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  • World’s Most Numerous Vertebrate is a Fish

    DPG RSS
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Bristlemouth fish numbers in the trillions
  • ScubaRadio 6-27-15 HOUR1

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    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:54 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets tot he bottom of a ScubaRadio theft. Plus Cathryn Castle from Dive Training comes on to discuss their latest cover that features the movies JAWS and Sharknado 3. Looking for HOUR2?
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    Florida Scuba Diving | Florida Scuba Diving
    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
  • WWII planes discovered – Solomon Islands

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    Ricky Harris
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    The slight current tugged at my body as I gripped the anchor line, where was Ewan? Was he in the water yet? I lifted my head above the water, he was there alright only two metres away! Oh yeah, the visibility was non-existent! We commenced our descent. I’m thinking, “Another dive into blackness” which had […]
  • There Is Nothing Like Cleaning House

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    martialwayaustin
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    http://www.martialway.net There is nothing like cleaning house!!! Getting a chance to get rid of a few things is the best feeling ever.  Often enough the things that hold us back are the things we clinch too. Simple is good! Last night we spent several hours just throwing away and donating many things that we have held onto with our Academy. Starting fresh today in a new location carrying my training gear in made me feel GREAT! It made me feel like a student as much an instructor!! I have been waiting a long time for this new schedule and can’t wait to work with all of my students on…
 
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  • ScubaRadio 6-27-15 HOUR1

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:54 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets tot he bottom of a ScubaRadio theft. Plus Cathryn Castle from Dive Training comes on to discuss their latest cover that features the movies JAWS and Sharknado 3. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 6-27-15 HOUR2

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:43 pm
    This hour the Scuba Cowboy reports in from Bonne Terre Mine. Plus Abingdon from the Abingdon Watch company and Valentina the psychic mermaid. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 6-20-15 HOUR1

    admin
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:23 pm
    This week Phil Narcosis goes tec diving with John Chatteron while Jerry The Diver Guy get ready to certify some reality TV stars. Plus it’s the 40 year anniversary of JAWS. Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 6-20-15 HOUR2

    admin
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:12 pm
    This hour Alberto from DiveNav talks about their new CooTwo Breath Safe device for divers. Plus Big Wave Dave, John Chatterton and Scuba Elvis make an appearance! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 6-13-15 HOUR1

    admin
    13 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster reports back after attending the Scuba Show in Long Beach last weekend. Plus a couple of our left coast ScubaRadio Mermaids share their unique talents! Looking for HOUR2?
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  • Lobster family Todays dive boca raton florida

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
  • Gotta See It: Bishop shaken after Saad interference, Coach Quenneville not happy about call

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:55 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
  • Diving Pensacola, FL and the USS Oriskany

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
  • Key Largo SCUBA Diving, USS Spiegel Grove, SS Benwood, Davey’s Ledge

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
  • Scuba diving with sharks, Miami FL

    Amy
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    For all of the latest scuba diving news across Florida click on any of the links below. Areas covered include Miami, The Keys and a special news update for sharks and shark attacks News Updates From Around Florida Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015?The post Why are so many shark attacks in North Carolina occurring in 2015? appeared first on Florida Scuba Diving.... Read more »Source: News Feeds | Published: December 5, 0001 - 12:00 amCoral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefsThe post Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs appeared…
 
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  • WWII planes discovered – Solomon Islands

    Ricky Harris
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:27 pm
    The slight current tugged at my body as I gripped the anchor line, where was Ewan? Was he in the water yet? I lifted my head above the water, he was there alright only two metres away! Oh yeah, the visibility was non-existent! We commenced our descent. I’m thinking, “Another dive into blackness” which had […]
  • KOH TAO DIVE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

    Ricky Harris
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:14 pm
    More divers become certified at Koh Tao than any other place in the world. But why is this island in Thailand so popular? Well the dive courses are cheap, so is the food and accommodation, the water is warm and the island is a backpacker’s haven. And even the diving is good too! Koh Tao […]
  • Dive Destination Bay of Islands

    Ricky Harris
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    The Bay of Islands is one of New Zealand’s great holiday destinations that offers a variety of dive sites that has something for everyone; from shipwrecks, off shore islands, local beach dives and of course the cray and scallop dive or just the opportunity to take in photography. The sub – tropical climate of the […]
  • Mercury Bay and surrounding area

