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Treasure Trove of Gold Found

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Treasure Trove of Gold Found

Scuba divers accidentally uncovered a treasure trove of ancient gold coins dating back more than 1,000 years off the coast of Israel. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said, “The largest treasure of solid gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea.” Divers discovered the treasure in the seabed of the […]

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Award-winning Seahorse Photo

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Award-winning Seahorse Photo

Seahorses are hard enough to find and even harder to photograph. In March 2014, Dive Photo Guide (DPG) held an underwater photo contest titled “Seahorses, Seadragons, and Pipefish.”   The judges had a plenty of impressive photos to choose from, but this award-winning seahorse photo was an awesome finalist.   This photo of a thorny […]

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China’s Lion City Beneath Qiandao Lake

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China’s Lion City Beneath Qiandao Lake

Beneath the waters of China’s Qiangdao Lake (in East China’s Zhejiang province) lies Lion City, a fascinating, purposely flooded ancient city that scuba divers and archeologists love to explore. Qingdao Lake is a man-made reservoir for construction of the highly controversial Xin’an River Dam project in 1959. The Xin’an River Dam is a hydroelectric station whose structure and technology is replicated in other countries. More […]

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Save Money On Beach Vacations

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Save Money On Beach Vacations

The beach is an incredible experience for everyone; scuba divers and non-divers alike. Here are three simple ways showing how to save money on all your beach vacations. Regardless of whether you want to travel to far away shores or take a weekend trip to a nearby coast, everyone enjoys the beach experience. Don’t miss giant […]

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What Are the Main Jellyfish Types?

What Are the Main Jellyfish Types?

What are the main types of jellyfish? More than 350 jellyfish species have been identified, but scientists believe as many as 2000 species exist worldwide. Jellyfish live in all the world’s oceans and some freshwater lakes. Jellyfish live in fresh water bodies that connect to sea water. Jellyfish live in waters within and surrounding the Antarctic, Australia, […]

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Scuba Diving Crater Lake, Oregon

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Scuba Diving Crater Lake, Oregon

Scuba Diving Crater Lake, Oregon – Labor Day 2012 Planning a Labor Day trip to Crater Lake over the 2012 weekend? Leave your scuba diving equipment at home. The National Park Service has temporarily closed the lake to scuba diving over the threat of invasive species. Park rangers say they’ll keep the lake off-limits to divers […]

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Flying After Scuba Diving

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Flying After Scuba Diving

Experienced divers practice specific rules for flying after scuba diving. Why Do Divers Have to Wait to Fly? The answer relates to pressure inside the body. If the surface is the baseline, each person has one atmosphere of weight at this level. Divers do not notice this weight. However, for every 33 feet (10 meters) […]

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Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

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Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

Plan to scuba dive at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Looe Key is a living coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It lies south of Big Pine Key. This reef is within a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA). Part of Looe Key is designated for Research Only to protect some of the patch […]

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Scuba Diving Vacation in Cozumel

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Scuba Diving Vacation in Cozumel

Plan a super scuba diving vacation in Cozumel with plenty of excitement for everyone in your group or family. Cozumel lies in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is opposite Playa del Carmen and near the Yucatan Channel. Visitors save up to 70% off vacation travel by scheduling trips during the summer months. Cozumel’s summer climate In May […]

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Navy SEALs – America’s Extreme Divers

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Navy SEALs – America’s Extreme Divers

Navy SEALs  Are Extreme Scuba Divers The Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, and Land teams) are the United States Navy’s principal special operations force and extreme scuba divers. SEALs are a part of the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) and the maritime U.S. Special Operations Command. SEAL training is aerobic and mostly underwater. SCUBA (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) and combat swimming are top priorities for […]

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What’s So Great About Drift Diving?

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What’s So Great About Drift Diving?

What’s so great about drift diving? The drift dive is the epitome of fun and easy. Ideal conditions and some planning ensure a great diving experience. Scuba diving for most people is a recreational pursuit. People don’t dive because they have to; they dive because they enjoy some aspect of the sport. Adventurous divers often […]

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3 Poisonous Jellyfish and Where They Live

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3 Poisonous Jellyfish and Where They Live

Jellyfish are one of the most prolific creatures to inhabit the marine waters of the world. They have survived 500 to 700 million years and have developed a sophisticated system for self-protection. Scuba divers sometimes unknowingly cross the stinging tentacles of a jellyfish. These encounters are usually painful but treatable. Some jellyfish stings, however, are often poisonous […]

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More Jellyfish News

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More Jellyfish News

We can’t seem to get enough jellyfish news! Why? Maybe it’s because jellyfish have been around at least 500-700 million years, and their numbers are multiplying uncontrollably. Jellyfish can live where no other creatures can or will: in toxic waters created by humans, in areas where their predators are over fished, and at incredible ocean […]

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Bora Bora Island Paradise Diving

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Bora Bora Island Paradise Diving

Bora Bora is a main island in the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the area called Oceania. It is known as one of the most beautiful lagoons in the world, an island paradise. Novelist James A. Michener writes that Bora Bora’s blue lagoon is “so stunning, that there are really no adequate words to describe it.” […]

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The Elusive Octopus

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The Elusive Octopus

Scuba divers who have sighted an octopus slipping and sliding discretely across the ocean floor or safely hiding within its surroundings are truly fortunate. An octopus is one of the most fascinating sightings for a diver. Over 300 species of octopuses live in oceans and seas around the world. They have eight tentacles, no backbone, three hearts, […]

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Rebreathers Enhance Recreational Dives

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Rebreathers Enhance Recreational Dives

Can a scuba rebreather enhance recreational dives? Simply put, a rebreather allows recreational scuba divers to stay underwater longer than the typical scuba breathing apparatus. What is a rebreather? A scuba rebreather is a breathing mechanism divers wear to recycle exhaled gas with oxygen. Conventional recreational scuba gear enables divers to breathe in through the mouthpiece and get […]

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Best Sites to See Marine Life

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Best Sites to See Marine Life

Best Sites to See Marine Life Belize. In April, May, and June, southern offers opportunities to scuba dive and snorkel with the gentle whale shark. Look for these pelagics three days before the full moon until three days after the last quarter moon. The spawning of Cubera snapper attract whale sharks. April through June is also the […]

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Spectacular Nudibranchs

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Spectacular Nudibranchs

One of the most fascinating sea creatures that scuba divers seek is the bottom-dwelling, jelly bodied nudibranch (NEW-dih-bronk). Their shapes and colors vary wildly, but these shell-less mollusks are part of the sea slug family, Nudibranchs bear some of the most unusual shapes and intricate patterns of any animal on Earth.  As some of the most beautiful […]

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What Is Scuba Diving?

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What Is Scuba Diving?

Scuba diving is a water sport that enables people to breathe underwater while exploring fascinating and unbelievable oceanography and vast marine life. The word SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. For safety reasons, scuba divers usually dive with a partner or buddy. This article applies to recreational diving as opposed to technical diving. Scuba Training […]

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Scuba Diving the Spanish Canary Islands

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Scuba Diving the Spanish Canary Islands

Scuba divers enjoy the variety and uniqueness of the marine life in the Canary Islands. These Spanish islands are well-traveled by European tourists. The islands offer many above water and underwater activities. When to dive: Year around. June to October is warmest for diving. In winter, a dry suit or 7mm semidry is enough. In warmer months, a […]

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