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  • Nauticam Releases the FIX Neo Mini 500 FS Focus Light

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    23 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Nauticam’s announces the new baby in their FIX Neo range—the Neo Mini 500 FS focus light.
  • Tom North

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    Journey On
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tom North is a writer, poet, and adventurer. As the 11th of the 20 Beardsley children made famous in the film ?Yours, Mine and Ours?, Tom had firsthand experience of what it was really like to grow up in the famous family in Carmel, California. Having spent his formative years in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Tom was always guided to seek solace and sanity in nature and later, Eastern Meditation. He is a successful financial advisor, writer, poet, and motivational speaker. Tom has written extensively about scuba diving, jade hunting in the wilds of Big Sur, and spiritual topics as…
  • ScubaRadio 7-19-14 HOUR1

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    19 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster puts the award winning ScubaRadio production crew to work to bring a little excitment to a listener voicemail. Plus thoughts on a diver who goes missing on a shark dive in the Bahamas. Looking for HOUR2?
  • Making Waves about Sea Ice

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    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    NIWA scientists made a breakthrough in understanding one of the key processes driving changes in sea ice.
  • Diving in Mykonos

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    sofistidbits
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    So other than relaxing, eating and drinking Mykonos actually has a lot of water sports companies on
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  • Nauticam Releases the FIX Neo Mini 500 FS Focus Light

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Nauticam’s announces the new baby in their FIX Neo range—the Neo Mini 500 FS focus light.
  • Shipping Lanes Intersect Whale Populations in California

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Data from a new study shows that commercial shipping lanes intersect blue whale “hot spots" off the coast of California, resulting in whale casualties and possibly contributing to their slow population growth since protections were set in p...
  • “Eyes in the Sky” Deployed Around Belize Reefs

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In a high-tech plan to enforce marine protection laws in Belize, the Belize Fisheries Department has begun a monitoring program using “conservation drones.”
  • Shooting for Sharks

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Conservation Photographer Paul Hilton shares some shocking images of the shark fin trade.
  • Offshore Wind Farms Attract Harbor Seals

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    According to data gathered from GPS tags, a number of tagged harbor seals have been visiting offshore wind turbines in order to feed on prey that live on and around the man-made structures. According to the research team conducting the study, this...
 
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  • Tom North

    Journey On
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Tom North is a writer, poet, and adventurer. As the 11th of the 20 Beardsley children made famous in the film ?Yours, Mine and Ours?, Tom had firsthand experience of what it was really like to grow up in the famous family in Carmel, California. Having spent his formative years in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, Tom was always guided to seek solace and sanity in nature and later, Eastern Meditation. He is a successful financial advisor, writer, poet, and motivational speaker. Tom has written extensively about scuba diving, jade hunting in the wilds of Big Sur, and spiritual topics as…
  • Night Magick with Part Two Tom North and LIVE READINGS

    Night Magick
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Join us for a continuation of last week's discussion of transcendental meditation with Tom North. In the second half of our broadcast we will be giving live reading. Call in to Night Magick at 347-838-8981. Join us tonight to Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nightmagick 9E/8C/6P pm This show is brought to you by lawofattractionsolutions.com Thomas R. North was born into a military family visited by tragedy when Tom was just six years old. His father was killed in the crash of an experimental jet aircraf. His mother, Helen North, moved from Washington state to California and married…
  • Night Magick with Tom North

    Night Magick
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This show is brought to you by http://lawofattractionsolutions.com/ Thomas R. North was born into a military family visited by tragedy when Tom was just six years old. His father was killed in the crash of an experimental jet aircraft, leaving Tom's mother with seven children and one on the way. His mother, Helen North, moved from Washington state to California and married another military officer, who turned out to be ultra-violent and a child molester. As the award-winning author of True North – The Shocking Truth about ?Yours, Mine and Ours?, Tom writes about his experience as the…
  • Jarid Manos discusses Restoration Not Incarceration and more....

