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Scuba Diving - Sleeping Bear Dunes

Scuba Diving – Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are a number of Lake Michigan attractions at the underwater preserve, from fascinating shipwrecks to a historic dock. The preserve's most popular site for diving is the most recently discovered one.
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Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor - Archaeology Magazine

Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor - Archaeology Magazine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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I bet there is more to find.
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Discovery of world's oldest astrolabe confirmed: shipwreck hunter

Discovery of world's oldest astrolabe confirmed: shipwreck hunter | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
David Mearns found the bronze disc during a dive on a shipwreck off the coast of Oman
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Nice find!
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Life Inside The Civil War's Most Dangerous Submarine

Life Inside The Civil War's Most Dangerous Submarine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
After changing the course of warfare forever, the H.L. Hunley disappeared for a century before its fate was finally revealed.
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Young daredevils use dam slipway as 'waterslide' - 9News

Young daredevils use dam slipway as 'waterslide' - 9News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A local council has issued a safety warning after a series of videos showing young people bodyboardin
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This is an easy way to drown. Damns and spillways are dangerous objects to be in the water on or near. We know people who have died doing this. 
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Possible New Piece of Antikythera Mechanism Found

Possible New Piece of Antikythera Mechanism Found | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered a "wealth of treasures" at the shipwreck including a mysterious bronze disc which could be a new part of the famed Antikythera mechanism.
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Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent

Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants
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the U-boat worx cruise 5-1700 series personal submarine

the U-boat worx cruise 5-1700 series personal submarine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
U-boat worx's cruise 5-1700 series is the world's deepest diving five-person submarine.
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It must be "buy a personal submarine" season. 
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Jem Cresswell's Photographs of Humpback Whales are Haunting and Incredible

Jem Cresswell's Photographs of Humpback Whales are Haunting and Incredible | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Photographers! Let's talk a little about this! Jem Cresswell's Photographs of Humpback Whales are Haunting and Incredible
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Some great photos. 
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Innovative suction robot is designed to hitchhike on the side of a shark - AIVAnet

Innovative suction robot is designed to hitchhike on the side of a shark - AIVAnet | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Innovative suction robot is designed to hitchhike on the side of a shark
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Bored With Multimillion-Dollar Yachts? Now You Can Buy A Luxury Submarine!

Bored With Multimillion-Dollar Yachts? Now You Can Buy A Luxury Submarine! | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Owning a multimillion-dollar megayacht is one of the highest pinnacles of luxury, one that is primarily reserved for royalty and Russia
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I think Mack might like one of these. 
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Hidden Treasure: The unveiling of ancient underwater forest off Alabama coast

Hidden Treasure: The unveiling of ancient underwater forest off Alabama coast | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Deep beneath the surface, off the coast of Alabama lies a hidden treasure not known to man for thousands of years: an ancient underwater forest.
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This is a quick follow up to an article we covered before. 
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Mysterious pink tube 'creature' baffles divers

Mysterious pink tube 'creature' baffles divers | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A bizarre gelatinous mass, measuring 9 feet long, was discovered off the coast of Australia.
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We covered this in the podcast this week. 
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TREASURE MIRED IN DISTRUST

TREASURE MIRED IN DISTRUST | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This story originally ran in the Palm Beach Post on May 28, 1995
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Treasure from the San Miguel d
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‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana

‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Divisions between state and tribal agencies could keep the door open for a most unwelcome visitor.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers find high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers find high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and fecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon. Organizers have vowed to improve the water quality to ensure…
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Does Anyone Actually Go Diving With a Dive Watch?

Does Anyone Actually Go Diving With a Dive Watch? | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Jason Heaton, who has dive-tested the world’s most illustrious timepieces, tells you what you really need in a dive watch.
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Why is Lake Erie covered in 700 square miles of green slime?

Why is Lake Erie covered in 700 square miles of green slime? | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Hundreds of square miles of western Lake Erie are covered in a shockingly green, slim
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Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent - The Crux

Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent - The Crux | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The government has an elaborate plan to stop a voracious new invader from eating everything in the Great Lakes. The thing is, the food’s already gone. 
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Do you think this will keep out the carp? Maybe good from bad?
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A tsunami’s worth of sea creatures landed along the Pacific Coast. Is this a problem?

A tsunami’s worth of sea creatures landed along the Pacific Coast. Is this a problem? | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
They survived the trip by hitching a ride on plastic docks, coolers and other debris.
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Tragedy Strikes Multiple Scuba Record Attempts – DeeperBlue.com

Tragedy Strikes Multiple Scuba Record Attempts – DeeperBlue.com | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Capping a bad week for diving, when two divers have died attempting record dives
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Lot's of risk. 
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Aston Martin reveals designs vacuum cleaner and submarine

Aston Martin reveals designs vacuum cleaner and submarine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Aston Martin, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, has unveiled a submarine design, which is the precursor to an 'exclusive, strictly-limited edition submersible' for the super-rich.
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I'll take two of these. 
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Haunting pics show wrecked amphibious tanks sunk during practice runs for D-Day landings

Haunting pics show wrecked amphibious tanks sunk during practice runs for D-Day landings | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Six servicemen drowned in disastrous exercise off the coast of Dorset, witnessed by Winston Churchill, King George VI, General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery. A combination of poor weather and launching the tanks too far out at sea were responsible for the tragedy
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JFD Emergency Rebreather Rated Safe Up to 450msw

JFD Emergency Rebreather Rated Safe Up to 450msw | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
JFD has confirmed that its new COBRA (Compact Bailout Rebreathing Apparatus) system has passed further trials rating it safe for use at depths up to 450 metre sea water (msw). Released earlier this year, COBRA is a new bailout solution designed to replace conventional SCUBA bailout methods, providing divers with a extended supply of breathing […]
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Not something we expect to see used in recreational scuba diving, but it is interesting that a rebreather is being used as a bailout. What is the bailout for the rebreather?
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60 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Shipwrecks Found in Dead Zone of Black Sea (Photos)

60 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Shipwrecks Found in Dead Zone of Black Sea (Photos) | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
60 fantastically preserved ancient shipwrecks were recently discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea, in an oxygen-free zone known as a “dead zone.” They include galleys from various ancient empires, such as the Byzantine, Roman, and Ottoman empires. Scientists were using underwater robots to survey the effects of climate change off the coast of …
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This is better then the original source we found. 
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