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  • Help me get in shape for my travel adventure holiday

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    miss-lapin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Because I wanted to make my fortieth something special, I asked about adventure holidays here before settling on slickrock's adventure island. But now I need to get in shape for this adventure. Since I'll mainly be snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, I was wondering if there is a particular training plan for those activities. I have until mid december and I'm very out of shape as this summer was super depressing (my cat died and so I stopped working out altogether for a month.) Just a reminder that I am mildly mobility impaired and live in nyc. I have a membership to a gym with a pool and…
  • Video: Colossal Squid Autopsy

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    16 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    A colossal squid that was recently found in Antarctica’s Ross Sea underwent an autopsy at the New Zealand Museum on Tuesday. LiveScience captured the autopsy on video and live-streamed it. The squid was one of two found.
  • Women of Golf - with Special Guests: Michelle Estill and Jane Crafter

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    Women of Golf
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome to the Women of Golf Show! This week: Cindy & I are joined by two more Legends of the game. Michelle Estill & Jane Crafter. Michelle Estill - Ping Rep and former LPGA Player. Credits LPGA Teaching & Club Professional (T&CP) member Linda Vollstedt as the individual most influencing her career...In 1994, won the Budget Service Award for her contributions to the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Program through her active participation in the LPGA Urban Youth Golf Pen Pal Program...Hobbies include reading, cycling, scuba diving, fishing and photography...Was a member of the LPGA Executive Committee…
  • ScubaRadio 9-13-14 HOUR1

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    13 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets a report on the diving in Palau, a lionfish derby in the Florida Keys, and a travel show in Colorado! Looking for HOUR2?
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    16 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
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  • Help me get in shape for my travel adventure holiday

    miss-lapin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Because I wanted to make my fortieth something special, I asked about adventure holidays here before settling on slickrock's adventure island. But now I need to get in shape for this adventure. Since I'll mainly be snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, I was wondering if there is a particular training plan for those activities. I have until mid december and I'm very out of shape as this summer was super depressing (my cat died and so I stopped working out altogether for a month.) Just a reminder that I am mildly mobility impaired and live in nyc. I have a membership to a gym with a pool and…
  • Scuba diving certification: At home or in the tropics?

    purplevelvet
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    We're planning to get scuba certified. Is it reasonable/recommended to do the first part of the certification (classroom and pool work) near home and then do the ocean dives when we're in the tropics? My fiance and I are likely headed to Bali and Lombok for our honeymoon, and are considering doing some scuba diving, and if we're going to spend some time learning, it seems like it would make sense to get an open water certification so we could do it again on vacation if we like it. We do have a limited time on the trip, so we were thinking of doing the academic coursework and pool sessions…
  • Happy 40th Birthday to Me!

    miss-lapin
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:48 am
    I'm a single woman who will be celebrating her 40th birthday this December. I've decided to go away, specifically on a scuba trip. (I plan to get certified in May.) Please help me plan a single friendly birthday scuba trip. So here's what you need to know about me. Because my birthday falls on December 20th, it's generally pretty sucktacular. For my 40th, I want to do something special. I'm leaning towards Hawaii but I am open to other locations. I've been to Grand Cayman twice and love it, but also would like to go to some new places. The key is a place where I won't feel depressed about…
  • Where to go on beach/scuba vacation, renting a house, w/in-laws & kids?

    oneironaut
    29 Nov 2013 | 12:20 pm
    I'm looking for suggestions on where to go on vacation next summer (late July, early Aug 2014) with my in-laws and their kids. The criteria: 1) Within reasonable travel/flight time from Dallas, Texas. There will be four children on this trip, ages 1, 3, 5, and 7. 2) A house/apartment/bungalow to rent for around $2500/week to house 6 adults and the aforementioned four kids. 3) Good SCUBA diving for my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and myself (all with advanced open water). 4) Good beaches for my wife, mother-in-law, brother-in-law's wife, and the kids, preferably within easy access of the…
  • New to Scuba in NYC

    prunes
    24 Jun 2013 | 1:43 pm
    [Scuba filter] I live in NYC and received my PADI open water certification this weekend (woo!). I'm interested in weekend dive trips for beginners. As I mentioned above the fold, I received my open water certification the other day. Now I'm eager to get diving. I have a trip planned to Florida in a few weeks. I'm interested in taking advantage of the ocean in my backyard. I know that Wreck Valley is supposedly a popular spot. I think there are supposed to be some good spots in NJ as well. However, I've heard though of NY/NJ diving as being equivalent to the "Mount Everest" of diving, due to…
 
