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28
Nov

Aqualung announces 2013 Demo Weeks aboard luxury liveaboards

Need a vacation? How about a liveaboard trip with Aqua Lung CEO, Don Rockwell and Director of Engineering, Eric Thorstenson? On an Aqua Lung Demo Week aboard the Aggressor or Dancer fleet you will get to try the latest and greatest products Aqua Lung has to offer…. oh yeah and the guys are pretty good company too! For more info visit http://www.liveaboardfleet.com/aqualung/

27
Nov

Cayman Islands encourages scuba divers to hunt lionfish

Pterois volitans

Pterois volitans (Photo credit: D o m o n k o S)

The Cayman Islands is engaging the dive tourism industry in an effort to combat the invasive lionfish . In an highly-unique, but necessary program, dive operators are providing tours to recreational divers to cull lionfish that then become available to Caymanian restaurants, grocery stores and fish markets. Introduced to […]

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24
Nov

On patrol with a shark ranger in Indonesia’s marine treasure trove

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RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia – The remote Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat is home to an underwater treasure trove of coral reefs and tremendous biodiversity, miles away from polluted urban centers and human encroachment.

The faraway islands in Western Papua, regarded by many marine experts as having the potential to help restore the world’s ailing coral reefs, are vulnerable to the unchecked exploitation of a lucrative treasure that is rapidly disappearing from Indonesia’s waters: sharks.

 

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24
Nov

Scientists rush to save manta rays, the ‘pandas of the ocean’

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RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia —They’ve been described by one scientist as “pandas of the ocean.” “They’re such an iconic species, beloved by divers,” said Andrea Marshall, director of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, who came up with the de ……

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23
Nov

Events mark 100 year anniversary of sinking of Christmas tree ship

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One hundred years later, the Christmas trees destined to brighten thousands of homes are still in the ship’s hold, and some still have their needles.

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22
Nov

Underwater Connection Online Scuba Gift Registry Goes Live

Online Scuba Gift RegistryHaving a hard time telling your friends and family exactly what you’d like for the holidays? Are your friends and family non-divers and do they look at you with a glazed look when you describe that super cool canister light or hoseless dive computer or backplate and wing you’ve been drooling over? Well, we’ve come to your rescue….we’ve made it easy for you to let your friends and relative know exactly what you’d like in your stocking by activating our Scuba Diving Gift Registry.

All you need to do is fill out the Scuba Diving Gift Registry form, click submit, and we’ll send a copy to all three stores. Then, just let your family and friends know they should shop for you at any of our three locations. We’ll retrieve your form with all your wishes on it, and then assist them in selecting the perfect gift for you!

You’re Welcome!

21
Nov

Hawaii’s Big Island offers up close manta ray encounters

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I had arrived at dusk at Garden Eel Cove, where Hawaii’s manta rays gather here each night to raid the plankton-rich pantry. (Hawaii’s Big Island offers underwater tourists a look at manta rays up close.

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19
Nov

Underwater Photography Tips & Tricks by Stephen Frink: Model Relationships

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These underwater photography tips and tricks were written by Stephen Frink, the world’s most published underwater photographer/photojournalist with a career spanning over two decades.

See on www.stephenfrink.com

19
Nov

Why You Should Dive with Sharks! : Living Green Magazine

  By Jillian Morris Yes, I said those three scary words, “ dive with sharks.” Not only did I say it, but I am also telling you that it might be one of the most amazing things you ever experience in your life and it is good for our planet […]

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19
Nov

@PADI Launches Dive & Win Contest – MarketWatch

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PADI Launches Dive & Win Contest MarketWatch (press release)15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — PADI, the world’s largest diver training organization, launched the Dive & Win contest, a campaign that encourages people to jumpstart their 2013 adventures…

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