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Project Baseline

In recent months, I’ve had the good fortune to be introduced to Project Baseline. Project Baseline is a not-for-profit, conservation organization that has involved thousands of divers all over the world. One of the goals for Project Baseline is to document the condition of aquatic ecosystems over time, to chronicle changes that might be occurring. […]

PADI Tec40 Course, Lake Tahoe

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to push your diving to the next level, PADI Tec40 is the first step beyond recreational diving. The PADI Tec40 course offers an introduction to diving with redundant systems, double SCUBA cylinders, lift bags, deco bottles and gas mixes up to 50% oxygen. More importantly, PADI Tec40 takes […]

Alameda Man Killed in Monterey Diving Accident

  http://www.montereyherald.com/news/ci_18738019 Another diver lost his life in Monterey last Saturday. This time it was a 65 year old Alameda man who’d “recently gotten back into diving.” According to the story, he and his diving buddy had begun to surface when he simply disappeared. Shorty afterward the search was on and his body recovered about […]

SCUBA Diver’s Body Recovered in Lake Tahoe After Almost 20 Years

  [wp_geo_map] http://www.rgj.com/article/20110801/NEWS/110801045/Sheriff-Body-found-Lake-Tahoe-could-from-1990s-accident If there’s one dive in Lake Tahoe that required solid buoyancy skills, the Rubicon Wall is that dive. A diver’s body was recovered last week in Lake Tahoe that had apparently been bobbing in the blue abyss for nearly 2 decades. I remember the incident described in the news story because I had recently become […]

Edmund Fitzgerald: Most Famous of Great Lakes Shipwrecks

http://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/edmund-fitzgerald-36/ I remember hearing the Gordon Lightfoot song when I was about ten or eleven years old. It’s kind of burned into my memory so every time I see something about the Edmund Fitzgerald, I perk up a bit. I found this site with recordings of the banter between a boat captain and the U.S. […]

More Gold From the Atocha

Story: http://news.yahoo.com/florida-divers-treasure-famed-wreck-151015129.html If there’s one thing that I believe all divers have in common it’s that somewhere deep in the recesses of our subconscious minds, there’s a remote hope that’we’ll discover treasure. As a kid, I remember reading a book from the library that was an account of Mel Fisher’s search for the Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which […]