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  • Final Call: San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

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    30 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    Two weeks left to submit entries to prestigious film festival
  • ScubaRadio 7-25-15 HOUR1

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    25 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Jean-Mitchel Cousteau. Plus Eric Douglas checks in from the beach as he prepares for his next book release featuring the ScubaRadio crew! Looking for HOUR2?
  • The little Seahorse

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    herzogmia
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So cute, and so hard to spot!   Copyright © 2013 Herzog Photography
  • Huntzinger v Aqualung America Inc.

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    John McKenzie
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    First be aware that the information in this lawsuit filed against Aqua Lung USA is only from the complainant, submitted by the plaintiffs lawyers and nothing has been proven or decided. Please do not mistake blame for culpability. After reading the entire class action complaint, below is a quick summary, a link to the full complaint and brief statement from Suunto. It has been our experience that Aqua Lung makes quality dive equipment and is very concerned with safety. We will be gathering more information from all parties and reporting more as appropriate. The lawsuit was filed in the United…
  • Shore Diving in Bonaire - is it that easy?

    DiveBuddy.com: Articles
    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…
 
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  • ScubaRadio 7-25-15 HOUR1

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    25 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Jean-Mitchel Cousteau. Plus Eric Douglas checks in from the beach as he prepares for his next book release featuring the ScubaRadio crew! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 7-25-15 HOUR2

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    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Bob Evans from Force Fins and Roz from the UK check in. Plus final preparations for Bugfest and Florida’s Spiny Lobster season! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 7-18-15 HOUR1

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    18 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Dr Sam Miller to discuss the history of the US Dive Flag. Plus the Wounded Warriors go diving! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 7-18-15 HOUR2

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    17 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This hour Pete from ScubaBoard reports in after diving the Cenotes of Cozumel. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 7-11-15 HOUR1

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    11 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The week Greg The Divemaster is joined by Mehgan Heaney-Grier and gets a preview of her new Discovery Channel show, Treasure Quest. Plus reflections on Shark Week and what it does for sharks and diving. Looking for HOUR2?
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  • The little Seahorse

    herzogmia
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So cute, and so hard to spot!   Copyright © 2013 Herzog Photography
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis - plumitapacifica.com

    garydavi
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:02 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…
  • Ten Thousand Miles; One Hell of a Suprise

    blondie636
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Exactly one year ago, to this date, I began to write and share with this blog. Happy One Year anniversary darlings; it has been a pleasure. It’s crazy how you can plan for things to happen and a few weeks later you completely change your mind. I had planned to finish my horsing around with the 4 legged furry cretins ad then move to Sydney for a month or two before travelling the East Coast of Australia. However, Dad had been bugging me to book flights home at Christmas and if I’m being totally honest; the idea of spending Christmas with my family in miserable rainy Britain was not…
  • Day 3 -- West Indian Ocean for the First Time Ever!

    Shanshan He
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    7/28/15 When I woke up at 7 in the morning, it was already bright outside. Today is the first day of diving. I was pretty excited about getting back into the water again. Yara told me that the open water dive in Mozambique is not like any of the tropical reef diving — the water is rather rough and swelly. We prepped our gears, had breakfast within an hour and were ready to go at 8 AM. When we got to the dive center, Yara gave me a dive brief before we hopped on the floating motor boat. Our two dive sites for the day were Rio Saiñas Wreck and Wiche’s Hat. The Rio Saiñas Wreck sank two…
  • Underwater | Whale shark

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    29 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    LG G4 Rated as the Best Camera Phone for Pictures @ Searchy.One Search Description From Photographer if Any: By CharoGertrudix Source: 500px.com
 
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  • Huntzinger v Aqualung America Inc.

