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High-Tech Research Sheds New Light on Ancient Shipwrecks - WCAI

High-Tech Research Sheds New Light on Ancient Shipwrecks - WCAI | DiverSync | Scoop.it
High-Tech Research Sheds New Light on Ancient Shipwrecks WCAI A century ago, shipwreck exploration was more about treasure hunting than science. Not so today.
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Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures

Shipwrecks and Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Japanese artist Isana Yamada' s project Samsara is composed of six translucent whales mounted on thin pedestals that give each of the sculptures an illusion of movement. The whales, illuminated from within, provide a window to strange worlds locked inside their resin-coated bodies: chur
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How to Store Scuba Gear • Scuba Diver Life

How to Store Scuba Gear • Scuba Diver Life | DiverSync | Scoop.it

In some parts of the world, winter is in full swing. For many divers, this means a temporary break in scuba diving, or at least a switch from warm-water gear to cold-water gear (or vice versa if you travel to warmer climates).

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NASA Gets Involved in Coral Reef Protection • Scuba Diver Life

NASA Gets Involved in Coral Reef Protection • Scuba Diver Life | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Satellites usually trained on space will now spend some time investigating what's going on in the planet's oceans.

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London warship found sunk in the Thames reveals remains of the hundreds who died

London warship found sunk in the Thames reveals remains of the hundreds who died | DiverSync | Scoop.it
While a group of divers was doing a routine geophysical survey in the Thames River, the team unexpectedly came upon a sunken
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Calypso to Sail Again • Scuba Diver Life

Calypso to Sail Again • Scuba Diver Life | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Probably no dive boat is more iconic than the Calypso, captained by the father of scuba diving himself, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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Jaw-Dropping Rare Photos Of Amazing People In History - Page 26 of 35 - WorldLifestyle

Jaw-Dropping Rare Photos Of Amazing People In History - Page 26 of 35 - WorldLifestyle | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Photos of historical people you must see.
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Wine That's Aged Underwater Is the Buried Treasure of the Sea

Wine That's Aged Underwater Is the Buried Treasure of the Sea | DiverSync | Scoop.it

I spent a day with a handful of French men in diving suits who were tasked with stashing some of the region's finest wine deep in the Mediterranean Sea.


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Wildlife officials: Manatees no longer considered 'endangered'

Wildlife officials: Manatees no longer considered 'endangered' | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The population of Florida's iconic manatees has recovered enough that the species no longer meets the definition of "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act, federal wildlife officials said Thursday.
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Happy they are doing well, not sure what this is going to mean as far as being able to visit them easily. 

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Calypso set to sail again!

Calypso set to sail again! | DiverSync | Scoop.it
As 2016 begins, Calypso will be getting a whole new life, 20 years after its accident in Singapore! After having explored the possibility of a future for Captain Cousteau’s iconic ship in Monaco, a…
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2,000 year old 'computer' discovered: How tech and shipwrecks are rewriting human history - TechRepublic

2,000 year old 'computer' discovered: How tech and shipwrecks are rewriting human history - TechRepublic | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Using robots, underwater iPads, 3D printing, and other new tech, scientists are discovering shipwrecks that are rewriting our history. Read the inside story of the Antikythera and two other breakthrough explorations.

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Roman Sword discovered off Oak Island radically suggests Ancient Mariners visited New World 1,000 years before Columbus

Roman Sword discovered off Oak Island radically suggests Ancient Mariners visited New World 1,000 years before Columbus | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Researchers investigating the mysterious Oak Island, located on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, have made a startling announcement regarding the discovery of a Roman ceremonial sword and what is believed to be a Roman shipwreck, radically...


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I would to hear more about this find. Very interesting. 

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10Best: Scuba sites to try your first dive

10Best: Scuba sites to try your first dive | DiverSync | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a veteran scuba diver to experience underwater wonders.
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They missed White Star Quarry. 

