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  • Post-Dive Yoga and Smoothie

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    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In this latest article in our lifestyle section, The Guide, Brittany Trubridge whips up an alkalinizing smoothie and demonstrates three yoga poses for chest opening.
  • Grenadine Islands of Bequia and Tobago Cays

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    World Footprints
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
      This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.   Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.  Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience.  Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman…
  • ScubaRadio 10-18-14 HOUR1

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    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets reports from the Dry Tortugas, the Florida Keys, and the Cayman Islands. Looking for HOUR2?
  • Ain El Sukhna

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    www.etltravel.com
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Ain El Sukhna (Ain Soukhna, Ein Sokhna, Ein Sukhna, Ain Sokhna, el-Soukhna) on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast (actually on the Gulf of Suez) has often been referred to as a town, but is really not. Ain Sukhna can be translated as “hot spring” and the name originates from sulfur springs in Gebal Ataqa, a nearby Eastern Desert mountain. It is a region that stretches from just south of Suez down the coast for about sixty kilometers, and mostly consists of a port along with a series of resort complexes, with a few independent restaurants, gas stations and other facilities scattered along…
  • West Marine Testing Scuba Shops in Stores

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    John McKenzie
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    West Marine has quietly teamed up with Mares and SSI to test market a new scuba shop-within-a-shop concept. If successful, scuba shops will be be embedded into larger West Marine stores around the US. Currently, the test market scuba departments are in two West Marine stores: Jacksonville and North Palm Beach Florida. A Fort Lauderdale store will be added to test in the spring of 2015. Starting in October 2014 West Marine will launch an online promotion for their customers to go to SSI’s website and take a free online class. When completed, the students will be directed to finish…
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  • Post-Dive Yoga and Smoothie

    18 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In this latest article in our lifestyle section, The Guide, Brittany Trubridge whips up an alkalinizing smoothie and demonstrates three yoga poses for chest opening.
  • Video of Shark Feeding Frenzy Goes Viral

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    A video posted to YouTube has gone viral and shows up to a hundred sharks feeding on a school of bluefish extremely close to the shore, offering a rare glimpse of a shark feeding frenzy. Some sharks are so focused on the feeding that they are thro...
  • Komodo's Horseshoe Bay

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Kerri Bingham and Hergen Spalink head to Horseshoe Bay, a Komodo Island icon
  • Photographer of the Week – Brandi Mueller

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    From cheesehead to underwater photo pro
  • ANIMA MUNDI: Issue 16 Now Available

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Issue 16 of the free online magazine ANIMA MUNDI – Adventures in Wildlife Photography is now out and ready for download.
 
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  • Grenadine Islands of Bequia and Tobago Cays

    World Footprints
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
      This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.   Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.  Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience.  Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman…
  • Career Talk w Coach Trina : #EmbraceTheSlash or "The Side Hustle"

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    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    #EmbraceTheSlash: Succeeding professionally at this, that AND the other Some of us pursue several professions simultaneously.  We have a 'side gig' or hobby that we devote time and energy to - aside from our primary occupation. You've met them. The history teacher who plays in a band. The executive/avid scuba diver. The techie by day/world traveler/pianist. This show is about "embracing the slash". We were inspired by this article by Jessica Stillman. http://tinyurl.com/m8w32f8 … and this one by Kate Hamill http://tinyurl.com/n4azj6a Trina and Tamarra are both career coaches who also…
  • Going Places and Doing Things that Excite You

    Its Travel Time with Karen
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all know people who always seem to be having fun and going places.  And then there are those who talk about what they want to do and where they want to go but they never do it.  Which one are you?  If we look at what's happening it the world we could all be paralyzed with fear, hesitation or concern about lack of resources. But how many of us have seen loved ones pass on to the next life without having lived out their dreams.  Do you have any regrets in life? Now is the time to do the things you want to do.  Find a way to make it happen since next year or tomorrow is not promised to…
  • Healing Fountain - JJHIGGINS - HISTORY OF ANGELS

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    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Join us this Monday for the History and Hierarchy of Angels! John J. Higgins is an attorney and former statewide prosecutor who has had a multi-faceted career and life. He has worked on farms, performed firearm repairs, and refinished and sold antiques, all before he finished high school. In between pursuing his college studies, he supervised industrial finishing operations and assisted in developing a powder coating system. After college, he worked fulltime and attended law school at night. He also filmed rock stars and celebrities for public service announcements and produced and emceed a…
  • Live Your Music - Margaux Joy DeNador and Guest Chuck Ballinger 09/24/14

    MargauxJoy
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    My guest for today's show is Chuck Ballinger. When people ask Chuck Ballinger, what do you do?, he often doesn’t know  how to answer. He realizes most people want to know what he does for a living, but this is rarely his top priority. He says he’s always been self-employed as a designer/ builder, but his business only provides him with the means to do many other things. Things that might not pay as well. He’s written for over ten national magazines specializing in travel, building, and scuba diving. His art has been seen in numerous art shows with his unique line of “social…
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  • ScubaRadio 10-18-14 HOUR1

