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Sustainable Diving: A guide to Becoming a Sustainable Diver - DIVE.in

Sustainable Diving: A guide to Becoming a Sustainable Diver - DIVE.in | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As Scuba Divers, we get to see experience a world under water. But we also see the negative impact, and we have a responsibility to save the environment.
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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.

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Thumbs up girls!!!

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Why You Shouldn't Scuba Dive

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Why You Shouldn't Scuba Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Still, it shocks me to hear some of the myths on why people don't want to dive. Some of the most common myths include: scuba diving is too hard; there is nowhere around here to go diving; scuba equipment costs too much; or my favorite is that scuba diving is too extreme or dangerous.

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just published @ Scuba Scoop!

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Why YOU Should Go Tech

Why YOU Should Go Tech | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

I have often been asked by divers, “why do you do technical diving?” The response I give them is generally something to do with shipwrecks.

The truth is there is not one definitive reason for people to go “Tech” some people are interested in deep exploration, some in cave exploration, some in wreck exploration....... The common factor with each of these is exploration.

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Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York - dive Wreck Valley - Dive Sites - The Mud Hole Chart

Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York - dive Wreck Valley - Dive Sites - The Mud Hole Chart | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Deep and dark, the Mud Hole is the Hudson River's channel from a time when the oceans were much lower. Today it collects all the silt and sediment that the river carries out to the sea, making it a very fertile fishing ground, frequented by pelagic fishes and large sharks.

With depths ranging from 130 to 200 ft and difficult diving conditions, most Mud Hole wrecks are beyond the capability of a typical recreational diver without specialized equipment and experience. Where river water mixes with seawater, suspended particles form a constant snow of sediment in a process known as flocculation. This results in very dark and turbid conditions, often with visibility measured in inches and total darkness at the bottom. In addition to this, most Mud Hole wrecks are heavily fished, and are covered with dangerous tangles of monofilament and fishing nets

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Get ready for the 2014 dive season

Get ready for the 2014 dive season | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The 2014 dive season is underway and if you aren’t ready to grab your dive bag and head off for your next exotic location, what are you waiting for?  Before
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Divers Alert Network, Swivel O-Ring Pops Out Underwater

Failure of a swivel O-ring causes an emergency ascent.
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The 25 Best Freshwater Dive Sites

The 25 Best Freshwater Dive Sites | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ever been freshwater scuba diving? Freshen up your dive locations! These freshwater experiences - from Iceland and the Great Lakes to China and the Florida springs - offer an exhilarating change of pace.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diver checks off item on 'bucket list' with Bonaire dive

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diver checks off item on 'bucket list' with Bonaire dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Bonaire's licence plates proudly declare that it is a "Diver's Paradise" and after experiencing the underwater beauty off its coast, I can vouch for that claim.

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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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Cold Water Diving

Cold Water Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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DIVE LAWYER: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong?

DIVE LAWYER: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SD's law pro discusses whether your buddy is your legal responsibility
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Why and When to Scuba Dive with Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas? - Book Your Dive

Why and When to Scuba Dive with Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Would you like to scuba dive with Tiger sharks in the Bahamas? This article explains where to find tiger sharks in the Bahamas and what the best time of year is to scuba dive with them.
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Lake area woman dies in scuba incident abroad

Lake area woman dies in scuba incident abroad | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
COZUMEL, Mexico — A woman from the Lake of the Ozarks died on Wednesday while scuba diving, according to one of her fellow divers.
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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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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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10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet

10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet

Divers share a deep connection with the ocean. You can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive, travel and more.

Be a Buoyancy ExpertBe a Role ModelTake Only Photos – Leave Only BubblesProtect Underwater LifeBecome a Debris ActivistMake Responsible Seafood ChoicesTake ActionBe an Eco-touristShrink Your Carbon FootprintGive Back
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How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The vanishing octopus is back. This stunning cephalopod, caught on video by Roger Hanlon, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, has been ...
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