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Sunken American WWII torpedo bomber discovered in Pacific

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Source Fox News Rob Verger

In July of 1944, an American warplane, a TBM-1C Avenger torpedo bomber, went down in the Pacific. 

Now, 72 years later, the Navy plane has been identified near Palau, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego has announced.  Eric Terrill, an oceanographer at Scripps, explained that the remains of the aircraft are resting under 85 feet of water within a lagoon in the Pacific nation of Palau. It wasn’t until his team dove the wreck this April and May that they identified it as the Avenger they had been looking for. Read more

June 22, 2016 |

New images reveal Andrea Doria shipwreck

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New images reveal Andrea Doria shipwreck deteriorating quickly

Source: The Christian Science Monitor/Christina Beck 

The Andrea Doria sunk almost exactly 60 years ago. This month, underwater exploration company OceanGate captured underwater images that show the ship’s decay.

Since the Andrea Doria sank off the coast of Nantucket in 1956, generations of divers have made the dangerous dive to the wreck, leading to the Andrea Doria’s moniker, the “Mount Everest of shipwrecks.” New underwater sonar imaging of the wreck, however, shows that it has deteriorated far more than previously imagined.

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June 18, 2016 |

ScubaDoRag is now Sweet Sixteen!

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May 28, 2016 By Suuz Martines

Fashion with Function For Divers

Like many who start scuba diving, I was lured in by the sirens of the sea, not knowing my life would forever change. I left my “Home” and became a very small fish in the enormous ocean.

While a designer in real life, I developed CoCoCheznaynay® SecretAgent of Truth & Style™ as a branding vehicle and a truth-seeking character who disperses CoCoCourage, wit and wisdom. CoCo’s about owning all of who you are and facing your fears. When I started scuba lessons, this unknown, overwhelming performance anxiety/fear made me realize I had masked being bullied as a child, never knowing the extent of the damage – this is a danger in thinking we will teach others. Read more

June 5, 2016 |

Divers find 1,600-year-old buried treasure off Israel’s coast

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A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades Roman ship with bronze statues, coins and other artifacts probably sank in a storm in the ancient Mediterranean harbor off Caesarea shoreline.

Divers have been unearthing some rare archaeological treasures on the bottom of the sea, off Israel’s coast in Caesarea, during the past few weeks. The artifacts, apparently part of the cargo of a Roman merchant ship that sunk some 1,600 years ago, include coins, bronze statues, equipment used in running the ship, such as anchors, and numerous decorative items.
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May 19, 2016 |

Win A Resort

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Australian family raffles off their island paradise Kosrae in Micronesia for $49 per ticket.

Reported by the Telegraph.co.uk

Most people would think of a good raffle prize as something like a bottle of decent spirits or perhaps a free trip to a spa. But an Australian family is giving everyone in the world the chance to win an island paradise for the modest price of just $49, the cost of a ticket in their own raffle to become the owner of the holiday resort they have built up on the Pacific island of Kosrae.
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May 17, 2016 |

DUI Drysuit Repair for All Brands of Drysuits

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Do you have a leaky drysuit? 

Does your drysuit need new seals? 

Or do you want to add cool pockets to your drysuit?

Let DUI – the world’s leader in drysuits – get your drysuit back in shape and ready to go diving!

Drysuits let you experience the wonders of the underwater world in comfort.  But what do you do when your drysuit needs to be repaired?

You send it to the world’s leader in drysuits; Diving Unlimited International. Read more

May 4, 2016 |

First Turquoise Bay UW Film Festival a Success

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WINNERS  ANNOUNCED FOR  THE 1ST EDITION OF THE TURQUOISE BAY INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED

ROATAN, April 21, 2016 – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the International Underwater Film Competition.

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April 21, 2016 |

Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition

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By: Beverly Peterson

Almost a month has passed since Quinio El Guardian Citizen’s Science Dive Expedition set sail to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, (Socorro Islands), from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.  Each day I think of some part of that trip.  I live in La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

I remember everyone was finally aboard on November 7th and we set sail.  The seas were calm, the crossing was gentle.
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March 27, 2016 |

Meet Don Kinney

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Don Kinney is the owner of Cylinder Training Services. He started formally working with and filling cylinders in 1991. With his background in public safety he continued to gain knowledge in the field of high pressure cylinders and began to develop training programs. He has developed programs for PSI/PCI including; Eddy Current testing (2003), SCBA, Fire Department (2004) and their Fire Safety Seminar program (2004).
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March 24, 2016 |

Roatan – First Edition of the International Underwater Film Festival

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PRESS RELEASE

OVER $10 000 UP FOR GRABS FOR THE 1ST EDITION OF THE TURQUOISE BAY INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL

ROATAN, Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort is proud to host the first edition of the International Underwater Film Festival. While a new and young film festival, the inaugural edition already promises top names in the underwater filmmaking industry.

Held April 9-16, 2016, the event will feature seminars, an on-site competition, an International Film competition and a Gala Night. The Gala event will be held on April 15, 2016 at the Beach Club San Simon, where winners will be announced.
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March 23, 2016 |
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