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Scuba Diving Central

  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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  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: Query about the Junior Open Water Diver Exam DaddyJr, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:41 AM
  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: Classes that impacted who you are as a diver Searcaigh, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:00 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: Advice to get lower SAC? JackD342, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:54 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

    Latest: LP95 or even LP108 for Sidemount Diving? Caissy, Oct 23, 2018 at 9:27 PM
  6. Rebreather Diving

    Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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    Latest: Pelican or hard case for the prism joshk, Oct 23, 2018 at 9:52 PM
  7. Snorkeling / Freediving

    Discussions about snorkeling and freediving from recreational fun to a competitive sport!
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    Latest: Pool exercises/games for kids? mnscuber, Oct 23, 2018 at 7:05 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: Scuba Equipment...Can anyone help me with value Kupu, Oct 22, 2018 at 7:47 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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  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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    Latest: Anything you don't like about BP/W rig? NaCl H2O, Oct 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM
  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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    Latest: Excess carbon dioxide and severe narcosis? BRT, Oct 23, 2018 at 10:22 PM