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We’ve lost one of our members.
GreggS - 8 days 19 hours ago.
It is with great sadness that I am informing Dive Buddy that we lost one of our members over the weekend; Clark Fletcher (fletch944t). He had gone missing Saturday morning, October 7, while diving with 3 friends and a dive master on the Cooper River. His body was found today. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. postandcourier.com/news/berkeley-county-crews-rec...6a-7b9405c2d8d4.html I had gotten to know Clark somewhat and had dived with him a couple of times, last time just a month ago. He had...
Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen
Smithsgold - 7/24/2017 10:06 PM
bbc.com/news/magazine-40558067 Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen Three months ago, Xisco Gràcia experienced what he describes as every diver’s worst nightmare - he found himself in an underwater cave, relying on an air pocket for survival. As hours turned into days he realised he might not be found in time. On Saturday 15 April, Xisco Gràcia slipped into the water in Mallorca for a routine dive. The geology teacher spent most weekends exploring and mapping the island’s complex...
Underwater Sculptures Underwater Sculptures
aircarl - 3/05/2017 8:56 AM
Jason deCaires Taylor is a British sculptor and creator of the world’s first underwater sculpture park - the Molinere Underwater Sculpture Park - and underwater museum. He is best known for installing site-specific underwater sculptures which develop into artificial coral reefs. His underwater museums appear in locations all over the world, reflecting the global concerns that affect underwater ecologies.. While the groups of sculptures can be conceptually viewed as a museum, each individual scul...
Howard County 2017 Public Safety Diver Volunteer Recruiting Howard County 2017 Public Safety Diver Volunteer Recruiting
DiveWithFrank - 2/12/2017 6:17 PM
About this time every year I repost the announcement that the FDVFD in Clarksville, MD is actively recruiting Public Safety Divers and Surface Support Specialists (tenders) for our dive team. We are always looking for new members for the Dive Team, but I only "advertise" it once a year. The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department (out of Clarksville, MD) is actively recruiting experienced divers for the Howard County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team. The dive team is entirely volunteer and serves ...
Is PADI Worth 1 Billion Dollars?
Greg - 2/06/2017 8:05 AM
Providence Equity Partners is exploring a sale of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors that could value the company at about $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. The private equity firm is working with Deutsche Bank AG to find buyers for the Rancho Santa Margarita, California-based organization, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. A sale process is planned for the first quarter of 2017, the people said. Pro...
Diving in CROATIA Diving in CROATIA
DCMEDUZA - 10/31/2016 7:33 AM
Diving with DC Meduza in Adriatic sea on our Croatian coast.The best, and most popular part of Croatian coast is region of Istria.Local people call that part "magic land",with reason.The Pula city wase 3000 year old city,lot of monument from roman empire,more than 1000 islands around coast,just the beauty of Colosseum in the midle of city will take your breath out.Rich history,lot of diving spots. The most popular wreck diving spots is auround half our driving with boat. Lot of realy great undre...
Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training
Smithsgold - 6/27/2016 12:19 AM
Canadian Forces divers in Caribbean for month of training cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/canada-caribbean-m...ary-divers-1.3640646 anadian Forces divers from the Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) are in the Caribbean this month on an international training exercise. The exercise, which is called "Tradewinds," happens annually and more than 20 nations participate, including Jamaica, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis and Belize. The Canadian dive unit is offering training to 22 participants from various coast...
Howard County Public Safety Diver Volunteer Recruiting Howard County Public Safety Diver Volunteer Recruiting
DiveWithFrank - 2/26/2016 6:58 PM
The 5th District Volunteer Fire Department (out of Clarksville, MD) is actively recruiting experienced divers for the Howard County Rescue and Recovery Dive Team. The dive team is entirely volunteer and serves all of Howard County and is often called upon for joint/mutual operations with neighboring counties and organizations. The department usually requires that you are already an emergency first responder, but we are extending an exception in order to recruit qualified divers. To be considered...
Trash Pick Up. Trash Pick Up.
LiveBait - 9/10/2015 9:04 PM
Project AWARE has launched its Beneath the Waves campaign, calling on the scuba diving community to share personal photographs of underwater trash in order to highlight the devastating impacts of marine debris underwater. Photographs shared via Twitter and Instagram will be displayed in a global photo collage now through October 5, 2015 on projectaware.org and across all social media sites. thescubanews.com/2015/09/10/project-aware-launche...aves-photo-campaign/...
Can you really make a difference? Can you really make a difference?
tammer - 4/27/2015 5:45 PM
travelswithtam.com/our-oceans-are-in-critical-danger-...y-make-a-difference/ Can you really make a difference to our oceans....and our own survival? Yes! You can....
