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Marine Environment

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What Schwarzenegger Movie Title Fits the Lionfish Best?, 10/14 Act Now to Save the Vaquita, 9/14 An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines -- Publicly Available, and shows the tension over Hawaii’s aquarium fish trade, 6/14
Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World -- Publicly Available, 4/14 Can Someone Give Us the GPS Coordinates to This Dive Site?, a true South Seas paradise, with top-notch dive spots, 3/14 California Puts the “Rub” on a Shady Fish Collector, 1/14
Diver Makes Fatal Mistake During Typhoon Haiyan, 1/14 This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand -- Publicly Available, its no-take zone initiative is setting a global standard, 1/14 Falling Stars: Mass Starfish Deaths on the West Coast, 1/14
Sounding Off on the Seahorse's Plight, 1/14 Experienced Divers Aren’t Excited by Artificial Reefs, 11/13 Good News about Lionfish Culling in the Caribbean, 11/13
Sunscreens that Protect Divers as well as Reefs, 10/13 Divers Who Do Good Divers Who Do Good -- Publicly Available, they love the ocean so much, they started nonprofits, 10/13 Thanks to Our Subscribers, We’re Giving Away $3,000, 10/13
You Don’t Have to Start a Nonprofit to Do Good, 10/13 Undercurrent Is Awarded a Grant for Environmental Coverage, 7/13 Humans Have Changed Stingrays’ Ways Humans Have Changed Stingrays’ Ways -- Publicly Available, 4/13
Lionfish Control: Targeted Areas, Lots of Manpower, 2/13 Does This Seattle Diver Deserve Death Threats?, 11/12 Costa Rica’s Shark Finning: Is the Government in Cahoots?, 11/12
Where Lionfish Eradication May Be Working, 10/12 Reef Fish of the East Indies, and the recent controversy caused by a photo of the authors, 10/12 Art as Artificial Reefs, a good idea or a distraction from the real problem?, 8/12
Environmental News about Baja California, Australia and DEMA, 7/12 This Time, It’s Not the Lionfish’s Fault, 6/12 Protected Marine Reserves Are Not So Safe, 6/12
DEMA Versus the National Ocean Policy DEMA Versus the National Ocean Policy -- Publicly Available, our trade association sides with oil companies and housing developers, 6/12 Hunting Lionfish, Then Eating Them, 4/12 The Trouble with Artificial Reefs, 4/12
How Divers Can Give Back: Part II, more ways to make your dive trips count, 4/12 How Divers Can Give Back: Part I, and your dive trip may be tax deductible, 2/12 Loving the Chambered Nautilus to Death, 2/12
A New Lionfish Hazard to Worry About, 1/12 The Shark Massacre at Malpelo, 1/12 A Brighter Side of Underwater Photography, how Lembeh resorts are turning their guests into better divers, 1/12
Showdown in Cabo Pulmo, 1/12 The Komodo Dragons, 11/11 Shark Hunt or Witch Hunt?, Aussie dive operators call for shark killing rampages, 11/11
Pity the Sea Turtle, 9/11 Curbing the Lionfish Invasion: A Futile Fight, 8/11 The End of the Wild Food, 8/11
Sharks Under Siege: Part II Sharks Under Siege: Part II -- Publicly Available, and what divers can do to help them out, 5/11 The Lionfish Cookbook, 3/11 Is Diving More Eco-Friendly?, some green dive operators have succeeded, others not so much, 3/11
Is Closing Reefs to Divers the Best Way to Protect Them?, 3/11 And the “Green Diver B.S. Award” Goes to . . ., 2/11 A Cause of Pollution, 1/11
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Is the Lionfish Really a Threat?, are experts overstating their effect, or is there a tipping point?, 10/10 Round ‘Em Up: Lionfish Derbies, 10/10 The Coral is Fine at Wakatobi, But Elsewhere..., 10/10
How Divers Can Help the Florida Keys, 8/10 Planning a Dive Trip during Hurricane Season?, 8/10 Good News for Marine Parks, 6/10
Death to Flamingo Tongues?, 5/10 Our Deteriorating Coral Reefs, one reason why divers are hanging up their fins, 3/10 Join The Hunt For Lionfish, 3/10
A Diver’s Report From Copenhagen, how much time do we have to fin around living reefs?, 2/10 Hawaii Crushes a Reef with 50 Tons of Concrete, 2/10 Caribbean Reefs, 10/09
Hawaii Protests Shark Tours But Study Says They Do No Harm, 8/09 Where Have Hawaii’s Fish Gone?, check home aquariums back on the mainland, 7/09 Hurricane Omar Damages Bonaire’s Reefs But Saves Its Eels, 4/09
Get Shark Fin Soup off U.S. Restaurant Menus, 3/09 NOAA Charges Florida Dive Boats with Illegal Spearfishing, 2/09 Serious Diver Impact on the Red Sea, 1/09
So How Are the Oceans Really Doing?, hurrah for rabbitfish but shame on you, Robert DeNiro, 10/08 Divers’ and Snorkelers’ Sunscreen Is Killing Off Coral, 3/08 Maui Dive Shop Must Pay $550,000 for Wrecking Reefs, 3/08
REEF Field Survey, Kona, Hawaii, tax-deductible “immersion training”, 1/08 The Brief on REEF, 1/08 Calculate Your Carbon Fin-Print, Can you go diving and still be eco-friendly?, 10/07
Pacific Lionfish Now Common in Caribbean, tax-deductible trips research their impact, 9/07 Eliminating Underwater Terrorists, excruciating sound will drive them from the water, 8/07 Help With Project Cozumel, 7/07
The Joy of Freediving, for scuba veterans seeking a new thrill, 3/07 Divers' Feedback on Global Warming, 3/07 Undercurrent Saves Reefs, 1/07
Can Coral Reefs Survive Global Warming?, the prognosis is grim, 1/07 Turn Up the Heat on Climate Change, 1/07 Show Me the Money, 8/06
Cayman Coral Crisis, 5/06 Yap, Post Typhoon, 7/05 Divers in the Tsunami, — divers caught in the wave, 2/05
Dead Fish, Dying Reefs, — what happens when divers feed fish, 2/05 Divers Rehabiltate Reef, 10/04 Mike Ball Returns to Fight Global Warming, 7/04
