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The camera The camera
divingbear - 5 days 4 hours ago.
Booked a week of diving with captain Matt aboard the Down Time in the outer banks of North Carolina, great guy & boat dose everything in his power to ensure a great dive. Anyway turns out we get blown out every day, poor Matt calls me 6 am every morning to say "sorry man maybe tomorrow". Well Thursday afternoon comes and Matt calls to say be at the boat 7 am were gonna try it. Friday 7 am dockside it is spitting rain and the forecast is calling for a squall in the afternoon. After some discussio...
6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit
SKubaSteve - 9 days 13 hours ago.
Duct tape is handy to have in the garage, the laundry room, in your office desk or even your sock drawer but did you know that white duct tape can be a valuable addition to your SCUBA diving kit? Here are six reasons to throw a roll of duct tape … Dive in to read more!...
Under Pressurize: Your Dive Travel – eBook
SKubaSteve - 13 days 23 hours ago.
Hi dive Buddies, So, I did a limited release of a new eBook that I’m working on to get feedback from other divers. This short eBook is designed to help recreational SCUBA divers get ready for a dive trip. It includes things to look for as you get your gear … Dive in to read more!...
Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ? Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ?
Scubabunnycr - 14 days 21 hours ago.
Hurdles to cross as an instructor teaching open waterI have mentioned this in the past, that as a scuba instructor its not all about the diving, and this was clearly proved over my last class. Counsellor would fall into the role here. Over the past weekend I was working with a group of 15 open water students. Now those of you that know me, are aware of the fact that I don’t normally teach too many open water classes now. The new instructors in the dive center very kindly do that, allowing me to ...
Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks
diverdown53 - 15 days ago.
Adventure channels and tourism channels show glorious breathtaking visuals of blue skies and crystal clear water and people scuba diving among the fishes. The question that arises is whether we are safe, amongst a vast variety of underwater life, some of which can be extremely dangerous and in territory that is alien to humans, we are not born to swim and we cannot breathe underwater, can we? The simple answer is yes and no. It is similar to mountaineering. When Edmund Hillary was asked whether ...
Icelandic Odyssey Icelandic Odyssey
Hools - 21 days 11 hours ago.
For those of you who are looking for some adventure and don’t mind diving in very cold water, have a look at Iceland, the land of Fire and Ice. Iceland is the only place in the world where you can dive and touch both the Eurasian and American Tectonic Plates, but there is much, much more! Article: thedivingclub.co.uk/News/tabid/370/articleType/Ar...elandic-Odyssey.aspx Video: youtube.com/watch?v=8My9tCUgSIw...
How Essential are Dive Computers: Would YOU Dive Without One?
Diver96 - 22 days ago.
How essential is a dive computer? When I became certified my instructor stated that all you need was a watch and that computer, “between your ears”. I still agree with this sentiment. I will also say that the deeper and more technical your dive, the more essential a dive computer can be. My computer is nice to have, […]...
Can I Dive With....... Can I Dive With.......
diverdown53 - 28 days 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 - 28 days 15 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 - 29 days 16 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 - 8/20/2014 1:52 AM
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 - 8/20/2014 12:25 AM
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 - 8/19/2014 4:43 PM
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 - 8/19/2014 4:35 AM
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 - 8/19/2014 12:14 AM
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 - 8/16/2014 11:39 PM
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 - 8/16/2014 2:33 PM
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 - 8/14/2014 7:44 AM
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 - 8/14/2014 2:21 AM
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 - 8/13/2014 2:32 PM
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 […]...