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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 ...
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...
British Columbia New Reef YOGN-82
scubadivingnomad - 10/29/2018 8:29 PM
I think this ship will be the catalysis I will need to become a dry suit diver or at least get a heavy wet suit. I have written about this class of ship before. One of them is at Subic Bay yogn_pr_jun18_rev4 The post British Columbia New Reef YOGN-82 appeared first on The Scuba Diving Nomad....
Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews. Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews.
scubadivingnomad - 9/21/2018 5:26 AM
Surface Interval; Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews.Scuba diving in Puerto Galera Photograph by Charles Davis As a writer that specializes in Scuba Diving and Scuba related travel, I spend a great deal of time looking at websites. Recently, Surface Interval (surfaceinterval.co) has announced they are now launching their new website. Surface Interval is looking to create a site that highlights Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews. Scuba divers can leave reviews of the dive centers they have used. Surface ...
Erie Canal Erie Canal
scubadivingnomad - 7/15/2017 8:51 PM
This week marked the 200 anniversary of the Erie Canal. Growing up the “barge” canal was just a few miles away. The “barge” canal was built a hundred years later that rerouted certain sections of the Erie canal and improved the original. The Eire Canal was the first “superhighway” of the United States. It had a huge impact not only on the western New York but was instrumental in westward expansion. Found on Wikipedia we learn this about the Erie Canal: “First proposed in the 1780s, then re-propo...
Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spa
scubadivingnomad - 2/20/2017 7:16 PM
Book cover The Spanish had the Philippines as a colony for over 500 years. Originally ruled from Spanish Mexico, it has a blend of cultures not seen elsewhere in Asia. Today, the Philippines is a predominate Catholic country. Over 80% of the people are Catholic with another more than 10% other christian faiths. This can be seen in the week long Holy Week celebrations, the observance of All Hallows Day and the 3 month long lead up to Christmas. This small selection of churches located in the Prov...
Churches of Pampanga Philippines Churches of Pampanga Philippines
scubadivingnomad - 12/04/2016 8:27 AM
St James the Apostle Church: Betis, Guagua Pampanga This church is considered one of the finest remaining example of a Colonial Spanish Church. The details in the ceiling paintings and the quality of the carvings behind the alter attracted the devoted and art lovers alike. Churches of Pampanga PhilippinesFrom the late 1500’s to 1898, the Philippines were a colony of Spain. The Spanish’s mandate from the Pope was to find new lands and convert the heathens to Christianity. At the time,...
The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes The Writer No Blogs The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes The Writer No Blogs
scubadivingnomad - 11/21/2016 10:06 PM
As a writer, This point came home to me as I visited different exhibitors at the DEMA show last week. DEMA is the Dive Equipment Manufacturers Association. Each year they have an annual convention and a trade show. It attracts thousands upon thousands of individuals and companies from around the world. It is not a consumer show, but one that is meant to bring together professionals in the industry. I was there with a media pass and as I talked to different people in the industry I realized that ...
Galapagos Island Liveaboards
scubadivingnomad - 10/30/2016 3:15 AM
Galapagos Islands is one of the best remote liveaboard destinations in the world. While there are some resorts they are mostly located in the central islands, those around San Cristobal Island. While the diving there is very good and offers some the thrills offered by the liveaboard, they cannot meet the intensity of the trips to the northern islands. The island chain has two airports one on Baltra island and one on San Cristobal Island. It is important to insure what island your liveaboard is l...
Why Indonesia Should be on your Scuba diving Liveaboard Bucket list
scubadivingnomad - 8/15/2016 12:39 PM
Why Indonesia Should be on your Scuba diving Liveaboard Bucket list To many people including divers, Indonesia is a bit of a mystery. Sure they might know something of Bali or the Komodo dragons but most likely not much more. There is so much more to diving Indonesia. Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world. It straddles the equator and extends 5,120 kilometers (3,181 mi) from east to west and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) from north to south. Not only is the distance great, the...
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination
scubadivingnomad - 6/15/2016 3:43 AM
Great Barrier Reef Still a Great Liveaboard Dive Destination Recently we have seen a great deal of negative press about the Great Barrier Reef and diving there. We have heard of a rare unprovoked shark attack on a scuba diver, the first one world-wide in years. We have heard that the Australian government pressured the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to exclude the Great Barrier Reef from their climate change report. Coral bleaching has hit the Great Bar...
