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Surface Interval supports environmental friendly diving. Surface Interval supports environmental friendly diving.
scubadivingnomad - 2/27/2019 10:30 AM
We often find that scuba divers are more intune with environmental issues. Having explored the undersea world we understand many of the issues with a clear vision. Surface Interval is a company that is also trying to make a difference with environmental issues by putting environmental minded divers with like-minded dive shops and dive operators. When people go scuba diving for the first time, most of them say that a whole new world opens to them. As divers, We are convinced that the more people ...
The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups. The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups.
scubadivingnomad - 2/15/2019 5:44 PM
The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups.Nataraja at Sea They dream of the perfect dive vacation. Diving at remote dive sites with perfect visibility, warm waters and more marine life than they could ever imagine in one place. They want a liveaboard that is more than just a dive platform and someplace to eat and sleep. They want something comfortable, even luxurious, but not stuffy and snobbish. Someplace as suitable for a bottle of local beer as it is for a bottle of imported Cha...
British Columbia New Reef YOGN-82
scubadivingnomad - 10/29/2018 8:29 PM
I think this ship will be the catalysis I will need to become a dry suit diver or at least get a heavy wet suit. I have written about this class of ship before. One of them is at Subic Bay yogn_pr_jun18_rev4 The post British Columbia New Reef YOGN-82 appeared first on The Scuba Diving Nomad....
Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews. Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews.
scubadivingnomad - 9/21/2018 5:26 AM
Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews.Scuba diving in Puerto Galera Photograph by Charles Davis As a writer that specializes in Scuba Diving and Scuba related travel, I spend a great deal of time looking at websites. Recently, Surface Interval (surfaceinterval.co) has announced they are now launching their new website. Surface Interval is looking to create a site that highlights Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews. Scuba divers can leave reviews of the dive centers they have used. Surface ...
Erie Canal Erie Canal
scubadivingnomad - 7/15/2017 8:51 PM
This week marked the 200 anniversary of the Erie Canal. Growing up the “barge” canal was just a few miles away. The “barge” canal was built a hundred years later that rerouted certain sections of the Erie canal and improved the original. The Eire Canal was the first “superhighway” of the United States. It had a huge impact not only on the western New York but was instrumental in westward expansion. Found on Wikipedia we learn this about the Erie Canal: “First proposed in the 1780s, then re-propo...
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...
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 ...
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...
Komodo National Park Komodo National Park
scubadivingnomad - 4/20/2016 3:43 AM
Komodo National Park (KNP)Located in a very remote portion of the Indonesian islands is a place that seems mythical, a place forgotten by time and controlled by dragons. The island of Komodo is the only home of the 10 foot (3 meter) long Komodo dragon. The island has about 2,000 people living on it with a mostly traditional lifestyle. Numerous small islands and three larger islands, Rinca, Komodo and Padar, make up the park that was established to protect the dragons. That protection has been ex...
Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related
scubadivingnomad - 3/06/2016 4:14 PM
Recent Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related PublicationsFreelance writing covers a broad range of skills. This is the first in a series of articles in which I will highlight some of the material that is appearing on the web. Item that are written as a ghostwriter may or maynot appear depending on the terms of the assignments Recent articles with Charles W Davis Jr. or Scuba Diving Nomad Byline.San Quintin Previously S/S Andes Cunard Lines Dive Advisor featured my write up on the San Quintin in...
Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay
scubadivingnomad - 2/06/2016 12:03 PM
A Concrete ship of the same class as YON-146 The Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay YON-146World War II saw many interesting ship building activities, Concrete Ship building being one of them. Since the large ship yards were turning out capital ships, the corn field ship yards created the LST. These ships yards got that nick name because many of them had been farms before the war. Far inland, they used the nations waterways to get the ships to the coast. All this ship building put a strain on the ...
Hey it is 2016 Hey it is 2016
scubadivingnomad - 1/13/2016 12:17 PM
Aqwary Dive UpdateWOW, can you believe that 4% of 2016 is gone already? Like everyone, I made New Year’s Resolutions, well no mine are goals. A few are writing related. Looking over my writing for the last year, I saw a few shocking items. I wrote 4 ebooks but they were all ghost written. My own lifestyle book only had one new chapter completed. Only a few articles that I wrote are with my byline. So in 2016, I will “hire” myself to write. I will add me into my work schedule. A couple are ...
History of the Spanish Armed Transport San Quintin History of the Spanish Armed Transport San Quintin
scubadivingnomad - 9/21/2015 5:31 AM
History of the Spanish Armed Transport San Quintin ex S/S AndesA BOILER OF THE SAN QUINTIN © 2015 CHARLES W. DAVIS JR. For decades, we have called the San Quintîn wreck a gun boat. Recently I started to try to find a better description of the San Quintîn to improve what we know and possibly find a photograph or one of a similar vessel. In the process, I found some items that did not fit with this wreck being a gun boat. Over time, I decided to start researching based just on the name and the rea...
Never Fall in Love with a Scuba Diver
scubadivingnomad - 9/03/2015 4:30 PM
This PADI video came out at the end of last year, but I will admit I have watched it a number of times. I am still waiting to see my first Sea Dragon which is something I really like. It is in the same family as seahorses. I also have not been diving in areas with sea lions. Reef sharks are among my favorite diving companions and watching a manta ray or a turtle is a study in grace....
Aqwary Ambassador Aqwary Ambassador
scubadivingnomad - 7/03/2015 11:58 AM
 If you have checked out my facebook page or that of Johan’s beach and dive resort you will see that I posted link for the Aqwary Ambassador program. This is the same product I did a review for early in the year on dive report and the Russian website. It will share information underwater such as air remaining, allow you to locate your dive buddy and even send programmed SMS messages. The Aqwary company are looking for promoters of their products using an Ambassador program. They are lookin...
skyraider skyraider
scubadivingnomad - 6/24/2015 5:06 PM
Sorry for not posting lately. I have been busy with a number of projects including posting on Johans Beach and Dive Resorts facebook page and creating a new website for them. A recently discovered Skyraider Also, have been doing some research. Johan has found a Skyraider aircraft and I been researching possible aircraft. I have two prime possibilities both are Ad-5Q aircraft. The AD-5Q is a modified Ad-5N changed to perform Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) missions. The Skyraider is best known ...
Barges Dive Site
scubadivingnomad - 2/28/2015 10:58 AM
The Barges The Barges dive site is located on the north side of Grande Island. It is not what you would typically consider a wreck site, it does have a personality of its own. The true origins of the “barges” are unknown, however, I do have my own theory. I am convinced of it but lack documentary proof. I will present my theory later. Grande Island’s military importance dates back to the original Spanish fort. It became Fort Wint under the U.S. Navy until captured by the Japanese in WWII. ...
Philippines Philippines
scubadivingnomad - 2/22/2015 8:03 PM
Diving Malapascua Island Cebu PhilippinesI recently had the opportunity to take a working vacation to Malapascua Island. The island is located in the strait between the Island provinces of Cebu and Leyte in the Philippines. It is about a four and a half hours by bus or a two and a half hours by car trip from the Cebu International Airport. At the northern tip of Cebu you will find the town of Maya which provides ferry service to Malapascua which is about a 30 minutes boat ride away. The island i...
Dive Subic Bay Dive Subic Bay
scubadivingnomad - 2/22/2015 7:51 PM
Subic Bay is the place to dive if wreck diving is your favorite type of diving. Subic Bay and Coron are the two leading destinations for wrecks. Subic has a greater number and they are closer together, Coron has better visibility, better reefs and caves. Subic Bay is a tourist destination, while Coron attracts mostly divers and a few other adventure tourist....