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    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets reports from the Dry Tortugas, the Florida Keys, and the Cayman Islands. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 10-18-14 HOUR2

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    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Greg The Divemaster is joined by Big Wave Dave, Captain Walt, Vince from Spare Air, Jerry The Diver Guy, and the Scuba Cowboy. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 10-11-14 HOUR1

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    11 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster and friends broadcast from the deck of the Caribbean Explorer 2 for another ScubaRadio ScubaCruise with Explorer Ventures! Plus they reflect on their stay at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino in St Maarten prior to boarding. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 10-11-14 HOUR2

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    11 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The ScubaRadio ScubaCruise continues with thoughts from the crew, passengers, and the Scuba Cowboy. Plus equipment demos and info from ScubaPro, SeaLife, and Spare Air. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 10-4-14 HOUR1

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    4 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week West Palm Phil gets ready for a trip to the Dry Tortugas, Dr Alex Brylske shares a few thoughts on jellyfish, and Greg The Divemaster rallys his crew of ScubaRadio ScubaCruisers for next weeks trip to Saba! Looking for HOUR2?
 
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  • Ain El Sukhna

    www.etltravel.com
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Ain El Sukhna (Ain Soukhna, Ein Sokhna, Ein Sukhna, Ain Sokhna, el-Soukhna) on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast (actually on the Gulf of Suez) has often been referred to as a town, but is really not. Ain Sukhna can be translated as “hot spring” and the name originates from sulfur springs in Gebal Ataqa, a nearby Eastern Desert mountain. It is a region that stretches from just south of Suez down the coast for about sixty kilometers, and mostly consists of a port along with a series of resort complexes, with a few independent restaurants, gas stations and other facilities scattered along…
  • OJz Picks: Oahu's TOP 5 Snorkel Spots

    outdoorjunkiez
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    To pair with our latest snorkel gear up for rent, we figured it’d be about time to share a few
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis - plumitapacifica.com

    garydavi
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    This is the continuation of a series of posts on my blog to promote the e-book SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA – which is a Guide to… the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise… This is a guide book that will give you the kind of insider’s knowledge that you might wish you had before you made your decision to move or not move to Costa Rica. Every blog entry will start with the appendix because that way when you read whatever else I have posted it will 1. make sense (I hope) and 2. give you a point of reference in case you realize you need to read…
  • CCC Goes Under the Sea

    CLIMATE COMPLIANCE RVA
    11 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Did you know that Richmond Vale Academy is not only a 2012 – 2020 Climate Compliance Conferenc
  • Atomic Venom Mask & Atomic Snorkel SV2 Flex

    mofojunkyard
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:21 pm
    This slideshow requires JavaScript. Price – RM550 RM490 Postage – RM20 Item – Atomic Venom Mask (Used 4 Dives) & Atomic Snorkel SV2 Flex (Brand New) Color – Black / Grey Item condition – Less than 5 months (10/10). Guarantee No Scratches / Fog Treated / Genuine Product from Atomic / Super Clear View for Snorkeling & Diving. Retail at Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Aquatics-Venom-Anti-Reflective-Coating/dp/B00AEE67CC/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1413008070&sr=8-12&keywords=atomic+venom…
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  • West Marine Testing Scuba Shops in Stores

    John McKenzie
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    West Marine has quietly teamed up with Mares and SSI to test market a new scuba shop-within-a-shop concept. If successful, scuba shops will be be embedded into larger West Marine stores around the US. Currently, the test market scuba departments are in two West Marine stores: Jacksonville and North Palm Beach Florida. A Fort Lauderdale store will be added to test in the spring of 2015. Starting in October 2014 West Marine will launch an online promotion for their customers to go to SSI’s website and take a free online class. When completed, the students will be directed to finish…
  • DIVER SAFETY NOTICE: Scubapro Aladin Square Dive Computer

    John McKenzie
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Scubapro was immediately proactive the minute a few divers reported an issue with their new Aladin Square dive computer. We were impressed with Scubapro for responding so quickly, directly and with caution to this issue. They immediately notified dealers and kept ScubaGadget informed of the progress of the investigation. We are happy to report that the issue only effects a small percentage customers. To be sure there are no errors we have included the the full text of the notice from Scuba Pro (http://www.scubapro.com/en-US/USA/consumer-alerts.aspx). ———— NOTICE…
  • What you don’t know about scuba RECALLS…

    John McKenzie
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:24 pm
    You would think that the words “Due to Drowning Hazard” found in most scuba product recall notices would grip a diver’s attention, and provoke them into immediate action when they realize that their gear has been recalled with a serious defect. But NO! Most of the divers we interviewed admitted to the fantasy it was unlikely that their XYZ product was one that would fail and put them at risk. I’ve been one of those divers even after “I should have known better.” It’s not just divers with their heads in the sand when it comes to recall notices.
  • “ENGAGE” With Alex Brylske – ScubaGadget’s Editor’s Choice Dive Book

