Stuck in self-isolation and missing the underwater world? Here are some ideas to up-skill your underwater knowledge with a selection of aquatic webinars.
Dive Ninja Expeditions has a series of webinars on everything from hammerheads and mobulas, photography techniques to freediving breathing workshops. The TEDX-style talks were put by Dive Ninjas founder, Jay Clue, originally slated to launch this summer as a series of events in Cabo San Lucas to help support NGO Saving Los Cabos.
“With the current turn of events we thought it would be great if we could bring everyone currently stuck at home a little bit of sunshine and beautiful stories from the ocean directly into their living room!”
There are webinars planned nearly every day of the week throughout April (and you can catch up on March videos you have missed). Browse through the MANY webinars and register here.
Lightroom and Photoshop Skills with Erin Quigley
Brush up on your photo-editing skills with Lightroom and Photoshop guru Erin Quigley, who has just announced her live Go Ask Erin webinar series. She will be hosting free Zoom webinars every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11am-12pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time.
The Monday and Friday session will be classes, while Wednesday will be an “office hour” where she will take audience questions. For those that cannot make the live sessions, recorded versions to watch at your leisure and as many times as you like will be available for $19 USD. Register here.
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef
Learn about the unique ecology of the Great Barrier Reef with the greatest; David Attenborough, while (virtually) travelling its length, from Osprey Reef in the far north to Lady Elliot Island at the southern tip. This interactive journey includes a series of videos and tutorials, helping you to understand how this incredible ecosystem works, the threats and what we can do to try save it.
Nautical Archaeology Society
The UK’s Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has announced that they’ll be bringing nautical archaeology indoors, so we can all turn self-isolation into self-education, by tuning in to their new free weekly webinar series – CovED Talks. Talks are limited to 500 participants, so register HERE early. If you miss out, the webinars can be viewed on the NAS YouTube account.
Start a Tech-diving Course with Dark Horizon Diving
How does this work in Lock Down? You sign up for a TDI eLearning course through Dark Horizon Diving, they send you an access code and you start studying. Then ‘meet’ your instructor online to review your theory and additional questions. When you come to do your course, not only has the theory part already been completed, but you can redeem part of your payment against the course. Find out more HERE.
You can also brush up on a few skills with the video tutorials on the Dark Horizon Diving YouTube Channel.