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  • SeaLife Unveils New Sea Dragon Light Series

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Line features versatile Sea Dragon 2100 Dual Beam
  • GOLDEN MIC winner: Visiting Palm Island and the Tobago Cays

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    World Footprints
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    WINNER of the GOLDEN MIC from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.   On today’s World Footprints we’re traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates from the beautiful Palm Island at the Palm Island Resort.  Palm Island is a private tropical paradise comprising only 135 acres in size.  You’ll meet Chris Ghita, a transplant from Grenada, who has found his place as General Manager of this remarkable resort.  He’ll entice you to escape the hassles of the world with a visit to this tiny paradise.
  • ScubaRadio 4-11-15 HOUR1

    Scuba Radio
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster talk cave diving with Pete from ScubaBoard. Plus Phil Narcosis shares his latest drift diving adventure. Looking for HOUR2?
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    Lyn Coombs
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:21 pm
  • Intentional Breathing

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    8 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Breathing is something we do automatically – even newborn babies do this without being taught – and we do it so many times – about 29,000 breaths a day – that we often take it for granted. The fact is, we do NOT have to think about breathing most of the time. However, there are instances where the act of breathing had to be intentional, and this is where I learnt something valuable I’d like to share with you. In the past month I have experienced two instances where Intentional Breathing was required; Scuba Diving and Bikram Yoga. Last month I went scuba diving…
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  • GOLDEN MIC winner: Visiting Palm Island and the Tobago Cays

    World Footprints
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    WINNER of the GOLDEN MIC from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.   On today’s World Footprints we’re traveling through the southern Grenadines and will share the beauty and magic of this special part of the world. Our show originates from the beautiful Palm Island at the Palm Island Resort.  Palm Island is a private tropical paradise comprising only 135 acres in size.  You’ll meet Chris Ghita, a transplant from Grenada, who has found his place as General Manager of this remarkable resort.  He’ll entice you to escape the hassles of the world with a visit to this tiny paradise.
  • South Florida's Rising Seas - Documentary

    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Discussion about the rising sea levels in South Florida with Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DocMiami Film Festival Juliet Pinto, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. She has developed classes in environmental journalism and communication, and has taken students to the Galapagos to report on issues pertaining to resource use and management there, as well as scuba dived down 62 feet to watch NASA astronauts train at the underwater Aquarius Reef Base…
  • Cara Brookins: Author of Little Boy Blu

    Rated G Radio
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Best selling author Cara Brookins returns to Rated G Radio tonight to talk about her latest hit "Little Boy Blu" while also catching us up on what her talented family has been up to since our last visit. You'll he hearing about Cara's touring schedule while maintaining a full time career, as well as creating a new busniess start up focusing on social media management. Call 323 657-1493 to ask a question! Check out and BUY all of Cara's books on Amazon by clicking her author page here! About Cara:  "I'm the girl with a book in her hand. If I'm not writing one, I'm reading or plotting one. I…
  • Jeni Tyrell A Professional Puffer Keeper Will Speak!

    Euphoric Network
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Jeni Tyrell, known the world over as Pufferpunk will be guesting on Aquatics Euphoria March 7th at 3 pm EST. She will be discussing freshwater, brackish water and saltwater puffers. I really hope I can do her justice in my interview of this great puffer keeper and writer of numerous articles on puffers. She is an awesome person and well known in all puffer communities. Come listen to her interview you will be better off for it. Jeni will give a bio on herself at the beginning of the interview. Jeni Tyrell? gives her Bio: I own a pufferfish website and I have served on the Crew of WetWebMedia,…
  • NCDL Podcast: 2.26.15 - Off-Season Moves

    The NorCal Dynasty League Podcast
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Zach and Chase, and possibly Scuba and Tony, are back to talk about NorCal. Hilarity ensues.
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    Scuba Radio

  • ScubaRadio 4-11-15 HOUR1

    11 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster talk cave diving with Pete from ScubaBoard. Plus Phil Narcosis shares his latest drift diving adventure. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 4-11-15 HOUR2

