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Discuss everything from snorkeling, training, & Basic Scuba through tech diving. Old name: Scuba Diving Central Old name: Scuba Diving Central

  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.... tursiops, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:49 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 Eric Sedletzky, Apr 22, 2021 at 9:59 PM
  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: Any equipment buying regrets ? Bowers, Apr 22, 2021 at 7:55 PM
  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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  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