    John McKenzie
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    First be aware that the information in this lawsuit filed against Aqua Lung USA is only from the complainant, submitted by the plaintiffs lawyers and nothing has been proven or decided. Please do not mistake blame for culpability. After reading the entire class action complaint, below is a quick summary, a link to the full complaint and brief statement from Suunto. It has been our experience that Aqua Lung makes quality dive equipment and is very concerned with safety. We will be gathering more information from all parties and reporting more as appropriate. The lawsuit was filed in the United…
  • EDITORS CHOICE: Venom Frameless Mask

    John McKenzie
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    This new Atomic mask will change the way you think about dive masks. Before Atomic Aquatics (division of Huish Outdoors) released the Venom Frameless mask there was little you could say about scuba masks. It fit or didn’t fit; maybe it came in a pretty color. Boring. But this mask is a sexy leap in mask technology. Most prominently every ScubaGadget tester that tried this mask immediately said this is the “most comfortable mask I have ever worn.” Two testers immediately went to their local dive shop to purchase the mask. The exclusive “Gummi Bear UltraSoft” silicone…
  • Seal the Gaps with Apollo Bio Seal

    Chaela Sumner
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    As drysuit divers, our goal is to keep water out of our suit. Most drysuits fit well enough to accomplish this. However, if you’re like me, I have a super slender neck (Yep, you guessed it, I’m a woman diver). My awesome ScubaPro drysuit has a neck seal that doesn’t quite conform properly to my neck. My solution? Apollo Bio Seal. (And, my male partner, an average size man, uses one, too. Other divers use the Bio Seal to extend the life of their latex seals when they become loose.) The seal, sold in both neck and wrist sizes, is an extremely pliable non-latex product which…
  • Put the POW in Dive Gear Cleaning. Get Pau Pilau.

    Chaela Sumner
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    You know it and I know it – even practicing regular cleaning, your wetsuit, drysuit, undergarments, hoods and gloves can stink over time.  You can wash, enzyme, hang outdoors but still a tell-tale odor lingers. I can’t stand that smell. You might feel the same. When we were at DEMA 2014 last fall, I came upon a booth for a product called Pau Pilau. I was told it works better than enzyme cleaners – Pau Pilau actually digests bacteria and harmful organisms that cause the stink. Armed with samples, I took the product home. Over the past few months, we gave Pau Pilau a thorough…
  • BOOK REVIEW: The Basics of Rebreather Diving, by Jill Heinerth

    John McKenzie
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    If you ever think about diving a rebreather, renown rebreather instructor Jill Heinerth‘s book The Basics of Rebreather Diving offers you the best insurance against having a “shiny object moment.” Rebreathers require the largest investment of money and time of any one product a scuba diver can purchase. Jill says, “so often divers choose to buy a rebreather based on one demo pool session or even how it looks.” It’s clear from page one that Jill is not selling rebreathers. She is, as a big sister would, sitting you down and gently helping you truly…
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  • 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/
  • Macro Thrills in Cozumel!

    15 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    I love the tiny stuff! Check it out! travelswithtam.com/macro-thrills-in-cozumel/
  • Dive Around the Clock

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Dive Around The Clock This is just some information, sorry for the short notice. Would love to see some of our local divers come out and support this great event. July 17-18, 2015 4:00PM - 4:00PM (24 Hours) Redondo Beach in Des Moines, WA $30 Registration Fee per Diver includes event shirt! The mission of Dive Around the Clock (DATC) is to bring together the scuba diving community for an annual 24-hour scuba diving relay dive-a-thon charity event with the aim of educating and raising awareness about childhood cancer and to raise funds, benefiting Children’s Cancer Research, to be used to…
  • NIGHT DIVE ON PARADISE eel attack!

    7 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    travelswithtam.com/dive-cozumel-paradise-at-night/ YOU MUST SEE THIS!
 
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  • Scubapro Litehawk BC with dumpable weight pockets

    jnmarshall
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Current model of Scubapro's Litehawk travel BC. Size M/L. Used only once for a lake dive at Clear Springs. The BC was washed, flushed and hung to dry. No chlorine or salt. Everything is included like new. All documents, new original Scubapro LP inflator hose AND as a bonus brand new dumpable weight pockets ($90 value). This is NOT the older model sold on the web at discount. This is the latest 2014 Black and Grey model. This is a great travel BC weighing only 5lbs and rolls up into your carry on bag. Asking $350. IMG_0075.jpgIMG_0077.jpgIMG_0076.jpg Attached Images IMG_0077.jpg (104.0 KB)…
  • New Local Dive Site

