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San Diego Unparalleled – America’s Supreme Diving City

Dec 12, 2013
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San Diego Unparalleled – America’s Supreme Diving City

Many divers from San Diego can come across as annoying when diving in other locations. The constant comparison of their home diving spots to where they are abroad could easily bother the locals. But with the wonders and variety offered in San Diego, they have good reason to brag. EXPLORING WRECK ALLEY San Diego is a wreck enthusiast’s dream. A col­lection of purpose-sunk ships forms world-famous Wreck Alley that is headlined by the HCMS Yukon. This 366-foot Canadian...

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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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Top 15 Scuba Diving Sites in the World

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Sep 15, 2013
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Top 15 Scuba Diving Sites in the World

It is an intimidating and tedious task to pick out the top 15 Scuba Diving Sites in the world. How should I approach this, I contemplated. There are literally thousands of dive sites in the world, and of course, each and every site has its own pluses and minuses, not to mention that what one diver may like, may not be another’s cup of tea. However, after examining all of the available information, spending hours sorting, and studying so that you do not have to do the research, I have come up w...

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Top 15 Scuba Diving Liveaboards and Dive Destinations Worldwide

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Aug 26, 2013
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Top 15 Scuba Diving Liveaboards and Dive Destinations Worldwide

For those adventurous travelers looking for the best in liveaboards that the diving lifestyle has to offer, they need look no further. A list of the fifteen best scuba diving liveaboards on the planet have been compiled in order to act as a guide to show what options are available for those looking for the most unique experience. Liveaboards represent the height of exotic diving and picking the best liveaboards available is sure to give you an experience you will never forget. The Top...

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Scuba Diving at Raja Ampat – Loaded with Marine Biodiversity

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Aug 23, 2013
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Scuba Diving at Raja Ampat – Loaded with Marine Biodiversity

Raja Ampat Dive Sites are noted for having the most Marine Biodiversity in the World. For the most adventurous of divers, scuba diving at Raja Ampat and the desire to visit the most exceptional of diving sites can be a profound drive. One of the qualities that allow some locales to stand out as unique is in the area of marine biodiversity. When it comes to this scuba diving experience and feature, few locations on the planet can compare with the variability of marine life, fish species, coral ga...

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Cave Diving Mexico’s Blue Abyss

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Jul 25, 2013
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Cave Diving Mexico’s Blue Abyss

The Blue Abyss in Mexico has a reputation for hiding from divers. Due to a mapping system that is unreliable, to say the least, the site is somewhat difficult to find without speaking to someone who has been there. Luckily, many locals are willing to point you in the right direction. It is well worth the inquiry though because when you reach your destination, the exact color of blue will astound you. Some of the most beautiful formations and fauna are part of the ...

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