    11 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Greg checks in with Jerry Beaty from Dive Training Magazine. Plus how to make your diving adventures and gear a tax write off! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 4-4-15 HOUR1

    4 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    This week the Greg The Divemaster continues ScubaRadio’s 18 year anniversary celebration. Plus why Greg thinks Sharknado 3 may actually be good for the diving industry. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 4-4-15 HOUR2

    4 Apr 2015 | 6:13 pm
    This hour the ScubaRadio crew reflect on some of their favorite memories of doing the show for 18 years! Plus ScubaRadio’s Drunken Santa stops by wearing an Easter Bunny suit. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 3-28-15 HOUR1

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Jerry the Diver Guy with Mermaid Cierra and Tiffany at BTS 2015! This week Greg The Divemaster and friends celebrate ScubaRadio’s 18th year on the air with a broadcast from the Beneath the Sea show in New Jersey! Looking for HOUR2?
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    Dive Magazine

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    Lyn Coombs
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:21 pm
  • Astrolabe reef after the MV RENA

    Lyn Coombs
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:02 pm
    The Rena slammed into the reef on the 5th October 2011. That’s over three and a half years ago! During that time, there has been a lot of human activity on the wreck site. The removal of sections of the ship and its cargo has been a huge job. One activity that has not been […]
  • Learning to Spearfish Niue

    Lyn Coombs
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:41 pm
    By Clarke Gayford No one in Niue could recall anyone trying to spearfish in January, but here I was on holiday, and I simply couldn’t resist. Niue’s a strange anomaly of sorts, being a single coral atoll literally all-alone inside an ocean triangle created by the corners of Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands. Off-peak […]
  • A Rare Treasure

    Lyn Coombs
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    By Walt Stearns Wakatobi Dive Resort offers an unforgettable blend of pristine reefs, plentiful sea life and luxurious accommodations It was easy to see how the dive site known as Blade earned its name. A parallel line of narrow seamounts rose from the depths, connected by an even thinner ridge that gave the formation the […]
  • SS Ventnor – New Zealand’s deepest dived shipwreck

    Lyn Coombs
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:11 pm
    By Keith Gordon & Dave Moran As the last incantations of the Maori karakia carried across the ocean swell the ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) was launched into the depths. It was an occasion that demanded this cultural respect, to honour the ghosts of those whose remains were thought to reside in the shipwreck below. Down […]
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  • Intentional Breathing

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Breathing is something we do automatically – even newborn babies do this without being taught – and we do it so many times – about 29,000 breaths a day – that we often take it for granted. The fact is, we do NOT have to think about breathing most of the time. However, there are instances where the act of breathing had to be intentional, and this is where I learnt something valuable I’d like to share with you. In the past month I have experienced two instances where Intentional Breathing was required; Scuba Diving and Bikram Yoga. Last month I went scuba diving…
  • Scuba Diving off of West Palm with OCC and Venture Crew 750

    8 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
    We met this #goliathgrouper on Shark Canyon Reef while #scubadiving with Abernathy Scuba Adventures. Jim Abernathy guided us to this beauty and then she followed us for the whole #driftdive.
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis -

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:17 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…
  • Review of Kerikite Exotic Island Dive Resort

    8 Apr 2015 | 7:05 am
    Currently in soft opening, this new dive resort managed by the Exotic dive centre (of Malapascua fame) started welcoming guests last October. Last week, as part of a ten-day trip, I was lucky enough to be among the first few groups of divers to experience this charming resort and its interesting diving. In this post I’d like to provide a short review of the resort. In a second post tomorrow, I will give a write up of Kerikite’s dive sites with underwater pictures. Kerikite Island Kerikite is a tiny island to the west of the Philippine province of Samar, among a small group of…
  • Cairnes Recap: Great Barrier Reef

    8 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    On Saturday, our group woke up at 7 AM and headed out for a day of scuba diving and snorkeling on th
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  • PADI very distinctive specialties

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Padi lists some of the following specialities on their website: I am interesting in finding the appropriate dive shop whereever it is to see if its worth trying for some of these additional certifications. Anyway, when I search myself online I can’t get a good hit finding the dive shop. Does anyone know where each or any of those distinctive specialites are located (web address) and post them? Thanks for any information you can provide. Ralph
  • Is it ok to pee in the ocean?