Divers and Home Aquariums, if you want to conserve reefs, why do you have that aquarium?, 4/04 Is a “No Touching the Reef” Policy Sound?, a reader wonders, a scientist answers, 2/04 El Nińo Weakens, 3/03
Men With Big Abs, 10/02 What Divers are Roughest on the Reef?, the answer is not what you might expect, 7/02 Bad news for coral: fecal bacteria is the killer, 7/02
Here Come the Hurricanes, what to do if Omar or Sally comes your way, 5/02 Eternal Reefs Revisited, 4/02 When the Little Boy Comes, the Big Boys Leave, the coming effects of El Nińo, 4/02
Think You’ve Made Your Last Dive?, let your eternal reef give you one more for etern i t y, 2/02 The State of the World’s Reefs, why we divers must be concerned, 10/01 The Truth About San Salvador’s Algae, 8/01
Touched to Death, 7/01 Coral, Science, and George W., 5/01 Blast fishing: Slim pickings, yet major damage, 4/01
Divers Witness Mexican Carnage, when marine parks are no refuge, 7/00 Klein Bonaire Rescued from Developers, 2/00 The Politically Correct Guide to Eating Fish, 4/99
Crumbling Coral, Mystery disease devastates tropical reefs, 10/97 Stressed-Out Corals, 10/97 The Child is Coming, How will El Nińo affect your diving?, 10/97
Paradise Reef Pier, Cozumel, 1/95    

Marine Life

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What Schwarzenegger Movie Title Fits the Lionfish Best?, 10/14 Watch Out for Lionfish Stings Watch Out for Lionfish Stings -- Publicly Available, 9/14 Act Now to Save the Vaquita, 9/14
Getting Into Deep, a fascinating read about freediving and big-animal behavior, 9/14 Fish-Mauling Divemasters, stand up and speak out against divers who harass marine life, 9/14 Readers’ Letters: Bends, Photographers and Scaring Sharks, 9/14
Regulator-Removing Diver Charged with Terroristic Threatening, 8/14 Are Lionfish Hunts Making It Harder to Kill Them?, 7/14 Let Sleeping Sharks Lie, 6/14
An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines -- Publicly Available, and shows the tension over Hawaii’s aquarium fish trade, 6/14 The Illegal Feeding of Florida’s Sharks, 5/14 To Eels, Your Fins May Look Tasty Enough to Bite, 5/14
To Sharks, Divers Plus Lionfish Equals Food, 4/14 Snorkel with Manatees, Homosassa, Florida, “it’s like Disneyland in the water”, 3/14 Reef Life: A Must-Have Guide to Tropical Marine Life, 3/14
The Shark-Riding Trend - - or Dumb Divers Looking Dumber, 2/14 Lionfish: The Caribbean Endgame Lionfish: The Caribbean Endgame -- Publicly Available, thirty years and counting, 2/14 One Small Idea for Lionfish Eradication, 2/14
California Puts the “Rub” on a Shady Fish Collector, 1/14 This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand -- Publicly Available, its no-take zone initiative is setting a global standard, 1/14 Falling Stars: Mass Starfish Deaths on the West Coast, 1/14
R/V Coral Reef II, Bahamas, on the hunt for 1, 337 fish to stock the New England Aquarium, 11/13 Good News about Lionfish Culling in the Caribbean, 11/13 The Fight to Stop Seahorse Photography The Fight to Stop Seahorse Photography -- Publicly Available, but it’s not the strobe, it’s the manhandling, 11/13
When Shark Shields and Great Whites Collide, 10/13 Where Do Whale Sharks Spend the Winter?, 9/13 Mantas Are More Valuable Alive than Dead, 9/13
Spearfishing and Fish Collecting Limited in Hawaii -- Will It Help?, 8/13 Subscribers Speak up about Shark Feeding, the results? Seems to be split down the middle, 8/13 New Research: Shark Feeding May Not Affect Behavior, 8/13
Shark Baiting and Feeding Shark Baiting and Feeding -- Publicly Available, what’s so wrong with it, John Bantin asks, 7/13 A Win for Shark Fins: Fiji Airways Reverses Its Stance, 7/13 Fiji Airways: A Major Link in the Shark Fin Trade Fiji Airways: A Major Link in the Shark Fin Trade -- Publicly Available, 6/13
Barracudas’ Nasty Bites Barracudas’ Nasty Bites -- Publicly Available, not only hands -- feet and faces, too, 6/13 Will Honduras End Scuba Diving for Lobster? Will Honduras End Scuba Diving for Lobster? -- Publicly Available, 6/13 Whale Sharks Are Getting Too Much Love Whale Sharks Are Getting Too Much Love -- Publicly Available, good intentions may be having a bad influence, 6/13
Lionfish Update: The Good and Bad News Lionfish Update: The Good and Bad News -- Publicly Available, 5/13 Humans Have Changed Stingrays’ Ways Humans Have Changed Stingrays’ Ways -- Publicly Available, 4/13 Don’t Call Them “Shark Attacks” Anymore, 3/13
The Debate About Fish and Pain is Settled -- Or Is It?, 2/13 Lionfish Control: Targeted Areas, Lots of Manpower, 2/13 Digital Fish ID, 1/13
The Magnificent Name Game, 1/13 “Naive” Fish Are Easy Targets, 1/13 Where Lionfish Eradication May Be Working, 10/12
Beware of the Hand-Biting Barracudas, 10/12 Reef Fish of the East Indies, and the recent controversy caused by a photo of the authors, 10/12 Environmental News about Baja California, Australia and DEMA, 7/12
Protected Marine Reserves Are Not So Safe, 6/12 More Marine Species on the Brink, these are next on the endangered list, 5/12 Hunting Lionfish, Then Eating Them, 4/12
That Hovering Fish May Want a Massage, 4/12 Dolphins Should Be Considered “Non-Human Humans”, 4/12 Loving the Chambered Nautilus to Death, 2/12
A New Lionfish Hazard to Worry About, 1/12 The Shark Massacre at Malpelo, 1/12 Shark Hunt or Witch Hunt?, Aussie dive operators call for shark killing rampages, 11/11
The Painful, Disabling Sting of a Lionfish The Painful, Disabling Sting of a Lionfish -- Publicly Available, a reef scientist’s firsthand encounter, 10/11 Have Lionfish Met Their Match? Have Lionfish Met Their Match? -- Publicly Available, 10/11 Shark-Repelling Magnets for Divers, they might work, but do you need them?, 10/11
