Category Archives: Travel

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. This year’s event was hosted by Coco View Resort (www.cocoviewresort.com)…
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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 set of fins or a mask and snorkel to save…
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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 housing with a good camera was too expensive for most…
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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 think about evolution of animal species; including how we even…
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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 revealed that adventure travelers crave transformative experiences, but not as…
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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 when you are talking about a dive destination. That is…
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Diving Holidays in Cuba - The Ultimate Guide

Scuba diving in Cuba is a new concept for most divers. Apart from its interesting history, culture and cigars, Cuba boasts some of the most thrilling diving and remains a hidden gem for scuba divers worldwide. Hosting the third largest reef in the world, diving holidays in Cuba are now becoming more and more popular.…
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How to Pick the Best Liveaboard for Your Next Dive Vacation

Imagine crystalline seas gliding effortlessly beneath the hull of a 100-foot ship. You stand watching volcanic peaks seemingly appear from the depths below. Retreating to your private cabin in order to gather your camera, excitement grows as you head to the dive deck to suit up. Feeling much like an explorer, you jump into far…
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TRUK LAGOON

Why Dive A Wreck When You Can Dive An Entire Fleet?    Truk Lagoon, also called Chuuk Lagoon, is not your average dive site. It was known as the “Gilbralter of the Pacific” and by the end of February 18th, 1944 became the biggest graveyard of ships in the world. Jacques Cousteau explored Truk in…
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Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?

Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?    If you dive less than 7 to 14 times a year you might want to take a refresher course before you go on your next big vacation or scuba dive adventure. You have either read something like this in your introductory scuba course, a dive magazine, or heard it down…
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We Dove or Did We Dive That Dive Site?

We dove or did we dive that dive site? Recently, at a well known dive destination, we overheard two scuba divers talking about a dive site where one of the divers dove the other day. The other diver happened to be an English major and insisted that dove was not the past tense of dive.…
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