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Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary.
scubadivingnomad - 1 day 8 hours ago.
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 ...
How to Snipe for Gold
Smithsgold - 8 days ago.
youtu.be/_G0wbwNaFEM Gary teaches you how to snipe for Gold underwater using a Mask and Snorkel and crevicing Tools . Covers places to look and techniques he has learned over many years of Prospecting ....
Scuba is so much more than just a sport!
Airworks - 8 days 18 hours ago.
I’ve heard it said that scuba diving is just a sport. Several veteran divers I’ve recently spoken with understand that local/inland diving is a very important part of the dive industry, but also went on to comment that “diving is really more about socializing around hotdogs and hamburgers than just getting wet.” The social aspects of diving are obviously important. However, social opportunities are numerous and plentiful, and most require very little commitment in terms of physical risks and fin...
Adopt a dive site on Earth Day
JudiHope - 14 days 11 hours ago.
This entire week is referred to as Earth Week, the one week out of the year that we pay our greatest amount of respect to the Earth. This coming Friday, April 22, 2016, has been christened as Earth Day all......
Freediving is becoming more popular
Richcoast - 14 days 20 hours ago.
  We get more questions every year about freediving, here at Rich Coast Diving. That’s in line with the trend of freediving becoming more popular. Films such as The Big Blue help the awareness about this beautiful way of diving. As we get many questions about the disciplines of free diving, here’s a first introduction […]...
Bureo - changing the future of ocean plastic pollution
JudiHope - 17 days 11 hours ago.
Bureo is not just your ordinary brand. While the company may create and market a product that most of us cannot live without, the Bureo mission is all about conservation and preservation and the goal is impactful. The Los......
Belize offers summer diving specials
JudiHope - 22 days 12 hours ago.
They call it a secluded island paradise. Scuba divers call it their hidden dream. Whatever your water sport pleasure may be, St. George's Caye Resort will cater to your fantasy. St. George's is in a......
Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations
scubadivingnomad - 28 days 11 hours ago.
Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations. In the recent past, the Philippine Liveaboard Dive industry was limited to 3 months of diving the Tubbataha reef. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a 97,030-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Palawan, the westernmost Philippine province. It is located 150km southeast of Puerto Princesa City, at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity. Situated in the middle of the Sulu Sea, the dive season is only three months. Other...
Best of the Socorros
tammer - 4/02/2016 1:16 PM
Amazing, amazing dives! Best of the Socorros...
Dive the Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida! Dive the Revillagigedo Archipelago: Roca Partida!
tammer - 4/02/2016 1:14 PM
Roca Partida! Diving the Socorro Islands is BAD ASS. Hammerheads, silkies, white tips, silver tips, galapagos sharks...mantas, dolphins, it goes on and on!...
Freediving camp attracts water lovers to Cayman Islands
JudiHope - 4/01/2016 2:15 AM
There is big news coming out of the Cayman Islands. Even though the month of March is on the way out, some very special diving memories were made in March, incredible and everlasting in nature. Divetech, one of the......
For treatment of decompression sickness, Naval Base Guam is the place to go
Smithsgold - 3/29/2016 1:32 PM
For treatment of decompression sickness, Naval Base Guam is the place to go stripes.com/news/for-treatment-of-decompression-s...place-to-go-1.400372 NAVAL BASE GUAM — Guam is a scuba diver’s paradise. Thousands flock here each year for a glimpse of the small Pacific island’s spectacular coral reefs, sea creatures and shipwrecks from both world wars. But for those who dive too deeply or ascend too quickly, the fun can suddenly end with decompression sickness, and there’s only one place to go in t...
What Television’s Sea Hunt Taught Me About SCUBA Diving
PSD - 3/23/2016 6:51 AM
Lobster season has come and gone, and El Nino has been pounding the coast for the last couple of months. Well, to get my diving fix, I have been catching up on the old Sea Hunt series with Lloyd Bridges… For my readers who do not have a television, Sea Hunt was an extremely popular […]...
The Pros and Cons of Inland Diving
Airworks - 3/20/2016 2:20 PM
Let’s take a look at some positive and negative aspects of getting wet in quarries and/or lakes. Pros: - Quarries/lakes offer convenience and affordability for divers living inland and away from the coast. - Quarries/lakes frequently have challenging environmental aspects like poor visibility, very cold temperatures/thermoclines, and various levels of silt and muck buildup. They help divers acclimate to difficult and demanding underwater situations. This is particularly true in terms of early sk...
The Divearium: A Dive “Magazine” Turned Dive Facility
Airworks - 3/20/2016 2:10 PM
Besides regularly reading and enjoying the Scuba & H2O Adventure online magazine, I subscribe to two others that arrive through snailmail: Alert Diver (published by D.A.N.) and Scuba Diving magazine. As I began looking through the most recent edition of Alert Diver, something occurred to me. Before I share what that is, let me ask a few questions. What are dive magazines for? What purpose do they serve? We can answer those questions simply by picking one up and perusing it. Every dive mag I’ve e...
"Blue Mind" and Scuba Diving
Airworks - 3/20/2016 1:59 PM
While driving from Virginia to North Carolina’s coast for a chartered dive to explore the famous U-352 submarine, my buddies and I decided to take turns reading (out loud for the benefit of the rest) Wallace J. Nichols’ recent book titled “Blue Mind.” We found it to be a very compelling exposition of why humans are irresistibly drawn to water. “Blue Mind” is a thoughtful and profound look at how water affects us on every level of human existence: psychological, emotional, physical, and behaviora...
Let’s Ramp Up Local/Inland Diving
Airworks - 3/20/2016 1:41 PM
The subject of inland/local diving continues to be a subject of intense discussion within the dive industry. The noticeable decade-long decline has created concern in the minds of many dive industry leaders. Many problems have been presented and debated, but very few and practical solutions have been forthcoming. I believe that in order for the dive industry to survive now and in the future, a strong emphasis needs to be made on creating freshwater dive sites that irresistibly draw divers to the...
Diving in Aqaba, Jordan Diving in Aqaba, Jordan
Juha - 3/16/2016 5:42 AM
I posted this text originally in 2012, so it is an older post. This was very first blog post I ever wrote! While it is a few years old, the facts still remain the same, and I suppose recent events in the Middle East make Jordan perhaps an even more exotic dive destination than it was a few years ago. I have altered the text slightly for this re-post. So here goes: I visited Jordan with my family last November. What an incredibly beautiful country, what friendly people! Jordan was really worth th...
My first try in the ocean.
Richcoast - 3/15/2016 6:27 PM
My first time in Costa Rica, my first time for 6 months from home and last but not least; my first time diving! For everything there is a first time. I always loved the ocean with all the animals and the beauty. Diving is was my bucket list! Now it was finally time to scratch it […]...
Competition closes in on Maui Jim OceanFest 2016
JudiHope - 3/13/2016 3:13 AM
Surf's up and thrill seekers are preparing to get their feet wet as they prepare for the second annual Maui Jim OceanFest 2016. The event kicks off on June 4, 2016 and promises two exciting days of fierce......