More Mean Fish, 9/11 Pity the Sea Turtle, 9/11 Bahamas’ Shark Mauls a Diver’s Arm in Chumming Area, 8/11
Curbing the Lionfish Invasion: A Futile Fight, 8/11 Why Amazing Corals Spawn Simultaneously, 8/11 The Only Way to Get Close to Beluga Whales: Dive Naked, 7/11
The Most Dangerous Fish The Most Dangerous Fish -- Publicly Available, forget sharks, these are the teeth to be cautious around, 7/11 Fish Do Feel Pain, 7/11 Divers Try to Speak “Dolphin-ese”, 7/11
Sharks Under Siege: Part II Sharks Under Siege: Part II -- Publicly Available, and what divers can do to help them out, 5/11 Sharks Under Siege: Part I Sharks Under Siege: Part I -- Publicly Available, the connection between shark feeding and shark attacks, 4/11 The Lionfish Cookbook, 3/11
Hawaii Shark Feeding Tour Controversy Leads to Dismissed Lawsuit and Arson, 2/11 Jim Abernethy Catches a Few Teeth Jim Abernethy Catches a Few Teeth -- Publicly Available, 2/11 Barracuda Attacks, why divers can’t take them for granted, 1/11
Available to the Public
Zen and the Art of Cageless Shark Diving, a rejoinder from Amos Nachoum, 11/10 Saying “No” to South Africa’s Cage Diving, 11/10 Bahamas Sharks Threatened by Seafood Exporter’s Expansion, 10/10
Is the Lionfish Really a Threat?, are experts overstating their effect, or is there a tipping point?, 10/10 Mexican Great White Risks, dive operators take it to the extreme at Guadalupe Island, 9/10 Save the Whale Sharks, help them adapt to their new home, 9/10
Sharks Up Close, 8/10 Good News for Marine Parks, 6/10 Join The Hunt For Lionfish, 3/10
Thumbs Up, 10/09 The Sailfish of Isla Mujeres, 9/09 Police to Patrol Grand Cayman’s Stingray City, 9/09
We Can’t Stop The Lionfish Invasion, but having them for dinner might slow it down, 9/09 How Do You Take Your Lionfish?, 9/09 Croc Attacks Diver in Raja Ampat: The Follow-Up, 8/09
Fresh Fish? Think Twice Before Ordering, your responsibility to the marine life you love diving with, 8/09 Death of a Shark Diver, Redux, dive ops rely on sharks for business, but it comes at a price, 7/09 Sales of “Shark Shields” Soar in Australia, 5/09
Belize Says Sharks Aren’t Endangered; Maldives Bans Their Killing, 5/09 Get A Magnifying Glass, 4/09 Real Aquarium Diving, 4/09
The Shark Hunt Continues at Cocos Island, poachers hack off the fins, rangers lack resources to stop them, 3/09 What’s All the Fuss About Over Abalone?, 2/09 Even You Could Learn from These Kids’ Dive Books, 10/08
The Death of A Shark Diver, will it affect shark dive trips in the Bahamas?, 4/08 Help Keep Hawaiian Fish Out of Aquariums, 4/08 Please Don’t Feed the Fish, why would anyone think Cheez Whiz is good for them?, 3/08
Those Guides Who Manhandle Fish, and why we should avoid them, 2/08 Dolphin Speak, 2/08 Survey Fish Year Round, 1/08
The Brief on REEF, 1/08 Shark Sign Language, 8/07 More Must-Read Fish ID Books, 6/07
Know Your Fish: Must-Read Books for Divers, 5/07 Hawaii Takes a Bite Out of Shark Tours, 4/07 Dive Boats Hassle Utila’s Whale Sharks, 9/05
Shark Be Gone, 1/05 What's Up With Harassment, 1/05 Shark Research Institute, 10/04
Manta Wars in Micronesia, 10/04 Jean-Michel Cousteau Tells All, says critters died to be in dad’s documentaries, 7/04 Diver’s Shark Tales from Around the Globe, we love sharks, they don’t always love us, 7/04
Diving with Great Whites, 7/04 New Magazine for Shark Divers, 6/04 Florida’s Great Whites, 3/04
Puffer (de)Fingers Intruder, 1/04 Whale Rider, 9/03 U.S. Great White Diving, 6/03
Electronic Shark Repellent Vindicated, 5/03 Coral Reef Adventure, 5/03 The 15-foot octopus is alive and well, 4/03
More About Shark Feeding, 2/03 Thumbs Down, 7/02 REEF’s Science Saves the Goliath Grouper, 3/02
Brand New Paul Humann ID Books, 3/02 G reat White Sharks Migrate Thousands of Miles, 3/02 Caribbean Whale Slaughter, 2/02
What You See When You Dive Deeper, 2/02 Florida Shark Feeding Ban is Final ... Maybe, 1/02 $5,000 Reward for Errant Spearfisherman, 8/01
Great Whites Visit Catalina, 8/01 Shark Feeding Debate Continues in Florida, Dive industry fares opposition, 7/01 A Cousteau Shark Slaughter, 7/01
Pavlov's Shark, 7/01 What's Next, Tridacna clams?, 2/01 Strange Findings in the Deep, 1/01
Sound Effects, 8/00 Inflatable Sharks, 6/99 Are You Paying for Marine Life Harassment?, 9/98
Battle of the Titans, Who’s the king of the food chain?, 1/98 Manta Rendezvous, Off Baja, rays in your face, 6/97 How to See Manta Rays, 6/97
Beware of Frightened Sailfish, 1/97 Surveying Reef Fishes, 9/96 Feeding Sharks, 7/96
Shark Attack, 8/95 Big Florida Shark Surprise, 9/94 CD-ROMs, 7/94

Dive Industry

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PADI’s Wicked Ways, throwing a divemaster under the bus, and colluding with plaintiffs, 10/14 Getting Into Deep, a fascinating read about freediving and big-animal behavior, 9/14 Fish-Mauling Divemasters, stand up and speak out against divers who harass marine life, 9/14
Readers’ Letters: Bends, Photographers and Scaring Sharks, 9/14 Jean-Michel Cousteau Will Open Up Operation on Petit St. Vincent, 8/14 $740 for a “Life Experience” (and T-Shirts), 8/14
There’s Something Fishy About This Dive Gear, 8/14 Other Dive Travel Groups Other Dive Travel Groups -- Publicly Available, specialized dive trips for those who don’t want the norm, 7/14 Divemasters Wanted: You Pay Us to Work Here, 7/14
Help a Wounded Warrior Learn How to Dive, 7/14 What’s the Price of an Air Fill? Pretty Cheap, 7/14 Let Someone Else Plan Your Dive Trip for You, 6/14
