Category Archives: Scuba News

Vancouver's First Major Artificial Reef Open to Divers

VANCOUVERS FIRST MAJOR ARTIFICIALREEFNOW OPEN TO DIVERS Vancouver, BC, 10 April 2015. The Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia(ARSBC) announces today that its newest artificial reef is now officially open forVancouver area divers to explore.Saturday, 4 April 2015 started off wet and windy as boats started to arrive atHalkett Bay to witness the sinking of…
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NOAA expands Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California

NOAA expands Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones national marine sanctuaries off northern California will both more than double in size following a final rule released today by NOAA. The expansion will help to protect the region’s marine and coastal habitats,…
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REEF is currently seeking applicants for Summer 2015 Marine Conservation Internship

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in Key Largo, FL is now accepting applications for Summer 2015 Marine Conservation Interns. ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: REEF’s Marine Conservation Internship provides an in-depth look into REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project and Invasive Lionfish Program. Geared towards college-age individuals and recent graduates, the internship provides diverse experiences including scientific diving,…
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NJ DEP Release: NJ DEP Moves Forward with Artificial Reef Plan

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2015 Contact: Lawrence Hajna (609) 984-1795 Lawrence Ragonese (609) 292-2994 Bob Considine (609) 984-1795 DEP MOVES FORWARD WITH ARTIFICIAL REEF PLAN PROPOSED RULE WILL STRIKE BALANCE BETWEEN RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING INTERESTS (15/P12) TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection this week proposed new rules that will fully implement a compromise…
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Gumbo Limbo Scholarship for High School and Graduate students in Marine Science

Friends of Gumbo Limbo's 2015 Scholarships This year, we are offering two merit-based scholarships of $2,500 to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in a field relating to Marine Science or is consistent with our Mission "To support coastal and marine education, conservation, research and preservation." We will also be offering one…
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US Department of Transportation Renews Permit 9791 through 2018 for PST Cylinders

(DNW) – The US Department of Transportation yesterday renewed the PST cylinder permit 9791 through the year 2018. Many industry members had been concerned about this permit expiring due to the large number of PST cylinders currently in use in the dive industry. According to officials with PSI-PCI, who spoke directly with the Associate Director…
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Sea Save Foundation - 2014 Auction: 50 Awesome Dive Trips!

The Sea Save Foundation 2014 FUNdraising auction is in full swing! With over $150,000.00 worth of SCUBA packages, artwork and celebrity experiences on the block, this is your chance to get a fabulous deal on dive travel AND support ocean conservation. Get the adventure of your dreams! You will be on your way to exotic…
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Robert Kurson Announces New Book at DEMA

Best-selling author, Robert Kurson, in conjunction with Random House and Duck Diver Marketing, is set to give DEMA attendees an exclusive first look at his new book Pirate Hunters. Pirate Hunters is set to release in June of 2015, and is available for pre-order on Amazon. Beginning at 10:00 AM on Friday, Nov. 21st, in…
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World's Deepest Dive Record Brokwn

DEEPEST DIVE RECORD BROKEN On September 18, Ahmed Gabr, a 41 year old Egyptian special forces diver, broke the world record for the deepest SCUBA dive wearing a BARE Trilam Tech Dry suit. 332.35 METERS (1090 FEET) DEEPGabr’s record-breaking dive took place in the Red Sea off the coast of Dahab, Egypt. He reached a…
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REEF Seeking Applicants for Spring 2015 Marine Conservation Internship

Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) in Key Largo, FL is now accepting applications for the Spring 2015 Marine Conservation Internship. ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP: REEF’s Marine Conservation Internship provides an in-depth look into REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project and Invasive Lionfish Program. Geared towards college-age individuals, the internship provides an array of diverse experiences including scientific…
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Coral Restoration and Conservation Internship

Coral Restoration and Conservation Internship Coral Restoration Foundation offers internships throughout the year for young, marine conservation minded individuals. The internship is designed to introduce individuals to the non-profit sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef ecosystems. The successful applicants will gain a range of experiences including office organization and field…
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