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    1. ScubaBoard Site News

      Check here for official ScubaBoard Announcements.
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      Latest: New Forum, History of Diving Gear adiverslife, Nov 24, 2020 at 7:10 PM
    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 and Thanks! Sh0rtBus, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:31 AM
    3. Site Support

      The ScubaBoard Support Forum. Post all your questions, suggestions and problems here.
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      Latest: Over moderating OTF, Nov 22, 2020 at 1:44 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: Jim Mims Wookie, Nov 25, 2020 at 8:52 AM
    5. ScubaBoard Articles

      Comments from our article portal.
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    6. ScubaBoard Invasion 2020 Roatan

      ScubaBoard's Upcoming Invasion to Anthony's Key, Roatan
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      Latest: ScubaBoard Invasion Central 2020 Roatan urbaneve71, Nov 25, 2020 at 9:20 AM
    7. ScubaBoard Surge 2021 Belize

      ScubaBoard's upcoming Surge to Belize
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    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: going pro rick00001967, Nov 24, 2020 at 12:55 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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      Latest: COZUMEL: Ready or not, here I come LACityBoy, Nov 24, 2020 at 9:32 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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      Latest: TUSA Talis? Harley-Diver821, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM
    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: Andrea Doria Discussion O-ring, Nov 25, 2020 at 12:03 PM
    5. Accidents and 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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    6. 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: Your Gradient Factors? tursiops, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:32 AM
    7. Rebreather Diving

      Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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      Latest: CCR Selection priorities kensuf, Nov 24, 2020 at 8:37 AM
    8. Snorkeling / Freediving

      Discussions about snorkeling and freediving from recreational fun to a competitive sport!
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    9. 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: Dust Caps Julius SCHMIDT, Nov 25, 2020 at 2:08 AM
    10. Divers with Disabilities

      Discussion about the special needs for those who want to submerge, but have physical or mental limitations.
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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: I Need A Ladies Perspective Joneill, Nov 23, 2020 at 5:24 PM
    12. 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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      Latest: Chicago Dive Club MitchelK, Nov 17, 2020
    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: I can't find a DSMB that I really like stretchthepenn, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:25 AM
    2. Apparel

      All the latest styles and fashions for today's Scuba Diver...
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      Latest: Apeks Tech Shorts Long Term Review hroark2112, Nov 23, 2020 at 10:09 PM
    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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      Latest: Shearwater Peregrine Barnaby'sDad, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:40 AM
    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: Nardi Atlantic 100 Oil? rsingler, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:35 AM
    6. Dive Propulsion Vehicles

      Everything you always wanted to know about DPVs and Scooterbut were afraid to ask...
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      Latest: New DPV - Dive Xtras NothingClever, Nov 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM
    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: Seaskin trilam drysuit purchase simulation stuartv, Nov 25, 2020 at 9:29 AM
    8. Fins, Masks and Snorkels

      The inside scoop on this basic gear.
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      Latest: Aqualung Fast Strap geoff w, Nov 20, 2020 at 1:31 PM
    9. General Scuba Equipment Discussions

      Got a question on scuba gear? Ask the Pros!
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      Latest: Spare parts for older regs and manifold? happy-diver, Nov 24, 2020 at 5:45 AM
    10. Regulators

      What brand? Which one? What type? The in's and out's of scuba diving regulators.
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      Latest: New diver buying 1st reg, Deep 6 or Hog? abnfrog, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:37 AM
    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: How many cylinders do you own? Marie13, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:47 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 rdepes, Nov 24, 2020 at 5:40 PM
    13. Boats and 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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    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: Camera, Pickles, Key Largo Loki547, Nov 16, 2020
    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
    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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      Latest: MAKO Black Friday Sale MAKO Spearguns, Nov 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM
    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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. 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: Second strobe: YS-01 vs YS-D2J d^2b, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:24 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: SIPADAN - Big Fish Theater like no other! Juergen_187, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:11 AM
    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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      Latest: 1st Tuna Grand Slam Open! virgili, Oct 27, 2020
    4. Underwater Treasures

      Shipwrecks, archaeological sites, underwater mysteries, fossils, geological sights and all the treasures of the deep!
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      Latest: What should I get for a metal detector? fyr-guy, Nov 23, 2020 at 8:44 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: Which species is this? chillyinCanada, Nov 24, 2020 at 1:49 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: UAE West Coast Temperatures Searcaigh, Nov 22, 2020 at 6:06 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: Opening Of Indonesia pushed to end of 2020? Jcp2, Nov 25, 2020 at 12:01 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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    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

    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: 2 JAN 2021 tickets to Bonaire Cancelled Curious_George, Nov 24, 2020 at 7:46 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: Bats & Cats or Cano Island ScubaSmurf55, Nov 25, 2020 at 11:48 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: World's deepest diving pool in Poland Zef, Nov 23, 2020 at 3:06 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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    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: Galapagos trip report - Nov. 2020 seaturtle504, Nov 19, 2020 at 7:57 PM
    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. 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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      Latest: DPV Escape Attempt oceancurrent, Nov 17, 2020
    3. Dive Insurance

      A place to discuss Dive Insuramce related matters.
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      Latest: UW Photography Kit and Dive Gear Insurance Hoag, Nov 24, 2020 at 9:02 AM
    4. Scuba Related Court Cases

      This is the place to discuss court cases and legal matters that affect the SCUBA industry.
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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Apps, 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: Rob Stewart Investigation Rosborne, Nov 25, 2020 at 10:39 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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    3. Commercial Divers

      Hard Hat, Saturation and all other types of commercial diving.
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      Latest: Warning about dive schools Alex Kral, Aug 7, 2020
    4. Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue

      EMT's... Fire... Police... share knowledge here. Also Search and Rescue operations,
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      Latest: Lift Bag Training Jay Adams, Nov 1, 2020
    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: Anyone not got a flu shot yet? Jcp2, Nov 24, 2020 at 2:50 PM
    2. Dive into Fitness

      A place to help each other continue healthy lifestyles.
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    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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      Latest: Post Your Pretty Funny Stuff Here Bottom Surveyor, Nov 25, 2020 at 5:40 AM
    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: Endometrial Ablation ScubaGalOutToSea, Oct 22, 2019