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:06 am
    Urine is 95 percent water with sodium and chloride ions. But urine contains something the ocean does not; urea. Urea is a water-soluble organic compound that helps the body rid itself of nitrogen. When urine and ocean water combine, the nitrogen in urea produces ammonium and acts as food for the ocean’s plant life. So go for it, you’re helping to save the ocean!
  • Quote from Wesley C. Skiles on Extreme Cave Diving

    4 Apr 2015 | 7:26 pm
    I watched a show on Nova today called Extreme Cave Diving. Wes Skiles was the underwater videographer. I really liked what he said towards the end of the show: "You know I’m not sure how to go on in life if I wasn’t able to go to my church underwater. We go down in these places and we’re cleansed. When we come up from a dive...the pressure, the challenges, the difficulties, the conflicts...they’re gone. We come up from a dive and it is like, you’re reborn."
  • Tiran Island sharm elsheikh

    3 Apr 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Our Boats Daily going to Tiran Island - in entrance of Aqaba Gulf. Escape for a day of relaxation around the protected white sandy Tiran Island Excursion on a boat trip for Snorkeling Enjoy sun bathing on the sun deck, snorkeling at the three different spots on the reef and swim with a variety of different colored fishes, on a fantastic day of fun and sun. Highlights : Spend a day in luxury in the Egyptian sun Sunbathe, swim and snorkel in the beautiful Tiran island & aqaba golf Dive sites Relax around the white sandy Tiran Island Experience the splendor of crystal blue water, lagoons and…
  • Introducing iAir - Scuba Tank Air Fills from Home

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Are you tired of taking your scuba tanks to your local dive shop for air fills? Introducing iAir by Using our patented, plug and play, USB air pressure can fill any size scuba tank from the convenience of your own home. There are only 3 steps required to fill your tanks: 1. Plug in the device to any USB port on your computer. 2. Connect the high pressure hose to your scuba tank (DIN and Yoke valves are supported). 3. Open a web browser and go to to pay for your air. The iAir device is free of charge! You only pay 10 cents per 100 PSI. For example, if…
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    Scuba Forum - Scuba Diving Forums and Discussion Board

  • Assorted Dive Fins

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Learn More about the Assorted Dive Fins Scubapro Twin Jet Fins Zoom Fins Zoom Z3 Fins Apollo Bio Fins Aeris Mako Fins Aeris Accel Fins Tusa Solla Fins Apollo Full Foot Fins Tusa Imprex Triex Fins Aeris Velocity Duo Fins ... More...
  • Demo Oceanic OCi Air Integrated Dive Computer

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Learn More about the Demo Oceanic OCi Air Integrated Dive Computer The Oceanic Oci Dive Computer is an advanced all in one dive computer featuring Oceanic's exclusive Dual Algorithm, wireless air integration, digital compass and so much more all in a strong light weight housing! The Oceanic Oci Dive Computer is for the diver that wants it all. We mean that literally. The Oceanic Oci Dive Computer represents the next step forward in recreational wireless air-integrated dive computers from Oceanic. They have combined the technology of t... More...
  • Demo Light And Motion Sola NightSea

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Learn More about the Demo Light And Motion Sola NightSea The Light And Motion Sola NightSea is the most powerful fluorescent exciter on the market, and first light to include a phosphor filter to convert blue light to white for navigation.The Light And Motion Sola NightSea has a spot and flood beam allowing powerful macro as well as wide angle flood. The Light And Motion Sola NightSea is powerful, versatile and a vital tool for fluorescent imaging. The Light And Motion Sola NightSea has a factory sealed body so yo... More...
  • Assorted Hollis Demo Wings