    Lyn Coombs
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Te Whitianga a Kupe is the original name for Whitianga which is situated in Mercury Bay eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsular and is the stepping off point to visit some of New Zealand’s best dive spots. Black Rocks – Can often be sheltered from the swells is open to wind from the west and […]
  • Defying the Wrath of Pam…Diving after the cyclone

    Lyn Coombs
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    By Anne Simmons  Photography by Anne and Eric Simmons Recently I read a post on Facebook discussing the merits of going to Vanuatu, particularly for diving, in the wake of Cyclone Pam. The writer and participants in the conversation were obviously ill informed and it was dismaying to see how easily one person’s misconception of […]
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  • There Is Nothing Like Cleaning House

    martialwayaustin
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:57 am
    http://www.martialway.net There is nothing like cleaning house!!! Getting a chance to get rid of a few things is the best feeling ever.  Often enough the things that hold us back are the things we clinch too. Simple is good! Last night we spent several hours just throwing away and donating many things that we have held onto with our Academy. Starting fresh today in a new location carrying my training gear in made me feel GREAT! It made me feel like a student as much an instructor!! I have been waiting a long time for this new schedule and can’t wait to work with all of my students on…
  • SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis - plumitapacifica.com

    garydavi
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:44 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…
  • Underwater | Clownfish | Nusa Lembongan | Indonesia

    The Pictures Show
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:23 am
    Please Help Me to Get a New Camera => Hi my friends! My Name is Randall and I live in Easton, MD USA. I’m 39 years old and I’m currently disable for multiple back injuries and Major Depression. I can’t have a regular job anymore and I’m receiving Social Security Disability benefits from the work I did when I was able to have a regular job. I have a family… Read More Description From Photographer if Any: There were lots of clown fish when I did that first dive in Nusa Lembongan, trying to find a substitute for not seeing any manta rays. Getting a sharp picture…
  • Underwater | Anemone Fish

    The Pictures Show
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Please Help Me to Get a New Camera => Hi my friends! My Name is Randall and I live in Easton, MD USA. I’m 39 years old and I’m currently disable for multiple back injuries and Major Depression. I can’t have a regular job anymore and I’m receiving Social Security Disability benefits from the work I did when I was able to have a regular job. I have a family… Read More Description From Photographer if Any: I love this fish By Andrea-Hufen Source: 500px.com
  • Spider Crab Moults Shell then is Devoured by Massive Stingray

    PT
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Follow PINK TANK SCUBA on Facebook! Dear Critters, As someone who has been diagnosed with terminal endometrial cancer, this year is all about ticking things off my Bucket List. I am thrilled to report that, during a 137 minute dive in 12 degree celcius water yesterday at Blairgowrie Pier, I finally crossed ‘film a spider crab moulting’ off my Bucket List (sadly, it didn’t work out so well for the poor crab!) I have been diving with spider crabs during their annual aggregations in Victoria, Australia for the past five years, and this season I have been filming and…
 
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  • Have You Ever Seen These Crazy Scuba Dive Entries?

    26 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    As many of you know I was working on the Explorer Ventures scuba dive liveaboard in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2014-2015 and if you haven’t already done so (or know so), scuba liveaboards are the way to go in the world of scuba diving! The Turks and Caicos Explorer II is a 125ft vessel that hosts a maximum of 20 scuba divers on 1 week trips where they eat, sleep, and scuba dive 5 times a day. My job as both Dive Instructor and Purser on the ship was to assist divers in and out of the water 5 times a day (among a zillion other things!). I did the math the other day and determined that…
  • True Facts : Mantis Shrimp

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Mantis shrimp live in the crevices of coral and rocks or in holes they make on the ocean floor. A territorial creature, it has been known to exhibit aggressive behavior toward intruders. This ferocious shrimp has hammer-like appendages that fold beneath its body, resembling a praying mantis. With a spring-like motion, it uses these little hammers to attack prey and a mantis shrimp’s hit is NO joke. With the ability to strike at the speed of a .22 caliber bullet (50 times faster than the blink of an eye), a blow from a mantis shrimp can easily break through the shell of a crab or mollusk.
  • Making it harder to get your gear from Point A, to Point B

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Coming soon to an overhead bin near you..... theoretically... IATA (the International Air Transport Association) just launched a new initiative to streamline the accommodation of carry-on bags on aircraft. Differing carry-on bag sizes and airline policies have made boarding a tedious process, especially since carriers began charging for the first checked bag in 2008. IATA has been working with airline members of IATA and aircraft manufacturers to determine an optimum size guideline. The participants have agreed that a size of 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches would ensure—theoretically—that…
  • 51 Hours 20 Mins Underwater!