An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines An Underwater Attack Makes World Headlines -- Publicly Available, and shows the tension over Hawaii’s aquarium fish trade, 6/14 Goodbye, Cap’n Don, 6/14 The Illegal Feeding of Florida’s Sharks, 5/14
A Dive Shop Owner’s Take on Dive Training, “too many inexperienced divers say ‘I can do this’”, 5/14 The Decline of Dive Training: Part II The Decline of Dive Training: Part II -- Publicly Available, it’s being dumbed down at all levels . . . but there’s hope, 4/14 Sandals, the Certification King?, 4/14
The Fastest-Growing Segment of Diving?, freediving “is to divers what snowboarders were to skiers”, 4/14 Where the Freediving Instructors Are, 4/14 The Perils of Dive Travel, missed flights, travel agents and (egads!) gluten-free requests, 3/14
The Decline of Dive Training: Part I, and other practices killing the industry, 3/14 Foreign Travel Is Killing Our Dive Stores, 3/14 Travel Reviews Coming Up in Undercurrent, 2/14
What SSI’s Sale Means to Divers, 2/14 DEMA Trade Show Follow-up, the latest innovations in rebreathers, 2/14 Buddy Dive Shut Down in the Galapagos Buddy Dive Shut Down in the Galapagos -- Publicly Available, 2/14
Serious Dive Gear, But Where’s the Fun?, John Bantin reports from the DEMA trade show, 1/14 This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand This Dive Resort is Taking a Stand -- Publicly Available, its no-take zone initiative is setting a global standard, 1/14 Husband Sues PADI for Wife’s Death from Carbon Monoxide Husband Sues PADI for Wife’s Death from Carbon Monoxide -- Publicly Available, 1/14
The Top 10 Dive Resorts -- for Non-Divers, Perhaps, 1/14 Sounding Off on the Seahorse's Plight, 1/14 Experienced Divers Aren’t Excited by Artificial Reefs, 11/13
Seeking More Exotic Diving?, how about Russia, the Sardine Run, or an underwater cemetery?, 10/13 Divers Who Do Good Divers Who Do Good -- Publicly Available, they love the ocean so much, they started nonprofits, 10/13 Thanks to Our Subscribers, We’re Giving Away $3,000, 10/13
How to Avoid a Flight from Hell, it often boils down to how you book your plane tickets, 10/13 Mantas Are More Valuable Alive than Dead, 9/13 Are You Diving Less These Days?, why divers are making few trips or quitting altogether, 9/13
Subscribers Speak up about Shark Feeding, the results? Seems to be split down the middle, 8/13 New Research: Shark Feeding May Not Affect Behavior, 8/13 DEMA’s “Reaching Out” Award, not worth winning, says Bret Gilliam, 7/13
The Disappearing Dive Shop, 7/13 Shark Baiting and Feeding Shark Baiting and Feeding -- Publicly Available, what’s so wrong with it, John Bantin asks, 7/13 What Happens to Those Aging Dive Guides?, the Lahaina Divers 35th reunion, 7/13
Lost Your PADI Card? How to Avoid the $37 Fee, 7/13 What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part II What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part II -- Publicly Available, tips about tipping by the pros, 6/13 The Resort’s Off-Putting Documents, 5/13
What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part I What to Tip on Your Next Dive Trip: Part I -- Publicly Available, and the myriad of factors that determine the amount, 5/13 Where Exactly Is the South Pacific?, 5/13 Chinese Price Gouging and DCS Too, 3/13
Hey, There’s an App for that Dive, digital dive info worth downloading onto your iGadget, 3/13 Diving in “Shark-Infested” Waters Diving in “Shark-Infested” Waters -- Publicly Available, with oxygen tanks, to boot, 2/13 A 24-Hour Sea Hunt Marathon A 24-Hour Sea Hunt Marathon -- Publicly Available, 1/13
What Dive Shops Think About Your Gear, especially if you didn’t buy it from them, 1/13 Who Is That Masked Man?, 11/12 Diving with Helium May Be Limited, 10/12
PADI Has a New Owner, 10/12 Maiden Voyage on a New Dive Boat? Forget It, especially if you want Nitrox and air conditioning, 10/12 Reef Fish of the East Indies, and the recent controversy caused by a photo of the authors, 10/12
Amazing Diving Stories from One of Our Own Writers, 10/12 We Need Your Reader Reports, 9/12 Books to Make You Smarter Divers, buy them through us, help to save the reefs, 9/12
So Much for Vetting, 8/12 Art as Artificial Reefs, a good idea or a distraction from the real problem?, 8/12 Environmental News about Baja California, Australia and DEMA, 7/12
DEMA Versus the National Ocean Policy DEMA Versus the National Ocean Policy -- Publicly Available, our trade association sides with oil companies and housing developers, 6/12 Taking Kids on Your Next Dive Trip Taking Kids on Your Next Dive Trip -- Publicly Available, where to take them, how to keep them entertained, 5/12 Kid-Friendly Dive Resorts, 5/12
The Trouble with Artificial Reefs, 4/12 Thumbs Down: DiveNav’s Fake Nitrox Class, 3/12 The “Discover Scuba Diving” Programs The “Discover Scuba Diving” Programs -- Publicly Available, here’s where the deaths happen, 3/12
This Year’s Batch of Dive Gizmos, my picks and pans of the annual DEMA show, 1/12 The Evolution of DAN, is the Divers Alert Network still fulfilling its mission?, 10/11 Want Lower Baggage Fees? Book Through a U.S. Dive Travel Agency, 9/11
Get Your Kicks from Textured Iridescent Surfaces? Give Me a Break, 8/11 Amphibico Shuts Down, Deep-Sixing Buyers and Warranty Holders, 7/11 Litigation: The Dive Industry’s Biggest Threat?, viewpoints by a British dive gear maker and an American lawyer, 7/11
Is it Time for an American Recreational Scuba Divers Association?, 6/11 Scavenger Hunts for Divers, 6/11 Back at You, Dive Guides, one customer replies to a divemaster’s rant, 5/11
