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kristinkirk

If you have a close relationship with a diver, finding the right gift for your them can be as hard as finding a ghost shark, there’s so much to choose from.

 

Here are 6 gifts that are sure to make your diver’s heart sink.

Specialty Courses

Diving takes a brave soul and it certainly takes sharp skills to go under water. Keep your diving companion sharp by treating them to a specialty course is one of the most enriching things you can do. Specialty courses include but are not limited to, navigation, stress and rescue, deep diving, night and limited visibility and beyond. Most areas offer some sort of diving courses so research what’s available in your area.

Underwater Photography

There are plenty of choices, but depending on the divers experience and your budget, choosing a camera will take research. One good underwater shot can really complete a diver’s career, so a good camera will go a long way. Underwater cameras and lenses range in size and size is important when diving down in the water. The Underwater Photography Guide is a resourceful website in guiding shoppers.

Dive with the Great Whites

If you’re diver is braver than most and takes Shark Week very seriously, than an experience gift certificate to dive with the Great White sharks may be the catch of the day. This experience gift makes for a great birthday gift and will certainly be an odyssey they will remember forever. Diving with sharks is not an easy fete but the divers out there who have a passion for this prehistoric and powerful shark will have an experience of a lifetime.

Solar Powered Charger

With long hours spent away from shore, the avid diver still needs some way to communicate with family and friends or to post on their blog if they have one.  A solar powered charger can provide a failsafe way for all of the devices that the diver needs to be charged up and ready for use when they are needed.  Find out how to choose the best solar powered charger here.

Go Pro Underwater Camera

This is one of the most sought after items that a diver wants to get his hands on.  This is a way for a diver to communicate his experience to another person who does not dive.  A Go Pro offers the opportunity to share footage of a dive.  If you have a diver in your life that does not have a Go Pro you should try to understand the intricacies of this equipment so that you can make an informed choice if you decide to purchase a Go Pro.

H20 Odyssey Go Bag

This is a waterproof case that keeps all of the diver’s items dry.  These bags are available in several sizes and will protect items on a dive of up to 100 feet below the surface.  This is the perfect way to protect a smartphone or other electronic device, especially if they are going to take it along with them on a dive.
Conclusion

Don’t dive into the latest fads and trends for the ideal gift—especially if you’re shopping for someone who prefers to spend time underwater.  Just hold your breath, think, and then let this guide help you.

 

Kristin Kirk

Nov

17

Having been lucky enough to be invited along to speak to one of my modern day heroes, the reality of meeting Scott Cassell was in fact better than I could have imagined. For those who don’t know who Scott is, he is one of the world’s most influential marine conservationists, an oceanographer, a combat dive instructor and a man who has worked with some of the biggest underwater exploratory companies in the world… he’s also a charming and very friendly guy who loves what he does.

Scott recently did a 30 mile dive to try and raise awareness about the decreasing standard of our oceans and to study the shark population while he did so. He is now in the process of doing 3 back to back 30 mile dives where he will not only draw the worlds attention to the sorry state of the seas but where he can carry out a more in depth study of underwater life.

Throughout the interview below, we discussed attacks by giant squid, swimming with sharks, his all important equipment (including his new partnership with Luminox watches) and about his adventures with Sea Wolves Unlimited and the Undersea Voyager Project which he instrumental in. Scott regaled me with stories about hunting undersea poachers, being run over by a boat and generally what it is like to have the ocean as your office.

Watch the full video interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f0WMYZQNSw

Jun

16

Demonstration of neutral boyancy, detaching and re-attaching a side-slung deco cylinder, regulator swap, switching to deco gas, deployment of an SMB & twin-set shut-down procedures.

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Jun

9

A teenager has a difficulties while scuba diving in a fresh water pond. This segment of episode 629 aired on February 8, 1996 on CBS.

Vote for Rescue 911 on DVD/TV at the links following the video.

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Jun

9

Removing kayak scuba diving gear can be difficult because you will be balancing on the kayak. Learn how to properly remove kayak scuba diving gear with tips from a certified rescue diver in this free kayak diving video.

