Author Archive for: Mia Thomas

Awesome Drift Dives Around the World

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Nov 28, 2013
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Awesome Drift Dives Around the World

At some point in every diver’s life, there comes a need for speed. This is when many turn to the option of drift diving rather swimming into the current.  “Going with the flow”, of the current that is, the entire dive gives them speed that otherwise is unheard of. There are many places throughout the globe that are excellent locations to drift freely. In this two part series, we’ll look at some spots known to be a drift divers dream. Let’s dive right into it.   TUMAKO...

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In the Deep – Bermuda

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Nov 21, 2013
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In the Deep – Bermuda

In the history of deep sea exploration, Bermuda has always ranked pretty high on the charts, although technical scuba and rebreather diving is completely new there. Otis Barton and William Beebe made history in 1934 as they descended a record-breaking 3,000 feet in their crude metal bathysphere.  Following in the footsteps of a more recent, unmanned ROV, sent out by Dr. Thomas M. Iliffe to find hidden caves underwater in Bermuda as part of a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administrat...

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Some of the Best Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

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Nov 15, 2013
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Some of the Best Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

Taking a cruise or being a on a liveaboard for diving can be one of the most rewarding experiences. However, suffering from motion sickness could put a damper on your plans of exploration.  But never fear.  Below are 11 faithfully tested and highly acclaimed ways to fight against it. Feed your body. For most people, an empty stomach is a more sensitive stomach. It is recommended that you should load up on carbs 45 to 60 minutes before you embark on your journey.  Also include some p...

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Florida’s Unforgettable Wreck Diving

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Oct 21, 2013
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Florida’s Unforgettable Wreck Diving

When divers dream of Florida, their first thoughts are usually of coral reefs in the Keys, or Gulf Stream drifts off the Atlantic coast. But if a road trip is involved, the drive all the way down to The Keys can be a bit too long for divers from the central states.  One option to consider is doing some wreck diving in Florida’s northern Gulf beaches. Dallas, Indianapolis and Cincinnati are all within a long day's drive, while it's another 800 miles to Key West. Distance isn't the only reason ...

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Strobe Placement for Ideal Underwater Photography

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Oct 3, 2013
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Strobe Placement for Ideal Underwater Photography

Underwater photography is one of the most beautiful forms of art.  However, mastering the craft of strobe placement takes some skill and much practice. Gathered here are five simple strategies to help dive photographers conquer strobe lighting placement. Staying within a few feet of your subject is the best way to get the most light, contrast and color when using strobes. After about five feet away, the contrast and color will start to drop, even in the most perfect visibility.  If using tw...

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