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  1. Tanon Strait, a Magnet for Dolphins and Divers

    by , November 26th, 2013 at 04:13 PM
    Negros Oriental locals know Tanon Strait by name. To divers, this connecting body of water between Cebu and Negros Islands, Philippines, is more than just a geographical marker. It’s a treasure trove of marine mammal species that are ready to delight both the young and the seasoned.

    According to the Online Magazine for Sustainable Seas, Tanon Strait is home to at least 10 out of the 21 whale and dolphin species found in the Philippines. Finding the various species in one go is a rare ...

    Updated November 26th, 2013 at 09:33 PM by teecup

  2. Lionfishkabob - Moray eel's feast

    by , November 24th, 2013 at 11:49 AM (DivemasterDennis-)
    Sometime soon I'll post my brief video of the events depicted here, but I want to share the story, which is very encouraging. One week ago today Debbie and I dove with local divemaster "Condor" at a sit called Ak, north out of Akumal Mexico, as he wanted to show us that the Green Morays of that are will eat mature lion fish. Down about 65 feet we located a decent sized green Moray under a ledge. Noting its location, off we went to spot and spear a lionfish or two. That did not take long. Even ...
  3. 2013 Image of the Year Award

    by , November 21st, 2013 at 04:43 PM
    Padre Trails Camera Club awarded me with this Recognition of Outstanding Achievement tonight! I won 2nd place for
    "IMAGE OF THE YEAR for 2012-2013"
    The winning image was from my 2013 January scuba trip to St. Kitts & Saba aboard the CEX II. It is a macro shot of a tiny Arrow-crab atop a Spiny Sea Urchin which I spotted on one of the wrecks off the island of Saba.

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  4. Noob Dilemma – Go for Rentals or Buy Your Own?

    by , November 18th, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    One of the first wrinkles that scuba diving newbies encounter has little to do with finding the perfect dive buddy or figuring out where to go on the next holiday.

    Rather, many worry about acquiring the needed equipment. Below are some great ideas set out by members of the Scuba Board to help you decide which option works best for you:

    Start with what you can afford.

    A lot of divers, especially students, actually start out by renting equipment ...

    Updated November 19th, 2013 at 10:26 PM by teecup

  5. Links and more proof...

    by , November 17th, 2013 at 03:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by scubawikileaks View Post
    As a note... One of the reasons for my inquiry is I lead trips to The Bahamas. I have met the folks at the chamber, and when I was visiting I saw the outrage of their Doctor over a recent case because they had just discharged a patient and his treatment was delayed many days because of the DAN Hotline bad advice. I secured correspondence between the Doctor and DAN’s president, as all the patient info was removed to protect privacy: http://tinyurl.com/ky48qer

    That is fairly objective