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Can I Dive With....... Can I Dive With.......
diverdown53 - 5 days 5 hours ago.
Reprinted from Scuba Diving::::: Dive doctors and operators have long lowered their own risk by limiting yours when certain medical conditions enter the picture. Asthma? Sorry, no dice … or dives. Ditto for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that increase the odds of something going wrong down below. But the tide is slowly turning. For more than two decades, the Divers Alert Network has compiled information on divers from around the globe, many who continued diving despite disqualifyin...
Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica
Scubabunnycr - 5 days 20 hours ago.
Pandora when not cuddling on the sofa!So after a hiatus in england for six weeks I am back in the jungle and into rainy season. Hello giant storm this morning that made my house shake. I do kinda like the storms, but, only if I am safely on a sofa or in bed. I have learnt to gage the size of the storm depending on how close Pandora (dog) wants to cuddle up. If she’s happy on the floor, its a mild storm, if she is trying to get on the sofa then we are medium gauge, and for big storms expect a hea...
Scuba Certification: Essential Items for Your First Day in the Water
Diver96 - 6 days 21 hours ago.
Each diving program specifies what a student needs to bring to their course. Some programs (normally resort courses) require students to bring nothing but pen, paper and an open mind. Some agencies require a student to purchase or rent everything from them. If you have any question as to what you need to bring, check with […]...
Dive into the abyss
JudiHope - 7 days 20 hours ago.
By now, the word has spread and dive enthusiasts have made their way down to the Florida Keys to pay a visit to one of the most educational and enlightening attractions in all of South Florida.The History of Diving......
SCUBA Diving in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – June 2014
SKubaSteve - 7 days 21 hours ago.
SCUBA divers know how exciting it is to discover new and exciting creatures on the reef. What’s even better is when a buddy that’s new to diving finds something fun and has the opportunity to share that with you! What’s even better than that is when your wife gets the … Dive in to read more!...
It’s more fun in the Philippines! It’s more fun in the Philippines!
TonyX - 8 days 5 hours ago.
If you’ve to a spare 90 seconds, take a look at the video I knocked up in the the style of the Philippine Department of Tourisms advertising campaign... facebook.com/photo.php?v=760916630614361 The Philippines is an awesome place to dive; with more diversity per square inch than anywhere else on the planet you’ll never get tired of finding new cool stuff. Contrary to common belief, there is a very well developed diving and tourism industry in the Philippines, catering for every budget. It’s safe...
Finnally PADI features Puerto Rico as a Diving Destination
ginovega - 8 days 17 hours ago.
If you are interested in traveling to my Home land for Diving , please let me know...This article is not 100% accurate, there are two other airports you can fly in from USA, Mercedita Ponce (PSE) in Ponce PR and Rafael Hernamdez (BQN) at old Ramey AFB Aguadilla PR Puerto Rico Lying between the Dominican Republic and the Virgin Islands in the heart of the Caribbean, Puerto Rico is a scuba diving destination with a difference. There’s the hustle and bustle of San Juan, a vibrant city and home to h...
Poo Divers – Diving In Crappy Conditions
PSD - 8 days 22 hours ago.
Thanks to Professional Debriefer Paul for finding this article! In the local diving scene, a “Poo Diver” is someone who SCUBA dives immediately after a storm, before the runoff has had a chance to dissipate. Vice has published an article profiling an Australian Technical Diver, who literally dives in raw sewage. Photo is from the […]...
Selecting a Training Facility
RAWalker - 10 days 22 hours ago.
Considerations for Selection of a Scuba Training Facility The sport of Scuba Diving has maintained a great record of safety while maturing from an elite sport to one that today enjoyed by the masses. This in spite of the fact that it is a high risk sport which allows people to enjoy a hostile environment. Those seeking to engage in the sport should not consider it lightly but with a serious understanding that it requires a great deal of knowledge and training to mitigate the risks and maintain s...
Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications? Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications?
diverdown53 - 11 days 7 hours ago.
Is the average dive professional really qualified to safeguard — never mind interpret — your personal medical history? By Larry Lozuk Several years ago while managing an IT project at a large health-care provider, I witnessed my team lead being a perfect gentleman. As we returned from lunch, he held the door open for a woman who happened to be walking into the building just as we were. She introduced herself as the facility’s compliance director for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountab...
Giant Croc Eats Bull Shark
Pixel - 13 days 14 hours ago.
thedivesite.co.za/news/1382/giant-croc-eats-bull-shark dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2718627/Brutus-giant...bull-shark-star.html...
Save the oceans and expand the marine reserves
JudiHope - 13 days 19 hours ago.
What began as a plea has now turned into a monumental marine movement. Conservation of our oceans is one of the major concerns and steps are currently underway to end commercial fishing in the Phoenix Islands Protection Area which is......
Which Scuba Certifying Agency Should I Use?
Diver96 - 14 days 7 hours ago.
As long as there has been more than one agency providing scuba instruction and awarding certification cards (C-Cards), this debate has raged. Making the decision was a lot easier when the US Navy was the only game in town. Like many things, the answer to this question depends… There are dozens of certifying agencies. The […]...
Diving Terranea Resort: Is The Visibility Curse Gone?
PSD - 16 days 15 hours ago.
I posted on Divevets.com that I was showing up to dive and bringing my ghetto grill and some Korean cuisine. That’s usually enough to pack the house, however with persistent rumors of lingering crappy vis, a swell model that would freak out the most hard core surfer and predictions of an approaching storm, only three […]...
Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill
diverdown53 - 17 days 12 hours ago.
BadDiversTV is behind Bill Hill now but his love for scuba remains and two new passions music and promoting causes have been added. When a funding deal fell through for BadDiverBill’s Quest, which was to find the most interesting DIVE sites, Dive buddies and DIVE bars, Hill’s pseudonym of BadDiverBill was set aside, along with his trademark "adult beverages," hat and sunglasses. They’re gone, but not forgotten. If the opportunity arose, says Bill, "BadDiverBill would don his hat and sunglasses a...
New Marine Park Planned
legaleagle - 21 days 14 hours ago.
Right now, the US government is receiving public comments on whether or not to create the world’s largest network of Marine Protected Areas in the Pacific Ocean. President Obama is under enormous pressure from an influential fishing lobby to water down the plan and leave most of this area unprotected. We can’t let that happen coral reefs are dying, and fish are disappearing from our seas. Scientists say the best solution is to declare large areas off limits to all exploitation so that marine lif...
Divers support Stingray City protection
JudiHope - 21 days 19 hours ago.
If you are searching for a year-round destination with plenty of satisfying surf and succulent sunrises finished off with unsurpassed sunsets, there is no better island to visit than the Cayman Islands.Grand Cayman is a diver's......
Move over for Martin County reefs
JudiHope - 26 days 2 hours ago.
There are so many remarkable locations to dive in and around Florida. At the same time, saving coral reefs is a #1 priority so that every time a diver makes a descent to the ocean floor, they quickly become mesmerized......
Episode 004 – Discussion on Dive Knives | Divecast | Podcast
SKubaSteve - 26 days 18 hours ago.
Do you dive with a knife? In this episode I discuss the reasons for diving with a knife. In the tip of the week I offer some considerations about where to mount your dive knife. The Gear Junkie’s Garage is looking forward to a new product from Aqwary call the … Dive in to read more!...
Bad News South of the Border… Good News For Scuba Divers?
Diver96 - 28 days 5 hours ago.
A near empty dive charter departs the pier in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News of trouble south of the boarder has hurt Mexico’s resorts and dive operators as tourists have decided to go elsewhere. Bad news can provide opportunities for those not put off by the press our southern neighbor has been receiving. If you are looking for […]...