    9 Jun 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Walaa Hafez successfully completed 51 Hours and 20 Minutes underwater to break the previous open saltwater record of 51 hours and 4 minutes which was set by Amercian Allen Sherrod in 2014.
  • Santa Barbara Oil Spill.

    31 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    SeaWorld San Diego reported Thursday that specialists are taking care of 15 sea lions and six elephant seals affected by last week’s oil pipeline rupture near Santa Barbara, after receiving four more of the marine mammals Wednesday night.
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  • Dominican Republic

    bobby_hirst
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Heading to DR from 7/25-29. Haven't dove in years, planning on finishing up my rescue diver cert back here in IL before heading out. Staying at Iberostar Punta Cana. Looks like Dressel's is onsite. Anybody with any advice/suggestions on diving while there? Thanks.
  • Dissasembling my console

    flspy
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:48 pm
    2015-06-28 10.41.00.jpg I bought this honker from Scuba Toys last year. It's great, but just too big (and heavy.) How do I disassemble it? All I want is to clip off the SPG to my BC and put the compass in a wrist mount. Attached Images 2015-06-28 10.41.00.jpg (1.87 MB)
  • The Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Deadline June 30th

    TNC-Midori
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce its 2015 Digital Photo Contest and there are only five days left to submit your best nature photos! This year's theme is The New Wild and we'll be thanking the winners with GoPro gear, Patagonia jackets, free memberships, placement in The Nature Conservancy 2017 calendar and more! We're a little low in two types of submissions right now: we like to see more diving photos and photos that depict humans in nature. The contest is open to nature loving U.S. residents over 18; you have till Tuesday, June 30th 12am EST to submit your most beautiful,…
  • Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

    John Yaskowich
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    I have made this a number of times and love it. When I brought it for a pot-luck at least 5 people wanted the recipe. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 large skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tablespoon curry paste 2 teaspoons tandoori masala 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 15 green cardamom pods 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk 1 cup plain yogurt (I used plain Greek Yogurt) salt to taste Directions: 1. Melt the…
  • Ray of Hope Expedition: Ecuador

    sgcmurie
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Hi, I work for the marine megafauna foundation and we are putting together a research expedition to Ecuador with all the proceeds directed towards our research and conservation efforts, if you could share the following advert I would be forever grateful: Join the ‘Queen of Mantas’: Dr. Andrea Marshall in Ecuador on an exclusive and groundbreaking research expedition to ‘The Island of Silver’. While in Ecuador guests will learn about our world-leading research program, get exclusive access to lectures from our researchers about manta rays and other species of megafauna. Guests will…
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  • 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…
  • Sad news out of Fiji

    21 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    I just heard the terrible news that iconic shark feeder Rusi (Rusiate-Balenagasau) from Beqa Adventure Divers has passed away.Rusi 1960-2015 with his sharks.I just got back from Fiji a few weeks ago and had the privilege to dive with Rusi and his beloved bull sharks. I can't say I knew him well, but his love for the sharks and his dedication to their conservation was obvious. I fondly remember watching him feed his sharks and it will not be the same without him.Rusi 1960-2015My sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and all the guys and gals at Beqa Adventure Divers.Rest in peace…
  • Anyone can help save sharks

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Do you want to help save sharks, but think there is nothing you can do, because you live too far from the Ocean? Do you think "I'm alone, what possible difference can I make"?Well, there is good news! You can do something!PADI, the professional association of dive instructors, through their Project Aware has launched a campaign to raise awareness for the huge problem plastic garbage entering the oceans presents.Please help to save me! Thank you!From Project Aware: Did you know that a staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years? And that…
  • White Sharks Shock California Lifeguards?

