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    Cayman Brac 2014 - The Final Dive

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH3OgwAfGgI

    Continuing with the final dive trip I will ever do, this is footage that has been in my files since that trip in 2014. It has been untouched until now,...
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    Only wish that I could. Been out of the water and...

    Only wish that I could. Been out of the water and unable to dive since 2014, when I had a stroke that has left me partially paralyzed. Chances are I will never be able to dive again
  3. You Say It's July, But You Want To Dive Cold?

    Yes, we know. There are a lot of warm water wusses out there.


    But there are some that don't really want to put away their cold water dive gear. For them the following is written:

    THE BEST ICY...
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    Two things to consider based on your post: you...

    Two things to consider based on your post: you have limited time frame, and you must be back in time for the ship sailing.


    While Cozumel has a number of dive operations, those two parameters...
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    For the Love of Sharks

    If you want to take your fascination with sharks to the next level, you'll want to know about this.


    Read more at

    WANT TO KNOW THE SHARKS THAT HANG OUT AT YOUR FAVORITE DIVE SITES? START...
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    Please tell Kamala and the rest PlatypusMan said...

    Please tell Kamala and the rest PlatypusMan said hello.
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    Curious if she will be rechristened, or keep the...

    Curious if she will be rechristened, or keep the name. My money says they'll rename her in order to distance her from her liveaboard past.
  8. If you're having trouble with the first link, try...

    If you're having trouble with the first link, try the second to a different source.

    While you CAN read the original article if you come from Google News, paywalls may get in your way elsewhere.
  9. Climate change: tropical heatwave wipes out ocean forests off WA

    This terribly sad for me, as the diving off Western Australia is near and dear to me. It's the part of the world where I got my Scuba Instructor certification, and have many fond memories of the...
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    Sonny couldn't afford it either; I think the show...

    Sonny couldn't afford it either; I think the show established that it was an asset forfeiture under the still relatively new RICCO laws.
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    Is this a real dive?

    https://www.facebook.com/waterstuff.org/videos/1095168773852959/

    https://www.facebook.com/waterstuff.org/videos/1095168773852959/
  12. Ever thought about a personal shark week?

    Sharks.

    ..or maybe you think of it as "SHAAAAARRRRKKKKKSSSS!"

    Divers respect them, the general public is fascinated by them, and some are terrified of them. Most of all, we want to see them...
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    M/V Spree has been sold.

    Many of you on the board have fond memories of trips taken aboard the M/V Spree over the years.


    That's going to have to be what sustains you now. The vessel has been sold, and all charters have...
  14. Coral! Coral everywhere--and you should be seeing it as a diver!

    Divers tend to go some really amazing places. The most common in the ocean involve the living systems that comprise reefs and the variety of life they support.


    There are so many places to go and...
  15. Helium found in Africa--more available for mixed gas diving soon?

    Looks like there may be hope for us yet. New reserves have been discovered in Africa.

    You can read the details HERE.
  16. APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

    The story out of San Francisco can be read HERE.
  17. Thread: Plaque

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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    The name is Diver...SCUBA Diver..

    Bond fantasies come in many shapes and sizes.

    For most, the common one comes in the shape of a car.

    Now that dream can come to life in the real world, and also underwater. Find out more at the...
  19. Indonesia calling to you, but you're not sure?

    Why not glance at this brief overview, so you too can be

    GETTING TO KNOW INDONESIA
  20. Coral reef census promises insight for the future

    Quite a bit of effort and time will be going into a coral reef census to try and get a handle on what continues to happen in our oceans.

    You can read the LA Times article for the details at THIS...
  21. Can you get away from concrete and dive? Yes!

    You're trapped in the city, and you're a diver.

    What to do? How do you cope with that longing for underwater experiences?

    Check out this blog entry for ideas:

    Urban Dive Sites
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    So you want to be a Dive Pro?

    There are so many ways to find yourself underwater for pay. This Blog entry touches a bit on some of them--and some of the possibilities you probably never considered!

    Take a gander to help answer...
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    Now who could forget snagel? In fact, I defy...

    Now who could forget snagel? In fact, I defy anyone to forget snagel!

    :smiley36:
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    Can You See Me Now? Can You???

    When divers get together and talk about sites, there's always one question that rears it's head.

    "What's the viz like?"

    It can be beautiful topside, warm, and fantastic in every other way, but...
  25. Airbus is sunk off Turkey to become artificial reef

    Hundreds of spectators cheer as A300 jet is lowered off resort of Kuşadası on Aegean coast to attract more diving tourists.


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