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    1. ScubaBoard Site News

      Check here for official ScubaBoard Announcements.
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      Latest: Welcome to the New ScubaBoard HowardE, May 30, 2016
    2. Introductions and Greets

      New to Scuba? Or maybe just new to these forums? Well, by all means, start off here with a quick hello to introduce yourself. We promise, we don't bite... much...
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      Latest: Hello from NJ sionol, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:13 PM
    3. Passings

      Memorial threads for SB members (and other divers) who are no longer among us. Please note: this forum is not meant for accidents threads. Those threads can be posted in the Accidents and Incidents forum.
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    4. ScubaBoard Articles

      Comments from our article portal.
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    5. ScubaBoard Invasion 2017 Roatan

      ScubaBoard's Upcoming Invasion to Anthony's Key, Roatan
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      Latest: Flight options diversteve, Jan 14, 2017 at 7:34 PM
    6. ScubaBoard Surge 2017 Cayman Brac

      Join Moonie and the rest of the ScubaBoard Tribe as we Surge into Cayman Brac.
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    1. Scuba Industry News

      Find the latest announcements and information with regard to what's happening in the Scuba industry.

      Everyone is welcome to read, but only members of the Scuba Industry can post new threads!
      If you are a Scuba Industry Professional, and would like to post your news here, please contact the ScubaBoard Team.
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      Latest: Aqualung sold to equity firm mdb, Dec 30, 2016
    2. Scuba Related Court Cases

      This is the place to discuss court cases and legal matters that affect the SCUBA industry.
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      Latest: When are we gonna learn? sunshower, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:02 PM
    3. Shows and Events

      Past and present, local and global Dive Shows and Events including Beneath the Sea, Boot, DEMA, Duikvaker, Our World Underwater, SCUBA Show, and others! Read it all here.
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    4. Scuba Diving TV & Movies

      Post here about what you think on scuba diving in TV & movies on videography, safety diving, ratings, view points, etc...
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      Latest: Hollywood dive movies? trapezus, Jan 18, 2017 at 5:59 AM
    5. Book and Media Reviews

      A place for reviewing books, cinema and interactive media related to Scuba, Free Diving, Oceanography and Limnology.
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      Latest: Nat Geo Feb Issue... compressor, Jan 15, 2017 at 8:05 PM
    1. Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies

      This is the place to ask that Dive Agency about their classes!
      Dive Agency and other industry reps: Discuss your products and services. Tell us about any new products you might have. Ask for constructive criticism of your products and services. Share any other information you feel would be of interest. Please contact the ScubaBoard Team if you want a private forum for your agency.
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      Latest: PADI Drysuit Cert DevonDiver, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:56 PM
    2. New Divers and Those Considering Diving

      New to Diving? Have a question about training? Want to find out more about this thrilling activity? Post your questions here for other divers & instructors to help you on your path!
      Please note: This forum has special rules. This forum is intended to be a very friendly, "flame free zone" where divers of any skill level may ask questions about basic scuba topics without fear of being accosted. Please show respect and courtesy at all times. Remember that the inquirer is looking for answers that they can understand. This is a learning zone and consequently, any off-topic or overly harsh responses will be removed. This forum is not open for threads offering goods or services.
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    3. Basic Scuba Discussions

      Have a Scuba related question? Get a Scuba related answer here. Please note: This forum has special rules. This forum is intended to be a very friendly, "flame free zone" where divers of any skill level may ask questions about basic scuba topics without fear of being accosted. Please show respect and courtesy at all times. Remember that the inquirer is looking for answers that they can understand. This is a learning zone and consequently, any off-topic or overly harsh responses will be removed. This forum is not open for threads offering goods or services.
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    4. Advanced Scuba Discussions

      Have a Scuba question that's beyond a 'basic' one but not really 'technical?' Get it answered here.
      Please note: See the Special Forum Rules / Terms of Service thread. This forum is not open for threads offering goods or services.
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      Latest: Snorkel tube in scuba diving Chavodel8en, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:08 PM
    5. Technical Diving Specialties

      More advanced and focused aspects of scuba diving which require technical training. This ranges from caverns and caves, wreck penetrations to decompression diving and everything in between.
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      1. DIR

    6. Rebreather Diving

      Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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      Latest: Rebreather with a long hose Michael Guerrero, Jan 16, 2017 at 8:56 PM
    7. Snorkeling / Freediving

      Discussions about snorkeling and freediving from recreational fun to a competitive sport!
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      Latest: Snorkeling in St. Thomas LunaBuna, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:35 AM
    8. Vintage Equipment Diving

      Pre-1980 "Vintage" SCUBA Gear, including Double Hose Regulators, Conshelfs, Voit, Aquamaster, Horsecollar BC's and other classic pieces of gear. Sea Hunt, Jacques Cousteau and the early history of this great sport.
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      Latest: Soviet fins 2 JamesBon92007, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:17 PM
    9. Divers with Disabilities

      Discussion about the special needs for those who want to submerge, but have physical or mental limitations.
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      Latest: More Scuba Therapy Research...??? DiveHeart, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:47 PM
    10. Women's Perspectives