It’s Not About the Diving, 4/11 A Divemaster’s Thoughtful Rant, What the divemaster is thinking - - and wants you to know, too, 4/11 Is Diving More Eco-Friendly?, some green dive operators have succeeded, others not so much, 3/11
And the “Green Diver B.S. Award” Goes to . . ., 2/11 Divemasters in American Waters, do they fall under Coast Guard regulations?, 1/11 The 2010 Dive Equipment Show, something for (almost) every diver, 1/11
The Devil is Not in the Details, 1/11    
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PADI Accused of Insurance Fraud, 11/10 Trip-Ruining Divemasters, hazardous, me-first attitudes, 10/10 Mexican Great White Risks, dive operators take it to the extreme at Guadalupe Island, 9/10
Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King, 9/10 Dive Kararu and the Seahorse Break Ties, Exchange Words, Offer Deals, 8/10 DAN’s Fatality Workshop, and the presentation that was censored, 7/10
Nude Snorkeling Peters Out, 7/10 Peter Hughes Leaves Peter Hughes Behind, 6/10 Price-Fixing Dive Shops on Catalina Island, undercover dive operator bests them, 6/10
The New Alert Diver Magazine, is DAN straying from its mission?, 6/10 Nekton Cruises Shuts Down, 6/10 Do You Think Local Diving is Boring?, then here’s how to change it, 5/10
Local Dive Highlights: Graveyards, Shark Teeth, Bowling Alleys, 5/10 Where’s Your Customer Service, Scubapro?, a reader’s detailed 30-minute video is met with silence, 3/10 New Diver-Tracking Rules in the Red Sea, But Will Divers Abide?, 3/10
Boldly Wear What No Diver Has Worn Before, 2/10 Thumbs Down: Dive Ops Demanding a Profit on Every Dive, 9/09 Scuba and Swimming, 7/09
Aussie Liveaboard Gives Divers a Wild Ride, 6/09 “This Industry Isn’t Run By Divers Anymore”, reader feedback from sport divers and industry professionals, 5/09 Do These Stunts Really Promote Diving?, 5/09
Organizing a Group Dive Trip: Part II, handling group discounts, deposits and important details, 5/09 Creating One Big Happy Group Dive Trip, 4/09 Thinking About a Dive Trip?, a few money-saving updates, 3/09
The Aggressor and Peter Hughes Fleets: Now Under One Owner, 1/09 When There’s Not Enough Divers, what dive operators do about it, for better or for worse, 10/08 Rest in Peace - - Underwater, sleep with the fishes literally - - and help to build a reef, 8/08
The Last Word on Dive Tipping, rules for American divers maybe even I can observe, 7/08 Tipping on Dive Trips: Part II, how tips tie into the global economy, 6/08 What Happens If You Miss the Boat?, 6/08
A Brief History of the Wetsuit, 6/08 Aquatic Encounters Is Taking a Sabbatical, 4/08 Dealing with “Difficult” Divers, a former liveaboard captain’s perspective on customer service, 4/08
Readers’ Dive Tips, 4/08 Oh, Did We Mention the Fuel Surcharge?, and can divers do anything about it, even if they paid in full?, 4/08 Divers Want Marine Parks - - But Don’t Want to Pay for Them, 3/08
We Want Your Tips About Tipping, 2/08 Why Technical Training is Worth Your Time, 2/08 Diving, The Rich Person’s Sport, a stroll through the DEMA convention, 1/08
Diving Pioneers and Innovators Tell All In New Book, 10/07 The Worst Kind of Name-Dropping, 9/07 New Online Benefits for Subscribers, 9/07
Is the Travel Info You Need Online?, some dive resorts don’t list all your costs on their Web sites, 8/07 So How Many Divers Are There, Really, 7/07 Diving Fantasy Versus Reality, 7/07
Part II: How Many Divers Are There?, injury and fatality rates, 6/07 How Many Divers Are There? , and why you should care, 5/07 The Worst Job in the Diving World, 2/07
Ladies, Avoid This Dive Instructor, a few others, too, 1/07 Smart New Products Debut at DEMA, An emphasis on safety and rescue, 1/07 Stingray City Tours Continue Despite Irwin's Death, 10/06
The Dive Industry and the Internet, Part V, keys to survival, 9/06 Cattle Refund, 8/06 Dive Stores, the Internet and the Industry, Part IV, who will survive?, 8/06
Divers, the Internet and the Industry: Part II, . . . authorized vs. unauthorized dealers, 6/06 Divers, the Internet and the Industry: Part I, what's to become of it all?, 5/06 DEMA Bounces Back, … viva Las Vegas, 1/06
Diving Gratuities: Part II, — when and how we tip, 4/05 Dwindling DEMA 2004, — the Houston, Texas, show, 1/05 The Caymans, Ivan, and You, 10/04
Reader’s Reports: Part II, airline problems and attitudes, 9/04 Subscriber Asks: Did I Get Gouged?, 8/04 Gender Bias, 6/04
Fly-By-Night Training, 6/04 How "Advanced" are Advanced Divers?, mistaking “advanced” for “experienced”, 5/04 Thumbs Down: Short Fills from Lahaina Divers, 3/04
NABS Nabs a Niche, national organization for African-American divers, 3/04 Traveling Divers Beware, 2/04 Thumbs Down in Placencia, 2/04
Shark Feeding Stops: $25 Million Suit for Lost Leg, 1/04 Left High and Dry, when dive operators overbook, 10/03 The Evolution of DAN, 10/03
Should Female Divers Beware?, 9/03 Price Discrimination, Part II, 9/03 Discriminatory Pricing, 8/03
Summer Reads for Divers, five classics not to miss, 7/03 The Scubascam Lingers On, 6/03 Essential Dive Books, 5/03
Want to Buy a Tropical Timeshare?, how to avoid the mistakes of ripped-off divers, 5/03 The Diver’s Alert Network Saga, an investigative reporter raises serious questions, 2/03 DAN Founder Retires, amid controversy ... and serious questions, 1/03
Death of a Free Diving Champion, but who is to blame?, 1/03 Skin Diver Magazine Shuts Down, 10/02 How's Business?, 10/02
Divers Stiffed as LCD Leaves Little Cayman, 9/02 Three Magazines for Experienced Divers, inside information on the serious side of the sport, 8/02 Has Ocean Realm Sunk Without a Trace?, 8/02
They've Got Balls, 7/02 Chain Stores, Catalogues, and the Internet : The Future of Dive Shops?, 5/02 That Solo Diving Certification, is it worth the paper it’s printed on?, 5/02