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  • Women of Golf - with Special Guests: Michelle Estill and Jane Crafter

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

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

    In the Authors Corner with Etienne
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Isabel Pietri, a retired labor union president and a former resident of New York City, resides in Northeastern, Pennsylvania., with her husband, a retired forensic investigator; "Sheba, the Wonder Dog"; and two kitties, "Shadow" and "Missy". In retirement, Isabel have taken up her lifelong passion, the craft of creative writing. Her first published book, "Love in the Dark", available on Amazon.com, is the story of NYPD surveillance expert, Detective Millie Angeles. Millie has made a name for herself working in the elite TARU unit of the New York Police Department as the go-to girl for…
  • NCDL Podcast: September 1st, 2014 - Week 1 Preview

    The NorCal Dynasty League Podcast
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    FINALLY! The boys are back with the first ever Weekly Preview Show. Chase. Zach. AND Scuba Steve. Hilarity will ensure. 
  • Who is ready to take a cruise with Ebony on the love boat?

    Ebony Empress
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Tonight we are talking about Cruising for love in 2015. Where should we go together to find love? What is the best month to take the trip? Who wants to take the trip? What events should be included in the schedule? How do we start to plan our getaway? I seriously need a holiday with my Global Dating Crew, who wants to join me? On a cruise you don't have to stay on the ship. You can go rock-climbing, zip-lining, bowling, roller-blading, simulated surfing, ice skating, goofy golf, video games, first-run movies, wine tastings, live Broadway shows, live music, disco dancing and more. Once you…
 
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  • ScubaRadio 9-13-14 HOUR1

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    13 Sep 2014 | 3:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster gets a report on the diving in Palau, a lionfish derby in the Florida Keys, and a travel show in Colorado! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 9-13-14 HOUR2

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    This hour Pete from ScubaBoard chimes in from Key Largo and Greg shares a few more stories from his latest dive adventure around the island of Saba…Just to make Bill and Jimmy feel even worse. Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 9-6-14 HOUR1

    admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster joins the owner of Explorer Ventures on a flight down to St Kitts as preparation for the next ScubaRadio ScubaCruise….yeah right! Looking for HOUR2?
  • ScubaRadio 9-6-14 HOUR2

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    6 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hour 2 continues as passengers on the CX2 share thoughts on their first liveaboard adventure! Looking for HOUR1?
  • ScubaRadio 8-30-14 HOUR1

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This week Greg The Divemaster tests a new system that allows us set up live ScubaRadio mics around the world! Special guests include Pete from ScubaBoard, Captain Walt DeMartini, Captain Slate and the Scuba Cowboy! Looking for HOUR2?
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    16 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
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  • New ScubaMax Full Size Titanium Pointed Scuba Diving Knife with 2 Straps & Sheath (Black)

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    16 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
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  • The camera

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

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:10 am
    For those of you who are looking for some adventure and don’t mind diving in very cold water, have a look at Iceland, the land of Fire and Ice. Iceland is the only place in the world where you can dive and touch both the Eurasian and American Tectonic Plates, but there is much, much more! Article: thedivingclub.co.uk/News/tabid/370/articleType/Ar...elandic-Odyssey.aspx Video: youtube.com/watch?v=8My9tCUgSIw
  • It’s more fun in the Philippines!

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 pm
    If you’ve to a spare 90 seconds, take a look at the video I knocked up in the the style of the Philippine Department of Tourisms advertising campaign... facebook.com/photo.php?v=760916630614361 The Philippines is an awesome place to dive; with more diversity per square inch than anywhere else on the planet you’ll never get tired of finding new cool stuff. Contrary to common belief, there is a very well developed diving and tourism industry in the Philippines, catering for every budget. It’s safe, beautiful, cheap and everyone knows how to smile. If you’d like anymore information on…
  • Finnally PADI features Puerto Rico as a Diving Destination

