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Two days in an underwater cave running out of oxygen
Smithsgold - 2 days 20 hours ago.
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...
SCUBA QUIZ: Wetsuit! SCUBA QUIZ: Wetsuit!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 16 days 21 hours ago.
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/...
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Learning! The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Learning!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 25 days 21 hours ago.
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 - 25 days 21 hours ago.
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/...
SCUBA QUIZ: The Coral Triangle! SCUBA QUIZ: The Coral Triangle!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 28 days 23 hours ago.
Have you ever heard of the Coral Triangle? The Coral Triangle is often referred to as the Amazon underwater. Learn more about this beautiful region and test your SCUBA knowledge! diveoclock.com/quiz/13_Coral_Triangle/...
New Catamaran Dive Boat Launches in Carriacou New Catamaran Dive Boat Launches in Carriacou
deeferdiving - 6/10/2017 3:48 PM
Deefer Diving Carriacou is proud to announce the launch of new dive catamaran Phoenix. Designed by divers for divers, much thought and years of diving experience have gone into the catamaran’s design, with the aim of creating a perfect platform for diving & snorkeling in the waters around Carriacou. Built in the South of Carriacou by experienced boat builder Ivan Jeffries, Phoenix can carry up to 16 divers and snorkellers to any of the over 30 dive sites around Carriacou. The generous deck space...
How Far Would You Go to See a Whale Shark in Real Life? How Far Would You Go to See a Whale Shark in Real Life?
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/05/2017 6:44 PM
For World Oceans Day 2017 Dive o’clock partnered up with Whale Shark Diaries to explain you all about whale shark tourism through the eyes of a marine biologist! 12 steps to choosing a responsible whale shark tourism operator, good and bad examples and why choosing a responsible company is vital for the future. diveoclock.com/blog/Whale_Sharks/...
Loss of equipment due to poor planning. Loss of equipment due to poor planning.
Scubadad2 - 6/02/2017 12:46 PM
On a recent forensic dive in the Jordan river near Salt Lake City I lost a couple pieces of equipment (My fins specifically) because I failed to understand conditions and plan accordingly. The dive was to look for a firearm used in a recent shooting. We were given the conditions of the water and possible depths of the river (from knee deep to holes as deep as 15’) Being the first one in the water I discovered that using fins was going to be pointless. The deepest point in our search area was onl...
The Tower of Cabo Cabron in the Dominican Republic! The Tower of Cabo Cabron in the Dominican Republic!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/01/2017 6:44 PM
Hidden at the end of the road of the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic you will find a lovely beach town called Las Galeras. From here you have easy access to some of the most dramatic seascapes of the Dominican Republic. The highlight around is The Tower or Piedra Bonita, an underwater pinnacle that drops down to 55 meters. diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/DominicanRepublic_CaboCabron/...
May Is Great White Shark Month
PSD - 5/31/2017 3:31 PM
For some unknown reason, the month of May has brought many Great White sharks to the waters of Southern California. Great White sharks have been spotted as far North as San Francisco to as far South as San Diego. The Coast Guard and Lifeguards apparently use helicopters and drones to spot sharks and decide if […]...
SCUBA diving around Bayahibe & Saona Island, Dominican Republic! SCUBA diving around Bayahibe & Saona Island, Dominican Republic!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/30/2017 6:44 PM
The Bayahibe area is known for the best diving on the Caribbean coast of the Dominican Republic. With wrecks, coral reefs and incredibly beautiful tropical islands it is worth a trip. Read all about our private trip to Saona, dolphins included! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/DominicanRepublic_Saona/...
Diving the Legendary Sec Pâté in Guadeloupe! Diving the Legendary Sec Pâté in Guadeloupe!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/29/2017 6:44 PM
In the Les Saintes (Îles des Saintes) archipelago of Guadeloupe in the French Caribbean you can find a dive site beyond expectations. Sec Pâté is often mentioned as one of the best dive spots in the Lesser Antilles, being an underwater pinnacle that starts at 15 meters and drops down to 300 meters! Expect some deep diving, pumping currents, incredible marine life and a French dive federation! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Guadeloupe_SecPate/...
How to Select Your SSI Dive Instructor Course! How to Select Your SSI Dive Instructor Course!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/29/2017 6:44 PM
Are you thinking about becoming a dive instructor with SSI? Wondering where to do your ITC (Instructor Trainer Course)? Find the best teachers, dive centers and offers for you! diveoclock.com/pro/ITC/...
Compare SSI Instructor Trainer Courses! Compare SSI Instructor Trainer Courses!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/28/2017 6:44 PM
Find the right Instructor Trainer Course (ITC) with comparable information about different dive destinations, dive centers and Instructor Trainers. Including package deals, dive locations and prices. If you are offering ITCs you can upload your information to let people know what you offer. diveoclock.com/pro/ITC_list/...
Top 10 Assumptions about DIR diving explained! Top 10 Assumptions about DIR diving explained!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/26/2017 6:44 PM
Have you ever heard of DIR diving? The abbreviation DIR stands for Do It Right and I thought it was all about being a true rebel when it comes to safety standards. So what is DIR diving exactly? Is it technical diving? Is it a mindset? Time to ask some DIR diving professionals! diveoclock.com/blog/DIR/...
Spiegel Grove 15 year Anniversary Spiegel Grove 15 year Anniversary
FtMyersTom - 5/21/2017 1:02 PM
Taken from fla-keys.com/news/article/9506/ FLORIDA KEYS — A new exhibit commemorating 15 years since the Spiegel Grove shipwreck was intentionally sunk off Key Largo, becoming an undersea playground for advanced- and wreck-certified divers, is on display at Islamorada’s History of Diving Museum through Sept. 4, 2017. Now through Labor Day weekend, artifacts can be viewed that highlight the military personnel who served on the 510-foot U.S. Navy ship, missions it participated in, preparations tha...
2017 Channel Islands Dive Trip 2017 Channel Islands Dive Trip
WCReefers - 5/07/2017 8:02 PM
Have a dive trip scheduled for October 2017 limited load. Best time to dive the Islands . If interested, send me an email. I’ll send my flyer with cost, payment schedule and info regarding the trip. John wcreefers@comcast.net...
Do you need divemaster experience before the IDC?
Richcoast - 4/28/2017 7:26 PM
Going straight from the Divemaster internship to the idc is something not many people want to do! They want to gain ‘experience’ as a Divemaster first, something I also thought I wanted, but soon realised it’s so much easier to go straight into the idc, and also very rewarding! Plus, you gain the same and […]...
Komodo Trip Report: Biodiversity Amid Nature’s Fury
PixelLetch - 4/21/2017 6:45 AM
(Or Hell Hath No Fury Like a Dragon Scorned)Komodo National Park lies near Bali, between East & West Nusa Tenggara islands in Indonesia. Our intrepid group of Optical Ocean Sales photographers managed to survive a cold wet season dive expedition there last February on the Damai 1 liveaboard boat.Cold and wet aren’t what usually comes to mind when thinking of Komodo, which is hot and dry most of the year. But during the short winter months things reverse. The north becomes cold and the south beco...
Diving in Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve in Dominica! Diving in Soufriere Scotts Head Marine Reserve in Dominica!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/11/2017 1:24 PM
Dominica is often mentioned as one of the best dive spots in the Caribbean. Volcanic rock formations, pinnacles and walls full of corals and sponges create a dramatic reef. Find out more about two top spots: SCUBA diving at Scotts Head Drop Off & Soufriere Pinnacles! diveoclock.com/destinations/Caribbean/Dominica_Soufriere/...