    A Touch of Grace
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:30 pm
    (S5) KINGS Presents.... Literary Author, Green Leader, Vegan Athlete, Youth Worker, and Health Advocate, Jarid Manos. who'll discuss Restoration Not Incarceration, and his bok "Ghetto Plainsman" on A Touch of Grace; Saturday, 6/14/2014 @ (1:30PM, p.s.t./4:30PM, e.s.t.). To listen to the show click the link,or: ON DAY OF SHOW ONLY: Call in to speak with the host 347-215-7169. About Jarid: Jarid Manos is a featured guest speaker at universities, jails, churches (and other places of faith), organizations, events, conferences, businesses, chambers of commerce, and schools nationwide. A vegan…
  • Guest: Thomas R. North

    1000 Breaths
    13 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Jim and Jennifer welcome Thomas R. North to the show. Tom was born into a military family visited by tragedy when Tom was just six years old. His father was killed in the crash of an experimental jet aircraft, leaving Tom's mother with seven children and one on the way. His mother, Helen North, moved from Washington state to California and married another military officer, who turned out to be ultra-violent and a child molester. As the award-winning author of True North – The Shocking Truth about ?Yours, Mine and Ours?, Tom writes about his experience as the 11th of the 20 Beardsley…
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  • ScubaRadio 7-19-14 HOUR1

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    19 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster puts the award winning ScubaRadio production crew to work to bring a little excitment to a listener voicemail. Plus thoughts on a diver who goes missing on a shark dive in the Bahamas. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 7-19-14 HOUR2

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    19 Jul 2014 | 6:50 pm
    This hour ScubaRadio viewer mail and a discussion on whether diving is a form of exercise. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 7-12-14 HOUR1

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    12 Jul 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster returns to share what he did on his summer vacation. Plus real life stories that show why you should be diving with Spare Air. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 7-12-14 HOUR2

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    12 Jul 2014 | 6:39 pm
    This hour Greg shares a story of the DJ who got him started in radio and Jerry The Diver Guy checks in after diving the largest artificial reef in the world. Plus Simon Walsh calls in from Dominica and the 21st year of Divefest. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 6-28-14 HOUR1

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    28 Jun 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week The Scuba Cowboy reports on his visit to Bonne Terre Mine. Roz from the UK updates us on dive shows in the UK, Captain Cocktail prepares for Bugfest, and Drunken Santa abuses our new ScubaRadio website-voicemail feature. Looking for HOUR2?
 
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  • Making Waves about Sea Ice

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    NIWA scientists made a breakthrough in understanding one of the key processes driving changes in sea ice.
  • Crayfish Seized in Massive Sting

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    New Zealand’s 12-month Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) operation targeted recreational fishermen catching and selling rock lobster/crayfish.
  • Marine Sanctuary Opens to Drilling

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    New Zealand’s Green Party obtained documents under freedom of information legislation which the party says shows the government included 3000 square kilometres of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary in a tender for petroleum exploration permits.
  • Large Jellyfish Greet Divers

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Divers and boats in the Falmouth area  (England) are encountering more and more barrel jellyfish (Rhizostoma octopus, Rhizostoma pulmo). 
  • Northern-Hemisphere Fossil Discovered Living in New Zealand

    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    A marine animal thought extinct for four million years was found alive and well and living near Picton. Called Protulophila, this new ‘living fossil’ forms a network of tiny holes in the chalky tubes of marine worms called serpulids. 
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  • Diving in Mykonos

    sofistidbits
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    So other than relaxing, eating and drinking Mykonos actually has a lot of water sports companies on
  • Dive 258: Nudibrachs Galore!

    PT
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Dear Critters, Today’s dive felt just like old times as my best buddy LP and I headed for our old underwater stomping grounds, Blairgowrie Pier. At just 10 degrees Celcius (50F), the water was colder than last week, and a moderate current made photography a little difficult. Call me crazy, but that STILL doesn’t seem to me a good enough reason to stay on dry land :-P The cold water – and the fact that I don’t yet own a drysuit to keep me warmer! – means that our dives at this time of year are a bit shorter than usual (around 70 mins rather than 100 …).
  • Radio GAGA coming soon

    alejandrarodriguez90
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
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  • Ambon to revisit

    Nazir Amin
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Panorama – Ambon Bay Will revisit to Ambon again this coming 26 Nov until 1 Dec. Hopefully com
  • In The Beginning.

    Mark Jones
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Hello to those that have taken the time to read this blog page and those that have chosen to follow
 
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  • Buying a Used Scuba Tank or Cylinder (eBay, Craigslist, Garage Sale)

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    When buying a used scuba tank (aka: cylinder or bottle)...whether online from eBay or Craigslist, or from a Garage Sale or Swap Meet/Flea Market...be sure to consider the following: Does the air tank need a hydro? Check out the markings on the scuba tank to determine if the most recent hydrostatic pressure test date is within the last 5 years. You are taking a risk in buying a tank that needs hydro. Consider the cost of a hydro inspection ($25-$40) when negotiating the purchase price. Ask the seller for a written guarantee to refund your money, and possibly the cost of the inspection, if the…
  • Kayak Diving in South Florida