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

    16 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Considerations for Selection of a Scuba Training Facility The sport of Scuba Diving has maintained a great record of safety while maturing from an elite sport to one that today enjoyed by the masses. This in spite of the fact that it is a high risk sport which allows people to enjoy a hostile environment. Those seeking to engage in the sport should not consider it lightly but with a serious understanding that it requires a great deal of knowledge and training to mitigate the risks and maintain safety. It is with that knowledge of risk that an individual should research the best training…
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  • Wait... what?

    bennerman
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    I thought I was just seeing things, but apparently this is a thing: http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2012...rio_lakes.html Anyone seen these in the great lakes, reservoirs, rivers, etc? I can confirm they are in atleast one of the Waterford ponds in Waterford, Ontario. Or atleast there was 2 years ago
  • facebook connect

    babygirl31287
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Just wondering... why do we have a Facebook connect link at the top of the forum if we can't actually link to Facebook because it isn't set up?
  • any women in the forum??

    babygirl31287
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Are there any women currently active in the forum? I have only seen a handful of active and I do believe they are men. Just wondering if there is anyone to discuss the women's side of diving? Lol
  • Aqualung X-Shot Fins

    Daebado
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Anyone tried these fins? My LDS is recommending them to me and I'm having trouble finding any reviews. Thanks, Mark
  • Dive Rite Finger Spool

    ScubaToys Larry
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Learn More about the Dive Rite Finger Spool In the early days of cave diving, reels were not available to buy off the shelf. Divers used anything they could, including empty electrical wire spools. When exploring, divers would pay out the line and if they didn't empty the spool it would be left in the cave for the next dive. The spools came in various sizes and North Florida cave diver, Bill Hogarth Main, popularized smaller spools for safety and jump reels. Today, the Dive Rite Finger Spool is often used for shooting lift bags as well as a safety reel. Smal... More...
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  • The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

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

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

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

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
 
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  • Pictures and trip report from Guadalupe

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

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

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

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

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:42 pm
    We just finished our second trip and the action continued, where it left off on the last trip. A lot of familiar faces are back at Guadalupe. Our boys, Don Julian, Horizon, Kenric, Geoff Nuttall Mike, Drogin Thor and Micks are all back and Lamini, a little female from last season was also around. We counted a total of 15 named sharks, along with 4 new ones and a few we haven’t identified yet.There seems to be a lot of fighting going on at Guadalupe right now. Many sharks are sporting brand new bite marks. I saw Horizon take a big chunk out of a bigger sharks head, which is very unusual,…
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  • Diving with a Drysuit: The Basics

    Creedence Gerlach
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Pinnacle Freedom 3 Front Entry Drysuit – $999.95 FREE SHIPPING! Divers who seek to dive year-round or dive in warm and cold climates often end up facing the decision of whether or not to buy a drysuit in addition to a wetsuit. The main motivation behind why individuals choose diving with a drysuit is typically the diving environment. However, drysuits do come with their own benefits and challenges compared to wetsuits. Drysuits are usually used when diving in colder waters with temperatures lower than 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Some divers will also choose to use drysuits when they need to…
  • Muck Diving: Finding Treasure in the Sand

    Creedence Gerlach
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Coral reefs and shipwrecks may be common diving hot spots, but for muck divers, the murky world around the sand is a treasure trove. Muck diving is the practice of skimming the silty slopes and beds of the shallows in search of unique discoveries. Visibility might be low, but for adventurers and photographers, it is not an opportunity to pass up. Muck diving presents opportunities the intrepid diver may never have otherwise. Many extraordinary fish species rarely leave the muck, and the silt is a collecting pot for all kinds of ocean detritus. Tiny but intricate bottom-feeders, baby marine…
  • World’s Top 3 Coral Reef Dive Destinations

    Creedence Gerlach
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    For those looking for spectacular coral reefs that offer great scuba diving opportunities, then there are 3 coral reefs that are known throughout the SCUBA diving community for spectacular sights. These 3 notable coral reefs are well-known for unspoiled ecosystems and attract millions of undersea enthusiasts annually. Great Barrier Reef: Australia via flickr/brian.gratwicke The most well-known and popular coral reef dive destination is the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef stretches for 1,553 miles and is the largest coral reef on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef consists of over…
  • 5 Crazy Facts About Bluefin Tuna

    Creedence Gerlach
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Bluefin tuna are widely known in the marine community, from SCUBA divers to sport fishermen, and they are a prized species among accomplished members of the latter group. But for everything you know about bluefin tuna, there are plenty of things you may not, so here are just five crazy facts about this world-class migratory species. There isn’t just one bluefin tuna. via flickr/Simon K Ager “Bluefin tuna” is actually a blanket term for four different types of fish under the genus Thunnus. These include the Southern tuna, the Pacific tuna, the Atlantic tuna, and the Longtail…
  • Leisure Pro’s 6th Annual Dive Demo Day a Success!

