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Contributors Wanted

Contributors Wanted

Divetalking is looking for a talented contributors to share their knowledge and creativity We will be choosing featured contributors who have experience writing articles, enjoy writing, have a unique perspective and are engaged in the aquatic world. We are looking for regional contributors. By regional we mean local to an area somewhere around the world. As an example, if you live in or around Australia, you would cover points of interest that cover Australia, New Zealand … Read entire article »

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Florida Passes Law Prohibiting the import, export, & sale of shark fins

Florida Passes Law  Prohibiting the import, export, & sale of shark fins

The Bills Oct, 2019 CS/HB 401 was formally submitted by the Florida State Affairs Committee and Kristin Diane Jacobs, Florida House Representative and cosponsors Buchanan; Casello; Daley; Duran; Goff-Marcil; Gottlieb; Grall; Killebrew; LaMarca; Massullo; Mercado; Overdorf; Polo; Pritchett; Roth; Smith, C.; Stark; Stevenson; Watson, C.; Webb; Willhite along with companion bill 680 by Rules and Commerce and Tourism and Environment and Natural Resources and Hutson (CO-SPONSORS) Gruters; Stewart; Berman; Book was recently passed. “What happens to … Read entire article »

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A Quick Survey to help us understand our audience

Please complete as many of the questions as accurately as possible. Your answers help us understand our audience that allows us bring topics with interests suited towards your level of experiences and interests. … Read entire article »

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Is Insurance Important?

Is Insurance Important?

How important is having dive insurance? While on a liveaboard trip, I witnessed someone who was injured. I can say without any doubt, the small investment to get insured before he took the trip saved this diver a ton of money. We were about to embark on a week long liveaboard dive trip when I asked this diver, an acquaintance I made while I did some contract work in New York, if he had dive … Read entire article »

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There is a problem and you can help!

There is a problem and you can help!

People around the world are being affected by current events regarding the coronavirus. Transportation suspended, postponed and cancelled for the fear of spreading the virus. Businesses shutting down because their revenue streams have stopped or slowed so much they can’t afford to pay the employees. People who work in the service industry feel the effects of this and are feeling it hard. Tips, which many in the industry depend on has come to … Read entire article »

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Philippines 2019 WOW Tour is offically Closed

The 2019 Philippines WOW tour is sold out. We are sorry you discovered the trip after selling out. Here is the information on the trip WOW Tour Philippines 2019 If you are interested in going, we will be happy to place you on a waiting list should anyone cancel their reservations. Send an email to larrydavis@thewowtour.com with your interest,specifying the number of people in your group and someone will get back to you within 24 hours of sending your email.Even though we are glad you stopped by, we are sad not to see you going on this fantastic journey. There will be others and we look forward to seeing you on one of our future adventures. … Read entire article »

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Kenny Chesney Helps Build Two Reefs in Jacksonville’s St John River

By Wendy Spicher Kenny Chesney’s love of the ocean, the islands and being out on the water inspired the Luttrell, Tennessean to get involved with the Coastal Conservation Association’s project to place two man-made reefs in the heart of St John’s River, less than half a mile from the downtown I-95 bridge. Teaming with the national Building Conservation Trust, Kenny is matching the funds raised to help CCA complete their project. “When you can have a hand in stewarding the health of the ocean,” Kenny said, “you’re insuring the survival of something very necessary for all of us, whether you’re a beach person or someone that won’t go near the water. The ecological balance is very delicate, especially in Florida, so I am honored to help them achieve this goal.” The reefs – … Read entire article »

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DAN provides dive leaders with FREE DIDS boards to enhance dive safety!

Simple, yet incredibly effective, the DIDs system — in combination with roll call — ensures no diver is left behind. Available in two colors accommodating up to 12 divers each, DIDs boards are funded by donations and free to DAN Members. DIDs boards will be available at the DAN booth #3245 at DEMA, or you can request one online today. … Read entire article »

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Worthington Cylinders Special Permit 14157

THE RULES HAVE CHANGED The Department of Transportation has recently changed Special Permit 14157. SP14157 covers all Worthington Cylinder X-Series, 3442 PSI steel scuba cylinders. Changes to SP14157 include how the cylinder is evaluated for pass / fail at the time of requalification hydro test. These cylinders are no longer evaluated by the percentage of Permanent Expansion. These cylinders are now evaluated for pass / fail by the REE (Rejection Elastic Expansion). That is, the Elastic Expansion cannot exceed the Rejection Elastic Expansion. The REE is stamped into the shoulder of every X-Series Worthington cylinder and it is located on our website. A similar change has also occurred to Transport Canada’s TC-SU 4957 Equivalency Certificate. Please note that these changes do not have any effect on Worthington LP-Series DOT 3AA steel cylinders … Read entire article »

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