This month in the scuba bulletin:
Tobago Underwater Carnival 2012
will take place from 22-29 July
|June 2012 Photo Contest
from Dive Photo Guide
Abstract/Art is the theme for DPG’s June Monthly Contest! The ocean is home to natural art and beauty, from the pattern of a turtle’s shell to the intricate folds of a Christmas Tree Worm. Enter your best Abstract or Art shots for the chance to win the glory that accompanies winning a DPG contest. This month’s winner will also take home a Subsee Magnifyer from Reefnet (a $225 value!).
Entering is easy: use our simple image uploading system to enter an image or select a picture from one of your existing DPG galleries. You can enter up to three images per contest; and best of all, it’s totally FREE! Click here for a full set of rules and guidelines.The deadline for entering this month’s contest is June 30. So
show us what you got!
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|Birmingham Dive Show
Put DIVE 2012 into your diary now! Coming to the NEC, Birmingham on 27-28 October.
Saturday 27th October 2012 – 9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday 28th October 2012 – 9:30am-5:00pm
If you've been to the Birmingham Dive Show before, you'll know that everything under the sun (and the sea) can be found there. Compare or buy all that "essential" kit you've been longing for. Then plan or book dive trips; or meet some of sport diving's biggest names.
Just by attending DIVE 2012 you may win a fabulous diving holiday for two to South Africa!
This year's speaker line-up will once again look like a 'who's who' of the sport. We'll be announcing our programme shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for updates and the latest news hot off the press!
You can even get wet. Plunge into the TECHNICAL POOL if you fancy your hand at closed-circuit diving – or the TRY-DIVE POOL, if you've never dived before!
To read more: http://www.diveshows.co.uk/
|WWII German bomber wreck hauled up from sea
GERMAN military divers are working to hoist the wreck of a Stuka dive bomber from the floor of the Baltic Sea, a rare example of the plane that once wreaked havoc over Europe as part of the Nazis' war machine during World War II.
The single-engine monoplane carried sirens that produced a distinctive and terrifying screaming sound as it dove vertically to release its bombs or strafe targets with its machine guns. There are only two complete Stukas still around.
The Stuka wreck, first discovered in the 1990s when a fisherman's nets snagged on it, lies about 10 kilometers off the coast of the German Baltic island of Ruegen, in about 18 meters of water.
The divers have been working over the past week to prepare the bomber to be hoisted to the surface, using fire hoses to carefully free it from the sand. They have already brought up smaller pieces and also hauled up its motor over the weekend.
To read more: http://english.eastday.com/e/120612/u1a6619206.html
|Tobago Underwater Carnival 2012
The Tobago Underwater Carnival is a week-long dive festival which will take place in Tobago
from 22-29th July 2012.
The event will be hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly's Tourism Division, the Tourism Development Company and the Association of Tobago Dive Operators.
Activities will include:
Daily diving off the northern and southern reefs of Tobago
Seminars on photography (hosted by industry professionals), marine biology, equipment care, fish identification
Testing and gear demonstrations by Premier Equipment Manufacturers
Parties and Happy Hours
Discover Scuba for kids and non-divers
Other exciting daily events.
To read more: http://www.tobagounderwatercarnival.com/tuc/default.aspx
|Oceanic is introducing the ION 3x Wide Angle View mask.
A three-window mask featuring Seamless Panoramic Lens technology to increase visibility while underwater. No more blind spots! Designed to fit medium and large faces, this mask comes with our Neoprene Comfort Strap and easy-adjust swiveling buckles.
Specially designed for medium and large faces
Low volume design with unobstructed panoramic view
100% liquid silicone skirt
Easy-adjust swiveling buckles
Extremely lightweight and low profile
Tempered glass lenses
Neoprene Comfort Strap included
To read more: http://www.oceanic-eu.com/node/3271
|DES Quest Starts July 1
This Year’s Quest Features Redesigned DAN Education Materials
The completion of DAN’s Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) recognition is always a cause for celebration, but this year is extra special, as DES Quest 2012 is your first chance to take the new and improved DAN training programs. The quest kicks off July 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2012.
With the new training programs come revised DES requirements, which have been streamlined and offer three paths to recognition:
1.Certification as a Rescue Diver (or higher) and certification in DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
2.Certification as a Rescue Diver and certification in DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
3.Certification as a Rescue Diver and certification in DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid (BLSFA) plus these DAN courses:
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
A pathway is available for those wishing to be DES Instructors or DES Instructor Trainers.
Any diver who applies for the DES rating between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2012, will receive a zippered pouch and a pair of emergency shears along with the regular certificate of completion, recognition card and patch.
To read more:
|Sustainability is becoming hugely important for consumers who are looking to purchase seafood with a clear conscience - but why should you bother? Actually, you have the power to make a real difference. As a consumer, you can drive the market for sustainable seafood, by choosing fish only from healthy, responsibly-managed sources, and caught or farmed in ways which minimise damage to the marine environment. Here are some tips from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), the UK Charity for seas, shores and wildlife, to help you make the right sustainable choice when buying seafood.
1. Be better informed
2. Check our detailed sustainability ratings
3. Carry an MCS pocket guide
4. Spread the word
5. Variety is the spice of life
6. Choose fish caught using methods with lower environmental impact
7. Look at labelling
8. Look for the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) logo
9. Choose Organic
10. Avoid eating deepwater fish and sharks
To read more: http://www.goodfishguide.co.uk/get-involved
|New offers from the last minute board
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Precise date of beginning 08/01/2012
Precise date of ending 12/31/2012
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We have an existing group scuba diving package to Malta & Gozo. Price ranges from 225 Euros depending on accommodation required. Luxury villa accommodation for large groups is available and great prices. Large discounts available for large groups. Existing package includes 10 dive packs. Equipment hire will be additional. Currently includes day boat trip to Gozo to dive the best sites in Gozo. Great opportunity to obtain a great quality low price diving package.
Oceanic Dreams Fathima Price Includes: Transfers from Male airport to Liveaboard. 7 nights twin/double share cabin accommodation with attached bathroom All meals onboard (breakfasts, lunches, dinners). Two big bottle of mineral water per pax per day 20 guided boat dives. All dives include of tanks, weights, and weight belts with dive Masters guidance. Fishing, using local style fishing gear of hook, line, weight and baits. Visiting dessert island (BBQ dinner depending on weather condition. USD 5 charged for entry fee of island) Snorkeling Maldivian Night , with Maldivian Music Free guide for shopping in Male Gov Tax
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