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
    The Inquisitrs headline reads "Shark Drone Shock Lifeguards" They report:  "A new shark drone used by Southland lifeguards in California reveal shocking evidence of the number of sharks swimming near the shoreline at Seal Beach. It wasn’t something lifeguards there were prepared to see."Imagine the shock these lifeguards must have felt. Who knew that there were sharks in the water? Where have these guys been lifeguarding all their lives? At a pool?Actually, when reading the article, you'll find out that the lifeguards are perfectly capable and were not "shocked" by the drone…
 
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  • Lastest Diving & Snorkeling Information

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:20 am
    Taking the youngsters — 10 fabulous Caribbean summer deals You realize, someplace with white sand beaches, clear blue water and lots of activities maintain everyone pleased — paddle-boarding, huge sand castle-building, boogie-boarding and snorkeling. Let's remember kayaking. Certain it's high period in places … Find out more on Chicago Tribune For 85th Birthday Summer paraglides down Red hill In the past, she's been diving, snorkeling, skiing, raft riding on the ocean and, a couple of years ago, she invested fourteen days on a windjammer. She liked to be able to…
  • Five lessons from pitching at Tech in Asia seminar!

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Five classes from pitching at Tech in Asia conference! The final article we shared focused on lessons from exhibiting however now we ought to dive deeply into the pitching factor and particularly five key lessons you’ll want to consider in the event that you get to the point whereby you will end up showing your startup right in front … Read more on Tech in Asia 8 Days regarding the Front type of the Ukraine War The two booms, the noises of shrapnel spraying the nearby sheet material walls of a gear shed additionally the brick wall of a property off to the left. A moment, after…
  • Lastest Scuba Fins Information

    28 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Arrange now for a summertime of enjoyable So this year on June 1, I tore apart the garage, making sure all of the resources of my trade, for example., surfboards, scuba gear and fishing rods had been prepared for the best period of the year. Sure it's hot, but I don't treatment. The long days indicate additional time to paddle … Find out more on Tampabay.com Demo surfboards and satisfy shaper Clint Preisendorfer of Rusty Surfboards this … … friends need to be able to fulfill and speak to Clint Preisendorfer himself, as well as win awards and meet with the people…
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  • It’s a Shark’s World…We’re Just Diving It

    Creedence Gerlach
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Shark diving is a popular activity in several regions of the world, from the Bahamas to Australia to South Africa. This underwater photographer just wanted to snap some beautiful images of sharks, but he never expected what happened next. You could say it was “picture perfect.”  
  • Weekly Special: Princeton Tec 700 Lumens Sector 7 LED Light

    Creedence Gerlach
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    With 700 lumens, the Princeton Tec Sector 7 Pistol Grip Spotlight will brighten the way without leaving your wallet in the dark. An excellent choice for a primary, this light can give you 30 hours of total burn time on eight C alkaline batteries, shining over a 225 meter distance (738 feet). With an easy operated trigger switch, you can access your light even with gloves. A half pull on the trigger provides momentary light for when you need it while a full trigger pull locks the light on. The switch also has a lockout feature to avoid accidental illumination when packing or storing. Weighing…
  • How Climate Change Impacts Coastal National Parks

    Creedence Gerlach
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Not all US National Parks are found in the forests and canyons of this nation. Many lie along the coastlines and are popular destinations for tourists and ocean enthusiasts alike. But climate change and disruptions in sea levels are affecting our coastal national parks as drastically as any other. In a recent study released by the US Department of the Interior, forty parks were examined in areas considered to be under the greatest threat. The study shows an estimated $40 billion dollars in historical assets and infrastructure to be in danger from rising sea levels. A further study of 30 more…
  • Go Deeper at These Incredible Wreck Diving Destinations

    Creedence Gerlach
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Really looking to get away from it all this summer? The chance to explore shipwrecks is the reason many divers suit up to begin with, and some feel the call to explore even the riskiest of environments. Advanced open water divers that like to go deep will want to add these challenging wreck diving destinations to their log books. Bonaire Located west of Aruba and north of the Venezuelan coast, Bonaire is home to a number of intriguing wreck dive sites. Lying at 100 feet between two reefs is the Hilma Hooker, which sank in 1984. While not an historic wreck, this ship still contains an air of…
  • Tiger Shark Study Reveals Surprising Results

    Creedence Gerlach
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    Thanks to a new tiger shark study conducted by scientists at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University, some groundbreaking information about the species is now being revealed. Because they are long distance travelers, tiger shark habits have, historically, been difficult to follow. In this study led by James Lea, Brad Wetherbee, PhD, and Mahmood Shivji, PhD, this team was able to conduct the first long-term tracking observation of these large predators. The two year study followed tagged tiger sharks over a remarkable route from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the open waters of the…
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  • Texas Announces Statewide Ban On Shark Fin

