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  • Farne Islands – October 2014

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    Mark E Newman
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Why do hundreds of divers decide to go diving in the Farne Isles off the coast of Northumberland? To see the seals of course!  I spent a long weekend in October diving with close friends surrounded by amazing wildlife in British waters.   Early October This is one of the best times to go diving around the Farne Isles if you want to see seals close-up as most of the younger playful seals are swimming out by themselves and the parents are much less protective of them.  The water temperature at the surface was around 14-15°C down to around 10M so it was still nice and warm which was on…
  • Diving in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

    Scuba Diving Blog | The Sub2o by DiveAdvisor.com
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Read on the webBonaire is one of the Dutch islands that fall under the jurisdiction of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. The smaller uninhibited island of Klein Bonaire, off the west coast, is included in the special municipality. It is often referred to as part of the ABC islands (with Aruba and Curaçao) in the Leeward Antilles. The island is located at the very southernmost point of the island chain of the Lesser Antilles, only 50 miles north of Venezuela. Dutch, Papiamento, English, and Spanish are widely spoken. Because of the islands position so far south, it is out of the…
  • Dive Sites in Curacao

    Scuba Diving Blog | The Sub2o by DiveAdvisor.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Read on the webMushroom Forest is a popular Curaçao dive site that got its name thanks to its many mushroom-shaped coral formations. The coral heads make a great hiding place for marine life like moray eels, and also attract lots of schooling fish like the Creole wrasse, and blue and brown chromis. Sea turtles frequent the reef here as well, and can often been seen cruising over the coral and sponges. Sport Diver Magazine named the Superior Producer one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean. The ship sunk in 1977 and now lies 30 meters deep on a sandy bottom, making it a dive for…
  • Great times in INDONESIA (again)!

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    Backpacklocals
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    This is a highlight video of our trip to indonesia. Shot 100% with our GoPro HERO 3 Silver Edition. We went there in August 2014. We visited Bali, Nusa Ceningan/Lembongan, Gili Air and Lombok. Hope you enjoy!
  • Home sweet home | #exosuitproject returns from #antikythera

    a new life in the sea
    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…
 
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  • Abingdon Welch - Winding up for a time of big expectations!

    Savvy Central Radio
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Abingdon Welch is unlike most CEOs. By the time she hit 22, she couldn’t wait any longer and finally earned her private pilots license after just 34 days of training. Now 31, this young pilot has carried her adventurous spirit to the corporate world creating The Abingdon Company. The Abingdon Company began producing boutique and high-end timepieces for aviators and avid travelers since 2007. While she dedicated much of her time to running her company, Abingdon still flies extensively.  Her flying skills were made immortal from her performance as Ariel Tweto’s Flight Instructor on the…
  • The Shocking Truth about Yours, Mine & Ours with Author Tom North

    America Meditating
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Tom North is the award-winning author of True North - The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours,” an inspirational story of survival and hope. He is a dynamic speaker who touches the hearts and minds of audiences from all walks of life, and helps them realize that there is help, and hope. Tom is one of “North” children, who together with the Beardsley children, became the family which was featured in the 1968 film, “Yours, Mine and Ours” starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda, and again in the 2005 version starring Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid.  But, it wasn’t one big happy…
  • Guest: Chuck Wang

    1000 Breaths
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Jim and Jennifer are thrilled to talk to Chuck Wang.  Chuck was born in Taiwan, raised in St. Louis, MO., and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in International Business. He is proud to be the son of two dedicated successful immigrant serial restaurateurs. He is inspired by his little brother, David, every day. In 1997, Chuck established a litigation support startup’s presence in San Diego. Having done so in an extremely vertical niche market within 13 months led to a public relations and marketing position at a local digital imaging firm (cutting edge tech at the time).
  • 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"

    Life Coach Chat Channel
    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…
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  • ScubaRadio 11-15-14 HOUR1

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets a report on the diving in Belize. Plus ScubaRadio Drunken Santa and friends drop in to set up our diving party plans for the holidays! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 11-15-14 HOUR2

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Greg is joined by Bob Evans from Force Fins, Billy C from Scuba Nation, and the DiveGod-Neal Watson. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 11-8-14 HOUR1

    admin
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The week Greg The Divemaster talks cave diving with Pete from ScubaBoard. Plus a DEMA preview with the founder of DiveNewswire. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 11-8-14 HOUR2

    admin
    8 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour features updates from Clay from Explorer Adventures, Vince from SpareAir, Captain Walt DeMartini, and Chad Barbay from Huish Outdoors. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 11-1-14 HOUR1

    admin
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets a preview of the DEMA show from executive director of the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association. Plus a dive report from Palau and a great gift idea for the diver on your gift giving list. Looking for HOUR2?
 
