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Understanding Enriched Air Nitrox

Understanding Enriched Air Nitrox

Let me start the article with stating what you are about to read is NOT a substitute for training from a certified Enriched Air Instructor. What you read here compliments that instruction. It may be used to prep before you participate in instruction or as a refresher. Enriched Air Certification is earned only through a certified Enriched Air Instructor. Do Not attempt to dive Nitrox without being certified. If you are interested in becoming Enriched … Read entire article »

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Cozumel Dive Map

Cozumel Dive Map

Divetalking has published a Cozumel Dive map which may be found under the Travel Dashboard. It is an interactive map showing locations and providing descriptions of some of Cozumels most famous and common dive sites. Click on Cozumel Map to visit the dive map directly. … Read entire article »

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PADI Forms

PADI Forms

Divetalking has put together a page where commonly use PADI Forms (in English) may be found. The forms are printable, completed handed or emailed to the Dive Operator. By filling out the forms in advance, you can assure they are filled out correctly as well as save time during the check in process… The forms page may be found under Learning (above), then select PADI FORMS or you may click here on PADI FORMS to be … Read entire article »

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Revolution – A must see. Rent or Buy your copy now

Yekra Player Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films. Revolution Revolution is a feature documentary about opening your eyes, changing the world and fighting for something. A true life adventure following director Rob Stewart in the follow up to his hit Sharkwater, Revolution is an epic adventure into the evolution of life on earth and the revolution to save us.Discovering that there’s more in jeopardy than sharks, Stewart uncovers a grave secret threatening our own survival as a species, and embarks on a life-threatening adventure through 4 years and 15 countries into the greatest battle ever waged. Bringing you some of the most incredible wildlife spectacles ever recorded, audiences are brought face to face with sharks and cuddly lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and on the hunt … Read entire article »

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DiveAssure Now Offers LIVE-ABOARD RIDER Option

DiveAssure is thrilled to announce a revolutionary and unique new plan that has been designed specifically for liveaboard diving trips- The Liveaboard Rider. The new plan can now be added to our two top dive-travel plans and provide the ultimate coverage for liveaboard trips. This unique insurance product has been designed by DiveAssure to cover scenarios specific to liveaboard trips that are not covered by any other travel insurance program on the market. Adding the new Liveaboard Rider to our Deluxe or Elite programs will further enhance their already superior primary coverage ‎and protect divers against unforeseen scenarios such as:  ·         Missing the liveaboard departure due to airline delays and/or missed connections ·         Lost diving days due to various reasons such as: o    Inclement weather o    Mechanical breakdown of liveaboard vessel o    Mechanical breakdown of air supply … Read entire article »

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Belize to export invasive species, lionfish

9th July 2013, Placencia, Belize – Along Belize’s world heritage site-listed barrier reef, coastal communities are making waves in fight against a rapacious predator. At 11am on Tuesday, 2 July, the first box of filleted invasive lionfish left Belize international airport bound for Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its contents: 5.2 kg of the invasive lionfish, Pterois volitans, a species that poses one of the greatest threats to the sustainability of coral reefs and fisheries throughout the Caribbean region. [singlepic id=941 w=320 h=240 float=left] First released accidentally into the Caribbean near Florida by aquarists in the 1980s, the predatory fish from the Indo-Pacific has no natural predators in the Atlantic, and an exploding population is steadily eating its way across the entire Caribbean Sea. From the Bahamas to Barbados, coral reefs – and the traditional fisheries they … Read entire article »

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Federal rule could upend states’ shark fin bans

[singlepic id=939 w=320 h=240 float=center] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several members of Congress representing coastal states are voicing concern about a proposed federal regulation that could pre-empt state bans on buying or selling shark fins. Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman of California is being joined by representatives of New York, Florida and Guam in seeking changes to a proposal they say would take away a state tool to protect shark populations. California, Hawaii, New York and several other states have passed regulations on the sale and trade of shark fins, which are used in a soup considered an Asian delicacy. California’s ban on the sale, trade and possession of shark fins will go into effect Monday after a compromise allowed time for restaurants and businesses to use up their existing supplies. A letter from the … Read entire article »

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SS Ozama Discovered off South Carolina

Larry, The shipwreck that we’ve found and identified is the SS Ozama, which was lost in 1894 off Cape Romain, South Carolina. The lead story is now out, so there is no more hold. It was on Discovery News at http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/smugglers-shipwrecked-steamer-found-130602.htm [singlepic id=936 w=320 h=240 float=center] [singlepic id=934 w=320 h=240 float=left][singlepic id=935 w=320 h=240 float=center] An associate has started a Wikipedia page on the wreck giving a lot of my source material. That page is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Ozama_(1881). Thank you so much for your interest in this. Lee … Read entire article »

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