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The Dive Bus Curacao Expands Its Offerings Initially, the Dive Bus Curacao launched their FLY, DRIVE, DIVE and STAY packages at the DEMA Show last year, and due to their success, have expanded their offerings to other shows like the Toronto Outdoor Adventure Show and Beneath the Sea. The Dive Bus owners are Mark and Suzy, and Suzy commented on the Toronto show:.

Nauticam ships housing for Fujifilm X-T3 As the X-T3 can output DCI/UHD 4K at 60p with 4:2:2 quality over HDMI, a new M24 bulkhead has been incorporated into the housing to support an HDMI 2.0 connection to the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V housing for Atomos Ninja V 5" 4Kp60 4:4:2 10-bit Recorder / Monitor/Player.

Sea & Sea Announces TTL Converter for Canon EOS R Housing Sea and Sea has announced the Optical YS Converter/CR for their MDX housing for the new Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera. The converter attaches to the camera's hotshoe and turns the TTL signal into an LED light signal, making both TTL and manual strobe exposure possible.

The Best Locations to Swim & Dive with Whale Sharks by Month There are many destinations around the world to swim and dive with whale sharks, so we wanted to provide you with a handy guide with the best places for every month of the year. Because most scuba divers are restricted to a certain time for their vacation, this article intends to introduce a few options for your whale shark adventures.

Scuba Tanks Market 2019 - Global Industry Analysis The global "Scuba Tanks market" research report presents all the essential data in the Scuba Tanks industry. The latest report helps users in analyzing and predicting the Scuba Tanks market at the global as well as local level.

Scuba instructor denies molestation claims A diving instructor has retaliated to reports aired in the Malaysian national press that he had molested two female tourists during a Discover Scuba dive in Semporna, Borneo on 31 March. The freelance instructor, James Jark, stated that in both cases he had been trying to adjust loose straps on the women's BCs.

SEI-PDIC Stresses The Importance Of Refresher Training Tom Leaird, the CEO of Scuba Educators International and PDIC International, is stressing the importance of divers undertaking skills and knowledge refreshers after being out of the water for a while.

Maldives Is For Scuba Divers The Maldives is an island country and archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It consists of a series of 26 atolls. Watch the following video of diving and free diving the Ari Atoll in the Maldives. This video was filmed with a GoPro Hero3 Black Edition by Nicolas Thiou,.

Tioman named greenest dive-centre Tioman Dive Centre in Malaysia has been declared the world's greenest centre, after winning the annual Green Fins Award for the member of the scheme with the lowest proven environmental impact. The award was announced by the Reef-World Foundation, international coordinator of the Green Fins environmental initiative.

Thai Cave Rescue: The Chalk, The Cheese I was amazed when the first two books on the subject were sent for review in December, fewer than five months from the conclusion of the event. To turn a book out in that time - wow! The first to drop through the letterbox was entitled The Boys In The Cave, by US journalist Matt Gutman.

Mystery Planet Planet Dive Holidays reckons you can “save big this summer” by booking trips to Bali through the tour operator. Read more…

Fragile - Why Turtle Hatchlings Need The Sea The Jetlagged's short film "Fragile" talks with sea turtle conservationist Siân Williams of the Gili Eco Trust, who explains why baby sea turtles need the sea immediately after they hatched out of their nests and why it is best to let nature take care of them.

Top Five Ways to Spend Your Dry Day in Raja Ampat Most divers have heard of Raja Ampat. If you’re going to be land-based when you visit, here are some tips for how to spend your dry day in Raja.

Crossing over from snorkeling to scuba diving in CHamoru Many passive bilinguals I've met have expressed keen interest in becoming active CHamoru speakers. I've been told that my last few columns on the subject have provoked lively discussion and inspired hope in those who are eager to reconnect with their mother tongue.

Ship Drags Sat Diver & Diving Bell to Danger at 300ft. What would have been just another day at work for saturation diver Chris Lemons, suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Chris was working in the North Sea repairing oil rig structures from a diving bell tethered to his ship the Bibby Topaz. The day of the incident everything was as normal as it could be.

Ancient wrecks found in Lebanon and Croatia A Lebanese dive-team is reported to have discovered what appear to be 11 Greek shipwrecks, dating back more than 2300 years. They believe that the vessels were involved in the historic Siege of Tyre, the campaign of Alexander the Great to occupy the island city in 322 BC.

An Underwater Photographer’s Guide to the Great Barrier Reef Stretching 1,400 miles along Australia's northeast coastline-the same distance from New York City to Miami-the Great Barrier Reef is the planet's largest living structure and the only one of its kind on Earth visible from space.

Back in the Saddle Life and work responsibilities then intervened. He became a father and the primary wage-earner, and those roles took priority. He no longer had time to dive. His equipment was packed away, but each time the family moved home, it came with them. Jim was still a diver after all.

Fujifilm X-T30 Firmware Update Addresses Quick Menu Button Sensitivity The new firmware will make the button slower to react to being pressed, making it harder to accidentally open the Q.Menu. Fujifilm has promised an additional update in June that will allow you to reassign a different function to the Q button, as you would with an Fn button, or disable it completely.

2019 Sony World Photography Awards Features Underwater Winner The World Photography Organization has announced the winners of the the 12th annual Sony World Photography Awards. The competition received a record 326,997 entries, submitted from 195 countries and territories, across 10 categories.

NiMAR Unveils Water Sports Housings for Canon EOS RP At the same time as announcing their underwater housing for the Canon EOS RP, NiMAR has unveiled three configurations of water sports housings for the same entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera.

NiMAR Announces Housing for Canon EOS RP Italian company NiMAR has unveiled their underwater housing for the Canon EOS RP, the entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera released in February. Designed around the new RF mount, the EOS RP features a 26MP CMOS sensor, 5fps burst shooting, Dual Pixel AF system with 4,779 AF points, and 4K/24p video.

Must Attend Earth Day Events 2019 This year is no different. On Earth Day, Monday, April 22, dive operators across the globe are making even more eco-minded efforts. And while we can't include all of the events hosted by our dive communities around the world, here's a look at a few that are coming together to make a difference.

Thai Rescue Diver Rescued From Cave in Tennessee Sorenson credits Josh's survival to his, Josh's, professional professionalism and calm state of mind. Having tried to make a few self-rescues and realizing that he wouldn't have enough air, Josh decided to wait for help to arrive. Fortunately, Josh was able to find a large air pocket in the cave to await his rescue.

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