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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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Thousand Islands; Infinite Adventure

07-07-2014

"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...

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Diving Around Texas: From Whale Sharks t…

07-02-2014

It’s said that Texas is renowned for being big in every sense of the word: steaks the size of smorgasbords, titanic trucks, and, of course, grandiose adventures. While an everyman...

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Paddling in Thunder Bay National Marine …

07-02-2014

The Great Lakes are the largest series of fresh water lakes on Earth, and in their icy waters one can find the best preserved shipwrecks in the world. Ships have...

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Fish and Dive: The Perfect Day

06-30-2014

The perfect day for Mike Campbell involves the three great loves of his life: fishing, diving, and his family. Follow a man who loves the ocean, good food, and great...

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Exploring Virginia: Inland and Offshore

06-04-2014

The waters of Virginia are ever-flowing: both figuratively and literally. From the annals of history to recreational enjoyment and important industry, water has proved a key element in the “Mother...

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Inland Seas - Navigating Wisconsin's Wa…

06-04-2014

Wisconsin is located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes region. It is in fact bordered by two of the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan and Lake...

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Confessions of a NorCal Kayak Diver

06-04-2014

 Confessions of a NorCal Kayak Diver

My name is Jim Russell and I am addicted to the ocean.I grew up fishing the offshore oilrigs in the Gulf of Mexico with my dad, and started SCUBA diving...

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The History of Diving Museum

05-30-2014

The History of Diving Museum is located in a modern building at Mile Marker 83 on the Bayside of Highway US 1 in Islamorada, Florida. It is the creation and...

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Reefs and Wrecks: Jax to the Max!

05-05-2014

Nestled in Northeast Florida near the Georgia border, Jacksonville boasts a big city along the banks of the St. Johns River, which leads the way to some remarkable, unforgettable, and...

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Dive Long & Help the Ocean Prosper

Roddenberry Dive Team - Trash Diver Contest
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By John Tapley

The ocean is an exciting frontier: silent and waiting. A diver’s continuing mission is to boldly seek out and explore new adventures and encounters within its depths.

To keep these underwater voyages going requires great dedication, forethought, and consciousness from its explorers.  Founded by the son of late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, The Roddenberry Dive Team (RDT) provides eager stewards with exciting opportunities to earn great prizes and help maintain a clean environment.

In partnership with the Green Diver Initiative, TUSA, Body Glove, Alaska Airlines, the Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu Visitor’s Bureau and Pearl Harbor Divers, the RDT has created an event which spreads Roddenberry’s message of stewardship and peace: The Trashy Diver Contest.

The photo competition, which started January 1 and will run until October 31, inspires divers and non-divers alike to join in environmental cleanup efforts by removing harmful materials from aquatic environments across the world.

Participation in the cleanup is a simple three-step process: Applicants must collect and remove any trash near or in an ocean, beach, lake, pond, or river, take photos of the collected garbage, and send the photos to .

Each sent picture counts as one contest submission and may be in black & white or color; scanned images should be at 300 dpi minimum and can be no greater than 1 to 1.5 MB in file size per image. Photos are welcomed from anyone, but contestants under the age of 18 must have a submitted form from a parent or guardian.

Every month, the contest awards winners with a Body Glove Long Sleeve Rashguard for Most Unique Piece of Trash Photo and a TUSA set (mask, fins, snorkel, and dive light) for Most Amount of Trash Photo. Three Grand Prizes: a Star Trek: TOS Phaser II Prop, a DiveQuest Aqua Tour at The Seas at Epcot® in Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, and a Dream Getaway to Hawaii for two (airfare and accommodations included) will be announced at this year’s DEMA 2012 show in November at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. These prizes are determined at random order from a drawing; sending in numerous entries is strongly encouraged.

For more information on the Trashy Diver Contest, along with the necessary prerequisite forms and agreements, visit www.roddenberrydiveteam.com

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