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Scuba diving in the Great Lakes, and other scuba stuff, too.... 'cause scuba rules!
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GoPro Hero 4: Everything You Need to Know - Outside Magazine

GoPro Hero 4: Everything You Need to Know - Outside Magazine | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
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GoPro Hero 4: Everything You Need to Know
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Back in July, I spent a week diving and flying drones with the GoPro creative team off the northern coast of New Zealand. We had six prototype models of the .....
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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:47 PM

Getting close to a New year so that means a new Hero camera version 4. Cool

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Dive into the world's deepest swimming pool at 130ft - Telegraph

Dive into the world's deepest swimming pool at 130ft  - Telegraph | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
Dare you peer into the depths of Y-40, the world's deepest swimming pool, otherwise known as The Deep Joy?
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Great Lake Shipwrecks Could Soon Be Part of National Maritime Sanctuary - NBC26

Great Lake Shipwrecks Could Soon Be Part of National Maritime Sanctuary - NBC26 | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
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Great Lake Shipwrecks Could Soon Be Part of National Maritime Sanctuary
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MANITOWOC, Wis.- It's known as the Graveyard of the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan's floor is covered with hundreds of shipwrecks.
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Traces Of A 9,000-Year-Old Lost Unknown Civilization Discovered In Lake Huron, Michigan - MessageToEagle.com

Traces Of A 9,000-Year-Old Lost Unknown Civilization Discovered In Lake Huron, Michigan - MessageToEagle.com | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
ancient astronauts, ancient mysteries, exploration of secret ancient worlds and forbidden knowledge,
Traces Of A 9,000-Year-Old Lost Unknown Civilization Discovered In Lake Huron, Michigan
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Another of the great mysteries of the Great Lakes.

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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:49 PM

Nice,  Just the tip of the Iceberg with finding under water lost civilizations, I think there are many more to come.

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Scuba Jobs: What It’s Like to Work on a Liveaboard

Scuba Jobs: What It’s Like to Work on a Liveaboard | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
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Next time you go on a liveaboard dive trip, remember that while you are on vacation, your liveaboard dive staff are working hard to make sure you have a great time. Treat them well for all the hard work they do for you.

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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 23, 2014 5:50 PM

Sounds like a lot of good healthy exercise.

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Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil

Broody octopus keeps four-year vigil | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
A deep-sea octopus has been observed nursing her eggs for more than four years - the longest brooding time seen in any animal.
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This female deep sea octopus tended her eggs for 53 months before they hatched. During that time, like other dedicated octopus moms, she didn't eat, and shortly after the eggs hatched she died.

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Explore – Amelia Earhart deep-see diving off Block Island,...

Explore – Amelia Earhart deep-see diving off Block Island,... | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
Amelia Earhart deep-see diving off Block Island, 07/25/1929. This photograph, part of the series Photographic File of the Paris Bureau of the New York Times, was taken a day after Earhart’s...
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US Astronauts Train in Underwater Lab

US Astronauts Train in Underwater Lab | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
In the world’s only underwater laboratory, located 19 meters beneath the surface, some five kilometers off Key Largo, four U.S. astronauts prepare to visit an asteroid.

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As we sometimes tell our scuba students, the marine environment is similar to outer space in several ways. NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program is using the FIU underwater lab to as closely as possible simulate conditions for a visit to a meteor.

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Scuba Diving Career: FBI Dive Team

Scuba Diving Career: FBI Dive Team | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
The FBI’s Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team (USERT) is a highly-trained group of Special Agents who investigate underwater crime scenes at a moment’s notice.

Via Darrin Jillson
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Can't get enough of your scuba diving cravings satisfied? Consider diving for the FBI as a new career.

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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, July 22, 2014 8:54 AM

Crime investigation and scuba at the same time.  Very very cool!

 

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Scuba Technology Opens the Underwater World to Those with Disabilities

Scuba Technology Opens the Underwater World to Those with Disabilities | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
Artist Sue Austin had a wheelchair modified with Pegasus Thrusters and underwater wings of sorts - and had a video made of her as she navigated around underwater reefs.  There is a sense of magic a...
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Being in a water environment can be liberating to someone who has lost use of arms or legs. Limited mobility is not necessarily a roadblock to becoming a scuba diver.

