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  • Season Two Of Kids Ocean Education Series “The Mermaid Minute” To Debut Friday

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    Stephan Whelan
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:37 am
    Real life Mermaid – Mermaid Linden – successfully crowdfunded the development of Season two of her hit online Kids Ocean Education TV Series “The Mermaid Minute” back in July 2014.  The first of these episodes is now going to be released this Friday – 4th September 2015 – on Mermaid Linden’s YouTube channel following up
  • ScubaRadio 8-29-15 HOUR1

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    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster takes the mainstream media to task for their reporting and pronunciation of the island of Dominica. Plus will tropical depression Erika make the lobster walk? Looking for HOUR2?
  • Update Brings Clip Trimming and Sharing to GoPros

    DPG RSS
    3 Sep 2015 | 10:13 am
    Users can access these features through the LCD touch screen
  • Tropics – Caving – Wreck artefacts

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    Sophie Fraser
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Winter is a time when many divers and family travel to tropical destinations to recharge their body’s batteries and enjoy some warm water diving! This issue brings you some destinations that are just next door and others in distant shores. All offer the opportunity to explore tropical reef diving and to experience different cultures and […]
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    ambercorlett
    3 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    (1),VIVID,TROPICAL WALL HANGING FISH,BEACH DECOR,SCUBA,AQUARIUM,BATH,#170 http://ift.tt/1NcNKXl
 
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  • ScubaRadio 8-29-15 HOUR1

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster takes the mainstream media to task for their reporting and pronunciation of the island of Dominica. Plus will tropical depression Erika make the lobster walk? Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 8-29-15 HOUR2

    admin
    29 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    This hour the crew discuss how common sense can make you a better diver. Plus diving with Sand Tiger sharks off the coast of Carolina and are octopus really aliens from another planet? Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 8-22-15 HOUR1

    admin
    22 Aug 2015 | 3:27 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster and friends discuss a world record deepest dive attempt that ended in tragedy. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 8-22-15 HOUR2

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    22 Aug 2015 | 3:21 pm
    This hour Pete from ScubaBoard shares some hot spots for lobster diving in the Florida Keys. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 8-15-15 HOUR1

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    15 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Eric Douglas to discuss a new book that features the ScubaRadio crew. Plus Mehgan Heaney-Grier checks in to talk about the season finale of her show, Treasure Quest on the Discovery Channel. Looking for HOUR2?
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  • Tropics – Caving – Wreck artefacts

    Sophie Fraser
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Winter is a time when many divers and family travel to tropical destinations to recharge their body’s batteries and enjoy some warm water diving! This issue brings you some destinations that are just next door and others in distant shores. All offer the opportunity to explore tropical reef diving and to experience different cultures and […]
  • Bag Your Cell: Safer Boating Week, October 16–23

    Sophie Fraser
    12 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Bag Your Cell is one of the catchphrases of this year’s Safer Boating Week – that aims to drive home the message to boaties to take reliable communications when out on the water. “Too many recreational boaties end up in the water or in difficulty and have no way of calling for help,” says Maritime […]
  • Mainland Hapuka Fiordland

    Lyn Coombs
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:09 pm
    By Clarke Gayford. Images by Clarke Gayford and Nat Davey. It really is hard to explain to non-diving types the incredible underwater variation we have in this country. Variation I thought I had a reasonable understanding of – and then I stuck my head under in Fiordland. This trip felt different from the start, especially […]
  • Cave Diving with Adrenaline

    Lyn Coombs
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:53 pm
    By Tom Crisp Ahead of me the darkness looms, drawing me ever deeper into the watery void. My reel slowly spins in my hand as I let the line fall gently into position. Bubbles rush past my ears with each breath, a constant reminder that I only have a limited supply remaining. But what is […]
  • A Diving Mecca: Beqa Lagoon Fiji

    Lyn Coombs
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:34 pm
    By Dave Moran What stood out most were huge remora; I did not realise they grew so big – touching a metre long! “The sharks must be huge!” I randomly thought. The dive guides had placed me next to the ‘dinner plate’, a wire cage full of fish heads and carcasses. For the surrounding marine […]
 
