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On Tuesday, 20 October 2020, Federal Security Authorities ruled that the owners of the Southern California dive boat MV Conception (Truth Aquatics Inc.) whose lack of supervision/nightwatch resulted in a fire that swept through the vessel and killed 34 people in their bunks below deck are deemed responsible. The catastrophe is considered one of the deadliest maritime disasters in California on Labour Day, September 2019. The National Transportation Safety Board said the captain of the MV Conception neglected to have a roving night watchman on board the vessel, causing the fire to spread quickly, unchecked and trapping 33 passengers and…

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FINALLY!! This is one dive computer that I never thought was going to arrive – a bit like that feeling you have as a kid on Christmas Day! It’s almost 12 months after we all expected the Garmin Descent Mk2 to be released, and boy was it worth the wait as it launches Worldwide on Wednesday 21st October 2020! Join us for the full unboxing and detailed review of this brand new to the market dive computer, fitness watch, and full-on life manager. The Mk2i now supports the most advanced version of air integration the SCUBA world has ever experienced.…

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According to a study by Divers Alert Network (DAN), fatal incidents occur in 1 out of every 211, 000 dives. Scuba diving is an exhilarating sport that pushes your adrenaline to the limit. And as with many adventurous sports, there are certain risks involved that may sometimes be fatal. Good fundamental diving skills along with proper risk management can be crucial in a life or death situation. Divers should be properly trained in various situations and how to respond accordingly to unexpected situations. Here are basic first aid skills every scuba diver must know. Emergency First Response (EFR) Research by DAN found that diving…

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Do you want a dive computer that doubles up as an everyday wearable watch, but don’t know which one to go for? Comparing the Suunto D5, Shearwater Teric, Garmin Descent MK1 & Ratio iDive Colour Video by Black Manta Photography on YouTube Follow Black Manta Photography on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Welcome to DeepSpot’s Universe We know your passion is diving. In the world’s deepest diving chamber, we invite you to explore our underwater secrets. DeepSpot offers warm water, (32C/89F) great diving conditions, depth, the wreck, caves and ropes. Great for divers and freedivers. DeepSpot is located near Warsaw, Poland. DeepSpots development began in 2018, but the concept was born in the mind of the company’s President in 2014. They are about to finish the job in October 2020, and hope for visitors later this year to scuba dive or freedive. Image courtesy of Facebook DeepSpots is actually the world’s deepest…

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At some stage, you have to come back because you’ve run out of air or some other resource or you’re starting to get a bit cold, or you need to pee. But as soon as you end a dive you still need to behave, and there are some things that might seem fine but are actually a big no-no. Video by Simply Scuba on YouTube Learn more about Simply Scuba at: https://www.simplyscuba.com

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PhD student Vital Heim and assistant technician Walker discuss the unique method the Shark Lab uses to catch great hammerheads and how the tags deployed on great hammerhead in Bimini are contributing to Vital’s research. He is looking into fisheries interactions of great and scalloped hammerheads in US Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Video By Sarah Dauphinee @saltcurls Learn more at: http://www.biminisharklab.com

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This year The Bimini Shark Lab are celebrating the 30 year anniversary since Dr Samuel Gruber founded the Bimini Biological Field Station, creating a year-round research lab on the island of South Bimini. Now a growing Non-profit organization, the BBFSF aims to understand and conserve elasmobranchs, educate future scientists, and disseminate our research to the wider community. Learn more at: http://www.biminisharklab.com

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Ghost Diving is a registered charity organization of volunteer technical divers specialized in the removal of lost fishing gear and other marine debris since 2009. The organization was formerly known as Ghost Fishing foundation. Ghost Diving is the biggest international diving team working on this topic with a track record in a significant variation of countries and international waters. Our main goal is to exposes the problem of abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALDFG) worldwide. We do this by removing this fishing gear and visualizing it to the public. After eight years of carrying out technical diving projects,…

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