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  • Healing Fountain - JJHIGGINS - HISTORY OF ANGELS

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    GR HealingFountain
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Join us this Monday for the History and Hierarchy of Angels! John J. Higgins is an attorney and former statewide prosecutor who has had a multi-faceted career and life. He has worked on farms, performed firearm repairs, and refinished and sold antiques, all before he finished high school. In between pursuing his college studies, he supervised industrial finishing operations and assisted in developing a powder coating system. After college, he worked fulltime and attended law school at night. He also filmed rock stars and celebrities for public service announcements and produced and emceed a…
  • ScubaRadio 9-27-14 HOUR1

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    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week 2 diving world records are broken. Is this good or bad for the industry? Plus Greg The Divemaster speaks with Allen The Grouper! Looking for HOUR2?
  • Aquatica Announces Forthcoming Housing for the Nikon D810

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Aquatica has announced that it is working on the Aquatica AD810 housing design for the new Nikon D810.
  • Galileo Luna by Neri Andrea

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

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

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

    Women of Golf
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to the Women of Golf Show! This week: Cindy & I are joined by two more Legends of the game. Michelle Estill & Jane Crafter. Michelle Estill - Ping Rep and former LPGA Player. Credits LPGA Teaching & Club Professional (T&CP) member Linda Vollstedt as the individual most influencing her career...In 1994, won the Budget Service Award for her contributions to the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Program through her active participation in the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Pen Pal Program...Hobbies include reading, cycling, scuba diving, fishing and photography...Was a member of the LPGA Executive Committee…
  • Derrel W. Sims~Author/Alien Hunter

    The Paranormal and The Sacred
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
     Derrel W. Sims, author of the book Alien Hunter the world’s leading expert on alien abductions, had his first encounter with an alien presence at the age of 17, he experienced a malignant contact with these alien beings that would alter his life forever. As a result of the violent encounter, Derrel made the decision that he would no longer willingly be victim to the bizarre quests of alien entities. He was determined to change his role in life from being the hunted to the hunter. When these same beings later came for his 5 year old son, Derrel put his hunt into high gear. Derrel began…
  • Isabel Pietri, Retired Labor Union Prez Now a Creative Author

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    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Isabel Pietri, a retired labor union president and a former resident of New York City, resides in Northeastern, Pennsylvania., with her husband, a retired forensic investigator; "Sheba, the Wonder Dog"; and two kitties, "Shadow" and "Missy". In retirement, Isabel have taken up her lifelong passion, the craft of creative writing. Her first published book, "Love in the Dark", available on, is the story of NYPD surveillance expert, Detective Millie Angeles. Millie has made a name for herself working in the elite TARU unit of the New York Police Department as the go-to girl for…
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  • ScubaRadio 9-27-14 HOUR1

    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week 2 diving world records are broken. Is this good or bad for the industry? Plus Greg The Divemaster speaks with Allen The Grouper! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 9-27-14 HOUR2

    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour learn what you need to know before booking your next liveaboard dive adventure. Plus the DiveGod is everywhere and shares a few words of diving wisdom! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 9-20-14 HOUR1

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week what divers should do when things go bad. Plus diving into your later years, Captain Walt checks in from the Gomez Hilton, and the down currents of Cozumel turn a Spare Air into a lifesaver! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 9-20-14 HOUR2

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Greg uses new technology that allow us to hear ScubaRadio Drunken Santa without having to be near him. Plus a diver gets hitched underwater while attempting a world record dive near Lauderdale by the Sea. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 9-13-14 HOUR1

    13 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets a report on the diving in Palau, a lionfish derby in the Florida Keys, and a travel show in Colorado! Looking for HOUR2?
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  • Black EANx Review by Nico Potatoe

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
  • Galileo Luna by Neri Andrea

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:26 am
  • Dive computer comparison by Tauchmagazin Unterwasser

    27 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Dive computer comparison by Tauchmagazin Unterwasser
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis -

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:22 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…
  • *** Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS. If you looking for Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS. For more details of Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS, please follow the link below. Click HERE to Read Full Details for Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS Halter Scuba Dress w/Mesh Keyhole Chest Inset Black XS : Feature Good Look’s, Sexy Lingerie, Men & Woman’s Dress Size: X-Small Hand wash with cold water. Do not bleach. Line dry only The Right Fit 4U…
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  • The camera

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

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    For those of you who are looking for some adventure and don’t mind diving in very cold water, have a look at Iceland, the land of Fire and Ice. Iceland is the only place in the world where you can dive and touch both the Eurasian and American Tectonic Plates, but there is much, much more! Article: Video:
  • It’s more fun in the Philippines!

