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Scuba Diving in the Virgin Islands | Blue Ocean Booking

Scuba Diving in the Virgin Islands | Blue Ocean Booking | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Scuba Dive the Virgin Islands. Get independent, expert, no-charge advice on every Virgin Islands dive boat available.
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Color Evolution in Nudibranchs | KQED QUEST

Color Evolution in Nudibranchs | KQED QUEST | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, postdoctoral researcher from the California Academy of Sciences, tells why nudibranchs evolved to have such beautiful and brilliant color patterns to aid in their defense.
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Can I dive with a cold?

Can I dive with a cold? | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
When you spend a lot of time in the water, a cold is inevitable. It is also inevitable that you will ask yourself at one time or another "Can I dive with this cold". Now we all know that we shouldn...
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Diving with a cold is not just silly but it can be very dangerous.  I learned quite a bit writing this!

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Amazing video of dolphin seeking help from scuba divers - AMERICAblog (blog)

Amazing video of dolphin seeking help from scuba divers - AMERICAblog (blog) | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Amazing video of dolphin seeking help from scuba divers
AMERICAblog (blog)
It turns out that the dolphin had fishing line and a hook stuck on one of its fins, so it approached a group of divers who were watching manta rays at night near Kona, Hawaii.

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This should bring a tear to everyone's eye that watches....

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John’s Scuba Sunday v15

John’s Scuba Sunday v15 | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Scuba Sunday is a feature on scuba divers both here in New Zealand and some of the divers I have come in to contact with from all over the world.
Today’s Scuba Sunday is the Tassie Diver him...
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300m deep canyon creates 30m wave for surfer to ride

300m deep canyon creates 30m wave for surfer to ride | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it

For sheer jaw-dropping exhilaration, little beats the sight of a human riding a massive wall of water.

Now the surfing world is rife with news that a new world record has been set for the biggest wave ridden.

Pictures and video taken at Nazare in Portugal show Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara descending the face of a wave believed to have measured at about 100ft (30.5 metres).

Had he wiped out on the massive wave, he risked being forced many metres below the water, or being slammed into a reef or the ocean floor.

If the wave size is confirmed by Guinness World Records it will beat the previous record by more than 20ft (6.1m).

 

The huge waves at Nazare are generated by a 300m deep underwater canyon, roughly five kilometres wide where it starts at sea, then narrowing rapidly as it approaches the shore, funnelling more and more water into the waves.

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10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species: How Many Do You Know?

10 Amazing but Endangered Shark Species: How Many Do You Know? | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing. Meanwhile, the average number of fatalities worldwide per year between 2001 and 2006 from unprovoked shark attacks is 4.3.

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Picture of the Day: Titanic’s Engines Underwater

Picture of the Day: Titanic’s Engines Underwater | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
  TITANIC’S ENGINES UNDERWATER   COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute   This is one of the many incredible images highlighted in Nat...

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Trip Report: New Year at the Knights

Trip Report: New Year at the Knights | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
I was so happy to be out on the boat again after being stuck on land with colds for the last couple of trips!  The New Year Poor Knights liveaboard has become an annual trip for us – a chance...
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Just gorgeous >> TGIF - The spectacular fluorescent colours of Coral Reefs

Just gorgeous >> TGIF - The spectacular fluorescent colours of Coral Reefs | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are famous for their beautiful colours, but in fact when I visit them I am usually surprised how colourful reefs AREN'T.
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Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around the World

Great Scuba Diving Destinations Around the World | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Scuba diving is an activity that appeals to athletes, tourists, and more as an opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. For those willing to take the plunge, a cornucopia of underwater treasures lies in store.
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Take a Look: Scuba Diving magazine's 2012 'LOOK' pages

Take a Look: Scuba Diving magazine's 2012 'LOOK' pages | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it

 

We've taken the images chosen for each Look section from the 2012 issues and rounded them up for your viewing pleasure. Which is your favorite?


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8 Reasons Why You Should Give #Scuba Diving A Try

8 Reasons Why You Should Give #Scuba Diving A Try | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Have you ever pictured yourself scuba diving? I hadn't until a few years ago. Here are just some o the reasons I would recommend giving it a try.

