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How to VIP (visually inspect) a scuba tank
Scubabunnycr - 13 days 15 hours ago.
One of the really important skills that will make you stand out in the dive industry. Actually being qualified to service tanks. You can notch it up there with equipment maintenance as well....
Back into the waters of Manuel Antonio - Life of a scuba instrutcor Back into the waters of Manuel Antonio - Life of a scuba instrutcor
Scubabunnycr - 16 days 19 hours ago.
Happy Open Water DiversIt’s been a while, but after about 10 months of not going deeper than 5 ft I was back in the water and teaching some open waters. For those of you that don’t know me I was out on maternity leave. Had a little girl and am very happy....but I digress. With the evolvement of the open water program over the past couple of years I was excited to put everything I had been teaching into a real application and get going with it. So my first two open water divers, since my land con...
We Are Back In Business! Diving Again After El Nino!
PSD - 18 days 13 hours ago.
Holy crap! Writing this post, I just realized I haven’t been diving at all this year! I am now ashamed, but beach diving conditions have sucked that much, and I haven’t been able to get on a boat either. I woke up, checked the swell map, and could not come up with an excuse to […]...
World’s Deepest and Largest Indoor Pool Planned in the UK
Smithsgold - 19 days ago. World’s Deepest and Largest Indoor Pool Planned in the UK Currently, the world’s deepest swimming pool is the Y-40 in Italy which opened in 2014. At 131 feet deep (40 meters), it contains 1,136,000 gallons of water kept at a constant temperature of 90°F. Now a new pool being designed in England is taking it one step further – or 33 feet further to be exact. The new 50-meter deep (164 feet) Blue Abyss pool will be able t...
Project Aware campaign launches during Shark Week
JudiHope - 28 days 11 hours ago.
These creatures of the sea intimidate, dominate and install fear in humans, but, the shark is really not as ominous as it is made out to be. The week of June 26, 2016, has been deemed 'Shark Week'......
Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training
Smithsgold - 6/27/2016 12:19 AM
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 - 6/20/2016 5:56 PM
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 - 6/16/2016 9:46 PM
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 - 6/15/2016 3:43 AM
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 - 6/11/2016 2:21 PM
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 - 6/09/2016 1:55 AM
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 - 6/08/2016 6:29 AM
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 - 6/06/2016 3:35 AM
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"...