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  1. Diving in Alaska!

    Quote Originally Posted by divealaska View Post
    I'm sorry to have neglected this forum for 8 years! I typically find little time for cyber-diving, but it seems as though the time has come. We run a dive charter boat in Resurrection Bay, Alaska. The shore side town is called Seward, and it has all the modern conveniences you could ask for from great restaurants to nice hotels. Our charter boat operates mostly on weekends, but occasionally we'll put together a trip mid-week if we get enough demand. Our rates are $150 per person/ per day. Our shop
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  2. The green monster

    We descend to -45m, as planned. The light from the surface is fading quickly in this endless gradient of green.
    Sometimes the ocean is a bit like space, only it's filled with water. And technical divers are like astronauts, only they like to wear black. Underwater, like in space, you give up the ability to walk and breathe freely, but you fly and explore a new world. And that is the beauty of it. And as much as NASA does not fly to Mars just shake E.T.'s hand, technical divers don't necessarily ...

    Updated April 13th, 2013 at 11:25 AM by looka

  3. Getting wrecked in Subic Bay

    It had been a while, three years to be exact, since I had taken a dedicated dive trip so it was time to head back to the Philippines to see what the sub-aqua scene in Subic Bay was like. Originally a naval base established by the Spaniards in 1885, it became the largest US naval facility in the Far East. In 1991, the bay was transformed into a free-port economic and tourism zone and the dive sites were finally opened up to recreational divers as opposed to US military ...
  4. Flipper in Costa Rica - A PADI IDC and Divemaster review !

    I went to Oceans Unlimited for my divemaster and open water scuba instructor training and certification. I arrived in Costa Rica Dec 2 and flew out again on Feb 1, spending almost all that time in the Quepos/Manual Antonio area.

    I’ll summarize for those of you who don’t want to read the whole thing. If you get to Quepos and go scuba diving, or take courses with Oceans Unlimited & staff, including but not limited to JT, Bob, Ileana, Georgia, Catherine, Eddie, Pandora, and ...
  5. Military dive certifications?

    Why do dive shops not accept military dive cert.s?

    Surely instructional quality or insurance can't be reasons.