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Dive the world from your desk - iAfrica.com

Dive the world from your desk - iAfrica.com | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
iAfrica.comDive the world from your deskiAfrica.comInternet search giant Google has begun letting users of its online mapping service take virtual scuba dives to explore precious living reefs being surveyed by scientists.
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Great scuba dives of the world - Telegraph

Great scuba dives of the world - Telegraph | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
John Bantin, author of 'Amazing Diving Stories', picks a dozen of his favourite dives.
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5 Gnarly Places To Go Scuba Diving | Nerve Rush

5 Gnarly Places To Go Scuba Diving | Nerve Rush | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Maybe you’ve jumped out of airplanes all over the globe, bungee-jumped the tallest bridges known to man or participated in some of the most insane adventure races. You’ve tapped into your inner adrenaline junkie on both land and air…but what about sea?

 

Goggle up Scuba Steve. Here are 5 of the world’s gnarliest places to go scuba diving.

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Giant German Luftwaffe Aircraft Wreck Found | Scuba Obsessed's Best and Favorite Dive Videos

Giant German Luftwaffe Aircraft Wreck Found | Scuba Obsessed's Best and Favorite Dive Videos | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Giant German Luftwaffe Aircraft Wreck Found with a mess load of engines. That is a technical term by the way.


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DIVE 2012 – The Show for SCUBA Divers | SDI | TDI | ERDI

DIVE 2012 – The Show for SCUBA Divers | SDI | TDI | ERDI | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Organized for more than 20 years by DIVER, Britain’s best-selling diving magazine, each event attracts hundreds of exhibitors offering the latest diving holidays, training courses, and dive gear – on display and to buy – and is visited by thousands of experienced and aspiring divers from the UK, Europe and beyond.

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DAN continues its research mission by supporting Aquarius Reef Base

DAN continues its research mission by supporting Aquarius Reef Base | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
(DiverWire) Continuing in its mission to further scuba diving research and safety, Divers Alert Network (DAN) has agreed to act as a fiscal sponsor for non-profit Aquarius Foundation as it serves as a conduit to raise funds for ...

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Should Surface Markers Be Mandatory When #Scuba Diving?

Should Surface Markers Be Mandatory When #Scuba Diving? | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
One author says dive-training agencies should teach SMB use, not mandate it, while another saysyou never really know when you might need it...

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Five of the Best Scuba Diving Destinations in Europe | We Are Traveller

Five of the Best Scuba Diving Destinations in Europe | We Are Traveller | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

As one of the largest continents in the world with plenty of coastline, Europe attracts thousands of scuba divers each year.  A variety of species, unique reefs, and plenty of wrecks offer numerous opportunities for divers of all skill levels.  Long histories of trade and war have contributed to the underwater scenery in its crystal clear waters.  When looking for scuba diving hot spots in Europe, you will want to check out each of these stunning locations...

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Shipwrecks OK to visit, but don't take artifacts - MiamiHerald.com

Some unidentified shipwrecks in Biscayne National Park have been plundered by divers who take artifacts illegally. Divers who want to see the 6 sites can get information from the park service.

 

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/29/2974369/shipwrecks-ok-to-visit-but-dont.html#storylink=cpy

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Underwater Wreck Photography Tips [Images]

Underwater Wreck Photography Tips [Images] | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Wrecks are big and they don't move.Surely they should be easy to photograph? In actuality, they are one of the most challenging subjects, but memorable shots are more likely if we follow a few simple rules.
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Underwater Photography Exhibit By Andreas Frank Debuts On Sunken Ship ... - Huffington Post

Underwater Photography Exhibit By Andreas Frank Debuts On Sunken Ship ... - Huffington Post | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Photographer Andreas Frank dove down to the Vandenberg, a United States missile tracking ship that had sunk off the coast of Key West, Florida, in 2009. He used these images from the wreckage as a canvas for an underwater world that never was, digitally manipulating a surreal civilization on board the ship. In this mythical oasis, children catch fish instead of butterflies, while others still can't tear themselves away from the television, even underwater...

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A glimpse into the cutting edge of marine biology research

A glimpse into the cutting edge of marine biology research | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

"On Saturday morning, MBARI, a research institute financially and geographically separate from the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium prepared for its once-a-year open house. This year was special, though, as the Institute had a public christening event for the Rachel Carson, a former Gulf field oil supply boat that MBARI was in the process of refitting to serve as a research vessel."

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Diver survives 40 minutes in North Sea after air supply line is cut - Telegraph

Diver survives 40 minutes in North Sea after air supply line is cut - Telegraph | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

A cool-headed oil rig diver survived nearly 40 minutes deep in the freezing North Sea after his air supply line was accidentally cut.

 

The commercial diver, named as Chris Lemons, 32, was working 262ft underwater when his “umbilical” line, supplying air and heat, became snagged and was severed, leaving him with just his emergency air tank.

 

In line with safety procedures he remained still to conserve his air supply, but it was 38 minutes before his colleagues were able to find him and pull him to the safety of a diving bell, by which time he had fallen unconscious, The Times reported.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9564335/Diver-survives-40-minutes-in-North-Sea-after-air-supply-line-is-cut.html#

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Documentary "Breathe" follows freediver William Trubridge in world record attempt

Documentary "Breathe" follows freediver William Trubridge in world record attempt | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Martin Khodabakhshian (9-Time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer) directs and produces this fascinating documentary that truly goes to new depths in the search for man's physical and mental limits. Breathe follows New Zealander, William Trubridge as he attempts to break his own world record in the extreme sport of Freediving. William attempts to dive completely unaided to a depth of 300ft, almost halfway to the bottom of the deepest blue hole in the world - "Dean's Blue Hole" located in the Bahamas.