Brand New Paul Humann ID Books, 3/02 Readers Lose Money with Scubacan, do we have a scuba scam here ?, 2/02 Dive Trip Tipping Nearly Universal, -- but there ’s disagreement on the amounts and recipients, 1/02
Divers Left Floating As Agencies Go Bankrupt, travel insurance no longer helps, 1/02 The Alternative to Scuba, freediving rises in stature, 10/01 The Bitter Legacy of Jacques Cousteau, 9/01
High Art or Abysmal Hype?, Equipment to die for, 7/01 PADI Brings Tech Diving to the Masses, Where Fatalities are the Accepted Price for Adrenaline, 3/01 How's this for a diving record?, 1/01
Ms. Diver, a look at two new women's dive pubs, 8/00 Sea Contacts Brouhaha, internet coup de grâce, 6/00 Live by the Internet Die by the Internet, 8/99
Who's Who at What URL, 5/99 Report on the Dive Industry, the bulldog's sharp bite hurts, 4/99 Editor's Notes, on DEMA, travel, and trouble, 2/99
Walk, Don’t Dive, Skin Diver fires its editor-publisher, 9/97 The End of See & Sea, A great dive travel agency goes under, 6/97 Our Biggest News Yet -- Page 5, 1/95

Diving Insurance, Legal, & Disputes

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Father and Son Divers Sue the Boat that Hit Them, 10/14 PADI’s Wicked Ways, throwing a divemaster under the bus, and colluding with plaintiffs, 10/14 A “Too Exclusive” Island in Indonesia, liveaboards banned from a region twice the size of Raja Ampat, 9/14
Florida Court Rules: Divers Must Sign the Right Waiver, 7/14 Legal Charges Scuttle Galapagos Liveaboards Legal Charges Scuttle Galapagos Liveaboards -- Publicly Available, a lawyer provides his explanation of the Buddy Dive drama, 4/14 Cabo Pulmo: Credit Card Theft and Charming Casitas, 3/14
Husband Sues PADI for Wife’s Death from Carbon Monoxide Husband Sues PADI for Wife’s Death from Carbon Monoxide -- Publicly Available, 1/14 A Diver with Heart Issues: Could His Death Not Be Accidental? A Diver with Heart Issues: Could His Death Not Be Accidental? -- Publicly Available, 10/13 DEPP: Guilty of Insurance Fraud, how one of our subscribers helped shut the company down, 8/13
Feds Seize Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Boat, but why was someone else given the criminal charges?, 8/13 Galapagos Aggressor I Runs Aground, equipment or human error? the Fleet’s not saying, 8/13 Lawsuit over Diver Death on San Diego’s Yukon, 7/13
Maui Boat Captain Fined for Diver’s Death, 5/13 DEPP: Off the Recommended List, nobody wrote in to rave about their great service, 4/13 Yes, the Dive Gear Caused His Death, but no, his sister can’t sue the manufacturer, 2/13
Why DEPP Has Been Giving the Silent Treatment to Divers, 2/13 Does This Seattle Diver Deserve Death Threats?, 11/12 Life Insurance for Scuba Divers, what 14 of the top insurance companies are offering, 11/12
Is This Dive Operator Right or Wrong? Is This Dive Operator Right or Wrong? -- Publicly Available, and is there a way divers can avoid the bad ones?, 10/12 Parents of Drowned Boy Sues PADI and Boy Scouts, 8/12 Why Doesn’t DAN Have the Same Insurance Standards Worldwide?, 7/12
Why You Should Skip Trip Insurance Why You Should Skip Trip Insurance -- Publicly Available, 4/12 Manslaughter in Australia, An Acquittal in Alabama, 3/12 A Trip Insurance Update, 3/12
Two Letters to the Editors, 2/12 Did This Divemaster Commit Suicide, or Was She Silenced?, 2/12 How Divers Can Give Back: Part I, and your dive trip may be tax deductible, 2/12
Scubapro Nixes its “Free Parts for Life” Program Scubapro Nixes its “Free Parts for Life” Program -- Publicly Available, 1/12 Insurance for Your Next Dive Trip Insurance for Your Next Dive Trip -- Publicly Available, why you probably shouldn’t leave home without it, 1/12 Lest We Not Forget Our Fellow Divers, 10/11
Dive Shop Owner Convicted of Killing Wife Underwater is Set Free, 10/11 The Evolution of DAN, is the Divers Alert Network still fulfilling its mission?, 10/11 One Insurance Claim DAN Should Have Approved from the Start, 10/11
The Equipment Insurers Side of the Story, DEPP defends itself to complaints published in Undercurrent, 8/11 Gabe Watson Did Not Kill His Wife, Dr. Carl Edmonds says the evidence supports his innocence, 8/11 Dive Instructor Walks Away Free from Dead Diver Case, 7/11
Litigation: The Dive Industry’s Biggest Threat?, viewpoints by a British dive gear maker and an American lawyer, 7/11 Bit by a Barracuda? Don’t Blame the Government, 6/11 “Only in the U.S. Would You Try to Blame the Resort”, 5/11
Curacao, Fiji, Papua, Maui . . ., dive sites where you can expect the unexpected, 4/11 PADI Stonewalls Dead Diver’s Family, 4/11 How to Insure Your Dive Equipment, readers debate: homeowners insurance or a separate policy?, 4/11
The Cost of Search and Rescue Missions, who foots the bill for finding lost divers?, 3/11 Legal Complications of Being Injured Abroad, why a Californian had to go to Hawaii to sue a Fiji resort, 3/11 Hawaii Shark Feeding Tour Controversy Leads to Dismissed Lawsuit and Arson, 2/11
Who’s Responsible for a Diver’s Death?, In the U.S., there’s no clear-cut way to assign proper blame to guilty parties, 2/11 Where Travel Insurance Counts Where Travel Insurance Counts -- Publicly Available, 1/11  
Available to the Public
PADI Accused of Insurance Fraud, 11/10 That California Real Life Open Water Case, what was behind the $1.68 million verdict, 11/10 California Legislature Declares Diving ŇHazardousÓ, 9/10
Researchers Face Criminal Charges for Giving Sheep the Bends, 9/10 The Unprofessional Side of Placing Blame, 9/10 Finding Diver-Friendly Life Insurance, 9/10