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Silent Diving Photography: The Benefits of No Bubbles

Silent Diving Photography: The Benefits of No Bubbles | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
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The biggest draw card to rebreather diving as far as I am concerned!

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All About Fire Coral

All About Fire Coral | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
If you come into accidental contact with fire coral, you'll surely regret it. But these organisms are some of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, starting with the fact that they are not corals at all!
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If you ever come into contact with Fir Coral you won't care whether it's coral or not...

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Australia: Sensational scuba spots - Travel - NZ Herald News

Australia: Sensational scuba spots - Travel - NZ Herald News | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Add Australia's best scuba-diving sites to your bucket list, because there's a whole different view of the country from beneath the water. Here are our diver's picks for the top five
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I think my bucket list now needs updating!

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Scuba diver dies after decompression fails - The Australian

Scuba diver dies after decompression fails
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A 39-YEAR-OLD man who was treated in a decompression chamber after scuba diving off Rottnest Island has died.

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Not a very good weekend for Australian divers
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Dive Mistress’s 5 Best and 5 Worst Shark Movies

Dive Mistress’s 5 Best and 5 Worst Shark Movies | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
I love the movies were sharks get their own back – where the stupid (and just plain innocent) people get chomped. And I also love the completely ridiculous shark movies were the sharks have a...
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Jay Lund's comment, February 15, 2013 4:33 AM
Where the f**k did you come up with these from?...LOL!!! "Shark in Venice"?....HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Rare whale stranded in Southland

Rare whale stranded in Southland | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it

A second rare whale has been euthanised by the Department of Conservation after beaching itself at Sandy Pt yesterday.

It was the second time in 24 hours DOC had to put down an Arnoux's beaked whale, which is relatively rare.

Acting area manager for Murihiku/Southern Islands, Alan Christie, said the whale stranded at Sandy Pt less than a day after an unsuccessful DOC and community effort to save a whale at Omaui Beach.

DOC staff were notified of the second whale's beaching yesterday morning, he said.

The 8-metre-long whale was in a highly distressed state and DOC made a difficult decision, in consultation with local iwi, to euthanise the whale and end its suffering.

While an attempt to refloat the whale would have been ideal, several factors, including the tides and the whale's condition, made this impractical, Mr Christie said.

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Sad to hear that this is the second time.

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Q&A: Underwater Photographer Cathy Church - Explore

Q&A: Underwater Photographer Cathy Church - Explore | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
"When I see something in a scene, that scene talks to me."

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Fitness company launches mobile App to encourage scuba diving fitness

Fitness company launches mobile App to encourage scuba diving fitness | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
ScubaFit®, a national company dedicated to promoting fitness for recreational scuba divers, today has launched a second workout in a series of mobile fitness a

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Fitness for scuba diving is so important.....

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GIVEAWAY! Skinnies Summer

GIVEAWAY! Skinnies Summer | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
It is well past time for a summer giveaway so after my mask fogged up and slipped down my face and my sunscreen washed up with one little dip, I emailed the guys at Skinnies and said “Hey!...
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ScubaLab Tests 11 Hot Dive Computers

ScubaLab Tests 11 Hot Dive Computers | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
We live in a Golden Age of dive-computer technology. Over the past two decades, these machines have evolved into powerful data centers capable of monitoring virtually all aspects of our diving.
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On the Bucket List!! >> Sharks, Rays and Boobies: Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef

On the Bucket List!! >> Sharks, Rays and Boobies: Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Tips from the T-ListSharks, Rays and Boobies: Heron Island in the Great Barrier ReefTips from the T-ListThis is Heron Island, a coral cay located in the southern Great Barrier Reef.

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Scientists rush to save manta rays, the 'pandas of the ocean'

Scientists rush to save manta rays, the 'pandas of the ocean' | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia —They’ve been described by one scientist as “pandas of the ocean.” “They’re such an iconic species, beloved by divers,” said Andrea Marshall, director of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, who came up with the de …...

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