    John McKenzie
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:07 pm
    EDITOR’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER Do you remember the last time you read a truly engaging, entertaining and educational scuba article? Recall how it drew you in and made learning about diving clear and exciting. It’s a very good bet that article was written by Alex Brylske, Ph.D. If there were a prize Pulitzer for scuba training Alex would have a collection of them. He is so good at communicating scuba that when I sat down to write this review, I was overcome with a Wayne and Garth, “I’m not worthy” moment. Now you can have a banquet of his finest prose in his latest…
  • We call it the “FUN SUIT”

    John McKenzie
    18 May 2014 | 6:25 pm
    We call it the “Fun Suit.” Before we tested the ScubaPro Everdry 4 drysuit we have to admit having low expectations. The ED4 is priced to matched their competitors sub $1000 entry level dry suits. But you shouldn’t think of it as just an entry level suit. This is drysuit with a surprise in store for you! Features The ED4 feels soft and comfortable, like a wetsuit. It’s 4mm high density neoprene is much lighter than a traditional neoprene wetsuit. Our testers found they need the same or less weight with the ED4 than drysuits. One commercial diver who owns and loves…
 
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  • Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Note, this is a story, not informational post! The water was a sort of frothy blue. Whales and dolphins brushed the top of the water like whip cream over a hot coco. It was cold, salty, splashing every which way. Fish swam thickly in the water below and swarms of tuna bumped the side of the boat. Lucy hobbled over to her seat, the boat shaking and her stomach churning. "You okay there, Luce?" Captain Logan called from the wheel. Lucy shook her head, her red curls bouncing along as she sat down. Her eyes were green, and slowly turned into a stormy gray. Captain Logan had white hair, slicked…
  • Fun Underwater Scuba Diver Games and Challenges

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Looking for something fun and unique for scuba divers? Need a great idea for a fund raiser for a non-profit organization? Here are a few fun underwater games/challenges for scuba divers: 1. Underwater Poker Tournament (using waterproof playing cards) 2. Underwater Treasure Hunt (dive around until you find hidden stuff, then win prizes) 3. Geocaching (find stuff underwater using geo coordinates) 4. In-water Beer Pong (create floating beer pong setup with large buckets and rope, toss stuff into the buckets and drink)...ok so you don’t need to be underwater to do this one, but it would still…
  • No more scuba tanks?

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    thescuttlefish.com/2014/10/is-this-the-end-of-scuba-tanks/
  • Swimming Pigs of the Exumas, Bahamas!

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    wp.me/p3zeXA-2wR These pigs are so awesome! Oink!
  • The camera

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Booked a week of diving with captain Matt aboard the Down Time in the outer banks of North Carolina, great guy & boat dose everything in his power to ensure a great dive. Anyway turns out we get blown out every day, poor Matt calls me 6 am every morning to say "sorry man maybe tomorrow". Well Thursday afternoon comes and Matt calls to say be at the boat 7 am were gonna try it. Friday 7 am dockside it is spitting rain and the forecast is calling for a squall in the afternoon. After some discussion the divers and crew decide to try to get in 1 dive on the U-boat 85 then see what happens. Power…
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  • November Club Meeting

    Scubagal
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Greater Omaha SCUBA Club November Club Meeting Date: Saturday, November 8 Place: Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, 12020 Anne Street, Millard, NE Time: 7:00PM We found a new venue for the club meetings! We have the party room at Famous Dave's at 120th & L Street reserved. Bring your checkbook or cash and pre-order the 2015 Greater Omaha SCUBA Club calendar. We received some great pictures from Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Cozumel, Oahu, Florida, and more. The calendars are $20 each and will be available at the December club meeting/Christmas party. Order more than one. They make great Christmas…
  • Mares Nemo Sport

    Zeagle Eagle
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Does anyone know how to get into history clear mode on the Mares Nemo Sport dive computer. I have read the manual until I am blue in the face and I can't seem to find it. Any help (not involving a hammer) would be appreciated.
  • Found a new surface interval activity!!

    fire diver
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    The video kind of explains it all. www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAnF-r4wwEM edit - OK, I swear this forum used to put up a graphic link to videos and not just a hot-link....
  • Hello from Florida!

    all-knighter237
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to say hi! I learned how to scuba dive in college and loved every minute of it and would take trips about once a month. However, since I've graduated and left the great state of Florida for awhile I haven't been able to get in the water :smiley19:. But everything is right in the world again and I have returned, just looking to break out all the gear (although I'm terrified of trying on my wetsuit again) and get back in the water! I have even been tempted to put everything back on and just sit in the bottom of the pool for awhile...that's normal right?
  • Awesome tech diver

    chicken
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:01 pm
    We found this guy in Vortex Spring. Doubles wing on a single tank, crotch strap dragging, and silting the place out. Nice! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZGbOTfnVtA
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  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
  • Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Cayman Islands