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  • (1),VIVID,TROPICAL WALL HANGING FISH,BEACH DECOR,SCUBA,AQUARIUM,BATH,#170

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    3 Sep 2015 | 8:58 am
    (1),VIVID,TROPICAL WALL HANGING FISH,BEACH DECOR,SCUBA,AQUARIUM,BATH,#170 http://ift.tt/1NcNKXl
  • Seal Shakes Hands With Underwater Diver

    cehenson
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:49 am
    This may make you want to get SCUBA certified. A seal shakes hands with a diver… then his buddy comes over for a belly rub at about :36. This is off the Isles of Scilly. Magnifique!
  • Underwater | Decorator crab

    The Pictures Show
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:16 am
    Please use Searchy.One Description From Photographer if Any: Decorator crabs are crabs of several different species, belonging to the superfamily Majoidea (not all of which are decorators), that use materials from their environment to hide from, or ward off, predators. They stick mostly sedentary animals and plants to their bodies as camouflage or, if the attached organisms are noxious, to ward off predators through aposematism By OlegBazhenov1 Source: 500px.com
  • Pic of the Week - The Great Barrier Reef

    saraconsultant
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:47 am
    The Great Barrier Reef was a cool and incredible adventure on so many levels that I’ve blogged about in a few posts now, refreshers here, here, and here.  Being able to walk from the beach into the sea and be surrounded by the world’s largest reef system and immediately see fish, turtles, and large purple sea fans, was just incredible. The reef from Green Island
  • Diving the Drift

    Joshua
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:21 am
    Iceland has mesmerized me again.  This time with its’ beauty below the surface.   For my last adventure, I decided to dive one of the most beautiful cold water dive sites in the world, Silfra.  The Silfra fissure is the crack between where the North American and Eurasian continental plates meet and are drifting apart by 2cm each year.  It is one of the only places you dive directly between two plates and touch either side.  One other thing that makes Silfra such an incredible dive site is the visibility.  You can see nearly 100 meters, creating an underwater experience like no…
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  • Investigating the Submerged Victim: Underwater Forensics

    24 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    PRESENTED BY: Mack S. House Jr. Chris Dubois-Charles Shane McClung Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists International & WAWFE csidti.org & wawfe.org September 25th & 26th, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn 4075 SW 33PL, Gainsville, Florida 32608 ________________________________________________________________________________ Multi State Approved for Continuing Education Points Registration must be made by September 18th Open to the Public ~ must be 18 years of age or older Conference Contacts: Chris Dubois-Charles 1-519-755-4131 or chris.duboischarles@gmail.com Mack S. House Jr. cell…
  • Women Divers in the Yucatan! Amazing.

    24 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
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  • DON’T LITTER.

    18 Aug 2015 | 3:35 pm
    WARNING GRAPHIC FOOTAGE. While on a research project in Costa Rica, Nathan J. Robinson removed a 10 cm (4 in) plastic straw that was entirely embedded into the nostril of an olive ridley sea turtle. Lamentably, this is a consequence of the world of single-use, non-biodegradable plastic that we currently live in.
  • Shore Diving in Bonaire - is it that easy?

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    My wife and I have been diving for about 2 years now. We have dove Cozumel (multiple times) and Roatan last summer. I’m just short of 70 dives and my wife has roughly 50 dives. We’re both solid as far as knowing our gear and how to handle ourselves underwater. Thus far, all our diving has been with a Dive Master (or guide) along with us. I have read incredible stories of how awesome Bonaire is, but the wife is a bit concerned about ’shore diving alone’. We’re able to navigate, but we have never made it a basic practice as we’re usually just tagging along the group while diving in…
  • Ultimate Dive Experience!

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    A review by Travels with Tam on the Ultimate Dive Experience at Occidental Allegro in Cozumel! travelswithtam.com/the-ultimate-dive-experience-part-one/
 
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  • Are you going to be spotted with an SMB?

    Zeagle Eagle
    2 Sep 2015 | 11:54 am
    Here's a very interesting article. http://www.scubadiving.com/gear/acce...-and-found-sea
  • What will become of the famous ship The Calypso?

    Zeagle Eagle
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:29 pm
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...cy-468082.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZonmQZG0GQ
  • My OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light REVIEW

    SinkFloridaSink
    29 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    For the last 2 months i've been using the OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light non-stop when shooting with my GoPro. This is an amazing light. It's 950 Lumens and has a 120 degree beam. Here's a link to my full product review. Orcatorch D810V video light review
  • My OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light REVIEW

    SinkFloridaSink
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    For the last 2 months i've been using the OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light non-stop when shooting with my GoPro. This is an amazing light. It's 950 Lumens and has a 120 degree beam. Here's a link to my full product review of the Orcatorch D810V video light.
  • My OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light REVIEW

    SinkFloridaSink
    29 Aug 2015 | 1:58 pm
    For the last 2 months i've been using the OrcaTorch D810V Video Dive Light non-stop when shooting with my GoPro. This is an amazing light. It's 950 Lumens and has a 120 degree beam. Here's a link to my full product review of the Orcatorch D810V video light.
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  • "Aggressive" shark closes San Diego Beach

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:58 am
    We arrived back in San Diego from our last Great White Shark trip just in time for an "aggressive" hammerhead shark to close a popular La Jolla (San Diego) beach.According to the San Diego Union Tribune, "A hammerhead shark that circled and followed a group of swimmers and kayakers near La Jolla Shores prompted lifeguards to close a stretch of water to thousands of beachgoers Saturday afternoon."A hammerhead shark circles a kayaker near La Jolla Shores Saturday. The shark's aggressive behavior prompted the beach to close for the remainder of the day and night. — Jimmy Van EveraSince these…
  • 30 White Sharks and a pod of Orcas

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:42 pm
    What an incredible expedition! We not only saw a record 30 different individual white sharks on this expedition, on our way back we ran into a pod of Orcas that came right up to our vessel. The pod included a whale with an incredibly tall dorsal fin, as well as some mothers with their babies. What a treat!In addition to the sharks we encountered earlier this season, we had 3 new females, 3 new males, along with Keli, Andy, Johnny and Herman, all sharks we know from previous seasons.Photo by Mark Denstedt, not Martin GrafIf you aren't among the lucky ones that already booked an expedition this…
  • Bigger than Deep Blue. The biggest shark at Guadalupe Island!

    14 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    We just returned from our first expedition to Guadalupe Island this year. I'm happy to report that the big boys are back. Bruce, Jacques, Bite Face and Thor all made it back safely to the island. As big as those sharks are, they were dwarfed by the biggest shark to ever swim by a cage at Guadalupe. On our second day of diving, we encountered the largest fish on earth, a whale shark, swimming alongside a great white shark.I have seen whale sharks before, but this is the first time I saw one swimming with a great white shark. You never know, what you are going to see on the ocean. Aside from…
  • Courageous sea lion

    6 Aug 2015 | 9:04 pm
    From last season at Guadalupe Island, where we encountered a courageous little sea lion.  Cheers,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 aspects of both of these dynamic and shifting worlds. You can reach us directly at staff@sharkdiver.com.
  • Who is at Guadalupe Island?

    5 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Our great white shark season is officially getting underway this coming Sunday. I can't wait to see who is back at Guadalupe Island. Is "Shredder" going to be there after being absent for a couple of years?"Shredder"I'm really worried that something happened to him, but since "Quetzalcoatl" (no I did not name him)once stayed away from Guadalupe Island for 8 years, I still have hope!"Quetzalcoatl"What about our regulars like "Bruce", "Jacques", "Bite-Face", "Johnny" etc.? Who is making an appearance this season?"Jacques" one of our regulars.Who is going to get hurt this season?  It never…
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  • Lastest Diving Equipment News

