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Bronx Scuba Instructor Goes Underwater To Help Sandy Cleanup ...

Businesses that lie along the shores and rely on the water are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, but one City Island man's skills in the water helped cushion the blow of slow business while allowing him to help others get back ...
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Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
TANJUNG LUAR: Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
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Satellite image of 'sea troll' haunting New Zealand bay debunked by science

Satellite image of 'sea troll' haunting New Zealand bay debunked by science | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The big wake seen swirling through one of New Zealand's picturesque bays on Google Earth called to mind a mysterious sea creature for one impressionable local — and soon the internet rumour mill buzzed with details of the "unexplained" satellite...
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Not quite aliens but I bet Mack will still enjoy it. 

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Speedo's new swim fin design was inspired by humpback whales

Speedo's new swim fin design was inspired by humpback whales | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
In the sports performance gear world they call this biomimicry. Speedo used the technique—designing gear based off nature—for its brand-new Nemesis Fin. The nature of choice? The pectoral fin of...
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I wonder how well these work. 

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The Maldives: Popular Scuba Destination In Crisis As Fresh Water Runs Dry - California Diver

The Maldives: Popular Scuba Destination In Crisis As Fresh Water Runs Dry - California Diver | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
One of the world’s most popular scuba diving destinations is nearly out of water. The Maldives, a cluster of 1,190 coral islands southwest of India, ...
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The Navy's New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark | WIRED

The Navy's New Robot Looks and Swims Just Like a Shark | WIRED | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Navy’s new underwater drone is designed to look and swim like a real fish.
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Underwater encounter of the third kind! Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic ... - Daily Mail

Underwater encounter of the third kind! Deep-sea divers dwarfed by gigantic ... - Daily Mail | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Lucia Terui, a Brazilian who now lives in Japan, became obsessed with photographing the Nomura's jellyfish after encountering the graceful giants of the sea on one of her first diving trips.
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No FAD: Conference reveals illegal devices plunder tuna stocks

Drifting objects the size of small motorboats are aiding the plunder of the South Pacific's tuna stocks.
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BC researchers dive underwater caves to solve salmon mystery (with video) - Vancouver Sun

BC researchers dive underwater caves to solve salmon mystery (with video) - Vancouver Sun | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Great Bear Rainforest is world renowned for its grizzly bears and towering cedars, but in a secret little watershed near Bella Bella on the central coast it is also being distinguished as the place where salmon swim through mountains.
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Caribbean box jellyfish found in Australia for first time, on Queensland's Gold Coast

Caribbean box jellyfish found in Australia for first time, on Queensland's Gold Coast | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A box jellyfish native to Jamaica in the Caribbean is found for the first time in Australia on Queensland's Gold Coast.
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Survey Shows World's Oldest Steam Trawler Could Make Voyage Home

A SURVEY has shown that the world’s oldest steam trawler is capable of being refloated – despite having been abandoned for years in one of the most remote corners of the world.
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Truxtun and Pollux dive adventure for St. Lawrence diving group - CBC.ca

Truxtun and Pollux dive adventure for St. Lawrence diving group - CBC.ca | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A group of divers who got up close to a historical shipwreck on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula says adventure tourism is the future for Newfoundland and Labrador tourism.
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US Park Service to allow dives to wreckage of WWII bomber in Lake Mead

US Park Service to allow dives to wreckage of WWII bomber in Lake Mead | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The National Park Service is looking for dive companies to run tours of a World War II-era B-29 bomber that crashed and sank to the bottom of Lake Mead.
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Two men rescued after floating in Pacific Ocean for five months... but a third man tragically died just two weeks before they were picked up

Two men rescued after floating in Pacific Ocean for five months... but a third man tragically died just two weeks before they were picked up | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
After drifting helplessly for five months in the Pacific Ocean in an open boat two Papua New Guinea fishermen have been rescued. They survived by eating raw fish and drinking rainwater
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Never Fall in Love with a Scuba Diver

Ready to fall in love? Become a certified diver: http://bit.ly/1yessO8 Our thanks to Adi Zarsadias at lovethesearch.com for inspiring this video.
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First ‘Ted 2’ image shows Mark Wahlberg ready for scuba

First ‘Ted 2’ image shows Mark Wahlberg ready for scuba | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The first image from Seth Macfarlane’s Ted 2 shows Mark Wahlberg and his thunder buddy Ted ready for some hilarious scuba diving.
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Not my normal scuba diving movie. 

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Watch: World's Deepest Fish Lurks 5 Miles Down in Mariana Trench

Video footage shows a delicate, transparent animal with a doglike head more than five miles down.
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7500-year-old underwater village may have been oldest olive oil production ... - Ancient Origins

7500-year-old underwater village may have been oldest olive oil production ... - Ancient Origins | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
An underwater excavation site off of Haifa, Israel, has revealed a 7,500-year-old water well and Neolithic village.
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Two Roane State Scientists Break World Record For Living Underwater - The Inquisitr

Two Roane State Scientists Break World Record For Living Underwater - The Inquisitr | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Two scientists from Roane State Community College have broken the world record for the longest time anyone has lived under the sea, having spent nearly ten
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Video: Jellyfish Industry Meets Resistance In South Carolina

Video: Jellyfish Industry Meets Resistance In South Carolina | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Many have hailed the market for cannonball jellyfish as a saving grace for struggling shrimpers. But residents of Beaufort County, where a new plant is in the works, aren't so sure.
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First Underwater Museum in Europe to Be Completed by Late 2016

First Underwater Museum in Europe to Be Completed by Late 2016 | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Tourists will soon have another reason to flock to the Canary Islands -- besides the beautiful weather and beaches. The islands will be home to Europe's first underwater museum and also the first to be constructed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
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Diving accidents down again this year

Diving accidents down again this year | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
n the last three years the number of reported incidents has declined by approximately 60 per year. Are people doing less diving, keeping quiet about incidents or diving more safely.
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'Pioneer' plumbs murky depths of a scary diving challenge - Los Angeles Times

'Pioneer' plumbs murky depths of a scary diving challenge - Los Angeles Times | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
There's genuine history behind Norway's involving "Pioneer," though this drama is not based on real events but rather "inspired" by them. That difference makes for a more absorbing film than it might otherwise have been.
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Erotic German carp calendar makes interesting Christmas gift

Erotic German carp calendar makes interesting Christmas gift | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Your friends and family desperately deserve erotic carp calendars for Christmas this year.
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A shipwreck in the background would be nice. 

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You Have to SCUBA Dive To Reach Sony's Underwater Store - Gizmodo

You Have to SCUBA Dive To Reach Sony's Underwater Store - Gizmodo | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Some retailers believe that it's important to make their stores easy to find. They'll even pay a premium for space in popular malls or streets with lots of foot traffic.
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