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Wreck Diving around Pattaya, Thailand Wreck Diving around Pattaya, Thailand
Marlies-Diveoclock - 2 days 19 hours ago.
Did you know Pattaya is the wreck diving destination of Thailand? Even if you do not like wreck diving, this is where you will find schools of fish and countless marine life species! Discover the wrecks of the Pattaya’s near and far islands by day trip. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Thailand/Pattaya/...
Conception Dive Boat Catches Fire – 33 Missing, 5 Rescued
PSD - 19 days 7 hours ago.
Breaking News from KTLA Channel 5: A 75-foot diving vessel named the Conception caught fire Monday while anchored off Santa Cruz Island, prompting a multi-agency effort to find and rescue 33 missing people believed to have been on board, authorities said. An unknown number of people are believed to be dead, according to the Ventura County Fire […]...
Ko Si Chang - 3 Things To Do for Ocean Lovers Ko Si Chang - 3 Things To Do for Ocean Lovers
Marlies-Diveoclock - 25 days 18 hours ago.
The island closest to Bangkok is Ko Si Chang or Koh Sichang. It’s tropical, has coral reefs and still has an authentic Thai island vibe. Ocean lovers, SCUBA divers and snorkelers should not miss these 3 things to do on Ko Si Chang! diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Thailand/Ko_Si_Chang_To_Do/...
Ko Si Chang - SCUBA Diving and Marine Conservation Close to Bangkok Ko Si Chang - SCUBA Diving and Marine Conservation Close to Bangkok
Marlies-Diveoclock - 27 days 19 hours ago.
Ko Si Chang is the place to go if you want to squeeze in a day of local Thai vibes and SCUBA diving before you leave Thailand. Visit coral reefs in the making supported by the DMCR (Department of Marine and Coastal Resources), enjoy the anemone gardens and search for nudibranch at Hin Sampayu. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Thailand/Ko_Si_Chang_Scuba_Diving/...
Back To Diving Terranea Resort!
PSD - 7/21/2019 10:29 PM
My life is slowly starting to come back to normal; I looked at the swell maps this morning and it was all dark blue around Palos Verdes. There was no way I could talk my way out of a dive, so I arrived promptly at 8:00 AM at Terranea Resort. I’m still trying to get […]...
I’m Back In The Water – Refresher Course
PSD - 6/29/2019 5:49 PM
After spending over a year liquidating my father’s estate and dealing with some bad business decisions, I said, “Fuck it.” I’m going back to my old life of diving, that I have missed, but never intended to leave. Sometimes you just have to call your losses and go on with your life. But, if I […]...
Holland SCUBA Diving - Tips For Relaxed Shore Diving in Zeeland Holland SCUBA Diving - Tips For Relaxed Shore Diving in Zeeland
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/20/2019 6:41 AM
Shore diving in The Netherlands, Europe. It is less tropical as the Dutch Caribbean and you might need two wetsuits - but is it fun and the marine diversity as well as the quantity might just blow your mind. Get ready to explore Dutch diving, including climbing dikes with cows! diveoclock.com/destinations/Europe/Netherlands/Zeeland/...
Recycling Old Fishing Nets Into Beautiful Carpet Tile Recycling Old Fishing Nets Into Beautiful Carpet Tile
Marlies-Diveoclock - 6/07/2019 10:05 AM
For World Oceans Day 2019 we partnered up with Interface to explain you all about Net-Works, a program to turn fishing nets into high design carpet tile while helping local communities. Continue reading to learn more about this program supporting less plastic and more fish in our oceans! diveoclock.com/blog/Fishing_Net_Carpet_Tile/...
Thresher Shark, Malapascua Thresher Shark, Malapascua
divehappy - 4/29/2019 5:01 PM
Thresher Shark, Malapascua – image © Chris Mitchell Imagine dropping into the water at first light. Imagine dropping down behind the edge of a plateau that slopes away far into darkness below. And then imagine peering over the edge of the plateau to see one of these super graceful predators come gliding out of the gloom, so close that it’s almost overhead, before the slightest twist of its iconic whiplash tail sends it back the way it came, patrolling for the next meal it will stun wi...