Expert: Jason Shoup
Bio: Jason Shoup is a PADI certified Rescue diver.
Filmmaker: Louis Nathan

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Jun

9

scubaboard.com

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Jun

9

Ayia napa offers a perfect scuba diving opportunity watch the videop and discover why you should visit ayia napa for scuba diving. Discover the agia napa diving places

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Jun

9

Marsa Alam Deep South Scuba Diving, Oct 2005. Liveaboard was Spirit of Folk run by Emperor Divers. Booked through Blue Ocean Diving.
This video features oceanic white tip sharks, an eagle ray and a turtle.
www.sheerman-chase.org.uk
www.emperordivers.com
www.blueoceandiving.co.uk

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Jun

9

The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. They begin at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula, about 15 miles south of Miami, and extend in a gentle arc south-southwest and then westward to Key West, the westernmost of the inhabited islands, and on to the uninhabited Dry Tortugas. The islands lie along the Florida Straits, dividing the Atlantic Ocean to the east from the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and defining one edge of Florida Bay. At the nearest point, the southern tip of Key West is just 98 miles (157 km) from Cuba. The Florida Keys are between about 23.5 and 25.5 degrees North latitude, in the subtropics. The climate of the Keys however, is defined as tropical according to Köppen climate classification. More than 95 percent of the land area lies in Monroe County, but a small portion extends northeast into Miami-Dade County, primarily in the city of Islandia, Florida. The total land area is 355.6 km² (137.3 sq mi). As of the 2000 census the population was 79,535, with an average density of 223.66/km² (579.27/sq mi), although much of the population is concentrated in a few areas of much higher density, such as the city of Key West, which has 32% of the entire population of the Keys.

The city of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which consists of a section on the mainland which is almost entirely in Everglades National Park, and the Keys islands from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas. Continued…

Jun

3

scuba diving in the Turkish Aegean near Bodrum

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May

26

What is it? Nemertean Worm. Courtesy of Jay Garbose Underwater Video

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May

24

http://www.atlantis.com/flash.aspx
There’s more to this 100,000-square-mile archipelago nation than sun, slots, and conch shells. Away from the crowded drags of Nassau and Grand Bahama lie miles of empty beach, world-class bonefishing, Continued…

May

21

Some great underwater pictures and video of our SCUBA diving trip to the Philippines- where the coral reefs and shipwrecks were teeming with marine life. Continued…

May

19

This film shows a dive at Shark Reef / Jolanda at Ras Mohammed in Egypt, August 2006.

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May

14

jumpin into the deep blue

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May

11

Diving just off shore of Runaway Bay in Jamaica. This is underwater video taken during a SCUBA dive from a resort boat…. includes footage of a vintage cargo plane resting in 70 feet of water.

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May

9

This is video that I took of the Antilla with my Canon A70 and some Pelican Watersports took of me on the Antilla wreck in Aruba. Feb 2005

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May

6

PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Course,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Winter 2008)

Instructor: Tom Rutledge (www.northerntechdiver.com)

Footage taken with Xacti E1

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May

4

This is a short clip of a Russian scuba-diving cat.

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May

2

http://www.scubadivergirls.com
Scuba Diver Girls Margo, Stephanie, and Katy set out on a clean up dive! We scoured around the kelp forest picking up trash while diving and having a good time. The good news is we didn’t find too much trash out there!! So thanks everyone in San Diego for keeping our oceans clean!!!

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Apr

30

Diving Trip to Columbia Reef and Passo del Cedral in Cozumel, Mexico

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Apr

28

I finally got around to compiling all the various video clips I had recorded during the summers of 2006 and 2007 at Lake Rawlings. The music (Fishtro) is from an artist that goes by Purple Motion from Finland, and is from a PC demo/invite from around 1992 era, much thanks to him for allowing me to use the tune (visit purplemotion.net for more info, and check demoscene on wikipedia if you are curious.) Dive buddies Patrick and Joe make appearances in the video. Confession – I almost didn’t have enough footage to cover the whole song. I plan to cut a shorter version for HamptonRoads.TV. The video was taken with a Canon ELPH SD-550, not a camcorder. Lake Rawlings is a granite quarry, and has good visibility and is used by many dive shops for training.

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Apr

23

We’re taking a rugged Tablet PC from Mobile Demand underwater! Will it survive? … scuba underwater waterproof tablet computer

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Mar

31

caribbean scuba diving holidays in caribbean, Grenada with http://www.fabsafaris.co.uk where we saw these eels on our padi diving course.

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Mar

28

Cuba diving holiday …

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