      This is a forum where our female members are welcome to talk about ideas, concerns, and anything surrounding diving that their male counterparts may not experience, or care about. Please note: This forum has special rules.
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    11. Accidents and Incidents

      This forum is for the discussion of diving Accidents and Incidents and has Special Rules. Please read the Special Rules at the top of the forum before posting threads or responses. Please post your surprise, indignation and any memorials in the Passings Forum.
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      Latest: Canadian woman presumed dead - Roatan, Honduras Beau640, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:41 PM
    1. Underwater Photography

      Discuss Underwater Photography from taking photos to photo equipment, sell your old gear, see what your favourite camera manufacturers are coming out with or just find something fascinating to view.
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      Latest: Help! Olympus housing - can't remove port! chris196, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM
    2. Underwater Videography

      Discuss Underwater Videography from taking videos to video equipment , sell your old gear, see what your favourite camera manufacturers are coming out with or just find something fascinating to view.
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      Latest: Getting my cave diving video dialed in! Richard FDC, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:06 PM
    3. Underwater Hunting

      Spearfishing, underwater fishing, lobstering, hunting and gathering underwater - it's all here. Come share your fish tales, photos, tips and techniques!
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    4. Underwater Treasures

      Shipwrecks, archaeological sites, underwater mysteries, fossils, geological sights and all the treasures of the deep!
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      Latest: NC Changes Law To Steal Pirate Video Wookie, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:24 PM
    5. Marine Science and Physiology

      Post all medical questions related to decompression or diving here. Questions and discussions about the marine life we love to share the ocean with and how to protect them are also welcome.
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      Latest: What is this circular object tarponchik, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:46 AM
    1. Business of Diving Institute

      The Business of Diving. Let's make a good living out of our passion for diving! To do so, let's raise the bar on customer service and dive shop marketing & management.
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    2. Becoming a Captain

      What's behind the myth, legend and anecdotes about becoming a licensed Captain.
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      Latest: The Basics Octopusprime, Nov 22, 2016
    3. Commercial Divers

      Hard Hat, Saturation and all other types of commercial diving.
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      Latest: 23yo Aussie lad taking commercial course fstbttms, Jan 15, 2017 at 11:34 AM
    4. Public Safety Divers

      EMT's... Fire... Police... share knowledge here.
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      Latest: Real learning in the water and in life rkinder, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:31 AM
    1. Manufacturers Recall Notices

      An official repository for Scuba Equipment Manufacturers' recall notices and safety announcements. New threads in this forum require a moderators approval.
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      Latest: Phantom High Pressure Hose Recall LKJ, Dec 28, 2016
    2. Q and A for Scuba Manufacturers

      A place where SB users can communicate directly with manufacturers of scuba equipment and accessories! Think of these forums as a FAQ for many of the companies listed. Keep in mind that some manufacturers are busy people, and can take up to a few days to respond to your question. This forum has special rules.
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      1. DUI

      Latest: Backplate / harness size rhwestfall, Jan 18, 2017 at 7:40 AM
    1. Accessories

      This is the place to get the scoop on all those nifty gadgets, gizmos and accessories that go along with diving.
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      Latest: Looking at 1st canister type light RayfromTX, Jan 18, 2017 at 6:42 AM
    2. Apparel

      All the latest styles and fashions for today's Scuba Diver...
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      Latest: Recommendations for a Wet Suit Craig McInroe, Jan 18, 2017 at 2:19 AM
    3. Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems

      Point your weighty "BC" questions and input here. Tell others what you use and what you do and don't like about it etc...
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    4. Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers

      Looking for a computer? Don't feel like trusting "Paid Adverts" style reviews? Feel free to ask your questions and also, tell us what you use.
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    5. Compressors, Boosters and Blending Systems

      This is where we talk about the machinery used to fill our scuba tanks!
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      Latest: Nitrox Stick CowMan, Jan 17, 2017 at 9:17 PM
    6. Dive Propulsion Vehicles

      Everything you always wanted to know about DPVs but were afraid to ask...
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    7. Exposure Suits

      Custom or off the rack? Wet or Dry? Skins! Find everything you want to know about exposure suits.
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      Latest: Repair hole in neoprene wetsuit? FishCity, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:43 AM
    8. Fins, Masks and Snorkels

      The inside scoop on this basic gear.
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      Latest: Looking for info re: Atomic X1 Blade fin Aotus, Jan 17, 2017 at 7:34 PM
    9. General Scuba Equipment Discussions

      Got a question on scuba gear? Ask the Pros!
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      Latest: Equipment for DM Course buddhasummer, Jan 14, 2017 at 3:28 AM
    10. Regulators

      What brand? Which one? What type? The in's and out's of scuba diving regulators.
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    11. Tanks, Valves and Bands

      Big tanks, small tanks, steel tanks, aluminum tanks and pony bottles. Find out which one is right for you.
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      Latest: Composite Cylinders Diving Dubai, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:17 AM
    12. Do It Yourself - DIY

