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Sea Glass

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by lowviz, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My current obsession with researching cleaning/treating dive masks led me to a sea glass reference. Part of the fun of doing proper research, uncovering the unexpected...

    Sea Glass Sea glass - Wikipedia

    I find this rather interesting, any experts or collectors out there???
     
  2. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    My Best “Sea Glass” collecting place is Venice Italy, where the artisans have been tossing out broken murano glass for a very long time, and nobody seems to want to sift it out of the sediment. I took the ferries to the murano island and at low tide found plenty of colorful pieces right out in the open.
     
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  3. AustinV

    AustinV Barracuda

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    Honestly never knew it was a thing people actually collected till you just posted this. Spent my summers growing up on the eastern end of Long Island with my grandparents and would occasionally find pieces of this stuff.
     
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  4. Aviyes

    Aviyes Barracuda

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    I collected quite a bit of sea glass as a kid growing up during our summers on Bainbridge Island, on the Puget Sound.
     
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  5. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Solo Diver

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    I have friends who regularly collect sea glass and turn it into jewelery.
     
  6. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    Sea Glass has been a component of diving activity in California as long as I can recall.
     
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  7. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

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    My wife likes sea glass, so I collect some on the beach sometimes. My thing is shells.
     
  8. Bubblesong

    Bubblesong Marine Scientist

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    I found certain Cowrie shells have natural fluorescence under Blue light!
     
  9. lowlysubaruguy

    lowlysubaruguy Nassau Grouper

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    You’ll have to go to a sea glass beach.
    Pretty neat to see.
     

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