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The Value of Owning Your Own Scuba Equipment

The Value of Owning Your Own Scuba Equipment Posted by Megan From a safety perspective, owning your own gear ensures you know how to manipulate it in an emergency – ditching weights for example. Get to know your gear: practice adjusting it and ask your PADI Instructor for recommendations. By consistently diving with the same […]

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Hole In The Wall

Beginners guide to buying a BCD

Beginners guide to buying a BCD Posted by Brandon Scott  When you find an activity you’re passionate about, why not make it as enjoyable as possible? Beginners who are just starting to learn the thrill of scuba diving might not think it necessary to buy their own equipment, but it makes a lot of sense […]

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Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse

Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse

Overfished and under-protected: Oceans on the brink of catastrophic collapse By Tom Levitt, for CNN updated 11:07 AM EDT, Wed March 27, 2013 The world’s oceans are facing a bleak future, say marine scientists, unless we rebuild its abundance, variety and vitality. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Healthy species-abundant oceans key to long-term human survival Overfishing and climate […]

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Hurricane Sandy Maxwells

Jump-start Coastal Economy After Hurricane Sandy

    Community Supported Fisheries Can Jump-start Coastal Economy After Hurricane Sandy Posted by Village Fishmonger in Ocean Views on November 5, 2012 In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, local food networks, including local fisheries, need your help.  Last week, we spread the word about funding disaster relief efforts for fisheries and fishery-related businesses. Now, […]

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Red Ramos

A dive trip to Bonaire – Meeting true American heroes

A special dive trip to Bonaire – Meeting some true American heroes By Scott Jones posted in Community News, PADI Feed, SSI Feed September 12, 2012 Bonaire • Captain Don’s Habitat • Oceanic Worldwide • physically challenged divers (DiverWire) During a recent trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire, I was invited to join a […]

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Safe Boat Diving with Jupiter Dive Center

Tips for Safer Boat Diving

Tips for Safer Boat Diving By Capt. Joe Thomas Staying safe from a boat captain’s point of view In my 25 years of running dive boats out of Key Largo, Fla., I have noticed that most of the problems divers experience fall into two categories: inattention to detail and inadequate situational awareness. Inattention Tighten straps, […]

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Walt Stearns at Jupiter Dive Center

Big Things Cruise Off Florida’s Palm Beaches

By Walt Stearns It’s a hot, sunny day in late August. The seas are almost flat, and they’re tinted an inviting shade of blue. Three miles off the coast of Jupiter, Fla., the Republic IV swings its bow to the south, moving up current of our intended dive site: a grouping of a freighter (Zion […]

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Cathay Pacific Bans Shark Fin from Cargo Flights

Cathay Pacific Bans Shark Fin from Cargo Flights

Cathay Pacific bans shark Fin from Cargo Flights , responding to pressure from an array of environmental groups in Asia, has announced that it will no longer carry shark fin on its cargo flights. “This is a milestone in our efforts to end the trade of products like shark fin in Hong Kong. The city […]

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Lemon Sharks at Jupiter Dive Center

Lemon sharks ‘learn’ skills by watching each other

By Matt Bardo Reporter, BBC Nature Continue reading the main story Related Stories Sharks tracked by surfing robot In pictures: Tagging tiger sharks Lemon sharks in feeding frenzy Lemon sharks have the ability to learn from each other’s behaviour, scientists have found. The team compared the performance of inexperienced juvenile sharks working with both trained […]

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