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May Is Great White Shark Month
PSD - 27 days 16 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 […]...
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! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Dominica_Soufriere/...
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. diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Dominica_Whales/...
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! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Dominica_Champagne/...
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. diveoclock.com/quiz/11_Breakdown/...
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! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Barbados_Gspot/...
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! diveoclock.com/blog/Intro_Tech/...
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! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Curacao/...
5 Awesome Dive & Snorkel trips around the world! 5 Awesome Dive & Snorkel trips around the world!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/10/2017 2:42 PM
Are you looking for some real special dives? How about night diving without a light or helping turtles? No special certification required, just an adventurous mind! diveoclock.com/blog/Awesome_dives/...
New Dive Experience: Fluorescent Night Diving on Bonaire! New Dive Experience: Fluorescent Night Diving on Bonaire!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/05/2017 2:42 PM
Imagine yourself diving in a psychedelic rave party underwater. Searching for fluorescent critters and mind-blowing corals! UV night diving explained + simple photography tips. diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Bonaire_Fluorescent/...
Counting fish in the name of science on Bonaire! Counting fish in the name of science on Bonaire!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/03/2017 2:42 PM
There is an ongoing underwater monitoring project in the Dutch Caribbean which you can join. The only thing you need to do is count some fish! How cool! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Bonaire_MOO/...
Snorkeling in a Mangrove forest on Bonaire! Snorkeling in a Mangrove forest on Bonaire!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/02/2017 2:42 PM
One of the things you have to do when you are on Bonaire is mangrove snorkeling. It is a perfect way to end your dive holiday. Kayak to a secluded bay to explore future marine life generations! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Bonaire_Mangrove/...
Watching the Ostracods glow on Bonaire! Watching the Ostracods glow on Bonaire!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2/01/2017 2:42 PM
A few days after full moon a phenomena happens underwater in the Caribbean Sea. This is something every SCUBA diver should experience ones in his life! Read more about Ostracods and how to organize this special dive! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Bonaire_Ostracods/...
Churches of Pampanga Philippines Churches of Pampanga Philippines
scubadivingnomad - 12/04/2016 8:27 AM
St James the Apostle Church: Betis, Guagua Pampanga This church is considered one of the finest remaining example of a Colonial Spanish Church. The details in the ceiling paintings and the quality of the carvings behind the alter attracted the devoted and art lovers alike. Churches of Pampanga PhilippinesFrom the late 1500’s to 1898, the Philippines were a colony of Spain. The Spanish’s mandate from the Pope was to find new lands and convert the heathens to Christianity. At the time,...
The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes The Writer No Blogs The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes The Writer No Blogs
scubadivingnomad - 11/21/2016 10:06 PM
As a writer, This point came home to me as I visited different exhibitors at the DEMA show last week. DEMA is the Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association. Each year they have an annual convention and a trade show. It attracts thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies from around the world. It is not a consumer show, but one that is meant to bring together professionals in the industry. I was there with a media pass and as I talked to different people in the industry I realized that ...
Visiting a Turtle Hospital in Florida! Visiting a Turtle Hospital in Florida!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/21/2016 2:45 PM
Right in the middle of the Florida Keys there is a operating turtle hospital for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles. The Turtle Hospital on Marathon Key has its own turtle ambulances, surgery room and intensive care! diveoclock.com/blog/Turtle_Hospital/...
Diving into the History of SCUBA! Diving into the History of SCUBA!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/21/2016 2:45 PM
If you like SCUBA diving, do not miss out on this museum explaining all about the history of exploring the underwater world! diveoclock.com/blog/Diving_museum/...