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Barracuda Slaughter at McCauley Memorial, 10/2015

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The underwater scooters known as diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) have been touted by manufacturers as great products for giving divers more mobility and bottom time, greater range, and reducing air consumption. I never considered them for shooting fish. However, I discovered while on a dive earlier this year that some divers indeed use DPVs to help them hunt fish, and do it flagrantly at sites popular with divers who only shoot fish with their camera strobes. And the State of Florida, where it happens most often, isn't doing much to stop it. ....  Read more >

Rest in Peace, Gladys Howard, 10/2015

One of the world's unique individuals and a true diving pioneer has passed away. Gladys Howard, founder and proprietor of Little Cayman's superb Pirates Point Resort, diver, cordon-bleu chef who studied with Julia Child, and advocate for Cayman Islands conservation, died on October 3 at age 83 after a long battle with cancer. Gladys is survived by her daughter, Susan, and granddaughter, Antonia. ....  Read more >


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Kosrae and Yap: two magical stopovers in Micronesia
Rest in peace, Gladys Howard of Pirates Point
Shark Explorers, Cape Town, South Africa: only if you must see great whites in any way possible
Great diving in Mozambique and Mexico, and another warning about Bonaire
How divers are affecting reef fish behavior
Why there's still no foolproof way to get divers back on the boat
Shark Bytes, John Bantin's new book
Barracuda slaughter on Florida's artificial reefs
Is your camera hurting marine life?
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Was a long layover at Grand Cayman to get to little Cayman. The resort was clean and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Di... ... Read more

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This was our 4th trip to Bonaire, and it just keeps getting better. The first 2 times we stayed at Buddy Dive, who did a great job for... ... Read more

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After reading so much about the Great Barrier Reef, I decided that it was time to check it out. I flew from Montreal to Cairns, via Los... ... Read more

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John Bantin, who writes often, wittily and thoroughly about diving for Undercurrent, just had his second book published -- Shark Bytes, his personal stories and first-hand descriptions and anecdotes of over 30 years of diving with and photographing sharks. "I don't offer myself as an expert regarding sharks," Bantin says. "I simply offer myself as a shark witness, and in Shark Bytes, I delve into the way my own attitude to and understanding of sharks has developed during the intervening years. It's about how I grew to love diving with sharks."

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