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A Short History of the Shaka

A Short History of the Shaka

16 March, 2014 at 8:00 am 0 comments

The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist and extending the thumb and pinky finger with the back of the hand facing the recipient. You have most likely seen this gesture being flashed by surfers and Hawaiian natives, but do you know […]

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Jacques Cousteau the father of Scuba diving

Jacques Cousteau the father of Scuba diving

27 January, 2014 at 3:54 am 0 comments

Divers owe a lot to Jacques Cousteau. Often nicknamed “the father of scuba diving,” Cousteau played a huge role in the development of modern scuba diving. He also raised awareness of various marine life and opened eyes to the problems that endanger it. Here are just three of the ways […]

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Scuba Diving – A Short History

Scuba Diving – A Short History

5 December, 2013 at 9:15 pm 0 comments

Discovering the thrill of scuba diving can be life changing. There’s just something so electrifying about breathing underwater and exploring the unknown! Without the diving equipment available today, however, recreational diving as you know it wouldn’t be possible. Can you imagine a life without scuba diving? We certainly don’t want […]

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Three historical dive sites you shouldn’t miss

Three historical dive sites you shouldn’t miss

28 November, 2013 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

Scuba diving is exhilarating, but when there’s historical allure, it can bring the experience to a whole new level. Take a step back in time and get a unique glimpse of an underwater time capsule with these three poplar historical dive sites.   1. The Underwater Archaeology Park of Baiae […]

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The PADI story: How frustration and scotch helped create the world’s biggest scuba organization

The PADI story: How frustration and scotch helped create the world’s biggest scuba organization

18 November, 2013 at 2:50 am 0 comments

Frustration over the state of the diving industry in the 60s paired with long conversations over a bottle of Johnny Walker served as the springboard for what is today the Professional Association of Dive Instructors – or PADI as most of us call it. Founders John Cronin and Ralph Erickson […]

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A brief look at the evolution of SCUBA

A brief look at the evolution of SCUBA

8 March, 2013 at 5:49 am 0 comments

Scuba diving has evolved through many stages with many experimental scuba diving apparatuses. SCUBA is an acronym for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”. Early attempts at diving gear consisted of an air pump and diving barrel which allowed air to be pumped to the diver. In 1825 the English Inventor, William […]

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