The Search for the Roanoke Continues

Scene: A wet and dreary December day — the phone rings. The caller introduces himself as a representative of a California film company interested in sending Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau to Bermuda for their Travel Channel series “Caribbean Pirate Treasure” to search for the lost wreckage of the Roanoke. There follows approximately two minutes of…

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Dealing with Pre-Dive Stress

Imagine sitting on a rocking boat trying to focus on the horizon while putting on your fins or running a complex deco-dive plan through your mind before stepping off the dive deck. Many different factors and scenarios can cause pre-dive stress. Here are a few ways of dealing with it to help you have a…

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The Perfect Picnic for Divers

With the summer season beginning, soft breezes and warm sunshine make for glorious picnic weather. Surprise your buddies with the perfect picnic for divers with our top 11 picks for a fun, scuba-themed day when you must remain dry. Scuba Diver Life is going on a picnic and we think you should bring: A “Big…

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The wild coast

Written by Alex Dawson   I was 21 when I first heard about the kilometers of migrating fish along Africa’s coast, hunted by any and every animal that has sardines on their menu. The BBC, National Geographic, and every major production company had done a documentary there and by the […] The post The wild…

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Best Scuba Diving in Aqaba

Aqaba, in the southernmost part of Jordan, is just over the border from and shares the same bay with Eilat, Israel. Just as in Eilat, the scuba diving in Aqaba is world-class. Sitting on the northern tip of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea, it’s about 143 miles (231 km) north of Sharm…

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Green Fins IYOR 2018 Campaign Part 2: Alternatives to Anchoring

All divers occasionally feel helpless or out-of-control early in their diving career. Some of the most common stories involve strong currents, an unexpected attack from a frisky triggerfish or feeling overwhelmed when facing a deep drop-off on a wall. Human errors can also create dramatic situations. Although it’s highly unlikely, a boat crew could mistakenly…

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Seven Steps You Can Take to Help Save the Ocean

Threats to ocean health have taken center stage in the news in the last few years, and with good reason. At least two gigantic plastic garbage patches swirl in the world’s seas, encompassing hundreds of thousands of square miles. An oft-cited study warns that if we don’t stop emptying the seas at a reckless speed,…

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