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  • Marine Scientist Discovers Previously Unseen Neon World

    lex410
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    By attaching specialized filters to his camera, David Gruber gained a fisheye view of the ocean. What he found is a stunning display of fluorescence by hundreds of different species. Watch the amazing video here!  
  • Gone Fishin'

    nickthepilot
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    A lot of cool things have been in the works for some time now, but I’m happy to say that as of
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis - plumitapacifica.com

    garydavi
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:26 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…
  • im a lover, im a fighter, im a diver

    dyatchvyatch
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:21 am
    im a lover, im a fighter, im a diver by cavanavia featuring short boots
  • Great times in INDONESIA (again)!

    Backpacklocals
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    This is a highlight video of our trip to indonesia. Shot 100% with our GoPro HERO 3 Silver Edition. We went there in August 2014. We visited Bali, Nusa Ceningan/Lembongan, Gili Air and Lombok. Hope you enjoy!
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  • DEMA Show 2014 Day 3 Highlights

    John McKenzie
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Here’s our report from Day 3 on the Exhibit floor at #DEMAshow (DRAFT in progress): Suunto has finally followed competitors into the age of large screen, air integrated (remote sensor) color dive computers. Their EON Steel dive computer is certainly an impressive looking device. I has the requisite bright color OLED screen but this on is customizable. It allows you tailor the screen to show the features you use most (e.g. compass, depth, temp, etc.). The steel case makes for a stylish look and the three button flyout menu system makes for easy navigation. The device uses a fused…
  • DEMA Show 2014 – Day 2 Highlights

    Chaela Sumner
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Here’s our report from Day 2 on the showroom floor at #DEMAshow: In keeping with our theme of “are canister lights  dead?”, UTD Equipment offers a choice in both worlds with their VIS Light System. This is a modular light head which allows you to attach either a canister light style cabled battery pack or an integrated battery that snaps directly on the light. Met with Jack Schmidt, the new leader of Edge-Hog. He outlined the changes they’ve experienced of late and discussed his new vision for the company. Schmidt took over when Chris Richardson left to pursue other…
  • DEMA Show 2014 – Day 1 Highlights

    Chaela Sumner
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Here’s our report from Day 1 on the showroom floor at #DEMAshow: Princeton Tec is starting to move away from it’s same old path and offering new products for divers. They include their first metal dive light, the Genesis. It’s a 650 lumen hand light with led power indicator and… comes with a glove mount. They also have the Meridian a beacon strobe light. They are replacing their 4 and 8 C cell lights with the Sector 7 and Sector 5 pistol grip lights with 700 and 500 lumens respectively.  The GoBag is a clear dry bag for phone and pads with a double magnetic closure which…
  • SCUBA RECALL: All Surelock II Rubber Weight Pocket Handles

    John McKenzie
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    FULL TEXT OF RECALL NOTICE FROM AQUA LUNG:   CONSUMER NOTICE – RECALL ALL SURELOCK II RUBBER WEIGHT POCKET HANDLES Aqua Lung is conducting a voluntary recall of all SureLock II rubber weight pocket handles. SureLock II is the mechanical weight release system found on most Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators (BCs) beginning in 2009. Whether you have an original rubber handle or one of the revised rubber handles from the previous recall, Aqua Lung would now like to replace it with the latest generation handle, p/n 12396. Aqua Lung is concerned about the life expectancy of both models of…
  • 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…
 
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  • Tips for Shore Diving

    11 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    We were all taught the common sense basics of safety for diving from shore in our classes, but proper technique and the right scuba gear are by no means the end of the learning process. All that advice is solid, sound, and important, of course, but why not take a look at some tips that aren’t part of the standard scuba class, the sort of things divers pick up over time? 1.) Don’t Forget About Wet Gear We all have gear bags to travel with, designed with straps, wheels and handles, to get us through the airport or down the dock. When shore diving we often gear up in the parking lot or along…
  • New To Diving

