How to Pick the Best Liveaboard for Your Next Dive Vacation

Imagine crystalline seas gliding effortlessly beneath the hull of a 100-foot ship. You stand watching volcanic peaks seemingly appear from the depths below. Retreating to your private cabin in order to gather your camera, excitement grows as you head to the dive deck to suit up. Feeling much like an explorer, you jump into far and distant seas for the Continue Reading The post How to Pick the Best Liveaboard for Your Next Dive Vacation appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 27 July 2016 | 5:14 am

5 Tips For Choosing Your First BCD

I think most of us, whether you are a highly experienced dive instructor or an occasional holiday diver, can remember our first time donning scuba gear. At first it feels like “so much stuff”! Your instructor is explaining in great detail what every little gadget does and it’s rather overwhelming. Before you know it, three days later and your gear Continue Reading The post 5 Tips For Choosing Your First BCD appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 8 July 2016 | 1:40 pm

TRUK LAGOON

Why Dive A Wreck When You Can Dive An Entire Fleet?    Truk Lagoon, also called Chuuk Lagoon, is not your average dive site. It was known as the “Gilbralter of the Pacific” and by the end of February 18th, 1944 became the biggest graveyard of ships in the world. Jacques Cousteau explored Truk in 1969 and in 1971 aired Continue Reading The post TRUK LAGOON appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 30 June 2016 | 8:24 am

BARE Your Drysuit Story - Win an X-Mission Drysuit

For a chance to win a free X-MISSION Drysuit (valued at $2799 USD), submit a video or photo along with a written testimonial explaining how your story intersects with the BARE story. Enter online! The post BARE Your Drysuit Story - Win an X-Mission Drysuit appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 16 June 2016 | 2:22 pm

Incompetent and Unaware: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

The simple premise is that we don’t know what we don’t know. Even worse, we don’t know that we don’t know!! This double hit in competency was highlighted by a couple of social researchers Dunning and Kruger when they undertook a series of experiments to assess what their subjects thought of their own knowledge. The exams covered logic, humour, and Continue Reading The post Incompetent and Unaware: We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 28 April 2016 | 9:39 am

Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?

Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive?    If you dive less than 7 to 14 times a year you might want to take a refresher course before you go on your next big vacation or scuba dive adventure. You have either read something like this in your introductory scuba course, a dive magazine, or heard it down at a local dive shop. Continue Reading The post Anxiously Awaiting Your Next Dive? appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 27 April 2016 | 7:51 am

Correcting Lens Distortion on Underwater Photos

Ultra-wide fisheye lenses are the preferred wide angle lens underwater due to their close focusing ability, sharp corners and wide field of view. Divers can usually get very close to their subjects with them, filling the frame, eliminating water which makes their photos lack sharpness, color and definition. Barrel distortion is most common on wide lenses. But there is a Continue Reading The post Correcting Lens Distortion on Underwater Photos appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 23 March 2016 | 3:29 pm

Huish Outdoors launches North American website for Sharkskin

Huish Outdoors has launched a special North American website for Sharkskin, its popular Australian brand of technical watersports apparel. Sharkskin is an internationally recognized name in diving and watersports, but the Huish team felt a new site was needed for the North American dive community.  “We built it specifically for North American divers and watersports enthusiast as well as to Continue Reading The post Huish Outdoors launches North American website for Sharkskin appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 19 February 2016 | 11:21 am

New Feature: Keyword Alert

Since the changeover to Xenforo, there are many new features on ScubaBoard.  One extremely useful function is the Keyword Alert.  This is similar to "Google Alerts" and can be easily configured to notify you when someone uses a keyword that is important to you.  This article will explain the usage and implementation of keyword alerts. Once you're in the Keyword Continue Reading The post New Feature: Keyword Alert appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 5 February 2016 | 11:22 am

Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida

DEMA is concerned that this ban is being proposed WITHOUT scientific data that indicate such a ban is warranted. Further, DEMA is concerned that these proposed restrictions are aimed solely at DIVING The post Proposed Ban on Spearfishing in Southeast Florida appeared first on ScubaBoard.

Posted on: 1 February 2016 | 10:59 am