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Post-Apocalypse IRS Dive
PSD - 5 days 2 hours ago.
I have been stressing out on my taxes for the last four months, and was working on the last draft of my tax return up until last Wednesday. Somehow, my employer changed my deductions from nine plus $217 to just nine. Also, if you send an inmate pen pal money, she does not qualify to […]...
PADI very distinctive specialties
diver_ralph - 10 days ago.
Padi lists some of the following specialities on their website: padi.com/blog/2013/09/26/padi-distinctive-specialty-courses/ I am interesting in finding the appropriate dive shop whereever it is to see if its worth trying for some of these additional certifications. Anyway, when I search myself online I can’t get a good hit finding the dive shop. Does anyone know where each or any of those distinctive specialites are located (web address) and post them? Thanks for any information you can provide...
Is it ok to pee in the ocean? Is it ok to pee in the ocean?
Greg - 11 days 2 hours ago.
Urine is 95 percent water with sodium and chloride ions. But urine contains something the ocean does not; urea. Urea is a water-soluble organic compound that helps the body rid itself of nitrogen. When urine and ocean water combine, the nitrogen in urea produces ammonium and acts as food for the ocean’s plant life. So go for it, you’re helping to save the ocean!...
Join the Earthday dive
JudiHope - 13 days 19 hours ago.
Besides 'April showers' as the old saying goes, the month of April also brings us a celebration for the entire world to take part in. That special day is Earth Day. It takes place on April 19, 2015......
Easter Dive At Terranea Resort
PSD - 19 days 2 hours ago.
I was determined to get in the water today – I think everybody else was, too. I arrived at Terrenea Resort right at 8 AM to find the regulars already geared, or gearing up. And then I saw Chipper…”Don’t worry, conditions look like they already suck, it doesn’t have anything to do with me and […]...
Quote from Wesley C. Skiles on Extreme Cave Diving Quote from Wesley C. Skiles on Extreme Cave Diving
Greg - 20 days 11 hours ago.
I watched a show on Nova today called Extreme Cave Diving. Wes Skiles was the underwater videographer. I really liked what he said towards the end of the show: "You know I’m not sure how to go on in life if I wasn’t able to go to my church underwater. We go down in these places and we’re cleansed. When we come up from a dive...the pressure, the challenges, the difficulties, the conflicts...they’re gone. We come up from a dive and it is like, you’re reborn."...
Tiran Island sharm elsheikh Tiran Island sharm elsheikh
MagicDiveClub - 21 days 7 hours ago.
Our Boats Daily going to Tiran Island - in entrance of Aqaba Gulf. Escape for a day of relaxation around the protected white sandy Tiran Island Excursion on a boat trip for Snorkeling Enjoy sun bathing on the sun deck, snorkeling at the three different spots on the reef and swim with a variety of different colored fishes, on a fantastic day of fun and sun. Highlights : Spend a day in luxury in the Egyptian sun Sunbathe, swim and snorkel in the beautiful Tiran island & aqaba golf Dive sites Relax...
Cayman loses a dive legend
JudiHope - 22 days 20 hours ago.
Although the year is still young, the diving world has lost two legends so far. Earlier this year, in February, we said a fond farewell to Dr. Eugenie Clark, better known as 'The Shark Lady.' She was a......
Introducing iAir - Scuba Tank Air Fills from Home Introducing iAir - Scuba Tank Air Fills from Home
Greg - 24 days ago.
Are you tired of taking your scuba tanks to your local dive shop for air fills? Introducing iAir by DiveBuddy.com. Using our patented, plug and play, USB air pressure device...you can fill any size scuba tank from the convenience of your own home. There are only 3 steps required to fill your tanks: 1. Plug in the device to any USB port on your computer. 2. Connect the high pressure hose to your scuba tank (DIN and Yoke valves are supported). 3. Open a web browser and go to DiveBuddy.com to pay f...
cocoviewresort Roatan island Honduras cocoviewresort Roatan island Honduras
Mcclaren - 24 days 13 hours ago.
Just returned, from diving vocation, Roatan island Honduras. What amazing underwater life. Reef diving wreck diving reef wall diving anything you wish it there, beautiful diving cite, right in resorts back yard. Highly recommend to my friends, will go back again....
bonne terre mine, Missouri.
Mcclaren - 24 days 13 hours ago.
