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Diveboard goes opensource & non-profit - Get involved!

by Ksso on June 15, 2017

Hey Diveboarders!Today is a pivotal moment in Diveboard's history.

Diveboard has become since it launched in 2011 the largest online logbook on the market and the very first citizen science platform dedicated to the ocean. We have enabled researchers worldwide to take advantage of the data collected by divers to conduct research - just a few weeks ago, Mark Spalding published a research paper on "Mapping the global value and distribution of coral reef tourism" that was made possible through the data we collect and share.

Today we're taking a new step in the Diveboard history where the company will become a non-profit and all the source code will be available as open source. The data will...


Is it worth booking a dive holiday to Thailand during the rainy season?

by Seabeesdiving on May 15, 2017

In terms of tourism, the seasons in Thailand can be divided into 2: The dry season and the wet season.

Most divers come to Thailand during the dry season for obvious reasons.

But what is diving really like during the rainy season?

Is it even possible to dive in Thailand during the rainy season?

In a nutshell, the answer is: yes it is.

However, not always and not everywhere.

In this post we will cover where to dive in Thailand during the rainy season, what points to consider, and how you might even prefer to come to Thailand during the off season for your diving holiday. ...


Intova X2

by David Bishop on May 01, 2017

HiJust wondering if anyone has used the new Intova X2 - I flooded mine first dive (Warranty replacement underway) but was pretty decent for snorkelling. The reviews are scarce and was hoping to get an idea of what to expect.I have had a few Intovas (SP1, SP1-N and Edge X) and found them to run the Gopro pretty close, the intovas are ready to dive out the box so they appeal. Unfortunately there is no supply direct in the UK so had mine imported and not seen anyone else with one. ThanksDavid 'Dibs' Bishop


Miflex\Braided vs standard hoses

by David Bishop on May 01, 2017

Hi AllJust wondering thoughts on Miflex or braided hoses vs standard - I recently 'upgraded' mine and my fiancees regs with these in part for the colour options and my perception that they should be superior in flexability and weight. (Colours & durability back fired as I ended up diving with a pink hose in Egypt).Just thought someone might have an informed opinion on whether it was the right way to go or not?Thanks in advanceDavid 'Dibs's Bishop


Scuba with a Monofin?

by Gia on April 14, 2017

I've been intrigued by monofins of late, and their efficiency in freediving. I was curious as to whether there might be a benefit to using a monofin in scuba but found very little discussion of it online-- one or two people who have said that they've done it and liked it, and that's about it.

Has anyone here tried using a monofin for scuba and have thoughts?


What is this?

by Sebastien Rezzonico on April 08, 2017

Hi fellow divers, 

sorry for the bad picture (low viz and this was hidden in a little cave).

Any idea what it s? 




PADI Master Scuba Diver Fee 2017

by Stein Castillo on March 31, 2017

Does anyone know what the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification fee is for 2017?



Tubbataha (Philippines) anyone?

by Liloulivi on May 16, 2016

Hi all,

Has anyone dived in Tubbataha in Philippines? I'm looking for recommendations on liveaboard. 

thank you!


Diving mid-May in Lake Malawi - visibility?

by Jmdelane on April 17, 2016

Hi all,

I will be spending a few weeks in Malawi in May, and was hoping to do a few dives in Lake Malawi. This is at the tail end of the rainy season, so I am a bit worried about visibility. Has anybody done any diving this time of year? Worth it?


Layang layang in 2016

by Liloulivi on February 02, 2016

hi all, 

I'm considering going to Layang Layang in either July or August. I know the hammerhead season is much earlier, but i can't make it then. 

Anyone can advise whether July or August month is usually better? same-same or not- such-a-good-idea?

thank you!!



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