diving or snorkeling with humpback whales - silverbank or salt cay

Seems like Salt Cay is much easier to get to than the silverbank. What are my odds for being able to dive or snorkel with humpback whales at each of these locations? Is it better to dive or snorkel? I know I'd have a chance of diving with the whales at the Soccorros Islands too. If any of...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 5:36 pm

First Scuba Trip

Not sure where to post this but being new to diving I'll post it here , Went down to Thailand to visit some friends and go on my first dive trip, I had a blast even tho I ran into some issues but still had a ton of fun. I was lucky to be dealing with a great dive center they were very...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 5:34 pm

Where to Dive: North vs South Great Barrier Reef

I'll be in Australia starting mid-January for three weeks and want to do an amazing scuba trip in that time. My sister, who lives in Melbourne, and I originally planned on doing a dive from the Cairns area in the northern part of the reef. We're both intermediate divers with our Advanced Open Water...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 5:30 pm

Blackfriday!!! Scubatoys.com!!! Blackfriday!!!!

Hey guys! We have put over 700 items on sale and there are quite a few that you don't want to miss out on. We are closing out quite a few items and a lot of them are going to be well below our cost. This sort of deal only comes once a year. Come quick or someone else might get there first. Also if...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 5:07 pm

Nikon coolpix l30 question

Hello! I have a Nikon Coolpix L30 (Ikelite housing) which I used for the first time recently. It seems there must be a setting on it that won't let it snap under certain conditions. It seemed when I tried to do close-up pictures it just would not snap, although it seemed to focus. Anybody know...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 4:44 pm

Lucha Libre Match

Strange request - We're headed down to Cozumel over Christmas. Does anyone know where one might go to see a Lucha Libre match? Even if it means going over to Playa Del Carmen or up to Cancun? thanks!

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 3:50 pm

SUUNTO SK-7 where to buy capsule only in US ?

After 4 years my SUUNTO SK-7 compass started to leak. leisurepro.com informed that warranty was only two years. I use bungee wrist mount, so I don't see any reason to buy full wrist set ($70) again and throw away expensive mount. I saw that in Europe it is possible to order capsule only for less...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 3:43 pm

Video Editing Software

I just started doing video with my Canon S120 and was wondering what is the easiest video editing software?

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 3:15 pm

Happy Anniversary USCGC Duane!

*Did you know that this Thanksgiving- November 27th- marks the 27th anniversary of the sinking of USCGC Duane to supplement the Florida Keys Reef system? To celebrate both of these days, we are offering a Thanksgiving morning charter to the Duane! We would love for you to join us! Click on the...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 2:09 pm

Pearl of Papua - Raja Ampat - March-April 2015

We have booked some folks on the Pearl of Papua to Raja Ampat March 31 to April 10, 2015. The Manta cabin is booked but other cabins are available. "Seahorse" standard twin is available at $330 per person per night and "Trevally" deluxe twin/double cabin available at $350 per person per night. We...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 12:52 pm

Stingray G2 monitor back On switch not working

I assembled my Stingray G2 and Sony CX550V this morning for a planned dive to do a video transect of the invasive Sargassum horneri in our dive park. When I affixed the monitor back, the LEDs did not come on. I pushed the red ON button several times and it wouldn't work. I soaked the rear of the...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 12:40 pm

Lcbr 11/15-22

Just back from our 3rd trip to LCBR. Last time there was 2010. Cayman Air added some excitement - when a flight is scheduled and when will it actually go ;) This included a little note slipped under the door that the original 9:15am, which had been changed to 8:30am was now a 7:45am back to GC....

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 12:16 pm

Venice trip

I went out with megalodon charters this weekend. Bottom temps were around 63-64. Vis was good 10 ft. We had a decent trip. No big Megs but everybody found some teeth. I found some whale bone, one had an octopus in it, some stingray barbs, and various teeth. The last two pictures are of a past trip....

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 11:58 am

For Sale Aqua Lung Titan, Oceanic Octo, and Gauges with Oceanic Veo 180 Computer

Aqua Lung Titan regulator set (1st and 2nd stage) with Oceanic Alpha 8 yellow octopus, BC inflator hose and gauge console - PSI, compass and Oceanic Veo 180 computer. Last serviced about 18 months ago and has not been used in the interim. $375 OBO for the set. I also have a *brand new* Aqua...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 11:48 am

"Unprotected" TiZip zipper drysuit install?

Have a TiZip zipper on my DUI TLS-350 and love it. It's time to replace the zipper on my trusty - if not infamous - DUI 30/30 tropical drysuit. I am somewhat concerned though as the 30/30 (a front entry suit) has an exposed zipper, rather than a flap or overlayer with secondary zipper. Does...

Posted by on 25 November 2014 | 11:26 am