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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Don't Take Quickie Scuba Dive Courses!

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Don't Take Quickie Scuba Dive Courses! | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it

There are so many dive shops offering abbreviated Scuba Courses. Don't Do IT.
Think about it for just a second.... Does it make sense to try to cram a little
knowledge in a short time just so you can get certified to take part in a
potentially dangerous sport?


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Older article but VERY relevant to today's recreational diving environment....   (Don't do Quickies)

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Empress of Ireland: First scientific study of wreck underway

Empress of Ireland: First scientific study of wreck underway | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Parks Canada divers explored the wreck of the Empress of Ireland Thursday in the first scientific expedition since the 1914 sinking of the Liverpool-bound passenger liner in the St. Lawrence River off Pointe-au-Père, Quebec.

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2 for 1: Epic underwater freediving / scuba diving photoshoot & The secret to success :)

Read more: http://www.vonwong.com/blog/baliunderwater Video by Chindian Boy Studios: http://chindianboy.smugmug.com/ Please remember that the people in this ...

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Interview with Jessica Fain and Bruce Cantrell - YouTube

Roane State faculty Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities involved with living and teaching underwater for...
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Upcoming event:  An exciting record breaking mission to live under the sea for 72 continuous days.  More importantly, much real science and many educational outreach opportunities will be the focus of this mission.   Fore more info :   http://www.roanestate.edu/classroomunderthesea/

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ROV winners announced - Alpena News

CTV News ROV winners announced Alpena News ALPENA - The 2014 Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) International Remotely Operated Vehicle Competition came to a close Saturday night, with teams from all over the world packing up their robots...
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With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact

With Millions of Tons of Plastic in Oceans, More Scientists Studying Impact | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
A surprising amount of our garbage ends up in the sea. Can it ever be cleaned up? (Millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. Can it ever be cleaned up?
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Nautilus Live

Nautilus Live | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Explore the ocean LIVE with Dr. Robert Ballard and the Corps of Exploration aboard E/V Nautilus.
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This mission, led by Dr. Robert Ballard, will be using state of the art technology to explore areas of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. They will be using a variety of technology including the ROV Argus and ROV Hercules. Live video & audio feeds are usually available from control center and both ROV's during the dives.

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Underwater turbine to be tested in Alaska river - WCSH-TV

Underwater turbine to be tested in Alaska river - WCSH-TV | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Underwater turbine to be tested in Alaska river WCSH-TV PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine company that wants to build underwater river turbines as an alternative to diesel generators used in remote villages in Alaska is ready to begin testing a...
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Freshmen learn physics by building rockets and underwater robots - HeraldNet

Freshmen learn physics by building rockets and underwater robots - HeraldNet | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Freshmen learn physics by building rockets and underwater robots HeraldNet Freshmen Kaylah Hogle and Mitchell Lovell on Wednesday discuss the capabilities of the underwater robot they recently built in Tom Wier's class at Archbishop Murphy High...

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Wreck of Confederate ship commandeered by slave discovered

Wreck of Confederate ship commandeered by slave discovered | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Archeologists think they have found the wreck of the Planter, the Confederate ship commandeered by the slave Robert Smalls who turned it over to the Union during the Civil War.
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Amazing Shipwreck news...

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Spirits At Sea: 10 Famous Ghost Ships

Spirits At Sea: 10 Famous Ghost Ships | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Those who traverse the open sea have always been a superstitious lot and it is no wonder with the dangers a life on the ocean posed for those who utilized these often deadly waters to make their livings. These myths, legends and superstitions are sometimes...

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Sylvia Earle: How do you remain positive for the ocean? - YouTube

Sylvia Earle speaks at Hotdocs 2014 on the evening her documentary "Mission Blue" premieres in Canada! GO VEGAN FOR YOUR HEALTH FOR THE ANIMALS FOR THE ENVIR...
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"Cause for Hope..."   

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The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear.

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A bit of Diving history....   Enjoy

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Top 12 Coolest Personal Submarines

Top 12 Coolest Personal Submarines | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Personal submarines are privately owned or chartered small submersible vessels used for exploring the underwater marine world. Find out about twelve of the coolest private submarines available in the market.

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Do you love submarines...? 

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Meet Jibo: The World's First Family Robot

Meet Jibo: The World's First Family Robot | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
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Interesting Technology

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Interview with Teresa McKinna, Jules' Undersea Lodge - YouTube

Teresa McKinna with Jules' Undersea Lodge, location of Classroom Under the Sea, discuss the history and operations of the underwater habitat.
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From Jules Undersea Lodge & Classroom Under the sea

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That's wreck diving! In BC by Parks Canada - Would you like that as a job? :) #scuba

That's wreck diving! In BC by Parks Canada - Would you like that as a job? :) #scuba | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Underwater archeologists with Parks Canada have returned from an expedition that took them below the surface of B.C.'s Haida Gwaii region.

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Anchor aweigh in Port Townsend: Relic on display at NWMC

Anchor aweigh in Port Townsend: Relic on display at NWMC | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
An anchor believed to be lost from the HMS Chatham in 1792 was salvaged on June 9 and brought to Port Townsend.
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Mystery Anchor found...

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Tweet from @Globe_Pics

Tweet from @Globe_Pics | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Underwater photo shoot. :) http://t.co/5AzFC9OHMG
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Jacques Cousteau's Grandson To Spend One Month Underwater - io9

Jacques Cousteau's Grandson To Spend One Month Underwater - io9 | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Science World Report Jacques Cousteau's Grandson To Spend One Month Underwater io9 Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed marine explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, is four days into a 31-day stint in an underwater NOAA research base in the...
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▶ MISSION 31 AQUANAUT TRAINING - YouTube

Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 kicks off with the Aquanaut candidates extreme training and testing for their upcoming expedition. MISSION 31 splashes down on J...

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Marine Lab’s Newest Research Building Showcases Sustainable Coastal Design

Marine Lab’s Newest Research Building Showcases Sustainable Coastal Design (Duke): Share With Friends: | | S... http://t.co/CLAZZjcnzf
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Lost! Deep-Diving ROV Implodes 6 Miles Beneath the Sea - NBCNews.com

Lost! Deep-Diving ROV Implodes 6 Miles Beneath the Sea - NBCNews.com | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
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Lost! Deep-Diving ROV Implodes 6 Miles Beneath the Sea NBCNews.com A hybrid remotely operated vehicle (ROV) dubbed Nereus was lost while diving 6.2 miles (10 km) beneath the sea surface in a deep trench northeast of New Zealand on...
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Confederate sub: Chemical bath to expose hull

Confederate sub: Chemical bath to expose hull | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
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Conservation work continues on the H.L. Hunley

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This artist builds coral reefs by hand

This artist builds coral reefs by hand | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
Courtney Mattison used her marine biology background to build giant, ceramic art installations that highlight the beauty and fragility of reefs as climate change takes its toll.
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Art & Ocean

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Sea star population plummets at Shell Beach from mysterious wasting disease - The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Sea star population plummets at Shell Beach from mysterious wasting disease - The San Luis Obispo Tribune | Undersea Exploration | Scoop.it
The San Luis Obispo Tribune Sea star population plummets at Shell Beach from mysterious wasting disease The San Luis Obispo Tribune Bacteria, viruses and protozoa are all possible causes, said Pete Raimondi, chairman of the Department of Ecology...

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Our Ocean is Ailing.... 

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