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SCUBA Diving Hand Signal Review
PSD - 8 days 3 hours ago.
I didn’t have a chance to get wet this weekend; the swell maps didn’t make conditions seem very promising, either. However, I have been looking through some of my funny diving related graphics and have decided to start sharing some. Below is a bunch of graphics from an old diving manual where the actual meanings […]...
Sharks and rays without borders
JudiHope - 9 days 4 hours ago.
Ocean advocates can now rejoice knowing that all of their hard work has paid off in infinite ways. The 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species has adopted all 21......
Tips for Shore Diving Tips for Shore Diving
badintexas - 14 days 7 hours ago.
We were all taught the common sense basics of safety for diving from shore in our classes, but proper technique and the right scuba gear are by no means the end of the learning process. All that advice is solid, sound, and important, of course, but why not take a look at some tips that aren’t part of the standard scuba class, the sort of things divers pick up over time? 1.) Don’t Forget About Wet Gear We all have gear bags to travel with, designed with straps, wheels and handles, to get us throu...
Volunteer to spread the word on SFL coral reefs
JudiHope - 16 days 3 hours ago.
Do the resplendent coral reefs of South Florida put you in a tranquil state of mind? Are you passionate about making sure that the health and sustainability of the South Florida coral reef system, stretching from the Florida Keys all......
New To Diving New To Diving
Tadpole - 20 days 7 hours ago.
Here is some tips for the new diver. During my course I have seen people sign up for scuba for maybe a honeymoon or one trip. Folks this is not a one time commitment. This is a very important step in your life. When you do decide to embark on this journey. Enjoy every aspect of your experiences: whether they be in the class room, at a scuba park, at a lake, or ocean. Be sure to complete and read everything the instructor gives you. Practice your navigation on land. I like to go to the local foot...
What did you forget on your last dive trip?
SKubaSteve - 22 days 11 hours ago.
During my traveling adventures as a SCUBA diver I’ve had my share of: I forgot to pack… I didn’t test… …wasn’t ready in time for the trip. Sure wish I had a spare… Even… Wow I packed WAY too much stuff… I bet you’ve been there yourself… Click HERE for a brand new … Dive in to read more!...
Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP Brion Sullivan (GypsyDiver) - RIP
Greg - 28 days 23 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 ...
The Divevets Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest
PSD - 10/26/2014 3:59 PM
October 25, 2014 This is the annual Divevets Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. It gives participants a chance to do something fun and productive when they aren’t admiring the sand and trash. The event was lightly promoted this year, and ECO Dive Center, having kicked our butts last year, did not participate this time. Participation was […]...
Dive, dive, dive pink!
JudiHope - 10/25/2014 5:12 PM
Countdown to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with all the numerous charitable campaigns taking place during the month of October, a cure should not be too far in the distant future. After all the results are tallied......
3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education 3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education
diverdown53 - 10/24/2014 2:08 PM
I’ve seen a lot of good students with bad instructors and I’ve seen a lot of good instructors with bad students. This has as much to do with the mindsets and motivations of the individuals involved as it has to do with their actual abilities. I find the following three major factors work against both students and instructors in the dive industry: 1. Certification vs Education When you show up for any level of scuba training, whether it is an open water certification or a technical diving course,...
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 - 10/20/2014 1:22 PM
Palos Verdes Diving Conditions Report
PSD - 10/20/2014 6:39 AM
I woke up this morning to a dismal swell map… However, sometimes the swell map is not so accurate. I’ve called dives after seeing similar maps, only to be told afterwards that conditions and visibility were great. I drove to Palos Verdes for a look, and hopefully a dive. I arrived at 8:03 AM; three […]...
Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story Deep Down - A Macy Davis Story
PeachyJordanScuba - 10/18/2014 12:25 PM
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 - 10/15/2014 9:55 AM
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 - 10/13/2014 6:48 AM
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 - 10/11/2014 1:31 AM
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 - 10/03/2014 3:39 PM
Swimming Pigs of the Exumas, Bahamas!
tammer - 10/03/2014 11:47 AM 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 – […]...