Diving Instructor World Association (DIWA)! Yesterday we spent the day at DIWA Austria’s home base (Lake Weissensee) discussing future plans, product developments and the cooperative opportunities that lay ahead.

In addition to the above, a full range of courses is pipelined, from try dives, commercial and tech courses all the way up to an instructor specialty. Feel free to visit DIWA Austria or stay tuned to our blog for future updates!

See you underwater!

:: Darren

STEPDive at the DEMA Trade Show 2018

The annual DEMA Show is the largest trade-only event in the world for companies doing business in the scuba diving, ocean water sports and adventure/dive travel industries. It attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dive and travel industry professionals from around the world each year.

STEPDive was proud to be an exhibitor this year, with much interest generated by our product.

Several articles have since been written and if you’d like to check them out, please visit the following links: