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  • Photographer of the Week – Howard Schatz

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    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Critically-acclaimed photographer shares his portfolio on DPG
  • Grenadine Islands of Bequia and Tobago Cays

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    World Footprints
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
      This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.   Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.  Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience.  Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman…
  • ScubaRadio 10-25-14 HOUR2

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    25 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This hour Eric Douglas discusses his next Mike Scott scuba adventure novel. Plus Greg considers the ultimate flying dive platform! Looking for HOUR1?
  • Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on Wings

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    littleredroz
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    One of the “must-see” attractions on any backpacker’s list in Oz are the Whitsunday Islands. A collection of around 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. Captain Cook wrote about them in his journal and descirbed them as the Whitsunday Passage, in the belief that the passage was discovered on Whitsunday, The Sunday of the feast of Whitsun or Pentecost in the Christian liturgical year, observed 7 weeks after Easter. Here is how it went for me… Mon 22nd September – Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands The hardest part was choosing which boat to go for.
  • Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP

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

    World Footprints
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
      This World Footprints show will journey to the Grenadines and unlock the mysteries of the sea in a way few seldom see or experience.   Our first stop takes us to Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the largest of the Grenadines.  Fresh from a dive at Devils Table with her dive buddy Cathy Sachs of Dive Bequia, Tonya and Cathy will recount their dive and why Bequia offers an unusual diving experience.  Cathy will also share how this island has changed her life. Then we’ll visit Bequia’s Park Bay, home to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, where a native retired skin-diving fisherman…
  • Career Talk w Coach Trina : #EmbraceTheSlash or "The Side Hustle"

    Life Coach Chat Channel
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    #EmbraceTheSlash: Succeeding professionally at this, that AND the other Some of us pursue several professions simultaneously.  We have a 'side gig' or hobby that we devote time and energy to - aside from our primary occupation. You've met them. The history teacher who plays in a band. The executive/avid scuba diver. The techie by day/world traveler/pianist. This show is about "embracing the slash". We were inspired by this article by Jessica Stillman. http://tinyurl.com/m8w32f8 … and this one by Kate Hamill http://tinyurl.com/n4azj6a Trina and Tamarra are both career coaches who also…
  • Going Places and Doing Things that Excite You

    Its Travel Time with Karen
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    We all know people who always seem to be having fun and going places.  And then there are those who talk about what they want to do and where they want to go but they never do it.  Which one are you?  If we look at what's happening it the world we could all be paralyzed with fear, hesitation or concern about lack of resources. But how many of us have seen loved ones pass on to the next life without having lived out their dreams.  Do you have any regrets in life? Now is the time to do the things you want to do.  Find a way to make it happen since next year or tomorrow is not promised to…
  • Healing Fountain - JJHIGGINS - HISTORY OF ANGELS

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    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

    MargauxJoy
    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…
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  • ScubaRadio 10-25-14 HOUR2

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    25 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This hour Eric Douglas discusses his next Mike Scott scuba adventure novel. Plus Greg considers the ultimate flying dive platform! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 10-25-14 HOUR1

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    25 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster talks about some of the best jobs in the dive industry. Plus do we need ScubaRadio mermen? Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 10-18-14 HOUR1

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    18 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets reports from the Dry Tortugas, the Florida Keys, and the Cayman Islands. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 10-18-14 HOUR2

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    18 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Greg The Divemaster is joined by Big Wave Dave, Captain Walt, Vince from Spare Air, Jerry The Diver Guy, and the Scuba Cowboy. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 10-11-14 HOUR1

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    11 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster and friends broadcast from the deck of the Caribbean Explorer 2 for another ScubaRadio ScubaCruise with Explorer Ventures! Plus they reflect on their stay at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino in St Maarten prior to boarding. Looking for HOUR2?
 
