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150-year-old shipwreck intrigues salvage enthusiasts

150-year-old shipwreck intrigues salvage enthusiasts | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The crews of the ships saw one another steaming along the New Jersey coastline - and should have easily avoided the collision on that cold, clear night in February 1863.
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Mark Zuckerberg Announces Major Facebook News: ‘For the First Time Ever…’

Mark Zuckerberg Announces Major Facebook News: ‘For the First Time Ever…’ | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to his own social media platform on Thursday to announce major news: for the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. "We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used...
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12 Reasons Why the Great Lakes Are Better Than the Ocean

12 Reasons Why the Great Lakes Are Better Than the Ocean | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Hmmm... no sharks, no hurricanes, better beer... where should we begin, really?
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$4.5 million in gold found in 300-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast - Bay News 9

$4.5 million in gold found in 300-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast - Bay News 9 | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Striking gold in the rarest of ways — divers gave us a closer look Thursday at a treasure trove of coins found in a 300-year-old shipwreck.
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Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study

Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Not to send you into a meltdown or anything but octopuses are basically ‘aliens’ – according to scientists.

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Octopi are Aliens... sweet!

 

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Nazi gold train 'found in Poland' by treasure hunters

Nazi gold train 'found in Poland' by treasure hunters | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A Nazi train thought to be full of gold and gems which vanished during the Second World War has been found by two men in Poland, the pair have reportedly claimed.
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Teenager finds gold bar while swimming in lake in German Alps, police try to determine origin

Teenager finds gold bar while swimming in lake in German Alps, police try to determine origin | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A teenager has made an unexpected find while swimming in a lake in the German Alps: a 500-gram (17.6-ounce) bar of gold.

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If I found this, you would never, ever know...

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Researcher Thinks a Possible Secret Doorway Hiding Within the Walls of King Tut’s Tomb Could Hold the ‘Biggest Archaeological Discovery Ever Made’

Researcher Thinks a Possible Secret Doorway Hiding Within the Walls of King Tut’s Tomb Could Hold the ‘Biggest Archaeological Discovery Ever Made’ | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A detailed look at high-resolution scans of King Tutankhamen's tomb might have revealed hidden rooms, according to a noted Egyptologist. And if true, he said it could be "the biggest archaeological discovery ever made." Nicholas Reeves, a residential scholar at the University of Arizona's School of Anthropology and former curator...
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World's largest water tank dedicated to diving to be built at adventure centre - Bedford Today

World's largest water tank dedicated to diving to be built at adventure centre - Bedford Today | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The worlds largest water tank dedicated to diving will be built at the popular Twinwoods Adventure centre.
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Photography & The Law – Don’t Get Sued

Photography & The Law – Don’t Get Sued | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Don’t get sued – how you could end up in trouble without realising it. Photography can be a tricky pursuit in many towns and cities, which probably goes some way to explaining the popularity of landscape and wildlife photography – coastlines and birds don’t answer back, or take you to court, for that matter. While a bit of care and common sense will keep most photographers out of trouble, there are some legal pitfalls to watch out for. 1) Shooting...

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Do you know your legal rights as a photographer? While common sense will keep most photographers out of trouble, there are some legal pitfalls to watch out for.

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Do you know your legal rights as a photographer? While common sense will keep most photographers out of trouble, there are some legal pitfalls to watch out for.

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Ancient Egyptian underwater treasures to be exhibited for the first time - The Guardian

Ancient Egyptian underwater treasures to be exhibited for the first time - The Guardian | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Artefacts discovered amid submerged ruins of cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus to be unveiled in major Paris exhibition
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Duchess of Cambridge gets scuba diving qualification - BBC News

Duchess of Cambridge gets scuba diving qualification - BBC News | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The Duchess of Cambridge is now an advanced scuba diver, a Kensington Palace official says.
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It would be great fun to dive with a bonafide princess... other than my princesses of course. 

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Cooper River – Diving for Megalodon Shark Fossils

Cooper River – Diving for Megalodon Shark Fossils | DiverSync | Scoop.it
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We go twice a year every year and most of the trips are sold out way in advance... Check out diversinc.com to see more. 

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Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest | DiverSync | Scoop.it
In search for legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.
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This is really a cool idea

 

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Outer Limits: 15 of the World's Most Epic Dives

Outer Limits: 15 of the World's Most Epic Dives | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Are you ready to be challenged as a diver? Here are 15 experiences that are guaranteed to take you to the next level. All you have to do is commit.
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Rich has Done two on this list and now they are all on the bucket list

 

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10 Famous Shipwrecks in the World

10 Famous Shipwrecks in the World | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Shipwrecks are important discoveries.The most famous ship wrecks are Estonia, victory, vampire, Titanic,Andrea Doria,Carpathia,Mary rose,Vasa,rhone and sultana.
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5 Reasons Why We Love Cold Water Diving

5 Reasons Why We Love Cold Water Diving | DiverSync | Scoop.it
From wolf eels to seals, from the clearest viz to the lowest temps, we celebrate what makes cold water diving the best.
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Drug trafficking scuba diver pleads guilty

Drug trafficking scuba diver pleads guilty | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A scuba diver who was arrested after a failed attempt to smuggle $1.77 million worth of cocaine into the U.S. through the All-American Canal near Calexico pleaded guilty Wednesday.
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There Are Just 12 People In The World That Can Do This Job... And He's The Youngest

There Are Just 12 People In The World That Can Do This Job... And He's The Youngest | DiverSync | Scoop.it
What he can do is just beyond awesome...but it also means he could never be a doctor.
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This is really amazing.... 

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1K Shipwrecks Haunt a Sea With Brutal History - Newser

1K Shipwrecks Haunt a Sea With Brutal History - Newser | DiverSync | Scoop.it
One recent find nearly revived a Cold War conflict.
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MOre to dive

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Sanilac August 2015 | Facebook

Sanilac August 2015 | Facebook | DiverSync | Scoop.it
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Dives on the Mary Alice B and the Regina in Photos

 

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Apollo moon rocket engines recovered by Amazon CEO preserved for display | collectSPACE

Apollo moon rocket engines recovered by Amazon CEO preserved for display | collectSPACE | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Two and a half years after an expedition led by the CEO of Amazon.com raised them off the seafloor, the historic rocket engine parts that launched NASA astronauts on at least three missions to land on the moon are now preserved for museum display.
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Drive and Dive: Exploring the Wrecks of Tobermory

Drive and Dive: Exploring the Wrecks of Tobermory | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Experience the underwater world of Ontario, Canada — it's a wreck diver's paradise.
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Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck

Florida family unearths gold coins worth over $1M from 1715 shipwreck | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A Florida man has uncovered gold artifacts worth over $1 million from the wreckage of a Spanish fleet that sank in a storm off the Florida coast three centuries ago. 
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Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold | DiverSync | Scoop.it
A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.
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