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Papua Explorers Dive Resort offering PADI Divemaster & Marine Ecology Internship – 2017
Want to spend up to 6 months in Raja Ampat? Join us for a Divemaster Internship like no other – improve your scuba diving and marine ecology skills, while contributing to conservation work in the heart of the Coral Triangle! Read more
February 17, 2017 | SDRadmin
Just one accident and word gets out in the small community that is diving. Do you want to risk your reputation and service on an accident?
OSHA and USDOT require all employees who “are affected” by high pressure cylinders to receive “function specific” training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward. Not all employers are aware of this, and outside the US, many just disregard it even when handling USDOT cylinders.
November 10, 2016 | SDRadmin
Ninety percent of cylinder accidents occur at the fill station during fills. Unfortunately the reality is these accidents happen to frequently and cause not only damage but injury and even death.
And without formal, recognized training, you are also exposed to potential issues with liability and safety. Do your employees know what they should look for in order to fill those cylinders? Read more
October 21, 2016 | SDRadmin
September 14, 2016 | SDRadmin
Utila Dive Centre is a well-established PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre and most referred and recommended in Central America and the Caribbean.
In 2001 we expanded our range of services and became a PADI TecRec facility, teaching diver and instructor levels for Tec Deep and Tec Trimix courses. Now we are launching 2 new packages specially tailored for certified Tec and Tec Trimix divers looking for a place to explore.
July 11, 2016 | SDRStaff
By Gretchen M. Ashton
A diver certified at 20 years of age has the potential for more than 50 years of scuba diving. During this diving lifespan many biological changes will occur. Beginning in early adulthood all body systems begin to lose capacity; muscle strength decreases, cardiovascular capacity diminishes, and body composition changes. Clearly illness should not be confused with aging, however, changes in the body due to aging are of the greatest concern when combined with illness, injury or a sedentary lifestyle. There are many theories of aging, but only physical activity is wholly agreed to reverse the effects of aging. As with diving, there are also risks associated with exercising.
April 21, 2016 | SDRStaff
by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, NBFE
Most divers don’t think “blue water diving” when visiting this tropical vacation destination, but the Hawaiian Islands are located near the middle of the Pacific Ocean more than 2,400 miles from the United States and more than 4,000 miles from Asia. Channels around the nine most commonly known Hawaiian Islands range in depth from 200 to more than 10,000 feet deep. The sheer size of the land masses can give divers a false sense of security. Conditions around the islands change quickly. Shore diving is prevalent with rugged volcanic terrain or steep deep sand and pounding surf. Read more
March 30, 2016 | SDRStaff
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.
March 27, 2016 | SDRStaff
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.
March 23, 2016 | SDRStaff