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El Boreas

by Victor Masmitjà Prieto on April 19, 2015

El Boreas no es un barco. Es un pecio. Esto significa que es un barco hundido. Este pecio fue, en vida, un remolcador de altura alemán, de nombre Pellworn, que participó en la Segunda Guerra Mundial con la Marina de su país, resultando con graves daños en su estructura, que nunca quedó reparada del todo. 

Al finalizar la guerra el barco pasó a formar parte de la Marina de los Estados Unidos, donde fue rebautizado como USN102 y destinado a sencillas tareas de trasporte. En 1960 volvió a la Marina alemana para desempeñar funciones de localización de torpedos y minas en la escuela de armas submarinas de Wilhemshaven. En 1980 fue vendido para ser desguazado, pero su destino cambió cuando fue...

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Emotions in Scuba - We Need You!

by Ksso on April 16, 2015

Diveboard is currently undergoing a research to figure out the emotional range induced by diving.

This sounds like a lot of hassle right ? So let me give you a bit of context.

Since we started Diveboard, we've focused on helping you guys share your experiences by providing you with the most thorough way to log it. We now have about 1 Million dives logged which is simply mindblowing.

When reflecting with Pascal and Thierry, my fellow co-creators of Diveboard, how we could make your sharing even better we realized something: all the data is awesome, but it's missing the personal story and emotions that you experienced during your dive. ...

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Phuket: Similan Island and Other Attractions

by Sssphuketth on April 15, 2015

If you are sitting in office and thinking to get rid of your hectic lifestyle, then there is no doubt that scuba diving can be a right option for you. This adventure sport has become a hobby of a large number of people from throughout the world. There are a number of places in the world, where you can visit and can fulfill your interest of diving. Among them, Phuket in Thailand is one of the most sought-after destinations.Diving in SimilanA large number of tourists visit Phuket every year to have fun and to soothe them. This is why, it has become a tourist hubs for scuba divers.  There are a number of places in Phuket, where you can have fun. Diving Similan Thailand is highly popular in...

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Túneles de Port Salvi (Edén Roc) en Sant Feliu de Guíxols

by Victor Masmitjà Prieto on April 08, 2015

La cala de Port Salvi, conocida también por Edén Roc debido al establecimiento hotelero que aquí se encuentra, es una de las inmersiones clásicas de la Costa Brava. A nuestro entender tiene diversos argumentos que la hacen recomendable. En primer lugar, es un itinerario submarino que está muy documentado, ya que en el centro de buceo de la misma cala hay una maqueta muy útil para planificar la excursión subacuática, y el fondo está detallado y dibujado en el libro de Andreu Llamas "GUÍA SUBMARINA de la COSTA BRAVA de Sant Feliu de Guíxols a Begur " (ISBN 978-84-933167-8-5). ...

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El fluorodiving

by Victor Masmitjà Prieto on April 08, 2015

Imaginas bucear por la noche y ser capaz de ver la vida marina en colores fluorescentes? Organismos que se escapan a tu vista bajo la luz normal? Pues es posible, con focos y filtros de luz especiales o lentes especiales en máscara, y se llama fluorodiving!

La fluorescencia se produce cuando un objeto absorbe la luz de un solo color (longitud de onda) y luego re-emite luz de un color diferente. ¿Te acuerdas de los carteles de ofertas de las tiendas que presentan fluorescencia bajo luz ultravioleta (UV)?, ¿O de cómo brillan tus dientes, o algunas prendas blancas, bajo la luz azul de la discoteca? Pues esos son dos buenos ejemplos de fluorescencia. ...

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Island hopping in the Visayas, Philippines

by Florine Isunderwater on January 29, 2015

I thought I was going back to South East Asia another time… I was wrong and so surprised about what I found in the Philippines! It was definitely different but in the end it was much better than expected.  [...]

My itinerary in the Visayan Islands

I could have done like most tourists, booking domestic flights and visit the whole country in 3 weeks by spending no more than 2 days in every place. Palawan, another great place of the Philippines was on my list. My main target being Malapascua and having heard Manila was not the nicest place of the Philippines, I looked for a flight arriving directly to Cebu and found the perfect one via South Korea (giving me the opportunity to discover Seoul...

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Is "scuba=adventure" the best positioning to attract new divers?

by Scubasurveys on January 28, 2015

Everywhere you look, the scuba industry - from agencies to dive shops to manufacturers  -  is selling "adventure" as the reason people should take up diving.  As a marketer for the past 25yrs, a diver for the past 8yrs, and an instructor since last year, I've never been convinced that's the right approach to attracting new divers.

So recently I conducted a market research study with divers (n=239) and non-divers (n=219) to determine if there's anything different about how they see themselves that might explain why some people dive... and some don't.

I won't go crazy with full methodology in a post here (certainly not my first one) but one of the key pieces of data that jumped out at me is...

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Panasonic 45mm Macro Lens Underwater Test

by Simon Chiu on January 03, 2015

I have used Panasonic 20mm and 14-42mm kit lens for underwater photography for more than two years. These two lens can't focus on close objects, so it's really difficult to use them to take pictures of small stuffs with good results. Hence, I bought a second hand Panasonic 45mm Macro lens to improve my underwater pictures.

The minimum focus distance of the lens on the lend is 15cm(0.49ft). How big the object taken by the lends can be? The diameter of the coin below is 2.6cm(1.02in), and the image of it taken by Panasonic GF1(4/3 mirror less) underwater is like this: 

So, if you take a picture of a coin-size frogfish, it will be approximately like this:  ...

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DEMA 2014 (Part2) OCEAN GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

by Kernsart on December 10, 2014

It would not have been a complete DEMA, without visiting the Ocean Geographic Society booth. The artwork and hard work that goes into the production of this eco-oriented magazine, is shown to be a labor of love. The enthusiasm of the folks at Ocean Geographic is catching. Dedicating time and extreme effort, both above and below the surface, to bring stunning photos, and in-depth coverage of the splendor, and devastation that are the world's oceans. Founded in 2007, "It is the mission of the Ocean Geographic Society to kindle the natural compassion of the being by informing and inspiring the citizens of the world to conserve and preserve our natural world." ...

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DEMA 2014 Las Vegas! (part 1) Dive Pirates. ORG

by Kernsart on December 09, 2014

At DEMA 2014 in Las Vegas, I was honored to meet the wonderful people of Dive Pirates. This group of extraordinary people have come together to make a place for those who have a heart of steel, and a will so strong as to not be broken. What first caught my eye, was a pair of the most colorful pair of pirate pants I've ever seen.(more on these at the end of this piece)  Outgoing and passionate about their roles in the diving industry, President Barbara Thompson, Susan DeVore, Executive Director; Sophie Wimberly, Vice President; and Charlie Oxley, Director of Operations, made an impact on on my stay at DEMA. Their work to bring the joy of diving to injured persons, and war veterans alike,...

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