    Scubagal
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    The Greater Omaha SCUBA Club's favorite local dive site, the Atlantic Quarry in Atlantic, IA, is no longer available to divers so we set out to find some new places to dive. One we found is fairly close to Omaha, Lake 2 at Louisville State Recreation Area in Louisville, NE. Lake 2 has a designated swimming area and beach. Normally scuba divers are required to stay at least 200 ft. away from swimming areas however divers may enter the water to the right of the beach area as per one of the park rangers. A dive flag float is required. Fish sightings in the lake have included lots of catfish,…
  • Dominican Punta Cana

    Irishhunter
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    I am going to Punta Cana with family week before Christmas and looking for a good dive operator. Any recommendations ?
  • Can you convert an S555 to an S600?

    jmeeder
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:42 pm
    I have a Scubapro S555 and after seeing it mentioned in a few threads it appears it is the same regulator more or less as the S600 just without the flow adjustment. Can anyone confirm this and if it is possible what parts specifically should I be asking to be installed?
  • Hollis Biodry

    DiverDan28
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Hey everyone, I'm in the market for a drysuit and was wanting others reviews on the Hollis Biodry. Preferably the good and the bad. I called the shop today and spoke with someone who gave me some good advice on undergarments. Thanks for that. This will be my first dry suit so any other advice is greatly appreciated.
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  • Are the sharks going to be safe at Guadalupe Island?

    22 Jul 2015 | 10:48 am
    Sharknado 3 airs tonight on the SCIFY channel. At the rate those Sharknado's remove the sharks from the water, this might well be the last chance to see them live at Guadalupe Island.When Brian Kilmeade, from FOX and friends was surprised that the water at a South African surf contest wasn't clear of sharks, he must have had thought that after Sharknado 2, all the sharks were gone already. Luckily, that was not the case. We saw them in record numbers at Guadalupe Island last season.Just to make sure you visit the great white sharks at Guadalupe Island, before they all get sucked out of the…
  • Biggest White Shark ever filmed?

    17 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    The Discovery Channel promised us a better quality of programming for "Shark Week" this season, so I was curious to see what they would offer. One of their episodes was titled "Island of the Mega Shark". So who, or what, is that mega shark?When that "Mega Shark" swims under the cage Dickie Chivell exclaims that "this is the biggest shark I've ever seen in my life" and "you have to make up a new word for how big this shark is." Well Dickie, we have a word for that "Mega Shark". We call her "Lucy". She is easily identified by her mangled tail and is certainly a big shark, but more in the 17 ft…
  • Awesome great white sharks at Guadalupe Island

    10 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    Alan Davey posted some awesome pictures from his trip to Guadalupe Island with us last year. The pictures were taken in August, the best time to see multiple sharks.Alan Davey photographyFor his complete trip report, more pictures and some great advice for photographers, check out his blog http://allandaveyblog.com/2014/10/28/a-truly-great-white-shark-adventure/It is #sharkweek so all this week I will be sharing my shots of Great White Sharks I photographed at Guadalupe Mexico. It was an adventure of a lifetime to experience these beautiful misunderstood animals in the wild. #whiteshark…
  • Valerie Taylor, the most glamorous shark advocate in the world

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    With the 40th anniversary of the release of "Jaws", "The Telegraph" has a very nice article on Valerie Taylor. She, together with her late husband Ron, was an underwater videographer for Steven Spielberg's "Jaws".  The article's headline calls her "The most glamorous shark hunter in the world". Though I think "The most glamorous shark advocate in the world" is a much more fitting title, the article itself does a great job of telling Valerie's life story. From her beginning as a champion spearfisher to one of the world's leading advocates for conservation.The article shows to how Valerie…
  • Shark Week at Guadalupe

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    With "Shark Week" coming up, a lot of you are probably dreaming about what it would be like to be part of the show. How would it feel to come face to face with a great white shark? How awesome would it be to show your friends a movie of you experiencing a "real shark week"?Well, you can make that dream a reality. We have 2 special film expeditions to Guadalupe coming up on September 4-9 and 9-14-2014. Peter Kragh, Emmy Award winner 2013 for Outstanding Cinematography on Nat Geo's "Untamed Americas", who was also part of many "shark week" specials, is leading those expeditions. He will film…
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  • Teledyne Technologies Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from experts (NYSE:TDY)

