Category: Stories

Scuba Diving in Cuba
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Scuba Diving in Cuba

With this Caribbean country slowly opening up to visitors from the United States, what can divers expect if they visit Cuba? Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly.

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Dive Travel Regrets
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Top Nine Dive Travel Regrets

As divers, we often seek out exotic locales around the world, but things can go wrong. Make every dive a good dive on your next trip by avoiding these top nine dive travel regrets.

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Stories Wrecks Travel

Sin Ship Unveiled by El Niño

Rumors began to spread of a mysterious shipwreck that appeared on San Diego’s shore in January of this year. I had to discover it for myself.

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Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians
Reviews Stories

Book Review: Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians

Written by a marine biologist, the stories in “Tristan Hunt and the Sea Guardians” combine elements of marine conservation, anthropomorphized ocean critters, and teenage magical abilities to delight young readers.

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New stuff
Kelly Slater

Did Kelly Slater Really Just Call for a Shark Cull?

After the death of a bodyboarder due to a shark attack in Reunion Island, pro surfer Kelly Slater thinks a shark cull is in order.
by Rebecca Strauss
Light & Motion Sola

Troubleshooting Tips for Light & Motion Sola Lights

The Light & Motion Sola line is one of the best and simplest underwater imaging lights ever created. It’s also one of Backscatter’s best sellers.
by Press Release
shark finning

First Criminal Charges for Shark Finning in Costa Rica

A Costa Rican court has, for the first time, served criminal charges for shark finning and sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison.
by Kathryn Curzon
A Walk on the Deep Side

A Walk on the Deep Side

Author John Kean tells the tale of a missing era in extreme-deep scuba diving in his new book, “A Walk on the Deep Side.”
by News Release