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Wreck Diving around Pattaya, Thailand Wreck Diving around Pattaya, Thailand
Marlies-Diveoclock - 1 day 20 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/...
Club Meeting at DCDiveShow February 2020
usdiveshows - 14 days 15 hours ago.
Great Place to Meet: Dive Clubs are invited to hold their local February/March club meetings at the DC Convention Center on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Over the weekend of the DCDiveShow there will be over 40 seminars and workshops in 6 different meeting rooms at the DC Convention Center. The Show would like to offer space for you to conduct your club meeting. Later that evening The Show and a group of dive clubs will be hosting a Diver Social (Party) at the Host Hotel. Enjoy the Show Meet as a...
Conception Dive Boat Catches Fire – 33 Missing, 5 Rescued
PSD - 18 days 8 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 - 24 days 20 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 - 26 days 21 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/...
2019 Channel Islands Dive Trip 2019 Channel Islands Dive Trip
WCReefers - 8/22/2019 12:49 AM
Have a dive trip scheduled for October 2019 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. Last years trip filmed by one of our dive buddies: youtube.com/watch?v=01j2o5Q2ikc&feature=youtu.be John wcreefers@comcast.net...
Needed: a new quarry diving MODEL
Airworks - 8/16/2019 8:17 AM
Having dove in numerous quarries since the late-60’s, I have substantial experience in this type of dive environment. It appears to me that the primary reason for the decade-long decline in local diving is the general unattractive and ho-hum nature of the quarry/lake diving ambience. The history of scuba diving in quarries shows that their primary use by dive shop owners, dive instructors, and quarry site managers has been overwhelmingly oriented around training and certifying divers on the tech...
Jill Heinerth Joins DCDiveSHow Jill Heinerth Joins DCDiveSHow
usdiveshows - 8/11/2019 3:39 PM
The DCDiveShow is proud to announce Jill Heinerth will be a part of our show February 22 & 23, 2020 at the DC Convention Center. Jill will make a presentation in our Feature Presentation Theater and also present a workshop on rebreathers... Rebreathers 101. READ MORE... conta.cc/31B3Q6L DCDiveShow.com...
A Typical Day on a Liveaboard A Typical Day on a Liveaboard
Kat3rina - 8/02/2019 6:46 PM
Each diver has a different preference, what works for one might not work for another. Including liveaboard preference. Some divers find it beneficial to be on one and others prefer otherwise. Here, I’ll quickly take you to what takes place on a typical day on a liveaboard. Liveaboard Diving Commonly, if you visit a certain place, what tourists usually do is to book a hotel to stay after a long day of escapade. However, if you’re not into diving activities and instead you’re into exploring the be...
Time to Ramp up Inland Diving
Airworks - 7/31/2019 3:45 AM
The subject of inland/local diving continues to be a subject of intense discussion within the dive industry. The noticeable decade-long decline in local diver participation has created concern in the minds of many dive industry leaders. In fact, one well-known dive instructor in the mid-Atlantic area made the comment that the dive industry is actually DYING! Many problems have been presented and debated, but very few and practical solutions have been forthcoming. DEMA’s "Go Dive Now" program is ...
Blue Mind and SCUBA Blue Mind and SCUBA
Airworks - 7/28/2019 8:38 AM
While driving from Virginia to North Carolina’s coast for a chartered dive to explore the famous U-352 submarine, my buddies and I decided to take turns reading (out loud for the benefit of the rest) Wallace J. Nichols’ recent book titled “Blue Mind.” We found it to be a very enlightening exposition of why humans are irresistibly drawn to water. “Blue Mind” is a compelling and profound look at how water affects us on every level of human existence: psychological, emotional, physical, and behavio...
Solo/Self-Reliant Diving: Is it for you? Solo/Self-Reliant Diving: Is it for you?
Airworks - 7/27/2019 6:45 PM
From the days of Jacques Ives Cousteau and the birth of SCUBA, recreational divers have been instructed to always dive in teams of two or more “buddies.” All diving-related activities – equipment checks, descents, ascents, etc., are all to be performed in groups. The “buddy system”, as it is known, is intended to provide safety, fun, and socialization. When the system functions as intended, with two or more competent divers joining forces underwater, the diving experience can be all it’s meant t...
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 […]...
Scuba Diving: Packing Smart for Your Next Diving Adventure Scuba Diving: Packing Smart for Your Next Diving Adventure
Kat3rina - 7/09/2019 2:58 PM
Scuba diving is definitely one popular ocean activity, but as much as it is exciting, the preparation can be a bit overwhelming. Before leaving your nest to explore the depths of the ocean, of course, you’ll have to acquire the skill, knowledge, and the right training to make a dive successful. But perhaps the most important thing is to come prepared. You should pack the right diving equipment and know how to pack smart. That being said, here are some packing tips. A Month Before • Prepare some ...
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 […]...
IMO 2020: A Step towards the greener future
Thewebsurfer - 6/25/2019 1:47 AM
IMO 2020: A Step towards the greener future The environmental ecosystem is decreasing year by year. The efforts towards environmental changes were necessary for this serious environmental situation to deal with climate change and environmental degradation. It could be seen that marine pollution accounts for a huge number of pollution coming from vessels due to active sea trade activities. The IMO 2020 is a step taken by the International Maritime Organisation to tackle the harmful effects of pol...
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/...
5 Stunning Dive Spots in Fiji You Should Visit Soon 5 Stunning Dive Spots in Fiji You Should Visit Soon
Kat3rina - 6/16/2019 8:18 PM
Fiji has a number of names, from ‘The Best Shark Diving Location in the World to ‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World.’ With labels like these, it’s safe to say Fiji has some of the best diving destinations you can go to, whether you’re a noob or a pro. The country has a lot to offer for the keenest of divers, including canyons, caverns, swim-throughs, and wall dives. Whether you want to choose to be located from a liveaboard or on the islands, there is a lot to see the whole year round. That be...
DiveHope Fun Dive DiveHope Fun Dive
usdiveshows - 6/10/2019 5:16 PM
DiveHope Eleventh Year DiveHope will conduct it’s 11th-year event raising donations for breast cancer patients, Saturday, August 3, 2019, at WhiteStar State Park in Gibsonburg, OH. DiveHope is an all-volunteer group that meets annually for scuba diving, BBQ, raffles and auctions. All funds raised by the event support individuals who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Each year DiveHope raises enough money to support 10- 15 individuals undergoing cancer care, in the form of grants for services ...
Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours Get Divers to Pick Up Trash Underwater Using #IsThisYours
Kat3rina - 6/10/2019 3:47 PM
An unfortunate fact that we’ve known for so long is that our oceans are struggling. Worldwide fish stocks are dwindling in numbers; microplastics are found in shellfish, there’s a Great Pacific Garbage Patch three times the size of France, and the rising seawater temperatures are disturbing major aquatic systems. Changes to the environment are also changing our waters, and these changes aren’t at all good. In an attempt to hold people accountable for the trash they produce, a social media campai...