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:20 pm
    a childhood fantasy ferments into an award-winning winery An avid scuba diver, he likes the oceans off the Dominican Republic. "Here [in Southern California], you need to carry on a boat for a long way, wear a lot of gear," Reyes said. "There, we go down towards the beach and plunge where we like without dense … Find out more on Los Angeles Days Underwater Drug Tunnel Revealed By Smuggler Caught Sporting Scuba Gear “Drug smugglers will try some thing to go their particular product – even scuba diving in an underwater tunnel”, U.S. Lawyer Laura Duffy reported in a pr…
  • Dutch Springs fatalities illustrate risk of scuba diving

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Dutch Springs deaths illustrate risk of scuba A licensed pilot and worker associated with the Yonkers Police Department in nyc, the Saddle Brook, N.J., guy had a passion for underwater adventure. He logged numerous dives, had been known for making use of excellent equipment and paid rigid attention to protection. Read more on Washington Times In Sea: 12 most useful Snorkel places within the U.S. The Mid-Atlantic States are not often recognized for superior snorkeling, primarily because less-than-perfect water clarity. Many people really like the beaches, but there is however not at all times…
  • Scuba instructor faces extradition to Malta over 'negligence' charges

    30 Aug 2015 | 1:22 am
    Scuba teacher deals with extradition to Malta over 'negligence' fees A scuba instructor is fighting extradition to Malta where he faces fees of causing the fatalities of his lover and good friend during a diving holiday. Stephen Martin, of Rustington, West Sussex, has been faced with two involuntary homicides by … Find out more on Everyday Mail Four tourists get lacking while scuba in Indonesia's Borneo Island Indonesia is a well known diving location in Asia but accidents have been reported lately. Picture: AFP, August 16, 2015. Four foreign tourists were lacking after…
 
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  • Dive Site: Gibraltar

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    A British Overseas Territory off the southern coast of Spain, Gibraltar represents the entrance to the Mediterranean. It covers an area of just under 3 square miles (6.8 square km), with a shoreline only 7.5 miles (12 km) long. The territory is most famous for the Rock of Gibraltar, rising up 1,398 feet (426 m), and riddled with tunnels and military facilities, which date back to the Moorish period. Truthfully, history is everywhere on this small, densely populated outcropping, sitting as it does at the entrance to one of the world’s natural crossroads. Legend even has it as the…
  • Ocean Legend Dr. Sylvia Earle Celebrates Her 80th Birthday

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    2 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    On August 30th 2015, one of the diving world’s most inspirational figures celebrated her 80th birthday. Over the course of the past eight decades, Dr. Sylvia Earle has logged more than 7,000 hours underwater – some of them in her capacity as a scientist and explorer, others of them in her role as an influential conservationist. Reverentially known in diving circles as ‘Her Deepness’, the octogenarian has no plans to slow down. In fact, she recently celebrated her landmark birthday with an expedition dive to Cashes Ledge, a submerged mountain range and ecological hotspot off the…
  • Is Honduras A Model For Marine Conservation?

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:00 am
    Honduras, with a population of 8 million, has been propelled to the forefront of marine conservation news with the latest Healthy Reefs report. The organization behind the report, Healthy Reefs, consists of members from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the World Bank, The Summit Foundation, Perigee Environmental and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System Project. The organization monitors and advocates the protection and the condition of the vast Mesoamerican barrier reef system, a 1,000-mile reef spanning the western part of the Caribbean Ocean from the northern tip of Mexico’s Yucatan…
  • Shark-Fin Soup: A Delicacy’s Fall From Grace

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      Amongst ocean conservationists, and many scuba divers, it’s commonly known that approximately 100 million sharks are killed each year. Of these, 73 million are the victims of the international shark-fin trade, generated by the demand for shark-fin soup in Asia. Shark finning is a major contributor to plummeting shark populations, but happily the past three years have seen a significant decline in the popularity of shark-fin soup. The shift began in September 2012, when Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flagship airline, announced that it would no longer accept unverified or unsustainable…
  • Disaster-Hit Areas: How Diving Can Help