    5 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Here is some tips for the new diver. During my course I have seen people sign up for scuba for maybe a honeymoon or one trip. Folks this is not a one time commitment. This is a very important step in your life. When you do decide to embark on this journey. Enjoy every aspect of your experiences: whether they be in the class room, at a scuba park, at a lake, or ocean. Be sure to complete and read everything the instructor gives you. Practice your navigation on land. I like to go to the local football field to practice the square, triangle, expanding square, etc... Learn your compass. Learn…
  • Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    We lost GypsyDiver today. I met Brion through DiveBuddy. We quickly became friends. I had the pleasure of speaking with him a few times over the phone. Every time we spoke, I ended the conversation happier! Each call would include some jokes or interesting conversation that would cause him to laugh, which caused me to laugh. I ran into Brion and his wife, Bree, at a scuba trade show. They were such a cute couple. You can tell that Brion loved her very much. His arm was around her the whole time we chatted. And he never stopped smiling! Brion was such a like-able, fun guy. Brion was a soldier,…
  • New World Record for Deepest Scuba Dive 332 m (1,090 ft)

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    scubadiving.com/article/news/new-world-record-dee...ive?dom=scu&loc=tout
  • 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…
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  • This Greyhound Puppy Is Better at Gaming Than You

    scubadiver888
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    She so reminds me of my dog, Phoebe.
  • scuba versus cave diving

    scubadiver888
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    I was just checking out a link on Facebook and found the following 'interests': Scuba diving: 1,782,517 people like this topic. Cave diving: 25,259 people like this topic. Wow. Quite the difference.
  • Black Friday!!! Scubatoys.com!!! Black Friday!!!!

    Scubatoysjojo
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Hey guys! We have put over 700 items on sale and there are quite a few that you don't want to miss out on. We are closing out quite a few items and a lot of them are going to be well below our cost. This sort of deal only comes once a year. Come quick or someone else might get there first. Also if there is anything on our site or not on our site that you want, please don't hesitate to ask. I will make you a pretty sweet deal. Share Share this post onDiggDel.icio.usTechnoratiTwitterFacebook The one with the moist toys wins! (972) 820-7667 Toll Free (877) 728-2243 Scuba Gear & Diving…
  • Stainless Steel Backplate

    ScubaToys Larry
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Learn More about the Stainless Steel Backplate The Stainless Steel Backplate is one of the few backplates that are laser cut. This attention to detail ensures that there will be no rough, jagged edges that could potentially damage harness or accessory webbing. Weighing in at 5.2 lbs (2.4kg), stainless steel plates are a popular option for divers looking for a more even distribution of ballast weight. The stainless steel backplate is set up with 11" (27.9cm) on-center mounting holes to accommodate standard double tank bolt kits, including two holes... More...
  • Subgear Apnea Buoy

    ScubaToys Larry
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Learn More about the Subgear Apnea Buoy Free diving takes a lot of energy, so a buoy provides a much-needed surface platform for resting before and after a dive. It also increases
 a diver's safety when diving in areas with heavy boat traffic. Subgear's Apnea buoy comes in high-visibility emergency orange with three handholds, a top sleeve with four loops and four D-rings for grabbing onto or attaching gear, a weight pouch to add ballast to make sure the buoy remains upright, a removable dive flag and 60 feet of line with clips on each end.... More...
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    The Right Blue

  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

    BNS
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis, barbatus), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMeet the Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).  Both the common and scientific names of this fish refer to the frilly, fleshy flaps of skin protruding from its chin.  (The Latin name "barbatus" translates to "bearded.")Like others in its family, Scorpaenidae, the Bearded Scorpionfish is an ambush predator.  Its strategy is to lie in wait for its prey to come swimming past at close range, and then to spring forth with its mouth wide open to engulf its meal in one big gulp.  In order to do this…
  • A Beautful, Fragile Bryozoan Colony

    BNS
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Macro photo of a Lace Bryozoan (Reteporelina denticulata)by B. N. SullivanThis beautiful marine organism is a colony of Lace Bryozoa (Reteporelina denticulata).  Despite their appearance, Bryozoans are neither a coral nor a plant.  Taxonomically, the Bryozoa form a phylum all their own.  Most of the more than 4,000 species of Bryozoans live in the sea.The name Bryozoa translates to "moss animal."  The individual animals that make up the colony are microscopic.  This species builds lacy calcareous structures of interconnected branches, made from the mineralized…
  • Basking Sea Turtles in Hawaii

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
  • 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…
 
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  • Shark conservation at Guadalupe?