    BNS
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), Cayman Islandsby B. N. SullivanMany small crustaceans look quite similar to one another, but it's hard to misidentify this little hermit crab.  A denizen of reefs in the Caribbean Sea, the brilliant coloring of the Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) sets it apart from other hermit crab species of that region.These little crabs (about an inch long) inhabit old gastropod shells, and for some unknown reason, the shells they choose as their portable houses usually are pretty cruddy looking.  The one in the photo on this page is covered…
  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray hunting togetherby B. N. SullivanWe spotted this pair of hunters in the Caribbean.  The dark colored fish in the photo is a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). This fish makes its living as an opportunistic feeder.  In this instance, it is swimming a little above and behind a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) hoping to snag a free lunch.The stingray finds its food by rummaging in the sand, looking for little creatures to eat -- worms, small clams, tiny crabs, and such. To locate its prey, it fans away the top layer the sand by fluttering the wing-like…
  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
 
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  • Shark conservation at it's best!

    9 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Great news out of Fiji. "DasShark" has just sent me an email, letting me know that the Shark Reef Marine Reserve Fiji has been officially designated a National Marine Park. Thanks to all the guys and gals at Beqa Adventure Divers! Because of your tireless efforts, the sharks and all the marine creatures are now officially protected. Also a huge congratulations to all of you, for being named the official management team for this newly created park. They couldn't have picked a better group.For all of you, that think a project like this is easy to accomplish, consider this. From the very…
  • A 99.999999% effective shark repellent!

    1 Oct 2014 | 11:33 am
    Finally, after years of careful research and countless hours spent analyzing shark bite data from all over the world, after comparing all the shark repelling products on the market, we at Shark Diver have found the one shark repellent that works in give or take 99.999999% of the time.But first, a little background on our research. To obtain our data, we have been diving with Great White Sharks at Isla Guadalupe, Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas and Bull Sharks in Fiji.Everyone is always skeptical about the testing methods used to obtain the data. The companies advertising their products always say…
  • Cageless diving with Great White Sharks. Good idea?

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    This is for all of you who are thinking that it is a good idea to go outside of a cage and dive with Great White Sharks and say that they treat you as one of their own. Check out this video shark diving, great white shark diving, swimming with great white sharks, great white adventures, shark cage diving Imagine if the smaller shark would have been a diver. Still think it's a good idea?  Still want them to treat you as one of their own? Isla Guadalupe shark diving, shark cage diving california.When will we learn to love the sharks for who and what they are? They are wild predators,…
  • Pictures and trip report from Guadalupe

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Marie Tartar has posted some great pictures and written a blog about her recent trip to Guadalupe Island with us.Cage diving, swimming with sharks, shark diving, at Isla Guadalupe. experience a real shark weekOn her FB page she writes. "Just when you thought it was safe to go back on Facebook...more sharks! Great white sharks, in residence for the season at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. See more pics on my blog:" http://aperturephotoarts.com/white-sharks-guadalupe-island-mexico/Marie also posted this video.Thanks for sharing your experience along with your great pictures Marie! It was nice having…
  • "Chugey" is back at Guadalupe

    9 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Just how rough a life do Great White Sharks have? We have talked about the amazing healing power of these amazing animals here and it looks like they really need that ability to heal. Chugey, the shark we were talking about in that blog, is back at Guadalupe Island and it looks like that he hasn't gotten any more careful since he got his face bit. He is sporting some brand new bite marks to add to the scars from his previous bite.As a reminder, here is what he looked like 2 years ago. Here is what he looks like with his old scar and new bite marks. This is another picture of Chugey,…
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  • We Are Legion: Copepods

    Creedence Gerlach
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    For such tiny creatures, copepods play a big role in marine ecology. While some can grow to be 12 inches long, most species never exceed two millimeters. These animals belong to the crustacean family and are related to organisms like shrimp and lobsters. Like these other fauna, they live the entirety their lives in water. Having nearly 500 million years to evolve, copepods have adapted to a huge range of aquatic environments that include saltwater, freshwater, brackish ponds, and even temporary pockets of water under organic debris or in the folds of plant leaves. With this widespread…
  • The Plight of the Maui’s Dolphin

    Creedence Gerlach
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Scientists estimate that in the past 100 years, at least 10,000 species of plants, animals, birds, amphibians and lichens have gone extinct. Now, the world’s rarest marine dolphin faces extinction too unless action is taken to prevent it from happening. Maui’s dolphins, found only in New Zealand, are only 55 strong. At the rate the dolphin is disappearing, future generations will only be able see or learn about the dolphin  in a museum. This places New Zealand’s reputation on the hot seat. The world is watching. A Drastic Reduction in Population The estimated group of 55…
  • 10 Most Popular Tropical Fish for Aquariums

