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  1. Taravana. or Shallow Water Blackout, by John C. Ratliff, NAUI #2710, March 14, 1997

    Quote Originally Posted by John C. Ratliff View Post
    I wrote this piece quite some time ago, and present it on this thread (Shallow Water Blackout) and as a blog as I wrote it.
    Taravana is the South Sea Islander’s name for a disease which can effect all breath hold divers. It is a deadly disease, and is also known as an expert’s disease, for it most often effects those who have a great deal of experience. However, it can effect anyone, diver or underwater swimmer, who stays underwater too long. It usually effect those who try various
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  2. Crowley's Blog - Sharks Served up for Supper in Sharm! Grrr!



    The above are two photos that have recently surfaced in Sharm - actually they've been Facebooked to death already but since I am one of the few remaining people on the planet that doesn't have facebook, I missed them at first. They've already been reported to HEPCA and you can find the news article here. ...
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  3. PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience - Because life on land is just SO last season

    PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience - Borneo Dream, Kota Kinabalu

    Because life on land is just SO last season

    Are you, like many people, somewhat bored with life on land? Have the trees, birds, buildings, and streets got you down? Are you starting to feel that if one more person makes a comment about the weather, you might just snap, and do something that reporters will later refer to as “misguided” and “regrettable”? Would you like to try scuba diving?

    If ...
  4. SeeN Today at Macro Haven dive site, Sabang beach,Puerto Galera,Orriental Mindoro,Ph

    Seen today( 25,Jan.'13,) Juvenile Shaggy Frog fish at Macro Haven dive site
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  5. Underwater Photography tips

    I put this post together in reply to a diver who is paraplegic, and wanting to do a night underwater videography in the tropics while on vacation.

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    ...Shooting with video lights separate from you camera can be a good thing. It will help reduce back scatter. That being said, you have to be able to frame your video to see if the lights are giving you the coverage you need. You also have to be steady with your head an hands otherwise you have uneven lift coverage during your shot.
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