6 Gift Ideas for the Diver in Your Life

The holiday season is upon us, whether we’re ready or not! Instead of yet another holiday sweater or kitchen gadget that will only collect dust, how about giving the diver in your life a must-have accessory? Diving is one sport that relies heavily on gear. Between breathing, propulsion and warmth, there is a basic repertoire…

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Is Sinking Illegal Fishing Boats the Answer in the Pacific?

How do you stop illegal poaching one vessel at a time? Palau’s new answer is to burn that vessel to the ground (or rather, the ocean floor). The small but geographically vast island nation of Palau has recently joined other Asian countries in the sinking or burning fishermen’s vessels when they are discovered illegally fishing….

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You Could Fish With a Pole and Hope for the Best – or Spear One!

When it comes to pole fishing, one of the biggest unknowns out there is whether fish are around, and willing to bite your bait. And you also don’t get to choose which fish decides to bite — a hardhead catfish  or a tasty redfish? You can also toss a cast net, but again, you don’t…

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It’s Open Season on the Beautiful but Invasive Lionfish

One of the reasons we love diving is because of all of the amazing sea life we get to see up close, especially a vibrant or ornate fish. However, if you are diving off the U.S. Atlantic of Gulf of Mexico coastline, or in the Caribbean, one of the most spectacular fish here is also…

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Would You Know What to Do If (insert your worst case dive scenario)?

According to Diver Mag, 100 U.S. divers and another 100 worldwide die each year in dive accidents. Though true accidents do happen, the vast majority of these tragedies are due to poor planning. Many of the equipment failures can be attributed to a lack of maintenance and inspection, so to avoid having one of these…

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Pop Goes the Ears – How to Equalize When Diving

As a diver, you have almost definitely experienced that sharp pain in your ears as you descend or ascend too quickly – it not only hurts but you can cause permanent damage if you don’t address it immediately! You probably remember, as you descend pockets of air become compressed, and as you ascend, they expand….

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Need a Dive Regulator? Here’s What You Need to Know

A regulator is about your most important piece of scuba gear as it enables you to breathe safely underwater and connects to other parts of your gear. You should consider buying one if you don’t own one already. Why? Because if not well-maintained, regulators are prone to failure. You’ll know if yours is well-maintained, but…

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