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Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training
Smithsgold - 4 days 1 hour ago.
Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training anadian Forces divers from the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) are in the Caribbean this month on an international training exercise. The exercise, which is called "Tradewinds," happens annually and more than 20 nations participate, including Jamaica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and Belize. The Canadian dive unit is offering training to 22 participants from various coast...
Diving the Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53 Wreck: WWII History in Cozumel
Smithsgold - 10 days 8 hours ago.
Diving the Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53 Wreck: WWII History in Cozumel Most divers who visit Cozumel go for the beautiful diving along the world’s second largest barrier reef system. The Meso-American reef system spans almost 600 miles of ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and Honduras, and Cozumel’s spectacular reef formations, sea life, and exceptionally clear waters make this island one of the world’s most popular diving de...
Fab Photos Friday: Cozumel! Fab Photos Friday: Cozumel!
tammer - 14 days 4 hours ago.
Check out my latest trip to Cozumel!
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination
scubadivingnomad - 15 days 22 hours ago.
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Recently we have seen a great deal of negative press about the Great Barrier Reef and diving there. We have heard of a rare unprovoked shark attack on a scuba diver, the first one world-wide in years. We have heard that the Australian government pressured the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to exclude the Great Barrier Reef from their climate change report. Coral bleaching has hit the Great Bar...
The plight of Florida’s coral reefs
JudiHope - 19 days 11 hours ago.
Save the Ocean activists are speaking out in response to a massive dredging project that has the probability to damage the only coral reef system in the United States and located in South Florida. The next step is to take......
Wave for change on World Oceans Day
JudiHope - 22 days ago.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, is World Oceans Day. Our oceans have deep meaning to each and every one of us. They provides inspiration, relaxation, exploration and adventure, but most of all, they symbolize the common denominator of life itself.&......
Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water. Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water.
ArgentAqua - 22 days 19 hours ago.
Our SSI Freediving course: Part 2 – open water. On a damp, dreary November morning (nudging the mercury in the thermometer no higher than 10C) we met our instructors at Wraysbury, on the outskirts of London; one of the UK’s best loved and most used inland Scuba venues, tucked under the noisy approach to Heathrow (Europe’s biggest and busiest airport). We were given a pair of ‘open cell’ wet suits, whose soft, very tightly clinging neoprene – although only 5mm thick - was intended to protect us f...
Go wild for life and save our oceans
JudiHope - 24 days 22 hours ago.
What did you happen to do for World Environment Day? June 5th is the day when each of us does something positive to take care of the earth. As a scuba diver or a snorkeler or just a water enthusiast......
Dive Season is Coming
scubadivingnomad - 5/31/2016 8:36 PM
Bismark II is one of the dive sites used on the Tuesday and Thursday night dives photo by RU4scuba I am looking forward to the next week. It represents the opening of the local dive season in Upstate New York, and I can tell you it is not a day too soon for me. The visit back to home has been one of many changes and one of the largest is that diving is not just around the corner. I am looking forward to the local diving, but in some ways I feel like a novice diver again. Low visibility is nothin...
Scientists find 35 percent coral death in parts of the Great Barrier Reef
aircarl - 5/29/2016 11:29 PM
Scientists find 35 percent coral death in parts of the Great Barrier Reef
Ocean Frontiers celebrates 20 years
JudiHope - 5/29/2016 4:15 PM
Ocean conservation continues to expand in a top dive destination, the Cayman Islands. Dive operation, Ocean Frontiers, has built an outstanding reputation since opening its doors in 1996. The prime focus, besides customer service, centers on ocean......
Congratulations to Kona Underwater Photography Shootout Winners!
PixelLetch - 5/28/2016 6:17 AM
1st Place overall and 1st Place Wide Angle — Bo PardauWe were happy to be a sponsor of the 1st Kona Underwater Photo Shootout along with Kona Honu Divers and other leading manufacturers! Some great photos and good fun! Congratulations to the winners!3rd Place Wide Angle — Deron Verbeck and a $100 gift certificate from Optical Ocean Sales.The results of the 2016 Kona Underwater Shootout are in! A big THANK YOU to our sponsors for this year’s event; SEA&SEA Underwater Imaging, Waterproof USA, Opti...
For the first time; I am a DIVER!
Richcoast - 5/23/2016 3:20 PM
I woke up and felt this excitement in my stomach! Why? I always wanted to take scuba diving lessons and see the world beneath the waves! Today it was time for my PADI Open Water Diver course! This is where it started for me! I’ll learned how the use basic scuba gear, how to dive safely and […]...
You are invited to SOS girlie dive day
JudiHope - 5/22/2016 3:57 PM
Girls, whether you dive or snorkel, get your gear ready for an ocean social of salty proportions! It is once again time for the annual SOS Girlie Dive Day for the second big year. The girls had so much fun......
3 different charter & dive on 1 3 different charter & dive on 1
scubadmike - 5/15/2016 6:10 PM
I booked on a charter dive in West Palm Florida & they called to say "THEY OVER BOOKED" :-( They reverted me on a boat at the next marina "NO PROBLEM" They called that night to say there shaft & prop broke so they reverted me to a boat 4 slips down from there boat . " NO PROBLEM " .Same cost to me . The sea gods were on my side 1 Ft seas Vi’s OK . :-) CHECK OUT MY PHOTOS " scubadmike"...
Diving a military wonder
JudiHope - 5/08/2016 4:50 PM
Diving is a sport in which no experience is ever the same, whether you want to swim amongst the colorful corals and amazing marine life, or take on an adventure with a wreck dive. Whatever you choose to do, the......
Updating the news, New scuba instructors and Marine Conservation and Research Program Updating the news, New scuba instructors and Marine Conservation and Research Program
Scubabunnycr - 5/04/2016 7:30 PM
Two successful PADI Instructor training programs this year already, our IDC in February and then in April has led to our continued success as a IDC center and more importantly to some happy new instructors heading out into the scuba world. So far this year our instructors have headed off to the Phillipines, the BVIs, Hawaii, the States and some have stayed here in Costa Rica to teach. There are always plenty of opportunities out there in the Ocean and at Go Pro Costa Rica we try to give you ever...
Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary.
scubadivingnomad - 5/03/2016 4:28 AM
Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary. The Galápagos Islands has long been a favorite destination for scuba divers. The liveaboard trip to the far north of the island chain to the remote islands of Darwin and Wolf is the trip for shark lovers. These islands have the highest biomass of sharks in the world. However, while high recent studies have shown that the number is getting smaller. A major contribution to that is illegal fishing. This recent study reinforced an plan already ...
SCUBA Diving Robots To Make Divers Obsolete
PSD - 5/01/2016 6:57 AM
Drone pilots can bomb and terrorize from thousand of miles away; with the same type of technology, Stanford University has developed a SCUBA diving robot. Well, since the diving robot is unable to breathe, the term SCUBA may not apply here; I’m sure it can’t get bent either. The robot has artificial intelligence built into […]...
The Florida lionfish hunt
JudiHope - 4/30/2016 8:32 PM
Word is beginning to spread quickly. After years of the dreaded lionfish preying on Florida reef systems and devouring the smaller fish that make up the marine eco-system, Florida is in the process of launching a reward system for......