    Creedence Gerlach
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Hey Leisure Pro fans! Check out all the fun and games that were had on Sunday, August 24 at Leisure Pro’s 6th Annual Dive Demo Day at Dutch Springs! We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone who joined the festivities that day, as well as extend the welcome to everyone who couldn’t make it to join the fun next year. Congratulations to all who won prizes, and we look forward to an even bigger and better Dive Demo Day in 2015!   Click to view slideshow.Leisure Pro’s 6th Annual Dive Demo Day a Success! was written by Creedence Gerlach for…
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  • Liveaboard Diving Versus Resort Diving

    Jessica Vyvyan-Robinson
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to choosing where to spend your hard-earned vacation dollars, there’s a long list of questions to be answered before you decide where to go, including the type and intensity of the diving you hope to do. Is there particular marine life you hope to see? Is there a seasonal component to your planned destination? Based on your diving desires, whether or not your dream scuba trip includes a liveaboard vessel or a dive resort will be one of your first major decisions. Factors that influence your decision may include your experience and confidence levels, your traveling partner/s,…
  • 10 Beautiful Underwater Creatures

    Nadia Aly
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The ocean is absolutely full of visually stunning natural wonders and we're celebrating 10 of the most beautiful in this gallery. Consider this your afternoon refresh of beautiful photos. 10 Beautiful Underwater Creatures By Scuba Diver Life The ocean is absolutely full of visually stunning natural wonders, and we're celebrating 10 of the most beautiful in this gallery. Sea Anemone By Scuba Diver Life Sea Urchin By Scuba Diver Life Angelfish By Scuba Diver Life Moray Eel By Scuba Diver Life Sea Turtle By Scuba Diver Life Shark By Scuba Diver Life Starfish By Scuba Diver Life Jellyfish By…
  • Divers Can Drown

    Guest Blogger
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By Juanita Pienaar DAN Asia-Pacific recently published an article entitled “Divers Can Drown.” Based on DAN’s study, nearly half of all diving fatalities were caused by drowning. Certainly this isn’t the first thing that you want to emphasize to a nervous, entry-level diver, but it is an important aspect of the sport that every diver needs to be aware of. The article goes on to list equipment problems, gas-supply problems and rough water as some of the main factors that led to these drowning incidents. Lower your own risk of drowning by following safe diving practices. Dive fit and…
  • 8 Places to Get Certified

    Nadia Aly
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you're planning to get your scuba certification, you might as well do it in style. Here are our top picks for certification destinations, where you can even fit in a little leisure time too. 8 Places to Get Certified By Scuba Diver Life If you're planning to get your scuba certification, you might as well do it in style. Here are our top picks for certification destinations, where you can even fit in a little leisure time too. Hamilton Island, Australia By Scuba Diver Life With its close proximity to the world's largest reef, and sporting pristine waters home to thousands of…
  • Scuba Diving Heroes Clean the Ocean One Dive at A Time

    Guest Blogger
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    By  Torben Lonne What if you could clean the ocean in just one dive? Over the past 20 years, scuba diving has evolved into a vibrant worldwide community. Scuba diving, and a shared love for the ocean, brings people together despite geographical distance and language barriers. One unfortunate aspect of scuba diving that rings an emotional bell for most divers is garbage, specifically, the scourge of marine debris that we see first hand on many, if not all, of our dives. The oceans are, and always have been, a dumping ground for humankind’s unwanted materials. Our planet’s waterways, from…
 
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  • Antikythera mechanism expedition begins search for missing fragments of world’s oldest known computer