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    On June 20th, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a ban on the trade of shark fin in the state of Texas. The bill, known as H.B. 1579 and sponsored by Texas House of Representatives Democrat Eddie Lucio III, recognizes all acts “relating to the sale and purchase of shark fins or products derived from shark fins” as a criminal offence. Texas joins California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Oregon and Washington as a fin-free state, and is the first of the Gulf Coast states to do so. When speaking about the suggested ban earlier this year, Rep.
  • Best Spots To Find Marine Life While Diving

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Best Spots To Find Marine Life While Diving By Scuba Diver Life We’re guessing more than a few of you have marveled at a divemaster’s ability to find marine life, even on a seemingly barren stretch of reef, and would like to learn to do the same. Although much of an experienced dive guide’s spotting prowess stems from an intimate knowledge of a dive site, guides also draw upon a comprehensive awareness of which underwater environments are favored by which species. You too can develop this awareness and subsequently use it to spot marine life at any dive site, regardless of how well you…
  • Decoding The Song Of The Humpback Whale

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Humans have been fascinated with the humpback’s eerie musical stylings since at least 1979, when National Geographic distributed 10 million copies of marine scientist Roger Payne’s album “Songs of the Humpback Whale” with the magazine in an effort to draw attention to the plight of a species that was, at the time, threatened with extinction as a result of global whaling. Since then, the humpback has become one of the most beloved marine animals, and countless research studies have been dedicated to better understanding the mysteries of its haunting song. Many of those mysteries remain…
  • How To Switch To PADI From Another Training Agency

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are many options when it comes to scuba-training agencies, so deciding which organization is right for you is really a matter of personal preference. For many new divers, choosing a training agency comes down to convenience; for example, if your local dive center happens to be SSI affiliated, it’s likely you’ll become an SSI diver. If your friends are already BSAC certified, it’s likely you will want to be, too. Often, that first choice will dictate the agency that you dive with for life. Sometimes, though, a diver will find that, for whatever reason, they want to change agencies.
  • Review: Diviac Digital Dive Log, Part II

    Thomas Gronfeldt
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
      Undoubtedly, the browser version is the hub of everything Diviac. The mobile versions can stand alone, but users get by far the most options in the browser. Sign-up is quick and easy, and you can do so using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ accounts, or create a separate account from scratch. You must also select if you’re a recreational diver or a professional. Professional registrants receive a free lifetime Premium account, as long as they can provide documentation of their professional status. Once in the site, there are a wide variety of options for customizing your profile.
 
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  • UK Freedivers Invited To GoFreediving Open Day And Summer Party

    Stephan Whelan
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    It’s scorching hot in the UK at the moment and virtually everyone is trying to cool off.  Emma Farrell and her Go Freediving team are hosting a Freediving Open Day and Summer Party at Vobster Quay in Somerset on Saturday 11th July. “I am personally inviting you to our amazing summer party on Sat July
  • 10 Things Scuba Divers Need to Know

    Torben Lonne
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Regardless of a diver’s experience, skill, confidence and level of qualification, there are certain things that every diver should remember. This is important not only for the safety of divers, but for the conservation of our underwater environment as well. Do NOT Touch! As divers we often don’t realize the extent of damage that we
  • 13 Essential iOS Apps For Freedivers You Can’t Live Without

    Stephan Whelan
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Smartphones are ubiquitous these days to the point it’s hard to imagine life without one.  The iPhone is the original mass market smartphone and just turned 8 years old on the 29th June.  To celebrate we are bringing you the 13 Essential iOS Apps as a Freediver. STAmina Apnea Trainer (iPhone & iPad) The latest
  • RAID International Launches YouTube Channel & Releases New Advanced Wreck Diver Course

    John Liang
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    RAID International has launched its new “RAID TV” channel on YouTube. Terry Cummins, director of business and marketing for RAID International, said the channel was in its “very early days,” adding: “We already have quite a few videos up there of special interest, even some historical ones from our 2014 relaunch of RAID starting in
  • Decompression Sickness Booklet Added To DAN’s Health & Diving Reference Series

    John Liang
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Divers Alert Network has added its Decompression Sickness Booklet to the agency’s Health & Diving Reference Series. The new 40-page booklet “covers information including diagnosing and treating decompression sickness, medical conditions that may impact your risk of DCS and how to prevent getting bent,” according to DAN. DAN launched its Health & Diving Reference Series
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  • Simply Scuba LIVE – June

