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Brief History of Scuba Diving – Scuba Before and Scuba Today

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May 29, 2013
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Brief History of Scuba Diving – Scuba Before and Scuba Today

The history of Scuba takes us back to the year 1942 – 1943 where Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves-Cousteau invented this underwater device, in the winters of Paris.

It was called the 'Aqua Lung'. It comprised of a twin-hose open circuit unit with an air hose, mouthpiece, regulator, harness and a back plate, and a tank. Compressed air is present in the cylinder of the tank mounted on the divers back and is inhaled with the help o...

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Advanced Deep Sea Diving – Nitrox

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May 29, 2013
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Advanced Deep Sea Diving – Nitrox

Nitrox is the term commonly used to refer to a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen like you breathe every day. However, with diving, it specifically refers to a mixture that is richer in oxygen and works well for deep sea diving. By enriching the mixture this way, it is possible to avoid much of the decompression restraints associated with deeper scuba diving. PADI, one of the foremost instruction platforms for diving certification, has special classes for learning nec...

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Review of Top Two Underwater Video Cameras on the Market Today

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May 29, 2013
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Review of Top Two Underwater Video Cameras on the Market Today

The top two underwater video cameras are the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon Rebel T4i. They are both very high-end DSLR cameras with exceptional video functionality that meets the highest resolution quality that can be displayed on a standard television screen. Additionally, both of them have higher data rates than other competitor camera manufacturers on the market which equates to clearer motion shots. The thing that sets the Canon 5D Mark III apart from other ...

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Liveaboards – Top Rated – Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives Offer Some Top Liveaboard Dive Locations

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May 25, 2013
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Liveaboards – Top Rated – Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives Offer Some Top Liveaboard Dive Locations

Wondering where some of the best liveaboard locations are is something that every diver that wants this unique diving experience will eventually do. The best liveaboards the world has to offer tend to be located in Asia. Thailand, Indonesia, and Maldives all have an astounding selection of top luxury ships that have a variety of amenities meant to enrich your time both on the ship as well as off. The Mermaid of Indonesia boasts packages including ten and 16-day tr...

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Best Underwater Camera Brands for Divers

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May 25, 2013
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Best Underwater Camera Brands for Divers

If you are trying to find the best underwater camera brands for divers, there are important considerations. First, a DSLR or Digital Single Lens Reflex camera is ideal since it allows for specialized lenses needed for the best picture. There are digital options but they are generally restricted by both shutter lag as well as dive depth so are not ideal. The camera should also have a low sync speed and high resolution. The best underwater camera for divers is the N...

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What Dive Shops Offer Beyond Lessons and Equipment

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May 25, 2013
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What Dive Shops Offer Beyond Lessons and Equipment

Dive shops are more than simply specialized shops that sell or rent diving equipment. A good dive shop can be source for information on best diving locations in the area, the latest equipment available and scheduled dive trips. They also offer value added services such as repairing and maintenance of dive equipment. Some dive shops offer scuba lessons and advanced dive training. If you are looking for a dive shop that provides beginner open water diver course or a...

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Compass Point Grand Cayman – Land-Based Resorts – Diving Sites in the Caribbean

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May 22, 2013
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Compass Point Grand Cayman – Land-Based Resorts – Diving Sites in the Caribbean

A riot of colors await you as you slip into teal waters that kiss sun drenched beaches as the ocean beckons you to explore her secrets. Divers enjoy pristine reefs, variety of fishes, sting rays, turtles, sponges, colorful corals,  and outstanding wall dives that many divers go to the east end for including over 55 incredible dive sites to delight all. With the best dive boats active in the Caribbean Ocean, and a professional staff that is second to none, Ocean F...

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Heron Island Resort – One of the Best Reef Diving Resorts in Australia

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May 22, 2013
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Heron Island Resort – One of the Best Reef Diving Resorts in Australia

Located just off the Queensland coast of Gladstone, Heron Island Resort is waiting for you to discover the Great Barrier Reef.  Listed as both a Natural Wonder of the World and an Underwater Natural Wonder of the World (wikipedia.org), the Great Barrier Reef is awash in awe-inspiring color and beauty. The water is teeming with marine life including sea turtles, reef sharks, manta rays, and 900 species of reef fish.  With 62% of the coral species found on the Gre...

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Scuba Lessons Begin With a Scuba Theory Online Course for Most People

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May 22, 2013
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Scuba Lessons Begin With a Scuba Theory Online Course for Most People

Scuba lessons begin with a technical online course before the Open Water (OW) diver course and scuba certification. Numerous individuals have begun scuba diving recreationally once passing the PADI course for Open Water Divers. Studying is part of scuba lessons as scuba diving demands each person have an excellent understanding and educated on the theory/technical part of diving (details, principles, ideas) and dive abilities (methods, techniques). The OW PADI Div...

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Cave Diving – Allows the Diver to Venture into Unexplored Territory

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May 1, 2013
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Cave Diving – Allows the Diver to Venture into Unexplored Territory

Cave Diving is one of the most challenging types of diving one can pursue, and is considered technical diving due to a deficit of free surface during extended periods of the dive and also involves decompression. Even with the risk, cave diving draws in scuba divers and cavers because of the possibility of unexplored territory in a cave, and the fact that it is a challenge. Exceptional facts--underwater caves contain plant materials not found anywhere else on earth...

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