2dive.com/btm.htm March 7,8, my friend and I dove bonne terre mine Missouri. 5 dives in Underground dive cite. Breathtaking, awesome dive, many things to see. All dives consider night dives, worth every effort and penny. Will dive again...
Diving Gilboa Quarry [video]
kev50 - 27 days 12 hours ago.
In this video, Timothy P. Burch dives with Paolo Barone in Gilboa Quarry. This is a video Tim took late last fall when a gentlemen from Italy, Paolo Barone (Sicilla Diving Center) came to visit Gilboa. The dive was over 80 minutes long. Paolo Is used to diving in the warm waters of the Red Sea. It didn’t take him long to get baptized in Ohio’s greatest cold water quarry. The video is about 30 minutes long with great visability. Watch Tim (yellow drysuit) closely in this video, he propels himself...
Seal Attacks Cameraman
kev50 - 28 days 5 hours ago.
Kudos to the diver in this video — he is extremely patient while being attacked by a seal....
Sailfish Tagging - Scuba Diving in the Blue Sailfish Tagging - Scuba Diving in the Blue
Scubabunnycr - 28 days 8 hours ago.
This past week has been a hectic one but fun. The Billfish research team are back in Quepos/Manuel Antonio with Frenzy Sportfishing, with some tags to put out as part of a study on Sailfish movement around the area. The idea is to answer the inevitable question, where do they go when they are not here? Each year we have progressed with the project and the tagging techniques and data recording has got better, quicker and more efficient. This year, with six tags to put out we started the week with...
Don’t let something as simple as a mask strap ruin your next dive!
SKubaSteve - 29 days 12 hours ago.
Have you ever considered how you would respond if your mask strap broke underwater while you were diving? As SCUBA divers one of the skills that we are taught is to remove and replace a mask underwater and I’ve shared stories about this in earlier posts. Being prepared to handle … Dive in to read more!...
Summersville Lake, "The Little Bahamas of the East!" Summersville Lake, "The Little Bahamas of the East!"
markallen53 - 3/24/2015 7:12 PM
Summersville Lake in Summersville, WV is the cleanest clearest freshwater lake east of the Mississippi River according to "Skin Diver Magazine." The lake has a depth of 300+ feet with visibility during the on-season summer months of June thru September of 20-40+ feet depending upon rainfall. If we get heavy rains, the visibility can drop anywhere from 10 to 15 feet. Surface temperatures vary from 70-78 degrees in June to 80-85+ degrees in July - September. Summersville Lake is an oligotrophic la...
Class 2: Jump In The Pool! Class 2: Jump In The Pool!
kev50 - 3/23/2015 3:41 AM
Sitting on the bench, all ready to go. Sorry it’s not more interesting, my phone isn’t waterproof. My second scuba class was last Thursday, and I’m still coming down from it. It was very exciting, and over really quick. That is the way things turn out when you are having fun. After the standard setup, etc. I was time for snorkel skills. I am not going to lie, I am not a big fan of the snorkel. I suppose part if it has to do with the fact that I’ve wanted to be a scuba diver so long and I’ve had ...
More New FREE Underwater Photography Handbooks
PixelLetch - 3/21/2015 10:53 PM
Five NEW FREE Handbooks join our Basics of Better UW Photography Series and are now in the Optical Ocean Sales Education Resource Center. These downloadable Acrobat files are easy-to-read with lots of photos and illustrations to help you gain basic skills and understanding of their subjects.The first is for those wanting to get their feet "wet" with Underwater Photography. Titled "Choosing an Underwater Camera & Housing", it goes over basic things to look for for on both cameras and housings. Ba...
Freediving and Deaths in Competitions Freediving and Deaths in Competitions
h2oman - 3/20/2015 10:05 AM
Many divers are adventurous souls. We like to eat some fish fillets after our long day on the water, trade some tall tails and plan the next outing. Sometimes we are frustrated when we can’t find anyone to dive with; sometimes we plan an outing and it seems like we have too many people on the boat, or that we invited just 1-2 too many divers. Some of us are very social when it comes to our dive time; we use scuba or freediving as a way to meet people and spend quality time with our friends. At t...
Amazing Women: The Shark Lady Amazing Women: The Shark Lady
tammer - 3/11/2015 9:25 AM
travelswithtam.com/amazing-women-eugenie-clark-the-shark-lady/...