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AWESOME dive encounters in Cozumel this week! AWESOME dive encounters in Cozumel this week!
tammer - 8 days 19 hours ago.
travelswithtam.com/fab-photos-friday-amazing-cozumel-diving-2/...
Thresher shark image shows rare live birth
SharkBait76 - 12 days 10 hours ago.
grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/thresher-shark-im...ows-rare-live-birth/...
DiveBuddy Mobile Website Launched DiveBuddy Mobile Website Launched
Greg - 12 days 22 hours ago.
DiveBuddy Mobile is now available! Whenever you browse DiveBuddy.com from a mobile device, you may be redirected to the new mobile version of our website: divebuddy.com/mobile The mobile version is a designed to fit smaller devices with touch functionality. Not all features of DiveBuddy.com are available on the mobile version. However, you will find that most of the things you need, while browsing from your phone or tablet, are available. For example, you can view recent photos, forum topics, ar...
Every shark scientist knows "Doc Gruber" - but what do we, the general public, really know about him Every shark scientist knows "Doc Gruber" - but what do we, the general public, really know about him
OceanicDreams - 15 days 5 hours ago.
Not much probably, other than some basic facts of his achievements as one of the most, if not the most prominent and illustrious shark science pioneer he has been during the last half century. The "Doc" is now retired, a professor emeritus of the University of Miami, but he is still going strong, academically and otherwise, continuing his research with graduate students in his Shark Lab in Bimini. He does his job energetically and with all the enthusiasm of a curious and adventurous youngster. F...
Jon line for divers or only Tech
TorbenLonne - 17 days 20 hours ago.
A Jon line if often known from the tech world of diving, but what about you recreational divers? Do you or would you ever use a jon line? Here’s how all divers can benefit from the jon line on a regular drift dive - Jon line for divers or Tech divers...
Some of you may have seen the Helson Shark Diver Watch before - in Surgical Steel. Some of you may have seen the Helson Shark Diver Watch before - in Surgical Steel.
OceanicDreams - 21 days 15 hours ago.
Now Helson came out with some incredibly attractive models in bronze (left on the above image). To me, they don’t look like regular watches anymore - they look like submarine instruments, and their appearance is reminiscent of hard hat diving helmets which means a lot to me: It’s helmet divers back in the mid-forties that ignited my lifelong passion for the underwater world. Thus, apart from being extremely tough, masculinely heavy and dependable pieces of horology engineering at its best, just ...
A water-oriented park for all seasons
JudiHope - 27 days 5 hours ago.
On a day when the sun is shining or peeking out from behind the clouds, one of the best water-oriented outings in Florida has to be a visit to Blue Spring State Park.The park is located towards the......
The Cayman Islands lead the dive industry
JudiHope - 12/21/2014 3:43 AM
This has been a most successful second half of 2014 for the Caribbean paradise known as the Cayman Islands.It started off with famed photographer of Ocean Frontiers, Lois Hatcher, undertaking the lead in a task force of volunteers, all......
Funding Needed: Sea Wolf Mk5 Double Hose DHR Diving Regulator
PSD - 12/19/2014 9:42 PM
By Michael Story Mossback Enterprize/Sea Wolf Regulator Guest Author Recently I was asked why develop and produce a new double hose regulator when almost every diver uses a single hose. Well, I will try to answer that. It would be tough to try and beat a single hose regulator on performance, but I’ve done that […]...
Transformation as a PADI scuba Instructor, Good luck with the IE Transformation as a PADI scuba Instructor, Good luck with the IE
Scubabunnycr - 12/13/2014 11:16 PM
Yes, I am stressed right now but I am dealing with it the only way I know how at an PADI IE, with a glass of wine and escaping to a quiet corner. It is crunch time with the theory and standards exams right now and the part when I feel the most useless. Why you ask, because it is the part that I really can’t do much to help you. Now matter how much we review and revise physics or physiology, if you go into a melt down as soon as an exam is put in front of you, the same will happen. My job at this...
2014 Market Share of Scuba Certification Agencies (PADI, SSI, NAUI)
Greg - 12/12/2014 9:00 AM
According to the certifications added by scuba divers on DiveBuddy.com, the following list indicates the percentage market share by each certification agency. I included all types of certifications, not just entry level certs. This data was collected from 21,273 divers. In the following list, I counted only once per agency per diver (ie: if a diver has 3 PADI certs and 1 DAN cert, I counted 1 for PADI and 1 for DAN): Worldwide 1. PADI: 55.6% (54.9% USA, 60.6% Outside USA) 2. SSI: 10.6% (11.4% US...
Winters Here, Time to Plan a Dive Getaway!
Diver96 - 12/09/2014 11:21 AM
DGG- Winter is here. For most of us in the mid- Atlantic region (with the exception of a few hearty oyster divers out the frigid Chesapeake) the dive season is over until warmer water returns in the spring. I like to think that winter is prime time for dive travel. The best way to have a […]...
On the Menu: Lionfish
LiveBait - 12/07/2014 8:22 PM
sportdiver.com/keywords/marine-conservation/menu-lionfish...
Fun and fitness in the water
JudiHope - 12/07/2014 2:44 PM
Just because it is winter in many parts of the nation doesn't mean that you should put away your swimsuits. Local gyms, family Y's, community pools in warmer winter locales, all encourage water aerobics as a......
Sunday’s Diving Conditions
PSD - 12/01/2014 5:04 AM
I cheated myself out of a dive last weekend by relying on the online swell map and staying home, only to find out conditions were divable. Dive reports from Thanksgiving were reported as being good. The swell maps this morning didn’t make diving look too promising, but I had to find out for myself. I […]...
Exciting New Divemaster programs at Go Pro Costa Rica Exciting New Divemaster programs at Go Pro Costa Rica
Scubabunnycr - 11/25/2014 5:00 PM
And I can finally announce that we have put together some new Divemaster programs for Go Pro Costa Rica, sorry for the delay, I know it has been in the works for a while. The PADI Divemaster program is a great structured program that encompasses dive theory, skills, assisting and a whole wealth of dive training, the idea being, to train you to work in the dive industry, as a guide or instructional assistant. Well, we have decided to take that program and elaborate on it, with two specific focuse...
4 Easy Ways to Share Your Passion for SCUBA Diving!
SKubaSteve - 11/25/2014 4:39 PM
Diving is cool… not just a little bit cool… it’s REALLY cool! Having dive experience and being a part of the SCUBA community makes each of us a member of a fortunate group. The great news is that this group is always looking for new members and as ambassadors of … Dive in to read more!...
1 week until the next PADI IDC....are you prepared? 1 week until the next PADI IDC....are you prepared?
Scubabunnycr - 11/24/2014 11:00 PM
So with all the fun and excitement that has been happening in the dive shop the next PADI IDC is fast approaching. The current Divemaster program is wrapping up with the next group of Divemaster candidates waiting to get going on their path to becoming dive professionals. So, with the current IDC about to begin, what is the best way to get prepared. Now, with the program at Go Pro Costa Rica I like to work with the online portion of the IDC first which allows for all more time in the pool and wa...
SCUBA Diving Hand Signal Review
PSD - 11/17/2014 2:33 PM
I didn’t have a chance to get wet this weekend; the swell maps didn’t make conditions seem very promising, either. However, I have been looking through some of my funny diving related graphics and have decided to start sharing some. Below is a bunch of graphics from an old diving manual where the actual meanings […]...
Sharks and rays without borders
JudiHope - 11/16/2014 1:29 PM
Ocean advocates can now rejoice knowing that all of their hard work has paid off in infinite ways. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has adopted all 21......