Category Archives: ScubaBoard News

Dive Dry with Dr. Bill #474: Filming the Great White

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL #474: FILMING THE "GREAT WHITE" If you are a regular reader of this column, you are already aware that I have had the pleasure of filming great whites from a cage in the waters of Guadalupe Island off Baja California back in 2005. That scientific expedition to tag these magnificent…
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Technical versus Recreational Scuba Diving: Why is there a need for Limitations?

Technical versus Recreational Scuba Diving: Why is there a need for Rules, Boundaries and Limitations?by Andy Davis © Scuba Tech Philippines 2011 There is currently a strong debate about the need to differentiate between recreational and technical scuba diving. Some people believe that 'diving is diving' and question the need to draw a distinct boundary…
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DAN Adds New Presentation to Online Video Lecture Series

DAN Adds New Presentation to Online Video Lecture Series [highlight]Dan Orr’s Popular Fatalities Lecture Will Now Benefit All DAN Members[/highlight] Earlier this year, Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) added a new offering to its online education lineup: a new video lecture series featuring DAN experts discussing a variety of topics of common interest to divers. The…
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Dive dry with dr. Bill #464: Topsmelt

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL #464: TOPSMELT I've been working on a few new episodes of my cable TV show, one of which focuses on the "baitfish" in our waters. "Baitfish" do not represent a scientific group of related species. They are the schooling fish that are often used by anglers to catch larger, predatory…
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Dive dry with dr. Bill #462: Brittle stars

DIVE DRY WITH DR. BILL #462: BRITTLE "STARS" Some of my readers may remember that I have an interest in astronomy as well as the marine environment. A few of you joined my Halley's Comet watching events on the island back in 1986, and some of the lovely ladies may remember my promise to make…
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California Lobster Divers Can Get Free DVD!

Lobster season opens in California on October 1. Are you ready? Do you have your fishing license, spiny lobster report card, good bag, measuring device, light and gloves? If you're a California lobster diver, you can get a free DVD from Hammerhead Video. To do this, just post a picture of yourself on the Hammerhead…
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NASE Doesn’t Offer a Remedial Mask Clearing Course, Either…

We just finished a great new article on our scuba blog, check it out:NASE Doesn’t Offer a Remedial Mask Clearing Course, Either…Posted on August 17, 2011 by NASE WorldwideThe number one complaint among dive operators is that new divers can’tcontrol buoyancy. And no wonder! The typical scuba student spends up to 90 percent of his…
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This Guy Makes WET look NORMAL! Cool photos.....

Chris Crumley is making a great living shooting underwater models and making them look GOOD! Here's a story from DiverWire about this fun photographer. CLICK HERE TO SEE A COOL SLIDE SHOW UW MODELS SLIDE SHOW Chris Crumley is a well-known underwater photographer who is in demand regularly. His images have graced the covers of…
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