Thresher shark image shows rare live birth
SharkBait76 - 1/13/2015 11:05 PM
grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/thresher-shark-im...ows-rare-live-birth/...
Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP
Greg - 10/27/2014 6:59 PM
We lost GypsyDiver today. I met Brion through DiveBuddy. We quickly became friends. I had the pleasure of speaking with him a few times over the phone. Every time we spoke, I ended the conversation happier! Each call would include some jokes or interesting conversation that would cause him to laugh, which caused me to laugh. I ran into Brion and his wife, Bree, at a scuba trade show. They were such a cute couple. You can tell that Brion loved her very much. His arm was around her the whole time ...
Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story
PeachyJordanScuba - 10/18/2014 12:25 PM
Note, this is a story, not informational post! The water was a sort of frothy blue. Whales and dolphins brushed the top of the water like whip cream over a hot coco. It was cold, salty, splashing every which way. Fish swam thickly in the water below and swarms of tuna bumped the side of the boat. Lucy hobbled over to her seat, the boat shaking and her stomach churning. "You okay there, Luce?" Captain Logan called from the wheel. Lucy shook her head, her red curls bouncing along as she sat down. ...
Giant Croc Eats Bull Shark
Pixel - 8/14/2014 7:44 AM
thedivesite.co.za/news/1382/giant-croc-eats-bull-shark dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718627/Brutus-giant...bull-shark-star.html...
My Mom (Eve) and Biggest DiveBuddy Fan - RIP My Mom (Eve) and Biggest DiveBuddy Fan - RIP
Greg - 6/27/2014 2:06 PM
My Mom, Eve, passed away two weeks ago today (on June 13th, 2014). For several months she was battling pancreatic cancer. I felt it was important to share this news with my fellow dive buddies as many of you have interacted with my mom since we started this scuba community. My mom was my biggest DiveBuddy fan. She was always on the website. She replied to many of your forum topics. She commented on many of your photos. While she wasn’t a certified scuba diver, she was the best damn surface suppo...
PADI PROs WANTED - Chandler Arizona PADI PROs WANTED - Chandler Arizona
NLS_Kevin - 2/09/2014 10:35 AM
Part-Time Dive Instructors Wanted We are a dive shop that is approaching one year in business in the southeast valley looking for additional highly motivated PADI dive professionals. No Limits Scuba in Chandler is a PADI 5 star IDC. We have grown faster than our current staff can support. No Limits Scuba is looking for PADI Instructors, Assistant Instructors and Divemasters with a DSD Leader rating willing to work a minimum of one complete Open Water class a month. Please send your PADI PRO resu...
Diving the Blue Heron Bridge in West Palm Beach
j1mbr0wn - 1/31/2014 6:30 PM
I recently went shore diving under the Blue Heron Bridge, and I had a blast. My first dive since moving from New Jersey to Florida, and it was nice to be able to just drive to the dive site. I enjoyed it so much, I wrote about it: voices.yahoo.com/article/10006814/diving-blue-heron-b...-beach-12511669.html Hope you enjoy it. Cheers, Jim...
Does The Image of Scuba Diving Reflect Your Style? Does The Image of Scuba Diving Reflect Your Style?
DiveWithMia - 1/24/2014 6:52 PM
What is the image of scuba diving today? Looking at campaigns recruiting the younger generation it reminds me of an old guy putting on “hip” clothes and trying to act like he’s young again with the end result being the people not really wanting to be affiliated with him. Like many sports, and thanks to the “Old Guys’ Club”, diving has historically been gender-biased, reeking of machismo and exclusivity. This attitude towards the sport, which may have been generated by the old school navy origins...
Top 10 Reasons to Scuba Dive... After You’ve Been Dumped!! Top 10 Reasons to Scuba Dive... After You’ve Been Dumped!!
DiveWithMia - 1/17/2014 5:44 PM
In the tourism industry I have the awesome opportunity to meet and chat with people all the time. A lot of these talks are the inspiration for my blogs and one topic that has been pretty interesting to me is the way romantic relationships play a role in scuba diving. Sadly, I’ve heard many people take a long hiatus from diving due to a break-up, but in my opinion, I think scuba diving is the exact remedy a person’s heart needs in order to plow through a traumatic, dramatic, bummer of a break-up....
Which is toughest... shark or crocodile? Which is toughest... shark or crocodile?
Brian_V - 9/23/2013 9:32 AM
Finally we have an answer, as croc eats its fishy rival! British holidaymaker witnessed the savage moment while on a river cruise in Kadaku National Park in Australia It’s an old age question pondered by some of the greatest minds in the playground. Who would win: a crocodile or a shark? Now a British tourist has given a definitive answer to the riddle by capturing the moment one of the powerful reptiles munched on its aquatic rival. Holidaymaker Peter Jones, 62, witnessed the savage moment when...