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Volunteer tourism in Ecuador! Volunteer tourism in Ecuador!
tammer - 5 days 22 hours ago.
t.co/ao4h8syVt4 Check it out at Travels with Tam!...
TRAVELING WITH YOUR SCUBA GEAR – THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF TAKING YOUR OWN SCUBA GEAR WHEN TRAVELING
Diver96 - 7 days 11 hours ago.
By Kris Mifsud – When you are about to embark on a scuba diving vacation, one of the first things that you should plan is whether you will be renting or taking your own equipment. This guide on scuba diving travel contains tips to assist you when you are embarking on your scuba vacation. Whether you […]...
Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles Preparation For Night Lobster Diving Shores Of Los Angeles
hcdiveteambrian - 7 days 17 hours ago.
First of all are we thinking “Bugs, Lobsters?” Many will say YES!! heading for the pot! Without a second thought, gear is always ready right? It’s the timing of the moment that comes around at precisely 12:01AM Saturday Morning after working all day Friday a piece of gear breaks or doesn’t work. Personal gear planning takes on now a different nature of what’s at stake, cost of lobster license, and the chance to get an opening night bug. Roarrrrrrrrr! Extra Rope if t...
6 Things to Love About Duct Tape in Your SCUBA Kit
SKubaSteve - 21 days 7 hours ago.
Duct tape is handy to have in the garage, the laundry room, in your office desk or even your sock drawer but did you know that white duct tape can be a valuable addition to your SCUBA diving kit? Here are six reasons to throw a roll of duct tape … Dive in to read more!...
Under Pressurize: Your Dive Travel – eBook
SKubaSteve - 25 days 18 hours ago.
Hi dive Buddies, So, I did a limited release of a new eBook that I’m working on to get feedback from other divers. This short eBook is designed to help recreational SCUBA divers get ready for a dive trip. It includes things to look for as you get your gear … Dive in to read more!...
Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ? Scuba Diving is not for everyone - How do you recognize that and work with your students ?
Scubabunnycr - 26 days 15 hours ago.
Hurdles to cross as an instructor teaching open waterI have mentioned this in the past, that as a scuba instructor its not all about the diving, and this was clearly proved over my last class. Counsellor would fall into the role here. Over the past weekend I was working with a group of 15 open water students. Now those of you that know me, are aware of the fact that I don’t normally teach too many open water classes now. The new instructors in the dive center very kindly do that, allowing me to ...
Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks
diverdown53 - 26 days 18 hours ago.
Adventure channels and tourism channels show glorious breathtaking visuals of blue skies and crystal clear water and people scuba diving among the fishes. The question that arises is whether we are safe, amongst a vast variety of underwater life, some of which can be extremely dangerous and in territory that is alien to humans, we are not born to swim and we cannot breathe underwater, can we? The simple answer is yes and no. It is similar to mountaineering. When Edmund Hillary was asked whether ...
How Essential are Dive Computers: Would YOU Dive Without One?
Diver96 - 8/28/2014 4:00 PM
How essential is a dive computer? When I became certified my instructor stated that all you need was a watch and that computer, “between your ears”. I still agree with this sentiment. I will also say that the deeper and more technical your dive, the more essential a dive computer can be. My computer is nice to have, […]...
Can I Dive With....... Can I Dive With.......
diverdown53 - 8/22/2014 4:43 PM
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 - 8/22/2014 1:52 AM
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 - 8/21/2014 12:43 AM
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 - 8/20/2014 1:52 AM
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 - 8/20/2014 12:25 AM
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 - 8/19/2014 12:14 AM
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 - 8/16/2014 2:33 PM
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 - 8/14/2014 2:21 AM
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 - 8/13/2014 2:32 PM
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 - 8/11/2014 6:25 AM
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 - 8/10/2014 9:17 AM
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 - 8/06/2014 3:10 AM
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......