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Teledyne Technologies Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts (NYSE:TDY) Teledyne Technologies logo design Teledyne Technologies (NYSE:TDY) has gotten an opinion agent rating score of 2.67 (Hold) through the six agents that offer protection for company, Zacks Investment Research states. One financial investment analyst has actually rated … Read more on Dakota Financial Information Family plans large browse Saturday for lacking Bardstown woman Underwater digital cameras is supposed to be found in the search on the weekend. Crystal's dad Tommy Ballard said in…
  • Lastest Scuba Mask Information

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Man dead after Wakefield quarry jump But he sank in to the depths of Morrison's Quarry, a favorite bungee jumping and scuba diving spot outside Wakefield, Que. … An off-duty Montreal officer designed with only a snorkelling mask attemptedto rescue Rothwell. However the … Find out more on Ottawa Sun Solomon Islands vacation guide: 20 reasons to visit You don't need certainly to scuba to enjoy the Solomons' underwater wonderland – simply grab a mask and dive in-off the beach or a jetty. You’re going to be greeted by exceptional exposure and interested, colourful…
  • Crystal Cruises Announces Brand New Luxury Cruise Ships, a River Line, Yacht Cruises & Airplane

    26 Jul 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Amazingly Cruises Announces New Luxury Cruise Ships, a River Line, Yacht Cruises & Airplane … 12-passenger, 32-foot extremely boat tender. Additionally, it will carry water skis, wakeboards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing gear, and scuba and snorkeling gear. Bookings will undoubtedly be available exclusively to Crystal Society members, starting … Find out more on Cruise Critic Spouse of Katy girl lacking while snorkeling states wife is lifeless The husband of a 29-year-old Katy woman just who vanished as they were snorkeling given a statement Thursday saying he thinks his partner…
 
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  • Taking Care of BC-Ness: Dive Gear Care

    Creedence Gerlach
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Say you have a car and you drive the tires bald and wear the brake pads down to the metal. Doesn’t sound very safe, does it? Well, the same could be said for not properly maintaining your dive gear. Your life depends on your equipment working properly, so why not take the best care of it you possibly can? Here are some simple tips for efficient dive gear care that will help you get the most out of your equipment. Wetsuit/Neoprene Soak your suit and other neoprene gear in a solution designed to destroy odors and bacteria, then hang it up to dry thoroughly. Turn it inside out and dry it from…
  • No Limitations: Diving with Disabilities

    Creedence Gerlach
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Basketball, skiing, skydiving. Extreme sports are a clarion call to those with adventurous spirits, and are open even to those with physical disabilities. Being in a wheelchair is part of the regular routine to these folks, and they see no reason why it should stop them from living life to the fullest. Scuba diving is no different. There are a number of organizations using scuba as not only recreation, but as therapy, and showing that when it comes to diving with disabilities, there are no limitations. Many psychologists agree that being in the water has a positive effect on the human body…
  • Is it Necessary to Renew My Dive Certification?

    Creedence Gerlach
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    A common concern that often comes up among those who dive infrequently is whether they will need to retake their dive certification after a substantial period out of the water. The short answer is no, but what you need to do next depends on what kind of certification you got in the first place. Maybe you went to the Cayman Islands or a tropical resort and got “certified” to SCUBA. But, is it a true certification? Most likely what you got was a “Discover SCUBA” level certification. You learned the basics of breathing through a regulator and using a mask and fins but little else. You…
  • Weekly Special: Sherwood Fusion Open Heel Fin

    Creedence Gerlach
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Engineered for performance, the Sherwood Fusion Open Heel Fin takes all the latest in fin technology, and packs it into one powerful design. The flexible foot pocket is comfortable and rugged. Equipped with a spring strap, this fin holds securely to your foot while still allowing east of movement.  Even better, they are depth compensating so there is no need to adjust at depth due to compression. This fin gives you great power and propulsion through an efficient center channel, while the side rails direct and focus the water flow for maximum thrust. Easy to put on and take off, the Sherwood…
  • Expand Your Diving World Into Caves

    Creedence Gerlach
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    For many advanced SCUBA lovers, the apex of the technical world is cave diving. This complicated and highly detailed form of diving requires specialized equipment and additional training but can open up a whole new world of exploration for you. Here are just a few of the techniques you will learn if you decide to expand your diving world into underwater caves. Cavern vs Cave Courses will cover cavern diving as well as cave, and this certification is independent of cave diving. The distinction between the two is an important one, however. Cavern divers are limited to depths of no more than 100…
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  • Review: Backscatter Flip 3.1, Part I

