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Topics of interest to dive shop owners, scuba diving instructors and dive professionals. Scuba diving marketing. Dive shop management. Selling scuba gear and courses. http://businessofdiving.com
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Scuba News: Divers Direct acquires Ocean Divers, a PADI CDC and a Fleet of Dive Charters in Key Largo, Florida Keys

Scuba News: Divers Direct acquires Ocean Divers, a PADI CDC and a Fleet of Dive Charters in Key Largo, Florida Keys | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
KEY LARGO, Florida, USA (March 30, 2015) – Holiday Diver, Inc. (HDI), the parent company of Divers Direct is proud to announce they have reached an agreement to acquire Ocean Divers in Key Largo, Upper Florida Keys., , , , Ocean Divers operates the largest fleet of dive charters in Florida from their own dock and facilities near Divers Direct’s large dive store in Key Largo . Ocean Divers also operates a PADI Career Development Center, training scuba diving instructors for recreational and t...
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Tributes flood in for 'father of diving' - Cayman Islands #scuba

Tributes flood in for 'father of diving' - Cayman Islands #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Dive flags at Lobster Pot, the original home of Bob Soto’s Diving, and other dive operations were flying at half-staff this week as tributes poured in for the man dubbed a Cayman legend.
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Scuba diving pioneer Bob Soto passes at 88 - Cayman Islands #scuba

Scuba diving pioneer Bob Soto passes at 88 - Cayman Islands #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Bob Soto, one of the founders of recreational scuba diving and described as a Cayman Islands legend, died Tuesday afternoon. He was 88.
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DEMA Show Honored as One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Shows!

DEMA Show Honored as One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Shows! | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is an annual forum where show managers of both small and large shows can particpate in a solid schedule of educational sessions, an award ceremony saluting the leaders of the fastest-growing trade shows worldwide and other high-level networking events and surprises.
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Anglers & scuba divers at odds over access to artificial reefs in Australia! #scubadiving #fishing

Anglers & scuba divers at odds over access to artificial reefs in Australia! #scubadiving #fishing | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
SCUBA diving charter operators have been "advised" not to dive at the artificial reef off Sydney..
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It goes to court: An underwater fight over aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii | #scuba #oceans

It goes to court: An underwater fight over aquarium fish collecting in Hawaii | #scuba #oceans | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
By Karin Stanton KONA, Hawaii, Sept 2 (Reuters) - A Hawaii man who collects tropical fish for aquariums pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a criminal charge stemming from an unusual underwater scuffle in which he is accused of ripping...
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:52 AM

The attacker's argument is ridiculous!  He claims to feel threatened and that is why he ripped the other diver's reg out of her mouth because the other divers were 'blocking' his way up.  We've seen the video many times and at no point does it appear that he was trying to exit the water.  RIDICULOUS!

 

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Ever thought of Nevada as a scuba diving destination? Meet Lake Mead!

Ever thought of Nevada as a scuba diving destination? Meet Lake Mead! | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
If you want to see up close the colorful fish of the Caribbean or examine the wreckage of a sunken World War II vessel, you start by getting certified for scuba diving. And when you do that in Nevada, you might just find one of the great scuba diving spots ...
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 18, 2014 9:41 AM

For those who don't mind diving in cold waters, this is great!

Scuba Happy's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:52 PM

Sounds nice.

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"Losing business" - When your dive shop becomes a business exemple of poor service...

"Losing business" - When your dive shop becomes a business exemple of poor service... | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
I RECALL a recent visit to a dive store to buy some scuba diving equipment. As I entered, I saw a foreigner standing at the counter waiting to be attended to. He caught my eye and proceeded to tell me what a great store it was. If spare parts or specialized diving equipment were required, he said the store could obtain such items.
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Who really invented the wetsuit for scuba diving and other water sports?

Who really invented the wetsuit for scuba diving and other water sports? | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
What the atomic bomb and scuba diving have in common, sort of.
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Scuba Show in Long Beach: This Weekend June 7-8, 2014 | #scuba

Scuba Show in Long Beach: This Weekend June 7-8, 2014 | #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Scuba diving has created a new kind of world traveler — one who goes both above and below the sea level.
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Mark Young "said the show targets people specifically who have not necessarily dived before." What do you think? 

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AERIS Merges With Oceanic - AUP | #scuba #scubagear

AERIS Merges With Oceanic - AUP | #scuba #scubagear | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it

"Effective September 1st, 2014, these lines will be combined and sold exclusively under the Oceanic brand."

