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Aqualung Recalls its i330R Dive Computers

Aqualung Recalls its i330R Dive Computers

Aqualung Group is conducting a recall of its i330R Dive Computers produced and distributed in 2021 and 2022. It was identified that the dive computer does not automatically adjust its pressure level when diving at 900m (3000 feet) altitude or higher. We ask for customers to immediately stop using their i330R Dive Computer for diving activity until a mandatory firmware update is performed. To learn more about the recall click AQUALUNG RECALL … Read entire article »

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Diadema Response Network: Concerns for Diadema – your help is needed

Diadema Response Network: Concerns for Diadema – your help is needed

The Caribbean may be facing another widespread die-off of sea urchins. Diadema antillarum, also known as the long-spined sea urchin, is one of the most important herbivores on Caribbean coral reefs, removing algae and maintaining open space for coral growth. In mid-February 2022, we first learned of extensive.. click READ MORE reference: AGRRA … 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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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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Trim and Buoyancy

Trim and Buoyancy

Divetalking posted a new article under Learning on the subject of Trim and Buoyancy. If this is a subject which you want to learn more on, follow the link by clicking HERE The article highlights the challenges of trim and buoyancy and offers suggestions on how to overcome the challenges. … Read entire article »

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Flying After Diving

Flying After Diving

Flying After Diving … Read entire article »

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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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Georgia’s Dredging Plans Halted

Georgia’s Dredging Plans Halted

A US federal judge ordered an immediate halt to plans to dredge a shipping channel on the Georgia coast, citing a threat to sea turtles nesting on nearby beaches. … Read entire article »

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NASA needs your help to map the ocean

NASA needs your help to map the ocean

NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an effort to better understand these threatened ecosystems.During the past several years, researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley have developed new instruments that can look below the ocean surface in more detail than ever before. Using techniques originally developed to look at stars, these “fluid-lensing” cameras use complex calculations to … 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 »

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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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California Spiny Lobster Season

California Spiny Lobster Season

Recreational lobster season opens at 6:00 a.m. on the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October and closes at 12:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday (night) after the 15th of March. **The season no longer starts at midnight for safety reasons** For current regulations, please visit the Current California Ocean Recreational Fishing Regulations for Point Conception to the U.S. – Mexico Border.Recreational Bag Limit: Seven lobsters per person.Minimum Legal Size Limit: Three and one-fourth inches, measured … 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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