    Creedence Gerlach
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:55 am
    While there is truly nothing like seeing tropical fish in their natural habitat, many people that want to take a little of the sea home with them start their own aquarium. Part of the joy of owning and caring for an aquarium is the effort that goes into collecting the fish you wish to add to your habitat. Tropical fish, in particular, are a great addition to any aquarium. Whether you’re just beginning to put your collection together or you’re updating your existing selection, here are some of the most popular tropical fish that are a delight to enjoy in your aquarium. Guppies via…
  • 5 Beautiful Types of Polychaete Worms

    Creedence Gerlach
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Polychaete worms are common in the world’s oceans and frequently encountered by divers. At many thousand species strong, they are found in all shapes, colors, and sizes. Also known as “bristle worms”, polychaete worms have long segmented bodies with paddle-like bristles on each segment. Chances are good that most divers have seen and admired these beautiful creatures without realizing they are worms and not corals or plants. Check out these five particularly beautiful polychaete worms that live and breathe deep beneath the ocean’s surface. Christmas Tree Worm via…
  • SCUBA Weights: Integrated vs Belt

    Creedence Gerlach
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:49 am
    Certified SCUBA divers who haven’t been diving for a number of years may be surprised to learn that weight belts are no longer the industry standard weight system. The use of integrated weight systems are on the rise. Aqua Mesh Weight Belt with Zippered Pockets – $19.95 SCUBA weights help divers maintain proper buoyancy during a dive. Without weights, divers have a difficult time getting and staying underwater. Inexperienced divers and those who are overweight may have difficulties balancing their buoyancy. These divers end up adding more weights to successfully complete the…
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  • Dive Site: Hebrides, Scotland

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Those divers who traverse the globe in search of encounters with the ocean’s giants often overlook them, and yet to find oneself in the presence of these magnificent creatures is every bit as rewarding as an encounter with a manta or whale shark. Divers who want to find out just how magical basking sharks can be should head to the Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. Basking sharks can reach lengths of over 33 feet/10 meters, and as filter feeders, they must consume a huge amount of plankton to sustain their enormous size. It’s plankton that draws them to the Hebrides each spring, when…
  • Dive Site: Capo D’Acqua Lake, Italy

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    All images courtesy of and copyrighted by David Salvatori Like many divers, I often forget about the potential wonders of freshwater diving in my haste to discover all that the world’s oceans have to offer. But there are some magical sights awaiting those willing to take a break from the sea and head inland instead, and Italy’s Capo D’Acqua is an excellent place to start. Located near the town of Capestrano in the Abruzzo region of the country, the lake is the privately owned highlight of the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti Della Laga. It was artificially created in the 1960s,…
  • Destination Dahab

    Trevor Sanford
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Dahab is one of my favorite dive destinations, and for good reason. This small resort town on the Sinai Peninsula is named for the Egyptian Arabic word for gold. A former Bedouin fishing village, Dahab is about 1 to 1½ hours northeast of the international airport at Sharm el-Sheikh, depending on your driver, the time of day and the state of the road. After a drive through the sandstone hills, you’ll arrive at the Dahab checkpoint and proceed into town. For those who are used to well maintained and manicured resorts, the first view of Dahab might be a bit of a shock; it’s a proper…
  • 5 Things To Do If Stung By A Jellyfish

    Nadia Aly
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Divers are unlikely to be harmed by a jellyfish sting, but it’s always important to know what to do. Here are 5 things you must do to treat a jellyfish sting. 5 Things To Do If Stung By A Jellyfish By Scuba Diver Life Divers are unlikely to be harmed by a jellyfish sting, but it's always important to know what to do. Here are 5 things you must do to treat a jellyfish sting. Determine Which Kind By Scuba Diver Life You don't need to be an expert on jellyfish. Just watch out for Box Jellyfish, which produce a particularly powerful venom, or any other regional jellyfish with…
  • The Sleeping Humpbacks of Salt Cay

    Guest Blogger
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Kieran Brown Although modern-day Salt Cay in the Turks and Caicos has a population of only 50 to 100 people (numbers dwindle during hurricane season), the island has a rich history as the former economic center of the Turks and Caicos and the largest exporter of salt throughout the British West Indies. Reminders of this era are everywhere, from the old salt ponds to the now-wild donkey population, (donkeys were brought to the island to pull carts of salt) to the magnificent white house, a salt baron’s manor, built in 1835. I arrived via a tiny 8-passenger plane from Providenciales…
 
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  • 'Falling' in at Ft. Wetherill