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Learn More about the Assorted Hollis Demo Wings Hollis C60 LX Wing Hollis S38 LX Wing Hollis C45 Lx Wing Hollis S60 Donut Wing Hollis S45 Wing ... More...
  • Assorted New Thermal Drysuit Undergarment

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Learn More about the Assorted New Thermal Drysuit Undergarment Whites MK2 Undergarment Whites MK1 Undergarment Whites MK3 Undergarment Whites MKO Undergarment Whites MK2 Jacket Mares Comfort Shell Undergarment Mares Comfort Soft undergarment USIA Exotherm Undergarment Pinnacle Undergarment ... More...
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    Shark Diver : Shark Diving : Swimming With Sharks

  • How every diver can help with shark conservation.

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    I have to share DaSharks latest blog. It is actually a guest blogby Ian Campbell that talks about protecting sharks and how you can help. Shark research, management & conservation intelligentsia meeting in Townsville, see below Introduction by DaSharks: Are you intrigued? :)Here goes.Ian Campbell is currently working for WWF’s Global Shark and Ray Initiative running the sustainable management component. He is also a Shark diver and a member of the SRMR management team.From NGOs to the public and private sector, Ian has over 20 years’ experience in fisheries policy, ecology…
  • Bull sharks in Fiji

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:25 am
    We are going to Fiji in May, to dive with the bull sharks in the Shark Reef Marine Reserve.DaShark has posted this video by Howard Hall, who has just been diving there last week. The Bulls of BAD from Howard Hall on Vimeo.Come join us and experience these sharks up close and personal. Call us at 855.987.4275 or 619.887.4275 email staff@sharkdiver.comLet's go shark diving.Martin GrafCEO Shark DiverAbout Shark Diver. As a global leader in commercial shark diving and conservation initiatives Shark Diver has spent the past decade engaged for sharks around the world. Our blog highlights all…
  • Working with Fishermen to Save Sharks

    16 Apr 2015 | 9:36 am
    The shark conservation and fishing communities are often at odds over protecting our sharks. Guy Harvey is making an effort to bring these two groups together. During the current Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament, he is teaming up with the participants to help tag oceanic white tip sharks.sourceCayman 27 writes: "Dozens of fishermen are getting in on the conservation act by helping to tag sharks. Conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey is teaming up with participants of the Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament, embarking on one of the largest shark tagging and research…
  • Shark sighting in Portugal

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Congratulations to the algarvedailynews!You managed to cover a shark sighting near shore without sensationalism, with a simple "Mystery shark spotted near Tavira" headline.In the article you go on to explaine exactly what happened.As the build up to the swimming season starts with beaches being prepared and concession soon to open, a reminder that 'we are not alone' when bathing was evident in the waters near Tavira.A shark at least two metres long was spotted by fishermen on the jetty close to the beaches at the entrance of the river Gilão.Photo Michael Correia - Correio da ManhãThe shark…
  • Jaws, lemon shark

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:32 pm
    About Shark Diver. As a global leader in commercial shark diving and conservation initiatives Shark Diver has spent the past decade engaged for sharks around the world. Our blog highlights all aspects of both of these dynamic and shifting worlds. You can reach us directly at
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    A Tribe Called K2 Buhl-oog!

  • Easter egg hunts in the pipeline on the weekend

    14 Apr 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Easter egg hunts planned on the weekend The expense of the course is $ 265 and includes an internet kit, classroom, share, checkout dives, scuba equipment and entry charge to Fantasy Lake. The one thing a diver must definitely provide is his or her own mask, fins and snorkel. These products can be bought from … Find out more on Richmond County Day-to-day Journal Finding Course in Nevada Expect you’ll help scrub out buckets, but in addition be prepared to shake fins with a dolphin. Plunge into the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay: If the dolphins appear somewhat tame for your…
  • Couple using the leap with Underwater wedding ceremony at extended Beach's Aquarium …