 

William holds the world record in the discipline of Unassisted Constant Weight (no fins), and can dive to over 100 meters (330 feet) without the use of fins, rope, weight, or any other form of assistance. In 2010 he also broke the world record in the discipline Free Immersion, with 116m (380 feet). He currently trains on the island of Tenerife, at the Tenerife Top Training Center during the summer and Dean's Blue Hole in the winter.

 

Watch trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eB2L_XyoQg&feature=plcp

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Researchers race time to tag great white sharks off Cape Cod - Fox News

Researchers race time to tag great white sharks off Cape Cod - Fox News | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity.
They were about to get up close and personal with the animal, more than 2,000 pounds and nearly 15 feet long.

 

"I'm nervous," said state shark expert Greg Skomal, who has tagged great whites, but never like this, never this close.

 

The Ocearch crew tags great white sharks in an unorthodox way. Unlike Skomal's team, which has tagged a dozen great whites off the Massachusetts coast with harpoons, Chris Fischer's Ocearch crew baits the fish and leads them onto a large platform that lifts them out of the water for tagging and collecting blood, tissue and semen samples.

 

Ocearch, a nonprofit research organization named for a combination of "ocean" and "research," is crewed mainly by sport fishermen. It is funded by sponsors and donors, and a South Africa expedition was the subject of History channel's "Shark Wranglers."

 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/18/researchers-race-time-to-tag-great-white-sharks-off-cape-cod/#ixzz26tZkrQ5d

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Diver, 66, dies while exploring shipwrecks in Scapa Flow off Orkney - Scottish Daily Record

Diver, 66, dies while exploring shipwrecks in Scapa Flow off Orkney - Scottish Daily Record | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Diver, 66, dies while exploring shipwrecks in Scapa Flow off OrkneyScottish Daily RecordTHE 66-year-old diver is believed to have got into difficulty while exploring First World War wrecks on the seabed of Scapa Flow.
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Veteran diver from Monkseaton uncovers a piece of history - Journal Live

Veteran diver from Monkseaton uncovers a piece of history - Journal Live | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Veteran diver from Monkseaton uncovers a piece of historyJournal LiveVETERAN diver Robert Lisle has uncovered a piece of history from the bottom of the sea off the North East coast.
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Underwater research center set to close - Local 10

Underwater research center set to close - Local 10 | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Underwater research center set to closeLocal 10A one of a kind underwater research facility off the coast of Key Largo is about to go to a watery grave thanks to budget cuts. The N.O.A.A.
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Dahab Dive Sites | The World is Waiting

Dahab Dive Sites | The World is Waiting | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Dahab, as well as being a cool little settlement, is home to my favourite dive sites in Egypt. Unlike the reefs around Sharm El Sheikh the reefs here get far fewer visitors so are in better shape. While living in Dahab I taught many people to dive and had a fantastic time exploring the varied local dive sites, both by camel safari, believe it or not, and loading everything into a pickup truck. From deep blue holes to coral gardens it is all here. The reefs are in good nick, fish populations are healthy and there are lots of critters too. Here is my guide to the best dive sites in Dahab.

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Equipment upgrade part I: My new neoprene boots are fintastic!

Equipment upgrade part I: My new neoprene boots are fintastic! | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Late last year I finally decided to buy a new dry suit. Somehow I kind of had grown out of the old one… After some deliberation, I chose to go with a shell dry suit and settled on Ursuit’s new Heavy Light Kevlar BDS. Anyhow, after having made about 20 dives with it I realised that although I’m wearing two pairs of socks, the boots where way to big, and needed to be changed...

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5 Questions with Underwater Photographer Feo Pitcairn | The Blog Aquatic

5 Questions with Underwater Photographer Feo Pitcairn | The Blog Aquatic | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it

Much has changed since a teenaged Feo Pitcairn took his first wildlife photographs and developed them in his parent’s cellar.

 

For one thing, he’s no longer using that darkroom; his equipment now includes high-definition digital cameras that produce images with up to 40 million pixels.

 

His work has been showcased at the Smithsonian, on PBS and in countless books, magazines and calendars. And his film “Ocean Voyagers,” narrated by Meryl Streep, has been converted to 3-D and nominated for an award at the upcoming BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

 

Most recently, he’s transitioned from natural-history filmmaking back to his first love, still photography, and he’s launching an online gallery to share his work with the world.

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Diving Safety in Cenotes | Divescover.com Blog

Diving Safety in Cenotes | Divescover.com Blog | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
A cavern dive leader needs to be a fully certified cave diver and have a minimum of Divemaster level with any agency. While leading a dive he needs to be in proper cave equipment which includes: dual 80 cf tanks doubled ...
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Terra Nova shipwreck found off Greenland coast - IceNews

Terra Nova shipwreck found off Greenland coast - IceNews | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Captain Robert Scott’s famed SS Terra Nova expedition ship has been discovered on the sea floor off the coast of Greenland.
The discovery, made this week by a US-based research firm, marks the first sighting of the immense wooden vessel in decades. Moreover, the news comes a century after Captain Scott departed from Wales for the Antarctic in 1910 in a race to become the first to reach it.

Read more: http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2012/08/23/terra-nova-shipwreck-found-off-greenland-coast/#ixzz24OPeLOfh

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U-550: Scuba divers discover German U-boat on US East Coast - Global Adventures, LLC

U-550: Scuba divers discover German U-boat on US East Coast - Global Adventures, LLC | Nitroxxed Scuba News | Scoop.it
Global Adventures, LLCU-550: Scuba divers discover German U-boat on US East CoastGlobal Adventures, LLCNantucket (global-adventures.us): Divers did locate U-550, a World War II German submarine, in deep water about 70 miles from the Nantucket...
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