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Having more completely off-gassed from the three week #Antikythera #exosuitproject in Greece, I felt I had a much needed obligation to realign myself with a quick dive here at home. With kids in the mix, that means a constant shuffly to do anything much 'fun' for yourself, so I made a very early start (everyone still sleeping) and got to Ft. Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island before sunrise.Fall had clearly set in..the morning air was crisp, and I could see a wintry sky out there on the horizon as the sun just started to creep up over the horizon. Conditions were suboptimal, with wind…
  • Home sweet home | #exosuitproject returns from #antikythera

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Wow, what a stretch - despite Greece being a new work locale for me, the start of the 'Return to Antikythera' expedition set in as old hat. As these things go, challenges are defined, solutions are identified, and then it comes down to putting together all the pieces with a degree of flexibility to meet the challenges.Despite all the flag waving and publicity that the project managed to muster, particularly with the excitement of the Exosuit making its debut work performance for science, for me the most important element of the project was appreciating the depth of national pride that this…
  • Antikythera mechanism expedition begins search for missing fragments of world’s oldest known computer

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Nice recent article about the forthcoming #exosuitproject mission to #Antikythera. Will be en route in just a few days.Antikythera mechanism expedition begins search for missing fragments of world’s oldest known computer.Donate today using Google 'One Today' program to help us redefine the human element and develop new content. Donate $1 today!Related articlesAntikythera | Diving through Time2014 Expedition | Return to #AntikytheraHunt for ancient computer beginsDivers sure of new finds from 'ancient computer' shipwreckNew expedition to ancient computer wreck siteInternational Mission…
  • 2014 #Exosuitproject Expedition | Return to #Antikythera

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    In just a couple of short weeks, we're off on the Return to Antikythera Expedition. This year's project has been in development for over a year, and builds on work dating to the very early 20th century when the Bronze age wreck site was first discovered by Greek sponge divers.Over the past several months, I have had the fortunate pleasure of working with the team members of this 2014 Antikythera Expedition including the Chief Scientist, Brendan Foley, his colleagues from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and representatives of the Greek Navy, training them on use of the Exosuit ADS…
  • Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    This recent book review on NPR seemed to resonate a bit given the state of the world we are finding ourselves in: 1177BC, The Year Civilization Collapsed.It is an absolute truth that history repeats itself, as we are simply recycling matter and energy within a finite sphere. Sure, with time, this is shifted and swayed, but the laws of physics that we are ultimately governed by tend to reveal patterns at all scales - the discovery of which we humans refer to as 'science'.Philosophy aside, 'we' indeed have to start taking a serious look at the world around us, as the consequences of our own…
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  • Safe Freediving Practices = More Fish in the Cooler

    Ted Harty
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been encouraging spearos to dive safer since 2009. Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of arguments against safe freediving practices. Let’s list a few. You can’t hunt in buddy teams. The buddy would scare the fish. This is my area and all these fish belong to me. I know my limits and don’t […]
  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Water Born TV – The Official Trailer

    Stephan Whelan
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:44 am
    We’re proud to be able to be the first to be able to show you the trailer for the amazing new web series Water Born TV featuring Performance Freediving International (PFI). Created by Marc Kaiser, Goh Iromoto and Kirk Krack the series will take a new and unique look at world-renown Freedivers as they embark on […]
  • Dave Kent Pushes Greater Freediving Depths

    Francesca Koe
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    On 6th October 2014, the British national record for Constant Weight No-Fins was pushed ever deeper. UK native Dave Kent beat his own previous Constant Weight No Fins (CNF) national record by descending to 73 meters on single breath and using only his hands and feet. In fact Kent had already beaten the record a week […]
  • [VIDEO] Spearfishing in Hawaii – it’s what we do

    Stephan Whelan
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    This week’s video comes from Nick Ramos and shows off some of the amazing views whilst freediving and spearfishing off the coast of Hawaii.  It sure looks like these guys have fun whilst out to catch their dinner. Got a great video to share? Feel free to contact us. What is Video of the Week? Our aim is to showcase one […]
  • GoPro HERO4 Q&A With Sport Chalet Expert Trainer Donn Silvis

    John Liang
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    GoPro‘s HERO4 extreme sports video camera line was recently announced with a plethora of new features. But what do these developments really mean for divers? Donn Silvis, a GoPro-certified Expert Trainer at Sport Chalet, the largest scuba retailer in North America, breaks things down for DeeperBlue.com: DB: On the HERO4 Black, what does “2x the […]
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  • How to take great underwater pictures using Compact Cameras with a Strobe

    Torben
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    After learning the basics of how to take great underwater pictures from our previous article, I’m pretty sure you are craving for some more info to help develop your photography skills and take better pictures. Did you get a chance to practice your new skills yet? If not, don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time on all your future dives as a  underwater photographer. By now, you’ve probably already realised that some or most of your pictures did not meet your expectations. You now also know that the quality of the picture is influenced by several factors like light, depth and…
  • Choosing A Tech Instructor

