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SFO Dive Show Measures Success in Inaugural Year

Mayan Princess at the US Dive Shows DC Show

On April 26 and 27, scuba divers, icons in diving, and representatives from diving businesses joined at the first annual San Francisco Scuba Dive and Travel Adventure Show (SFO Dive Show), held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The two-day show featured a bevy of activities and events tailor made for scuba divers and water aficionados, with live...

DAN – Diving at Night

Diving at sunset

The ocean is a mystifying place, and when the sun goes down, the allure only intensifies. At night, the ocean more closely resembles outer space than Earth, so it is no surprise that adventurous divers list night dives as some of their most thrilling experiences. Think you have what it takes to dive in the dark? Follow these tips to make...

NAUI Mobile® Launch: A New Era for Profile Management and Digital Accessibility

NAUI App Third

NAUI Worldwide, a leading certification agency dedicated to its membership organization and affiliated industry professionals has officially launched its mobile app to thousands of divers across the nation. Courtesy NAUI The free NAUI Mobile 1.0 app takes a completely fresh look providing its members and divers (public users) the ability to view their online CORE (Certifications; Online...

Save the Manatee Club: Guardians of Sirenia

Sunlight beams on a manatee - photo by David Schricte

With their charming personalities, massive size, and unorthodox look, manatees have captured the human imagination since man set eyes on them. The Serer people of Senegal in West Africa included sea cows in their mythology, portraying them as protectors of future secrets; lovelorn sailors, if legends are to be believed, would mistake manatees for mermaids. Manatees serve as Florida’s official state marine...

Isle Royale Charters: All Aboard the Discovery

The Discover - Isle Royale Charters

Nestled in the northern Midwest United States, Lake Superior boasts a plethora of submerged opportunities for recreational and technical divers – scuba explorers who require the best conditions to dive. In May of last year, charter operator Isle Royale Charters of Isle Royale, Michigan, added a new vessel to its Lake Superior excursions, the Discovery, which meets...

Whale of a Tale Series – A Treasure Trove of Adventure on the Spanish Steamer Vizcaya

The Vizcaya

As diving history progresses, legend begets fact. Some stories are too good to dissolve in the brine of the sea and continue to endure. This is one such tale. The dive boat “Barnacle Bob” cruised out of Brigantine through Absecon inlet into a northeast wind. It was a September night in the early 1990s. The little Silverton bounce...

Wild Alaska: Diving Prince William Sound

“Hey, you guys need a lift?” By Eco-Photo Explorers Michael Salvarezza and Christopher P. Weaver Standing outside the Valdez Airport with our pile of dive and photographic gear, with no visible means of transportation in sight, this offer from a friendly stranger named Jeff, who worked at the airport, was music to our ears....

Cancún: A City of Warm People and Warm Beaches

Located on the Caribbean side of the Yucatán Península, Cancún rises as the most spectacular place to enjoy beautiful turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Founded in 1970, Cancún began tourist projects in 1974, and since then it has grown to be a home away from home for many visitors from all over the world. Cancún and its surrounding areas are located on mangrove jungles: a strip of hotels between a beautiful lagoon and the Caribbean Sea.

Fossils and Wrecks: South Carolina At a Glance

South Carolina is a state destined for a vacationer’s shortlist

Frontier Diving in the Land of the Viking: Norway

Text and Photography by Michael Salvarezza and Christopher Weaver (Eco-Photo Explorers) It was quite a journey to get to this spot. A five hour drive into Nordland from Trondheim, a ½ mile trek through the forest to get the divers, dive gear and camera equipment to the dive site and a rope rappel down a 30-foot mud and rock slope to the...

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