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Conception Dive Boat Disaster: Feds To Reveal Cause Of Blaze That Killed 34
PSD - 21 days 2 hours ago.
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 […]...
Harlequin shrimp life and behavior Harlequin shrimp life and behavior
smilingseahorse - 8/01/2020 5:27 AM
Coral reefs are rich, biodiverse ecosystems that are home to incredible creatures of all shapes and sizes. Scuba divers from all over the world flock to remote locations like the Mergui Archipelago in Burma, to have the chance to catch a glimpse of marine curiosities from massive manta rays to tiny nudibranchs scattered across underwater landscapes that will take your breath away. If you are the kind of person who is enthralled by macro life, you have surely heard of the harlequin shrimp... Also...
Diving Terranea Again
PSD - 7/19/2020 9:02 PM
It’s Dive Day Sunday again! I checked the swell map before leaving… If the visibility sucked, at least I shouldn’t have to deal with the waves. I headed to my favorite spot, Terranea Resort. Ben’s diving group was already checking conditions out. Ben’s group decided to take a dive off the Point. I decided to […]...
The Best Diving In Over Three Months!
PSD - 6/29/2020 5:58 AM
It used to be that I was diligent enough to write at least one post a month, but since this blog has jumped the shark a year or two ago, I do not find it necessary now. Just as things were getting back to normal for me, the world has gone insane. The coronavirus made […]...
All you ever wished to know about Giant Oceanic Manta Ray: FAQ, factsheet All you ever wished to know about Giant Oceanic Manta Ray: FAQ, factsheet
smilingseahorse - 5/25/2020 1:25 AM
Arguably one of the best experiences a diver could ever have is to dive with giant oceanic manta rays. We are lucky to see them regularly during our cruises in Myanmar and I compiled a list of the questions we most often get asked about these gentle giants to answer them in our latest blogpost. If you are interest to read more click the link below: thesmilingseahorse.com/blog/giant-oceanic-manta-...factsheet-and-photos Here is a little extract: How do you differentiate Giant Oceanic Mantas from ...
Diving on the wrong side of the Indian Ocean Dipole Diving on the wrong side of the Indian Ocean Dipole
smilingseahorse - 5/21/2020 10:56 PM
Mergui Archipelago, Myanmar As scuba divers, we are often at the whim of the weather and the ocean. Booking a diving holiday months in advance usually involves research into the seasons and how the weather in the area is during the time we wish to go. Unfortunately, all the research in the world can’t always save you from the guiles of mother nature. This was the case this year in areas of South East Asia, including the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar. Normally a trip to this part of the world can...
Green Island - Lyudao - SCUBA Diving in Taiwan Green Island - Lyudao - SCUBA Diving in Taiwan
Marlies-Diveoclock - 1/12/2020 1:50 PM
If you think Taiwan is an interesting country to visit, wait until you put your head underwater. With crystal clear waters, coral reefs that easily go down to 30 m / 100 ft and dramatic seascapes Green Island (Lyudao) is a must visit for freedivers and SCUBA divers in Taiwan. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Taiwan/Green_Island/...
North Sulawesi Diving - Spectacular Manado, Bunaken & Lembeh North Sulawesi Diving - Spectacular Manado, Bunaken & Lembeh
Marlies-Diveoclock - 12/20/2019 12:59 PM
How about stunning wall dives, weird creatures in the sand and mangrove diving in between? It is all possible when you go to North Sulawesi for your dive holiday! Tips for planning your trip and why you should choose Thalassa Dive Resorts Indonesia for your stay in Manado and Lembeh. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Indonesia/Manado/...
Dive #8 Off The Pacific Star – Keep Out Quarry
PSD - 11/01/2019 3:45 AM
September 22, 2019 It’s been a hell of a month, and I know this post has been sort of delayed, but at least I have something for October. We made our way to our final dive for this weekend. After careful consideration, Captain Dave anchored at a place he called “KO quarry” – or “Keep […]...
100 Stunning Nudibranchs of Anilao - Nudibranch Capital of The World 100 Stunning Nudibranchs of Anilao - Nudibranch Capital of The World
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/25/2019 9:20 AM
Have a look at photos from all kinds of nudibranchs, other sea slugs and marine snails you can spot while SCUBA diving around Anilao, Batangas. The nudibranch capital of the world at its full glory! Learn the basics and identify nudibranchs you have seen in Anilao with this list and underwater photos. diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Philippines/Anilao_nudibranchs/...