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    How many times do we have to put up with those idiots, diving outside the cages at Guadalupe. It seems like every week there is another article, glorifying that illegal activity. The latest installment of "look at me, I'm so cool" comes from "Fins Attached", a non profit out of Colorado, that is supposedly into shark conservation.In a piece on channel 13 in Colorado Springs, their founder, Dr. Alex Antoniou is quoted as saying "An ambush predator by nature, researchers have found simple eye contact keeps the massive predators at bay. “As long as you stand your ground and maintain eye…
  • "Selfie" shows what sharks are like?

    2 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    When it comes to sharks, the news coverage is pretty atrocious. It seems like they either portray the sharks as mindless killers, or harmless pets. The people that get coverage, are invariably doing something stupid, or flat illegal.An example of the stupid kind is the latest report by the "Mail Online". They are posting an article that features a diver taking "selfies" while leaning way out of a cage, while diving with great white sharks at Isla Guadalupe.This picture reminds me of a professional photographer that was leaning out of a cage, filming a shark and never realized that a second…
  • What is it like to come face to face with a Great White Shark?

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Allan Daveyand his son were part of our first Great White Shark expedition to Guadalupe Island this season. He has documented his experience in his blog, A Truly Great White Shark Adventure.He writes: "Gunther" nibbling on cage. Photo Allan Davey.We had sharks visit on every session in the cage which apparently isn’t always the case. There was a lot more action on our trip then on previous trips. ( This has continued on trips after ours ). Two of the larger sharks exhibited unusual behaviour which prompted discussions amongst the crew. They were repeatedly gnawing on the cage and…
  • Shark attack, surfer kicking for his life?

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Today's headlines of a few Australian newspapers scream "Shark Attack In Australia Had Pro Surfer Ryan Hunt Kicking For His Life",  "Top surfer who survives shark attack after kicking it in the head and Surfer undergoes surgery after shark attack near Old Bar, NSW. So what happened? Another surfer attacked by a great white shark? The reports are stating things like "A surfer survived a shark attack after kicking it in the head as he rode a wave. Ozzie Ryan Hunt, 20, was attacked by a shark while surfing at Wallabi Point in New South Wales. The beast went for his foot repeatedly…
  • No cage shark diving with Shark Diver?

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Mens Journal, in it's October issue has an article on "no cage shark diving". In that article, Shark Diver is mentioned  as offering such dives."There is definitely a bucket list aspect," says Martin Graf, who conducts trips in the Bahamas and Guadalupe through his company, Shark Diver, which began offering no-cage expeditions in 2012. "Read more: http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/no-cage-shark-diving-20141001#ixzz3HYpXuCefI want to make sure that everyone understands that we do not offer cage free dives with Great White Sharks at Isla Guadalupe! Our cage free diving is only done,…
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  • What On Earth is a Sea Pig?!

    Creedence Gerlach
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Seahorses, sea cows — of course there has to be a sea pig to round out the oceanic barnyard! Unfortunately, sea pigs are not creatures that SCUBA divers will encounter during their diving adventures, since they live at the bottom of the seafloor in the deepest depths of the ocean. They can actually be found at depths reaching nearly four miles beneath the surface! However, even though divers don’t encounter them, they are still interesting marine creatures we have a feeling you would like to know more about. What’s in a Name? The sea pig’s somewhat indelicate name comes from…
  • Peeing in Your Wetsuit: Hot or Not?

    Creedence Gerlach
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it, making the subject one of the more uncomfortable discussions on the dive boat. Peeing in your wetsuit may sound pretty gross to you, but every diver faces this call of nature at some point in their diving life. There are actually some pretty compelling reasons to do it even though it isn’t the most pleasant thought. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of peeing in your wetsuit. Let it go, let it go… It is perfectly natural to have the urge to pee when you are…
  • 3 Fantastic Dive Destinations for Large Pelagic Species

    Creedence Gerlach
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    When it comes to the ultimate thrill in diving, there’s nothing quite like seeing huge pelagic fish. They can be hard to find, though, especially in diverse variety. There’s a huge demand to see them in their natural environment, leading to a lot of discussion about the best dive destinations for large pelagic species. Below are three of the best, known for the diversity of their pelagics and the likelihood of seeing them. Palau via flickr/amanderson2 A popular dive destination that finds itself frequently listed as a favorite of divers of all types, Palau offers a huge assortment…
  • DEMA Show 2014

