May

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Diving at Mabul Island

Mabul Island is a beautiful paradise off the sandy coast of Sabah state, Malaysia. Since 1970 the natives have been engaging in subsistence fishing, but during the mid nineties divers started using it as a vintage point to visiting the nearby Sipadan region. They also discovered Mabul to have clean, calm beaches that are suitable for diving. As a 27 yr old career man, I enjoy coming here every holiday season to play in the revitalizing waters, it makes me feel relaxed, peaceful and in control of my life.
Mabul Island

There are also interesting sea creatures that roam the seas for you to see, I always find it interesting to swim alongside camouflaged frogfish, harlequins and massive schools of salt-water fish. The island is free for deep-sea diving throughout the year. Nevertheless, for great underwater visibility I recommend visitors to come in the dry period which lasts from the month of March to October.

Diving expeditions

The reef area borders a natural continental shelf and has a deep seabed which goes down 28m deep. Moreover, there are numerous dive resorts which operate within the beach area for visitors to take advantage of. During my first diving experience I was able to see various sea creatures for the first time, some of these are bobtail squids, colorful cuttlefish and the rare mimic octopus. Mabul’s reef is a natural ecosystem for diverse breeds of cephalopods. Sea gobies can also be found in these waters with the most popular ones being metallic shrimp, spike-fin and gray sail-fin goby. Most of these creatures are docile and rarely attack divers. However, I still recommend that you should wear a sturdy swim suit when exploring the ocean. Diving in Malaysia is an experience worth trying.

Apart from the usual resorts, there are also backpacker accommodations and home-stays that may arrange cheap diving expeditions on your behalf. The lodging firms may also arrange for special day tours to the adjacent isles. Nonetheless, diving is excellent around Mabul and there’s little reason to go elsewhere for the same services. Divers’ safety from predatory sea creatures is also guaranteed by the Panglima barrier wall.

The Paradise

I really like the Paradise Diving sites which are also popular amongst international tourists; they always have something new for people to enjoy. These spots are covered in pristine coral forests that teem with goldfish, whiptail and sparkled-mask rays. The second of these sites is popular for its Staghorn coral system, which houses the elusive but conspicuous mandarin fish.

Froggie’s Place

This marvelous diving spot features a sloping reef that’s about 14m deep, it offer a sweet diving experience that often brings me back every year. It even gets better where the barrier reef comes to contact with the sand, a marine convergence spot with an irresistible collection of fish and crustaceans. This site got its name from the massive array of frogfish that can be found along the sinuous slopes, the waters are so warm and relaxing that most divers dip in at least thrice in a day. Mabul is a true paradise for muck-divers who love spending time next to the beautiful soft corals.

 

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Grace Sumrall is an avid diver from Australia who loves exploring the open ocean. She loves to read and share diving experiences with her fellow divers.

Jun

16

Tips for using scuba bcd flotation device. Learn how to use your buoyancy compensator device in this free scuba diving lesson.

Expert: Cole Abbott
Bio: Cole Abbott is currently working as a divemaster in Kauai, Hawaii. He holds many certifications through PADI, including Wreck Diver, Night Diver, Fish Identification and Search and Rescue.
Filmmaker: Amy Miyajima

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Jun

9

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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

This is a segment from our DVD entitled “Diving the Florida Keys: A Video Guide.” It shows divers what it’s like to dive the USS Spiegel Grove off Key Largo. The full length DVD is about 45 minutes and is available for sale at www.hidefpics.com.

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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.

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Jun

9

How to breathe underwater. Learn how to use your regulator in this free scuba diving lesson video from our experienced diver and certified PADA dive master. Continued…

May

26

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

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May

24

This is part 2 of the HD video we shot & produced at Mimpi Indah Dive Resort on Bangka Island in North Sulawesi, Indonesia as part of a review we did which is posted in the Indonesia Section Continued…

May

16

This is another ScubaMagazine.net HD underwater video downconverted to low-def for YT of diving we did as part of a resort review at Coco Beach Island Resort, Philippines, the full version of which is published at the www.Scubamagazine.net Underwater Photo/Video, Travel & Dive Discussion Community

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May

6

http://www.scubadivergirls.com/ We arrived in Carmel late in the day so we tried to hurry to the dive site before dark! It was about 5:30pm when we arrived. It was tucked back in a beautiful Carmel neighborhood. Parking was easy and there were convenient stairs to access the beach. The kelp was near the shore…so no big swim!! But the waves are crashing pretty hard against the rocks so you need to be careful how you navigate. Conditions changes as we were diving and toward the end it was like being in a washing machine! Depths were only about 25-30 feet and the water temp was about 55 degrees. When we exited…waves were much bigger! Overall a very fun dive but you need to be ready for anything.

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May

4

This is part 1 of a ScubaMagazine.net HD video we shot & produced as part of a review we did of Planet Dive Dive Resort in Anilao, Philippines.

We regularly travel to and review dive destinations and resorts.You can read full resort reviews from both us and other divers at the free www.ScubaMagazine.net Underwater Photo, Video, Travel & Dive Discussion Community

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Apr

28

Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Kayak

The versatile Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 is great for surfing or cruising and stable enough for diving or fishing. Durable linear polyethylene construction with molded-in graphics delivers years of faithful service Continued…

Mar

28

http://www.scubadivergirls.com Scuba Diver Girls Shannon, Vanessa, Margo and Stephanie go play around in the kelp! We found our lobster friends and Steph finds a five pound weight! All in all, another fun adventure with the girls! …

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Mar

22

Mako and Blue Sharks shot 7 miles from avalon, catalina island, southern california. King Neptune dive boat based in avalon (scuba luv. no cage used.

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Mar

19

This is a shark dive segment from our DVD entitled “Diving Roatan: A Video Guide”. The DVD shows viewers what it’s like to take a diving vacation on Roatan, Honduras. It runs 45 minutes and is available at our website, www.hidefpics.com.

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Mar

10

scuba diving with sharks in the bahamas

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Feb

18

Here is Katy kicking back and enjoying the bouyancy of the ocean! We love you Katy!

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Feb

5

http://shmyl.com/brehton VideoVIB Downloads Deep sea diving experience 3d aquatic computer screensaver. Plays like a movie goes on forever seeing tons of ocean sea creatures and more. Cool ocean adventure.

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Jan

24

Experience what it is like to be a Twilight Zone technical diver studying the biodiversity of creatures living in the Caribbean Sea between Cuba and Jamaica. Little Cayman has some of the steepest drop-offs in the Caribbean because it is perched on the edge of the abyss of the Cayman Trench 7500m below the crystal-clear surface waters.

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Video footage courtesy of Marc Slattery, Cayman Islands Twilight Zone 2007 Exploration, NOAA-OE.

Please visit source: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/07twilightzone/welcome.html

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Jan

18

A trip to the island of Bermuda in 1951. Narration is in Portuguese. Footage from this film is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com

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Jan

18

Ed and I diving in the 750,000 gallon shark tank. The residents of this tank include a 7 foot tiger shark, 4 hammerheads, several Sandbar Sharks, a White Spotted Eagle Ray named Miss Piggy, Hawaii’s endemic Brown Stingrays (one is named Stubby for her missing tail), many ‘Ulua” or Giant Trevally,

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Dec

28

my buddy TR diving with the sharks at Oceanworld in Manly (Sydney), Australia.

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Dec

26

A trapped scuba diver searches desperately for the surface as his air is rapidly running out.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/videos/?source=4003

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Dec

24

Brilliant holiday dvd, of Emma & Jus diving in Cuba, January 2008. For all you holiday makers out there, this is how a how a holiday video is meant to be….

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