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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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    3. Site Support

      The ScubaBoard Support Forum. Post all your questions, suggestions and problems here.
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      Latest: I hate to adblock BUT... flyboy08, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:35 PM
    4. 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: Good bye my love Rusty Shackleford, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:53 PM
    5. ScubaBoard Articles

      Comments from our article portal.
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    6. ScubaBoard Invasion 2018 Cozumel

      Watch this space!
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      Latest: ScubaBoard Invasion Central 2018 Cozumel urbaneve71, Aug 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM
    7. ScubaBoard Surge 2018: Bonaire!

      Where's it gonna be? You'll have to watch this forum to find out.
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      Latest: ScubaBoard SURGE Central 2018 Bonaire cardzard, Aug 19, 2017 at 7:52 AM
    1. History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss

      Pioneers, agencies, gear and more: where did they all come from? What can we learn from their history?
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    2. 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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    3. 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: Sotis vs. IANTD Ayisha, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:02 AM
    4. 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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      Latest: DEMA Show 2017 - Orlando mdb, Aug 4, 2017
    5. 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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    6. 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: Who’s who in SCUBA DIVING dead dog, Aug 19, 2017 at 7:14 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 Fees TMHeimer, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:37 AM
    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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      Latest: Certified! Oh the sweetness! wildbill9, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:42 PM
    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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    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

      Latest: Here's my goals, how do I get there? chrisreedrules, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:11 PM
    6. Rebreather Diving

      Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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    7. Snorkeling / Freediving

      Discussions about snorkeling and freediving from recreational fun to a competitive sport!
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      Latest: Snorkeling death doctormike, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:17 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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    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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    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. LGBTQIA and 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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    12. 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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    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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      Latest: Photoshop Premiere diversteve, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:18 PM
    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: Recovered (salvage) items returned ??? MaxBottomtime, Aug 20, 2017 at 5:44 PM
    4. 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: Sea Urchin Communication klausi, Aug 20, 2017 at 8:59 PM
    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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      Latest: Need for standard business practices Bruno Genovese, Aug 20, 2017 at 2:29 AM
    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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    4. Public Safety Divers

      EMT's... Fire... Police... share knowledge here.
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      Latest: OTS Guardian FFM tbzep, Aug 20, 2017 at 5:58 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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    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: SP Hydros Pro ScubaWetSpot, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:55 PM
    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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    2. Apparel

      All the latest styles and fashions for today's Scuba Diver...
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      Latest: Nudibranch inspired scuba socks Wookie, Aug 14, 2017
    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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      Latest: Golem Gear 35# single tank wing? ams511, Aug 21, 2017 at 12:43 AM
    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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      Latest: Perdex/petrel w/ a suunto backup? Pointless? TT_Vert, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:47 PM
    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 flow meter rate? BRT, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:54 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: BARE SB Drysuits on Sale $1099 Leisure Pro stuartv, Aug 19, 2017 at 3:14 PM
    8. Fins, Masks and Snorkels

      The inside scoop on this basic gear.
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      Latest: Tech fin options - neutral buoyancy? cerich, Aug 20, 2017 at 9:51 PM
    9. General Scuba Equipment Discussions

      Got a question on scuba gear? Ask the Pros!
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      Latest: Best boots for semidry suit? briannapstevens, Aug 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM
    10. Regulators

      What brand? Which one? What type? The in's and out's of scuba diving regulators.
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      Latest: Latest ScubaLabs reg test - huh? tbone1004, Aug 20, 2017 at 6:41 PM
    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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    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: 109 BA buddhasummer, Aug 19, 2017 at 7:18 PM
    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: Found GoPro Lake Michigan Straits of Mackinac Marie13, Aug 19, 2017 at 1:18 PM
    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: Africa/Indian Ocean in July Wingy, Aug 20, 2017 at 10:32 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: Komodo Dragon Lizard bqualls, Aug 20, 2017 at 9:25 PM
    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: South Australia Dive Plan – Please Advise Manuel Sam, Aug 18, 2017 at 7:17 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? MarkH, Aug 20, 2017 at 6:08 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: St. Croix Research Report Aug. 2017 drrich2, Aug 20, 2017 at 9:14 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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    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: L'Estartit and Medes islands JMBL, Aug 18, 2017 at 11:18 AM
    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: Warning: Pro Dive Mexico (Cozumel) extremetito, Aug 21, 2017 at 1:58 AM
    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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    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: Atomic B2 Fibonacci, Aug 21, 2017 at 2:18 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 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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      Latest: Hiring Boat Captain/Dive Instructor Keith Elliston, Aug 20, 2017 at 12:39 PM
    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: Divers Song Parodies Merrydoc, Aug 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM
    2. Dive into Fitness

      A place to help each other continue healthy lifestyles.
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      Latest: Functional Dive Fitness HBVetera n2312, Aug 13, 2017
    3. Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations

      A home for good causes, petitions & solicitations.
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      Latest: Recognizing Dr. Bill merxlin, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:22 AM
    4. 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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    5. Kudos

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

      A non-diving related forum for women to discuss women specific things in life.
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