    Guest Blogger
    30 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
      By Bonnie Waycott For many of us, scuba diving offers a chance to relax in beautiful, clear water and marvel at the marine life with family, friends or new dive buddies.  But, as I found in Japan, diving can offer a lot more — a chance to help out after a natural disaster and make a difference in a community. Sanriku Volunteer Divers In my case, volunteering as a diver came about unexpectedly after the March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan’s Tohoku region.  As the tsunami had such a devastating impact on the area, I spent some time looking for something I could do…
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  • Season Two Of Kids Ocean Education Series “The Mermaid Minute” To Debut Friday

    Stephan Whelan
    3 Sep 2015 | 3:37 am
    Real life Mermaid – Mermaid Linden – successfully crowdfunded the development of Season two of her hit online Kids Ocean Education TV Series “The Mermaid Minute” back in July 2014.  The first of these episodes is now going to be released this Friday – 4th September 2015 – on Mermaid Linden’s YouTube channel following up
  • PADI To Launch Freediver Training Program

    Stephan Whelan
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:31 am
    The worlds largest Scuba Diving Training agency – PADI – has just announced it is launching a brand new Freediver program at the DEMA Trade Show in November. Named “PADI Freediver” the program will follow the traditional PADI educational philosophy and be complete with student materials as well as instructional tools to enable suitably qualified
  • Getting Into Spearfishing – NoobSpearo – The Aussie Spearo Podcast

    Anvar Mufazalov
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:50 am
    Ah, the Internet… the power of an unlimited flow of information. What could possibly be a better place to look for knowledge, tips and other people’s experience… But great information comes at a great cost: it gets even more difficult to filter the ‘goods bits’ from the ‘not-so-good bits’. Some projects get it right, though.
  • 2nd RedC Cup Wraps Up In Dahab

    Stephan Whelan
    1 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    The 2nd RedC Cup – a growing international Freediving competition – has wrapped up in Dahab, Egypt.  3 days of competition saw 15 athletes from 11 countries take part and 6 Freediving National Records be set in the perfect conditions of the Dahab Blue Hole. Pim Vermeulen, one of the co-organizers, had this to say
  • Freediving App Review Series: STAmina Apnea Trainer (iOS version)

    John Griffith
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    This is part of the DeeperBlue.com Freediving App Review Series - a collection of reviews of Freediving related mobile apps. Each app has been reviewed based on a standardized set of criteria you can see here. In this article we review the STAmina Apnea Trainer App.
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  • Resort Diving

    Gerrard
    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    My eleven year old son has wanted to have a go at scuba diving for a few years now.   So last week, whilst on holiday in Spain, I finally felt he was ready to give it a try and agreed to take him for a resort try dive booked through our accommodation.  He was very excited to finally be going scuba diving with his Dad and truth be told, I was excited to be taking him!  When I say ‘taking him’ I made a point of not mentioning I was an instructor, we were to be father and son novices in the dive centres hands, enjoying a holiday experience. Having booked a shore dive, I thought that we…
  • BSAC Aid Instructor in Need

    Mark E Newman
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    BSAC are helping a member in need who is being extradited to Malta for two accidental deaths of his friend and a loved one simply because he was diving with them and he is an Instructor.  In July 2014 Stephen Martin was diving with his partner Larissa and friends when she and one of her rescuers died but now Maltese authorities are trying to extradite Stephen and charge him with two counts of involuntary homicide for being ‘negligent in his obligations’.   The BSAC Council have met at a special meeting and have generously decided to help Stephen with up to £100,000 for his…
  • ScubaPro Chromis

    Mark E Newman
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Scubapro are living up to their usual level of excellence with their Chromis multi-sport computer.  Designed to be a wrist dive computer the Chromis is a true sports computer with a lightweight housing and a range of colourful options.  The Chromis is perfectly happy at 30m on 32% EANx, in the pool counting strokes and distance or on a cliff with it’s built in altimeter. For the Summer 2015 season here at Simply Scuba we are offering the Chromis at the great price of £245until the end of September 2015 Dive Chromis The Chromis comes with Scubapro’s core dive features with a…
  • ScubaFest Anglesey 2015

