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CIDA Reflects on 10 Years in Business

Recently, Channel Islands Dive Adventures (CIDA) of Oxnard, California celebrated its 10thanniversary in business: helping scuba explorers and their friends and families organize trips to some of the most stellar dive locales in southern California and around the world.

CMEPS Halifax Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals

This report summarizing some of the highlights of the Halifax conference. It is written from the perspective of a conservationist attending a science conference.

Seacows in a Snapshot: The Works of David Schrichte

When scuba explorers and marine enthusiasts think Florida, imagery of manatees often comes to the forefront. Naturally peaceful and inquisitive creatures, manatees have captivated the hearts of countless people the world over; and despite their polarizing facial features, have inhabited the imaginations of lovelorn seafarers throughout the centuries. Listed as threatened under the United States Endangered Species Act, their future hangs in jeopardy; and thanks to media, people can connect with these animals from across the globe.

Bikini Atoll: History Unfolds from the Depths of the Ocean

The Bikini Atoll, birthplace of Godzilla, is a place where hazmat suits were once donned, and bikinis cast aside. While the name evokes tropical scenery, endless sandy beaches, and beautiful women dressed in tiny swimsuits, this is not the case.

Meet Gene Peterson

We at Scuba H2O Adventures Magazine would like to congratulate Gene Peterson as our latest guest writer. An accomplished wreck explorer, historian, speaker, instructor, and business owner, Gene is a man who wears many hats, and who has made significant strides in surfacing the deep history of New Jersey shipwrecks. Gene has over 40 years of experience in these...

Zale Parry: Ambassador of Diving

Editorial By John Christopher Fine Zale Parry's blue eyes give directness to her features. The directness is not diminished when she adds her specs to contemplate some document or other. Zale has been a Hollywood actress. She says she worked as a stunt double for the likes of Sophia Loren and Carol Baker, and was costar with the late legendary...

Leave Only Footprints: The Last Straw in our Dependency on Plastic

While some articles dive into terrifying statistics about the impact plastic straws make on the accumulating rubbish filling the landfills and our waterways other articles offer us a slightly different picture. One statistic making rounds on social media state that if all the straws in the world ended up in the ocean it would account for 0.03 percent of...

PUNK No. 999,999

Article By John Christopher Fine  Veteran Scuba Instructor and Course Director Fred Calhoun’s remark, made more than forty years ago during an instructor institute, still makes me smile every time I think about it. “Call it G.U.P.I.E. for Greatest Underwater Professional Instructor Ever.” Well, Fred’s words, mocking the proliferation of diver certification agencies, that...

Sharks, Reefs, Marine Habitats

The history of life on this blue planet has been one of the interaction between the living and their environs. For the most part, the environment shaped the physical formation of the plants and animals and how they interact; humans have also, in part, help shape this interaction. Considering the time this planet has taken to evolve, billions of years, and the incredible events that have taken place with everything from asteroids to volcanic eruptions to an ice age and now melting poles, she will continue to exist well into the future. Considering the time the planet has been “our earth” the environment , in terms of years, has little effect on those plants and species it helps mold. One species; however, has impacted our blue planet with far greater influence than the environment, to alter the course of the life it is surrounded by, human species.

UAC Shares Diving Diversity at Calgary Conference

A beloved tradition for Albertan aqua explorers and friends abroad, the Divescapes Conference and Exhibition is continuing to share the wonders of the life aquatic with its latest iteration. Taking place October 19 to 21, 2018 at the Commonwealth Centre in NE Calgary, the show offers a diverse assortment of features and topics, ranging from gear exhibitions and presentations to workshops and meet-and-greets.

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