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    1. ScubaBoard Site News

      Check here for official ScubaBoard Announcements.
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    2. ScubaBoard Articles

      Comments from our article portal.
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    3. Introductions & 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: Greetings from Puerto Rico lexvil, Apr 22, 2021 at 12:17 PM
    4. Site Support

      The ScubaBoard Support Forum. Post all your questions, suggestions and problems here.
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    5. 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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      Latest: TekDiveGirl / Kimber Hawkens Thurman Colliam7, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:53 PM
    6. ScubaBoard Invasion 2021 Belize

      Join us as we go to Belize for an unforgettable trip!
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    7. ScubaBoard Surge 2022 TBA

      ScubaBoard's upcoming Surge to Belize
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    1. New Divers & 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 read the Special Rules before posting.
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      Latest: Taking Open Water course for the 2nd time.... Esprise Me, Apr 22, 2021 at 11:39 PM
    2. Snorkeling & Freediving

      Everything from casual snorkeling, advanced freediving, to a competitive apnea diving. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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      Latest: Problem with foggy masks Lostdiver71, Apr 18, 2021 at 6:24 PM
    3. Basic Scuba

      Got diving questions? Get answers here. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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      Latest: WtF: The Decline in Scuba Participation Centrals, Apr 23, 2021 at 3:35 AM
    4. Diving Physics, Physiology, & Medicine

      Post information and questions about diving physics, physiology, and medicine here. You can ask questions about medical conditions and suitability for diving in the Diving Medicine Q&A subforum. The Decompression Theory subforum is a great place for advanced discussion on decompression and treatment. These forums were split off from the old Marine Science and Physiology forum. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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    5. Advanced Scuba

      Have a Scuba question that's beyond a 'basic' one but not really 'technical?' Get answers 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: Where Do You Keep Your Spare Mask? hedonist222, Apr 23, 2021 at 5:37 AM
    6. Technical Diving

      Very advanced and focused aspects of scuba diving which requires technical training. This includes caverns and caves, advanced decompression, and complex dive planning.
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      1. DIR

      Latest: Next step for longer bottom times on deep dives? ginti, Apr 23, 2021 at 2:18 AM
    7. Rebreather Diving

      Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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      Latest: Who has had to bailout? TecGirl, Apr 22, 2021 at 8:23 PM
    8. Divers with Disabilities

      Discussion about the special needs for those who want to submerge, but have physical or mental limitations.
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    9. Vintage Diving & Equipment

      Pre-1980 "Vintage" SCUBA methods and gear. Double hose regulators, horsecollar BC's, to long training programs. Sea Hunt, Jacques Cousteau and the early history of our sport.
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      Latest: New Vintage Scuba YouTube Channel John C. Ratliff, Apr 22, 2021 at 8:07 PM
    10. Diving History: Tales from the Abyss

      Pioneers, agencies, gear and more: where did they all come from? What can we learn from their history? Old name: History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss
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    11. 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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      Latest: Coffee on dive trips and liveaboards lowwall, Apr 22, 2021 at 4:15 PM
    12. LGBTQIA Friends & Perspectives

      This is a forum where our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning, intersexual, and asexual (LGBTQIA) members are welcome to talk about ideas, concerns, and anything surrounding diving that their LGBTQIA counterparts may not experience, or care about. Please note: This forum has special rules..
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    13. Accidents & Incidents

      This forum is for the discussion of diving Accidents and Incidents and has Special Rules. Please post your surprise, indignation and any memorials in the Passings Forum.
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    14. Scuba Certification Agency Q&A

      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. Old name: Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies
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      Latest: A NEW SPECIALTY - LETS DISCUSS tursiops, Apr 20, 2021 at 6:09 PM
    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Underwater Treasures

      Shipwrecks, archaeological sites, underwater mysteries, fossils, geological sights and all the treasures of the deep!
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      Latest: Glass bottle dive day Pacediver, Apr 20, 2021 at 3:32 PM
    4. Marine Science & Conservation

      Ask questions and share information on physical and biological marine sciences, conservation, and the impacts on divers. This forum has been split off from the old Marine Science and Physiology forum.
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      Latest: Any experience with Trshbg? DBPacific, Apr 22, 2021 at 2:34 PM
    1. Dive 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: How to subscribe to POD DIVER RADIO Pod Diver Radio, Apr 21, 2021 at 10:10 AM
    2. Dive Insurance

      A place to discuss Dive Insuramce related matters.
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      Latest: DAN or Aquamed??? ginti, Jan 18, 2021
    3. Diving Litigation

      This is the place to discuss court cases and legal matters that affect the SCUBA industry.

      Old name: Scuba Industry News

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    4. Dive Shows & 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. Old name: Shows & Events
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    5. Diving TV & Movies

      Post here about what you think on scuba diving in TV & movies on videography, safety diving, ratings, view points, etc... Old name: Scuba Diving TV & Movies
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    6. Diving Print & Digital Media

      A place for reviewing books, magazines, cinema and interactive media related to Scuba, Freediving, Oceanography and Limnology.