    Mark E Newman
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t be afraid to shop around for an Instructor, when you start diving you’re usually put in a group of other beginners and you learn the basics from the Instructor you’re given.  When you advance to Tech diving you will have a pretty good idea of what kind of Instructor you learn best from so try and assess your potential instructors before you invest in a course.   Try Before You Buy A great way of trying out new Instructors is TekCamp; over five days Instructors from all around the world and different training agencies all come together to teach groups about their…
  • Entry Level Tec

    Mark E Newman
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dr. Richard Walker gave a very good seminar at EuroTek on how and why divers can move into Tec and with Tec Diving on the rise and different perceptions of what Tec diving actually is many people are unsure where to turn, what they need to do or whether they should even try. A majority of the point and observations in this blog are from Dr. Walker who is a very accomplished GUE Instructor, for more information about Dr. Walker please click here or sign up to his newsletter here     Why? First you need to ask yourself why you’re looking to move into Tec Diving; if your answer…
  • Suunto EON Steel Computer

    Mark E Newman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The New EON Steel Colour Computer from Suunto.   Features Suunto BrightSeeTM Colour Screen This newest offering features a large rectangular display with crisp, clear and easy to read information. The super bright screen and high colour contrast makes the information easier to read and understand at a glance in poor light or poor visibility. A specially selected combination of display and glass technology minimizes reflections while maximizing viewing angle. CustomdisplayTM Suunto EON Steel gives you the freedom to customize nearly every aspect of the interface. Choose either the…
  • Important Updates for the Atomic Cobalt Computer

    Mark E Newman
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
      Atomic have released a firmware update for their Cobalt series of integrated dive computers.  Since the release of the Cobalt 2 earlier this year Atomic have continued to research and improve the firmware to make their computers safer and more efficient.   About the Upgrade The new version of  firmware is available for both the original Cobalt and the more recent Cobalt 2 dive computers. Before you upgrade you will need to know the serial number of your computer and which version of firmware it is currently running.  The serial number can be found on the back of the box, on the…
 
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  • Rolex Sea Dweller Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    The Rolex Sea Dweller watch really set the new standards of robustness, precision, functionality and reliability. This is a watch that defies the elements and it is designed to provide the highest degree of resistance in a size that remains wearable and practical.         Rolex Seadweller Black Dial Stainless Steel Mens Watch 116600BKSO List Price: $10,400.00 Current Price: $9,995.00 Price Disclaimer    
  • Rolex Submariner Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
      The Rolex is at home in the oceans throughout the world where it is a valuable tool for every diver. The Submariner has gained the reputation as the watch of action with a rugged elegance!   NEVER WORN ROLEX SUBMARINER MENS WATCH 116610 List Price: $9,475.00 Current Price: $8,100.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Submariner Green Dial Steel Mens Watch 116610LV List Price: $9,050.00 Current Price: $8,944.50 Price Disclaimer   Men's Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch List Price: $6,000.00 Current Price: $6,695.00 Price Disclaimer  …
  • Top Rolex GMT Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    The GMT-Master collection was first introduced in 1955,  and it was designed and created to meet the requirements of international pilots. The GMT-Master II which made its debut  in 2005, has shown to be a valuable timepiece for all professions, especially those involved in long distance travel.  It features a rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel and a separate 24-hour hand. You are able to travel the world and read three different time zones. (Two simultaneously).   Rolex Mens Stainless Steel Gmt II Black Dial List Price: $8,450.00 Current Price: $7,850.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex…
  • Rolex Submariner & Rolex Sea Dweller Dive Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
      Rolex Submariner & Rolex Sea Dweller Dive Watches     Rolex Submariner Collection When released in the early 1950s, the first, water resistant to 100 meters, luxury model, Rolex Submariner was similar to rival, Blancpain’s, “Fifty Fathoms” chronometer. However, where the Fifty Fathoms watch was designed for, and marketed to, elite divers and Special Forces in a variety of countries, Rolex focused on one of the fastest-growing markets of the time – the hobby diving market. Rolex’s intent was to make its Submariner 5512 product for everyone. The Submariner has…
  • Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

    Best Dive Watch
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Cartier Calibre De Cartier Mens Watch W7100056       __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Automatic Black Dial Rubber Mens Watch W7100052          
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  • 10 Questions With Shark Man Riley Elliott

    David
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
     Riley Elliott is marine biologist and shark lover. He recently gave a Tedx talk in Auckland, New Zealand about his work, and why sharks aren’t the terrible creatures the media has told us to believe they are. Riley’s newest project is Sharkman TV. While working on Sharkman TV and his Ph.D, Riley was able to bring attention to the barbaric practice of shark finning, and eventually help contribute to the ban on shark finning in New Zealand. 1. At what age did you begin diving, and what inspired you to start diving? I did my first PADI when I was 17 through a school outdoor…
  • Creature Feature-Bottlenose Dolphin