Court Rules Dive Release is “Too Specific”, how this could change the dive shop’s liability release you sign, 8/10 Fair for Photographers?, NAUI wants all rights to your work, free of charge, 8/10 Planning a Dive Trip during Hurricane Season?, 8/10
Gulf Coast Dive Shop Files Lawsuit Against BP, 7/10 A New Twist on Divers and Drugs, 7/10 Why Divers Get Bad Deals on Life Insurance, unless you say you stay above 100 feet, 6/10
Night Time Raid on Fiji’s Lagoon Resort, Beqa Divers, 6/10 Judge Calls Mistrial For a “Too Taxing” Stranded-Diver Case, 5/10 CSI: Cayman Islands, 4/10
Dive Operator Sues ScubaBoard and John Does, she wants $10 million for libel and slander, 4/10 Two Other Takes on Protesting a Dive Release, 1/10 Lying About Your Health Could Be Lethal, our medical expert tells you why you shouldn’t fib to dive shops, 1/10
How a Diver’s Defense Came Undone, David Swain gets a life sentence for murdering his wife, 1/10 Anatomy of a Diving Lawsuit: Part II, why the Aggressor prevailed in court, 10/09 Why Divers Fail to Disclose Medical Conditions, there’s not much trust in the system, 10/09
Is It Worth Protesting a Dive Release You Don’t Like?, 9/09 Anatomy of a Dive Lawsuit, the family of a dead diver sues the Aggressor Fleet, 9/09 What? On a Liveaboard With No Passport?, 9/09
Did Gabe Watson Get Away With Murder?, 7/09 Dive Instructor Jailed for Being Alone With Her Boss, 7/09 Passport Tips for Traveling Divers, 7/09
Why You Need Trip Insurance Now, dive companies closing, job layoffs, flu pandemics - - what’s next?, 6/09 Trip Leader’s Risk, 4/09 Did This Diver Fake His Own Death?, 2/09
Rebreather Firm Wins Its First U.S. Lawsuit, did diver error or product liability cause a user’s death?, 2/09 Fiji Divers Caught in Pricing Battle at Garden Island Resort, 10/08 Divers, Sign Your Life Away: Part II, warning: this release may be harmful to your lawsuit’s health, 9/08
Can You Make Any Changes to a Dive Release?, 9/08 Dive Instructor Charged with Homicide, 9/08 To The Very Depths: Peter Bennett’s Family Album, 9/08
Divers, Sign Your Life Away: Part I, warning: this release may be harmful to your lawsuit’s health, 8/08 Want to Sue That Dive Shop? Good Luck, nine reasons why dive businesses win in court, 6/08 Maui Dive Shop Must Pay $550,000 for Wrecking Reefs, 3/08
A Good Reason for Car Rental Insurance, 10/07 Disabled Diver Sues DAN and Coast Guard for Negligence, 10/07 Yongala Victim’s Husband Denies Murder, Sues Insurer, 8/07
What Happened to Larry Smith's Liveaboard?, 6/07 Part II: How Many Divers Are There?, injury and fatality rates, 6/07 Dive Equipment Insurance Claims , comparing DAN, DEPP and homeowner policies, 6/07
On the Run in Panama, 3/07 Blue Cross/Blue Shield Won't Cover Bent Diver's Chamber Costs, 3/07 When Do You Need Dive Travel Insurance?, consider other trip hazards besides the bends, 2/07
Do Life Insurers Discriminate Against Divers?, not if you find the right agent, 10/06 When a Passport Isn't Enough, 9/06 Those Dreadful Liability Releases, well, they aren't ironclad, 9/06
Is the Nekton Damaging Bloody Bay?, 7/06 Warranties on Scuba Gear, do they have real value?, 7/06 When a Liability Waiver Doesn't Count, Hawaii diver death settled for $1.4 million, 7/06
Do You Have the Right Dive Insurance?, needs differ and so do policies, 6/06 Nekton Pilot Plays Reservation Roulette, 5/06 DAN-Insured Divers Remain Fully Covered in Chamber Dispute, 4/06
Massachusetts Wreck Plunderer Returns Artifacts, 3/06 Photo Gear, Rebreathers Stolen from Divers, And there it is, for sale on eBay, 3/06 PADI Anti-Defamation Lawsuit Tossed Out, 2/06
DAN Insurance: Rejected by Some, better bring that credit card, 2/06 Story Teller, 1/06 Deep Injury: Will Your Insurance Company Be There?, 1/06
Thumbs Down, Bananarama, Roatan, 10/05 When Your Checked Dive Bag Disappears:, the smart diver’s c.y.a. strategy, 8/05 Thumbs Down, DeSoto Divers of Florida, 7/05
Unfriendly Skies for Divers, Fees and restrictions for scuba gear, 6/05 The Plot for Your Next Pulp Fiction Novel, 5/05 Thumbs Down Advanced Diving Placencia, Belize, 4/05
Court Upholds Fish Feeding Ban, 4/05 Coast Guard Not Required to Rescue Divers, 1/05 Broken Leg, Malaria, SARS, — beware: your insurance may not cover you, 1/05
Thumbs Down: Plaza Resort Bonaire, 9/04 Only in California, 9/04 Readers Report on Equipment Insurance, is your homeowner’s or renter’s policy good enough?, 6/04
New Jersey Court Deals Blow to Liability Waiver, daughter can sue though dead dad signed a waiver, 6/04 The Quirks of Equipment Insurance, changes make replacement tougher, 5/04 Divers Prevail vs. Scubacan, 4/04
Diver Sued for Abandoning Buddy, is he liable for her death?, 3/04 PADI Takes on Website, 1/04 Shark Feeding Stops: $25 Million Suit for Lost Leg, 1/04
Court Dismisses Andrea Doria Suit, upholds liability releases, 10/03 Travel Insurance? Credit Card Refund? Don’t Count On It, 8/03 Aussies Mean Business, 8/03
That PADI Liability Release: Lose One, 3/03 That PADI Liability Release: Win One, 3/03 Hartford Insurance Tries to Stiff Diver’s Widow, 2/03
New Diving Heroes, 1/03 Scubacan Sued Successfully, 10/02 The Suit Against Peter Hughes Settled, Wave Dancer victims say justice wasn’t done, 10/02
Thumbs Down, 10/02 That Sinking Feeling: What dope came up with those scuba warnings?, 7/02 Murder at Eighty Feet?, 7/02
No Conclusions in Belize About Wave Dancer Deaths, 6/02 $35 Million Suit Filed in Diving Death, 5/02 DAN Faces Off with DEPP on Dive Equipment Insurance, 4/02
Picking Up the Pieces: The Misadventures of Tropical Adventure s, 3/02 Travel Insurance in a Time of Terrorism, 10/01 When a Grouper Eats Your Computer, ... there ’s insurance to cover it, 9/01
