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DAN Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Diving Quiz

22 Mar

hearthealthCardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States and one of the most common causes of fatal diving accidents. Do you know the cardiovascular risk factors for diving? Take this month’s quiz!


World’s largest network of Marine Reserves announced

16 Nov

Tony Burke today announced the creation of the world’s largest network of marine parks will go into effect tonight at midnight.

The Australian government has agreed to designate 2.3 million square kilometres of Australia’s oceans as marine reserves, an area almost one-third the size of Australia. That’s the biggest swathe of ocean environment to be protected in the world.

Marine park network map

Marine park network map



Welcome to the Ministry of Diving!

1 Sep

This blog aims to be a community hub for information on diving and diving education in North Queensland, Australia.

The blog will be curated by Andrew Schofield, a PADI Course Director and owner of  Go Pro Townsville, and rabid supporter of the local diving community.

It is intended as a tool to bring information about diving to the North Queensland (specifically Townsville) dive community. Let me know what you think, and what direction you’d like to see the site go.

You can also find more information about local diving by following Andrew on Facebook or Twitter .