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  • Sailing the Whitsunday Islands on Wings

    littleredroz
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:32 am
    One of the “must-see” attractions on any backpacker’s list in Oz are the Whitsunday Islands. A collection of around 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. Captain Cook wrote about them in his journal and descirbed them as the Whitsunday Passage, in the belief that the passage was discovered on Whitsunday, The Sunday of the feast of Whitsun or Pentecost in the Christian liturgical year, observed 7 weeks after Easter. Here is how it went for me… Mon 22nd September – Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands The hardest part was choosing which boat to go for.
  • Ain El Sukhna

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    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    Ain El Sukhna (Ain Soukhna, Ein Sokhna, Ein Sukhna, Ain Sokhna, el-Soukhna) on the Egyptian Red Sea Coast (actually on the Gulf of Suez) has often been referred to as a town, but is really not. Ain Sukhna can be translated as “hot spring” and the name originates from sulfur springs in Gebal Ataqa, a nearby Eastern Desert mountain. It is a region that stretches from just south of Suez down the coast for about sixty kilometers, and mostly consists of a port along with a series of resort complexes, with a few independent restaurants, gas stations and other facilities scattered along…
  • So whats next?....

    Bobble
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    So after my Try-Dive with PADI (forgot to say who I did it with in the last post), I started to look into who I wanted to train with, after looking up on the internet all the different dive bodies and what they have to offer, it was a friend who encouraged me to do one with my local BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club). So I made contact and booked in for another Try-Dive for the following week. This time a friend of mine decided to join in, this time we were in the hands of a warm and friendly couple who had 30 years experience and enjoyment to impart in between the time we were under the water.
  • Sea Snake Mating Dance

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    21 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Dear Critters, What do you fear? I’m not sure what I fear anymore. When people describe me as fearless, I have to think very hard of reasons why they might be wrong. Remember that old saying ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?’ Well after having cancer four times in four years (along with a bunch of major surgeries and my oncologist recently handing me a death sentence), I have been forced to confront my own mortality on many occasions. As a result, I must confess that fear no longer plays the role in my life that it once did. I think this image sums me up…
  • Tesoro's Lobo Super TRAQ Does It Again.

    lockdownking
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Taking a break from writing Reconnaissance Treasure Hunters Magazine for next month, I visited an old barn. The barn is falling down so I had to use quite a bit of caution, but here is what I found. Still looking for suppliers to supply some of the equipment I need to go on an upcoming expedition. If your interested or for more information, just fill out the form below and I will get back in touch with you.       World War I Bridal Rosette found with Tesoro’s Lobo Super TRAQ   Name(required) Email(required) Comment(required)  
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  • Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP

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

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    scubadiving.com/article/news/new-world-record-dee...ive?dom=scu&loc=tout
  • Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story

    18 Oct 2014 | 10:25 am
    Note, this is a story, not informational post! The water was a sort of frothy blue. Whales and dolphins brushed the top of the water like whip cream over a hot coco. It was cold, salty, splashing every which way. Fish swam thickly in the water below and swarms of tuna bumped the side of the boat. Lucy hobbled over to her seat, the boat shaking and her stomach churning. "You okay there, Luce?" Captain Logan called from the wheel. Lucy shook her head, her red curls bouncing along as she sat down. Her eyes were green, and slowly turned into a stormy gray. Captain Logan had white hair, slicked…
  • Fun Underwater Scuba Diver Games and Challenges

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Looking for something fun and unique for scuba divers? Need a great idea for a fund raiser for a non-profit organization? Here are a few fun underwater games/challenges for scuba divers: 1. Underwater Poker Tournament (using waterproof playing cards) 2. Underwater Treasure Hunt (dive around until you find hidden stuff, then win prizes) 3. Geocaching (find stuff underwater using geo coordinates) 4. In-water Beer Pong (create floating beer pong setup with large buckets and rope, toss stuff into the buckets and drink)...ok so you don’t need to be underwater to do this one, but it would still…
  • No more scuba tanks?

    3 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    thescuttlefish.com/2014/10/is-this-the-end-of-scuba-tanks/
 
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  • Scubamax 440 Stainless Steel Pointed Knife

    ScubaToys Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Learn More about the Scubamax 440 Stainless Steel Pointed Knife ScubaMax's 420 stainless steel Spear is a full size pointed dive knife. Comes with a double button push release for a double secure lock, quick release knife strap buckles for an easier on and off process, and two quick release leg and knife straps are included. BLADE SIZE: 4.5" OVERALL SIZE: 10.5" Limit 3 per customer ... More...
  • Dry Box 2500 Dry Box

    ScubaToys Larry
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Learn More about the Dry Box 2500 Dry Box Fits nicely for a mask, or a great dry box for a save a dive kit - measuring 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches this waterproof Dry box is good to 100 feet of depth.... More...
  • Amphibious Outfitters Eel Tank Scuba T-Shirt