    Nick Bostic
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    November in the dive world means storing gear for the winter to many divers, but to Aquaviews it means it’s time for the annual Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) Show. The leading industry-only show returns to Las Vegas (yes, a dive expo in the desert) this year and is filled with all kinds of new advances in gear. Our primary coverage will be on our Twitter and Instagram accounts so as to not flood the casual reader of Aquaviews or visitor to our Facebook Page. This year, along with all of the great new recreational dive gear available, we’ll be walking the show…
  • Score a FREE Dive Computer with Our Scubapro Holiday Deal!

    Creedence Gerlach
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    The science is in: everyone loves a great deal, especially when they come around in the holiday season. And for this holiday season, Leisure Pro has something special in store for everyone. Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or treating yourself this year, you’ll love this outstanding Scubapro holiday deal from your friends at Leisure Pro!
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  • Dive Site: Ship Rock, Sydney, Australia

    Guest Blogger
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    By  Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel A bit south of famed Botany Bay, where Captain James Cook landed in 1770, is the Hacking River, a spot favored by Sydney divers for an excellent dive site called Ship Rock. Named after an unusual ship-shaped rock right at the entry point, this site offers a rich, invertebrate-covered wall and dense, diverse fish life. Gobie After a brief walk down a set of stairs (the walk feels considerably less brief when going the other direction), you’ll first swim out over a sandy patch and then drop down along a wall, which transitions into sand again at about 52 feet (16…
  • 12 Amazing Facts About Diving

    Nadia Aly
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    12 Amazing Facts About Scuba By Scuba Diver Life Scuba diving leads to endless opportunities for discovery—including learning things not only about our oceans, but also about scuba itself. Read on and be fascinated.  Underwater Colour By Scuba Diver Life Once a diver reaches a depth of 20 metres depth, they cannot see two of the primary colours, red and yellow. Sound Travel By Scuba Diver Life Sound travels five times faster in water than in air, making it nearly impossible to determine where sound originates from. Big Blue Whale By Scuba Diver Life The blue whale is the largest mammal…
  • Volunteer with Kenna Eco Diving

    Guest Blogger
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Gaynor Rosier At Kenna Eco Diving, a non-profit marine conservation research center in the Mediterranean, scuba divers from all over the world can join in marine research surveys as part of a diving vacation, making a real difference for marine conservation, rather than just being part of a dive shoal. Marine biology students can also gain valuable fieldwork experience by studying coastal ecology and biodiversity as volunteer research-divers with Kenna Eco Diving. Posidonia oceanica, also called Neptune grass, is a seagrass unique to the Mediterranean. This keystone species has been found…
  • The Ocean’s Deepest Divers

    Nadia Aly
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Ocean’s Deepest Divers By Scuba Diver Life In their journey for survival, these creatures of the sea can venture deep down underwater to incredible depths. Can you guess the animal in first place? 7. Emperor Penguin By Scuba Diver Life Quite impressive! The emperor penguin can dive to a depth of 1,500 feet. In fact, the deepest penguin dive is deeper than the height of the Empire State Building. 6. Weddell Seal By Scuba Diver Life The weddell seal can dive to a depth of 1,970 feet and they can remain underwater for approximately 80 minutes. 5. Leatherback…
  • Humpback Breeding Grounds of the Caribbean

    Guest Blogger
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Kieran Brown There has always been a dispute as to whether the waters around Salt Cay and Big Sand Cay in the Turks and Caicos are mating or breeding grounds for humpback whales or just a pit stop on the way to Silver Bank and Mouchoir Bank, two areas identified as the main mating grounds for the Atlantic Humpback Whales. Although most humpback mothers give birth in these two areas, there are some who have their calves further north and then migrate south with the newborns. Once a mother has given birth safely in one place, she will favor this location for any future pregnancies and will…
 
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  • a VERY brief visit to Hong Kong

