Monthly Archives: June 2011

New to Scuba Resources

Cold Water Diving pt.2

Last time around we covered exposure protection, this time around I’ll be covering buoyancy control devices, regulators and computers.

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Marine Species

Glaucus Atlanticus & Marginatus | Nudibranch

The bright dark blue and silver body distinguishes this species. The cerata are elevated on three cushions per side of the body.

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Travel Dive Locations

Jellyfish Lake | Eil Malk Island, Palau

Jellyfish lake is definitely a bucket list item for many! This unique lake is located on Eil Malk Island in Palau.

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Conservation

Is Your Sunscreen Killing Corals?

With the summer season fast approaching, there has been a resurgence of concern over water-enthusiasts’ sunscreens potentially harming fragile coral reef systems.

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New stuff
Stay-Focused

Stay-Focused, the Beacon of Opportunity in Cayman

Non-profit organization Stay-Focused recently sponsored four weeks of diving for divers with disabilities in Grand Cayman
by Guest Author

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
PADI specialties

Most Challenging PADI Specialties

Leaving your comfort zone (in gradual and controlled circumstances) can make you a better diver. What are the most challenging PADI specialties to help you grow?
by Andy Phillips
Ear Barotrauma

Training Fundamentals: Ear Barotrauma

The most common scuba diving-related injury is ear barotrauma. Why does it happen, and how can you avoid it?
by Marcus Knight