    ScubaToys Larry
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Learn More about the Amphibious Outfitters Eel Tank Scuba T-Shirt Amphibious Outfitters Scuba T-Shirt... More...
  • Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Guides

    ScubaToys Larry
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Learn More about the Lonely Planet Diving and Snorkeling Guides Lonely Planet's Diving and Snorkeling Guides explore the world's best diving and snorkeling areas. These guides are illustrated with underwater color photos throughout and contain diving and snorkeling information on activities above and below water.... More...
  • Aeris F11 Freediving Computer

    ScubaToys Larry
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Learn More about the Aeris F11 Freediving Computer Whether you're a world-class freediving champion or are simply tired of your dive computer's after-thought freediving mode, the new AERIS F11 was designed by freedivers specifically for freedivers. This follow up to the F.10, widely considered the best dedicated freediving watch available, The Aeris F11 looks great with its stainless steel accents and includes several new features at the request of professional and recreational freedivers around the world. Freedive Mode Main disp... More...
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    The Right Blue

  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
  • Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Cayman Islands

    BNS
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), Cayman Islandsby B. N. SullivanMany small crustaceans look quite similar to one another, but it's hard to misidentify this little hermit crab.  A denizen of reefs in the Caribbean Sea, the brilliant coloring of the Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) sets it apart from other hermit crab species of that region.These little crabs (about an inch long) inhabit old gastropod shells, and for some unknown reason, the shells they choose as their portable houses usually are pretty cruddy looking.  The one in the photo on this page is covered…
  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    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

    BNS
    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…
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  • What is it like to come face to face with a Great White Shark?

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

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

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

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    My friend Ingrid Sprake, a project director at Projects Abroad has let me know about an exciting volunteer opportunity, to work with sharks in South Africa.If you would like to apply for this position, you can do it here Placement location: Old Harbour Museum, Hermanus, South AfricaRole: To work directly with the Shark Conservation ProjectMain Research Focus: Scientific shark research, shark conservation, educationEnvironment: MarineAccommodation: Shared volunteer accommodationPrice: From £1,845What's included? Food, accommodation, airport transfers, insurance, personal webpage,…
  • No more drumlines, let the shark killing begin?

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Shark Year Magazinejust published this:Western  Australian Government to take action to protect human life when necessary due to an imminent shark threat The State Government has reached an agreement with the Commonwealth Government that will ensure in the event of a shark attack or threat; immediate action can be taken by the Western Australian Government to implement the imminent threat policy. Premier Colin Barnett said this would enable the State Government to respond quickly in the event of a shark posing a threat, or after an attack. “It is important that that we…
 
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  • Lampreys: Vampires of the Deep

    Creedence Gerlach
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Just in time for Halloween, we bring you a closer look at one of the most horrific aquatic creatures around: the lamprey. If you’ve ever seen a photograph of a lamprey, chances are you understand why it has earned the nickname “vampire fish.” These ancient eel-like fish have no jaws, but instead have a round, heavily toothed, sucker-like mouth which they use to attach to other fish and small invertebrates to drink their blood. More than 40 species exist, although only 18 of those are actually parasitic. Fortunately for you, attacks on humans are few and far between. Lampreys…
  • 3 Signs You Need to Work on Your Dive Buoyancy

    Creedence Gerlach
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Having good dive buoyancy control is the most basic skill a SCUBA diver should aim to master. Poor buoyancy control can lead to unsatisfactory and even unsafe dives. Divers with poor buoyancy will often use hands and fins excessively, constantly adjust air levels in the BCD and consume more air. Using hands and fins to maintain position is a sign that a diver needs to work on his or her dive buoyancy. This excessive hands and feet movement is not only dangerous for delicate marine life such as coral but also dangerous for the diver. Using hands and fins to maintain position can kick up silt…
  • 10 Cool Species of Marine Eels

    Creedence Gerlach
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Eels are some of the more interesting creatures of the sea, with about 800 marine eel species known to science. The moray and conger are common genuses of marine eels, in which many species exist with varying colors, sizes, diets, and habitats. Let’s take a look at just ten of these wriggling beauties below. Snyder’s Moray via flickr/jurvetson Snyder’s moray eel, also known as the finespot moray lives in the Pacific Ocean. It was discovered by Snyder in 1904 and is actually representative of several subspecies of eel.   Giant Moray via flickr/Derek Keats The giant moray…
  • 3 Most Popular BCD Styles

