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The Second Retro-Macho Dive
PSD - 10 days 14 hours ago.
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 - 12 days 18 hours ago.
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 - 14 days 17 hours ago.
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 - 19 days 20 hours ago.
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 - 29 days 11 hours ago.
#TBT Throwback Thursday!!! travelswithtam.com/?p=1139...
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 […]...
Getting to Know 8 Online SCUBA Diving Communities
SKubaSteve - 1/29/2015 7:53 PM
How do you get your SCUBA on between dive trips? Since many divers look forward to diving on specific dive vacations or the occasional weekend, staying in touch with the sport during our ‘dry spells’ can help us stay current as well as sate our hunger for diving between trips. Doing that … Dive in to read more!...
I can tackle the world when I can Scuba dive ..... I can tackle the world when I can Scuba dive .....
Scubabunnycr - 1/28/2015 2:35 AM
Scuba diving means many different things to many different people. As someone who has been scuba diving for years, I still use it as an escape, a free moment and so much more. Having recently lost my loyal companion of over 8 years I was, to put it mildly, pretty distressed. Things happen in life that you have to face and deal with and some of them can be incredibly difficult to the point of gut wrenching. I have only cried twice underwater and this was one of those moments. When I am scuba divi...
Second Lobster Dive Of The Night
PSD - 1/27/2015 5:46 AM
January 24, 2015 The swells had been pounding the coast, so nobody wanted to dive the breakwater, and there was little enthusiasm to dive anywhere else. We had an hour and a half of off gassing to figure out where our second dive would be. I had to take the neck seal on my dry […]...
First Lobster Dive Of The Year
PSD - 1/26/2015 3:35 AM
January 24, 2015 Two weeks ago at this secret spot, the lobsters were so plentiful, divers were limiting on their first dive within ten minutes. I grabbed a spot on the Island Diver for a scheduled Saturday night deep lobster dive. Kathy M. was the Dive Master; Donna The Hot Biker Chick, Famous Polish Diver […]...
Every shark scientist knows "Doc Gruber" - but what do we, the general public, really know about him Every shark scientist knows "Doc Gruber" - but what do we, the general public, really know about him
OceanicDreams - 1/11/2015 4:08 AM
Not much probably, other than some basic facts of his achievements as one of the most, if not the most prominent and illustrious shark science pioneer he has been during the last half century. The "Doc" is now retired, a professor emeritus of the University of Miami, but he is still going strong, academically and otherwise, continuing his research with graduate students in his Shark Lab in Bimini. He does his job energetically and with all the enthusiasm of a curious and adventurous youngster. F...
Some of you may have seen the Helson Shark Diver Watch before - in Surgical Steel. Some of you may have seen the Helson Shark Diver Watch before - in Surgical Steel.
OceanicDreams - 1/04/2015 5:38 PM
Now Helson came out with some incredibly attractive models in bronze (left on the above image). To me, they don’t look like regular watches anymore - they look like submarine instruments, and their appearance is reminiscent of hard hat diving helmets which means a lot to me: It’s helmet divers back in the mid-forties that ignited my lifelong passion for the underwater world. Thus, apart from being extremely tough, masculinely heavy and dependable pieces of horology engineering at its best, just ...
A water-oriented park for all seasons
JudiHope - 12/30/2014 4:07 AM
On a day when the sun is shining or peeking out from behind the clouds, one of the best water-oriented outings in Florida has to be a visit to Blue Spring State Park.The park is located towards the......
The Cayman Islands lead the dive industry
JudiHope - 12/21/2014 3:43 AM
This has been a most successful second half of 2014 for the Caribbean paradise known as the Cayman Islands.It started off with famed photographer of Ocean Frontiers, Lois Hatcher, undertaking the lead in a task force of volunteers, all......
Funding Needed: Sea Wolf Mk5 Double Hose DHR Diving Regulator
PSD - 12/19/2014 9:42 PM
By Michael Story Mossback Enterprize/Sea Wolf Regulator Guest Author Recently I was asked why develop and produce a new double hose regulator when almost every diver uses a single hose. Well, I will try to answer that. It would be tough to try and beat a single hose regulator on performance, but I’ve done that […]...
Transformation as a PADI scuba Instructor, Good luck with the IE Transformation as a PADI scuba Instructor, Good luck with the IE
Scubabunnycr - 12/13/2014 11:16 PM
Yes, I am stressed right now but I am dealing with it the only way I know how at an PADI IE, with a glass of wine and escaping to a quiet corner. It is crunch time with the theory and standards exams right now and the part when I feel the most useless. Why you ask, because it is the part that I really can’t do much to help you. Now matter how much we review and revise physics or physiology, if you go into a melt down as soon as an exam is put in front of you, the same will happen. My job at this...
Winters Here, Time to Plan a Dive Getaway!
Diver96 - 12/09/2014 11:21 AM
DGG- Winter is here. For most of us in the mid- Atlantic region (with the exception of a few hearty oyster divers out the frigid Chesapeake) the dive season is over until warmer water returns in the spring. I like to think that winter is prime time for dive travel. The best way to have a […]...
Fun and fitness in the water
JudiHope - 12/07/2014 2:44 PM
Just because it is winter in many parts of the nation doesn't mean that you should put away your swimsuits. Local gyms, family Y's, community pools in warmer winter locales, all encourage water aerobics as a......