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Can I Dive With....... Can I Dive With.......
diverdown53 - 10 days 19 hours ago.
Reprinted from Scuba Diving::::: Dive doctors and operators have long lowered their own risk by limiting yours when certain medical conditions enter the picture. Asthma? Sorry, no dice … or dives. Ditto for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that increase the odds of something going wrong down below. But the tide is slowly turning. For more than two decades, the Divers Alert Network has compiled information on divers from around the globe, many who continued diving despite disqualifyin...
Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica Open waters and thunder storms...back in Costa Rica
Scubabunnycr - 11 days 10 hours ago.
Pandora when not cuddling on the sofa!So after a hiatus in england for six weeks I am back in the jungle and into rainy season. Hello giant storm this morning that made my house shake. I do kinda like the storms, but, only if I am safely on a sofa or in bed. I have learnt to gage the size of the storm depending on how close Pandora (dog) wants to cuddle up. If she’s happy on the floor, its a mild storm, if she is trying to get on the sofa then we are medium gauge, and for big storms expect a hea...
Scuba Certification: Essential Items for Your First Day in the Water
Diver96 - 12 days 11 hours ago.
Each diving program specifies what a student needs to bring to their course. Some programs (normally resort courses) require students to bring nothing but pen, paper and an open mind. Some agencies require a student to purchase or rent everything from them. If you have any question as to what you need to bring, check with […]...
Dive into the abyss
JudiHope - 13 days 10 hours ago.
By now, the word has spread and dive enthusiasts have made their way down to the Florida Keys to pay a visit to one of the most educational and enlightening attractions in all of South Florida.The History of Diving......
SCUBA Diving in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – June 2014
SKubaSteve - 13 days 11 hours ago.
SCUBA divers know how exciting it is to discover new and exciting creatures on the reef. What’s even better is when a buddy that’s new to diving finds something fun and has the opportunity to share that with you! What’s even better than that is when your wife gets the … Dive in to read more!...
Poo Divers – Diving In Crappy Conditions
PSD - 14 days 11 hours ago.
Thanks to Professional Debriefer Paul for finding this article! In the local diving scene, a “Poo Diver” is someone who SCUBA dives immediately after a storm, before the runoff has had a chance to dissipate. Vice has published an article profiling an Australian Technical Diver, who literally dives in raw sewage. Photo is from the […]...
Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications? Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications?
diverdown53 - 16 days 21 hours ago.
Is the average dive professional really qualified to safeguard — never mind interpret — your personal medical history? By Larry Lozuk Several years ago while managing an IT project at a large health-care provider, I witnessed my team lead being a perfect gentleman. As we returned from lunch, he held the door open for a woman who happened to be walking into the building just as we were. She introduced herself as the facility’s compliance director for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountab...
Save the oceans and expand the marine reserves
JudiHope - 19 days 9 hours ago.
What began as a plea has now turned into a monumental marine movement. Conservation of our oceans is one of the major concerns and steps are currently underway to end commercial fishing in the Phoenix Islands Protection Area which is......
Which Scuba Certifying Agency Should I Use?
Diver96 - 19 days 21 hours ago.
As long as there has been more than one agency providing scuba instruction and awarding certification cards (C-Cards), this debate has raged. Making the decision was a lot easier when the US Navy was the only game in town. Like many things, the answer to this question depends… There are dozens of certifying agencies. The […]...
Diving Terranea Resort: Is The Visibility Curse Gone?
PSD - 22 days 5 hours ago.
I posted on Divevets.com that I was showing up to dive and bringing my ghetto grill and some Korean cuisine. That’s usually enough to pack the house, however with persistent rumors of lingering crappy vis, a swell model that would freak out the most hard core surfer and predictions of an approaching storm, only three […]...
Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill
diverdown53 - 23 days 2 hours ago.
BadDiversTV is behind Bill Hill now but his love for scuba remains and two new passions music and promoting causes have been added. When a funding deal fell through for BadDiverBill’s Quest, which was to find the most interesting DIVE sites, Dive buddies and DIVE bars, Hill’s pseudonym of BadDiverBill was set aside, along with his trademark "adult beverages," hat and sunglasses. They’re gone, but not forgotten. If the opportunity arose, says Bill, "BadDiverBill would don his hat and sunglasses a...
Divers support Stingray City protection
JudiHope - 27 days 8 hours ago.
If you are searching for a year-round destination with plenty of satisfying surf and succulent sunrises finished off with unsurpassed sunsets, there is no better island to visit than the Cayman Islands.Grand Cayman is a diver's......
Move over for Martin County reefs
JudiHope - 8/01/2014 7:42 PM
There are so many remarkable locations to dive in and around Florida. At the same time, saving coral reefs is a #1 priority so that every time a diver makes a descent to the ocean floor, they quickly become mesmerized......
Episode 004 – Discussion on Dive Knives | Divecast | Podcast
SKubaSteve - 8/01/2014 3:56 AM
Do you dive with a knife? In this episode I discuss the reasons for diving with a knife. In the tip of the week I offer some considerations about where to mount your dive knife. The Gear Junkie’s Garage is looking forward to a new product from Aqwary call the … Dive in to read more!...
Bad News South of the Border… Good News For Scuba Divers?
Diver96 - 7/30/2014 4:31 PM
A near empty dive charter departs the pier in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News of trouble south of the boarder has hurt Mexico’s resorts and dive operators as tourists have decided to go elsewhere. Bad news can provide opportunities for those not put off by the press our southern neighbor has been receiving. If you are looking for […]...
Dive Report: Flat Ocean, Crappy Visibility, a UFO and Lightening
PSD - 7/29/2014 12:25 AM
July 27, 2014 I arrived at Terranea right at 8 AM. The weather was strange – 82 degrees, humid and overcast; the weatherman forecast a 20% chance of thunderstorms. But, the ocean was flat, and flat conditions usually mean good visibility. I met Reverend Al walking back from a swell check. “It’s flat, but Chipper […]...
SCUBA Diving on the Go!
SKubaSteve - 7/25/2014 5:48 AM
In this episode of the Under Pressure Divecast I’m going to talk a little about traveling and SCUBA diving. What do you take? What are some of the considerations we have as traveling divers? Note: Yes… it appears that I’m not as focused as I should be here. Ooops! Tip … Dive in to read more!...
The Five Links Every Diver Should Bookmark
Diver96 - 7/23/2014 4:01 PM
If you are like me, you are always looking for resources to help you plan your next dive. The Divers Reference page has been updated with several planning tools that divers can utilize in planning their next dive. I have also included Five Links to Sites that every diver should bookmark. The Diver’s Resource page provides tools and links to […]...
Diving The Ruby E Wreck
PSD - 7/17/2014 12:44 AM
July 12, 2014 Back on the boat from my first dive, I took off my BCD and sat down. I started to get a little sick – like dizzy – and it felt like my dry suit was constricting. Then I figured out, yes, my dry suit is constricting because the release valve is open […]...
The Key to Successfully Buying Used SCUBA Tanks
Diver96 - 7/16/2014 4:00 PM
The time eventually comes when every serious diver decides to get their own tanks. Tanks are usually the last item on the list for a diver to purchase. They are expensive to buy new and used ones can have their own problems (more on that shortly). It’s hard to beat having a couple tanks out […]...