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    A kayak can help you reach dive sites as far as 2 miles offshore. They also are great exercise and expand the adventure of diving. Most dive sites in Broward County are within a 30 minute paddle of a kayak launch point. Necessary equipment includes the kayak (about $500), a paddle (about $45) and a coastguard-approved life vest (as cheap as $8). You will also need a dive flag mounted to the kayak ($10) and a lead line ($15 to $30) to pull the kayak along with you during your dive. Optional equipment includes a GPS to find sites (about $150) and a fish finder (about $125). Our kayaks are Ocean…
  • The True Cost of Scuba Diving

    30 Jun 2014 | 2:51 pm
    There are a lot of excuses for not becoming a diver. Number one on list is the time required to get certified. The second runner-up is that diving is expensive. These are common objections that I often run into. Cost seems to be the major sticking point, or is it? Diving is not cheap, but most adventure pursuits are not. In many places diving has taken on a status more in-line with "yachting" or "sky diving" than a something just about anyone participate in. Is this perception keeping potential divers away? Is diving REALLY that expensive? Like many things, it depends. There is the cost of…
  • My Mom (Eve) and Biggest DiveBuddy Fan - RIP

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:06 pm
    My Mom, Eve, passed away two weeks ago today (on June 13th, 2014). For several months she was battling pancreatic cancer. I felt it was important to share this news with my fellow dive buddies as many of you have interacted with my mom since we started this scuba community. My mom was my biggest DiveBuddy fan. She was always on the website. She replied to many of your forum topics. She commented on many of your photos. While she wasn’t a certified scuba diver, she was the best damn surface support in the world. She participated in saving turtles, she helped us with gear and travel…
  • California Diver Magazine publishes Hardcore Dive Team!

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:39 pm
    With our survey dives going on in Santa Monica Bay for Californiashipstoreefs.org it has put us on a new, very promising site in Redondo Beach area, near the Palawan wreck. A big Thanks goes to California’s #1 dive publication CaliforniaDiver.com for running the story! The ducks are getting lined up, acquired vessels, designated sink site has revealed all around A’s in analysis studies, to effect the beginnings of multiple ongoing artificial reef development. It’d be a good time to contact California Ships to Reefs and let them know you are interested in diving new artificial reefs in…
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  • tip rates

    Foo2
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    I'm leaving on Sunday for a cruise! I will be diving in Grand Cayman & Cozumel. It has been a while since I was in blue water. Can y'all give me an idea on current tip rates?
  • computer and compass wrist mount

    BUDMAN
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    saw this on another board so I thought I would try it. any negatives? Attached Images COMPUTER COMPASS.jpg (834.1 KB)
  • beaver lake conditions 7-19-14

    BUDMAN
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    made a quick run over to Beaver (2:22 from front door to dive site fastest time ever) on Saturday. vis was ok I guess about 15feet at 55-60ffw. lots of swimmers and divers kicking up the bottom. 59*F at depth several large stripers on the move and video of a nice largemouth to post if I ever get my editing software to work
  • River Dive - Big Creek by Sam A Baker State Park (Video)

    snagel
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AckU3YGNBJE Those of you in Mid America probably know of one of our favorite State Parks in SE Missouri Sam A. Baker. Great Park with an awesome creek near by Big Creek. We try and make it down once a year to do some scuba diving in the creek. A great change of pace...... Snagel
  • Best Dive Job 2014

    scubadiver888
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    The guys at Bali Blue are at it again. Contest starts August 1st... Best Dive Job 2014!
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  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    BNS
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)by B. N. SullivanThis week we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing  (by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969) with a photo of a Scyphozoan known as the Moon Jelly.  Jellies of the genus Aurelia are common in coastal waters worldwide, including the Arctic. In the photo you can see the four oral arms suspended from the body of the jelly, arranged around the critter's mouth.  Along the edge of the bell of the Moon Jelly are tiny hair-like tentacles -- not really visible in this photo.  Both the tentacles and the oral arms…
  • The Spiny Puffer's Message: You can't touch this!

