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Best Critter Dives

Underwater science is usually rather dull. Hours spent collecting data. Data that's not particularly interesting in and of itself. Data that becomes interesting only when conjoined with similar data from other sites and times. The media stars of underwater science like Sylvia Earle and Bob Ballard reach out from the pages of a glossy book…
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Should Shark Week Focus on Conservation?

First aired on July 27, 1987, Shark Week has become an annual event. It is now broadcast in over 72 countries and last year over 30 million viewers tuned in worldwide. This is a fantastic forum to discuss the current plight of sharks, to discuss the 100,000,000 being killed each year, and to explain the…
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Some new AQUATIC allies join the fight against Lionfish in Roatan

Much has been written about the ongoing battle with the invasive lionfish population that is growing in the Caribbean and Gulf Coast. The invasive lionfish have no known natural enemies and are currently causing destruction to many once thriving reef populations. Sunday, in an exclusive interview with DiverWire.com, Nic Bach of the National Roatan Marine…
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A Day with Stephen Frink

Stephen Frink has oft been cited as the “Last Pro Photographer Standing” in the Scuba Industry. While this appellation might upset a few working photographers, no one can deny that the length, the breadth and, of course, the depth of this man's work far surpasses anyone working as a pro photographer today. His images are…
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Just Say Thanks - SUDS Diving

Saying “thanks", sounds easy but too often we let those opportunities pass us by. We see our men and women in the military at airports and throughout the community and they are most often always willing to help each other and lead a helping hand. The military community is fiercely committed to taking care of…
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Scuba Buoyancy Masterclass 4of9 - Assessing Your Weight Requirements

Assessing Your Weight Requirements Divers can achieve precise and correct weighting through the application of several assessment methods. As the diver progresses in experience, whenever they change equipment or whenever they change diving environments (salt/fresh water) they should re-assess their weighting. During initial stages of diver development, changes in breathing patterns and increased relaxation underwater…
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Anatomy of a 17th Century Shipwreck

Text written by John Mattera Photos by John Mattera & Howard Ehrenberg We do not know what name she went by, so we have given her one. As a matter of course, we have given her a few. Her name changes as we learn more about her, or more precisely, as we grow to know…
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Zeagle's Express Tech: The first and last BC most will ever need (or want)

This past April, I was introduced to the Zeagle Express Tech BC. It was worn by an instructor candidate (Walt Stearns) during his ITC and I was intrigued. I had seen a similar BC at Oxychek's booth at DEMA and pretty much thought the concept was the best in show. No, I don't know which…
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The Fumitsuki: A Destroyers Fight For Survival

The Fumitsuki A Destroyers Fight for Survival Text & Photos by Mike Gerken from The Wrecks of Truk Lagoon ©All rights reserved. The initial time I set eyes on the wreck of the Fumitsuki, I knew she was remarkable. Sitting erect in 120 feet of seawater on the sandy bed of Truk Lagoon in Micronesia,…
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My review on the VT3

Well, I was going to wait until our new "Articles Section" was up... but I just can't. Here is my review: The VT3: the first blush. OK, I have to admit: I love to dive with a computer. I have no problems trusting them and have done well over a thousand dives with no issues.…
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