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Do you need a SCUBA skills Update? | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 008
SKubaSteve - 8/30/2021 5:12 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Do You Need a SCUBA Skills Update? You love SCUBA, but life happens and you haven’t been in the water for a while. How do you know when you need a SCUBA Skills […]...
Losing Your Mind on SCUBA | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 007
SKubaSteve - 8/25/2021 1:39 AM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Losing Your Mind on SCUBA Are you losing your mind... on SCUBA? Have you ever been completely ready for a dive, listened to the briefing and knew what you needed to do only […]...
Enter the circus of the amazing clownfish Enter the circus of the amazing clownfish
smilingseahorse - 8/18/2021 6:01 AM
The Clown fish is an Anemone fish, a specialized type of damselfish. ​The first magic trick that the clownfish is able to perform is its venom immunity: they have a special symbiosis relationship with their host anemone. Together, they realize, for your greatest pleasure, what is called a “symbiosis relationship”. Since the eggs are laid directly under its skirt, anemone fishes are immune to anemone’s stingy tentacles from day 1. It is a mutually beneficial relationship in which the anemone can ...
SCUBA Mask Care and Maintenance | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 006
SKubaSteve - 8/14/2021 3:56 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! SCUBA Mask Care & Maintenance Even though taking care of a SCUBA mask is easy, proper and thoughtful care will help you get the most out of all your SCUBA gear and your […]...
Under Pressure Divecast | Choosing a SCUBA Mask | Episode 005
SKubaSteve - 8/10/2021 2:41 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! Choosing a SCUBA Mask Did you know that every feature of a SCUBA diving mask can make a difference in your underwater experience? Let’s break it down and find out why! It’s been […]...
Clear water or murky? Clear water or murky?
Airworks - 7/04/2021 10:46 AM
I have met several technical divers who prefer diving and training in turbid waters such as are found in many lakes, rivers, and freshwater quarries. They dive to become better trained, and the murkier the water the better. The “bad viz” environments found in those challenging sites force them to manage their “panic modes” and responses when underwater visibility is a major issue. There is much to commend that very valid point-of-view. There’s no doubt that frequent diving in murky conditions do...
How to Become a Dive Instructor How to Become a Dive Instructor
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/20/2021 2:51 PM
Teach SCUBA Diving around the World!Follow your dream and become a dive instructor. Being certified as a dive instructor can be your ticket to travel and work around the world. Teach people how to SCUBA dive, share your passion through education while living in a place where people go on holidays. Office days will never be the same. How to Become a Dive Instructor...
How to become a Divemaster How to become a Divemaster
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/20/2021 2:48 PM
From Passion to Profession in SCUBA Diving Do you love SCUBA diving so much that you want to take it to a professional level? Are you dreaming of finishing your studies or quitting your job to buy a ticket to the tropics and become a divemaster? Maybe are you thinking of becoming a divemaster in your own country or maybe you just want another challenge when it comes to diving. Read all about the process to become a divemaster. Read it here...
Dive O’Clock Beer on Bonaire! Dive O’Clock Beer on Bonaire!
Marlies-Diveoclock - 5/20/2021 2:11 PM
⭐️ EXCITING NEWS ⭐️ THERE IS DIVE O’CLOCK BEER ON BONAIRE!!! 🤩🍻 Read all about it now, or visit the brewery to try it on TAP! ’It’s always five o’clock somewhere! Combining divers paradise and draft beer, that can only happen on Bonaire! This hidden gem has got you covered and focuses on being eco-friendly too!’ Go to article: bit.ly/3fwLX1G...
Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands
PhuketDiving - 4/29/2021 6:14 AM
Diving Directly From Liveaboards Has Been Banned in the Similan IslandsIf you’re not a fan of diving from dinghies then we have some bad news for you. Diving directly from your liveaboards has now been banned. It’s a move that is supposed to protect corals and marine life, personally I’ve never seen a liveaboard in the Similan Islands National Park go near a reef. Liveaboards will have to keep their distance from the dive site or use official mooring lines. The other reason tou...
How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost
PhuketDiving - 4/21/2021 6:59 AM
The Cost of scuba diving in Thailand has many variablesThe cost of scuba diving in Thailand will vary depending on location, type of dive centre and in some respects yourself. Phuket probably offers the best all round diving in Thailand but it’s also amongst the most expensive. It’s not simply that we think you should pay more for better diving, simply down to logistics. Apart from a few really nice beach dives, most of our recognised dive sites are over an hour journey from port. Yo...