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    If you’ve to a spare 90 seconds, take a look at the video I knocked up in the the style of the Philippine Department of Tourisms advertising campaign... The Philippines is an awesome place to dive; with more diversity per square inch than anywhere else on the planet you’ll never get tired of finding new cool stuff. Contrary to common belief, there is a very well developed diving and tourism industry in the Philippines, catering for every budget. It’s safe, beautiful, cheap and everyone knows how to smile. If you’d like anymore information on…
  • Finnally PADI features Puerto Rico as a Diving Destination

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    If you are interested in traveling to my Home land for Diving , please let me know...This article is not 100% accurate, there are two other airports you can fly in from USA, Mercedita Ponce (PSE) in Ponce PR and Rafael Hernamdez (BQN) at old Ramey AFB Aguadilla PR Puerto Rico Lying between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands in the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is a scuba diving destination with a difference. There’s the hustle and bustle of San Juan, a vibrant city and home to half of the island’s four million inhabitants. Then, there are the world-renowned beaches.
  • Selecting a Training Facility

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Considerations for Selection of a Scuba Training Facility The sport of Scuba Diving has maintained a great record of safety while maturing from an elite sport to one that today enjoyed by the masses. This in spite of the fact that it is a high risk sport which allows people to enjoy a hostile environment. Those seeking to engage in the sport should not consider it lightly but with a serious understanding that it requires a great deal of knowledge and training to mitigate the risks and maintain safety. It is with that knowledge of risk that an individual should research the best training…
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  • too many lights for a newbie to choose without help

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Hi! Newbie diver looking to purchase light for myself and 5 other newbies. We dove last week in Texas lake with visibility of 2-5 feet. Was able to see light on dive buddies camera. Now we know we need lights. Dove our first dives in Arkansas and did not need them. So many lights to choose from. Many more dive trips to come. Budget is limited. These are lights I have narrowed down to. Any Info or suggestions are appreciated. Scuba Mini U Beam 5ED $12.95 Fantasea No Spotter $12.95 Princeton TEC League 100 $50 Underwater Kinetics Mini Q40 LED $60 Aeris A3 LED $80 Pelican Nemo 2010 LED $81 DRIS…
  • working on navigation

    27 Sep 2014 | 5:36 pm
    going to Beaver Lake, Ar tomorrow to work on navigation, use of compass. anyone have any coordinates for the area around the dam site north? I will be heading out from the south side of the boat ramp.
  • Which cell phone provider?

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Recently I have been traveling around Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas looking for dive locations. I found in a lot of the places I have gone that I did not get a data signal. My cell provider is a Canadian company but they use T-Mobile when I'm in the US. I'm not sure if it is the plan I have with my provider or just T-Mobile in general but I think I need to switch to someone who has better signal in the areas people go diving (Beaver Lake, Tenkiller, Lake Murray, Clear Spring). My current plan expires tomorrow. Rather than get a Canadian plan which works in the US I'm thinking I should get a US…
  • Can individual rechargeable be used in dive lights?

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    After posting the message about losing charger (and thanks for the response, it helped) I did some more research. I pulled the manual from UK website on the C4 light and it said it uses 4 Nicad batteries in the rechargeable pack. That got me thinking…why couldn’t 4 individual Nicad batteries work same as the battery pack? I had totally forgotten about the NiMH until searching for Nicad batteries. There is a huge advantage using NiMH batteries - they can be charged twice as much and they do not have any memory. The disadvantage is cost. It’s more. However, the question at hand is this:…
  • Hello from Oklahoma!

