‘The Dive,’ scuba diving travel show set to make waves starting Dec. 1
UNTV News • November 30, 2019 • 616
Dubbed as the “center of the center” of the world’s marine biodiversity, the Philippines has become one of the global premier diving destinations.
Beneath the crystal clear waters surrounding its 7,641 islands is an exceptional underwater paradise that only a few get the opportunity to see and experience — and this is where The Dive jumps in.
The Dive travel series made its first splash on television in 2017, taking viewers to the country’s different world-class dive sites.
In its newest season this year, The Dive will bring viewers to more exciting underwater adventures through the following segments:
DIVE TRIP – Features the destinations where dives sites are located with a quick guide on how to get there.
GEAR UP TIME – Discusses proper scuba diving skills, safe diving habits, with latest underwater technology and gadget.
DIVE GUIDE – Showcases the breathtaking seascapes of dive sites with essential information such as scuba diving certification level required, maximum depth, water condition, and diving activities.
WONDERS OF CREATIONS –Showcases the marvelous marine creatures with its unique behavior and characteristics for an in-depth appreciation of the ocean life.
I PROTECT OCEAN – Promoting and fortifying marine conservation and protection efforts of different advocates from government agencies, non-government organizations, and individuals.
Aside from scuba diving, The Dive also features the beauty of Philippine beaches and other water activities like snorkeling, freediving, and skin diving.
The Dive is the brainchild of Wish 107.5 mobile radio bus creator, Daniel Razon, who is also a professional scuba diver on top of being a multi-awarded television and radio personality.
The show is hosted by Miss Scuba International 2015 and Miss Scuba Philippines National director, Cindy Madduma.
As the threats to our oceans get more adverse, The Dive’s new offerings this season strengthens its aim to raise awareness and create a widespread impact on environmental conservation and protection.
As American marine biologist Sylvia Earle said, “With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live.” So diver or not, join us in #MakingWavesBeneath.
The Dive airs on UNTV every Sunday starting December 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Keep posted for new episodes by following The Dive’s official social media accounts.
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (March 26) reported an additional 71 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines to 707.
Meanwhile, two more patients have recovered, bringing the total to 28.
However, the Department confirmed seven additional deaths, bringing the nationwide death toll to 45.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III in a live broadcast Thursday afternoon also announced that the country has recorded 657 patients under investigation (PUIs) who are confined in hospitals.
The number of persons under monitoring (PUM) or under self-quarantine, on the other hand, is at 6,321.
The DOH is planning to establish community quarantine facilities to accommodate more PUIs and PUMs as a measure to decongest the major hospitals overwhelmed by the surge of COVID-19 patients.
The DOH added that these community quarantine facilities will also house COVID-19 recoveries who need further medical observation.
Among those eyed for community quarantine facilities are schools and evacuation centers.
“Sa ngayon nga po tayo ay nakikipag-usap na sa pamunuan ng Quezon Institute, sa Philippine Red Cross para makapag-umpisa tayo ng isang malaking community quarantine facility kung saan pwede po nating ilagak ang ating mga mino-monitor,” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire.
(As of now, we are coordinating with the management of the Quezon Institute and the Philippine Red Cross to start with the establishment of a big community quarantine facility where we can house patients who need monitoring.)
“Ang layunin po ng ating gobyerno ay para hindi maghalo ang ating mga (The purpose of our government is to separate) severe at critical with mild and asymptomatic and also, of course, to decongest our hospitals,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has signified its offer of more than 100 evacuation centers across the country to be converted into quarantine facilities.
The DOH is now forming the necessary protocols for the operations of the proposed community quarantine facilities. MNP (with inputs from Aiko Miguel)
The Department of Health on Saturday night (March 14) reported 13 additional cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Cases PH99-PH111 were confirmed to have the virus on March 13, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 111.
The DOH is currently validating information of the new cases and assured to release details to the public as soon as it is available.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has called for the public’s cooperation and appealed on behalf of the frontline health workers and medical personnel who are “risking their safety to respond to the needs of the public.”
“All we ask is for you to do your part: practice preventive measures, go on strict home quarantine if you are experiencing mild symptoms,” Duque said.
“At this most trying time, our strongest weapon as a nation is Vigilance, Preparedness, and Solidarity. We are seeing these values at play now as DOH is receiving an influx of support from individuals and organizations who are willing to render assistance in any way they can. Let this be a reminder for all Filipinos to step up to the plate and heed the call for cooperation,” he added.
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