2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure Travel Show 2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba Adventure Travel Show
ScubaScout - 3/22/2021 9:07 PM
Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show 2021 Virtual Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show The tickets are available now!! umsatshow.org/tickets/ The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society Presents Its 21st Annual Fundraiser: The “Virtual” UMSAT Show on April 8, 9, and 10th! Please join us for this year’s event. There will be four great speakers presenting at our Zoom webinar: Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 7:00 PM – Doug Klein – Diving Locations in Minnesota Friday, April 9, 2021...
Promising Conditions & Retro Ocean Defenders
PSD - 3/01/2021 6:28 AM
February’s weather was mostly crappy, but it looked like it was getting better this morning. However, for various reasons I was not able to dive. I’m hoping to get back in the water this Friday or Saturday. On another note, I have been going through my vast collection of VHS tapes and digitizing the best. […]...
Similan Islands - Thailand. Similan Islands - Thailand.
Thailand_Divers - 2/14/2021 8:14 AM
Since so many divers head for the Similan Islands, this small archipelago has become a destination for yachts and excursion boats. The Similans Islands are so famous that most routes in the region take 4-6 days, but if you have time, you can combine a more extended way with the islands for a total of 3-4 days of diving, kayaking, fishing and other activities. Thailand scuba diving at its best – Similan Islands. You can also stay in a hotel or resort in Phang Nga and take a day trip to the Simila...
Sunreef on Australia’s Sunshine Coast appoints Kai Steinbeck as Course Director Sunreef on Australia’s Sunshine Coast appoints Kai Steinbeck as Course Director
IDCwithKAI - 12/23/2020 4:34 PM
Dive Instructor Academy now offers PADI Instructor Development Courses in Port Douglas, Cairns and the Sunshine Coast. Sunreef, the award winning dive company operating from Mooloolaba on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has joined forces with PADI Course Director Kai Steinbeck to bring PADI Instructor Development Courses and Instructor Exams to the Sunshine Coast. Not only will the PADI IDC program be conducted at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, but PADI has scheduled PADI Instructor Examinations ...
How to Make a Debris Collection Hanger How to Make a Debris Collection Hanger
Airworks - 10/11/2020 12:28 PM
I’m a big fan of the "dive against debris" idea, and have been using an efficient method to extract a significant amount of trash and debris from a local quarry. I’ve called it a Debris Collection Hanger (DCH), and it has proven to be very helpful in collecting and removing larger-sized debris in just one dive. A mesh bag can be attached to it for smaller items. Not sure if anyone else is using a similar setup (didn’t find anything comparable in Google Images), but thought it might come in handy...
Diving Cebu Philippines Diving Cebu Philippines
scubadivingnomad - 9/30/2020 11:38 PM
Diving Cebu PhilippinesIf you are looking for great diving conditions and a unique experience for your next international dive vacation, then Cebu Philippines should be on your short list. It has the only dive site with daily sightings of thresher sharks, another destination with a year-round sardine run, and many locations with frequent whale shark encounters. The cost of diving is among the most reasonable in the world and the selection of where to stay in Cebu is extensive. The name Cebu can ...
Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days) Surprising health benefits of scuba diving in quarries (even during cold days)
Airworks - 9/29/2020 3:01 AM
Several of my dive buddies, and other divers I’ve met along the way, have expressed a huge preference for warm-water diving over getting wet in colder waters. And to be honest, I find that diving in tropical, warm climes is very relaxing and fits well within my comfort zone. Personally, however, I frequently look for reasons to go beyond my comfort level in order to stretch myself physically and mentally. Since I currently live inland (Fredericksburg, VA) and a considerable distance from the coa...
Conception Dive Boat Disaster: Feds To Reveal Cause Of Blaze That Killed 34
PSD - 9/01/2020 5:15 AM
On September 2nd, it will be the one year anniversary of the Conception dive boat tragedy. I found an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times that states the NTSB will be announcing their findings soon… By Richard Winton Staff Writer Aug. 31, 20204:30 PM As the anniversary of California’s deadliest maritime disaster in modern history […]...
Welcome to the vibrant world of nudibranchs Welcome to the vibrant world of nudibranchs
smilingseahorse - 9/01/2020 5:13 AM
For me nudi-hunting is like collecting stamps... You always want to find new ones for your private collection... I remember the first time someone pointed out a nudibranch to me during a dive, gesturing towards a rock and signalling “Look, something small”. What felt like minutes went by as I squinted and shifted focus trying to figure out what exactly I was trying to look at. Then suddenly a tiny piece of what appeared to be algae moved and I noticed it was actually alive! It couldn’t have been...