93. Introducing Scuba Educational Alliance of Connecticut, plus Wet Notes News and Information Update

The Women Divers Hall of Fame is now accepting applications for their 2023 scholarship and grant programs. Deadline for application is October 31, 2022. Find out more at wdhof/scholarships.

There is a new show coming to the Discovery Channel on diving. It is called Destination Dive. Their first episode aired earlier this month. It was about the Florida Keys. New episodes however won’t be aired until the summer 2023, but you can check it out on their YouTube channel.

Maui County is banning all chemical sunscreens. This prohibition will start October 1, 2022 and includes the sales, distribution and use of all chemical sunscreens. You can only buy and use sunscreens with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

NASA has reported that the loss of Antarctic sea ice has double it’s previous estimate.

The Florida Manta Project has teamed up with the Angari Foundation and Digital Life to create the first digital anatomically accurate animated model of a manta ray.

The Scuba Educational Alliance of Connecticut is a new non-profit organization to foster the development of a new generation of ocean stewards through scuba diving. Because learning how to dive or extending diving education can be cost prohibitive for young people, SEACT will look to provide financial support through grants and tuition assistance/scholarships. Our plan is to launch our Ocean Steward I program in the spring of 2023. Other programs are in development.

You can find out more about Scuba Educational Alliance of Connecticut at seact.org.