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Hi there! I am new to the forum and I have been diving for about 4 years. I have about 50 dives.
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  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

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

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

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)by B. N. SullivanThe Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is one of the smaller members of the stingray family, Dasyatidae.  We think it's also the nicest looking stingray, sporting those wonderful, eye-catching blue spots.An Indo-Pacific species, this ray is found in the Red Sea, in coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and around the coasts and islands of Southeast Asia.  Despite its wide distribution range, these critters are becoming scarce in some areas due to the aquarium trade:  their pretty coloration and smallish size make…
  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Critically Endangered Species

    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)by B. N. SullivanThis is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This turtle species inhabits all tropical and subtropical seas around the world, but its numbers continue to decline.The IUCN Hawksbill Turtle page notes: extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three Hawksbill generations as a result of over-exploitation of adult females and eggs at nesting beaches, degradation of nesting habitats, take of…
  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
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  • Cageless diving with Great White Sharks. Good idea?

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

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

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

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    We have seen an unusual number of sharks with fresh bite marks at Guadalupe Island this season. It seems like most sharks, over about 12 ft long have some kind of new bite marks on their bodies. Chugey has another nice bite to his head, a new shark's face is all messed up and Kendric has a big bite on his tail. It seems like Thor and Bite Face are the only large sharks that haven't been bitten.I've also noticed a much bigger interest in the cages, by sharks who have been around for years and are used to them. Gunther was nibbling on the cages on a bunch of different occasions. It was…
  • Epic pictures from Guadalupe!

    23 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    On our recent expedition to Guadalupe Island, we had a couple of talented amateur photographers on board. Kyle and Tiffany Chapman. They documented their "real shark week" with these pictures, all taken with a Gopro!As you can see, the sharks have been very cooperative so far this season. They are coming right up to the cages and are checking out our diver. When the swim by, they look you straight into the eyes. I can never get too much of that.We have already found 6 new sharks and 15 that we know from previous seasons have returned so far. I can't wait to go back tonight and see, who else…
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  • 3 Types of Spearfishing Poles

    Creedence Gerlach
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    If you are going spearfishing for the first time, you will first want to consider what type of pole works best for you. There are three basic types. All three store their energy in rubber tubing. However, beyond that they all have very specific and differing features. Here is a quick preview of the three basic types of spearfishing poles. Speargun JBL D7 Carbine Speargun – $122.40 FREE SHIPPING! A speargun is an underwater spearfishing tool which allows you to shoot the spear at a fish. The typical speargun is comprised of a spear, a barrel, and a handle with a trigger. The two most…
  • Not Just Another Pretty Shell: The Conch

    Creedence Gerlach
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    The conch is a type of large, herbivorous sea-snail found in tropical marine waters. They are typically found in relatively shallow waters including reef and seagrass habitats, which frequently puts them in the path of SCUBA divers, snorkelers, and hunters. When most people think of a typical conch, they picture a species called the Queen conch (Lobatus gigas). These snails can each up to 13.9 inches in length, and their large shells provide a microhabitat for other, smaller forms of marine life like tiny crabs, snails, or fish. Interestingly, unlike many other types of snail, L. gigas is not…
  • Gloves Off: Why Some Dive Destinations Don’t Allow Gloves

    Creedence Gerlach
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    SCUBA diving gloves are small things, but they can save divers a lot of pain. They are designed to help minimize the risk of a dive being cut, scraped, bitten, or stung if he or she accidentally comes in contact with something hazardous–anything from a sharp edge on a dock to a dangerous jellyfish. With that in mind, why do some dive destinations not allow divers to wear gloves? The reasoning is relatively simple: coral reefs around the world are in danger of being destroyed. One of the things that imperils them are irresponsible or forgetful divers that can end up touching or breaking…
  • 10 Marine Creatures Named After Other Animals

    Creedence Gerlach
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    There are over a million species of marine creatures known to man. Naming them can be a little daunting when a new one is discovered. Some divers and researchers who have been blessed to bring new marine creatures to the public have quite the sense of humor when it comes to giving their discoveries names. Some of these aquatic animals have common names that depict a certain physical feature or habit that reminds scientists of another animal more readily identifiable by the public. Of course, each of the species has a full scientific name, but the names people know them by best are a lot more…
  • Dive Fins or Snorkel Fins: What’s the Difference?

