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Missing diver Cozumel, MX

Missing diver Cozumel, MX

Lost diver by playa rocks in Cozumel. Missing diver in Cozumel. Cozumel.- Cameron Donaldson, Sports Diver with extensive experience based on the island was reported missing by his own mother with whom he was diving this afternoon through the area of playa las rocks, North of the city. Port authorities coordinated by the ensar of the secretariat of Marina (Semar) Armada of Mexico already lead the search for it, although the alert was passed to anyone who … Read entire article »

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Food Poisoning from Marine Toxins

By Vernon E. Ansdell Seafood poisoning from marine toxins is an underrecognized hazard for travelers, particularly in the tropics and subtropics. Furthermore, the risk is increasing because of factors such as climate change, coral reef damage, and spread of toxic algal blooms. CIGUATERA FISH POISONING Ciguatera fish poisoning occurs after eating reef fish contaminated with toxins such as ciguatoxin or maitotoxin. These potent toxins originate from small marine organisms (dinoflagellates) that grow on and around coral reefs. Dinoflagellates are ingested by herbivorous fish. The toxins are then concentrated as they pass up the food chain to large carnivorous fish (usually >6 lb, 2.7 kg) and finally to humans. Toxins are concentrated in fish liver, intestinals, roe, and head. Gambierdiscus toxicus, which produces ciguatoxin, may proliferate on dead coral reefs more quickly than other dinoflagellates. … Read entire article »

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Crime Scene Investigation: Medical and Legal Considerations

[singlepic id=918 w=320 h=240 float=center]   What: CSIDT (Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologists) – International Conference Medical and Legal Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations Where: Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center 701W. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90831 March 29 & 30, 2013 Who: Mack S. House Jr. HU1-828-380-9955U Douglas Bannister U1-828-308-6670 Conference is in classroom setting, therefore seating is limited. Please register early. How Much: Standard Tuition: $ 225.00 U.S. Registration must be submitted no later than- March 22, 2013 Registration includes: Course Manual (includes copyright material) Refreshments Certificate of Completion Lunch Room reservations ~ Special Rates do apply for this event. Who should attend: Law Enforcement Officers, Dive Educators, Crime Scene Investigators, Forensic Nurses, First Responders, Firefighters and medical/legal professionals. Speakers: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Published Author Mack S. House Jr.: CSIDT-International, Published Author in Underwater Forensics Commercial Scientific Diving, International Speaker, Consultant and Recognized Expert in … Read entire article »

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Submit news worthy event for 1000’s to see

So you believe you have something that is publishable? Are you privileged to new that is currently happening or worthy event occurring in your area that you would like to share? Send your story or news to Our Master Editor will review your submission. Candidates submissions of events and news are reviewed my the Master Editor and any submission chosen is then sent to the Chief Editor. If the Editor in Chief likes your submission, we may contact you for further details and publish your story/news on Subjects submitted should be related to ocean awareness, conservation or local events yet can be any subject if related to water, fresh or salt. For example: Diver finds lost ship, or whales found offshore, turtles begin breeding, and so on. They can be a long time … Read entire article »

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**** ALERT **** Must See and Comment

This is an island in the ocean about 2000 km from any other coast line. Nobody lives on it, only birds and yet ............... You will not believe your eyes!!!!!!! Post your comments below. What should we do? What should be done? … 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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Please click on the SAFETY RECALL box, just above to be re-directed to the Official Recall page. There you will find current postings, forms, and important instructions. … Read entire article »

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Missing Diver March 28, 2012 in Cozumel UPDATE

Missing Diver March 28, 2012 in Cozumel UPDATE

Click HERE to read original post. On March 29th, 2012 I received an email from a DM friend working the boats with Sand Dollar this morning regarding the missing diver off Santa Rosa. He writes: Today and Tomorrow will be the last days of rescue for the missing girl. I am sure she never made the surface, I told the captain 15 minutes after we couldn’t find her on the surface. We check other boats in … Read entire article »

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Death of a good friend, my captain, Bill Newman

I was browsing my sent emails, cleaning up and came across this. Bringing tears to my eyes, I spend many consecutive weekends offshore with Bill. Man he knew the spots and placed you right on top of the wrecks. When you dropped in and hit the bottom, the objects were always right there. I miss Bill, his boat Seabeast. The memories will live my lifetime. Diver’s death investigated; friend says gas mix is crucial By DANA TREEN The Times-Union,  As investigators continued looking into the death of an experienced Jacksonville dive instructor and charter operator Saturday, a close friend on the boat when he died said his friend was using a sophisticated mix of gases that might be to blame. An autopsy today of William David Newman, 40, will determine whether the mixture that allows … Read entire article »

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Divetalking looking for experienced contributors

Divetalking is looking for individuals experienced in all things related to the ocean to be experienced contributors to Divetalking. This could be dive professionals who would like to contribute their experiences on techniques, videographers who would like to share their must knows and how to’s. Marine Scientists, biologists, research members and so forth on field observations and studies, artifacts hunters. Any topic that is water and marine related is needed. There are a lot of resources out in the minds of experienced individuals and Divetalking is looking for contributions from anyone willing to spend the time sharing their knowledge and experiences so that others may learn from them. It doesn’t matter what the subject is as long as it relates to our world oceans. With your help and contributions, we can make … Read entire article »

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ScubaExreme is Moving to a New Location

Out with the old and in with the new. ScubaExtreme is moving to a new and larger location off Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville Florida. [singlepic id=126 w=640 h=480 float=] Admin … Read entire article »

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When Fed-X delivers

Four packages were sent, together on the 14th of December, 2010. Packages 2, 3, and 4 end up at their destination 17 December, 2010 which is shown below. Note the pickup date and destination for packages 2, 3 and 4 [singlepic id=74 w=800  h=600 mode=watermark float=center] (only the screen shot for package 2 is shown. Packages 3 and 4 show the same) Now, there is one package determined not to be a part of Christmas this year. Note the pickup date and destination for package #1 of 4 [singlepic id=73 w=800  h=600 mode=watermark float=center] FLASH  FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH The package has been reported as moved to a new location.   Here is todays, Tuesday 21 December, 2010 [singlepic id=75 w=500 h=300 float=] Here is the full page as of 06:00 est 23, Dec. 2010 [singlepic id=82 w=600 h=400 float=] Let’s … Read entire article »

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Fractured – Update

I was thinking that it has been awhile since I posted any update on the condition of my fractured vertebrae. To update you, back at the end of August, 2010 I was heading off shore with some fellow adventurers, Joe Kistel and Ed Kalakauskis, along with our captain Steve Shaw to film the state of Spike, a vessel we placed a year earlier. On the way out, we hit a pot-hole, for lack of a better picture and fell in and against this hole. Twice I was bounced from my seat and within seconds I was on all fours in agony and nauseous. Upon arrival at the ER and a CAT, it was found I fractured my T12 vertebrae and have a number of discs popped out of alignment.  August 26, … Read entire article »

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What does it mean to be a diver?

Why do you dive? How does it make you feel? Post your replys with your ideas. Larry … Read entire article »

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Florida Dive Show Dec 3,4 2010

Mark your Calendar December 3th & 4th, 2010 Question Email Palm Beach County Convention Center Show Hours: Friday 5 PM – 8 PM Saturday 9AM – 5 PM Seashepherd will be coming to the show aka Whale Wars! Tickets are avialable at the show. Cost is $ 15.00 at the Door Stop by your local dive center to get a discount coupons saving you 50% off the gate admission … Read entire article »

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