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New Catamaran Dive Boat Launches in Carriacou New Catamaran Dive Boat Launches in Carriacou
deeferdiving - 13 days 14 hours ago.
Deefer Diving Carriacou is proud to announce the launch of new dive catamaran Phoenix. Designed by divers for divers, much thought and years of diving experience have gone into the catamaran’s design, with the aim of creating a perfect platform for diving & snorkeling in the waters around Carriacou. Built in the South of Carriacou by experienced boat builder Ivan Jeffries, Phoenix can carry up to 16 divers and snorkellers to any of the over 30 dive sites around Carriacou. The generous deck space...
Loss of equipment due to poor planning. Loss of equipment due to poor planning.
Scubadad2 - 21 days 17 hours ago.
On a recent forensic dive in the Jordan river near Salt Lake City I lost a couple pieces of equipment (My fins specifically) because I failed to understand conditions and plan accordingly. The dive was to look for a firearm used in a recent shooting. We were given the conditions of the water and possible depths of the river (from knee deep to holes as deep as 15’) Being the first one in the water I discovered that using fins was going to be pointless. The deepest point in our search area was onl...
May Is Great White Shark Month
PSD - 23 days 14 hours ago.
For some unknown reason, the month of May has brought many Great White sharks to the waters of Southern California. Great White sharks have been spotted as far North as San Francisco to as far South as San Diego. The Coast Guard and Lifeguards apparently use helicopters and drones to spot sharks and decide if […]...
Spiegel Grove 15 year Anniversary Spiegel Grove 15 year Anniversary
FtMyersTom - 5/21/2017 1:02 PM
Taken from FLORIDA KEYS — A new exhibit commemorating 15 years since the Spiegel Grove shipwreck was intentionally sunk off Key Largo, becoming an undersea playground for advanced- and wreck-certified divers, is on display at Islamorada’s History of Diving Museum through Sept. 4, 2017. Now through Labor Day weekend, artifacts can be viewed that highlight the military personnel who served on the 510-foot U.S. Navy ship, missions it participated in, preparations tha...
2017 Channel Islands Dive Trip 2017 Channel Islands Dive Trip
WCReefers - 5/07/2017 8:02 PM
Have a dive trip scheduled for October 2017 limited load. Best time to dive the Islands . If interested, send me an email. I’ll send my flyer with cost, payment schedule and info regarding the trip. John
Do you need divemaster experience before the IDC?
Richcoast - 4/28/2017 7:26 PM
Going straight from the Divemaster internship to the idc is something not many people want to do! They want to gain ‘experience’ as a Divemaster first, something I also thought I wanted, but soon realised it’s so much easier to go straight into the idc, and also very rewarding! Plus, you gain the same and […]...
Komodo Trip Report: Biodiversity Amid Nature’s Fury
PixelLetch - 4/21/2017 6:45 AM
(Or Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dragon Scorned)Komodo National Park lies near Bali, between East & West Nusa Tenggara islands in Indonesia. Our intrepid group of Optical Ocean Sales photographers managed to survive a cold wet season dive expedition there last February on the Damai 1 liveaboard boat.Cold and wet aren’t what usually comes to mind when thinking of Komodo, which is hot and dry most of the year. But during the short winter months things reverse. The north becomes cold and the south beco...
Diving in Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve in Dominica! Diving in Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve in Dominica!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/11/2017 1:24 PM
Dominica is often mentioned as one of the best dive spots in the Caribbean. Volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and walls full of corals and sponges create a dramatic reef. Find out more about two top spots: SCUBA diving at Scotts Head Drop Off & Soufriere Pinnacles!
Watching Whales and Dolphins in Dominica! Watching Whales and Dolphins in Dominica!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/10/2017 1:24 PM
Dominica is THE hot spot in the Caribbean to watch whales. Sperm whales, pilot whales, false killer whales and even humpback whales can be spotted. You have a high chance of success year-round and it does not cost a fortune.
Volcanic Bubbles at Champagne Reef in Dominica! Volcanic Bubbles at Champagne Reef in Dominica!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/01/2017 1:24 PM
Experience an unique SCUBA dive in golden champagne! Rich volcanic soil provides a wonder you can experience while snorkeling or SCUBA diving: BUBBLES, BUBBLES, BUBBLES!