When A Travel Agent Sticks To “Its Rules”, “standard” business practice is lousy business practice, 8/01 When Your Ship Leaves Without You, Will travel insurance bail you out?, 7/01 Tips About Dive Releases, 6/01
Miami Vice, 5/01 The Truth About Dive Releases, Part II, The Aggressor Fleet is not the Belize Aggre s s o r, 4/01 Are You Diving Naked?, Why your dive insurance may not cover what YOU want, 4/01
The Truth About Dive Releases: Part I, He who is negligent is not accountable, 3/01 Made a deposit then stayed home?, ... and the resort kept your money?, 2/01 To Feed or Not to Feed, the dive industry wins round one, 10/00
$31 Million Verdict for Paralyzed Diver, 7/00 Insured against Uprisings?, what to do when the coup beats you to paradise, 7/00 Travel Insurers Contacts and Rates, 7/00
Oh, Those Releases, 5/00 Don’t Even Think About it, 8/99 Caught the Flu? Miss Your Live-aboard? Hurricane Brewing?, Is Trip Cancellation Insurance worth it?, 3/98

Diving Financial

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articles with Available to the Public are available to all
Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World Tax-Deductible Cocos Dive Trips, and Others Around the World -- Publicly Available, 4/14 How Long Will Your Dive Computer Last?, and will that warranty really help you?, 11/13 Why Some Indonesia Liveaboards Don’t Take Credit Cards Why Some Indonesia Liveaboards Don’t Take Credit Cards -- Publicly Available, 6/13
Two Easy Ways to Recycle Your Dive Gear, 2/13 “Taxes,” “Fees” and Just Plain Bribes Divers Face, smile, negotiate, and pony up, 6/11 Beating Baggage Fees for Dive Gear, Indo-Pacific dive trips are the worst –- but you can lower costs, 5/11
The Divemaster’s Take on Tipping, 4/11    
Available to the Public
Two Other Takes on Protesting a Dive Release, 1/10 Lying About Your Health Could Be Lethal, our medical expert tells you why you shouldn’t fib to dive shops, 1/10 Skip the Travel Vest, Just Wear Your BCD, 1/10
Extra Costs on Your Next Dive Trip: Part II, missed dives, tips and fuel surcharges, 4/09 What You’ll Pay on Your Next Dive Trip, the latest on trip pricing and “hidden” fees, 1/09 Tipping on Dive Trips: Part I, how much do you tip, and to whom?, 5/08
A Major Risk: When the Dive Operator Doesn’t Take Plastic, 2/08 Thumbs Down: AquaCat, 10/07 The Costs of Dive Shop Travel, 5/07
RV Coral Reef II, The Bahamas, Fish Collecting with the New England Aquarium, 10/05 Diving Gratuities: Part II, — when and how we tip, 4/05 Diving Gratuities, — who and how much we tip, 3/05
The High Cost of Cuban Diving, 3/05 Pre-Paid Diving, — what happens if you choose not to go?, 2/05 Prepaid Diving, what happens if you choose not to go?, 1/05
When the Weather Cancels Your Diving, can you get a refund? it depends, 10/04 Want to Buy a Tropical Timeshare?, how to avoid the mistakes of ripped-off divers, 5/03 Perseverance Pays Off, 3/03
Can't Pay with Plastic?, tell them to “use it or lose it”, 7/02 Get Rid of Your Pesos and Help the Kids, 3/02 Credit Card Surcharges, don't let foreign businesses screw you, 2/00
New Credit Card Fees, 6/99 Beating the Credit Card Surcharge, don’t get stiffed by the unscrupulous, 1/99  

Diving Miscellaneous

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articles with Available to the Public are available to all
What to Do with Camera Batteries on Flights What to Do with Camera Batteries on Flights -- Publicly Available, 10/14 Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part II Drop the Dive Travel Weight: Part II -- Publicly Available, how to pare down your clothes and gear to just one bag, 8/14 Drop the Dive Weight: Part I Drop the Dive Weight: Part I -- Publicly Available, shed the pounds -- and costs -- of lugging your dive gear abroad, 7/14
Stuff to Soothe Your Soul During a Hellish Trip, 7/14 Are Some Male Divers Too “Helpful?” Are Some Male Divers Too “Helpful?” -- Publicly Available, and how should female divers handle them?, 5/14 Coming Soon: Underwater Wi-Fi, 5/14
Dive Trip Party Poopers, those include holidays, cold water, smokers and karaoke, 2/14 Travel Tips for Long-Haul Flights, how to spend less on -- and survive -- grueling dive trips overseas, 11/13 Gnomes Below?, 10/13
I’m Offended by This! I’m Offended by This! -- Publicly Available, what we dive boat captains must encounter, 10/13 Bikini Protest, 9/13 Want to Be One of Our Bloggers?, 9/13
How Diving Inspires This Science-Fiction Writer, 7/13 Why Not Make the Costa Concordia a Diver’s Paradise?, 4/13 More Etiquette from the Scuba Snobs, additional rules for you to dive by, 9/12
South Korea Bulks Up on Dive Weapons, 6/12 Blissed Out or Hotwired?, how the Internet screws up dive vacations, 5/12 Scuba Snobs’ Guide to Dive Etiquette, the formerly unspoken rules for good divers to live by, 11/11
An Asylum of Divers, 9/11 Traveling Divers Should Consider “Global Entry”, 5/11 The Latest Smuggling Device: Scuba Scooters, 3/11
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Underwater Scooter Racing., 11/10 A Dive Camera that Floated 1,000 Miles and Still Works, 7/10 How A Diver Stumped Airport Security, 5/10
Diver Sues After Losing Legs, 4/10 The Problem with Online Dive Logs, 4/10 Abalone Diver Dies “Doing Something He Loved”, 3/10
An Important Change for Our Print Subscribers, 10/09 Why Nitrox Costs So Much, and why you never get it free, 10/09 A 34-Year Friendship Bonded by Diving, solace below the surface at Turneffe Atoll, 8/09

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