Supplying the Underwater Heroes

While nothing is ever typical for this diver, here is how a scenario might go for Dave, a member of a municipal fire department’s dive team. 1:17 AM – Dave receives a call to come in. A winter storm is raging, with sleet making things difficult to get around. 1:35 AM – When he arrives…

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The Coolest Cave Dives in the World

Need a reason to tackle your New Year’s Resolution of trying new things or learning a new skill? Then consider cave diving. Easily one of the more ambitious skills for divers, being prepared for a cave dive takes a lot of training, (a passing score can be hard to obtain), and a commitment to investing…

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Traveling Light – How to Pack for a Dive Trip

Is there anything more frustrating than dealing with the airlines and all of their baggage policies and fees? Unfortunately, as divers we need more luggage than the average tropical-destination traveler, even if we’re just bringing fins, masks, snorkels, wetsuits and BCDs — forget about cylinders, cameras and other gear! Packing for a dive trip can…

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Dive Propulsion Vehicles – Not Just for James Bond!

What do you get for the diver that has everything? A dive propulsion vehicle, of course! You may have spotted these high tech toys in a James Bond movie or in a “Making Of” YouTube video of a Jacque Cousteau documentary, but these trendy gadgets are bouncing off the screen and are landing at the…

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Stocking Stuffers for Divers

It’s easy to pick out those big items to put under the tree for an avid diver – gear, wet suits, and the new wave of DPVs (Diver Propulsion Vehicles) can easily top anyone’s wish list. But some of the best gifts come in small sizes, and can be stuffed inside a stocking. These are…

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Wreck Diving: Here’s What You Need to Know

Many of us dream about finding legendary sunken pirate ships full of plundered treasure, and diving into a treasure room replete with gold and gems. Even if you’re not a treasure hunter, the excitement of diving in a wreck and seeing firsthand the history and intricacy of an underwater vessel is huge. But it can…

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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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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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