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Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live

Coverage of the 2018 Digital Shootout Is Now Live at www.thedigitalshootout.com Held every year in June and sponsored by Backscatter Underwater Video and Photo, full coverage of the world’s largest and longest running underwater photography and videography learning event, the Digital Shootout is now live.…
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Oceanic Quality Alert HP Poppet

QUALITY ALERT Oceanic Diaphragm-Style Regulators Purchased or Serviced between October 1, 2017 – May 25, 2018 Dear Customer,   We are sending you this email to notify you of a quality alert that requires your immediate attention.   There exists a possibility for the Oceanic…
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Hollis Quality Alert : HP Poppet

QUALITY ALERT: Hollis Diaphragm-Style Regulators Purchased or Serviced between October 1, 2017 - May 25, 2018 Dear Customer,   We are sending you this email to notify you of a quality alert that requires your immediate attention.   There exists a possibility for the Hollis…
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Nikon D850 VS Sony a7R III Underwater Review

Nikon D850 DSLR Camera VS Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera Underwater Comparison FULL FRAME SHOWDOWN! Over the last few months, we’ve had a chance to test two of the world’s most popular professional camera bodies, the Sony a7R III and the Nikon D850, to gauge…
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Message from CETATEK to all Divers:

BOOT-BINDING TECHNOLOGY FOR FINS   CETATEK is currently using KICKSTARTER as a platform to introduce the new abs binding-technology for fins to the general public. ABS is a fusion of hybrid boots, bindings and interchangeable modular fin blades. We are raising awareness for a quantum leap in the development of diving…
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Cebu and the Visayas Islands

Cebu and the Visayas Islands The Heartland of The Philippines.     Magellan had no idea how good the scuba diving in this part of the world was, but in 1521 when Spain was big time in to colonizing the world, you couldn’t find a decent…
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130 Years Closer to a Cover Shot

130 Years and Closer to a Cover Shot. A History of Underwater Photography Since 1893, when Louis Boutan first used a surface supplied hardhat to take photos underwater, divers have circled the globe to get an ever-elusive cover shot. The only problem was that aluminum…
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The Galapagos Islands: A Natural Selection for Divers

The Galapagos IslandsA Natural Selection for Divers    There are thousands of islands around the world where fish are plentiful, birds fill the trees, and volcanoes are still active, but there is only one group of islands that has changed so profoundly the way we…
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Scuba Diving Is Transformational

Scuba Diving Is Transformational! Has scuba diving changed your life? A recently released 2016 research study conducted by researchers at East Carolina University working with Outside Magazine showed the motivation for adventure travelers has changed from a former study completed in 2005. The new study…
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Tobago. The Less Known Dive Vacation Island

Tobago Drifting Along with Macros and Pelagics    From the smallest seahorse to an abundance of majestic sized mantas to gigantic groupers to perhaps the world’s largest brain coral, Tobago has something to offer just about every diver. It’s not always this black and white…
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Panasonic GH5 - Underwater Camera Review from Backscatter

We tested the Panasonic GH5 in our home waters of Monterey, CA and traveled halfway across the globe to Anilao, Philippines, then to Bonaire to round out our testing! Our main goal was to see if it would perform a manual custom white balance underwater and to…
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