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Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP
Greg - 3 days 13 hours ago.
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 ...
New World Record for Deepest Scuba Dive 332 m (1,090 ft) New World Record for Deepest Scuba Dive 332 m (1,090 ft)
LB1335 - 10 days 19 hours ago.
Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story
PeachyJordanScuba - 12 days 20 hours ago.
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. ...
Fun Underwater Scuba Diver Games and Challenges Fun Underwater Scuba Diver Games and Challenges
Greg - 15 days 22 hours ago.
Looking for something fun and unique for scuba divers? Need a great idea for a fund raiser for a non-profit organization? Here are a few fun underwater games/challenges for scuba divers: 1. Underwater Poker Tournament (using waterproof playing cards) 2. Underwater Treasure Hunt (dive around until you find hidden stuff, then win prizes) 3. Geocaching (find stuff underwater using geo coordinates) 4. In-water Beer Pong (create floating beer pong setup with large buckets and rope, toss stuff into th...
Sunday Diving With Instructor Ed
PSD - 18 days 1 hour ago.
My old friend and original SCUBA diving instructor, Instructor Ed, called me a few days ago wanting to dive. Ed in 2002. He is now pretty much retired, but doesn’t want to sit around and let his arteries harden. He brought a potential future student with him by the name of Jo. Sunday is usually […]...
Restore the reef off George Town
JudiHope - 20 days 7 hours ago.
Think coral reefs and one can only imagine the endless beauty that magically hypnotizes a diver. Coral reefs are very fragile and such an integral part of the marine environment.Most recently, in the clear and pristine waters off of......
No more scuba tanks?
Dewayne74 - 27 days 16 hours ago.
Swimming Pigs of the Exumas, Bahamas!
tammer - 27 days 20 hours ago. These pigs are so awesome! Oink!...
Scuba diving takes on a new meaning at Sunset House
JudiHope - 9/30/2014 3:03 AM
Scuba diving in the Cayman Islands is a surreal experience that many are excited to relive again and again.If you are headed down to Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands for a dream dive vacation, Sunset House is the......
Third Dive Of Opening Night (Morning)
PSD - 9/29/2014 1:47 PM
September 27, 2014 The bugs were deep and all of us were super saturated with Nitrogen. We had to try deeper places, so the Captain pulled anchor to find a similar spot. After a 20 minute boat ride and a surface interval of over an hour, we anchored in a not so secret spot – […]...
Second Dive Of Opening Night (Morning)
PSD - 9/28/2014 6:13 PM
September 27, 2014 All who had lobsters from the last dive, and even some who didn’t, went deep – we needed to off gas for at least an hour before the next dive. The boat pulled anchor from our previous spot and we slowly made our way to our next spot. We dined on pasta […]...
Opening Night Of Lobster Season! Dive #1
PSD - 9/27/2014 6:38 PM
It’s a tradition – Opening Night of California Lobster Season. This is the night where most first time lobster divers, and even experienced lobster divers, all meet to try and get their one night a year fill of bug catching. I had a spot on the same boat as I did in a couple of […]...
Volunteer tourism in Ecuador! Volunteer tourism in Ecuador!
tammer - 9/25/2014 12:31 PM Check it out at Travels with Tam!...
Diver96 - 9/23/2014 11:52 PM
By Kris Mifsud – When you are about to embark on a scuba diving vacation, one of the first things that you should plan is whether you will be renting or taking your own equipment. This guide on scuba diving travel contains tips to assist you when you are embarking on your scuba vacation. Whether you […]...
Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles
hcdiveteambrian - 9/23/2014 6:16 PM
First of all are we thinking “Bugs, Lobsters?” Many will say YES!! heading for the pot! Without a second thought, gear is always ready right? It’s the timing of the moment that comes around at precisely 12:01AM Saturday Morning after working all day Friday a piece of gear breaks or doesn’t work. Personal gear planning takes on now a different nature of what’s at stake, cost of lobster license, and the chance to get an opening night bug. Roarrrrrrrrr! Extra Rope if t...
The camera The camera
divingbear - 9/14/2014 12:05 PM
Booked a week of diving with captain Matt aboard the Down Time in the outer banks of North Carolina, great guy & boat dose everything in his power to ensure a great dive. Anyway turns out we get blown out every day, poor Matt calls me 6 am every morning to say "sorry man maybe tomorrow". Well Thursday afternoon comes and Matt calls to say be at the boat 7 am were gonna try it. Friday 7 am dockside it is spitting rain and the forecast is calling for a squall in the afternoon. After some discussio...
6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit
SKubaSteve - 9/10/2014 3:23 AM
Duct tape is handy to have in the garage, the laundry room, in your office desk or even your sock drawer but did you know that white duct tape can be a valuable addition to your SCUBA diving kit? Here are six reasons to throw a roll of duct tape … Dive in to read more!...
Under Pressurize: Your Dive Travel – eBook
SKubaSteve - 9/05/2014 4:56 PM
Hi dive Buddies, So, I did a limited release of a new eBook that I’m working on to get feedback from other divers. This short eBook is designed to help recreational SCUBA divers get ready for a dive trip. It includes things to look for as you get your gear … Dive in to read more!...
Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ? Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ?
Scubabunnycr - 9/04/2014 7:43 PM
Hurdles to cross as an instructor teaching open waterI have mentioned this in the past, that as a scuba instructor its not all about the diving, and this was clearly proved over my last class. Counsellor would fall into the role here. Over the past weekend I was working with a group of 15 open water students. Now those of you that know me, are aware of the fact that I don’t normally teach too many open water classes now. The new instructors in the dive center very kindly do that, allowing me to ...
Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks
diverdown53 - 9/04/2014 4:45 PM
Adventure channels and tourism channels show glorious breathtaking visuals of blue skies and crystal clear water and people scuba diving among the fishes. The question that arises is whether we are safe, amongst a vast variety of underwater life, some of which can be extremely dangerous and in territory that is alien to humans, we are not born to swim and we cannot breathe underwater, can we? The simple answer is yes and no. It is similar to mountaineering. When Edmund Hillary was asked whether ...