    Creedence Gerlach
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Experienced SCUBA divers are most likely already familiar with the buoyancy control device, which is also known simply as a BCD. This particular piece of equipment utilizes an inflatable air bladder that enables divers to maintain proper buoyancy whether they are on the surface or far beneath the water. There are several types of BCD styles available, and each diver should choose the best one for his or her needs. Jacket-Style BCD Cressi Start Pro BCD – $279.95 FREE SHIPPING! This is the most popular choice among recreational divers due to its wonderful stability regardless of the…
  • Reefmakers: The Life Cycle of Coral

    Creedence Gerlach
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The life cycle of coral is fascinating. While individually diverse, the life cycle of corals around the world are fairly similar. Individual eggs are created before developing and sinking back down to the ocean floor where they grow as coral. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating process. Reproduction Sperm is released in clusters by polyps. A polyp is a coelenterate with a column-shaped body. Polyps usually rest on the exterior of a reef. Similarly, eggs are released from the coral as well. The two gametes, which are male and female germ cells, meet in the ocean as they float to…
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  • Dive Site: Manta Point, Addu Atoll, Maldives

    Guest Blogger
    1 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    By  Marc Kouwenberg The southernmost atoll of the Maldives, Addu Atoll (previously known as Seenu Atoll) is the only one that was not affected by the 1998 global coral-bleaching event. Addu is world-famous for its large manta rays, the British Loyalty (the biggest wreck in the Maldives), sharks, turtles and a population of big fish year round. It is also known for its brilliant coral patches in the north, and broad barrier reefs with several islands on the east and west. There are a total of four channels (kandus) in this atoll, Gan Kandu, Viligili Kandu, Maa Kandu and Kuda Kandu. There are…
  • 20 Amazing Underwater Photographs

    Nadia Aly
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    20 Amazing Underwater Photographs By Scuba Diver Life A picture is worth a thousand words. Here are 20,000 worth of words under the sea. Komodo, Indonesia May 2013 By Scuba Diver Life Nitrogen Trip By Scuba Diver Life Stingrays and A Girl By Scuba Diver Life Jellyfish By Scuba Diver Life Overhead Diving By Scuba Diver Life Diving the Wreck of Bermuda By Scuba Diver Life Underwater Kids By Scuba Diver Life Bubbling Reflection By Scuba Diver Life Sea Turtle By Scuba Diver Life Naked Lady By Scuba Diver Life Reef Scene By Scuba Diver Life Red Sea, Egypt By Scuba Diver Life Big Fin By Scuba Diver…
  • The Insured Diver

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Depending on your country’s insurance laws, you may find that you need at least some form of additional insurance coverage for diving mishaps. But what should you look for when comparing insurance options? It’s time to get acquainted with the fine print in your insurance terms. Accident insurance Accidents happen, and when they do, insurance often comes into play. Make sure that your existing health insurance covers accidents related to diving, ideally for both the cost of any search and rescue initiatives and any medical bills you may incur. Some insurance companies don’t cover any…
  • 12 Great Dive Sites in the Maldives

    Nadia Aly
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    12 Great Dive Sites in Maldives By Scuba Diver Life The island nation is one of the tiniest in the world and is famous for its white-sand beaches and spectacular diving. Here are some of the best diving spots.   Cocoa Corner By Scuba Diver Life The best shark sight-seeing in the Male Atoll, Cocoa Corner's protected marine area has beautiful coral reefs and sharp drop offs making it perfect for wall diving.  Kottey Outside By Scuba Diver Life For intermediate to advanced divers, this dive spot in Addu Atoll is liked for its dramatic landscape and shallow to deep diving. Banana Reef By…
  • Fact Or Fiction: The Search For Atlantis

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
      The idea of the city beneath the sea has captured the imagination of filmmakers, artists and writers for many years, and although Atlantis may well be nothing more than fiction, expeditions have been launched to remote locations all over the world in an attempt to prove its existence. The myth of Atlantis has roots in a single source, the writings of the Greek philosopher Plato. Circa 359 BC, Plato mentions an island nation named Atlantis in two of his works, Timaeus and Critias. According to his narratives, the island lay beyond the Pillars of Hercules and was larger than Libya and…
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  • 'Falling' in at Ft. Wetherill

