Browsing: Scuba Features

Based on the provocative film documentary of the same name, The Third Dive investigates the shocking death of a world-renowned conservation activist. When experienced diver and award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater and Sharkwater: Extinction) drowned while diving off the coast of the Florida Keys in 2017, it was a shock to the world’s environmental movement. Early reports suggested that Stewart was lead to perform a dangerous and ultimately fatal dive.  Fingers were pointed at the dive boat operator and the safety diver accompanying Stewart.    A civil case was launched which directed blame at Horizon Divers, Peter Sotis and the company that made the equipment.   the company that…

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The famous French explorer Jacques Cousteau filmed an expedition at the wreck site called “Lagoon of Lost Ships” in 1969, which attracted newfound interest for divers to visit Truk.

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This week’s guest on the popular Facebook Livestream DIVETALKS, orchestrated by Divesoft, is the founder of Dirty Dozen Expeditions, Aron Arngrímsson. Come join the action online on Thursday, April 23rd at 1 p.m. EDT. And make sure to bring your questions…DIVETALKS has the answers! DIVETALKS fans: you’ve really got something to look forward to this week! Aron Arngrímsson is an especially renowned diver, well-known for organizing out-of-the-box dive trips and his explorations of remote destinations. He’s extremely passionate about wreck diving, particularly “in” Truk Lagoon and Bikini Atoll. Image credit: Derek Covington Aron began diving in 2005 and much of…

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE 22nd SCIENTIFIC CRUISE MALDIVES (SCM 2019) During 1998 the Maldivian coral reefs have been affected by a massive bleaching event, with consequent mass mortality of corals, due to thermal anomalies that occurred at the global scale throughout the tropical region. In 2004 the same Maldivian reefs were hit by the disastrous Sumatra tsunami. In April 2016, a new thermal anomaly hit the Maldives, with surface water temperatures among the warmest ever recorded before (2-3 °C above the seasonal average), which maintained for several weeks and causing widespread coral bleaching and mass mortality. Since 1997, professors…

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Few experiences compare to scuba diving. There’s something exhilarating about throwing on an oxygen mask and diving into the depths of the sea to explore. While scuba diving is a thrilling adventure for your mind and body, it can be damaging on your hair and skin. All that saltwater and sun exposure can leave your hair flat and dehydrated, your skin dull and dry. Fortunately, the right skin protection and some simple hair tricks can keep you looking and feeling your best before, during, and after every dive. Follow these simple tips for protecting your hair and skin as a…

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When it comes to diving and hydration, many divers believe that a big drink of water before a dive will keep them hydrated. This may result in a near-bursting bladder during the dive – it doesn’t hydrate you. One of the leading preventatives of the Bends, or Decompression Sickness (DCS), is hydration. About 60% of our total body mass is fluid and in diving we lose some of this fluid through sweating. When we exercise, we generate heat and sweat glands secrete water to the skin surface, where the heat is evaporated. This process cools us but also steadily reduces…

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Hello! I’m Sheena. Nice to meet you. I’m a freediver and continental record holder from Canada, but my freediving home base is the Caribbean Sea. I love diving deep, helping others learn how to enjoy their time underwater…and coffee! Photo Credit: Matthieu Duvault Although she hails from a part of Canada over 1,000 km from the ocean, Sheena has always loved being in the water. Growing up, she spent summers on the lake and winters in the pool, becoming certified in lifesaving, rescue, and swimming instruction. As an adult, Sheena dabbled in many activities, including martial arts, circus, and running,…

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No diving allowed during Lock-down with what seems like endless days of calm, sunny weather! All the time in the world for non-essential businesses and their employees and no diving allowed…. How do we survive? Well if you have any tips, then please send them our way. All the Crew are passionate about regular diving and doing what we can so you can enjoy the same. But no. It seems a deluge of restrictions (although highly important) have left us all in a state of disarray. OK, so maybe we do have some tips and ideas to tide us all…

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When I was young I would have loved to experience weightlessness. Space exploration hadn’t been invented but I remember Navy frogman Mike Nelson (played by Lloyd Bridges) outwitting villains in the 155 TV episodes of ‘Sea Hunt’. He was followed by James Bond and of course on TV we actually saw the legendary Jacques Cousteau diving around the world; and in doing so he awoke that desire in many of us who later became divers. I have always enjoyed the peace and serenity of SCUBA diving – but I love the experience of weightlessness the most. To be able to cruise…

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