SCUBA QUIZ: How long does it take to decompose? SCUBA QUIZ: How long does it take to decompose?
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/01/2017 1:24 PM
Trash in the ocean can take decades to breakdown in the ocean, can you give the right estimate in years? Test your SCUBA knowledge here.
Diving the G-spot on Barbados! Diving the G-spot on Barbados!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 3/25/2017 2:29 PM
Barbados is the most Eastern Caribbean island, known for an amazing number of wrecks and great visibility. What you might not know it that there are some beautiful coral reefs as well, with the G-spot as one of the highlights. It is called the G-spot for a reason!
Underwater Photography with a TG-4 Underwater Photography with a TG-4
Skeptic14 - 3/18/2017 7:25 PM
Getting into underwater photography can seem daunting at first - you may visualize a lot of additional gear to lug around, handle during the dive and properly maintain between dives. However, Olympus makes a great series of cameras that allow you to dip your toes into the hobby without overwhelming yourself initially with the price tag or extra gear. One of the latest in the Tough series line, the TG-4, is a compact camera that is waterproof out of the box to 50 feet and rugged to stand up to le...
The Restoration Revolution The Restoration Revolution
FtMyersTom - 3/15/2017 6:55 PM
This article was taken from Dan AlertDiver — Q1 Winter 20 The picture is me doing some maintenance on staghorn coral nursery tree in Curacao link to article with photos or pg 18 hard copy Gearing up for the largest coral restoration project ever in the Florida Keys For the past three decades the coral reefs of the Florida Keys have been under stress. A poisonous cocktail of high ocean temperatures, polluted runoff from coastal development, coral disease and ...
Underwater Sculptures Underwater Sculptures
aircarl - 3/05/2017 8:56 AM
Jason deCaires Taylor is a British sculptor and creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park - the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park - and underwater museum. He is best known for installing site-specific underwater sculptures which develop into artificial coral reefs. His underwater museums appear in locations all over the world, reflecting the global concerns that affect underwater ecologies.. While the groups of sculptures can be conceptually viewed as a museum, each individual scul...
Treasure Hunting on the Connecticut River
pferreira - 3/01/2017 1:09 PM
WATCH VIDEO: Treasure Hunting on the Connecticut River The Connecticut River is the longest river in the New England region of the United States. Flowing roughly southward for 406.12 miles (653.59 km) through four U.S. states, the Connecticut rises at the U.S. border with Quebec, Canada, and discharges at Long Island Sound. Its watershed encompasses five U.S. states and one Canadian province – 11,260 square miles (29,200 km2) – via 148 tributaries, 38 of which are major rivers.Discharging at 19,...
Taking the next step: Intro to Technical Diving! Taking the next step: Intro to Technical Diving!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 3/01/2017 12:26 PM
What is your deepest dive? Going deep is not difficult, but solving problems at those depths is. Extreme diving for beginners and my first attempt with technical diving skills!
Night Diving The Great Barrier Reef Night Diving The Great Barrier Reef
joannemiller - 2/21/2017 6:19 AM
If you are looking for the perfect underwater kingdom, the Great Barrier Reef, with its teeming marine life of numerous dolphins and whales, six species of turtle, and more than 150,000 tropical fish species, is exactly what you are looking for. And a unique way to explore this underwater world of extraordinary creatures is scuba diving at night time when you get to see a completely different scenario. The Night Diving Experience: Night is the time when the reef animals, thousands in number, can...
Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spa
scubadivingnomad - 2/20/2017 7:16 PM
Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spanish Mexico, it has a blend of cultures not seen elsewhere in Asia. Today, the Philippines is a predominate Catholic country. Over 80% of the people are Catholic with another more than 10% other christian faiths. This can be seen in the week long Holy Week celebrations, the observance of All Hallows Day and the 3 month long lead up to Christmas. This small selection of churches located in the Prov...
Exploring The Best Dive Sites of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean! Exploring The Best Dive Sites of Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/18/2017 2:42 PM
The north-western part of Curaçao offers the healthiest and dense coral cover, time to explore some of the best dive sites around here! Watamula by boat and Playa Kalki (Alice in Wonderland) by shore diving!