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    With the GoPro and similar cameras becoming ubiquitous both on dry land and underwater, the volume and quality of photos and videos that divers are shooting has grown exponentially. With this uptick in amateur photography, more and more divers are becoming aware of some of the challenges that professional photographers and videographers have faced for years. The color of light One of the challenges of filming or taking pictures underwater is that as we descend through the water column, the water blocks light, making it generally darker as we go. But light isn’t blocked evenly across the…
  • Japanese Aquariums Ban Purchase Of Taiji Dolphins

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    On Wednesday May 20th, the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) announced that its members would henceforth be prohibited from purchasing animals captured during the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji. The hunt, which gained international notoriety after the release of the 2009 documentary The Cove, has seen the slaughter of approximately 5,000 dolphins in the last five years. In addition to those dolphins killed —ostensibly for food and to preserve a centuries-old tradition of dolphin hunting in Taiji — 750 dolphins were sold into captivity in aquariums both in Japan and around…
  • Phuket’s Proposed Nemo Dolphinarium Creating Controversy

    Nadia Aly
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Tourism professionals in Phuket, a popular Thailand dive destination, are outraged over the proposed opening of the Nemo Dolphinarium there, and are calling upon all tourism professionals in Phuket to join the protest against this project. Opposition groups include Skal International Phuket, an association for tourism professionals, which firmly believes that seeing dolphins in captivity can be miseducational, similar to entertainment in circus-style performances. In a statement to the media, SKAL says, “Dolphins are highly intelligent animals who suffer greatly from the effects of…
  • Nations Agree On Protection for Arctic Ocean

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
      At a meeting of the Arctic Council on July 16th in Oslo, Norway, the organization agreed on increased protection for the vulnerable seas surrounding the North Pole, which aims primarily to ensuring that fish populations and fishing techniques are sustainable. The Arctic Council, an organization set up to undertake international decisions regarding the North Pole and its surrounding waters, includes all the nations that have territories bordering on the polar region, including Canada, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden the United States and Denmark (as Greenland is under Danish…
  • Famous Bermuda Wrecks: The Mary Celestia

    Guest Blogger
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Mark Diel Bermuda is famous for more than golf courses, pink-sand beaches and Bermuda shorts. Sitting 650 miles east of North Carolina, the small island has been designated by more than one media source as the “Shipwreck Capital of the Atlantic,” with well over 200 wrecks between 20 and 100 feet. And with flight times of only 90 minutes from New York and 2 hours from Boston, those on the east coast of the United States can leave in the morning and be diving by lunchtime. In this first in a series of articles about Bermuda’s most popular shipwrecks, we’ll cover the Mary Celestia.
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  • Homeowner Builds $2 Million Scuba Diving Pool In His Garden

    John Liang
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You’ve read about the ongoing effort to build the world’s deepest pool in the UK, right? Wouldn’t it be nice if you were rich enough to build your very own private pool deep enough to scuba dive? Well, one homeowner in the U.S. state of Utah has done just that. In addition to having a
  • The Blue Wild Expo Bigger For 2016 And Moves Dates To April

    Stephan Whelan
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    The popular South Florida Freediving, Spearfishing and Marine Expo – The Blue Wild – is returning to Fort Lauderdale in 2016 for its 9th year but with a date change.  The past few years the expo has been held in February – but due to requests from exhibitors and attendees as well as increasing in
  • DAN Testing Underwater Drone To Accompany Lone Divers

    John Liang
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    “Never dive alone. Always dive with a buddy.” That lesson is one that just about every dive instructor drums into his or her students. Despite that warning, people still dive alone, so Divers Alert Network Europe is working on an underwater drone system that would accompany the diver and be able to detect if that
  • SeaLife Airs 30-Second TV Commercial Shot Entirely With Micro HD Camera

    John Liang
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Diver and photographer Sean Gillespie recently shot a 30-second television commercial using a SeaLife Micro HD camera. The commercial was featured via Scuba Nation‘s “Shark Frenzy” program which is shown on Fox’s Sun Sports Network in Florida. Gillespie used the Micro HD to shoot video and still images during a number of shark dives for
  • STAmina Freediving App Seeking Beta Testers