    BNS
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Spiny Balloonfish (Diodon holocanthus)by B. N. SullivanYou can't touch this... and you definitely can't swallow it!That is the message that fishes in the Spiny Puffer family attempt to transmit to potential predators.  While other creatures defend themselves from predators by fleeing, or hiding, or with camouflage, members of this family (Diodontidae) inflate themselves.  In addition, evolution has armed these guys with another feature: rigid spines all over their bodies that are erected when the fish inflates. The Spiny Puffer's spines actually are like specialized scales. When the…
  • Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic

    BNS
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Blue Snowflake Coral (Sarcothelia edmonsoni), a Hawaiian endemic Octocoralby B. N. SullivanThe underwater landscape in Hawaii is not known for the presence of soft corals. There are hard, stony corals aplenty on Hawaiian reefs, but the sea plumes, colorful Nephtheid soft corals, and sea fans found on most other tropical reefs around the world are largely absent in Hawaii.The pretty blue Octocoral pictured above is one of relatively few soft coral species that live in Hawaiian waters.  Some soft corals in Hawaii are not seen by divers because they grow at depths beyond…
  • Fine perch for a sea turtle

    BNS
    28 Jun 2014 | 10:00 am
    Green Sea Turtle perched on the coral at Pulau Sipadan, Malaysiaby B. N. SullivanSea turtles have a knack for finding comfy resting places on the reef.  Earlier this year I posted a photo of a turtle who had plopped down on a bed of soft corals to take her rest.  Here we have another Green Sea Turtle, perched this time on a table coral that jutted out from a steep bank. We spotted this turtle at the outset of our dive, and as we passed by the same spot about an hour later on our way back to the boat, she was there again -- or still! -- surveying the scene.  She looked so comfy…
  • Sea Plumes in the Caribbean

    BNS
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:33 am
    A Caribbean Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp.)by B. N. SullivanIn earlier posts (such as this one about the Red Sea) I have noted that underwater scenery varies a lot from one region to the next.  Fauna characteristic of a given area can provide instantly recognizable clues to the location of a photo.  For the Caribbean and adjacent tropical waters, one of those clues is the presence of Sea Plumes like the one in the photo above.Sea Plumes can be found on patch reefs and along dropoffs throughout the Caribbean, as well as some areas of the south Florida coast, the Keys, and in the…
 
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  • Who is going to be at Guadalupe?

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Our Great White Shark season is starting in a couple of weeks. This is going to be my 14th year, visiting Guadalupe Island and believe it or not, I'm getting more excited to go back each year. I just can't wait to see who's back. Is "Shredder" going to show up again, after missing the last 2 years?"Shredder" my favorite shark.How about "Horizon"? As you can see from the picture below, he's not the most careful shark in the world. I wonder, if he's related to "Shredder", they seem to have some very similar personalities. His dorsal is missing a nice chunk and parts of his tail have been bitten…
  • Could the Manhattan Beach shark bite have been predicted?

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    The recent shark bite incident at Manhattan Beach Pier, made worldwide headlines. Just google "shark attack Manhattan Beach" and you get literally pages and pages of links with headlines screaming "Shark Attack".Weather.com used the picture below to catch their readers attention and wrote that A 7-foot-long great white shark attacked a swimmer off the California’s Manhattan Beach on Saturday, causing panic amongst crowds of people enjoying one of Southern California's most popular beaches on the 4th of July holiday weekend. sourceNow a headline and picture like that would scare any…
  • Illegal shark fishing causes injury to swimmer.

    5 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    A swimmer in Manhattan Beach, CA was bitten this morning by a juvenile great white shark! Predictably, the headlines are screaming "Shark Attack Injures Swimmer!" and "Swimmer Attacked by Shark!"Here is what actually happened. A man, fishing from the pier, caught a juvenile great white shark and was fighting it for 40 minutes. Trying to get away, the shark started biting at the line and in doing so, bit a swimmer. It is illegal to fish for great white sharks in California. Here is an excerpt from the California Fish and Game regulations."As defined in state law, “take” means “hunt,…
  • Shark Cull, last chance to submit your comments!

    5 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
                                         The submission period for public comments on the Western Australian shark cull is ending soon!Here is the link to the official submission form!shark diving, swimming with sharks, shark weekBefore submitting your comments, I recommend you listen to "DaShark" and read here. Also remember what we discussed here I hope we can make a difference this time and avoid having to see…
  • Breathhold diving at Tiger Beach

    3 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Shark DiverJust finished a trip to tiger beach in the Bahamas, where we encountered up to 6 tiger sharks at a time.Chris and Euse were freediving during our expedition and have written about their experience here.They have also taken this amazing picture. If you want to experience your own "real shark week" and come face to face with the incredible sharks at tiger beach, give us a call at 619.987.4275 or send us and email at staff@sharkdiver.comCheers,Martin GrafCEOShark DiverAbout Shark Diver. As a global leader in commercial shark diving and conservation initiatives Shark Diver has spent…
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  • 3 Sea Monster Legends That Turned out to Be True

