Want to Save the Florida Coast From Invading Lionfish? Grab a Fork

Supermarket giant Whole Foods has recently announced they will start selling lionfish in their Florida stores to consumers. The store is selling the species in its 26 Florida stores in April as part of an effort to curb the species’ invasive attack in the Gulf Coast, Florida Keys and other regions where scuba divers have…

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What Divers Can Learn From Recent “Open Water” Scenario in the Headlines

A Florida diver with more than 35 years of experience made national headlines last week when he found himself in a scary and real life Open Water scenario. As anyone who was brave enough to watch the movie knows, during the film, two divers resurface to find their dive boat has disappeared and sharks have noted their…

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Want to Break the Freediving World Record? Here’s How Deep You Have to Go

Underwater expeditions and world records seem to go hand-in-hand. Wacky stories of record-breaking feats under the water have filled recent headlines. In February, more than 170 divers created the longest underwater human chain in recorded history, while in December nearly 160 “Scuba Santas” blasted the world record for the most diving Santas during one chilly…

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Are Underwater Drones on the Horizon?

By now, drones have become a familiar term and have morphed from military-grade status to something that any everyday consumer can purchase and use. Popular with recreational and commercial users who want to film aerial tours, or just get a bird’s eye perspective of a striking area. Drones are becoming easier to use, cheaper and much…

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Diving Destinations That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

The recent news about the extreme bleaching of huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef made headlines around the world. And while the silver lining is that it brought the issue of climate change to international attention, the fact remains that there are some dive sites found all around the globe that all have the…

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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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“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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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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Is Your Child Ready for Diving? Here’s How to Tell

One of the biggest debates in the scuba diving community is how young is too young to scuba dive. Many dive instructors do not feel comfortable taking students younger than 10 or even 12, but the fact remains every kid is different. Kids have different maturity levels, physical abilities and medical considerations and varying desires…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Scuba Diving!

You already know that scuba diving is amazing for your mental mindset. The simple act of traveling to exotic locations, submerging underwater and savoring that feeling of being miles away from the rest of the world does wonders for your brain. However, just in case you need extra rationalization to book a last-minute trip, you’ll…

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