Recent NYC Rescue Demonstrates the Importance of Police Divers

On Saturday morning, April 30th, NYC police received a report that a man was stranded a mile off of Coney Island Beach. His kayak had almost sunk, and the man had been dragged out to sea after hooking up with a fish. Here are the details. How Was He Rescued? The NYPD Aviation Unit spotted…

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Luxury Liveaboards: The New Way to Vacation in Style

Most scuba divers have dreamed about jetting off to a five-star diving resort for a decadent vacation at their most beloved scuba diving locales. Now, there’s a new way for globe-trotting divers to enjoy the experience of an elite resort without being tethered to dry land! Enter the age of the luxury liveaboards. Liveaboards are…

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A Romantic Proposal to Dive For!

Everyone loves a good over-the-top wedding proposal story, whether you’re still single or just celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary. And if you’re considering popping the question to your significant other-diver, this might give you some ideas! A Canadian man took his girlfriend on a diving vacation to Thailand and turned a run-of-the-mill dive trip into…

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“The Worst Mass Bleaching in Its History” – Great Barrier Reef in Trouble

The world was rocked by late April headlines announcing the massive and devastating bleaching of large sections of the Great Barrier Reef, an iconic dive destination and World Heritage site. Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Task Force conducted an aerial survey of 2,500 miles of the reef and found 93 percent showed evidence of bleaching. In…

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Diving in Mexico!

Do you dream about a vacation where you can explore incredible reefs and wrecks without spending a fortune — and then cap off a dive trip with an ice-cold margarita? Then you’ll want to discover these incredible diving locations that are all found just south of the U.S. border. With beautiful beaches, gracious resorts and…

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New Art Exhibit Only Scuba Divers Can See

Clever artists have found ways to make veritably any place in the world a gallery venue. It’s why Central Park turned blazing orange for a week during 2005’s “The Gates” exhibit. It’s also why cities all over the world don’t paint over graffiti masterpieces by the likes of Banksy, Shepard Fairey and other world-renowned street…

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What Divers Can Learn from Fatal NM Diving Accident

A fatal accident in New Mexico last month made international headlines in the scuba diving community. An experienced diver became trapped in a network of underwater caves that NM had sealed for more than 40 years and was unable to return to the surface. Divers considered the caves some of the most dangerous in North America,…

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Where to Go Diving with Your Kids

Have your older kids and teens caught your contagious love of scuba diving? Then it’s time to start planning a vacation that revolves around your mutual hobby. A scuba diving vacation can be a great way to reconnect with your family, create new memories and take part in an activity that you all enjoy. When…

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Amazing New Way to Experience Scuba Diving Without Getting Wet

Imagine experiencing all elements of a scuba diving trip from buoyancy to temperature without ever getting into the water. Say, what? This scenario is what MIT Media Lab researchers Dhruv Jain and Misha Sra envisioned when they created the “Amphibian.” Keep reading to learn more! What Exactly is an Amphibian? Amphibian is a scuba diving…

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How to Avoid Being A “Touron” While Traveling

Have you ever heard the term “Touron?” It’s a not-so-nice mash-up of the terms “tourist” and “moron” and service industry personnel use it all over the world. After multiple diving trips, you know how to behave with grace and etiquette on the dive boat. You learned how not to be the person everyone wants to…

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