    Stephan Whelan
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Valeriy Kovalenko, the maker of the popular STAmina Freediving App, has announced on Facebook that he is looking for Beta Testers for the next version of the app. Kovalenko said in his post: I’m looking for 5-10 certified freediving instructors. Beta testers have early access to new versions of the app, they are the first
 
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  • SEAC Italy

    Mark E Newman
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Earlier this year Simply Scuba started selling a whole range of SCUBA equipment from a new Italian manufacturer SEAC.  SEAC have been making SCUBA diving equipment for nearly 45 years but have never been very big in the UK.  When I was teaching in the UK I used to have a few sets of SEAC regs for pool work and never had an issue with them and they are moving themselves into other areas.  They make and test their equipment at their headquarters in Italy.   Seac Apnea Apnea is one of the fastest growing water sports in the UK right now and SEAC have a whole range of equipment…
  • Win A Sea-Doo DPV!

    Robyn Caldwell
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    A couple of days ago on our blog we announced an exciting new arrival at Simply Scuba, Sea-Doo DPVs! Now we have something even more exciting, you can win one! Launching today, we are offering one lucky winner the chance to win a Sea-Doo GTI Diver Propulsion Vehicle! All you have to do is head over to the Simply Scuba Facebook page, ‘Like’ our page and ‘Like’ the Sea-Doo competition post to enter! The competition closes on the 31st August 2015 so enter now for your chance to be buzzing around your dive site on one of these amazing DPVs!     Terms &…
  • Pirate Hunters

    Mark E Newman
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s not uncommon for strange and unexpected items to pass over my desk but I was very happy to receive a copy of a new book that is published the 16th of July by Robert Kurson called Pirate Hunters.  I love books and films about sunken treasure and the people that find it and the Caribbean has a huge wealth of sunken treasure still waiting to be found.  There is still an estimated $60 billion of treasure under the waves today, hidden under the sand or out of reach. Spoiler Warning! The book tells the story of a pair of treasure hunters looking for a particular sunken pirate ship in…
  • Just Arrived: Sea Doo

    Robyn Caldwell
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:45 am
    We have a brand new range for you at Simply Scuba, Sea Doo Diver Propulsion Vehicles! The perfect accessory to buzz you around a dive site or wreck while conserving your energy and air! We are currently stocking 4 DPVs and a surface scooter for kids, so there’s sure to be one that catches your eye! Check out the video below to see it in action…   Shop now at SimplyScuba.com
  • Scuba Diving Off Komodo Island

    Monty Halls
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:27 am
    I have always wanted to be where I’m sitting right now, this very second. If you’re a diver, a marine biologist, or just someone who gets excited about the sea, then right here, right now as I type these words….well, this is very much the place to be. I am bang centre of the triangle of diversity, or the golden triangle as breathless marine biologists occasionally refer to it. As I glance out of the window I can see a stark, barren island a few hundred metres away, scorched and flayed by the sun. On the volcanic hillside there are one or two bushes clinging onto life, their shallow root…
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  • Bali, The Island of the Gods

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webIt takes a very long flight, and a lot of patience to get from cold rainy Europe to the sunny island of Bali. But surely it’s worth all the effort. Before you start diving in Bali, it would be very wise to spend the first days visiting the cultural highlights of Bali, and meeting the really friendly Balinese people. Since the island is not that big, one week should satisfy every culture freak, and take away all the fatigue caused by the long journey. After that relaxing first week, you could end up at Tulamben. This village, which is situated on the North East coast of Bali,…
  • Below the surface of Northern Adriatic - Diving around Krk and Cres

    19 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webThe waters of the Adriatic hide many beauties and diving is one of the most popular tourist activities in Croatia; there are many diving centers which offer tours of the Adriatic underwater even for the most inexperienced of divers. Northern Adriatic is especially suitable for such adventures, especially the waters around the two largest Croatian islands – Krk and Cres. Thanks to the richness of underwater flora and fauna, but some interesting shipwrecks as well, these waters are explored by hundreds of tourists every summer. We bring you our choice of the most interesting…
  • Muck Diving

