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Diving incidents drop to lowest level in two decades

The number of diving incidents has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years, according to latest figures from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
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Cozumel's Most Fascinating Underwater Creatures

Cozumel's Most Fascinating Underwater Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you planning to dive in Cozumel soon? Judy G's photography showcases the marine life you can expect to see underwater on the famed reefs of Mexico's largest Caribbean island.
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Diving Purpose-Sunk Wrecks

Diving Purpose-Sunk Wrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Most real shipwrecks are little more than piles of wreckage, but are you still looking for that ghostly allure of diving a former steamer? Check out some of our favorite purpose-sunk wrecks - they're just as good, and maybe even better, than the real thing.
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Sunken World War II Plane Turned Into Scuba Playground

Sunken World War II Plane Turned Into Scuba Playground | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Just off the coast of Kas, Turkey, a World War II plane sits over 65 feet below the surface, hosting a party of men in scuba gear instead of soldiers strapped into parachutes.

The DC-3 Dakota plane was sunk on purpose, specifically to become an attraction for scuba divers and historians from around the world. Where it once carried paratroopers, the fuselage is now home to schools of fish, shrimp, and even barracudas.

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Sidemount: For open water divers too! | DIVER magazine

Sidemount: For open water divers too! | DIVER magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Once a technique exclusive to elite cave explorers, sidemount diving today is trending in the ranks of recreational divers. Versatile and comfortable, the rig merges a specially designed wing with a harness and thanks to companies such as Hollis, Dive Rite and Golem Gear, they’re easy to dive straight out of the box.

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How to Conserve Air on a SCUBA Dive? - Book Your Dive

How to Conserve Air on a SCUBA Dive? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
5 tips to help you conserve air on SCUBA dives. To conserve air their are a some simple tricks that will help you conserve air while diving
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Thumbs up for seniors diving | DIVER magazine

Thumbs up for seniors diving | DIVER magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

So what about the sea and diving for us geezers? If I could shake Poseidon’s hand and slap him on the back with heart-felt thanks I would do so many times over. The simple fact is that when you drop into the sea with your aqualung, all gravity is shuffled away. Balance is restored. A flick of your fins and you move through the aquatic world as if on a magic carpet. You may not be able to run a marathon or play vigorous singles tennis any more, but with your wits still about you and the ability to travel, you can continue to explore and enjoy diving.

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The X(X) Factor: Observations on Women in Underwater Imaging

The X(X) Factor: Observations on Women in Underwater Imaging | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Perception is a strange, scrappy and stubborn thing. It’s no surprise that many decades ago diving was considered a man’s prerogative, but women have since pushed their way into—and excelled at—the most macho niches of the sport.

Kathy Dowsett's insight:

Thumbs up girls!!!

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Cold Water Diving

Cold Water Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Love Jerry King's cartoons!

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5 of The Best Wreck Dives in Aruba - Book Your Dive

5 of The Best Wreck Dives in Aruba - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you wondering if Aruba is a good location for wreck diving? In this post we tell more about 5 of The Best Wreck Dives in Aruba.
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Photo Gallery: Blue Light Photography

Photo Gallery: Blue Light Photography | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Photo pro, Mike Bartick, inspires with his gallery of blue light photography and tips and tricks on how to get the right exposure.
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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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Simply Scuba Blog » 10 Tips to Prevent Your Dive or Snorkelling Mask From Leaking

Simply Scuba Blog » 10 Tips to Prevent Your Dive or Snorkelling Mask From Leaking | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A leaking mask is possibly one of the most irritating things that can affect a diver or snorkeller. Following a few simple steps can help ensure you get a great
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Health Tip: The Aging Diver

Health Tip: The Aging Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Question: I will be turning 60 next month and am concerned that I will have to give up diving in the near future. Are you ever too old todive?Answer: As I too have joined the ranks of 'mature divers' (loosely defined as over 50), I am increasingly more sympathetic in my response. ...
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How to Make a Living as a Scuba Diver? - Book Your Dive

How to Make a Living as a Scuba Diver? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Diving jobs on offer in marine construction, boating industries and offshore installations all of which need fully qualified and experienced people in the water. What you need to do is decide in what kind of industry you would like to work.
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UK diver claims CCR depth record

UK diver claims CCR depth record | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
UK technical diving instructor-trainer Will Goodman has claimed a record dive to 290m using an unmodified JJ closed-circuit rebreather.
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Debunking Myths About Shark Diving

Debunking Myths About Shark Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Globally connected, Shark Angels around the world are taking action locally, fueled by empowering tools, a collaborative community, and a shared passion for sharks. Through positive education, media and grassroots outreach, Shark Angels are changing the future for sharks. Earn your wings today.
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Dive Boat Operators In Florida Face Charges for Illegal Shark Feeding - Scubaverse

Dive Boat Operators In Florida Face Charges for Illegal Shark Feeding - Scubaverse | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Although feeding fish has been banned in Florida waters since 2002, some tour operators are trying to skirt the regulations, resulting in charges being brought against four men accused of illegally feeding sharks and other fish within Florida’s territorial waters. An investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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Lessons For Life: Helping Hand?

Lessons For Life: Helping Hand? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An experienced diver tries to manage a panicky newer one, with tragic results. Learn from these important Lessons For Life.
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Diver's Guide to Live-Aboards

'Eat, sleep, dive' is the motto of live-aboard life. Sound good? We've compiled expert tips and tempting tales of some of the best live-aboard experiences out there to help set your planning in motion.
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Can You Dive With Breast Implants - How Does Scuba Diving and Water Pressure Affect a Diver After a Breast Augmentation Surgery

Can You Dive With Breast Implants - How Does Scuba Diving and Water Pressure Affect a Diver After a Breast Augmentation Surgery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Can you scuba dive with breast implants? Yes, after an appropriate recovery time, scuba diving after a breast augmentation surgery is safe. How do breast implants affect buoyancy? Do breast implants compress underwater?
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