    David
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Bottlenose Dolphin Family: Dolphin (Delphinidae) Two species belong to the genus Tursiops, the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus). Description: Shades of grey to nearly white. Between 6 and 13 feet and 330-1430 pounds. Bottlenose dolphins can be quite difficult to see in water, and travel in pods (groups of 10-30 dolphins). Habitat: Any warm waters around the globe. They may live in deep ocean waters, deltas, coasts, estuaries, bays. Range: Bottlenose dolphins tend to be found most often in tropical areas, nearing the…
  • Creature Feature-Manta Ray

    David
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Manta Rays Family: Eagle Ray (myliobatidae). Two species belong to the genus Manta, the giant oceanic manta ray (Manta birostris) and the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi).   Description: Horn-shaped fins with large, forward-facing mouths. The larger species (Manta birostris) measures 23 feet while the smaller (Manta alfredi) measures 18 feet in length.   Habitat: Found in open oceans as individuals or in groups. The smaller can be found in coastal waters.   Range: Found in subtropical, tropical, and temperate waters.   Discussion: Manta rays are filter feeders that…
  • 10 Questions With Photographer Chris Kovaz

    David
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Click to view slideshow. Chris Kovaz is a professional photographer from Fort Myers, Florida. His work has been featured in Dive Chronicles, Underwater Planet, Sport Fishing and Florida Sportsman. To view more of Chris’s work or purchase prints visit the photographers website. 1. At what age did you begin diving, and what inspired you to start diving? 13. My father showed me the underwater videos he brought back from dive trips. Those videos made me want to see the underwater world for myself. 2. What dive course or piece of advice has most benefited your diving? The Rescue Diver…
  • Creature Feature-Tiger Pistol Shrimp

    David
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Tiger Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus bellulus)   Family: Snapping shrimp (Alpheidae) Description: 4-5 cm (1.5″-2″) not including antennae. A stout shrimp with symmetric brown, brownish purple to brownish orange patterns. The legs are banded and the antennae are red. Habitat: The Tiger pistol shrimp lives in burrows in sandy, muddy and detrital substratum in waters less than 20 m (65′). Range: Found in tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific. Discussion: As it’s name suggests, the Tiger pistol shrimp brandishes an incredible weapon. The shrimps right cheliped (foot) is…
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  • The Stairway Foundation (Part 3), The Baclayan Camp

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webThis is the third instalment of the Scuba for Change story. Last month, you would have read about The Stairway Foundation, the Philippines Not-for-Profit, Scuba for Change is looking to support. I would like to take this opportunity to close out on The Stairway Foundation story, and invite you to our launch! Apart from the Residential programme mentioned last month, I'd like to highlight their Baclayan Camp. The Camp is set atop a steep mountain, and it was a slow and treacherous drive with Lars (Founder) up to the camp from Puerto Galera. The view, however, was simply…
  • Hanifaru Bay, in the Context of Marine Conservation

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webA couple of months ago I stayed in Baa Atoll at Dhuni Kolhu. I really wanted to go to Hanifaru bay but unfortunately it was not possible; the centre I was diving with said they didn't have the permission to go there, and all the other dive centres in the vicinity said they don't do trips to Hanifaru. It seems that the only way to dive there is with a liveaboard that has obtained permission. However, the video above, produced by the 'Save the Seas' Foundation, has amazing coverage of diving in this fascinating place, as well as some very useful insights that I…
  • Mandarinfish

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webMandarinfish (Synchirophus splendidus) are one of the ocean’s most colorful fish. Named after the brightly colored robes of the Imperial Chinese Mandarin, these fish are a mazy pattern of vivid blue, green, pink and yellow. Mandarins are one of 182 species of dragonets, but are by far the most colorful. Mandarins are found in the western Pacific as far north as the Japanese Ryukyu Islands to Australia, and live in protected, often shallow, inshore reefs. Popular places for divers to see them include Palau, Yap, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The tiny fish are usually…
  • Nassau Scuba Diving

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webThe Bahamas is made up of over 3,000 islands, islets and cays, and 180,000 square miles of ocean space. The origin of the name Bahamas is derived from the Spanish ‘baja mar’, meaning "shallow sea." Most of the tourism and traffic in and out of the Bahamas takes place around its larger islands, residing in the northeastern part of the island nation. The islands of Andros, Grand Bahama and Abaco are some of the larger islands. The city of Freeport is on the southern coast of Grand Bahama island- the northern most major Bahama Island. Grand Bahama is the…
  • Dive Sites in the Cayman Islands

    5 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the web The world-famous Stingray City is a dive-and-snorkel site that gives visitors a close-up and personal experience with stingrays, unlike anywhere in the world. Divers kneel down in the sand, at only 12 feet deep, and hand-feed the rays, which will swim up and suck the food out of their hands. Although a unique experience, this site can be crowded, especially when cruise ships are in. For a better dive experience, the Trinity Caves is a series of swim throughs and canyons between 18 and 30 metres deep. A great site to see black coral and giant sponges, Trintity Caves is home to…
 
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