    5 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    As I made my way through airport security in Boston, a few things hit me. First, it dawned on me that I’ve barely recovered from the lengthy travel during the recent #exosuitproject at #Antikythera in Greece. Second was that for some reason, the travel process was smoother than ever – perhaps a function of both routine and repetitive recent experience, but also that the entire airport experience did seem to smooth itself out. Security was almost too efficient, leaving me shoeless, beltless, and somewhat a disheveled mess as I was shuffled through in what seemed to be…
  • '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 shuffle 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. Conditions were suboptimal, with wind blowing into both…
  • 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…
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  • DEMA Show 2014 Videos: Gannet Dive Co, Water Born, GoPro & Scripps Erik Terrill

    Stephan Whelan
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    During DEMA Show 2014 we had a number of roving reporters doing video interviews.  See our interviews with Gannet Dive Co, Water Born TV, GoPro and Scripps Erik Terrill below.  All videos were filmed on GoPro Hero 3’s.
  • Vertical Blue 2014 Begins Tomorrow

    Francesca Koe
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    The lines have been stretched, the drills have been run, the flags are being hung and most of the practice dives are under the belt as Vertical Blue 2014 kicks-off tomorrow. Yesterday William Trubridge and his production crew registered an impressive 35 athletes from all around the world. The excitement in the air is palpable […]
  • DeeperBlue.com’s Chat With DEMA Executive Director Tom Ingram

    John Liang
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Diving Equipment & Marketing Association Executive Director Tom Ingram was gracious enough to take some time out of his hectic schedule during DEMA Show 2014 to chat with DeeperBlue.com about the show itself as well as where he sees the organization going in the future. For DeeperBlue.com‘s interview with Ingram about DEMA Show 2014, click […]
  • Win a 18ct Gold & Silver Single Seahorse Pendant from Reef Jewellery

    Stephan Whelan
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    DeeperBlue.com is giving a lucky reader the chance to win a 18ct Gold & Silver Single Seahorse Pendant from Reef Jewellery worth £150 / $235! To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow the instructions below. Closing date for this competition is 8th December 2014.
  • Of Canaries And Elephants: Blue The Dive Invites Us All To Stake Our Claim In Ocean Conservation

    DEMA Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Friday morning at DEMA Show 2014, the second most-crowded room in the building was N236. It was standing room only at the Blue The Dive seminar with well over a hundred people jostling for space in the small conference hall. We had come together to listen to what the folks at bluethedive.org wanted to say […]
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  • Aeris becomes Oceanic

    Gerrard
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Earlier this year AUP (American Underwater Products) the company behind Oceanic, Hollis and Aeris announced they would merge their two recreational brands Aeris and Oceanic. It has taken a while for the changes to reach the UK but they are now starting to filter through. The products are remaining the same just being rebadged Oceanic and in one case getting a new Oceanic name. Below I have listed the key Aeris products we sell and what will happen to them. The fantastic Aeris A300 dive computer gets a new name as the Oceanic VTX, part from the name everything is the same:…
  • Underwater Cameras Today

    Mark E Newman
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:52 am
    One of my friends who I’ve been on a few dive trips with is big into his underwater photography; you name it he has it on his set-up.  With all of his pose-able strobes and expensive camera he does take some incredible pictures, but as he pointed out to me recently; it used to be a matter of you get what you pay for in underwater photography and the price of a good underwater camera used to be a good deterrent for novice divers who need to concentrate on their diving more than taking a photograph.   Cameras Nowadays underwater cameras are easily accessible and in-expensive.
  • How Warm Should I Be During My Dive

    Mark E Newman
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    You’re taught recreational decompression tables and theory during your entry level SCUBA courses and most divers rely heavily on their Personal Dive Computer (PDC) to keep them safe whilst diving but everybody is not the same and it can be dangerous to blindly follow what your dive computer is telling you so you can avoid a visit to one of these.  There are many different factors that affect decompression but I’m just going to focus on how your body temperature can affect your decompression profile in this blog.   Thermal Stress I don’t think anybody truly enjoys…
  • Farne Islands – October 2014

    Mark E Newman
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Why do hundreds of divers decide to go diving in the Farne Isles off the coast of Northumberland? To see the seals of course!  I spent a long weekend in October diving with close friends surrounded by amazing wildlife in British waters.   Early October This is one of the best times to go diving around the Farne Isles if you want to see seals close-up as most of the younger playful seals are swimming out by themselves and the parents are much less protective of them.  The water temperature at the surface was around 14-15°C down to around 10M so it was still nice and warm which was on…
  • How to take Great Underwater Pictures using Compact Cameras: Manual White Balance

