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Do you need a SCUBA skills Update? | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 008
SKubaSteve - 21 days 13 hours ago.
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Do You Need a SCUBA Skills Update? You love SCUBA, but life happens and you haven’t been in the water for a while. How do you know when you need a SCUBA Skills […]...
Losing Your Mind on SCUBA | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 007
SKubaSteve - 27 days 4 hours ago.
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Losing Your Mind on SCUBA Are you losing your mind... on SCUBA? Have you ever been completely ready for a dive, listened to the briefing and knew what you needed to do only […]...
SCUBA Mask Care and Maintenance | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 006
SKubaSteve - 8/14/2021 3:56 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! SCUBA Mask Care & Maintenance Even though taking care of a SCUBA mask is easy, proper and thoughtful care will help you get the most out of all your SCUBA gear and your […]...
Under Pressure Divecast | Choosing a SCUBA Mask | Episode 005
SKubaSteve - 8/10/2021 2:41 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! Choosing a SCUBA Mask Did you know that every feature of a SCUBA diving mask can make a difference in your underwater experience? Let’s break it down and find out why! It’s been […]...
Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands
PhuketDiving - 4/29/2021 6:14 AM
Diving Directly From Liveaboards Has Been Banned in the Similan IslandsIf you’re not a fan of diving from dinghies then we have some bad news for you. Diving directly from your liveaboards has now been banned. It’s a move that is supposed to protect corals and marine life, personally I’ve never seen a liveaboard in the Similan Islands National Park go near a reef. Liveaboards will have to keep their distance from the dive site or use official mooring lines. The other reason tou...
How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost
PhuketDiving - 4/21/2021 6:59 AM
The Cost of scuba diving in Thailand has many variablesThe cost of scuba diving in Thailand will vary depending on location, type of dive centre and in some respects yourself. Phuket probably offers the best all round diving in Thailand but it’s also amongst the most expensive. It’s not simply that we think you should pay more for better diving, simply down to logistics. Apart from a few really nice beach dives, most of our recognised dive sites are over an hour journey from port. Yo...
Promising Conditions & Retro Ocean Defenders
PSD - 3/01/2021 6:28 AM
February’s weather was mostly crappy, but it looked like it was getting better this morning. However, for various reasons I was not able to dive. I’m hoping to get back in the water this Friday or Saturday. On another note, I have been going through my vast collection of VHS tapes and digitizing the best. […]...
Conception Dive Boat Disaster: Feds To Reveal Cause Of Blaze That Killed 34
PSD - 9/01/2020 5:15 AM
On September 2nd, it will be the one year anniversary of the Conception dive boat tragedy. I found an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times that states the NTSB will be announcing their findings soon… By Richard Winton Staff Writer Aug. 31, 20204:30 PM As the anniversary of California’s deadliest maritime disaster in modern history […]...
Harlequin shrimp life and behavior Harlequin shrimp life and behavior
smilingseahorse - 8/01/2020 5:27 AM
Coral reefs are rich, biodiverse ecosystems that are home to incredible creatures of all shapes and sizes. Scuba divers from all over the world flock to remote locations like the Mergui Archipelago in Burma, to have the chance to catch a glimpse of marine curiosities from massive manta rays to tiny nudibranchs scattered across underwater landscapes that will take your breath away. If you are the kind of person who is enthralled by macro life, you have surely heard of the harlequin shrimp... Also...
Diving Terranea Again
PSD - 7/19/2020 9:02 PM
It’s Dive Day Sunday again! I checked the swell map before leaving… If the visibility sucked, at least I shouldn’t have to deal with the waves. I headed to my favorite spot, Terranea Resort. Ben’s diving group was already checking conditions out. Ben’s group decided to take a dive off the Point. I decided to […]...
The Best Diving In Over Three Months!
PSD - 6/29/2020 5:58 AM
It used to be that I was diligent enough to write at least one post a month, but since this blog has jumped the shark a year or two ago, I do not find it necessary now. Just as things were getting back to normal for me, the world has gone insane. The coronavirus made […]...
