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Exploring Virginia: Inland and Offshore

Exploring Virginia: Inland and Offshore

The waters of Virginia are ever-flowing: both figu...

Inland Seas -  Navigating Wisconsin's Waters and Wrecks

Inland Seas - Navigating Wisconsin's Waters and Wrecks

Wisconsin is located in the north-central United S...

 Confessions of a NorCal Kayak Diver

Confessions of a NorCal Kayak Diver

My name is Jim Russell and I am addicted to the oc...

The History of Diving Museum

The History of Diving Museum

The History of Diving Museum is located in a moder...

Reefs and Wrecks: Jax to the Max!

Reefs and Wrecks: Jax to the Max!

Nestled in Northeast Florida near the Georgia bord...

Rebreather Diving: Going Deep Down in Lake Huron

Rebreather Diving: Going Deep Down in Lake Huron

Henry Fleuss designed the first self-contained app...

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Project AWARE Heads to Capitol Hill for OurOcean2014

Project AWARE Heads to Capitol Hill for OurOcean2014

As part of its dedicated environmental pursuits, Project AWARE will participate in an upcoming Our Ocean International Ocean Conference slated to take place on Capitol Hill June 16 and 17. Hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the conference will bring in some of the world's most talented minds in the fields of environmentalism, science, law, and policy. Together, these experts will "chart the w...

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Inside Cousteau's Mission 31: An Interview with Dive Chief Billy Snook

Inside Cousteau's Mission 31: An Interview with Dive Chief Billy Snook

Approaching the habitat's portal window, a unique photo opportunity has presented itself. There, at a table 63 feet below the water’s surface, sits explorer and conservationist Fabien Cousteau with his father, Jean-Michael. Both smile for the camera as Jean-Michael holds up a picture of his father, scuba diving icon Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Where they are sitting is distinctive as well. They are ins...

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DiveJunkee Hides Treasure in the 1000 Islands

DiveJunkee Hides Treasure in the 1000 Islands

DiveJunkee, a social website for divers addicted to scuba diving is doing a “treasure hunt” of sorts this summer. For the second year, owner Scott Vincent-Barwood is hiding cold hard cash on one of wrecks in the St. Lawrence for divers to find. “As divers we’ve all wished that we could find treasure on a wreck. Others who admire to know our adventures have asked, ‘Have you ever found a treasure?’ ...

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Columns

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Sometimes Fishing Isn't About the Fish!

Sometimes Fishing Isn't About the Fish!

“Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not the fish that they are after.”

Henry David Thoreau

Ok, I admit it – I went fishing this month. I know many disapprove and even object to it; maybe I’m not politically correct enough. But it wasn’t really about the fishing.

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Incoming 7 2014: Response to

Incoming 7 2014: Response to "Local Diving"

This month we received a number of comments about last month's editorial about local diving. It was a “spirited discussion” where some people thought that I had “dissed” local diving. Quite the contrary; I am a passionate local diver and committed to supporting and promoting this little known and loved segment of the sport.

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Psolus Sea Cucumbers - An Unusual But Successful Design

Psolus Sea Cucumbers - An Unusual But Successful Design

At first glance, a species in the genus Psolus does not resemble a typical sea cucumber. By far, a tubular or sausage shape, represents the most common and recognizable body form for a sea cucumber. Known by the common names creeping pedal, armoured or slipper sea cucumber, the Psolus sub group contains nearly 60 species worldwide. Attached to rock or other hard substrates, its visible dorsal surf...

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Dive Sites

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Thousand Islands; Infinite Adventure

Thousand Islands; Infinite Adventure

"The beauty of this noble stream at almost any point but especially in the commencement of this journey, where it winds its way among the thousand islands, can hardly be imagined.” - Charles Dickens, 1910

Few places in North America can compare with the almost unchanged beauty the islands and waterways have maintained for centuries. From the Iroquois Indians to present day, Alexandria Bay and the...

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Descending Into God’s Back Pocket: Queen Charlotte Strait’s 10 Best Dive Sites

Descending Into God’s Back Pocket: Queen Charlotte Strait’s 10 Best Dive Sites

Imagine if you will a spectacular ocean wilderness where marine life is as exotic and profuse as you would find in a tropical sea. A place where giant Pacific octopus, wolf eels, orcas, humpback whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, steller sea lions are not uncommon, but plentiful. British Columbia’s Queen Charlotte Strait undersea realm is akin to being a holy grail for divers.

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Sunshine, Lollipops & Tiger Beach!

Sunshine, Lollipops & Tiger Beach!

Located near West End, Grand Bahama Island, in the shallows of the Little Bahama Bank, there is a reef flat mariners and salvage divers for decades called, the Dry Bar. Shark divers now call this half square mile stretch of powder white sand Tiger Beach in tribute to its fintastic star attraction, tiger sharks!

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Scuba Reviews

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Therm-a-Rest® Mira™ 15F | -9C | Women's Down Sleeping Bag and Women's NeoAir™ XLite®

Therm-a-Rest® Mira™ 15F | -9C | Women's Down Sleeping Bag and Women's NeoAir™ XLite®

The Therm-a-Rest® clearly understands the design of outdoor adventure and comfort with their latest sleeping bag and mattress. A women’s-specific cut bag minimizes excess space, ultralight and compressible, reflective ThermaCapture™ lining and mattress integration assure you’ll stay warmer, sleep better and go farther with less to carry. The bag is designed to follow the contours of the woman’s bo...

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Dive Into Adventure with Beach Camp at Sunset Bay

Dive Into Adventure with Beach Camp at Sunset Bay

Journey into a Pacific Northwest land of discovery; a hidden gem of sandy beaches, and breathtaking sunsets nestled in the city of Edmonds, Washington. Sunset Bay, located in a protected bay along a stretch of beach at the widest part of Puget Sound across from the Pacific Ocean. Sunset Bay is also home of Beach Camp, a one of a kind adventure water sports residential summer camp for kids. Atypica...

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Lifestyle

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Flying After Diving

Flying After Diving

When it comes to safety we each have our own ideas about what constitutes acceptable risk. For some divers it means diving within recreational limits, while for others it means seeking various types of advanced training to dive beyond those limits. As your dive safety association, we work hard to provide you with the information you need to be a prepared diver and to make informed decisions about ...

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The Philosophy of Scuba Diving Fitness

The Philosophy of Scuba Diving Fitness

I had a terrific time catching up with you, my fellow divers, at the Scuba and H2O Adventures show in Seattle. I can’t tell you enough how valuable your feedback is in directing the nature of the content I create.

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Beer Takes a Historic Leap: Bone Dusters Paleo Ale

Beer Takes a Historic Leap: Bone Dusters Paleo Ale

Step Back in Time
Beer is the nectar of humankind, one of the oldest beverages dating back to Ancient Egypt and Greece. Written annals on clay tablets from ancient Mesopotamia indicate that brewing was a fairly well respected occupation by women. Beer was also part of the Egyptian Pharaoh daily diet over 5,000 years ago; the Greeks adopted barley wine as part of a balanced diet; Europeans adopted p...

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