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Couple Taking the dive with Underwater wedding ceremony at Long Beach's Aquarium … Cindy Shaw, left, and Patrick Smith will enter wedlock underwater within Aquarium regarding the Pacific on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Patrick Smith. Patrick Smith on Saturday can not only get a female whom he considers a "trophy spouse," but, he stated, he'll … Find out more on Extended Beach Article Indy Movie Talk: A double-dip of Jean-Michel Cousteau Cousteau: once I had been a child, a long time before the scuba equipment is made, I had a mask. And I was snorkeling, virtually…
  • Lastest Scuba Tanks Information

    10 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Huge seafood, big bucks: the business situation for conservation in Australian Continent's marine … We pounded into the swell for the next around 30 minutes ahead of the skipper, Robbie Loos, slowed down their vessel and wheeled across the north end regarding the area. He had been interested in a area to produce his complement of five scuba divers and three snorkellers. Read more on The Guardian Managing the lionfish population one dish at a time “We believe it started with individuals draining away their particular fish tanks out into the water,” stated Marine Biologist and…
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    Aquaviews - SCUBA Blog

  • Meet New Zealand’s New Octopus Photographer

    Creedence Gerlach
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you never thought you’d see the the phrase “octopus photographer” mentioned in anything besides science fiction, today is your lucky day. Through a brilliant marketing campaign for Sony, 100 lucky visitors to Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Life Aquarium in New Zealand were not only be able to observe the world’s first octopus to be trained to use a camera (dubbed “octographer” by media outlets), but also had the opportunity to take home a portrait snapped by the octopus during their visit! The female octopus, named Rambo, was trained to operate Sony’s…
  • Behind the Skeleton: The Sand Dollar

    Creedence Gerlach
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Although they’re easy enough to find at virtually any seaside gift shop, avid seashell collectors will be the first to tell you that finding an intact sand dollar on the beach is no easy task, making the discovery of one something of a small victory. But these cherished finds are much more than just pretty trinkets when they’re living — let’s take a look at the interesting makeup of the sand dollar. Sand dollars are a flattened, burrowing species of sea urchin, closely related to other common marine creatures like starfish and sea cucumbers in a phylum called…
  • The Outstanding Underwater Beauty of Madagascar

    Creedence Gerlach
    4 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    While the Maldives and the Red Sea are often touted as Africa’s best dive destinations, you’d be missing out on a whole underwater world of wonder if you let Madagascar pass you by. Located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of the African continent, this island republic boasts a wealth of flourishing coral reefs and marine life, some of which can be found nowhere else in the world. Large schools of fish are a prominent feature here, and June through September brings roughly ten percent of the world’s humpback whale population to Madagascar to breed, at the end…
  • Spring Has Sprung with April’s New Leisure Pro Raffles!

    Creedence Gerlach
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Although some parts of the country are lagging a bit behind, spring has officially sprung, and we hope you’re as excited to win one of April’s new Leisure Pro raffle prizes as we are to give them! In-Store Raffle at Leisure Pro’s Showroom Manhattan, New York Watershot Underwater Housing for iPhone 5/5S or Samsung Galaxy S4 Have you ever had a day at the beach or snorkeling on a shallow reef where you wished you could just pop your camera phone beneath the surface to catch a few shots of what’s going on in the underwater world? With Watershot’s Underwater Housings…
  • A Look Inside Florida’s Aquarius Reef Base

    Creedence Gerlach
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    Data about the marine world is collected in a variety of ways, from SCUBA diving to manned and unmanned submarine exploration, but most carry significant physical or technical limitations that result in an incomplete picture of the marine regions or populations being studied. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some way for researchers to be able to remain in the field longer to gather as much information as possible without risking their health or lives? Enter Aquarius Reef Base, located just over five miles off the coast of Key Largo in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Here,…
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    Scuba Diver Life

  • Legends of Scuba: Hans and Lotte Hass

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Photo: Hans-Hass-Archive HIST When discussing scuba legends, it’s hard not to mention Hans and Lotte Hass, a husband and wife team who were instrumental in bringing scuba to the attention of the wider public. Hans Hass was born in Vienna, Austria, and was originally on the path to a more traditional vocation. In 1938, however, he met Guy Gilpatric, and American adventurer and novelist, who had taken up spearfishing, a growing sport at the time. Gilpatric ignited in Hass a strong interest in the ocean, which led him to work on the development of one of the first rebreathers, along with the…
  • Diving Zanzibar