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Having more completely off-gassed from the three week #Antikythera #exosuitproject in Greece, I felt I had a much needed obligation to realign myself with a quick dive here at home. With kids in the mix, that means a constant shuffle to do anything much 'fun' for yourself, so I made a very early start (everyone still sleeping) and got to Ft. Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island before sunrise.Fall had clearly set in..the morning air was crisp, and I could see a wintry sky out there on the horizon as the sun just started to creep up. Conditions were suboptimal, with wind blowing into both…
  • Home sweet home | #exosuitproject returns from #antikythera

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Wow, what a stretch - despite Greece being a new work locale for me, the start of the 'Return to Antikythera' expedition set in as old hat. As these things go, challenges are defined, solutions are identified, and then it comes down to putting together all the pieces with a degree of flexibility to meet the challenges.Despite all the flag waving and publicity that the project managed to muster, particularly with the excitement of the Exosuit making its debut work performance for science, for me the most important element of the project was appreciating the depth of national pride that this…
  • Antikythera mechanism expedition begins search for missing fragments of world’s oldest known computer

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

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    In just a couple of short weeks, we're off on the Return to Antikythera Expedition. This year's project has been in development for over a year, and builds on work dating to the very early 20th century when the Bronze age wreck site was first discovered by Greek sponge divers.Over the past several months, I have had the fortunate pleasure of working with the team members of this 2014 Antikythera Expedition including the Chief Scientist, Brendan Foley, his colleagues from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, and representatives of the Greek Navy, training them on use of the Exosuit ADS…
  • 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…
 
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  • 10 Days With The Evil Genius of Freediving – Part 1

    Walter Johnson
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Recently I spent 10 days trapped in the lair of the evil genius Ron Smith at Smith Aerospace Corp in Sahuarita, Arizona (yes, that is a solar power array you see on the left – pretty cool). One thing about evil geniuses – they don’t like to be CALLED “evil geniuses,” but I was spared […]
  • [VIDEO] Freediving The World’s Deepest Hole

    Stephan Whelan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This week’s video is from the World’s Deepest Hole – the Blue Hole in the Bahamas.  Pete Bethune, a New Zealand conservationist, takes to Freediving the Blue Hole with William Trubridge. 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 […]
  • Water Born TV – Teaser Four “Filming Whale Sharks”

    Stephan Whelan
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The brand new web series Water Born TV is launching on November 5, 2014.  Created by Marc Kaiser, Goh Iromoto and Kirk Krack the series follow Performance Freediving International (PFI) instructors and special guests on a journey of travel and adventure exploring unique underwater destinations. In the run up to launch we’ll be showcasing some of the teaser content to […]
  • Water Born TV – Teaser Three “Water Born Theme Song”

    Stephan Whelan
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The brand new web series Water Born TV is launching on November 5, 2014.  Created by Marc Kaiser, Goh Iromoto and Kirk Krack the series follow Performance Freediving International (PFI) instructors and special guests on a journey of travel and adventure exploring unique underwater destinations. In the run up to launch we’ll be showcasing some of the teaser content to […]
  • Water Born TV – Teaser Two “Location Scouting in the Cenotes”

    Stephan Whelan
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The brand new web series Water Born TV is launching on November 5, 2014.  Created by Marc Kaiser, Goh Iromoto and Kirk Krack the series follow Performance Freediving International (PFI) instructors and special guests on a journey of travel and adventure exploring unique underwater destinations. In the run up to launch we’ll be showcasing some of the teaser content to […]
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    Simply Scuba Blog

  • Hollis Explorer Rebreather Training

    Mark E Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    With rebreathers becoming more and more common around the world I decided to do my first user course for the Hollis Explorer Rebreather.  The Explorer is a Semi-Closed Rebreather which only uses a small cylinder of Nitrox (32-40% O2) instead of two cylinders; one diluent and one pure O2.   Day One Training started in the classroom with unit assembly and dis-assembly going through each part and its function in the rebreather.   I arrived fully prepared to take pages of notes and diagrams but it really wasn’t required; the Explorer is such a simple and user-friendly unit, paired…
  • Hollis BTR-500 Drysuit Trade-in Offer