Dive Season is Coming
scubadivingnomad - 5/31/2016 8:36 PM
Bismark II is one of the dive sites used on the Tuesday and Thursday night dives photo by RU4scuba I am looking forward to the next week. It represents the opening of the local dive season in Upstate New York, and I can tell you it is not a day too soon for me. The visit back to home has been one of many changes and one of the largest is that diving is not just around the corner. I am looking forward to the local diving, but in some ways I feel like a novice diver again. Low visibility is nothin...
Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary.
scubadivingnomad - 5/03/2016 4:28 AM
Galápagos Islands adds Protection for Marine Sanctuary. The Galápagos Islands has long been a favorite destination for scuba divers. The liveaboard trip to the far north of the island chain to the remote islands of Darwin and Wolf is the trip for shark lovers. These islands have the highest biomass of sharks in the world. However, while high recent studies have shown that the number is getting smaller. A major contribution to that is illegal fishing. This recent study reinforced an plan already ...
Komodo National Park Komodo National Park
scubadivingnomad - 4/20/2016 3:43 AM
Komodo National Park (KNP)Located in a very remote portion of the Indonesian islands is a place that seems mythical, a place forgotten by time and controlled by dragons. The island of Komodo is the only home of the 10 foot (3 meter) long Komodo dragon. The island has about 2,000 people living on it with a mostly traditional lifestyle. Numerous small islands and three larger islands, Rinca, Komodo and Padar, make up the park that was established to protect the dragons. That protection has been ex...
Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations
scubadivingnomad - 4/06/2016 2:04 AM
Philippine Liveaboards Expand Destinations. In the recent past, the Philippine Liveaboard Dive industry was limited to 3 months of diving the Tubbataha reef. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a 97,030-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Palawan, the westernmost Philippine province. It is located 150km southeast of Puerto Princesa City, at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity. Situated in the middle of the Sulu Sea, the dive season is only three months. Other...
Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related
scubadivingnomad - 3/06/2016 4:14 PM
Recent Freelance Writing Scuba Diving Related PublicationsFreelance writing covers a broad range of skills. This is the first in a series of articles in which I will highlight some of the material that is appearing on the web. Item that are written as a ghostwriter may or maynot appear depending on the terms of the assignments Recent articles with Charles W Davis Jr. or Scuba Diving Nomad Byline.San Quintin Previously S/S Andes Cunard Lines Dive Advisor featured my write up on the San Quintin in...
Maldives – A Great Alternative to your Canceled Red Sea Dive Trip Maldives – A Great Alternative to your Canceled Red Sea Dive Trip
scubadivingnomad - 3/04/2016 9:25 AM
Maldives – A Great Alternative to your Canceled Red Sea Dive TripIn case you have not been following the news, The Cario Post has published a story on the current state of the dive industry in Egypt,70% of the dive centers in Egypt have closed. Following the crash of a Russian Airlines last October, Russia banned flights for its airlines to Egypt. They believe the crash was caused by a bomb. London expressed the same and posted a travel warning. Most of Europe followed. While it is the low seaso...
Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay
scubadivingnomad - 2/06/2016 12:03 PM
A Concrete ship of the same class as YON-146 The Concrete Ship Wreck of Subic Bay YON-146World War II saw many interesting ship building activities, Concrete Ship building being one of them. Since the large ship yards were turning out capital ships, the corn field ship yards created the LST. These ships yards got that nick name because many of them had been farms before the war. Far inland, they used the nations waterways to get the ships to the coast. All this ship building put a strain on the ...
Why I love Diving Subic Bay Philippines Why I love Diving Subic Bay Philippines
scubadivingnomad - 1/28/2016 9:40 AM
Why I love Diving Subic Bay Philippines I have been a scuba diver for about 18 years and for around 11 of those years, I have been living in Olongapo on the shores of Subic Bay Philippines. While I will admit it is not the best dive destination in the world, it is a outstanding place to come dive. Let me get out the negatives first, the visibility is not that great. It is however, good enough to explore the wrecks. The natural reefs are there but not heavily covered in coral. The biggest draw fo...
Hey it is 2016 Hey it is 2016
scubadivingnomad - 1/13/2016 12:17 PM
Aqwary Dive UpdateWOW, can you believe that 4% of 2016 is gone already? Like everyone, I made New Year’s Resolutions, well no mine are goals. A few are writing related. Looking over my writing for the last year, I saw a few shocking items. I wrote 4 ebooks but they were all ghost written. My own lifestyle book only had one new chapter completed. Only a few articles that I wrote are with my byline. So in 2016, I will “hire” myself to write. I will add me into my work schedule. A couple are ...