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Zanzibar, an island some 20 miles off the coast of Tanzania, is about twice the size of California, and has close relations to, but is a semi-autonomous part of, the Republic of Tanzania. Situated a few degrees south of the equator and comfortably in the Indian Ocean, the world’s warmest, it boasts both warm weather and water year-round — not to mention some pretty good scuba diving. On a recent trip around Kenya and Tanzania, I spent some time in Zanzibar, and elected to forego the more popular northwestern shoreline for the other side of the island. The northern part of the island has a…
  • Things You Don’t Want to Hear on a Dive Boat

    Shelley Collett
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    Things You Don't Want to Hear on a Dive Boat By Scuba Diver Life Whether they're the result of ignorance or bravado, there are some things that just make you cringe on a dive boat. Anyone have a backup computer I can borrow? Mine keeps flashing 'Deco Violation'? "When we get down there, can you show me which coral is the best to take home with me?" "These fins aren't marked left or right…" "Which of these do I breathe with?" "Where can I throw up?" "I caught this turtle, do you have something to put it in?" I'm…
  • Scuba Cartoon – You Have to Dive Here?

    Nadia Aly
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t forget to share with your diver friends! The post Scuba Cartoon – You Have to Dive Here? appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
  • Kona’s Extraordinary Black-Water Night Dives

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hawaii’s Kona Coast attracts divers in droves, which is no surprise considering the area’s iconic crystalline waters and the incredible bounty of local marine species. It’s perhaps most famous for its manta and dolphin encounters, but there’s another reason to make the journey to Hawaii’s Big Island. Just a short distance from shore, the seafloor drops away so dramatically that a ½-mile in depth is gained for every mile traveled offshore. Such vertiginous depths so close to land make for a unique diving opportunity, known as black-water night diving, whereby those brave enough can…
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    a new life in the sea

  • Waves from Atlantis

    6 Apr 2015 | 5:19 am
    For unknown reasons, waves from the Atlantis story have been crashing on my desk the last few days. First, a colleague forwarded me an excerpt from Mark Adams recent book 'Meet me in Atlantis' describing an interview with Greek geophysicist and Atlantean expert Stavros Papamarinopoulos which shed light on a few rather matter of fact considerations about the existence of the lost city from interpretations of Plato's account.Second was an accidental stumble upon a Nat Geo Channel piece called 'The Truth Behind: Atlantis' which presented the topic for public and popular consumption through a…
  • global warming - at least in Antarctica

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 pm
    I never thought I would read this headline...63 degrees in Antarctica.Meanwhile here in Rhode Island I woke up to the twenties...still (ugghh). Despite all the griping and groaning about 'global warming' which has been hard to swallow given the winter we've had here in New England, it is certainly fair to say that 'climate change' is real.As I recall from my brief foray to Antarctica, temps were below zero - certainly far from the 60's. In fact, it may have hit -60 one night. So, what the heck is going on?Well, this is just the beginning. Planet Earth's scales have tipped in the past, and we…
  • Living Small

    14 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    Flipping through Netflix for a Saturday night distraction we came upon the movie 'Tiny: a story about living small'. The film chronicles the journey of building a 'tiny house' of not much more than 100 square feet as a permanent residence. I've been aware of this tiny house movement over the past several years, so it was interesting to learn a bit about the motives of those engaged in this lifestyle.Among the commonalities between tiny house dwellers was an outwardly vocal position on our state of excess, which frankly doesn't make much sense in terms of quality of life, and perhaps even…
  • Exploring the Titanic of the Ancient World | History | Smithsonian

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Thank you Smithsonian Magazine for highlighting our #exosuitproject at #Antikythera last fall. History itself marks the repeat cycle of time, and it is the cycle of time, perhaps, that has kept our focus on and at #Antikythera.Much more work to be done, and secrets will be unveiled... read the article.Donate today using Google 'One Today' program to help us redefine the human element and develop new content. Donate $1 today!Because you gotta look good in the field, shop our store for OO apparel!Related articlesThe Evolution of Learning TechnologiesCool, Yet Creepy, Mind-Control and…
  • the best of both worlds