    Creedence Gerlach
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Bare Fastback Full Foot Fins – $50.95 FREE SHIPPING! When you’re looking to go SCUBA diving or snorkeling and have never been before, it can be relatively tricky to fully understand which types of fins are right for you, since there are many different types of fins available on the market today. Most tour operators will have gear on hand for you to rent, but if you’re determined to get your own gear, this post will give you a basic breakdown of the differences between dive fins and snorkel fins so you have a better idea of what you’re looking at. In general, there are…
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  • World’s Deepest Pool A True Joy For Divers

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Designed by Italian architect Emanuele Boaretto, the pool is open to divers, freedivers and swimmers, and was built as part of the Hotel Millepini Terme in the small Italian town of Montegrotto Terme. At 131 feet (40 meters) deep, it’s been officially recognized as the world’s deepest pool, a record previously held by Belgium’s Nemo 33 swimming pool, which boasts a depth of 113 feet (34.5 meters) and holds 2,400 cubic meters of water. The Y-40 Deep Joy is almost twice as large, with a total volume of 4,300 cubic meters of water. Divers can also explore a shaft measuring 20 feet (6…
  • 7 Outrageous Shark Movies

    Nadia Aly
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hollywood often portrays sharks as horrible, when really, they can be amazing to dive with. From the classics to the obscure, these are the 7 shark movies that any fan of the deep should watch. 7 Outrageous Shark Movies By Scuba Diver Life Hollywood often portrays sharks as horrible, when really, they can be amazing to dive with. From the classics to the obscure, these are the 7 shark movies that any fan of the deep should watch. 1. Jaws (1975) By Scuba Diver Life No shark movie list would be complete without the holy grail of all shark movies: Steven Spielberg's Jaws. Somehow, the less…
  • Ahmed Gabr Breaks Deep-Dive Record

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    He resurfaced victorious, 14 hours after he submerged, and was met by a representative from Guinness World Records. Gabr’s astonishing descent took him to 1,090 feet (332.35 meters), beating by 46 feet (14.1 meters) the existing world record, which was set by South African Nuno Gomes in 2005. Gabr, like Gomes, completed his deep dive in an underwater abyss in the Red Sea near Dahab. His record-breaking dream began there four years ago, but plans to challenge Gomes’ title were put on hold due to political instability in Egypt and Gabr’s role as an officer in the Egyptian army.
  • 10 Things NOT To Do On Your First Dives

    Nadia Aly
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    10 Things NOT To Do On Your First Dives By Scuba Diver Life Rookie mistakes: we all make them. However, with some forethought and preparation, you can minimize risk when you're most vulnerable—on your first dive. Here are 10 things to NOT to do. Skipping the Buddy Check By Scuba Diver Life Does it seem tedious to double check your own & your buddy's equipment every time? Think again. Studies have shown time & time again that doing the buddy check saves lives. Don't get lazy! Letting Hair into your Mask By Scuba Diver Life Having hair poke your eyes is the obvious…
  • Dive Site: Pole to Pole, Dominica

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    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Guest Blogger C. David Conner The answer is Dominica, my favorite Caribbean island. I enjoy my surface intervals as much as my time spent underwater, and the self-professed  “Nature Island” offers plenty of activities for both pursuits. For this night dive we journeyed from the capital of Roseau in the south to the northwest city of Portsmouth. Our group consisted of three divers and the local divemaster. We got a late start because of rain, so only a few stray beams lightened a western sky as our jeeps pulled into an empty parking lot. Instead of preparing our gear before sunset as…
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  • Antikythera mechanism expedition begins search for missing fragments of world’s oldest known computer

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

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

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

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    The last several months, and particularly the past couple of weeks have been nothing short of mind hindsight, in my opinion anyway, bringing the Exosuit full online and science-mission ready has been nothing short of a monumental task in a relatively short timeframe. While one mission has been triaged for a short time, mission #2 is fast approaching: the Return to Antikythera.Among the fortunate few who have had the opportunity to work with the suit at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution this spring and summer were the team members of this 2014 Antikythera Expedition. I had the…
  • the secret it out - the truth about peeing in the ocean