    Mark E Newman
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    ScubaFest is a yearly gathering of divers from across the UK and abroad to socialise, meet manufacturers, try new equipment and more importantly; dive.  Held in Anglesey, on a small island on the North coast of Wales ScubaFest attracts beginner and veteran divers for shore dives or RHIB dives.  The main event happens on Porth Dafarch Beach which is a nice sheltered bay with parking so you can kit up and either simply walk into the water or hop on a RHIB to take you to one of the dive sites.   Just within swimming distance is the wreck of the SS Missouri, a four masted steamship that…
  • A Week In The Red Sea

    Mark E Newman
    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
      This June I went on a Red Sea livaboard with Blue O Two on M/Y Horizon to see Simply The Best and what a trip it was! Simply the best is a collection of the larger, more spectacular reefs in the Red Sea. You start with a check dive close to port then head to The Brothers, Daedelus, Elphinstone and other dive sites depending on the weather.  You’re on the water for a full five days with only the first and last nights spent in port where you can visit the shops and restaurants if you like. On my trip I saw more shoaling Scalloped Hammerheads than I could count, a 6-7m Whale…
 
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  • Now that's a huge aircraft! Diving the Dakota DC3 in southern Turkey

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webWreck diving exerts a special fascination to divers all around the world. Names such as “Thistlegorm”, “Andrea Doria”, “Haven”, “U-WHO”, “Carnatic” and many more are whispered respectfully and highlighted in diver logbooks, as some of them are considered the pinnacle of wreck diving. Logically, most of the wrecks underwater are sunken ships, but there are submarines, cars & tanks. Even airplanes! Not as famous as the “Andrea Doria” and surely not as frequently penetrated by divers as the “Thistlegorm” but definitely worth a dive, is the “Dakota”,…
  • Going Deep and Dark - Penetrating the Wrecks of Truk Lagoon

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webTruk Lagoon (now known as Chuuk) has one of the highest concentrations of wreck diving in the world. The 1944 World War II battle, Operation Hailstone, left over 40 ships and many airplanes underwater. Some of wrecks are within or partially within recreational limits, and the calm, clear, and warm waters of Chuuk make this a fantastic diving destination. The Dive In all honesty, the idea of going really deep or inside wrecks has never really thrilled me that much. As a photographer, I prefer to spend as much time underwater as possible in order to make the most of the photo…
  • Diving Easter Island

    13 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webMysterious Easter Island Mystery surrounds Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. Over 2,000 miles off the coast of Chile, this isolated island was first found by Polynesian explorers sometime between 700-1100 BC. It is best known for its huge human-like carved stone statues called moai. The moai have fascinated historians and travelers since they were first seen by explores such as Captain James Cook in the 1700s, but the purpose they served and how they were carved and transported around the island is still unknown. What’s so cool about the moai anyway? The average moai…
  • The Lizardfish

    6 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webI am sure that almost every diver and underwater photographer has had several encounters with this rather small predator. Its mouth is very large, and it has a distinctively toothy appearance. It belongs to the family of “Synodontidae”, and is widely spread all over the oceans of the planet. It prefers temperate to warm waters, and is mostly found in the shallows. You can find it in different sizes, sometimes very small, but also as long as 60 cm. Normally you can find it in solitary, but it happed a few times that I spotted, not two, but several lizardfish laying together.
  • iSeahorse: saving seahorses through citizen science

    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webHave you ever spotted a seahorse during one of your dives? Then you’ve experienced the exhilaration these incredible animals can bring you, just by being in their presence. Seahorses are such intriguing and charismatic creatures. Yes, they are fish, but they sure don’t look like it. They are masters of camouflage and are biologically unique given that the males give birth. The more you learn about seahorses, the more fascinating they become. As a diver, you probably also know that seahorses are challenging to find. Unfortunately, their remarkable camouflaging capabilities…
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