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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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