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Seal Attacks Cameraman
kev50 - 5 hours 44 minutes ago.
Kudos to the diver in this video — he is extremely patient while being attacked by a seal....
Summersville Lake, "The Little Bahamas of the East!" Summersville Lake, "The Little Bahamas of the East!"
markallen53 - 3 days 13 hours ago.
Summersville Lake in Summersville, WV is the cleanest clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River according to "Skin Diver Magazine." The lake has a depth of 300+ feet with visibility during the on-season summer months of June thru September of 20-40+ feet depending upon rainfall. If we get heavy rains, the visibility can drop anywhere from 10 to 15 feet. Surface temperatures vary from 70-78 degrees in June to 80-85+ degrees in July - September. Summersville Lake is an oligotrophic la...
Class 2: Jump In The Pool! Class 2: Jump In The Pool!
kev50 - 5 days 5 hours ago.
Sitting on the bench, all ready to go. Sorry it’s not more interesting, my phone isn’t waterproof. My second scuba class was last Thursday, and I’m still coming down from it. It was very exciting, and over really quick. That is the way things turn out when you are having fun. After the standard setup, etc. I was time for snorkel skills. I am not going to lie, I am not a big fan of the snorkel. I suppose part if it has to do with the fact that I’ve wanted to be a scuba diver so long and I’ve had ...
More New FREE Underwater Photography Handbooks
PixelLetch - 6 days 10 hours ago.
Five NEW FREE Handbooks join our Basics of Better UW Photography Series and are now in the Optical Ocean Sales Education Resource Center. These downloadable Acrobat files are easy-to-read with lots of photos and illustrations to help you gain basic skills and understanding of their subjects.The first is for those wanting to get their feet "wet" with Underwater Photography. Titled "Choosing an Underwater Camera & Housing", it goes over basic things to look for for on both cameras and housings. Ba...
Freediving and Deaths in Competitions Freediving and Deaths in Competitions
h2oman - 7 days 22 hours ago.
Many divers are adventurous souls. We like to eat some fish fillets after our long day on the water, trade some tall tails and plan the next outing. Sometimes we are frustrated when we can’t find anyone to dive with; sometimes we plan an outing and it seems like we have too many people on the boat, or that we invited just 1-2 too many divers. Some of us are very social when it comes to our dive time; we use scuba or freediving as a way to meet people and spend quality time with our friends. At t...
Amazing Women: The Shark Lady Amazing Women: The Shark Lady
tammer - 16 days 23 hours ago.
travelswithtam.com/amazing-women-eugenie-clark-the-shark-lady/...
Lake Rawlings in VA is Closing Lake Rawlings in VA is Closing
Greg - 20 days 1 hour ago.
Lake Rawlings in Rawlings, Virginia is closing. Here is an excerpt from their website: "It is with sadness that I must tell you our company is on the losing end of negotiations for the continued use of the Rawlings Quarry properties after March 31, 2015. Negotiations to purchase the properties were tilted too far to the side of the landowner, and the family owners would not give us a long term lease or sell their properties to us." Every Fri - Sun in March, 2015...they are have a liquidation sal...
A wild celebration with Wild Dolphin Project
JudiHope - 22 days 5 hours ago.
One of the most free-loving creatures to call the ocean their home is the dolphin. This inquisitive mammal is closely watched because of its exceptional intelligence and its eagerness to interact with humans.This winter, the South Florida diving......
Amazing Underwater Creatures I Photographed While Diving In Indonesia Amazing Underwater Creatures I Photographed While Diving In Indonesia
alexisgolding - 2/24/2015 11:30 AM
I’m an underwater photographer born in Venezuela and photography is my greatest passion. I have had the chance to dive in wonderful and different places, such as Galapagos, Bahamas, Yucatan Peninsula, Coiba, Bonaire, the Canary Islands and most recently – Indonesia. In the latter I visited the amazing underwater world. For me, Lembeh Strait (Indonesia) is the best place for underwater macro photography in the whole world. The diversity of tiny species from nudibranchs and frog fishes to the most...
Amazing Underwater Creatures I Photographed While Diving In Indonesia Amazing Underwater Creatures I Photographed While Diving In Indonesia
alexisgolding - 2/24/2015 11:25 AM
boredpanda.com/underwater-weird-creatures/...
The Second Retro-Macho Dive
PSD - 2/24/2015 7:11 AM
February 21, 2015 Having successfully tested Joe’s retro equipment, and setting the depth record for the regulator at 74 feet, it was now his turn for the dive. I needed to get back into my truck to get my own gear. I wish I had my keys in easier access, because I now had to […]...
Retro-Dive Saturday! Diving With Gear From The Late 1950s!
PSD - 2/22/2015 2:59 AM
Inspired by the TV Show Sea Hunt and a recent article by guest author John Ratliff, I was invited to do an old school double hose regulator dive by world famous diver Joe R. Having offended everyone on my last dive because my wetsuit no longer had an ass to it, Dan from Divevets donated […]...
Maui Jim gets ready to host first annual OceanFest
JudiHope - 2/20/2015 4:06 AM
Wouldn't it be amazing to pack your bags and head to Ka’anapali Beach this coming June to attend the very first annual Maui Jim OceanFest?Just announced on February 19, 2015, Maui Jim Sunglasses invites ocean......
What I love about the ocean
JudiHope - 2/15/2015 12:46 AM
Valentine's Day is all about spreading the love, and, Project Aware is ready to shout out that love to the entire world, devoting themselves to a deep and abiding love for our oceans.In the weeks leading up......
Do Something Extraordinary!!!!!!! Do Something Extraordinary!!!!!!!
tammer - 2/10/2015 6:56 PM
I discovered how to combine my love of diving, the ocean, and helping others. Citizen Science Tourism! travelswithtam.com/rut-something-extraordinary/...
The True Strength of Undersea Currents
GreggS - 2/06/2015 3:08 PM
This website contains an excellent video that is both educational and beautifully made. Be sure to play the video in full screen and HD. Absolutely stunning. io9.com/see-the-true-strength-and-power-of-undersea-c...rrents-in-1683193912...
The Lure of Thailand The Lure of Thailand
tammer - 2/05/2015 11:09 PM
Thailand has more than diving....it’s lure is almost magical. travelswithtam.com/fab-photos-friday-lure-thailand/...
Close Encounter with a Great White Shark Close Encounter with a Great White Shark
tammer - 2/05/2015 10:14 AM
#TBT Throwback Thursday!!! travelswithtam.com/?p=1139...
How to Prepare for Your First SCUBA Dive How to Prepare for Your First SCUBA Dive
diverdown53 - 2/04/2015 2:59 PM
You’ve got your Scuba certification, you’ve got your Scuba gear, and now you’re itching to go on your first Scuba dive. And sure, the certification process reviewed all the basics, but there are still other practicalities that an informed diver should know. This article will outline the methods and precautions observed by safe divers around the world. Attraction - There are many sights under the water including coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves, and any assortment of plants and animals. Coral reefs...
Scuba Fitness: The TIDES Workout Scuba Fitness: The TIDES Workout
ScubaFit - 2/03/2015 3:46 PM
The Caribbean Sea and its more than 7,000 islands bespeak the adventurous history of many peoples such as the Americans, Dutch, French, Spanish, English, Mexicans, and Portuguese. Native cultures of the Maya, Arawak and Carib indians still weave through the islands with influences from Africa. It is bordered by the continents of North, Central and South America along with their respective coastal countries like Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Suriname, to name a few. The Caribbean is also the b...