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The Magic Wetsuit The Magic Wetsuit
h2oman - 7 hours 20 minutes ago.
So the competition is pretty steep in the fish world....all these animals under the water, eat or be eaten and then you show up, wanting to take home some fillets for some fish tacos or some fresh ceviche. Well move over Mr. Spearo, you’ve got to get in line. I am a fish and everyone is trying to eat me. Sharks, rays, fish bigger than me, dolphins. You are going to have some serious skills if you are going to catch me. I will bolt at the drop of a hat. If I moved to Hawaii to retire I wouldn’t l...
Hollis Prism 2 course Hollis Prism 2 course
trivoodoo - 10/23/2017 11:51 PM
If anybody is interested in the Hollis Prism 2 course, here is the email address listed below. Now until the end of the year, we offer a Hollis Prism 2 course at half price. I am willing to travel with the unit if purchased from us and teach the course anyplace that can support a rebreather (e.g. 100% O2 and CO2 absorbent available ). Since this is our 5th year in operation, we will offer a 50% discount on the course fees. Any boat, park, and consumables are the responsibility of the student for...
We’ve lost one of our members.
GreggS - 10/09/2017 7:14 PM
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...
How you can help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico How you can help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico
ginovega - 10/02/2017 2:15 PM
BY Jennifer Hijazi September 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM EDT Picture: Soldiers of Puerto Rico’s national guard distribute relief items to people, after the area was hit by Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by REUTERS/Alvin Baez Islands throughout the Caribbean communities are beginning a long road to recovery from several major hurricanes that have ravaged the Atlantic. But Puerto Rico in particular is facing what local officials have described as a full-blown humanitarian crisis, with dev...
Advanced Dive Adventures around Cozumel, Mexico! Advanced Dive Adventures around Cozumel, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 9/11/2017 2:48 AM
With countless dive sites, even separate dive areas and some impressive seasonal marine life creatures it might take a bit of planning when you are coming to Cozumel. When looking for the ’better’ dive sites for experienced divers around Cozumel a few things became clear... diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Mexico_Cozumel/...
The Best Dive Sites for Experienced Divers around Isla Mujeres, Mexico! The Best Dive Sites for Experienced Divers around Isla Mujeres, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 9/10/2017 2:48 AM
Isla Mujeres might not be the most famous dive area in the Yucatan area, but there are some great dive sites around for sure! How about schools of fish or World War 2 wreck diving with some current and eagle rays? diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Mexico_IslaMujeres/...
5 Exciting Jobs as a Dive Instructor! 5 Exciting Jobs as a Dive Instructor!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 9/02/2017 6:33 PM
Are you still thinking about taking the leap to become a dive instructor? Or maybe you are a dive instructor and ask yourself something like ’What do I do after my career in the water?’ diveoclock.com/pro/Exciting_Jobs/...
Snorkeling with Whale Sharks around Isla Mujeres, Mexico! Snorkeling with Whale Sharks around Isla Mujeres, Mexico!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8/29/2017 6:33 PM
How about swimming with a whale shark up close? Exciting? How about swimming with a few hundred?! It is possible in Mexico! The highest number of Whale sharks in the world can be spotted off the coast of Mexico. diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Mexico_WhaleSharks/...
Picturesque Cayo Arena and Stunning Unexplored Dive Sites in the Dominican Republic! Picturesque Cayo Arena and Stunning Unexplored Dive Sites in the Dominican Republic!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8/28/2017 6:33 PM
How about having a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a ring of corals teaming with marine life all to yourself? This is one of the three coral atolls you can find in the Caribbean, one of the best dive areas in the Dominican Republic and for sure it is my favourite. Especially with all the dive sites around where only a few divers have been, explore this piece of paradise! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/DominicanRepublic_PuntaRucia/...
An American Dives In North Korea
PSD - 8/27/2017 5:28 PM
August 14, 2017 When I say I’m going to do something, I do it. I used to have that kind of persistency with women, but restraining orders, jail and getting beaten up all the time made me pursue traveling as a safer option. However, this will also probably be the lamest dive report that I […]...
So you Wanna Become a Divemaster? So you Wanna Become a Divemaster?
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8/25/2017 6:33 PM
Do you love being blissfully submerged in the deep blue? Can you never get enough of the underwater world? Do you sometimes wish you could sprout gills?For some people scuba diving is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. If you are one of those divers that just craves a little more, it may be time to take your scuba diving passion to a professional level. diveoclock.com/pro/Becoming_Divemaster/...
Visit a Whale Museum in the Dominican Republic! Visit a Whale Museum in the Dominican Republic!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8/21/2017 2:02 PM
Every year between January and March thousands of Humpback whales migrate through the waters around the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. There is even a special museum where you can learn a lot about these majestic creatures year-round. The huge humpback whale skeleton in the middle of the museum might just blow your mind! diveoclock.com/blog/Whale_Museum/...
SCUBA QUIZ: Chasing coral! SCUBA QUIZ: Chasing coral!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 8/09/2017 2:02 PM
Chasing coral is a recently released Netflix documentary about the rate that coral reefs are vanishing around the world. This quiz tests how much you know about coral reefs! diveoclock.com/quiz/16_Chasing_coral/...
Off the Beaten Track Diving in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic! Off the Beaten Track Diving in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/28/2017 5:10 PM
Hidden close to the border of Haiti, along the North coast of the Dominican Republic, you will find a town without resorts, souvenirs or banana boats... Culture, nature and lots of history you can get - especially below the surface. From countless ship wrecks to endless coral banks, Monte Cristi has it all! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/DominicanRepublic_MonteCristi/...
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...
Erie Canal Erie Canal
scubadivingnomad - 7/15/2017 8:51 PM
This week marked the 200 anniversary of the Erie Canal. Growing up the “barge” canal was just a few miles away. The “barge” canal was built a hundred years later that rerouted certain sections of the Erie canal and improved the original. The Eire Canal was the first “superhighway” of the United States. It had a huge impact not only on the western New York but was instrumental in westward expansion. Found on Wikipedia we learn this about the Erie Canal: “First proposed in the 1780s, then re-propo...
SCUBA QUIZ: Wetsuit! SCUBA QUIZ: Wetsuit!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/10/2017 8:44 PM
Have you ever wondered what wetsuit you need for a dive trip? There are some standards for SCUBA diving, although it depends on many factors. Learn more about selecting the right wetsuit and test your SCUBA knowledge! diveoclock.com/quiz/14_Wetsuit/...
Top 5 useful things divers find underwater.
Richcoast - 7/06/2017 9:18 PM
As divers we seem to be more conscious about the environment than before we were certified. Underwater clean-ups are organized all over the world on a regular base. Besides garbage and waste,0 divers also find useful things. Some items being more useful than others! :). Click the more button and read on, You will be […]...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Learning! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Learning!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/01/2017 8:44 PM
In an era of digitization and gathering information online it is no surprise that even dive courses can be done partly online. Various advantages and disadvantages are present, especially when it comes to professional dive courses, like becoming a dive instructor. How to find out what is the best option for you?! diveoclock.com/pro/Online_Learning/...
Searching for Seahorses in Sosua Bay! Searching for Seahorses in Sosua Bay!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 7/01/2017 8:44 PM
Along the North Coast of the Dominican Republic you can find a beautiful coral reef and even cenotes (caves) to dive in. Sosua Bay is a hidden gem regarding reef life and corals and the community is working hard to keep it that way with their coral project. Of course I had to see this with my own eyes! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/DominicanRepublic_Sosua/...