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How to Build A Save-A-Dive Kit for Scuba Divers What's in your Save-A-Dive kit? Here is practical information that can save-your-dive! And Key Largo's beautiful reefs! And an awkward Husky! And a sleepy cat! I mean, what else could you ask for?! Every scuba diver, from Open Water to Dive Instructor needs a save-a-dive kit handy for those last-minute emergency fixes.

Malaysia to extend marine protected areas around Sabah In the coral triangle, Sabah is home to some of the best diving in the world. The famous diving areas of Sipadan and Mabul islands are off the coast of eastern Sabah, with Layang Layang in the west. You can dive around Sabah all year round. The best time to dive the west coast is between March and May.

Dengue Fever: Incident insights #7 The diver was a 49-year-old female with over 200-lifetime dives. She had no known medical history, and didn't take any medications regularly and was generally healthy and fit. Her trip was to a favoured Caribbean island for a week-long dive holday.

'Squid Cannibalism' Photo Is Mantafest 2019 Winner Squid Cannibalism takes top place at this year’s Mantafest photography contest.

Photographer of the Week – Phil Elsasser Dog-faced puffer, Red Sea, Egypt. Sharpnose puffer, Bonaire. Common octopus with brain coral, Bonaire. Honeycomb moray eel, Bali, Indonesia. Roughhead blenny, Bonaire. Carribean reef squid, Bonaire. Hypselodoris kanga nudibranch, Bali, Indonesia. Pederson's cleaner shrimp, Bonaire.

What's hot at DIVE 2019? The UK's biggest annual event for scuba divers, the NEC Birmingham Dive Show on 26/27 October, is fast approaching! What's hot at DIVE 2019? Don't miss the chance to:. DIVE 2019 opening times are 9.30-6.00 on Saturday 26 October and 9.30-5.00 on Sunday 27 October.

Learn About The Florida Keys And Help With 'Voluntourism' At This Year's DEMA Show Visit the Florida Keys booth #743 at DEMA Show 2019 to learn about all the activities and efforts undertaken to protect the keys, and how you can help.

Seal-saving, scuba-diving grandmother honoured for volunteer work A grandmother from Ipswich has collected an award for her incredible work saving seals along the Suffolk coast.

The PADI 5 Star Scam + 10 Ways A Good Dive Center is REALLY 5 Stars! 5 Star Scuba Diving Center! Luxury! Service! Actually, it doesn't mean that at all. I'm breaking down the PADI requirements for being one of their 5-Star Centers and giving you the lowdown on what they really mean, AND giving you 10 suggestions for what an actual 5-Star Dive Operation should look like!

Download the Enhanced 2019 DEMA Show Mobile App Enhance your DEMA Show experience with the DEMA Show 2019 Mobile App, now available for download! Look-up Exhibitors, create your own schedule, connect with other Attendees and MUCH MORE!

Diving Community Champion Award Voting Deadline Soon Friday is the Deadline to Vote for the 2019 Diving Community Champion Award. DEMA's new Diving Community Champion Award recognizes DEMA Member companies using diving to benefit their communities and the public. Nominations have been submitted and now it's YOUR turn to vote!

Sea Rovers Summer Internship Applications Now Being Accepted - The Sea Rovers Annual Summer Internship. The Boston Sea Rovers are currently accepting applications for the 2020 Sea Rovers Annual Summer Internship. Qualified graduating high school seniors, college freshman and sophomores interested in pursuing underwater careers are encouraged to apply to the Sea Rovers by November 15, 2019.

Heading to DEMA Show? Attend the GUE Conference The Weekend Before! Invest in your passion for diving and come hang out with explorers and passionate divers for a weekend of presentations, diving, and workshop in Gainesville/High Springs.

Popular Novelist Jon Coon Returns to Dive Industry with Exciting New Public Safety / Police Diver Thriller Well-known dive industry professional author Jon Coon will be releasing his latest novel Ghost River soon. Jon will be attending the upcoming DEMA Trade Show to introduce this highly-anticipated book. Here's a brief overview:. Ghost River is the thrilling story of badly constructed bridges based on actual events of collapsed bridges.

Earn Up to $40,897 on a Single Liveaboard using Maduro Dive's 15% Commission Policy Maduro Dive, the innovative leader in dive travel since 1980, has the most opportunities for group trip profits worldwide. There DEMA Group Specials for 70+ liveaboard whole boat charters provide 15% commission and all available benefits to every destination.

Humpback whales in Southwest Atlantic nearly back to ‘pre-hunting’ numbers Finally, after seemingly endless news reports about fatalities of humpback whales around our shores, as seen here, some positive news about their cold-water cousins in the Southwest Atlantic.

Seahorse diver wins Government climb-down Seahorse Trust founder and diver Neil Garrick-Maidment has won his battle to hold to account oil companies carrying out exploratory drilling at environmentally sensitive UK sites. He won his judicial review after Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, dropped her defence.

Underwater Photographer of the Week: François Baelen François Baelen is a 29-year-old French underwater photographer living in Reunion Island, in the west Indian Ocean. He currently works there as a general practitioner and holds a degree in hyperbaric medicine. He does, however, spend most of his free time underwater with his camera.

Capernwray - The Best Inland Diving Site In The UK? Capernwray quarry remained a well-kept secret in the scuba diving community for years before news spread in the early 2000s and the site rapidly became considered one of the best inland dive sites in Europe.

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies that resemble brains. There are many different species of brain corals and learning to identify them will help evolve your perception of the underwater world. If you're new to coral identification, look at our Coral Biology: Part I and Coral Biology: Part II articles.

Ikelite Announces Housing for the Canon EOS 90D Unveiled at the end of August, Canon's long-awaited 80D replacement-the 90D-features a much higher-resolution 32.5-megapixel APS-C sensor, 10fps continuous shooting, and the ability to shoot 4K/30p video using the full width of the sensor.

What Is Technical Diving? A Good Introduction To The Discipline. Part 1 of 2 Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most. What is Technical Diving? What makes a dive 'Tec'? I am a Technical Diving Instructor. I love teaching Technical Diving and I love going for tec dives for fun. I also love recreational diving. Once you've mastered recreational scuba diving, what comes next?

How to deal with an octopus bite: Incident insights #6 Payal Razdan looks at a case where a female diver has received an octopus bite as she tried to return it to the water after it was accidentally brought to the surface by her buddy. The diver was a generally healthy, 32-year-old woman with 130-lifetime dives.

Tanker to draw Malta wreck-divers The Hephaestus, a 60m-long tanker that ran onto rocks in Malta last year, is now set to be deliberately sunk as the Mediterranean islands' latest wreck attraction. The 885-tonne Togo-registered vessel is to be scuttled at a depth of 30-40m off Qala Point on Gozo, at a site chosen because it is clear of seagrass beds.

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