    Robyn Caldwell
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    The latest of our monthly LIVE broadcasts will be next week on Thursday 25th June! If you haven’t tuned in before then you can find all of the previous episodes here on our website. Once again we will be broadcasting LIVE from Simply Scuba HQ via our YouTube channel. You can chat with us as you watch using the comments section on the video stream, and get your questions answered directly by our in-house scuba specialist. We will also be updating you on the latest news and best new product releases. This month we will be focusing on full face masks. Just tune in on Thursday 25th June at…
  • EON Steel Update

    Mark E Newman
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
        One of the largest selling points of the Suunto EON Steel was the upgrade-ability of the internal software for new features and now the first free upgrade is available.  Suunto have taken all of their customer’s suggestions and created new software, version 1.1, that brings new features like gas time and a Closed Circuit Rebreather mode.       Version 1.1 The first update gives you the option to include your Gas Time on your dive screen that will use data from your tank POD and calculate your breathing rate to tell you how much air your have left in…
  • Simply Scuba LIVE – May

    Robyn Caldwell
    26 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    The latest of our monthly LIVE broadcasts will be this week on Thursday 28th May! If you haven’t tuned in before then you can find all of the previous episodes here on our website. The format will be the same as our previous episodes with us broadcasting LIVE from Simply Scuba HQ via our YouTube channel. You can chat with us as you watch using the comments section on the video stream, and get your questions answered directly from our in-house scuba specialist. We will also be updating you on the latest news and best new product releases. Just tune this Thursday 28th May at 8pm to watch…
  • Suunto UK 5 Year Warranty

    Mark E Newman
    19 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Suunto have introduced a new extended warranty for all customers buying Suunto equipment from authorised UK Suunto dealers. Suunto computers come with a two (2) year manufacturers warranty and wireless transmitters have a one (1) year warranty that covers the usual functioning of the item.  Now Suunto are offering a FREE Five (5) Year Warranty when you buy a computer or transmitter from an Authorised UK Dealer like Simply Scuba.   Grey Imports With the increase in internet shopping you can buy equipment from anywhere around the world but there are a lot of dangers.  Many people buy…
  • Freediving and Your Body

    Mark E Newman
    14 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    Freediving is one of the fastest growing watersports today which has obvious links to the SCUBA industry, but it’s not just as simple as holding your breath and swimming down as far as you can.  There are about nine separate disciplines from static apnea, face-down on the surface timed, to No-Limits Apnea where divers can use any means including weighted sleds and inflatable bags to get far down quickly and return to the surface safely.  Herbert Nitsch is the current, AIDA recognised, World Record Holder for a 214m No-Limits dive in Greece in 2007.   History Freediving has been…
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  • My First Liveaboard Experience - Theia, Maldives

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webUp until my experience aboard Theia that departed from Male in the Maldives last Feburary, I had never experienced liveaboard diving. I really loved it. Logically, any static Dive Shop is limited by a 1 or 2-hour boat ride from its location, so it's just illogical to travel beyond that on a speed boat; not to mention tiring and difficult. Liveaboards, on the other hand, open up a whole new world, since the boat can travel a farther distance and provide a much greater variety of dive sites. Unless you are in a place like Sipadan or another uber deluxe destination, this is…
  • Identifying Your Gear

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webIt is a beautiful sunny day with crystal clear water and the ocean is calling to you. You pack up your dive gear, head out to your favorite dive boat and climb aboard, ready for an epic day of diving. Once on the boat you set up your gear, make yourself at home and become aware of several other divers with the same gear as you. After coming up from your first amazing dive, the dive guide takes your fins and mask and puts them in a pile with all the other fins and masks. As you start searching through the heap of fins you find several fins of the same type and color as yours.
  • Kid-Friendly Shore Snorkeling at Grand Cayman Island

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webGrand Cayman Island is a treasure trove for scuba divers and snorkelers. The Caymans are one of the first places I learned to snorkel when I was a child. This warm clear paradise offered me a place to dive down as deep as I could, to explore the reef and look inside caves. On the southwest tip of Grand Cayman Island is the capital of Cayman Islands, George Town. Literally meters from town, off the beach, are amazing grottos, reef, walls, and fish everywhere. Snorkelling there is easy and fun, and the water is about 30-40 feet deep in a lot of places. A great part about…
  • ​7 Elements of a Great Dive

