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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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Diving in the Middle of Nowhere

Diving in the Middle of Nowhere | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Picture this: clear, warm water bathing spectacular coral reefs, clouds of fish, circling sharks, and 17 scientists intent on studying the pristine tropical marine ecosystems of the Southern Line Islands. What could go wrong? That these ecosystems are, at best, nearly two days' transit from modern medical facilities—they sit roughly between Hawaii and Tahiti—may not weigh heavily on the minds of our scientists.
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Elevator to the Surface

Elevator to the Surface | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From our Dive Training series 'Lessons For Life': Why diving beyond your fitness level and not properly controlling your buoyancy can be fatal.
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Ron Peters's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:39 AM

Lessons learned...?   

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Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal - The Navy is Investigating - The Mind Unleashed

Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal - The Navy is Investigating - The Mind Unleashed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Portuguese news reported the discovery of a very large under water pyramid first discovered by Diocleciano Silva between the islandsRead More...
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Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks

Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Triton Oxygen Respirator - With the Triton Oxygen Respirator, it might be possible to breathe beneath the surface of the water as if you were a fish. Requiring no bulky tan...
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Dr. E. Lee Spence, Marine Historian, Elected to Academy - The Epoch Times

Dr. E. Lee Spence, Marine Historian, Elected to Academy - The Epoch Times | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For Dr. E. Lee Spence it was formal recognition for his career as a shipwreck historian, underwater archaeologist, discoverer, diver and author.
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Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive

Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cenote Diving is one of the main scuba diving attraction in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and surrounding areas. Explore these ancient cenotes but come prepared.
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CaribbeanReady's curator insight, February 25, 2015 12:26 AM

If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world, do yourself a favor;  book a cenote dive.  A cenote is a fresh water cavern with relatively no sea life in it.  You enter a pool in the middle of a jungle and drop underneath a rock formation to begin your dive.  


The water is a brisk 72, so it's best to bring a wetsuit.  72 sounds warmer than it actual is so the wetsuit recommendation should be heeded.  The sights you will behold  on this type of dive are unparalleled and bringing an underwater camera is highly recommended.  A GoPro would do the job nicely as long as its the type with a light source.  There is nothing like this and you need to see it.


Ed

CaribbeanReady.com 

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11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Perhaps nothing ruins a dive trip more quickly than an urgent need to 'feed the fish' from the railing. Thus, most divers try very diligently to avoid getting motion sickness - but how? What really works?
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How your health will benefit from scuba diving - Book Your Dive

How your health will benefit from scuba diving - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ever wondered if scuba diving will benefit your health? Although no exact science it is hard to believe scuba diving does not benefit your health and overall fitness. In this article we explain more.
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Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers

Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Fatigue makes cowards of us all." When we're scuba diving, fatigue can do more than make cowards of us: It can endanger us. Swimming and fitness training will help ensure you are safe in the water and able to enjoy your diving experience.

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Blue Hole: What's On The Bottom?

When we dive at the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, the most common question that non-divers ask is, "What's on the bottom?" We decided to answer the qu...
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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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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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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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Anxious Daddy!!!

Anxious Daddy!!! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Myths « Be A Diver

Myths « Be A Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

If you don’t dive yet, some of what you “know” about diving might actually be wrong. A lot of these “myths” are perpetuated in the media and movies, and you might be surprised at what is right and what myths are “busted!” Which one of these myths have you been believing all along?

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I was going to ask....

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Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles

Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you dream of diving with turtles? Below are five great scuba diving areas for turtle sightings. You can click the link to get more information about the travel destination and start planning your trip!
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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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5 Tips: Diving in Kelp

5 Tips: Diving in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We've got advice on how to navigate through a kelp forest. Some of the world's best diving can be found in kelp forests, but this can be an intimidating environment, especially the first time.
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The ScubaDiver girls dive this in San Diego all the time---they are experts!

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Governor signs new West Hawaii fishing rules banning scuba spearfishing - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Governor signs new West Hawaii fishing rules banning scuba spearfishing - Hawaii News - Honolulu Star-Advertiser | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed new rules Saturday that would ban scuba spearfishing in waters of West Hawaii.The West Hawaii Regional Fishery Management Area Rules were developed over 10 years of di
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New Caledonia Expedition: Diving in a Place Where the Fish Have Never Seen Divers

New Caledonia Expedition: Diving in a Place Where the Fish Have Never Seen Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is hard to tell who is more surprised, us or the fish. Every time we jump in the water, we are immediately surrounded by a swarm of curious reef sharks.
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