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Thunder Bay Wrecks near Alpena a Northern Michigan Diving Destination - MyNorth.com

Thunder Bay Wrecks near Alpena a Northern Michigan Diving Destination - MyNorth.com | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
The Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary near Alpena, Michigan, is the premier Northern Michigan diving destination for divers from across the world.
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The very best shipwreck diving in the world is in Michigan. Hundreds of accessible shipwrecks in great condition just short boat rides from shore.

That's one reason we like to dive the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary—the only freshwater NOAA marine sanctuary. Join us in September.

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The Value of Owning Your Own Scuba Equipment

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Divers choose their regulator as their most "valuable" piece of owned equipment. Dive computer comes in second.

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Scuba diving for golf balls | KUTV.com

Scuba diving for golf balls | KUTV.com | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
KUTV You've heard the expression, 'it's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it'. Golf ball diving is
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I don'the know what it is about golf ball diving that is so fascinating. But I wonder about "Bring your kid to work Day"?

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Michigan searchers discover wreckage of deadly 1899 shipwreck

Michigan searchers discover wreckage of deadly 1899 shipwreck | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
Michigan searchers discover wreckage of deadly 1899 shipwreck
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18 Stunning Florida Springs - The Weather Channel

18 Stunning Florida Springs - The Weather Channel | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
18 Stunning Florida Springs The Weather Channel Even highly-trained experts have died exploring underwater caves, an extremely dangerous activity that requires very specific technical dive training and specialized equipment (a controversial topic...
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Step Away from the Mammal: Why Feeding Marine Life is Not A Good Idea

Step Away from the Mammal: Why Feeding Marine Life is Not A Good Idea | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
When you’re out scuba diving, snorkeling, or walking along the beach, it might be tempting to feed the wildlife you see. Providing food to the ...

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Passive interaction (watching) is the most appropriate way of behaving around marine life.

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Shark Facts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Fish are aquatic, swimming animals that were among the first vertebrates to evolve on Earth.
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Did you know Great White Sharks can be black? Check out the other shark facts from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists.

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Thrilling Close-Up Views Of A Shark ‘Attacking’ An Underwater Torpedo - DesignTAXI.com

Thrilling Close-Up Views Of A Shark ‘Attacking’ An Underwater Torpedo - DesignTAXI.com | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
A group of researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution sent off the 'SharkCam', an underwater torpedo, at the coast of the...
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Very interesting video footage from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's REMUS Shark Cam showing attack and territorial behaviors by Great White sharks near Guadalupe Island off Mexico. This shows the power of the Great Whites in action.

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Ro-o-a-a-r-r! Florida bans damaging lionfish

Ro-o-a-a-r-r! Florida bans damaging lionfish | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
A ban on the importation of all lionfish will go into effect Friday in Florida. USA TODAY Network answers some key questions about this colorful fish.
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One small step in Florida to help protect the health and ecological balance of our reefs, reducing the release of these beautiful but destructive and invasive fish.

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Florida Keys sea turtles hatch - Telegraph

Florida Keys sea turtles hatch - Telegraph | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
Watch a nest of sea turtles hatch and make their way to the beach, in this rare webcam footage
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Army Divers School - United States Army Documentary "The Big Picture" - WDTVLIVE42 - YouTube

The "Army Divers' School" was filmed on location at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Director of Photography is SP-3 Gerald Finnerman of the Army Pictorial Center in L...
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Who knew that service the US Army could be so much fun. Getting paid to learn to dive! Wow!

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SCUBAPRO MK21/S560 regulator - 60 seconds Scubalab review - YouTube

Scubalab reviewd SCUBAPRO's new MK21/S560 regulator in their 60 seconds series
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MK21/ST 60 regulator from Scubapro gives great performance in a compact package and easy price.

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Sharks Aren’t in the Great Lakes, but Testicle-Nipping Fish Are | Science Blogs | WIRED

Sharks Aren’t in the Great Lakes, but Testicle-Nipping Fish Are | Science Blogs | WIRED | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
"It’s not normal to get your testicles bitten off, of course, but it can happen.”
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Uh-oh! Next Tuesday's Naked Scuba Dive is cancelled—at least for the men.

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Invasive Species | Great Lakes | US EPA

Invasive Species | Great Lakes | US EPA | Motor City Scuba | Scoop.it
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Your knowledge of how the ecological health of the Great Lakes is impacted by invasive species can help everyone make better decisions on how to deal with these problems.

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90-year-old goes scuba diving - YouTube

Dan Daru reports
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Scuba diving—ageless. At 90 years old—priceless.

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