How It’s Made Dive Gear Videos How It’s Made Dive Gear Videos
Marlies-Diveoclock - 4/24/2019 11:15 AM
Curious about how SCUBA diving gear is made? We have listed some detailed videos of how dive equipment is created step-by-step. Discover how SCUBA masks and fins, dive computers, regulators, BCDs, dive tanks, underwater housings, SCUBA diving lights and wetsuits are made in 8 videos. diveoclock.com/blog/How_Its_Made_Dive_Gear/...
We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines
divehappy - 4/01/2019 5:01 PM
We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines – image © Chris Mitchell Finding one ornate ghostpipe fish is pretty special. Finding a family of three ghostpipe fish is awesome, particularly in this delicate display of spectral white. While Dumaguete is mainly famous for Apo Island as a dive destination, Dauin – the stretch of coastline along the mainland – is hugely rewarding as a nursery for many marine critters. (Dauin, 2010) The post We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dau...
Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives
divehappy - 3/26/2019 9:01 AM
Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell This is a no-name shipwreck sitting upright on the bottom of the seafloor next to the Kuda Giri pinnacle in the Maldives’ south Male atoll. It’s the idea you have in your mind’s eye of what a wreck should look like – a real ship covered in coral and fish life rather than a twisted wreck of metal The post Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy....
Surface Interval supports environmental friendly diving. Surface Interval supports environmental friendly diving.
scubadivingnomad - 2/27/2019 10:30 AM
We often find that scuba divers are more intune with environmental issues. Having explored the undersea world we understand many of the issues with a clear vision. Surface Interval is a company that is also trying to make a difference with environmental issues by putting environmental minded divers with like-minded dive shops and dive operators. When people go scuba diving for the first time, most of them say that a whole new world opens to them. As divers, We are convinced that the more people ...
Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia
divehappy - 2/26/2019 9:00 AM
Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia – image © Chris Mitchell I feel the truth needs to finally told about clownfish. Finding Nemo is fake news. Clownfish are not cute – they are actually aggressive hoodlums that will go for the eyes if you get too near their home anenome turf. Fearless against intruders that are thousands of times bigger than them, don’t be surprised if you feel a clownfish thumping into your mask if you get too close. This photo was taken at the end of a K...
Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand
divehappy - 2/19/2019 9:00 AM
Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand – image © Chris Mitchell Unarguably the best dive site in Thailand, Richelieu Rock is a horseshoe-shaped sea mount that harbours all kinds of life within its walls and attracts big pelagics outside them. There is also spectacular coral life with fans and soft corals growing in abundance all over the Rock. (Thailand, 2011) The post Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand appeared first on Dive Happy...
The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups. The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups.
scubadivingnomad - 2/15/2019 5:44 PM
The Perfect Dive Vacation for Families and Small Groups.Nataraja at Sea They dream of the perfect dive vacation. Diving at remote dive sites with perfect visibility, warm waters and more marine life than they could ever imagine in one place. They want a liveaboard that is more than just a dive platform and someplace to eat and sleep. They want something comfortable, even luxurious, but not stuffy and snobbish. Someplace as suitable for a bottle of local beer as it is for a bottle of imported Cha...
Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives
divehappy - 2/05/2019 9:00 AM
Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell While corals in the Maldives have been badly hit by El Nino and other climate events, the fish life is abundant with big schools of fish a common sight. Hafsa Thila is one of the most popular dive sites in the Maldives for just this reason. (Maldives, 2011) The post Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy....
Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines
divehappy - 1/29/2019 9:01 AM
Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines – image © Chris Mitchell More famously known for its vertiginous walls and the chance of seeing Big Stuff, the UNESCO-protected Tubbataha Reef also has a smorgasbord of healthy corals in the shallows (Tubbataha Reef, 2015) The post Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines appeared first on Dive Happy....
Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives
divehappy - 1/22/2019 9:00 AM
Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell To see one manta ray is lucky, to see four of them sweeping over your head only inches your way is a life-defining moment. Rangali Madivaru is one of the many manta ray cleaning stations in the Maldives that, if you get lucky and stay very still, the mantas will go about their lives as if you’re not there. (Maldives, 2011) The post Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy...
25 Funny Christmas Presents for SCUBA Divers 25 Funny Christmas Presents for SCUBA Divers
Marlies-Diveoclock - 11/21/2018 4:02 PM
From Ugly Christmas sweaters especially for SCUBA divers to the most hilarious calendar of 2019. These dive related items are just too funny not to share. Put them on your Christmas list or surprise your dive buddy with one of these items. diveoclock.com/blog/Christmas_Gifts/...