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Gotta love it - the plan to dive the methane seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon - in 2040 nonetheless. That's right around the corner in space exploration years!Despite being in a bit of a science funding slump in recent years, it seems sights are being set on some very bold horizons; manned missions to Mars, and now possibly a dive on Titan.This is all fantastic, and will do much to spur the imaginations of future explorers,  but (the big BUT) what does this say about our ambitions here at home? I am continually perplexed that we have not yet focused ambitions in exploration here on…
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  • North Pole Freediving Challenge 2015

    Francesca Koe
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Earlier this week Konstantin Novikov of Russia set a new world record for a depth dive under the ice. On April 13th at the geographic North Pole of earth (exact coordinates of the dive: 89′ 59.556′) Konstantin Novikov made a dive under constant weight to 65 meters on breath-hold. Novikov’s  CWT dive took  two minutes and […]
  • Vivid-Pix Launches Photo Contest To Raise Money For Reef Restoration

    John Liang
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Vivid-Pix has launched a photo contest to raise money for restoring a reef in Grand Cayman. If you buy Vivid-Pix‘s software by April 30, the company will donate 10 percent of the purchase price to the Cayman Magic Reef Recovery project. If you already own the software, submit a photo and the company will donate […]
  • Third Edition Of ‘Antarctic Dive Guide’ Published

    John Liang
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Are you a drysuit junkie? Ever dreamt of testing your diving limits in one of the most inhospitable areas on earth? If you’ve got the wherewithal to get there, Antarctica probably can’t be beat, and Princeton University Press’s WILDGuides just published the third edition of the “Antarctic Dive Guide.” Written by Lisa Eareckson Kelley and […]
  • RAID Releases New Instructor Manuals, Deep 40 Course

    John Liang
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    RAID International recently released new instructor manuals as well as a new Deep Diver course. The company issued new Instructor Development Program (IDP) and Instructor Trainer Program (ITP) Manuals for those interested in teaching recreational scuba diving, rebreather diving, technical diving or freediving. RAID International Training Director Paul Toomer said the new instructor manuals are […]
  • Your Vote Can Help Build The World’s Deepest Pool

    Stephan Whelan
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    The recent announcement that a new 50m Diving Pool and Science Facility, called Blue Abyss, is to built in Essex, UK in 2016 has brought significant interest in the press and social media to what will likely be the world’s deepest pool when it is completed. The brains behind the operation, John Vickers, has been […]
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  • Get Your Free Octo! Offer Now On!

    Mark E Newman
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Free R195 Octo Save almost £100 by claiming your free R195 with a range of Scubapro primary regulators from Simply Scuba until the end of April 2015.  The R195 Octo has a Suggested Retail Price of £128 and is the perfect addition to any Scubapro regulator set. The R195 is Scubapro’s top alternate airsource with a bright front-cover and simple purge button with an adjustable venturi pre-dive lever that will interrupt any freeflows.  The purge button features a storage mode which will save the seal from bedding in during storage with a small turn.  The reversable design can have the…
  • Algorithms And The Modern Diver

    Mark E Newman
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Everybody is taught basic dive tables when they learn to dive and, hopefully, the theory behind them and what they mean.  Your first experience with decompression theory will have been with something like the PADI RDP or BSAC ’88 tables which all started with Haldane’s decompression model for Royal Navy divers.  These tables calculated how much Nitrogen (N) is absorbed into your system due to the increase in pressure and the release of N using various tissue compartments with different half-times. Static Tables can be quite rigid when it comes to multi-level dives and you have…
  • Adventure in Chepstow and Vobster Quay

    Mark E Newman
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    Two of my best friends, diving buddies and founders of Dive U.K. Danny and Sam invited me to go diving with them in February to explore some UK dive sites.  I’ve done plenty of UK diving but I’m always excited to explore new dive sites that I’ve never been before and Dive U.K. are doing some reconnaissance for an online encyclopedia of UK inland dive sites to raise awareness of places to visit. The adventure started with the usual last minute teething issues; the van we were supposed to drive down in decided to break down the day before hand so we had to hire a van and due…
  • The Simply Scuba App!

