Mark Montgomery

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Boat Diving: What You Should Know that You Didn’t Learn in Scuba Class

These are day boats (or night boats, if taken for a night dive). Some are very small and offer no amenities. Others are large, equipped for 24 divers …

Divers Alert Network, Omitted Predive Buoyancy Check Leads to Trouble

Reported Story<p><i>The diver is a 51-year old male, measuring 71 inches (180.5 cm) tall and weighing 270 pounds (122.5 kg). His dive experience consisted</i> …

Scuba Diving

5 Scuba Diving Bad Habits and How to Avoid Them

Last September I went on a liveaboard dive trip and saw my first hammerhead shark, followed by a barracuda tornado. I also saw some classic examples …

The Scuba Snobs' Dive Etiquette Tip of the Week Tip #8: Use a dive flag

Dear fellow divers,<p>You learned that in your first certification class. The flag is on a float of some kind, and is attached to a line on a reel that …

Why Buddy Checks Are More Important Than Ever

Recently on a dive boat, I happened to scan the equipment around me, and noticed something interesting: few of the units were similar. Personal …

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Diver and richly colored soft coral seascape at Ras Mohammed (Yolanda Reef), Sinai, Egypt by Steve Jones

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

The city of Heracleion was engulfed underwater 1500 years ago. This grand city had been mentioned by the Greek writer Herodotus, the 5th-century BC …

Ancient History

Study Looks at How Coral Reefs are Adapting to Climate Change - A recent modeling study shows that widespread bleaching events will become more common in the future. However, the study also found signs that corals may be adapting to warming—the question is if it can be fast enough to keep up with the rate humans are burning fossil fuels. (Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.) http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/dec13/corals.html Watch our coral videos: Protecting Coral Reefs: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/protectingcoralreefs/ Restoring Coral Reefs: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/coralrestoration/ Coral Forests of the Deep: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/coralforestsofdeep/ Line Island Corals: http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/oceanasalab_lineislandscorals/

Incredible Dive Destinations of Africa

Africa contains some of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. The pyramids in Egypt, Victoria Falls on the borders of Zimbabwe and Zambia, …

Cape Town

Use the new Equator BC for any dive, anywhere. Its compact design is soft, easy to fold, and ready to travel at a moment’s notice. http://www.scubapro.com/bcs/products/equator.aspx

Scuba Diving Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Whiteout!<p>Well, it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. We were, after all, driving along the northern coast of Iceland at the end of winter. …

Scuba Diving

This is the New WTXD 18 lb donut with Ultralight Travel Plate, universal webbed harness, SureLock pockets and attachments. Its also available in a 30lb and a 40lb donut option. We think this option is great for travel.

The “Exosuit”: A wearable submarine for visiting deep water

Deep sea fish may contain proteins we need for brain-machine interfaces.<p>The only diving suit that lets a human reach 1,000 feet underwater was put on …

Best Cold Water Wetsuits for Staying Warm

Looking for wetsuits and other scuba diving equipment? Here are the best cold-water wetsuits for divers.<p><b>Features</b> Four-way stretch neoprene; …

Make Scuba Diving Your New Workout

Health Issues for Dive Instructors

Being a scuba instructor or divemaster is a dream job and lifestyle for many people; you can work in exotic locations around the world, spending …

Best Underwater Compact Cameras for 2014

Hundreds of hours go into the publication of this article from research, real-life underwater testing and compiling the data into a user-friendly …

Get ready for the 2014 dive season

The 2014 dive season is underway and if you aren’t ready to grab your dive bag and head off for your next exotic location, what are you waiting for? …

Mask Review: 12 Best Diving Masks to Maximize Your View

5 Types of Divers You Don't Want To Be

SCUBA diving is such an eye-opening experience, particularly for people who never imagined in a million years that they would voluntarily don a tank …

Scuba Diving

Why We Love Lardo, a.k.a. Cured Pork Fat

Lardo—fatback cured with herbs and spices— adds porky goodness to just about anything<p>Bacon drippings improve even the humblest of dishes (braised greens, we mean you). And, thanks to <i>lardo</i>—fatback cured with herbs and spices—we can add porky goodness to just about anything. When thinly sliced, the …

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A Scuba Divers Guide to Scuba Diving Dahab

Scuba diving Dahab is famous for its Blue hole and because it is the perfect place for a relaxed and laid back dive vacation in the Red Sea<p>The Red …

3 Best Blue Hole Destinations of the World

Blue holes are a natural phenomenon that never fails to awe and inspire divers around the world. These submarine caves and limestone sinkholes have …

Scuba Diving

Here's All You Need to Know What Scuba Diving Between Tectonic Plates in Iceland is all about

Iceland is a fantastic place to travel to if you want to scuba dive between tectonic plates. The island is literally splitting in half on the Mid …

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10 Best Scuba Diving Movies Ever Made

There are a whole lot of scuba diving movies out there. If you’re a true fan of scuba diving, you probably also love to see as much of these scuba …

Seven Japanese women still missing after disappearing on Bali scuba dive

Experienced group never returned to the surface after their third dive of the day, says boat skipper<p>Seven Japanese women are still missing despite two days of searches after they disappeared on a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island Bali, police and reports said Saturday.<p>The group …