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

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

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

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

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

    John Liang
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    An Egyptian scuba diver this week will attempt to break the world record for the deepest dive. On September 18, TDI Instructor Trainer Ahmed Gabr will try to break the world record currently held by South African diver Nuno Gomes. In 2005, Gomes dove to a depth of 318.25 meters in Dahab, Egypt. Gabr wants […]
  • Bad Weather Changes Freediving Schedule at World Championships

    Francesca Koe
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Rough seas and big swell have the freediving organizers in Sardinia scrambling to reschedule constant weight dives. Due to some unexpected bad weather the schedule for the 2014 AIDA Team World Championships has been changed to the following: THURSDAY Sept 18th will now be a DAY OFF FRIDAY Sept 19th will now be an official TRAINING […]
  • Athletes Start Onsite Registration for 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Championships

    Stephan Whelan
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    Athletes have been arriving over the last few days in Sardinia for the 2014 AIDA Team World Freediving Championships and onsite Registration officially opens today.  The next 12 days will see some of the finest athletes in Freediving coming together to represent their countries and who are crowned champions after competing in 3 different Freediving disciplines […]
  • SEA&SEA Introduces New Housing For Sony Alpha A6000 Camera

    John Liang
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Attention, serious underwater shutterbugs: SEA&SEA has introduced a new housing for the Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless digital camera, the company announced this month. “The MDX-a6000 is SEA&SEA’s first housing for a mirrorless digital camera,” the company states. “This addition to the SEA&SEA MDX underwater housing line-up adds unique variety for underwater photographers. As always, SEA&SEA […]
  • Athletes Facing Lost Dive Equipment for AIDA Team World Freediving Championships

    Stephan Whelan
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    It seems that some athletes arriving in Sardinia for the 2014 AIDA Team World Championships are reporting that some luggage is being lost by the airlines.  We’ve heard reports that so far that the Danish, Finnish and US Teams have been hit with lost or delayed luggage. The Freediving Championships are not due to start […]
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  • The Next Generation of Dive Computer from Suunto

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

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

    Mark E Newman
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Up until now if you’ve been feeling a bit rusty and want to brush up on your skills you needed to take a PADI Scuba Review Course.  PADI have now introduced a much faster, more prescriptive, streamlined program to get you diving again. What Was Wrong With the Old Course? The PADI Scuba Review is designed to ensure that each diver has up-to-date knowledge and practice of diving skills and theory if they haven’t been diving in a while.  PADI recommend that you take a Scuba Review if you haven’t been diving in over six months, many PADI Dive Centres around the world will…
  • Why do sharks scare people so much?

    Gerrard
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Recently I came across the infographic below which was shared on Twitter and I thought it put really well visually, how over hyped the danger of sharks really is. I can’t vouch the numbers are absolutely correct but I suspect they are not far off.   I think it is fair to say the film Jaws, which most adults have watched, really caused sharks irrevocable bad press. Suddenly sharks had an agenda -a mean, ruthless, cunning and man eating agenda. It is strange this film had such an effect on the public psyche, I cant think of a single film that has had such a large influence on the…
  • How to take Great Underwater Pictures using Compact Cameras without a Strobe

    Torben
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Have you ever wondered why the underwater pictures from your last dive weren’t all that great? Why they were mostly a bluish/green mix of water and far from the beautiful reef and fish life-pictures you see in the dive magazines? You might be thinking that it’s the quality and performance of your compact camera holding you down. But before you go and spend money on new equipment, try to consider what you can do to improve your pictures using what you have already. Let me tell you now, you don’t need a big DSLR underwater camera to capture great pictures. You just need to know how to…
 
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  • Scuba Fin Styles: What to Buy?

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

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

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

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

    Best Dive Watch
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Orient Men’s CEM65001B “Black Mako” Automatic Dive Watch Enjoy the classic appeal of an automatic timepiece with this Orient watch, constructed in polished stainless steel and designed with a sleek black dial. Powered automatically with the movement of the wearer’s arm, this watch functions without a battery. Protective mineral crystal dial window Date window at three o’clock position Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving…
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  • 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. 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 course, it brought my awareness of dive safety to a whole new level. 3. Coolest thing you’ve seen while diving? Whale Shark in the Galapagos. 4. If you were allowed only one dive spot to dive the rest of your life, where would it be and why? The red sea. I think…
  • 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…
  • The 3 Free Dive Magazines Every Diver Should Be Reading

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

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