    Creedence Gerlach
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Making a living at sea has never been the safest job, and many scholars theorize that legends of sea monsters were invented as ways to explain maritime deaths and injuries in an exciting and heroic way. Some, however, have turned out to be real: in this article, we’ll be showcasing the animals thought to be responsible for myths of ocean monsters…and wondering what else is still out there, waiting to be discovered. The Kraken via Wikipedia A massive, tentacled monster from Norse myth, scientists had long thought krakens to be biologically impossible. Imagine their shock when, in…
  • The Daily Reel: July 22, 2014

    Creedence Gerlach
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    One Fatality, One Rescue in Tragic Cave Diving Accident Strange Humming Monterey Bay Could Be Toadfish Mating Call Sea Lions Detected Using Offshore Wind Farms to Hunt   One Fatality, One Rescue in Tragic Cave Diving Accident Three divers who set out to explore an underwater cave system in the Catalonia region of Spain on Saturday returned with only two after they became trapped. One of the men was able to free himself and get help, but sadly, one of the men perished waiting for rescue and another was barely clinging to his life. When Spain’s Civil Guard divers discovered the two…
  • 3 Whale Species That Were Nearly Hunted to Extinction

    Creedence Gerlach
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Whales inhabit every ocean on earth. The only known enemy of any whale species, other than killer whales, is mankind. Whaling as a commercial industry began several hundred years ago, but it has only been in more modern times that hunting has caused a major impact on the population of many whale species. This is due to bigger and faster ships and enhanced hunting methods. Although commercial whale hunting is now banned worldwide, the extent to which some species were hunted caused devastating impacts to their populations, some nearly to the point of extinction. Blue Whale via npr.org The…
  • 3 Best Dive Sites of the Bahamas

    Creedence Gerlach
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:39 am
    Littered with 700 islands and more than 2,400 coral cays, the Bahamas gives access to bathwater warm temperatures, stunning historic wrecks, and world class diving of every type. Bahamas diving is popular because it has many shallow shipwrecks, which means less-experienced divers can enjoy what may otherwise be out of their depth. The James Bond shipwrecks in Nassau are one of the most popular places in the Bahamas for divers to explore, and the crystal clear waters guarantee maximum visibility. When diving these islands, many people choose to dive from a liveaboard because it allows them to…
  • The Ocean’s Armored Cars: Sea Urchins

    Creedence Gerlach
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Sea urchins are ocean dwellers from the Echinoidea class that are known for their spiny, spiky, and symmetrical appearance. These aquatic animals live in every ocean in the world, with the exception of the polar regions because they are ill-suited to live in the cold. The diversity level of urchins is fairly high, covering every shade of the color spectrum with interesting patterns. Some urchins are covered in spikes, while others are covered with hard plates. Snorkelers and divers often see these curious-looking creatures while exploring coral reefs, and urchins are considered culinary…
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  • Diving the Conestoga River

    Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The hills of Lancaster, Pennsylvania hold untold treasures for divers By Terry Papavasilis Among the rolling hills and lush green countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania lies a secret, hidden in the streams and rivers that nourish these productive farmlands. What do farmlands have to do with scuba diving? The answer lies with the generations who used these babbling brooks, streams and rivers as water for cooking, cleaning, drinking and sustaining life. Unfortunately, these same life-giving streams and rivers also became dumping grounds. But it turns out that one man’s trash really is another…
  • Please Don’t Feed The Fish: How To Overcome Seasickness

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Juanita Pienaar As a diver, you’ll generally spend more time on boats than you will exploring the underwater world. Feeding the fish, mal de mer, seasickness — call it what you like, but most divers will experience this very uncomfortable feeling at least once in their diving careers. Here are a few tips on how to stop seasickness from spoiling your fun. What is Seasickness? Seasickness is a form of motion sickness, experienced most often in choppy seas or on long passages like a cruise. A popular theory as to why we get seasick (or motion sick) is that the sensory inputs your brain is…
  • Just How Smart Is The Smart Console?