    Mark E Newman
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    With the launch of the new Hollis BTR-500 Drysuit, Hollis are offering a trade-in offer for a huge discount until the 30th of November 2014.   The Offer The recommended retail price (RRP) for the BTR-500 Drysuit is £899.00 and coinciding with the launch of the suit at the Dive Show in October; you will be able to buy the new BTR-500 Drysuit for £699.00* (a saving of £200) from Simply Scuba when you trade in your old drysuit as we hold stock of all sizes. To qualify for this offer you must bring or send us your complete diving drysuit to our shop in Faversham and you will receive…
  • How to take great underwater pictures using Compact Cameras with a Strobe

    Torben
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    After learning the basics of how to take great underwater pictures from our previous article, I’m pretty sure you are craving for some more info to help develop your photography skills and take better pictures. Did you get a chance to practice your new skills yet? If not, don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time on all your future dives as a  underwater photographer. By now, you’ve probably already realised that some or most of your pictures did not meet your expectations. You now also know that the quality of the picture is influenced by several factors like light, depth and…
  • Choosing A Tech Instructor

    Mark E Newman
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t be afraid to shop around for an Instructor, when you start diving you’re usually put in a group of other beginners and you learn the basics from the Instructor you’re given.  When you advance to Tech diving you will have a pretty good idea of what kind of Instructor you learn best from so try and assess your potential instructors before you invest in a course.   Try Before You Buy A great way of trying out new Instructors is TekCamp; over five days Instructors from all around the world and different training agencies all come together to teach groups about their…
  • Entry Level Tec

    Mark E Newman
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Dr. Richard Walker gave a very good seminar at EuroTek on how and why divers can move into Tec and with Tec Diving on the rise and different perceptions of what Tec diving actually is many people are unsure where to turn, what they need to do or whether they should even try. A majority of the point and observations in this blog are from Dr. Walker who is a very accomplished GUE Instructor, for more information about Dr. Walker please click here or sign up to his newsletter here     Why? First you need to ask yourself why you’re looking to move into Tec Diving; if your answer…
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    BEST DIVE WATCHES

  • Rolex Sea Dweller Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    The Rolex Sea Dweller watch really set the new standards of robustness, precision, functionality and reliability. This is a watch that defies the elements and it is designed to provide the highest degree of resistance in a size that remains wearable and practical.   Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea Dweller 4000 Mens Watch Current Price: $10,500.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea Mens Watch 16600 Current Price: $10,995.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Oyster Perpetual Seadweller Deepsea List Price: $12,175.00 Current Price: $10,500.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Seadweller…
  • Rolex Submariner Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
      The Rolex is at home in the oceans throughout the world where it is a valuable tool for every diver. The Submariner has gained the reputation as the watch of action with a rugged elegance!   NEVER WORN ROLEX SUBMARINER MENS WATCH 116610 List Price: $9,475.00 Current Price: $8,100.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex Submariner Green Dial Steel Mens Watch 116610LV List Price: $9,050.00 Current Price: $8,944.50 Price Disclaimer   Men's Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch List Price: $6,000.00 Current Price: $6,695.00 Price Disclaimer  …
  • Top Rolex GMT Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    The GMT-Master collection was first introduced in 1955,  and it was designed and created to meet the requirements of international pilots. The GMT-Master II which made its debut  in 2005, has shown to be a valuable timepiece for all professions, especially those involved in long distance travel.  It features a rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel and a separate 24-hour hand. You are able to travel the world and read three different time zones. (Two simultaneously).   Rolex Mens Stainless Steel Gmt II Black Dial List Price: $8,450.00 Current Price: $7,850.00 Price Disclaimer   Rolex…
  • Rolex Submariner & Rolex Sea Dweller Dive Watches

    Best Dive Watch
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
      Rolex Submariner & Rolex Sea Dweller Dive Watches     Rolex Submariner Collection When released in the early 1950s, the first, water resistant to 100 meters, luxury model, Rolex Submariner was similar to rival, Blancpain’s, “Fifty Fathoms” chronometer. However, where the Fifty Fathoms watch was designed for, and marketed to, elite divers and Special Forces in a variety of countries, Rolex focused on one of the fastest-growing markets of the time – the hobby diving market. Rolex’s intent was to make its Submariner 5512 product for everyone. The Submariner has…
  • Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver

