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Missing Russian 'lacked diving skills'

Missing Russian 'lacked diving skills' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Woman who disappeared on Koh Tao had only dived in a pool, also had chronic illnesses
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The Scuba News Canada

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About The Scuba News Canada Developed by a small team of dedicated scuba diving media professionals, The Scuba News Canada brings you the best and most up to date scuba diving information from around the Canada.


Covering everything from the world of scuba diving including: The Environment, Dive Centers, Dive Resorts, Diving Equipment, Photos and Videos, Diver Training and news which affects the whole scuba community.


If you have any questions about The Scuba News or you would like to contribute to our news and blog pages please do not hesitate to contact me::::::kathy@thescubanews.com



http://ca.thescubanews.com/

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Health Tip: Air Embolism

Health Tip: Air Embolism | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Q: I heard a lot about air embolism during my certification class. What causes it, and how can it be avoided?A: An air embolism (AGE) is caused by an overexpansion ­injury to the lungs, resulting in gas ­bubbles ­entering the circulation and ­blocking blood flow to vital ­organs. ­Symptoms ...
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10 Kinds of Freedivers » Freedive Blog

10 Kinds of Freedivers » Freedive Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In my years of freediving I’ve gotten to know a lot of divers, which has been (mostly) an absolute delight. I’ve had the privilege of diving with some of the top freedivers in the world, been asked to freedive with humpback whales with GroPro and every few weeks I get to join a group of new freedivers for classes and be reminded of why I started this whole thing anyway.

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Three things divers should never do::::

Three things divers should never do:::: | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

First, never dive alone. Always have a diving buddy in the water with you.

Second, never dive without checking and double-checking your equipment. Keep a pre-dive checklist to ensure that you have everything you need and that it is all in working order. You never want to dive with incomplete or damaged equipment.

Finally, don’t disturb the wildlife or the habitat. This is an important part of dive etiquette. You want to maintain the beauty and richness of the environment for other divers to enjoy.

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Watch brave scuba divers save a choking shark [VIDEO]

Watch brave scuba divers save a choking shark [VIDEO] | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Australian scuba divers courageously saved a shark from a cord that was strangling it -- the nurse shark's neck was wrapped in an elastic cord that was cutting into its gills. The divers brought th
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Divers Alert Network, Savvy Diver Prevents Uncontrolled Ascent

An experienced diver with an underwater scooter saves an unprepared diver who overbreathed his regulator and attempted an emergency ascent.
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Divers see rare flame shell species for first time in half a century

SCUBA divers have found a rare species in the waters off Orkney, believing it to be the first time it has been seen since the 1950s.
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Reef or Hazard? The Fate of Sunken Oil Rigs : DNews

Reef or Hazard? The Fate of Sunken Oil Rigs : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oil companies and environmental groups agree that leaving scuttled rigs on the ocean floor creates a rich environment for endangered marine species.
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Diver dies at Weeki Wachee park, deputies say

Diver dies at Weeki Wachee park, deputies say | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said it is investigating a fatal diving accident that happened at the Weeki Wachee State Park this afternoon.
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Lake Huron find raises hopes in search for signs of ancient human activity

Lake Huron find raises hopes in search for signs of ancient human activity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
DETROIT - The recovery of a pole-shaped piece of wood that's 8,900 years old and some 30 metres belo... - The Green Page - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Hyperbarics helps divers, those suffering from a myriad of diseases

Hyperbarics helps divers, those suffering from a myriad of diseases | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dave Reimer’s career as a commercial diver throughout Ontario spanned 43 years. When he retired he went on to saving lives of scuba divers and enhancin
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Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck

Underwater Fantasy Shoot in Bali: 7 Divers, 2 Models and 1 Underwater Shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
No photoshoot goes off without a hitch. But with the correct amount of planning in the way of a vision, schedule, proper team and backup equipment, the ris
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Israeli invention obviates divers’ need for periscopes

Israeli invention obviates divers’ need for periscopes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Researchers from the Technion - Israel
Institute of Technology have developed a new apparatus that enables divers
and submarines to see above the surface of the water without a periscope.
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Daring divers bring up bodies from Plura caves - The Local

Daring divers bring up bodies from Plura caves - The Local | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A team of intrepid Finnish divers have defied a ban on plumbing the depths of Norway's Plura caves and successfully retrieved the bodies of two of their country
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3 Health Tips For Aging Divers

3 Health Tips For Aging Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Look around dive boats these days and you'll see more than a touch of gray against that vast sea of blue. The generation that popularized our sport in the sixties and seventies is now a few decades older and still going strong, as evidenced by the fact that the average of DAN members is now 45, ...
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Interesting Facts About Ribbon Eels

Interesting Facts About Ribbon Eels | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ribbon eels are one of the amazing underwater animals only divers get to see. When the photo above turned up on PADI’s Facebook page from diver Swee Cheng, we decided to find out more about this fascinating creature. Commonly known as the ribbon eel, or blue ribbon eel, these colorful animals […]
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