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
      How many times have you tried and failed to get your buddy’s attention underwater? Most of the time it’s just to point out something of interest that they missed, but sometimes an inability to signal your buddy could be a matter of life or death. Imagine the terror, for example, of finding yourself suddenly out of air and unable to get your buddy’s attention. Of course, if you are in shallow water you could perform a controlled emergency swimming ascent (CESA) to the surface, but an alternate air-source ascent is far safer in an out-of-air situation. It’s also only possible if…
  • Scuba Cartoon: Longer Dives

    Nadia Aly
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever grow a beard while underwater? This is the 43rd of our scuba cartoon series by Jerry King. Let us know what you think and submit your own if you have any! Don’t forget to share with your diver friends!
  • Top Dive Spots For Big Animal Encounters

    Shelley Collett
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many places in the world where divers can see specific large marine animals, but only a few locations offer the opportunity to see many different kinds of animals all at once. With that in mind, here’s our list of the top spots to see the big boys of the underwater world. Galapagos, Ecuador When we’re talking about places to see big animals — and lots of them — it’s hard to imagine a list that doesn’t include the Galapagos. Famous for its diverse marine life, the Galapagos never disappoints, no matter what time of year you visit. Hammerheads, whale sharks, mola molas,…
 
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  • big sharks in our backyard

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Last week we took a much needed family vacation to Cape Cod. Among the many day trips was a drive out to Chatham to walk the national seashore area adjacent to Chatham Light. In the distance - seals, and lots of them. No better chomping ground for big sharks that a colony of seals congregated along a skinny shoal. Unfortunately for we humans, the shark population along Cape Cod beaches has been seemingly on the rise over the last handful of years - or at least they are now going noticed. I've always thought that our knowledge of these populations is a function of time spent out there…
  • hitting the pavement with ocean education

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    While I've been out in the community a bit less than I usually am given a very demanding field schedule coupled with after work hours fatherhood, I figured it's never too early to start educating the little ones about the ocean - even from our very own backyard.So, as it seems, sidewalk chalk art is the medium of choice for at least 15 minutes of our short attention spans each day. The neighbors seem impressed with my creative side - I'll let you be the judge! What's important is that we don't lose sight of our very blue and far reaching horizons with blinders on from suburbia. It can be…
  • The Antikythera mechanism: Mk-II? | The Economist

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Antikythera mechanism: Mk-II? | The EconomistFor more from the author, visit oceanopportunity.com. Donate today to enable exploration and to keep related content coming!For more from the author, visit www.oceanopportunity.com.
  • extended range extensions

    12 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    While it seems like only yesterday, the pursuit of 'extended range diving' as it was then defined about two decades ago was very basically understood as the technique used to dive just a bit deeper than conventional recreational diving. It meant strapping on a set of double cylinders, pushing the limits of using air as the breathing medium, and perhaps incurring a few or several minutes of planned decompression.That marked the boom of 'technical diving' which brought with it lots of new equipment designs, philosophies, and techniques - all of which very quickly popularized 'technical diving',…
  • another 'S' word - streamlining

    4 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    There's something inherent in diving, and technical diving in particular, that draws us to a degree of obsession about equipment. Even those who prefer the more organic aquatic intervention of freediving, particular attention is always paid to the best fitting suits, masks, and so on. In the end, we all rely on at least the most basic of tools to improve our undersea experience, and have our fair share of preferences.Within various diving modes, there are certainly standards of practice for the basic equipment configuration convention, however it still comes down to the tweaks,…
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  • Third Edition Of ‘Best Dive Job’ Contest To Launch Soon

    John Liang
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The third edition of “The Best Dive Job In The World” contest will launch in the coming days, according to contest organizer and Indonesia-based dive outfit Blue Season Bali. The lucky winner will get to train for free to become a PADI-certified dive instructor on the island of Bali. As Blue Season Bali says in its announcement: This year we are running the competition again with more prizes and a brand new concept. The selected candidates will be chosen from the best 90 seconds video entries submitted on the theme of ‘Why I want to be a professional PADI dive instructor and…
  • U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Diver In Bahamas

    John Liang
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    After 64 hours of looking, the U.S. Coast Guard last Wednesday suspended its search for a man who went missing during a shark dive off the coast of the Bahamas earlier in the week. Sixty-four-year-old John E. Petty from Longview, Texas, went shark diving last Sunday night near West End, Bahamas with eight others but did not return, according to a Coast Guard 7th District statement: The Coast Guard immediately launched multiple air and sea assets that searched alongside Royal Bahamas Police Force. Coast Guard assets used during the search included: Coast Guard Cutter Dolphin, homeported in…
  • [VIDEO] Just One Breath – MABUL 2014

    Stephan Whelan
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    This week’s video is the extended cut of the Malaysian Record attempts in Mabul, Borneo.  Entitled “Just One Breath” and created by the talented crew at Sea Dragons it shows a great example of team work, spirits and fun that can be had by Freedivers and their support crew as they break three National Records. Got a great video to share? Feel free to contact us. What is Video of the Week? Our aim is to showcase one video every week that shows off the best (or just plain interesting) about Freediving, Scuba Diving or Spearfishing.
  • Mermaid Linden Reaches Kickstarter Campaign Goal