      Think you're pretty handy at building things? Check out tips and instructions for DIY Scuba stuff.
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      Latest: Dive computer battery and o-ring spec's guidito_ito, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM
    13. Boats and Boating

      Renting a boat? Own your own or perhaps you're considering purchasing a new toy? Talk about it here!
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    14. Lost, Found and Stolen

      Misplace something? Found something? Want to alert others about a stolen item? This is the place! Be sure to give your location!
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      Latest: LOST, gopro molasses/French Reef 1/15 Marktan, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:06 AM
    1. Africa and the Middle East

      Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing the continent of Africa from Israel, Egypt to Madagascar and South-Africa.
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      Latest: Egypt recommendations please UFOrb, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:08 PM
    2. Asia

      Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Eastern Russia to Japan and the Philippines.
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      Latest: I Love's me some Komodo- Trip Report UFOrb, Jan 18, 2017 at 11:47 AM
    3. Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands

      Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand and French Polynesia.
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      Latest: Fiji- land and liveaboard Frontpointer1000, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:42 PM
    4. Canada

      Diving for those folks in the Great White North from East to West, fresh water to salt water, wrecks to caves and anything else you can think of.
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        1. SUC

      Latest: Victoria Vis conditions? Divegoose, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:56 PM
    5. Greater Caribbean and Bermuda

      Bermuda, the Bahamas Islands and destinations in the Caribbean Sea, including Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and the islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea.
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      Latest: best car rental agency mbs, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    6. Central America

      Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Belize, Honduras and the Bay Islands, both coasts of Costa Rica, heading south to Panama.
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      Latest: AKR incident Colo Hippie, Jan 17, 2017 at 10:11 AM
    7. Europe

      Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Iceland and the UK to Greece, the Mediterranean and Western Russia.
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      Latest: Iceland, Silfra Fissure lowflyer, Jan 14, 2017 at 9:22 PM
    8. Mexico

      Traveling to Cancun, Cozumel, Akumal, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Ixtapa or another local island? Want to find out more about that dream vacation? Well, it's all here so come, join us!
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      Latest: Not in Cozumel ChrisM, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    9. South America

      From Colombia to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina whilst not forgetting the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island as well as the Falkland Islands.
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      Latest: How is diving in Galapagos in December? Dan_T, Jan 14, 2017 at 11:05 AM
    10. United States

      Regional forums for the USA and all 50 states. Regions are broken up into main regional section, and sub-sections. Also included are local clubs, and local trips and marketplace forums.
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      Latest: The Sharks of Palm Beach County mscott556, Jan 18, 2017 at 1:18 PM
    11. Non-Geographic Clubs

      Clubs and travel groups that span the world including our singles group, the grumpy old divers and all military divers!
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    1. Hot Deals

      Direct from the manufacturers, distributors, dive shops, and our business sponsors... Hot Deals is the place to find limited quantity, inventory clearance and other special deals. Only ScubaBoard Business Sponsors may start threads in this forum.
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    2. ScubaBoard's Classified Section

      You are in the ScubaBoard Classified Items section. This area is for buying, selling, or trading of items. This forum has special rules

      Buy, Sell, or Trade gear or other items.

      This top level forum is closed for posting. Please select one of the appropriate sub-forums to post your classified.
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      Latest: Oceanic OC1 Titanium Computer NSDQ, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM
    3. Q&A For ScubaBoard Business Sponsors

      A place where users can communicate directly with ScubaBoard business sponsors regarding any number of topics, or customer service questions. Think of these forums as a FAQ for the companies that participate.

      If you own a business: Please contact the ScubaBoard Team if you are interested in adding your company to our Q&A Forums.
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      Latest: Test Diver Needed dumpsterDiver, Jan 18, 2017 at 9:02 AM
    4. Research and Development

      Have an idea for a product or services and want to know what your fellow divers think? This is the place to ask.
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    5. Special Announcements

      This forum is closed to new posting, as it will be completely phased out starting July 1.
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    6. Employment

      Looking for a few good DMs, Instructors or employees or are you interested in a new challenge in the dive industry? Find what you need on ScubaBoard's own job market.
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    1. Non-Diving Related Stuff

      Discussions about things other than Scuba (it doesn't get any simpler than that). Please keep your discussions within the ToS.
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      Latest: Merry Christmas! RyanT, Dec 24, 2016
    2. Dive into Fitness

      A place to help each other continue healthy lifestyles.
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      Latest: HIIT Training DarkAbyss, Jan 16, 2017 at 12:07 PM
    3. Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns and Tales

      Got a funny clip, a good joke, a story, a tale, a neat game or anything else fun, interactive and not-so-scuba related to share? Post it here for the rest of the community but remember to keep everything within our ToS guidelines. Thanks!
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    4. Kudos

      Know someone that did something special? Start a 'Kudos thread' to honor them!
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    5. Scuba Teens

      A place for parents and youth leaders to discuss certification, (family) travel and other issues involved in introducing youths to this wonderful sport.
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    6. Women's Community Forums

      A non-diving related forum for women to discuss women specific things in life.
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      Latest: Zika in Roatan? Francesea, Dec 30, 2016