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Miracle rescue of UK diving couple lost for 7 hours in shark infested waters
Smithsgold - 13 days 23 hours ago.
Miracle rescue of UK diving couple lost for 7 hours in shark infested waters: Pair relive their terrifying ordeal after being stranded in a tropical storm Cumbria couple Jeff and Julie Byrne, both 52, were diving off Mauritius But boat left while they were underwater and did not return to them They were 50 yards from shore - but dive master said to swim out to sea A riptide carried the divers further out before a huge a storm hit the area Jeff felt two bumps from a suspected a shark during the 7...
Local Lembeh, Maclearie Park Local Lembeh, Maclearie Park
m_grieco - 8/22/2016 5:13 PM
I struggled with how to categorize this article. I mean I have been to many countries with the sole reason for my trip revolving around diving. You can read all about those places in my profile, that’s not my reason for this article. Part of me hesitates in writing this as part of me wants to keep this local "gem" to myself; but that’s not what this site is about. Had it not been for one of the members on here, I would have never been introduced to this special place myself. Maclearie Park, Belm...
Diving Bliss in Komodo! Diving Bliss in Komodo!
tammer - 8/18/2016 1:15 PM
Diving BLISS...
Why Indonesia Should be on your Scuba diving Liveaboard Bucket list
scubadivingnomad - 8/15/2016 12:39 PM
Why Indonesia Should be on your Scuba diving Liveaboard Bucket list To many people including divers, Indonesia is a bit of a mystery. Sure they might know something of Bali or the Komodo dragons but most likely not much more. There is so much more to diving Indonesia. Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world. It straddles the equator and extends 5,120 kilometers (3,181 mi) from east to west and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) from north to south. Not only is the distance great, the...
New Dive Boat for Summersville Lake, WV New Dive Boat for Summersville Lake, WV
markallen53 - 8/11/2016 3:18 PM
Sarge’s Dive Shop, located on beautiful Summersville Lake, WV, now has a new dive vessel. This 39’x14’ aluminum pontoon boat was custom built in Tennessee exclusively for divers. The benches are designed to allow you to place your tanks in a tank well behind your back. The benches are wider and taller so you can store your gear bags underneath leaving plenty of room to move around with no gear to step over. The ladders are 30" wide with 6" deep rungs and extend 30" beneath the surface making it ...
Ray of Hope Expedition Ray of Hope Expedition
tammer - 8/03/2016 7:04 PM
Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna in Indonesia!...
Komodo Indonesia Dive Trip on the Arenui Komodo Indonesia Dive Trip on the Arenui
tammer - 8/02/2016 1:09 PM
Diving in Indonesia has been the most amazing experience I’ve had in a long time! Check out my two blogs on my experience! travelswithtam.com/diving-komodo-indonesia-arenui-boutique-liveaboard/ travelswithtam.com/diving-komodo-angel-reef-and-satonda/...
Papua, Raja Ampat Papua, Raja Ampat
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/25/2016 11:55 PM
Where to start writing about one of the most beautiful places in the world? How to express the beauty and exclusivity of this paradise? It is incredible what you can see on a single dive, countless marine species, colorful fish and soft corals everywhere! WOW!...
Bali, Amed Bali, Amed
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/20/2016 11:55 PM
If you are looking for a more quiet place on Bali with awesome diving, the North - East coast is your spot! Amed is a developing town with a beautiful long coast line with bays of black sand beaches any many great dive spots....
Bali, Tulamben Bali, Tulamben
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/20/2016 11:55 PM
The Liberty Wreck, or the USAT Liberty, is probably one of the most visited wrecks in the world since it is beautifully overgrown with marine life, easy accessible and laying partly at shallow depth! And there is more in Tulamben......
Bali, Nusa Penida / Manta Point Bali, Nusa Penida / Manta Point
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/19/2016 11:55 PM
Are you a certified diver and planning a holiday to Bali? Go on a day trip to Nusa Penida and dive with manta rays and mola molas!...
Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait Sulawesi, Lembeh Strait
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/30/2016 11:55 PM
If you like to look for macro (the small stuff) underwater - go treasure hunting in the black lava sand of Lembeh Strait! It is definitely world class muck diving here!...
Diving the Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53 Wreck: WWII History in Cozumel
Smithsgold - 6/20/2016 5:56 PM
Diving the Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53 Wreck: WWII History in Cozumel californiadiver.com/diving-the-felipe-xicotencatl-c-5...-history-in-cozumel/ Most divers who visit Cozumel go for the beautiful diving along the world’s second largest barrier reef system. The Meso-American reef system spans almost 600 miles of ocean between the Gulf of Mexico and Honduras, and Cozumel’s spectacular reef formations, sea life, and exceptionally clear waters make this island one of the world’s most popular diving de...
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination
scubadivingnomad - 6/15/2016 3:43 AM
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Recently we have seen a great deal of negative press about the Great Barrier Reef and diving there. We have heard of a rare unprovoked shark attack on a scuba diver, the first one world-wide in years. We have heard that the Australian government pressured the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to exclude the Great Barrier Reef from their climate change report. Coral bleaching has hit the Great Bar...
Flores, Komodo National Park Flores, Komodo National Park
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/05/2016 11:55 PM
SCUBA diving around Komodo in Indonesia is on many divers wish list as it is known for world class diving. Should you go on a liveaboard or do day-trips here? What are the best dive sites? Dive center recommendation and more!...
Scientists find 35 percent coral death in parts of the Great Barrier Reef
aircarl - 5/29/2016 11:29 PM
Scientists find 35 percent coral death in parts of the Great Barrier Reef washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/20...id=pm_business_pop_b...
Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary.
scubadivingnomad - 5/03/2016 4:28 AM
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 ...
5 SCUBA Dive expressions to act like a pro during your holiday! 5 SCUBA Dive expressions to act like a pro during your holiday!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/15/2016 11:55 PM
When you have booked a dive trip and you are preparing for the dive the pre-dive briefing from your dive guide might get you a bit confused when one of these expressions are used! By explaining these expressions as easy as possible you can use it for your questions afterwards or when you’re gearing up to impress your buddies!...
Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations
scubadivingnomad - 4/06/2016 2:04 AM
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...
Richelieu Rock Richelieu Rock
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/04/2016 11:55 PM
Dive destination Richelieu Rock, Thailand!...