    John Liang
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Children’s ocean “edutainer” and swimming safety advocate (and DeeperBlue.com Friend & Contributor) Mermaid Linden has reached her Kickstarter goal to fund a second season of her popular “Mermaid Minute” web series. A very excited Mermaid Linden tells DeeperBlue.com: Today is a mermaid milestone in my life as a children’s ocean educator. I am overwhelmed in the most wonderful way by the outpouring of generosity from my friends, family, sea fans and strangers alike! I am sending out a heartfelt ocean of thanks to every single individual who helped my…
  • SCUBAPRO Introduces New, Modular Sidemount X-TEK BC

    John Liang
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    SCUBAPRO has introduced a new, modular system for its line of Sidemount X-TEC buoyancy compensators. Developed in collaboration with leading Sidemount cave divers, the new system sports “a better streamlined shape, maximum manoeuvrability under water, less back strain, easier entry into the water and increased underwater safety due to the simple accessibility of the air supply,” according to the company. All system components are sold separately and are fully compatible so that very diver can build his ideal configuration. In addition, there are two ways to carry weights on the…
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  • Where Should I Mount My Dive Knife?

    Mark E Newman
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    As with a lot of things, a dive knife is something I’d rather have and not need opposed to need and not have. Though as an advanced diver and Instructor I’d rather have two, in case I can’t reach one or lose one – but where to keep them? SCUBA equipment manufacturers offer a huge range of dive knives with different attachment options, but which would be suited for your way of diving? Most commonly found on the market, are the leg mounted knives which attach to your lower leg above your ankle and can be a nice place to keep your knife out of the way.  However sometimes…
  • Changes to the Law and Marine Salvage

    Mark E Newman
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    With recent changes to the legislation on marine salvage, picking something up off the bottom can find you facing a fine of up to £50,000. Until recently British divers could recover artefacts off the sea bed, report the findings to the receiver of the wreck and contribute to the location of previously unknown or undesignated wrecks.  Now under clarified guidelines divers who discover an item they want to bring to the surface have to adhere to the following guidelines; if the object has been under water for longer than twelve months or over 100kg you will have to surface, record the…
  • The Great Swim to Save Sharks : Mission Complete!

    Leanne
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:31 am
    Whilst the mission to save sharks is one that is still sadly ongoing, you may remember a little while back we told you the story of Gene Girardeau who would be attempting an open water swim of around 43km from the island of Koh Phangan to Koh Tao in order to raise money for Project Aware’s Finathon. We recently heard the great news that Gene has completed the swim and has raised over $5,700 for the charity. The swim took 36 hours and 23 minutes,  non-stop! Starting at around 2am in the morning and beginning the swim in the dark, Gene was unable to touch the boat at any point and had…
  • Anglesey ScubaFest 16th-17th August

    Leanne
    27 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    Whether you missed the Cornwall ScubaFest back in May or you just can’t get enough of Scuba themed festivities, the Anglesey ScubaFest coming up in August! Held over the weekend of the 15th, 16th and 17th of August, The Anglesey ScubaFest is the perfect opportunity for divers, along with their friends and families to come and enjoy an array of scuba related activities. It’s also perfect for those who are new to diving as there are plenty of chances to find out more and learn about diving as well as giving it a try! Alongside unlimited shore diving, there will be exhibitions by top…
  • World Oceans Day Fundraiser at Simply Scuba HQ

    Leanne
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    We kicked of the World Oceans Day celebrations with a beach clean up at our local beach last Sunday which is the lovely quiet beach of Seasalter in Kent. It’s not always the busiest beach, so we weren’t sure how much rubbish we would actually find, but on the day we collected an alarming amount of things that you shouldn’t be finding in the sea and washed up on a beach. The big finds, although impressive and downright nasty – such as a heap of twisted metal, could be considered equally as dangerous as some of the small things we found such as bottle caps and plastic…
 
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  • Luxury Dive Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Best Luxury Dive Watches   Here is a list of dive watches that are getting best reviews from customers on Amazon.  These scuba watches over $1000 combine functionality, style, and luxury! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________     TAG Heuer Women's WAF1412.BA0823 "Aquaracer" Stainless Steel Dive Watch Amazon Price: $1,700.00 $1,065.00 You save: $635.00 (37%) (as of July 24, 2014 12:43 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to…
  • Best Dive Watches Under 1000

