Pelagic Black Water Diving

With all the dive adventures available around the world, it’s hard to pin down one as the “ultimate dive”.

Each offers something unique and fascinating. However, there is one that stands out above the rest with an unrivaled experience that can only be described as other worldly – the pelagic black water dive.

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What is Marine Debris?

Ocean conservation is essential but sometimes difficult to understand. Pew joined forces with cartoonist Jim Toomey, the artist behindSherman’s Lagoon,” on 10 animated videos that explain the complicated concepts that guide efforts to protect our oceans.

Marine debris is all the manmade stuff that ends up in the oceans—from soda cans and plastic bottles to sunken ships.  *TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO*

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Ocean Hunter 3

by Diverjake 

Their liveaboard, the Ocean Hunter 3 was a fantastic adventure in the splendid reefs of Palau. The Dive Masters are very knowledgeable and safety conscious, Highly recommended. The food was delicious and varied,and they accomodate your dietary needs.

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Cuddly Shark

Credit: Rick Anderson

Shark Swims Up To Diver For a Cuddle Every Time She Sees Him.

Diver Rick Anderson is friends with a shark. That’s Right.

 This has been going on for 7 years!  Anderson’s friend is a 6-foot female Port Jackson shark.  And she always recognizes him, according to Anderson.  “I started playing with her about seven years ago when she was just a pup about 6 inches long,” Anderson told The Dodo. “I approached her carefully so as not to spook her, then began to gently pat her. Once she got used to me, I would cradle her in my hand and talk soothingly to her through my regulator.”

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Diving in Cuba

Photographer: Benjamin Lowy for Bloomberg Pursuits

Jardines de la Reina is one of the world’s most beautiful natural ecosystems.

A national park that’s something of an open secret in the diving community. At a time when warming oceans have supercharged the destruction of marine ecosystems—the Cuban government has aggressively protected this area, almost three times the size of the Florida Keys and commonly referred to as the Galápagos of the Caribbean. Fewer than 1,500 divers are allowed to visit  each year. The result is a Caribbean Sea that’s been spared the ecological violence ravaging the ocean’s more accessible

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Blue Dragon

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Looking like offspring of some alien creatures, these bizarre creatures are 100% Earth-bred. They’re actually not all that different from your average garden snail, just a lot more colorful… and often extremely poisonous.

Blue dragons are part of the nudibranch family, a group of soft-body mollusks more commonly known as sea slugs.  they are all quite beautiful, with a wide range of colors and specialized appendages, the blue dragon is one of the most visually stunning and fascinating by far. When fully extended, it looks like an alien dragon flying through the water on their colorful tendrils, known as cerata.

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Learn About Coral

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and experince Raja Ampat, Indonesia – July 2-12, 2017

Join the first Coral Explorer’s trip. Learn valuable coral conservation and ID skills while immersing yourself in the bio diverse waters of Raja Ampat, at the heart of the Coral Triangle!

Raja Ampat SEA Centre and Papua Explorers Dive Resort are hosting  the exclusive opportunity that will submerge you in a fully interactive learning experience and enable you to discover more about coral reefs – the oceans life support system.

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Nights at The Zoo

Squids at night dive Photo by Wayne MacWilliams

Wakatobi Dive Resort, Indonesia

It isn’t hard to understand how the dive site known as The Zoo got it’s name.  This is one of the region’s best macro dives, with residents that include frogfish, ghost pipefish, mantis shrimp, leaf fish, funky hairy squat lobster, different species of pygmy seahorses and more. And the same picturesque underwater landscape that make for good hunting during the day also provides habitat to a wide range of creatures that remain hidden while the sun is up. As a result, The Zoo is also a favorite night dive.

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Fighting Robust Ghost Pipefish

by: liquidguru

Robust Ghost Pipefish usually hang vertically in the water, not moving, pretending to be a bit of Sea Grass.

Here we have two males (the two smaller Pipefish) fighting over a female (the lager one with the lager pelvic fins). It was fascinating to watch and I ran out of bottom time before I could see who won.

Filmed at Pante Parigi, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi. Music: Tony Byker

New Airline Carry-On Rules

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Airlines will be offering NEW “basic economy” fares — the lowest prices on a particular flight, but with notable restrictions such as: You don’t receive a seat assignment until check-in (and sitting next to your traveling companions is not guaranteed); you’re the last to board; and you’re not allowed to bring on a full-size carry-on bag (which means no use of the overhead bins).

There are loopholes to get around those restrictive carry-on baggage and boarding rules.

How to Navigate & Skirt the Rules

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Featured Images - Lynn Minor

Fluorescence is a truly magical effect: It transforms light from one wavelength to another and it will also transform your  Night Dive.   Some species of coral and other marine animals fluoresce under certain wavelengths of light due tofluorescent photoproteins in their tissues

Photos by Lynn Miner owner of FireDiveGear.com manufacturer of underwater floruescent lights, filters and other gear  Taken in Raja Ampatwhile at Papau Explorer Resort

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BREAKING NEWS

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What Happened to Rob Stewart?

The director of the acclaimed documentary ‘Sharkwater’ disappeared mysteriously after a deep dive off the coast of Key Largo on Tuesday. For 72 hours, crews scoured the ocean.

On Friday, shortly after the search for Stewart was suspended, divers found his body on the bottom of the ocean floor.

Stewart, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, always loved the ocean.

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