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Post-Apocalypse IRS Dive
PSD - 8 days 4 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 […]...
Join the Earthday dive
JudiHope - 16 days 21 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 - 22 days 4 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 […]...
Cayman loses a dive legend
JudiHope - 25 days 22 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......
Diving Gilboa Quarry [video]
kev50 - 3/28/2015 8:47 PM
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 - 3/28/2015 3:18 AM
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 - 3/28/2015 12:07 AM
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 - 3/26/2015 8:22 PM
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!...
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...
Amazing Women: The Shark Lady Amazing Women: The Shark Lady
tammer - 3/11/2015 9:25 AM
A wild celebration with Wild Dolphin Project
JudiHope - 3/06/2015 3:49 AM
One of the most free-loving creatures to call the ocean their home is the dolphin. This inquisitive mammal is closely watched because of its exceptional intelligence and its eagerness to interact with humans.This winter, the South Florida diving......
The Second Retro-Macho Dive
PSD - 2/24/2015 7:11 AM
February 21, 2015 Having successfully tested Joe’s retro equipment, and setting the depth record for the regulator at 74 feet, it was now his turn for the dive. I needed to get back into my truck to get my own gear. I wish I had my keys in easier access, because I now had to […]...
Retro-Dive Saturday! Diving With Gear From The Late 1950s!
PSD - 2/22/2015 2:59 AM
Inspired by the TV Show Sea Hunt and a recent article by guest author John Ratliff, I was invited to do an old school double hose regulator dive by world famous diver Joe R. Having offended everyone on my last dive because my wetsuit no longer had an ass to it, Dan from Divevets donated […]...
Maui Jim gets ready to host first annual OceanFest
JudiHope - 2/20/2015 4:06 AM
Wouldn't it be amazing to pack your bags and head to Ka’anapali Beach this coming June to attend the very first annual Maui Jim OceanFest?Just announced on February 19, 2015, Maui Jim Sunglasses invites ocean......
What I love about the ocean
JudiHope - 2/15/2015 12:46 AM
Valentine's Day is all about spreading the love, and, Project Aware is ready to shout out that love to the entire world, devoting themselves to a deep and abiding love for our oceans.In the weeks leading up......
Close Encounter with a Great White Shark Close Encounter with a Great White Shark
tammer - 2/05/2015 10:14 AM
#TBT Throwback Thursday!!!
How to Prepare for Your First SCUBA Dive How to Prepare for Your First SCUBA Dive
diverdown53 - 2/04/2015 2:59 PM
You’ve got your Scuba certification, you’ve got your Scuba gear, and now you’re itching to go on your first Scuba dive. And sure, the certification process reviewed all the basics, but there are still other practicalities that an informed diver should know. This article will outline the methods and precautions observed by safe divers around the world. Attraction - There are many sights under the water including coral reefs, shipwrecks, caves, and any assortment of plants and animals. Coral reefs...
Super Bowl Day Dive On The Elli And Ellen Oil Rigs
PSD - 2/02/2015 6:33 PM
February 1, 2015 We slowly motored from the Eureka to the Elli and Ellen oil rigs; we all needed at least an hour to off gas from the previous dive. Elli and Ellen are connected by a bridge. No, I don’t know which one is Elli and which one is Ellen, but we only dove […]...
Super Bowl Dive At The Eureka Oil Rig
PSD - 2/02/2015 4:32 PM
February 1, 2015 Once again, it’s time for my yearly Super Bowl Dive on the Oil Rigs – the boat leaves at 7 AM and returns a little after noon, so you can catch the game. It was an extremely light boat, with only 11 divers on board; participants included Mike C. and his hot […]...