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Having Fun while Learning Technical Diving! Having Fun while Learning Technical Diving!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6 days 11 hours ago.
Exactly one year after my intro to tech I finally took the chance to officially enter the world of technical diving with TDI. As I never had the interest of diving deep or with a lot of gear it was a different and wonderful experience. Doing a dive course with another dive organization as well as being the student instead of the instructor was even more exhilarating... diveoclock.com/blog/TDI_Advanced_Nitrox/...
The Mediterranean Sea at its Best: Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve! The Mediterranean Sea at its Best: Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7 days 11 hours ago.
Arguably this is one of the best dive areas of Europe, for sure the best of Spain. This spot has wrecks, deep drop offs, exciting underwater pinnacles and large quantities of fish and mammals including Mola Mola’s.Islas Hormigas marine park, or the Cabo de Palos / La Manga area in Murcia, has it all. diveoclock.com/destinations/Europe/Spain/Islas_Hormigas/...
SCUBA Diving at Cala Cortina - Cartagena, Spain! SCUBA Diving at Cala Cortina - Cartagena, Spain!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7 days 11 hours ago.
Cartagena is such an incredible historic city in Spain you probably schedule a visit when you are in the area. Close to the harbour, at a popular spot for locals in during the weekend, you can snorkel and dive with shoals of fish and look for small critters in the shallows. diveoclock.com/destinations/Europe/Spain/Cala_Cortina/...
Learn all about the Mediterranean Sea in Cabo de Palos! Learn all about the Mediterranean Sea in Cabo de Palos!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7 days 11 hours ago.
The area around Cabo de Palos, the Islas Hormigas Marine Reserve is incredible below the surface. Close to the shore the bottom drops to more than 1 km / 3280 ft, creating an interesting sea bed. From shipwrecks to sea horse reproduction program, all is explained at the Visitor Center or Center of Interpretation of Cabo de Palos. diveoclock.com/destinations/Europe/Spain/Cabo_de_Palos/...
Visiting the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology! Visiting the National Museum of Underwater Archaeology!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7 days 11 hours ago.
If you like history and diving, this is a must visit if you are in the Murcia area of Spain! The ARQVA or Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática offers treasures found underwater from up to 2500 years ago! From amulets of the Roman world to golden snuff boxes... explore it! diveoclock.com/destinations/Europe/Spain/Underwater_Archaeology/...
Toilets — When You Got To Go, You Got To Go! Toilets — When You Got To Go, You Got To Go!
scubadivingnomad - 7 days 18 hours ago.
ToiletsImagine you are enjoying a walk around Paris and find yourself needing a restroom. You do not really see anywhere nearby and a quick check on your map program shows the nearest fast food place is 2 kilometers or a mile away. The few places serving food and drinks near you look crowded and while there has to be one you do not spot a restroom. You keep walking and soon it becomes a little more important to find something. Across the street you spot a directional sign with “WC” on it. A wate...
SCUBA QUIZ: Identify these Coral Species! SCUBA QUIZ: Identify these Coral Species!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8 days 17 hours ago.
Do you think you know something about corals? Test your knowledge and impress your dive buddies! No need for scientific names, easy and fun! diveoclock.com/quiz/20_Coral_ID/...
The Experience of a Crossover from PADI to SSI! The Experience of a Crossover from PADI to SSI!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 13 days 17 hours ago.
Switching from dive organization can be very beneficial for a dive instructor or dive center. It can bring challenges that may work out great or the other way around. The story of a crossover of a dive center explained! diveoclock.com/blog/Crossover/...
Thanksgiving Weekend Dive and Debrief
PSD - 16 days 19 hours ago.
I arrived promptly at 8 am to check the conditions; Reverend Al and other divers were already present. For the most part, the Cove was pretty calm with some waves rolling onto shore. The Point was a little different because some big swells were rolling into the rocks between lulls; I would have called it, […]...
12 Funny Christmas Gifts for SCUBA Divers! 12 Funny Christmas Gifts for SCUBA Divers!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 17 days 12 hours ago.
From Ugly SCUBA Christmas sweaters to THE BEST charity calendar of 2018, these dive related items are just too funny not to share! Put them on your Christmas list or hope Santa has put you on the naughty list. diveoclock.com/blog/Christmas_Gifts/...