    14 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webThere are some dives that make you really happy and some leave you wanting more. The reality is that what makes a good dive is extremely subjective and I will not try to act like any sort of authority - just summarize what elements need to come together for a great experience overall, in my opinion ofcourse. Element #1: Comfortable Dive Equipment This is an absolutely necessity - ideally if you are really into diving you will have your own gear that fits you perfectly and that you are used to. If you don't, or you are on travels without it - picking gear that is a…
  • On the run! Common problems in underwater photography and how to prevent them – Part 2

    11 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Read on the webDo you remember that barracuda I wrote about in part 1 of this series? About how if you think you are close, get even closer? Yes? Awesome! Now let's proceed with that fish and see what else can go wrong while shooting images underwater and how we can prevent these problems. 3. On the run Scenario: With the idea of 'getting close' in mind, we did our very best to approach the barracuda. But not knowing our plan to feature him in a stunning photograph, that barracuda shows his gratitude to our efforts by impudently turning around and swimming away into the blue.
 
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  • 10 Things Scuba Divers Need To Know!

    BlacksuitDivers
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    10 things every Scuba Diver needs to know – Graphic by the team at DIVE.in     The post 10 Things Scuba Divers Need To Know! appeared first on Blacksuit Divers.
  • Let’s Try That Again…Rapa Nui Team Vows To Rebuild Botched Artificial Reef Site

    BlacksuitDivers
    19 Jun 2015 | 2:27 am
    DEERFIELD BEACH  – The Rapa Nui Team promises to transform the artificial reef into a marine habitat and dive destination with splendour of public art, following the incident when it flipped over and sunk. This announcement was given by the City of Deerfield Beach who also said that they were disappointed with the incident that occurred. Moai, the Fifteen Eastern Island-style statues, was planned to launch as new man-made reef installation off Deerfield Beach. A barge brought the 150-feet high and 50-foot wide installation and pulled it for about half a mile offshore. When they started to…
  • 221 Year Old Slave Shipwreck Discovered in South Africa

    BlacksuitDivers
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:07 am
    A decade long search for a sunken slave ship has ended following it’s discovery on the east coast of Africa. A Portuguese slave ship named Sao Jose Paquet Africa departed Mozambique on December 3, 1794 for a 7,000-mile trip to Maranhao in Brazil where an estimated 400 to 500 black men and women were aboard to work on sugar plantations. The Cape of Good Hope The slaves who were sardined inside the slave ship for the duration of the four month journey from the Indian Ocean across the huge South Atlantic. The ship was believed to have been torn apart on two reefs near Cape Town and only a…
  • Outrage as Photos of Couple Manhandling Beached Dolphin go Viral

    BlacksuitDivers
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:05 am
    The pictures that were posted on the Facebook showing a couple manhandling a beached dolphin have stirred outrage, following the death of the dolphin. The couple were believed to be from Lima, Peru. A picture showed the couple picking the dolphin up and another photo showed the woman straddling the animal and acted as if she was riding it. The photos were posted a year ago but it was just recently that it went viral after a Reddit user re-posted pictures. The photos were entitled “Guy and Girl find dolphin on shore, they decide to take silly pictures with it instead of letting it back into…
  • Marine Experts Fearing an Ocean Bloodbath, Recommends Removal of Shark Nets

    BlacksuitDivers
    2 Jun 2015 | 3:11 am
    Marine authorities expressed fear of an ocean bloodbath due to the largest whale migration since culling was terminated. They recommend the removal of shark nets to prevent such an event. Over 20,000 humpbacks are expected to make their yearly migration from their feeding grounds in Antarctica to the warmer waters of the north for breeding and birthing before they return with their calves. The previous season’s journey caused 5 whales to be caught in nets off the Gold Coast resulting in a baby whale drowning. Experts are concerned about more whales being trapped in shark nets during their…
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  • Diving Deals to Maldives from US$175.00/PP/N

    ScubaDivingVacation.net
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:17 pm
    A diving vacation in the Maldives on a modern liveaboard is a unique life experience for most scuba divers. Considered by many to be one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world, Maldives is a paradise lost in the vastness of the Indian Ocean. Because this country is an exotic tourist destination, many people think that scuba diving vacations in the Maldives are extremely expensive. However, due to the very affordable prices of diving cruises available on ScubaDivingVacation.net, many divers return year after year in the Maldives and continue exploring the endless series of dive…
  • Best Caribbean Diving In Grand Cayman

