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Aladin Square recall – 2014

Aladin Square recall – 2014

Johnson Outdoors Diving, the company that owns Scubapro, announced a recall on Friday of 204 Aladin Square dive computers which fail to meet the Company’s high-quality standards, potentially posing a risk of decompression sickness. Consumers with Aladin Square computers with serial numbers ending in 003 should stop using the product immediately and return it to their authorized Scubapro dealer for a free replacement. The serial number is stamped in white on the back of the computer, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alert, Computers, Dive Planner, Divemaster, Diver, Divetalking, Featured

Diving related organizations

Cave diving Cave diving training organizations: CDAA – Cave Divers Association of Australia ( CDG – Cave Diving Group ( GUE – Global Underwater Explorers ( ITDA – International Technical Diving Association ( IANTD – International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers ( NACD – National Association for Cave Diving ( ) NSS-CDS – National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section ( PSAI – Professional Scuba Association International ( UTD – Unified Team Diving ( ) TDI – Technical Diving International ( ) TSA – Trimix Scuba Association NAUI Tec- National Association of Underwater Instructors ( ANDI – American Nitrox Divers International ( ISE – Inner Space Explorers ( NASE – National Academy of Scuba Educators (   Technical diving Technical diving training organizations: ANDI – American Nitrox Divers International ( BSAC – British Sub Aqua Club ( PADI TecRec (DSAT) – Professional Association of Diving Instructors ( GUE – Global Underwater Explorers ( IANTD … Read entire article »

Filed under: Divemaster, Diver, Divetalking, Education, Featured, ocean, Open Water, Reference, Scuba Training and related organizations, Training

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 »

Filed under: Adv. Open Water, Artificial Reefs, Conservation, Divemaster, Diver, Divetalking, Earth, Education, extinction, Featured, Fish, Lionfish, ocean, Open Water, Preservation, Products, Reefs, Reference

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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Understanding the Recreational Dive Planner, RDP

You are searching on the subject of the Recreational Dive Planner also known as the RDP. You found a good source for that information here at Divetalking. In this session, various ways to use the Diving Science & Technology Corp recreational dive tables supported by PADI will be displayed. From here on the Diving Science & Technology Corp recreational dive tables sanctioned by PADI will be called, RDP. Let us first understand that what you are about to learn here is NOT a substitute for proper training. Proper training may only be acquired through an accredited organization, with reputable Instructors. Divetalking strongly advises you seek professional guidance and instruction before attempting to use what you learn here. What you are learning here is an introduction to the ways the RDP may be used. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adv. Open Water, Dive Planner, Divemaster, Diver, Divetalking, Education, Featured, General Question, Instructor, Master Diver, ocean, Open Water, RDP, Recreational Dive Planner, Reference, Specialties, Training

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 »

Filed under: Boats, Divemaster, Diver, Divetalking, Education, Emergency/FirstAid, Featured, ocean, Open Water, Products, Promotions, Reference, Report, Uncategorized

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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Lionfish and Whaleshark Expeditions September 3-10, 2011

September 3 – 10, 2011 I will be visiting Cozumel to create a documentary on the subject of Lionfish. Lionfish I am opening the Lionfish expedition up to individuals who have a need to experience Lionfish handling and would like to experience the consumption of any lionfish caught the day of your expedition. Your time will begin with about a 1 hour introduction to the nature of Lionfish, where they are from, what they mean to the local environment, techniques for safely handling. We will then proceed to the boat, heading to locations to begin the hunt for the lionfish. The days diving ends with the proper handing to clean and prepare the lionfish caught that day for consumption. Yes, you will be eating any lionfish caught that day. A lionfish cookbook … Read entire article »

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