25 Awesome SCUBA Gifts for Women! 25 Awesome SCUBA Gifts for Women!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 18 days 12 hours ago.
Looking for something dive related to give a women? Twenty-five ideas for when diving, at home and to share the love for SCUBA diving. Find Birthday presents, Christmas gifts or something to thank that special person! diveoclock.com/blog/Gift_Ideas_Women/...
Trotters Harness Racing Paris Style Trotters Harness Racing Paris Style
scubadivingnomad - 18 days 19 hours ago.
Standardbred Racing with a Twist.The evening I spend watching the trotters race at the Vincennes Hippodrome in Paris was great. I mention some of the highlights of the track in the post VINCENNES HIPPODROME OF PARIS. The racing experience was different as well. Yes they were racing standardbreds, but there were many differences in how they raced. Here are some of my observations. Standardbred Racing Paris TrottersIn the United States there are more pacers than trotters. In Canada there seems to ...
Dive Report – Death Off The Oil Rigs
PSD - 11/13/2017 4:17 AM
I’m on a roll; I wanted to get back into the water again. Plus, I promised to bring some North Korean wine and mushrooms to barbecue for debriefing. I’m returning to my old macho self – all I have to do now is get back to cage fighting, but I just have a feeling I […]...
10 Tips on How to Rinse your Dive Regulator! 10 Tips on How to Rinse your Dive Regulator!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/10/2017 12:41 PM
There are some things you should and definitely should not do when rinsing your regulator. A regulator is often the most expensive part of a dive equipment set.Taking good care of it obviously extends the lifespan but it also can prevent unnecessary repairs or malfunctions. diveoclock.com/blog/Regulator_rinsing/...
SCUBA QUIZ: Extreme Depths! SCUBA QUIZ: Extreme Depths!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/10/2017 12:41 PM
How deep is the ocean? How deep can light penetrate in the ocean? How deep has a human ever been in the ocean? Can you guess the right depths of these and other questions in this quiz? diveoclock.com/quiz/19_Depths/...
SCUBA Diving with Sea Lions in La Paz, Mexico! SCUBA Diving with Sea Lions in La Paz, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/07/2017 12:41 PM
If you are looking for cuteness overload, go snorkeling or SCUBA diving with sea lions! They are incredibly playful and curious like a puppy. In Mexico you can dive with them in warm water, no dry suit needed! diveoclock.com/destinations/Latin-America/Mexico/La_Paz_Sea_Lions/...
Back In The Water – Finally!
PSD - 11/06/2017 6:02 AM
I woke up to a solid blue swell map around Palos Verdes. Even the slight rain couldn’t be an excuse to stay away. I arrived at 7:30 am – it was calm. A couple of divers in the parking lot commented if they should be concerned that there are no other divers around. I told […]...
Diving the Jewel of the Sea of Cortez: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico! Diving the Jewel of the Sea of Cortez: Cabo Pulmo, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/03/2017 12:41 PM
If you are looking for a unique dive experience and are willing to go a bit off the beaten track you need to visit this hidden gem. It is no surprise marine biologists, oceanographers and film makers seem to come and go. The story is incredible and the diving is mind blowing. diveoclock.com/destinations/Latin-America/Mexico/Cabo_Pulmo/...
Vincennes Hippodrome Paris Racetrack
scubadivingnomad - 10/31/2017 9:02 PM
VINCENNES HIPPODROME OF PARISThe Vincennes Hippodrome located near the Vincennes Palace in Paris is one of the most famous racetracks in the world. It is here you will find the World Trotting Championships as well as Harness Racing World Triple Crown. The track dates back to 1863 and is one of the largest in the world. It has a seating capacity of over 60,000 in the clubhouse and grandstands. It also has an infield area for parking and other spectators. The restaurants will seat 1,800 people. Of...
Dive with Hammerhead Sharks at Gordo Banks, Mexico! Dive with Hammerhead Sharks at Gordo Banks, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/26/2017 12:41 PM
There are a few places in the world where you can go on a scheduled hammerhead shark dive. Along the West coast of Mexico you have several option to spot these magnificent creatures, with a day trip or liveaboard. Mission Hammerhead Sharks: ON! diveoclock.com/destinations/Latin-America/Mexico...el_Cabo_Gordo_Banks/...