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Marine conservation with interactive games

Marine conservation with interactive games

Click on Image As students return to the classroom for the new school year, educators and parents can encourage continued learning with Gone Fishin’ games. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with … … Read entire article »

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Travel Rights

Travel Rights

The past few years we have read and perhaps experienced travel challenges. The Governments around the world have created new laws regarding travelers rights. The European Union, EU, the United States, US for example have created laws favoring the passenger. Divetalking has just added a new category under the Travel Dashboard -> General Travel Resources.Scroll towards the bottom to find a topic titled: Travel Rights. We recommend you become familiar with them as well as … Read entire article »

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Zookeeper

Zookeeper

Lionfish, The most dangerous and beautiful fish living in the ocean. Lionfish are categorized as one of the most invasive species to hit the eastern shores of the United States, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central and South America. Their native habitat is the Indo-West Pacific region, but there are now known to be established populations off the coast of Florida, and in the Indian River Lagoon. Because they consume so much prey in their native habitats, lionfish aren’t … Read entire article »

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SeaSide Chats

SeaSide Chats

Seaside Chats provide an interested party to attend annual speaker series related to ocean topics related to the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. The presentations are on Wednesday evenings in February, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Central Time) Presentations are free and last for one hour. Speakers include sanctuary staff and guests from partner organizations.Anyone is welcome to attend, but presentation style is most suited to those in middle school and above. … Read entire article »

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Decompression based on your bubble measurements

Decompression based on your bubble measurements

The first connected Doppler computer with custom decompression Customized decompression model assisted by Azoth Quality Index and bubble monitoring Due to be released in January 2022 Odyssey Technical Odyssey Technical dive computer addresses particularly to technical divers diving with trimix or heliox to 125 meters depth (in open circuit or with a rebreather), as well as with air or nitrox. Odyssey Advanced Odyssey Advanced dive computer addresses to experimented divers – or accompanied divers – diving with air or … Read entire article »

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RAID Eliminates Professional Fees

RAID Eliminates Professional Fees

RAID will shake the dive industry to its roots today by announcing Zero FEe-Membership* to all its professional members and dive centers. The industry norm is to charge instructors and dive centres an annual fee to do business with them. RAID has torn up the status quo and once again offered something new and unique in the diving marketplace. At a time when the diving world is still reeling from the ravages of COVID and … Read entire article »

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Flying After Diving

Flying After Diving

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Hawaii’s Shark Bill

Hawaii’s Shark Bill

A bill in the Hawaii State Legislature to protect sharks is moving toward final passage. The bill would protect sharks while not criminalizing their accidental capture and release. Fishermen are protected as long as the sharks are captured while individuals are fishing for other species, as permitted. … Read entire article »

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Are Sharks Truly Protected in Costa Rica?

Are Sharks Truly Protected in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica recently announced the Hammerhead, Silky and Fox Shark were officially included as protected species by the Costa Rican Wildlife Conservation Law. The environment ministry has sanctioned this decree. Previously they were fished like any commercial species, with practically no restrictions. … Read entire article »

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Does your Dive Insurance cover Corona

Does your Dive Insurance cover Corona

A Public Service Announcement regarding all those entering into the United States… Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021) Location: Worldwide:The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event: Effective January 26, all airline passengers … Read entire article »

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The Recreational Dive Planner – Instruction for use

The Recreational Dive Planner – Instruction for use

So you’re new to diving and you’re not learning the recreational dive planner. Perhaps you are learning but want to know more before you take a closures or as a refresher. There is a new article out on Divetalking that will walk you through the RDP. It also has links to many other articles out at Divetalking on the subject. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adv. Open Water, Article, Computers, Dive Planner, Diver, Divetalking, Education, Featured, Publications, Quiz, RDP, Reference, Training

RDP Plus – Properly Calculate Total Bottom Time on repetitive dives

RDP Plus – Properly Calculate Total Bottom Time on repetitive dives

One of the most common errors I witness as an Instructor is calculating the correct Total Bottom Time on the Recreational Dive Planner. The failure to add Residual Nitrogen Times to the Actual Bottom Time leaves the diver with an increasing accumulation of nitrogen in the body. Why is this a problem? It exposes the diver to the possibilities of Decompression Illness which could lead to serious harm to the diver. Why is calculating Total Bottom … Read entire article »

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Invasion of the lionfish – From Reef to Table

Invasion of the lionfish – From Reef to Table

There is a species invading the Eastern United States seaboard, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Mexico, Central and South America with unprecedented, alarming speed. Armed with venomous spines, a non-discriminating palate, ability to survive in various salinities and depths, high reproductive rate, a gluttonous ambush predator voracious of your food supply. The invader appears exotic to some, to others an opportunity. This non-indigenous species is commonly referred to as: Lionfish. Lionfish Watch this National … Read entire article »

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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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