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Get the Most from Your GoPro, 08/2015

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John Bantin writes, "I've watched divers who have made the trip of their lifetimes to remote locations like Truk Lagoon use their GoPro cameras after opening them straight out of the box. I fear they will inevitably be disappointed with the results. Here's my advice on how you can get professional-looking results when taking your GoPro underwater." ....  Read more >


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Arenui, Indonesia: unique critter haven but a notch below luxury
Major recall of 2,600 masks due to shattering glass
Fantasy Island Resort, Roatan: saying goodbye to an old friend
Latest shark research: shields are effective, bubble curtain are not
Aqua Lung facing a class-action lawsuit
What on Earth Were They Thinking?
Get the most from your GoPro
Fugitive dive operators found, then charged with manslaughter
Lessons learned from dead divers
What's going on with the Aggressor Fleet?
Is the Scubapro's new Mantis dive computer worth buying?
Flotsam & Jetsam
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Watch Out for Lionfish Stings, 09/14
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