    18 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    We've all done it since we were little kids, but the topic remains elusively among the taboo topics of our generation - peeing in the ocean. Basically there are two types of people out there - those that do, and those that lie about it. Same holds true for divers and peeing in their wetsuits.The topic was taken on recently in a rather scientifically minded way, so I felt compared to share with my co-conspirators living the life aquatic:    So, now that the science is out and in the end we aren't doing any significant environmental damage, perhaps some folks will lighten up…
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  • GoPro Unveils HERO4 Camera Line

    John Liang
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    GoPro junkies rejoice! The company this week unveiled its latest line of hi-def video cameras, the HERO4.  There are two new models – the HERO4 Black which features Ultra-High Definition 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), a redesigned audio system and an improved user interface with new manual controls.  The HERO4 Silver features […]
  • [GALLERY] Dynamic Competition Day from 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Championships

    Stephan Whelan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    We’re wrapping up our coverage of the 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Championships with the first of two galleries – today’s gallery is from the Dynamic Pool Competition where Natalia Molchanova set her new World Record. Check out the photos below from the Dynamic Pool Competition day. Photos above Courtesy of Alessandro Madeddu / AIDA Team World Championship 2014
  • Final Official Results Released By Organizers Of 2014 AIDA Team Freediving Championships

    Stephan Whelan
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    The organisers of the 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Competition have released the final official results after all protests have been taken into account. You can see the final standings below. Results courtesy of Competition Organizers  
  • Russia Win Both Golds At 2014 AIDA Team Freediving Championships

    Stephan Whelan
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    The 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Competition has drawn to a close and Russia has stormed to the top of the leaderboard winning gold for both the Men and Women categories.  This followed amazing performances from in all disciplines led by the mother and son team of Natalia Molchanova and Alexey Molchanov.  Natalia managed to put nerves […]
  • 2015 Women Divers Hall of Fame Calendar Now Available

    John Liang
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    If you’re a fan of women divers, you might want to get your hands on the new 2015 Women Divers Hall of Fame Calendar: “With the Women Divers Hall of Fame 15th Anniversary coming up in 2015, this calendar is a beautiful tribute to our Legends and Pioneers.” With the holiday season coming up in […]
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  • Important Updates for the Atomic Cobalt Computer

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

    Mark E Newman
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    EUROTEK.2014 has come to an end after a wonderful weekend of lectures and discussions on aspects of technical diving and recreational diving alike.  Many equipment manufacturers and training agencies came to show and discuss their ranges of equipment and courses and the industry in general.  Expertly organised and executed by Rosemary E Lunn, Leigh Bishop and Mark Dixon and their Crew at the Birmingham ICC. Who Came The turnout was fantastic with hundreds of delegates from all around the world, flying over just for this conference.  Many technical divers, Instructors, industry…
  • When should I service my dive gear?

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Regular maintenance of your dive gear is essential to ensure it remains reliable and functioning correctly. As we are all taught when we begin diving, post dive cleaning of your kit is the first step to looking after your gear. Most manufacturers recommend annual servicing schedules, many will invalidate any warranties if you don’t adhere to their servicing frequency recommendations. The reason behind why they are so keen for you to keep up the servicing of your kit is, after all is said and done, we are discussing life support equipment. Would you be keen to go abseiling, if the rope…
  • The Next Generation of Dive Computer from Suunto

    Mark E Newman
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Suunto have released the first information about their next Personal Dive Computer to add to their impressive range of computers. Features This newest offering features a large rectangular display which seems larger than any of their current computers making the information easier to read and understand at a glance in poor light or poor visibility.  The advanced display has easy to read, bright figures and graphics in full colour to give you all of the information you need to know during your dive. Not much information has been released yet and we only have one picture to look at of this…
  • Regaldive’s Top 5 Dive Travel HotSpots

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    What makes a great dive travel destination? What you can see underwater is obviously highest on most divers’ priorities but there’s a myriad of other considerations that may or may not appear on your holiday radar including climate, travelling distance, accommodation choice, topside attractions and of course, budget. Whatever your holiday wish list, there’s many destinations that consistently come up with the goods as far as diving and overall holiday experiences are concerned. Dip your fins into Regaldive’s guide to our top five dive travel hotspots around the world Red Sea (Egypt)…
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  • Dive With Fabien Cousteau in 2015 (grandson of Jacques Cousteau)