    ScubaDivingVacation.net
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:06 am
    Even if you're a versed diver and have already explored various locations across the planet, if you have not dived in Grand Cayman, which is the largest of the Cayman Islands, you can not say you have seen the best places to dive. Few people know that Cayman Islands rank among the best diving sites in the Caribbean and even belong to the best 5 scuba dive locations in the world. Little Cayman and Cayman Brac are internationally recognized for the very rewarding diving and snorkeling sites, and as a result to both travel hubs are offered a plethora of vacation packages focused on these…
  • 3-Day Diving Cruise Deal to the Great Barrier Reef $439.84

    ScubaDivingVacation.net
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    When people say they want to do scuba diving in Australia the vast majority want to dive in the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns in Queensland, which is the largest and healthiest coral reef system in the world. One of the best ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef is to take a diving cruise which starts in Cairns. Right now is available a such diving trip lasting 3 days at just US$ 439.84. This cruise deal is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some of the best diving sites available in the world at an incredibly low price. The post 3-Day Diving Cruise Deal to the Great Barrier Reef $439.84…
  • Caribbean Vacation to Visit the Underwater Treasures of Jamaica

    ScubaDivingVacation.net
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Snorkeling and scuba diving in Jamaica, one of the largest islands in the Caribbean, are some of the most pleasant life experiences that anyone can dream. With hundreds of stunning dive sites and dozens of beach resorts to choose where to spend your vacation, there is always a place that meets all the requirements of even the most fastidious tourists. The main holiday destinations in Jamaica are Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril, and in their vicinity are to find the best dive sites around the island. Many resorts in these travel destinations offer all inclusive vacation packages and deals…
  • Exploring the Underwater World in Curacao

    ScubaDivingVacation.net
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:51 am
    In the Southern Caribbean Sea lies the tiny island of Curacao, widely known for its coral reefs and stunning beaches on the south side that create good conditions for scuba diving vacations. Diving sites are plentiful all over the island but due to rougher waters and currents the north shore is mostly recommended to advanced scuba divers. Curacao might be small in size but it's huge when it comes about scuba diving conditions being considered one of the best dive destinations in the Caribbean and even in the world. For this reason the island is visited yearly by lots of avid snorkelers and…
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  • Reef Fest – Key Largo Diving Extravaganza!

    sdwellers@aol.com
    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…
  • Key Largo Diving – Spotted Eagle Rays

    sdwellers@aol.com
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:23 am
      In our humble opinions, the Spotted Eagle Ray is a magnificent creature and one of our favorites to see while diving Key Largo.  This video was taken by Sea Dwellers Dive Center Instructor Jeremy Weeks several days ago while he was diving Molasses Reef.  Many of our divers were in the area  and were able to enjoy this amazing site as this school of about 40 of them swam by. WOW! The Spotted Eagle Ray is very distinctive in that it has a flattened body and triangular corners to the pectoral fins that really resemble wings. The snout is rounded and pointed on the tip, resembling a…
  • Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo now an SSI Dive Center!

    sdwellers@aol.com
    28 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
      Better Instruction Results in Better, More Committed Scuba Divers! Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo has always taken pride in our Scuba Instruction, and we’ve always tried to offer more for our students. Most of you already know that we offer 6 Open Water dives with our basic Open Water Course, and this has made the course very popular for obvious reasons. But most importantly, we feel that we’re producing better scuba divers. From the feedback we’ve gotten from our students it seems that most agree!  SSI & Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo……
  • Taking Great Photographs Underwater

    sdwellers@aol.com
    25 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    Scuba Diving & Photography…How Do I Get That Good shot? Given all of the problems we talked about in the last chapter, how can we expect to take pictures that we can be proud of when scuba diving Key Largo? How can we overcome the loss of light and color? There are two answers to this question. One is to take the best possible picture using the available light, and the other is to use a “flash”. Using a “flash” is generally referred to as using a strobe in underwater photography. This chapter will concentrate on using available light.  Available Light The last chapter…
  • Shark Attack While Diving Key Largo!?

    sdwellers@aol.com
    10 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Key Largo Diving & Shark Attacks – Fact or Fiction? How many of you remember when the Movie “Jaws” came out? Well I don’t know about you, but afterwards I would actually see shadows while swimming in my backyard pool…this from a “Miami Native” who had spent loads of time in the ocean!  This is a good example of how our minds can make us feel fear, even if it is unreasonable to think it exists!  Sharks bring out a primordial fear in humans. The thought of being “eaten” alive… particularly when we are not in our natural element…
 
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