    Robyn Caldwell
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    There’s now even more ways to shop Simply Scuba as we have a brand new app available for you to download! Whether you’re an iPhone user or an Android user, there is an app available for your tablet or smartphone. It’s the perfect way to shop for the latest scuba gear on the go! You can find our full range of stock to browse and buy easily and quickly at the touch of a button. You can also watch our product videos and view high resolution product images in the app, making sure you know exactly the product you’re buying without having to be redirected to external apps!
  • Simply Scuba LIVE – March

    Robyn Caldwell
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Once again Simply Scuba LIVE will be hitting your screens on Thursday 19th March! This new feature for 2015 is going from strength to strength so join us again this month for more news, reviews, updates and live chat! If you haven’t already joined us for January and February’s editions then here’s the key information you need to know. Once a month we broadcast LIVE from Simply Scuba HQ via our YouTube channel. You can chat with us as you watch using the comments section on the video stream, and get your questions answered directly from our in-house scuba specialist. We will…
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  • Manta Rays, The Gentle Giants

    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webWhat Are They? Manta rays are cartilaginous elasmobranch fishes closely related to all sharks. Currently, two species of manta rays are recognized: reef manta rays (Manta alfredi) and giant manta rays (Manta birostris). They differ from one another in a variety of ways, including dorsal and ventral coloration, texture of skin and morphology of denticles, number of teeth, and presence of a spine/stinger. Differences can be found also in behavior, size at maturity, size of the external sexual organs and shape of their bodies. These animals are amongst the largest fish. Wing spans…
  • Sunken Ships, Planes and magical caves - diving around Vis

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webEvery fun loving individual knows too well that no vacation can be complete without at least one water activity. Whether it is sailing, swimming, diving or just enjoying your time at the shores of the sea, they make your vacation more worthwhile. Vis Island, Croatia Even better if it is done in the vast waters where diving and sailing is just unforgettable. Croatia's Vis Island is the place of choice for any hydrophic's ideal vacation. Apart from the fact that it is located in Croatia, best known as the sailor's and diver's island, it is the most protruding…
  • My First Dry Suit Dive - Silfra, Iceland

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webSilfra, Iceland I like warm water, diving off boats, good weather, calm seas, and sunshine.  Who doesn’t?  But when I heard about diving in between the North American and European continental plates, all bets were off.  Bring on the dry suit, the 39 degree water, and the wind and rain.  I could toughen up for a dive or two if needed, and learn how to dive in a dry suit. I had done my homework in my PADI dry suit book and watched the DVD when our tour van picked us up, early one chilly summer morning from our hotel in Reykjavik, and headed northeast out of town towards…
  • Palau: Photography in Paradise

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webFourteen underwater photographers joined on an expedition to the Rock Islands of Palau in late November of 2013. After a long flight, they joined onboard the Palau Aggressor liveaboard on an extended, 10 day cruise. With the weather wet and warm, the comforts of the ship were welcomed. Spacious cabins, sun deck, a large camera table, salon and dinning areas let the large group spread out comfortably. Diving was from a skiff, with all dive gear left aboard. It was lifted from the water after each dive, so divers just had to step onboard, cameras were loaded onto the skiff's…
  • Making Your Own Entry Level Underwater Video

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webMost of the times, the best way to share stories about your recent diving trip to your friends and family is to show pictures or videos. And yes, when you are about to share them, you just want to show them the best pictures you got. There is nothing wrong with that, but sometimes, you just feel as bad that there is so much more to tell from your recent trip. Personally, I am a holiday diver with little time to spend in a year, so I bought a pocket camera with HD video mode. Soon I began to to grow on taking videos rather than taking pictures and starting to learn how to…
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