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How to Pick the Best Liveaboard for Your Next Dive Vacation

Imagine crystalline seas gliding effortlessly beneath the hull of a 100-foot ship. You stand watching volcanic peaks seemingly appear from the depths below. Retreating to your private cabin in order to gather your camera, excitement grows as you head to the dive deck to suit…
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5 Tips For Choosing Your First BCD

I think most of us, whether you are a highly experienced dive instructor or an occasional holiday diver, can remember our first time donning scuba gear. At first it feels like “so much stuff”! Your instructor is explaining in great detail what every little gadget…
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TRUK LAGOON

Why Dive A Wreck When You Can Dive An Entire Fleet?    Truk Lagoon, also called Chuuk Lagoon, is not your average dive site. It was known as the “Gilbralter of the Pacific” and by the end of February 18th, 1944 became the biggest graveyard…
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BARE Your Drysuit Story - Win an X-Mission Drysuit

For a chance to win a free X-MISSION Drysuit (valued at $2799 USD), submit a video or photo along with a written testimonial explaining how your story intersects with the BARE story. Enter online!

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Incompetent and Unaware: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

The simple premise is that we don’t know what we don’t know. Even worse, we don’t know that we don’t know!! This double hit in competency was highlighted by a couple of social researchers Dunning and Kruger when they undertook a series of experiments to…
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Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?

Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?    If you dive less than 7 to 14 times a year you might want to take a refresher course before you go on your next big vacation or scuba dive adventure. You have either read something like this in your…
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Correcting Lens Distortion on Underwater Photos

Ultra-wide fisheye lenses are the preferred wide angle lens underwater due to their close focusing ability, sharp corners and wide field of view. Divers can usually get very close to their subjects with them, filling the frame, eliminating water which makes their photos lack sharpness,…
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Huish Outdoors launches North American website for Sharkskin

Huish Outdoors has launched a special North American website for Sharkskin, its popular Australian brand of technical watersports apparel. Sharkskin is an internationally recognized name in diving and watersports, but the Huish team felt a new site was needed for the North American dive community.…
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New Feature: Keyword Alert

Since the changeover to Xenforo, there are many new features on ScubaBoard.  One extremely useful function is the Keyword Alert.  This is similar to "Google Alerts" and can be easily configured to notify you when someone uses a keyword that is important to you.  This…
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Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida

DEMA is concerned that this ban is being proposed WITHOUT scientific data that indicate such a ban is warranted. Further, DEMA is concerned that these proposed restrictions are aimed solely at DIVING

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Dive Shop Video Marketing : it pays for itself

Dive Shop Video Marketing: A dive shop video production project explained. Professional video production for a struggling dive shop can seem to be a mystical and unattainable thing. This is not the case. Dive shop video marketing is easy and affordable and it's a good investment. Pete…
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