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Pictures of abandoned site of 200 scuttled shipwrecks including a WWI armada - Daily Mail

Pictures of abandoned site of 200 scuttled shipwrecks including a WWI armada - Daily Mail | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The historic 14-square mile Mallows Bay site in Charles County, Maryland, is home to dozens of wooden steamships built for the US Emergency Fleet.
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DEMA Urges the Dive Industry to Comment on a Proposed Ban on Spearfishing on #Scuba in #Florida

DEMA Urges the Dive Industry to Comment on a Proposed Ban on Spearfishing on #Scuba in #Florida | DiverSync | Scoop.it

PRIORITY: TIME CRITICAL Your comments on a Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida While Using Scuba are URGENTLY NEEDED.


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Please comment on the article.  The impact to the local economy would be far more devastating that what they think is happening to the reefs. 

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Less than 1 Percent of Shipwrecks Have Been Explored

Less than 1 Percent of Shipwrecks Have Been Explored | DiverSync | Scoop.it

The ocean floor is littered with millions of shipwrecks, but we only know the locations of a small fraction, and we've explored only a small fraction of those. Will the treasures of these sunken ships ever be hauled up from the deep?

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PSI-PCI Reports NO #Scuba Cylinder Ruptures in 2015

PSI-PCI Reports NO #Scuba Cylinder Ruptures in 2015 | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Thirty three years ago, when Bill High started Professional Scuba Inspectors, Inc. his aim was to train at least 300-500 people and he established a goal of “zero ruptures”.  PSI-PCI surpassed the first goal in the first 5 years.  But we had not been able to get through a year without at least one cylinder…

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iBubble: The World’s First Underwater Camera Drone • Scuba Diver Life

iBubble: The World’s First Underwater Camera Drone • Scuba Diver Life | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Underwater photography could change forever with the invention of an underwater drone.

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MH370 search: 1800s shipwreck found during hunt - CNN.com

MH370 search: 1800s shipwreck found during hunt - CNN.com | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Searchers find a 19th-century shipwreck while looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing in March 2014.

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Making Scuba Diving a Career

Making Scuba Diving a Career | DiverSync | Scoop.it

If you have ever thought having a career in scuba diving then this video gives you an insight of what you can expect as a PADI Dive Instructor.199Tags: 

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100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered In Block Of Ice In Antarctica

100-Year-Old Negatives Discovered In Block Of Ice In Antarctica | DiverSync | Scoop.it
For the past 100 years, a box of never-before-seen negatives has been preserved in a block of ice in Antarctica. Recently, Conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust came across the 22 exposed, but unprocessed, cellulose nitrate negatives during an attempt to restore an old explora
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Remains of Lost 1800s Whaling Fleet Found

Remains of Lost 1800s Whaling Fleet Found | DiverSync | Scoop.it
NOAA archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after they and 31 others sank
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Skeleton of ancient warrior and hoard of treasure found in 3,500-year-old tomb

Skeleton of ancient warrior and hoard of treasure found in 3,500-year-old tomb | DiverSync | Scoop.it

US archeologists found the wooden coffin of the unknown soldier on the Peloponnese peninsula, with jewellery, a bronze sword and ivory combs inside

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Sunken treasures from ancient Egypt heading to British Museum

Sunken treasures from ancient Egypt heading to British Museum | DiverSync | Scoop.it

Blockbuster exhibition to feature objects from two lost cities at mouth of the Nile uncovered by underwater archaeologists

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4,000 coins found in Roman treasure trove in Swiss orchard

4,000 coins found in Roman treasure trove in Swiss orchard | DiverSync | Scoop.it
Trove of 3rd century silver and bronze coins dating to Emperor Aurelian’s reign unearthed by Ueken farmer this summer A trove of more than 4,000 bronze and silver coins dating back to ancient Rome, uncovered this summer in the orchard of a fruit...
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Holy grail of shipwrecks caught in three-way court battle

Holy grail of shipwrecks caught in three-way court battle | DiverSync | Scoop.it
The salvage of the legendary San José and its cargo of gold, emeralds and other treasure could be worth as much as $17bn if ownership agreement can be reached The discovery of the “holy grail of shipwrecks” off the coast of Colombia this week has...
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OF course it is.

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