Amazingly Awesome Anilao - Triple-A Diving in The Philippines Amazingly Awesome Anilao - Triple-A Diving in The Philippines
Marlies-Diveoclock - 10/11/2019 6:31 AM
Hairy crab, ghostpipefish, candy crab, pygmy seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish, frog fish, whip coral shrimp, ribbon eels - if any of those stunning creatures is on your list - book your SCUBA dive trip to Anilao now! Find them in between all the nudibranchs as Anilao is the nudibranchs capital of the world! diveoclock.com/destinations/Asia/Philippines/Anilao/...
Dive Number Seven Off The Pacific Star – Bird Rock
PSD - 10/02/2019 12:30 AM
September 22, 2019 After breakfast, Captain Dave took us to the famous “Bird Rock.” There was a big debate among the divers whether “Bird Rock” should be called “Bird Island” since “Sutil Rock” is actually called “Sutil Island.” Again, I was the first diver off the boat. I descended… Logged SCUBA Dive #517 Solo Diving, […]...
Dive Number Six Off The Pacific Star – Eagle Reef
PSD - 10/01/2019 12:45 AM
September 22, 2019 After last night’s dive, there was some debate about where we should dive once we reached Catalina Island. We were suppose to do the back side, something that I have never experienced, but the conditions were reported to be green and crappy. Captain Dave said that he would anchor on the backside […]...
Fifth Dive Off The Pacific Star – Night Diving Sutil Island
PSD - 9/29/2019 5:52 PM
September 21, 2019 I rested in my bunk for an hour or so until I heard the announcement that dinner was ready. I made it to the galley and was greeted by Captain Dave who asked me, “Would you like to try our vegetarian meatloaf?” “What, no I like meat in my meatloaf,” I replied. […]...
Fourth Dive Off The Pacific Star – Sutil Island
PSD - 9/29/2019 3:33 PM
September 21, 2019 I fell asleep on the top deck of the Pacific Star, getting properly baked by the Sun. I woke up after hearing the announcement that the gates were open, and we were free to dive. Even though the last dive was great, I had no inclination to dive at that spot again, […]...
Third Dive Off The Pacific Star At Santa Barbara Island
PSD - 9/27/2019 2:02 AM
September 21, 2019 After great taco lunch, it was time to dive the South East Kelp Forest of Santa Barbara Island. Again, I was the first one off the boat. After taking a quick surface pee in my wet-suit, I submerged. Logged SCUBA Dive #513 Solo Diving, SoCal Buddy Diving South East Kelp Forest, Santa […]...
Second Dive Off The Pacific Star At Santa Barbara Island
PSD - 9/26/2019 6:13 AM
September 21, 2019 It was decided that we would stay at the Rookery for our second dive because of the vicious Sea Lion encounters. Having been a cage fighter in training for several years, I was not scared. During our surface interval, there were some reconnaissance Sea Lions that scouted our activity. Again, I was […]...
First Dive – Santa Barbara Island Off The Pacific Star
PSD - 9/24/2019 1:26 PM
September 21, 2019 I awoke to the boat moving with the engines still on… so I thought. Yes, the boat was moving with the slight swells, and yes, the generator was on, but there we were, anchored off of Santa Barbara Island at a place called “The Rookery.” After a great breakfast of bacon and […]...
Liveaboard Special Deals and Last Minute Discounts Liveaboard Special Deals and Last Minute Discounts
Marlies-Diveoclock - 9/24/2019 6:52 AM
Live on board of a luxurious dive boat while exploring the best dive sites and remote locations you can not reach by day trip. Look no further, the best deals to top of the world dive trips are right here. diveoclock.com/travel/liveaboard/...
Diving Santa Barbara Island! Two Day, Two Night Live Aboard!
PSD - 9/23/2019 7:54 PM
September 20, 2019 It’s time for a vacation. I have been slaving away at my new job, pretty much done liquidating my Father’s estate and am done with a bad business decision. What fit my budget was the super two-night, two-day dive package to Santa Barbara Island, Sutil Island and Catalina Island offered by ECO […]...