      Old name: Apps, Book & Media Reviews

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    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: Looking for dive boat captain in USVI Tyler HalfTheHill, Apr 22, 2021 at 1:27 PM
    3. Commercial Divers

      Hard Hat, Saturation and all other types of commercial diving.
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      Latest: Helium in Commercial Diving Akimbo, Mar 29, 2021
    4. Public Safety Divers/Search & Rescue

      EMT's... Fire... Police... share knowledge here. Also Search and Rescue operations,
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      Latest: PLBs Can Save Your Life dianna912, Mar 25, 2021
    5. Marine Science Pros

      Do you work in, or want a career in, the marine sciences? Scientists, technicians, educators, boat crews, and students can post information and questions here.
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    1. Africa & 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: water temps now Searcaigh, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:28 AM
    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: Pre-LOB hotel close to Maumere Centrals, Apr 23, 2021 at 7:38 AM
    3. Australia, New Zealand & 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: diving temperatures NZ judyo1, Apr 20, 2021 at 8:14 AM
    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: Pocologan, NB shore dive? TMHeimer, Apr 21, 2021 at 11:44 PM
    5. Greater Caribbean & 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: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, March-April 2021 drrich2, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:53 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: Belize Dive Haven chillyinCanada, Apr 23, 2021 at 5:17 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: Zenobia RustyDivers.club, Apr 7, 2021
    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: Mexico - Air Travel Exit Process DandyDon, Apr 22, 2021 at 11:49 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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    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: Shark Tooth Dive FL Ghost95, Apr 23, 2021 at 2:26 AM
    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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      Latest: Helping Out Veterans JBFG, Feb 13, 2021
    1. General Travel & Vacation Discussions

      Have a Travel question? Get a Travel answer here.
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      Latest: Tidepooling and beach in Monterey/Carmel? wnissen, Apr 22, 2021 at 2:01 PM
    2. Cruises

      A great way to get the whole family on vacation and dive too!
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    3. Liveaboards & Charter Boats

      Looking for the best way to get away from it all? Liveaboards may be just the ticket! Boats and charters are included here too.
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    4. Trips & Marketplace: Shore based or group trips

      Find dive trips (group and singles) or a resort for your next vacation. This forum is open to all members for posting travel related offers. Click here for liveaboard or cruise discussions.
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    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: Canister for PLB Dan, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:50 PM
    2. Apparel

      All the latest styles and fashions for today's Scuba Diver...
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    3. Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & 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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      Latest: Most compact/packable 20-25lb wing happy-diver, Apr 23, 2021 at 4:06 AM
    4. Computers, Gauges, Watches & 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 & Blending Systems

      This is where we talk about the machinery used to fill our scuba tanks!
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      Latest: Alkin W31 2nd/3rd stage water separator issue sunnyboy, Apr 22, 2021 at 2:31 PM
    6. Dive Propulsion Vehicles

      Everything you always wanted to know about DPVs and Scooterbut were afraid to ask...
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      Latest: 3D printing of Apollo AV parts ?? happy-diver, Apr 23, 2021 at 12:57 AM
    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: 303 Marine Aerospace Protectant on wetsuit Texasguy, Apr 22, 2021 at 6:12 PM
    8. Fins, Masks & Snorkels

      The inside scoop on this basic gear.
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      Latest: Spring Fin Straps happy-diver, Apr 23, 2021 at 6:25 AM
    9. General Scuba Equipment Discussions

      Got a question on scuba gear? Ask the Pros!
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    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 & 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: The perils of owning LP tanks in the Midwest Bob DBF, Apr 22, 2021 at 10:49 PM
    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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    13. Boats & Boating Equipment

      Renting a boat? Own your own or perhaps you're considering purchasing a new toy? Talk about it here!
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      Latest: Trailer brakes lockout device Tracy, Mar 7, 2021
    14. Lost, Found & 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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    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: Vintage US Divers Regs buddhasummer, Apr 23, 2021 at 7:10 AM
    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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    4. Research & 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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      Latest: Dive center Software Vdsh, Mar 5, 2021
    5. 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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      Latest: Univ Del looking for a DSO/Scuba instructor tursiops, Apr 20, 2021 at 12:39 PM
    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: Atomic regulator hose recall DrMack, Nov 24, 2019
    2. Q&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

    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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    2. Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns & 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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      Latest: Nemo: Bad Fish klausi, Apr 19, 2021 at 5:11 AM
    3. Kudos

      Know someone that did something special? Start a 'Kudos thread' to honor them!
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    4. 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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    5. Women's Community Forums

      A non-diving related forum for women to discuss women specific things in life.
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      Latest: Step-Dad needs some advice! FinnMom, Apr 13, 2021