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paper log books, desktop apps or online .. How do you log your Scuba Dive?

paper log books, desktop apps or online .. How do you log your Scuba Dive? | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Dive logs are my thing!  
I really enjoy going back over dives from last week or last year, or even further in the past than that.
I have examples of each – the paper versions that look like ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Australian Government proclaims 44 marine reserves

PRESS RELEASE: Australian Government proclaims 44 marine reserves | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Press Release – 16 November 2012 – Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
Future generations will thank us: World’s largest network of marine reserves now law
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No Cage? No Problem: Scuba Diving With Great White Sharks

No Cage? No Problem: Scuba Diving With Great White Sharks | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
No Cage? No Problem: Scuba Diving With Great White Sharks “ The Pelagic crew went on another exploratory mission deep in the heart of the Mexican Pacific in shark infested waters. They spent five days...
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Opening Jewel Anemones on the wreck of the HMNZS Waikato

Opening Jewel Anemones on the wreck of the HMNZS Waikato | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Jewel Anemones opening on the wreck of the HMNZS Waikato...
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Simple Tips for Wide-Angle Underwater Photos

Simple Tips for Wide-Angle Underwater Photos | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Many photographers shy away from wide-angle photography due to the perceived high level of difficulty, but these simple tips will get you on the right track to success. (Interested in shooting wide angle?

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Where do I sign up? --> Divers volunteer to revitalize the coral reef

Where do I sign up? --> Divers volunteer to revitalize the coral reef | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
These divers are helping the Reef Restoration Foundation. Based in Key Largo, Fla., it is one of a burgeoning number of organizations trying to re-forest reefs by tapping the free labor of scuba divers looking to vacation for a cause.

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Do you have good #scuba pictures? Time to enter them into the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 | Scuba Diving

Do you have good #scuba pictures? Time to enter them into the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 | Scuba Diving | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Submit your entry online to the National Geographic Photo Contest in any of these three categories: People, Places, and Nature. (RT @bizofdiving: Do you have good #scuba pictures? Time to enter them into the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012!
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Five tips on how to scuba dive sustainably

Five tips on how to scuba dive sustainably | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
1. Dive well
To avoid destroying the coral, it’s important to secure and streamline of all of your equipment - gauge, octopus, hoses, lights and camera. By kicking the coral, you destroy it. Sediment...
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the only time you actually want to get in ... “The Pot” – Hyperbaric Chamber Dive | Dive Mistress

the only time you actually want to get in ... “The Pot” – Hyperbaric Chamber Dive | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Divers do not want to end up in "the Pot" - our weirdly affectionate term for what is effectively the last ditch effort to get ourselves out of the poo that is a bubble injury (decompression illness or an arterial gas embolism).
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Earth's Prized Corals Discovered

Earth's Prized Corals Discovered | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
A new survey of coral populations in the Western Indian Ocean reveals that Northern Mozambique Channel is home to the second most diverse population of corals (RT @Ozzymandias33 RT @matthiasrascher: Photos: Earth's Prized Corals Discovered.

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6 tips on how to dive sustainably | Wanderlust

6 tips on how to dive sustainably | Wanderlust | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Lauren Arthur, Resident Marine Biologist at the new Dusit Thani Maldives, helps you explore the ocean without harming it...
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Fiji 2012 Day Four: Wide and totally wicked! | Dive Mistress

Fiji 2012 Day Four: Wide and totally wicked! | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
We're on holiday.We don't have to do our own dishes, we don't even have to make our beds but when we're out diving, we are totally responsible for everything.  But personal safety doesn't take a break.
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Trip Report Fiji 2012: Days One and Two (and a night in between) | Dive Mistress

Trip Report Fiji 2012: Days One and Two (and a night in between) | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
So there are a couple of standard things that have happened in the last couple of days that we have been at Volivoli.  Deralie breaks the Wifi in the evenings (just on her laptop) whilst we are uploading our photos post dive and I make mini...
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Corals send a message that they need assistance - “Emergency Responder” Fish Rushes to Rescue Corals

Corals send a message that they need assistance - “Emergency Responder” Fish Rushes to Rescue Corals | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
By Mera McGrew Similar to people in danger, corals under attack do what anyone would do—they call for help.

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Interesting piece on automatically monitoring diabetes while scuba diving

An estimated 100,000 recreational scuba divers around the world have diabetes. But low glucose levels under water can lead to erroneous decisions or even unconsciousness. Given that scuba divers always have buddies, the risk extends to a second person as well.

 

 

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Australia: Great Barrier Reef found to be healthier

Australia: Great Barrier Reef found to be healthier | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it

The Great Barrier Reef, badly damaged by storms, coral bleaching and the crown-of-thorns starfish, may have a chance, according to researchers.


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5 Tips for Capturing Photos in Water

5 Tips for Capturing Photos in Water | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Shooting underwater photographs can be tricky, as shooting in normal sunlight — and in air — is far different from shooting in an environment under the water. Achieving great photos in such odd conditions can requires some ...

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Ross Sea - Protecting the Last Ocean: Go Big or Go Home

Ross Sea - Protecting the Last Ocean: Go Big or Go Home | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it

The conservation community and the US government team have one big shared goal for this meeting: create a large marine reserve to protect the Ross Sea, which scientists have identified as the most pristine shallow sea in the world.


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New Species of Reef Coral Discovered

New Species of Reef Coral Discovered | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
A coral specialist from the Netherlands has reported the discovery of a new coral species that lives on the ceilings of caves in Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

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"Saving Sharks by Photographing Them" .. ocean photography allows others to see beneath the surface

"Saving Sharks by Photographing Them" .. ocean photography allows others to see beneath the surface | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
A little more than one year ago, photographer Terry Goss dove into the choppy water off the coast of Rhode Island to swim with blue and mako sharks.
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Point & Shoot Underwater Photography | Dive Mistress

Point & Shoot Underwater Photography | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Scuba diving had become real for me when I took a camera underwater for the first time.I remember taking my first underwater photographs.Chasing fish around and collecting many photographs of tails.
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Beautiful!
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Fiji 2012 Day Six: A Little Extra | Dive Mistress

Fiji 2012 Day Six: A Little Extra | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
We had talked about going to the village on our second to last day up at Volivoli.  As our visit is turning into a regular annual thing, this year we collected donations for the schools and the school libraries.
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Fiji 2012 Day Five: Currents and Corals | Dive Mistress

Fiji 2012 Day Five: Currents and Corals | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Last night, a bunch of the group went out night diving.  Whilst I love night diving, Rachael and I decided to stay behind and relax.And by relax, I mean have a few drinks and talk to the men in our lives.
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Explore the ocean with Google Maps

Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world - including the underwater world. Th...

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Fiji 2012 Day Three: Nudibranch Sunday | Dive Mistress

Fiji 2012 Day Three: Nudibranch Sunday | Dive Mistress | Lets Get Wet - Scuba and Ocean News | Scoop.it
Before Day Three rolled around, there was Night Three.

Night Three involved some very appropriately named "Green Goofies" which were cocktails designed by Andrew and lots and lots and lots of giggling to follow.

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