    Best Dive Watch
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:32 pm
       Dive With Fabien Cousteau in 2015 (grandson of Jacques Cousteau) The Trip Of A Lifetime! Package includes: 7 nights on board Andromeda in twin/double share cabin, including all meals (buffet-style, fruit, snacks, soft drinks, mineral water, tea, Nescafe), diving permits, tanks and weights. Cost: USD 1,827.00 + 331.00 port/visa fee Approximate airfare from New York to Port Sudan: USD 970.00 including taxes Visa fee includes passport registration fee in Sudan, Sudanese visa, tourism fee and Sudanese agent fee (administration, Port Sudan airport assistance and transfers between airport…
  • Scuba Fin Styles: What to Buy?

    Best Dive Watch
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The swimming aids that scuba divers fit to their feet are appropriately named fins because they allow them to use the muscles in their thighs to propel them through the water. Whether you choose to call them fins or flippers, this piece of equipment allows you swim like a fish and thrust a larger amount of water than your feet is able to do. Different scuba fins are designed for different types of diving. Scuba fins are highly engineered items that are developed using various materials, technology and precision. Many years of research has been done in fin design. Here are some basic styles of…
  • New Trends in Scuba Diving Gear

    Best Dive Watch
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Scuba diving has truly evolved to a level few thought possible just twenty years ago, today, technology has made a huge impact on the scuba diving community. All over the world, scuba divers are choosing the latest models and innovative designs in scuba related gear such as scuba masks, diving fins, dive computers, dive lights, diving knifes, diving cameras, drysuits, diving suits for women and diving suits for men. Although basic scuba diving equipment serves the same purpose today as it did 20 years ago, the innovative designs and materials used are more advanced. A few of the trends in…
  • Wetsuits for Women

    Best Dive Watch
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Why wear a wetsuit? First, wetsuits, or dive suits, give you UV protection and defense against sea lice, jellies and other biological irritants that may be in the water. Water conducts heat 20 to 25 times more efficiently than air. The body creates heat to maintain your own body temperature. Water will conduct this heat away from your much faster than if you were in the air at the same temperature. Hence, you will get cold after an extended immersion in any water that is colder than your own body. Scuba diving typically entails staying totally submerged for long periods at a time. Even in…
  • BEST WATCH EVER – Seiko Shogun SBDC007

    Best Dive Watch
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    The Seiko Shogun BEST WATCH REVIEWS: Watch this great video for a review on the Seiko SBDC007 Dive Watch SEIKO PROSPEX Diver Scuba Watch Model SBDC007 5 STAR REVIEWS ON AMAZON!! Seiko Japan 44mm×46mm 200 M Manual English Japanese Made in Japan Waterproof: 200 m, Material Glass: Curved Hardlex, Type Clasp Band: Extenders push divers, Purity of the metal stamping: Titanium, Case Material: Titanium, Case Thickness: 1.33 cm, Band Material Types: Titanium, Bandwidth: 21 mm, Movement: Automatic (with manual winding)
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  • Creature Feature-Manta Ray

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

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    One of the first things I discovered when I began working in the dive industry years ago was that most of the shiny, colorful dive magazines I had been reading for years were, for the most part, industry fluff. What I mean by “fluff” is that most of what you are reading about in dive magazines is little more than cleverly disguised advertising. Think about it, have you ever read a bad review about a dive destination, or computer, or fin, or anything for that matter? While most of us have an awesome time on our dive vacations, there are almost always areas we believe resorts or…
  • By the Numbers: Why Sharks are Less Scary than Coconuts

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    We are proud to have our first guest blogger, Rock the Ocean, along for some post Shark Week numbers to put the “danger” sharks pose in perspective. The Rock The Ocean Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit whose mission is to increase public awareness about the issues impacting the world’s oceans and to support scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives through benefit concerts, brand partnerships, and entertainment industry events. Please enjoy and don’t forget to check out all the Rock the Ocean swag. It’s no secret that sharks get a bad rap.
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