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webThe name ‘muck diving’ doesn’t sound very pleasant. Who wants to dive in ‘muck’? It sounds like dirty water, silty bottoms, and probably bad viz (visibility). But divers who have been in the muck will tell you it’s an amazing treasure hunt for the ocean’s weirdest, strangest, and fantastic creatures. What is muck diving? Discovered fairly recently in Papua New Guinea by a few divers who decided to jump in and dive right off a sandy beach, muck diving has become a sensation. For those who like the small critters, it’s a fantasy world and an underwater…
  • Corn Islands, Nicaragua’s Hidden Gem

    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webThe Caribbean Sea has no shortage of world famous dive destinations. Its warm and crystal clear waters are home to some of the most colorful and abundant reefs along the eastern seaboard. Flanked from North to South by the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands, Tabago and the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), eastern Caribbean islands offer divers and vacationers alike a wide selection of white sand beaches, a well-developed tourism industry, and abundant flight options for the perfect dive or romantic vacation. On its…
  • Alimatha, Maldives, Legendary Night Dive

    5 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webAlimatha Jetty Night Dive, Maldives Alimatha is one of those dive sites that are pretty much unavoidable. Its just that GOOD. 90% of the boats in the Maldives do the central route and out of them, probably 95% do the Alimatha night dive. I have been to Alimatha 3 times prior to writting this article, the day after my 4th visit. Surprisingly, I was still blown away, despite knowing exactly what to expect. About The Dive Site Alimatha is one of the old school, old timer Italian resorts in the Maldives, which has a lather large jetty that sticks out into the water. From what I was…
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  • Happy 50th Anniversary to the Christ Statue of Key Largo!

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    29 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of Key Largo’s most iconic scuba diving sites. Popular with both Scuba divers and snorkelers it has been attracting visitors to Key Largo since it was sunk on Aug 25th 1965. The Statue of Christ of the Deep, or more accurately, “Christ of the Abyss”, sits in fairly shallow water in what is now the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The Christ Statue – A Brief History for Scuba Divers Plans to protect the coral reefs off Key Largo started in the early 1930’s, but opposition from property owners as well as the Monroe County…
  • Part 5 – Scuba Diving & Photography Series

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    22 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The Strobe In the last “Underwater Photography Series”, Part 4, we covered some of the basics about shooting using available light. In this post, we’ll be talking about how using a flash changes the equation. We will also cover some of the basics of using a strobe, like positioning the strobes to produce the best picture. Photography while scuba diving cannot realize it’s ultimate potential unless we master the Strobe! The primary advantage of using a strobe is that it adds back the light spectrum that was lost as we scuba dive into deeper water. That enables us to…
  • Key Largo Dive Boat Video – Sea Dweller III

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    10 Jul 2015 | 9:35 am
    One thing we need to go diving…a dive boat!  We love our Sea Dweller III, and now we’ve upgraded her in many ways.  Check out this great new video of our boat by our great friend “JetBlue Tomek”.  I think you’ll enjoy the day of great scuba diving on Molasses Reef when much of the video was taken…wow…. clear waters anyoone?  Thanks again Tomek!   Happy Key Largo diving to everyone! The post Key Largo Dive Boat Video – Sea Dweller III appeared first on Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo, Florida Keys.
  • Mares Scuba Equipment!

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    4 Jul 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Sea Dwellers Dive Center is proud to announce we’re the newest Mares Scuba Equipment dealer in Key Largo! We’ve been diving Key largo for a long time now, and we’re psyched to be offering this additional line of equipment. Most of the staff has outfitted themselves already, and we’re happy to say Mares has lived up to it’s great reputation!  In particular, we’re impressed with the Computers. Mares Smart Computer Sea Dwellers’ Instructors Jeremy and  Jarrod have both been diving with the Mares Smart Computer for over a week now.  Both seem to love…
  • Reef Fest – Key Largo Diving Extravaganza!

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    21 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Announcing the 2015 Reef Fest -A Great Way to Dive Key Largo! We’re happy to announce that Sea Dwellers Dive Center of  Key Largo is a host for this year’s Annual Reef fest Event put on by the REEF Foundation.  We’ll offer daily scuba diving trips, (of course), with REEF Representatives and you can learn how to engage in fish counts while helping REEF expand it’s database!  Improve your fish ID skills with the best!  REEF is offering many exciting events to coincide with the weekend including Seminars and Social Events. Some require registration, so let us know…
 
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