    Best Dive Watch
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Cartier Calibre De Cartier Mens Watch W7100056       __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________     Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Automatic Black Dial Rubber Mens Watch W7100052          
 
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  • 10 Questions With Shark Man Riley Elliott

    David
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
     Riley Elliott is marine biologist and shark lover. He recently gave a Tedx talk in Auckland, New Zealand about his work, and why sharks aren’t the terrible creatures the media has told us to believe they are. Riley’s newest project is Sharkman TV. While working on Sharkman TV and his Ph.D, Riley was able to bring attention to the barbaric practice of shark finning, and eventually help contribute to the ban on shark finning in New Zealand. 1. At what age did you begin diving, and what inspired you to start diving? I did my first PADI when I was 17 through a school outdoor…
  • Creature Feature-Bottlenose Dolphin

    David
    12 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Bottlenose Dolphin Family: Dolphin (Delphinidae) Two species belong to the genus Tursiops, the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus). Description: Shades of grey to nearly white. Between 6 and 13 feet and 330-1430 pounds. Bottlenose dolphins can be quite difficult to see in water, and travel in pods (groups of 10-30 dolphins). Habitat: Any warm waters around the globe. They may live in deep ocean waters, deltas, coasts, estuaries, bays. Range: Bottlenose dolphins tend to be found most often in tropical areas, nearing the…
  • Creature Feature-Manta Ray

    David
    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

    David
    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

    David
    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…
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    Scuba Diving Blog | The Sub2o by DiveAdvisor.com

  • Red-lipped Batfish

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webSome fish look like drifting pieces of seaweed. Some fish look like chunks of rough coral. But only one fish looks like a strange alien ready for a night on the town. The red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) has to be one of the most bizarre fish a diver can hope to see. With eyes on the ends of short stalks and mouth the color of freshly applied lipstick, this fish has a truly alien physique. Not only does the red-lipped batfish differ in resemblance to other fish, it doesn’t even move like other fish. Though it is capable of swimming along the bottom, the…
  • 7 Common Digital Marketing Mistakes Made by Dive Shops and Liveaboards

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webOver the last couple of years of working as a digital marketer, building out diveadvisor.com, and studying thousands of dive shop/liveaboard outward marketing efforts, I feel like I’m ready to put to paper some clear cut erroneous tendencies that dive shops are making. In this series of articles, I will outline the basics and begin working on a comprehensive guide. 1. Poor Websites People fail to realize that the website is by far the most important element of their digital marketing campaign. Some people have terrible designs that look like they were built in 1999, and…
  • Diving in Trinidad and Tobago

    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webTobago is the smaller sister island to Trinidad; making up the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Grenada lies to the north, with Trinidad and Venezuela the closest in the southwest. Scarborough is the capital of the island and a Mecca for divers, hikers, and bird watchers. The multi-ethnic population is mainly of African and East Indian descent. Tobago is noted as one of the fastest growing regions in the Caribbean. Popular with both overseas visitors and Trinidadians, the island enjoys a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season, between December and June, and…
  • Diving in Ireland - the Island of Contrasts

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webPerched on the northwest edge of the European Continental Shelf, Ireland is an island of contrasts. The Republic of Ireland takes up three-quarters of the island, whilst the six counties in the northeast of the Ireland are part of the UK. This is important for overseas travellers, who will need to consider visa implications for two jurisdictions. Cross-border travel is fairly relaxed these days, and the troubles in Northern Ireland are just a memory. There is great diving across the whole of the island, so don’t let this deter you from planning an all-Ireland diving trip.
  • The Stairway Foundation (Part 3), The Baclayan Camp

    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Read on the webThis is the third instalment of the Scuba for Change story. Last month, you would have read about The Stairway Foundation, the Philippines Not-for-Profit, Scuba for Change is looking to support. I would like to take this opportunity to close out on The Stairway Foundation story, and invite you to our launch! Apart from the Residential programme mentioned last month, I'd like to highlight their Baclayan Camp. The Camp is set atop a steep mountain, and it was a slow and treacherous drive with Lars (Founder) up to the camp from Puerto Galera. The view, however, was simply…
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