All you ever wished to know about Giant Oceanic Manta Ray: FAQ, factsheet All you ever wished to know about Giant Oceanic Manta Ray: FAQ, factsheet
smilingseahorse - 5/25/2020 1:25 AM
Arguably one of the best experiences a diver could ever have is to dive with giant oceanic manta rays. We are lucky to see them regularly during our cruises in Myanmar and I compiled a list of the questions we most often get asked about these gentle giants to answer them in our latest blogpost. If you are interest to read more click the link below: thesmilingseahorse.com/blog/giant-oceanic-manta-...factsheet-and-photos Here is a little extract: How do you differentiate Giant Oceanic Mantas from ...
Diving on the wrong side of the Indian Ocean Dipole Diving on the wrong side of the Indian Ocean Dipole
smilingseahorse - 5/21/2020 10:56 PM
Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar As scuba divers, we are often at the whim of the weather and the ocean. Booking a diving holiday months in advance usually involves research into the seasons and how the weather in the area is during the time we wish to go. Unfortunately, all the research in the world can’t always save you from the guiles of mother nature. This was the case this year in areas of South East Asia, including the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar. Normally a trip to this part of the world can...
Green Island - Lyudao - SCUBA Diving in Taiwan Green Island - Lyudao - SCUBA Diving in Taiwan
Marlies-Diveoclock - 1/12/2020 1:50 PM
If you think Taiwan is an interesting country to visit, wait until you put your head underwater. With crystal clear waters, coral reefs that easily go down to 30 m / 100 ft and dramatic seascapes Green Island (Lyudao) is a must visit for freedivers and SCUBA divers in Taiwan. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Taiwan/Green_Island/...
North Sulawesi Diving - Spectacular Manado, Bunaken & Lembeh North Sulawesi Diving - Spectacular Manado, Bunaken & Lembeh
Marlies-Diveoclock - 12/20/2019 12:59 PM
How about stunning wall dives, weird creatures in the sand and mangrove diving in between? It is all possible when you go to North Sulawesi for your dive holiday! Tips for planning your trip and why you should choose Thalassa Dive Resorts Indonesia for your stay in Manado and Lembeh. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Indonesia/Manado/...
Dive #8 Off The Pacific Star – Keep Out Quarry
PSD - 11/01/2019 3:45 AM
September 22, 2019 It’s been a hell of a month, and I know this post has been sort of delayed, but at least I have something for October. We made our way to our final dive for this weekend. After careful consideration, Captain Dave anchored at a place he called “KO quarry” – or “Keep […]...
100 Stunning Nudibranchs of Anilao - Nudibranch Capital of The World 100 Stunning Nudibranchs of Anilao - Nudibranch Capital of The World
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/25/2019 9:20 AM
Have a look at photos from all kinds of nudibranchs, other sea slugs and marine snails you can spot while SCUBA diving around Anilao, Batangas. The nudibranch capital of the world at its full glory! Learn the basics and identify nudibranchs you have seen in Anilao with this list and underwater photos. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Philippines/Anilao_nudibranchs/...
Amazingly Awesome Anilao - Triple-A Diving in The Philippines Amazingly Awesome Anilao - Triple-A Diving in The Philippines
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/11/2019 6:31 AM
Hairy crab, ghostpipefish, candy crab, pygmy seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, frog fish, whip coral shrimp, ribbon eels - if any of those stunning creatures is on your list - book your SCUBA dive trip to Anilao now! Find them in between all the nudibranchs as Anilao is the nudibranchs capital of the world! diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Philippines/Anilao/...
Dive Number Seven Off The Pacific Star – Bird Rock
PSD - 10/02/2019 12:30 AM
September 22, 2019 After breakfast, Captain Dave took us to the famous “Bird Rock.” There was a big debate among the divers whether “Bird Rock” should be called “Bird Island” since “Sutil Rock” is actually called “Sutil Island.” Again, I was the first diver off the boat. I descended… Logged SCUBA Dive #517 Solo Diving, […]...
Dive Number Six Off The Pacific Star – Eagle Reef
PSD - 10/01/2019 12:45 AM
September 22, 2019 After last night’s dive, there was some debate about where we should dive once we reached Catalina Island. We were suppose to do the back side, something that I have never experienced, but the conditions were reported to be green and crappy. Captain Dave said that he would anchor on the backside […]...