    Torben
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Previously we’ve covered the basics in how to take better pictures using your compact camera underwater and we’ve seen how you can use a strobe to improve your pictures greatly. Now it’s time for you to learn how to really use your camera, and not just clicking on the shoot button. The two previous guides covered how you could get more light in your picture, either by staying in the light or bringing artificial light. In this quick guide we’ll look at how you can get the warm color into your pictures without having the light there at all. Configure your Camera Settings Most compact…
 
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    BEST DIVE WATCHES

  • Pyle Underwater Master Snorkeling & Diving Watch – Under $100

    Best Dive Watch
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
      If you’re a scuba diver who likes data as much as avoiding the bends, then the electro-luminescent back lit Snorkeling Master Watch is the best dive watch for you. Just enter in  whether you’re exploring the abyss of a lake or ocean site and it will take care of the rest. It will automatically log stats up to 100 dives. With a range of -10 to 60 degrees Celsuius and zero to 100 meters down, it will even track your starting date and time, dive duration, lowest water temp and max depth reached. The best part is that if you are coming to the surface too fast (greater than six…
  • 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 Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller 4000 Mens Watch Current Price: $10,500.00 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!           Rolex Submariner Black Dial Ceramic Bezel Steel Mens Watch 116610LN List Price: $8,550.00 Current Price: $7,945.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Submariner Men's Watch 116610LV List Price: $10,875.00 Current Price: $8,795.00 Price Disclaimer   Men's Submariner Automatic Blue Dial Oyster 18k Solid Gold List Price: $31,300.00 Current Price: $27,895.00…
  • 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 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…
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  • Finding Nemo in Raja Ampat

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Read on the webThe clownfish (anemonefish) always lives within the tentacles of sea anemone. The sea anemone produces a toxin that protects the clownfish from their predators. A recent study in 2013 has reported that the clownfish’ wiggle dance actually helping their sea anemone host to breath and help the anemone to aerate themselves, which means the clownfish and anemone needs each other to survive living in the ocean. Personally I enjoy watching the clownfish’ wiggle dance next to their beautiful anemone host. However I do realize that they get uncomfortable easily by a bubble maker…
  • 3 Reasons Why Facebook can be your marketing enemy

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    Read on the webThe Scuba Industry, like many industries has become extremely dependent on facebook as a marketing platform & tool. I have been carefully observing this phenomena and have some information to share, which I think would be useful to any dive shop, liveaboard, photographer or anyone promoting their brand. My main focus however will be on dive shops, centres & liveaboards. So firstly, I’d like to loosely define ‘Dive Shop’ as any business that sells/rents scuba equipment, provides dive certifications, dive trips or all of the above and is a physical location. Here are a…
  • Top 3 Night Dives in Central Maldives

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:59 am
    Read on the webThe Maldives is a fantastic destination with many different sides to the varied diving available in the Jewel of the Indian Ocean. One of these sides is fantastic night diving. Below I have listed 3 night dives that are truly staples in most liveaboard aka dive safaris itineraries, and if you have not yet been diving in the Maldives you are most likely going to visit one of these sites when you do. #1: Alimatha Alimatha is a Dive Site located that in Vaavu Atoll that houses a popular resort in the Maldives. The dive site itself is sometimes referred to as 'The Jetty' -…
  • Dive Sites in Curacao

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Read on the webMushroom Forest is a popular Curaçao dive site that got its name thanks to its many mushroom-shaped coral formations. The coral heads make a great hiding place for marine life like moray eels, and also attract lots of schooling fish like the Creole wrasse, and blue and brown chromis. Sea turtles frequent the reef here as well, and can often been seen cruising over the coral and sponges. Sport Diver Magazine named the Superior Producer one of the best wreck dives in the Caribbean. The ship sunk in 1977 and now lies 30 meters deep on a sandy bottom, making it a dive for…
  • Diving in Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Read on the webBonaire is one of the Dutch islands that fall under the jurisdiction of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. The smaller uninhibited island of Klein Bonaire, off the west coast, is included in the special municipality. It is often referred to as part of the ABC islands (with Aruba and Curaçao) in the Leeward Antilles. The island is located at the very southernmost point of the island chain of the Lesser Antilles, only 50 miles north of Venezuela. Dutch, Papiamento, English, and Spanish are widely spoken. Because of the islands position so far south, it is out of the…
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