    Best Dive Watch
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Best Dive Watches Under $1000 Here is a list of dive watches that are getting best reviews from customers on Amazon.  These scuba watches under $1000 combine functionality, style, and luxury! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Citizen Men's BJ2145-06E Eco-Drive Promaster Carbon Rubber Strap Metric Dive Watch Rating:  Amazon Price: $695.00 $521.25 You save: $173.75 (25%) (as of July 24, 2014 12:22 am - Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to…
  • Best Dive Watches Under 500

    Best Dive Watch
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Best Dive Watches Under $500 Here is a list of dive watches that are getting 5 Star reviews from customers on Amazon.  These scuba watches under $500 will make your wallet happy and provide you with the functional watch you have been searching for on your next dive! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________   Tommy Bahama RELAX Men's RLX1197 Grand Prix Dive Chronograph Blue Tachymeter Watch Rating:  Amazon Price: $195.00 $170.74 You save: $24.26 (12%) (as of July 23, 2014 11:44 pm - Details) Product prices and availability…
  • Best Dive Watches Under 100

    Best Dive Watch
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Best Dive Watches Under $100 Here is a list of dive watches that are getting 5 Star reviews from customers on Amazon.  These scuba watches under $100 will make your wallet happy and provide you with the functional watch you have been searching for on your next dive! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________     Tommy Bahama RELAX Men's RLX1194 Delmar Blue Dive 3-Hand Date Analog Watch Rating:  Amazon Price: $115.00 $94.95 You save: $20.05 (17%) (as of July 23, 2014 11:37 pm - Details) Product prices and availability…
  • Seiko Dive Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The most popular collection of Seiko dive watches are featured below. Seiko has been make the most durable, and high quality watches since the 1960′s. Click on the links below and read about each individual watch and its features to see which Seiko dive watch is the ideal fit for you.   Seiko Men’s SKX173 Stainless Steel and Black Polyurethane Automatic Dive Watch     Seiko Men’s SKX007K Diver’s Automatic Watch       Seiko Men’s SSC017 “Solar Dive” Stainless Steel Dive Watch       Seiko Men’s SSC021…
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  • 7 Things More Likely To Happen To You Than A Shark Attack

    10 Jul 2014 | 8:51 am
    Scared of sharks? Don’t be! The odds of getting attacked by these amazing creatures is incredibly low,  less than 1 in 11.5 million. Worldwide statistics show there are generally less than 65 attacks a year, most of which are nonfatal. To put these numbers into perspective and calm your nerves we have decided to compile 7 things that are far more likely to happen to you than a shark attack. 1. Become a US President, 1 in 10 million Congratulation on your election Mr. (or Mrs.) President! Widely considered the most powerful position in America, you are much more likely to sit in the…
  • Selecting a Dive Charter

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:14 am
    When getting ready to go on a dive charter, the first thing that may come to mind is the movie “Open Water”. Now that's not the type of situation that you want to find yourself in. For those of you that haven’t seen the movie and you’re planning to go on a dive holiday, don’t. I’ll give you a quick rundown here so it doesn't put you off your holiday. Couple joins a dive charter. Couple has a great time diving the Great Barrier Reef. Couple surfaces to find that their charter boat has left. Couple are never seen again. Apparently, the genius that was…
  • Diving The RMS Rhone

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:20 am
    The wreck of the RMS Rhone is world famous, and well worth a visit. It lies in the Marine National Park of the British Virgin Islands, and includes some exotic sounding sites including Dead Chest Island, Rhone Reef, Blonde Rock, and Painted Walls. This was the location where some scenes of the movie “The Deep” starring Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte were shot. This “unsinkable” ship split in 2 during a hurricane when cold seawater washed over the hot boilers causing a massive explosion. The stern settled in water 35 feet deep, while the bow lies in water about 80…
  • Seven Incredible Dive Destinations for Underwater Photography

    11 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    Seven Incredible Dive Destinations for Underwater Photography Photos preserve experiences and memories that we continue to cherish throughout our lifetime. Needless to say, some of the most captivating and interesting visuals are found underwater. While planning your next underwater excursion, consider choosing dive sites that offer interesting and unique photo opportunities as well as a breath-taking dive experience.   Truk (or Chuuk) Lagoon, Micronesia This lagoon was once home to a World War II Japanese naval base. In 1944, many warships, merchant ships and aircrafts sank during…
  • Scuba Diving On A Cruise

    4 Jun 2014 | 12:42 pm
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