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Scuba Happy's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:55 PM

Another merge,, thing are changing.

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DEMA Strategy Session Follow-Up & Reaching Out Award Recipients: Next Week at the DEMA Board Meeting | #scuba

DEMA Strategy Session Follow-Up & Reaching Out Award Recipients: Next Week at the DEMA Board Meeting | #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it

"DEMA’s Board of Directors will meet on June 4th and 5th to  follow up on April’s Strategy Session and to continue discussing how DEMA can provide more value for the Industry,  increase opportunities for collaboration, and help the Industry thrive.  Topics for discussion will also include Reaching Out Award nominations, continuing customer research and plans for DEMA Show 2014."


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Touching corals: Punishable by law (Philippines) #scuba #oceans

Touching corals: Punishable by law (Philippines) #scuba #oceans | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it

"Scuba divers were warned yesterday by the provincial chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Negros Oriental that poking and/or touching corals is punishable by law."

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World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific #oceans #scuba

World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve Created in Pacific #oceans #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
The area around the Pitcairn Islands is one of the most pristine places on Earth.
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Our Florida Reefs Mapping Tools - Participate in the survey! #scuba #snorkeling

Our Florida Reefs Mapping Tools - Participate in the survey! #scuba #snorkeling | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Our Florida Reefs is a community planning process of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) to develop recommendations for coral reef management options in southeast Florida.
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Florida: Bay County has a decompression chamber but denies treatment to #scuba divers!

Florida: Bay County has a decompression chamber but denies treatment to #scuba divers! | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
A local woman, who suffered an illness common to scuba diving, is hoping the local medical community will reconsider it's current practices.
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DEMA Legislative Alert and Opinion Poll – Goliath Grouper in Florida | #scuba #oceans

"Given the continued scientific uncertainty regarding the recovery of goliath grouper populations, DEMA favors the continuation of the current moratorium on harvest of this species, as we have since 2011.  However, we do believe it is important to capture the opinions of all diving stakeholders on this issue."

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DUI Acquires OMS

DUI Acquires OMS | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it

"DUI, along with their European partners, BtS Europa AG and CCR Sp. Z o.o. has acquired Ocean Management Systems (OMS): a maker of high quality technically-oriented dive equipment."

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Scuba Happy's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:53 PM

This should be interesting. What do you think?

Jean Pierre Vincent's curator insight, March 20, 1:17 PM

Interesting to know

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“Pearl of Dubai” Atlantis-Themed Underwater Theme Park Announced | #oceans #scuba

“Pearl of Dubai” Atlantis-Themed Underwater Theme Park Announced | #oceans #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Reef Worlds underwater tourism design company has recently completed designing a completely revolutionary five acre tourism site that will allow select waterfront resort development partners the ability to create new habitat in the Gulf one iconic tourism site at a time.
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Scuba Happy's curator insight, January 16, 1:48 PM

Sounds like fun to me.

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Now available: Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings | #scuba #scubadiving

Now available: Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings | #scuba #scubadiving | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Today's research forms tomorrow's standards. DAN Research plays an important role in gaining understanding of diving issues and, in turn, shaping dive safety guidelines to make the sport safer for everyone.
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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 30, 2014 4:15 AM

This Rebreather is for me.

Scuba Happy's curator insight, December 27, 2014 8:58 PM

This Sport is going to get even more safe with this kind of outstanding research.

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Mining company attacks foreign #scuba divers in Sumatra

Mining company attacks foreign #scuba divers in Sumatra | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
Conflict from mining activities on Bangka Island off Sumatra, entered a new chapter after a local resort manager voiced concern over an incident involving its clients and mining staff last Saturday.
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Cyprus wants to create an underwater museum similar to the one in Cancun, Mexico | #scuba

Cyprus wants to create an underwater museum similar to the one in Cancun, Mexico | #scuba | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
 An underwater museum, similar to Cancun Mexico’s famous site, is in the pipeline, Ayia Napa Mayor Yiannis Karousos has revealed.

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Captain Don passed away - Habitat Bonaire | #scuba #scubadiving

Captain Don passed away - Habitat Bonaire | #scuba #scubadiving | The Business of Scuba Diving | Scoop.it
A legend has gone
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Sir Captain Don Stewart.
Captain Don Stewart passed away today in the...
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