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When one is new to diving and beginning to seriously consider taking it up longer term, one of the first things that you begin to think about is equipment. What are you going to buy first, and what is your budget going to be? But after you have got your first set of equipment and have been enjoying the sport for a while, you may begin to decide your dive experience could be improved by investing in “better” equipment. The first set of gear you bought may have been second hand or you may have been lucky enough to have…

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Bill and Nadine Beard are PADI Instructors, SSI Platinum Pro 5000 members and were elected to The International Legends Of Diving. Bill Beard is the true pioneer of scuba diving and combining adventure tours in Costa Rica. On his first trip to Costa Rica, there were no scuba tanks in the country. In 1970, Bill brought tanks with him on his next trip, got them filled at Miller Gas, and started diving in Costa Rica from dug out canoes. He was the first working instructor and had the first professional dive shop in the country located in San Jose. In…

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Jennifer Carter; an Explorers Club fellow, author and producer who co-authored the book “Titanic Adventure: One Woman’s True Life Voyage Down to the Legendary Ocean Liner” together with her late husband, Academy Award-winning composer Joel Hirschhorn, always had a youthful obsession with the Titanic. Jennifer was the first woman to dive to the Titanic wreck when she signed on with the all-male French / American Titanic, as expedition leader in 1987. And this is just one of her long lists of noble accomplishments. Jennifer at one time was a bank teller, a far different profession then the leader of the…

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Whether you are a seasoned diver or relatively new to the sport, you might have heard of, or at least stumbled across the idea of liveaboards. So, what exactly is a liveaboard? Given that most diving takes place at sea, as divers we often need to utilise boats to reach offshore reefs or wrecks. If we are on vacation, we also need somewhere to stay when we aren’t diving. A liveaboard, as the name implies, is a boat on which one lives during the duration of their dive trip. Liveaboards come with a distinct set of advantages and disadvantages over…

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“Girls that Scuba” is very excited to share their “Girls that Scuba Ambassadorship Program”, with 10 incredible female divers from all over the world, for the first time ever. These women will work closely with our dive community to foster and represent diversity, positivity and equality for women in diving. We can’t wait to tell you about their journeys! The world’s largest female scuba diving community is called “Girls who Scuba”. Their mission is to encourage, educate and introduce more and more women to scuba diving whilst empowering those already addicted among us. After working on a Liveaboard in Micronesia,…

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No matter which agency you decide to learn to dive with, as long as it can be associated to shops and schools, there will be a Divemaster (DM) or equivalent role. A DM is responsible for assisting instructors and helping the flow of a dive business, both from the point of view of customer satisfaction, logistics and safety. A busy operation will often have a number of DMs on hand to provide assistance with anything from filling cylinders on the compressor to accompanying rescue divers during their open water training, alongside an instructor. DM or it’s equal is the first…

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This week’s special guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is the Italian marine biologist and diving instructor, Beatrice Rivoira. Be sure to tune in this Thursday, July 16th at 1 p.m. EDT, for the opportunity to hear about her latest projects, preferred gear, and diving ambitions for the coming year. Beatrice’s interest in diving was inspired by her father and brother who were both heavily involved in the sport. That interest drove her to achieve her master’s degree in marine biology and oceanography. Her love for diving then led her to become an OC & CCR…

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The sun has just arisen behind us to the east, lighting up the steep, reddish cliffs of Isla Guadalupe, which rise up out of a flat-calm, crystalline-clear sea, its surface splattered in the orange and red Monet-pastels of early morning’s light. We are anchored just off the island’s long, leeward shoreline, the prevailing winds and swell fully-blocked for as far as we can see in either direction. Located 150 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, we are experiencing an utterly calm, pristine scene, with an other-worldly sense of peace, of unimaginable tranquility. Shark diving operations, Nautilus Belle…

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The Caribbean has been a long time hot spot for divers from all over the world. The islands of the West Indies boast some of the most picturesque views, many of them deep beneath the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. These Wonders of the WestIndies wreck dives are absolutely a must-see on your next trip to the islands. Bianca C — Grenada..Photo Credit Cathy Salisbury Bianca C – Grenada Known as the Titanic of the Caribbean, the Bianca C rests upright on its keel in 167 feet of water off the southwestern coast of Grenada.…

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At least 1.2 million Americans are estimated to scuba dive, according to DEMA, and some newbies wonder what they should eat and drink before doing this exciting form of physical activity. They also want to know how long they should wait to dive after eating or drinking. The truth is that there are lots of great nutrition and hydration tips for novice scuba divers. Learning about the link between proper nutrition and great scuba diving sessions is important, especially for beginners that want to stay safe during their dives. Keep meals on the small side When preparing to dive, stick to smaller meals that…

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