This month in the scuba bulletin:
2010 Underwater Photo and Video Competition
now for the 2010 Photo and Video Competition
||Globetrotting' New Worms Discovered on Great Barrier Reef and Swedish
Malaysia's biggest dive expo, Asia Dive Expo 2010.
||DUI introduces new
drysuit. The FLX Extreme.
X-Stream Fin from Mares.
||DAN Expands Resources in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.
our Ocean Planet by changing your commuter habits.
New offers from the last minute board
||Make the Shark experience in
Dive Costa Rica in the pristine waters
of Isla del
Charter your own private diving catamaran in Belize.
Underwater Photo and Video Competition
|2010 Underwater Photo and Video Competition
We're now accepting 2010 Entries - Deadline is April 1, 1020!
New For 2010 - Shipwreck Photo Category
Underwater images is
operated as an independent underwater photo and video
competition. Underwater Images is an Ohio
(USA) not-for-profit corporation. Proceeds from the
competition are donated to Marine
Conservation and Education causes.
You can visit our website to get full details on how to register
and to read about the entry rules and competition rules.
To read more: http://www.uwimages.org/
|Globetrotting' New Worms Discovered on Great Barrier Reef and Swedish
Between the grains of sand on the sea floor there is an unknown and
unexplored world. Pierre De Wit at Gothenburg University knows this well,
and has found new animal species on the Great Barrier Reef, in New
Caledonia, and in the sea off the Gullmarsfjord in the Swedish county of
The layer of sand on ocean floor is home to a large part of the vast
diversity of marine species. Species representing almost all classes of
marine animals live here. The genus Grania, which belongs to the class of
annelid worms Clitellata, is one of them.
Grania the globetrotter
Grania is a worm around two centimetres in length and mostly white, which
is encountered in marine sand throughout the world, from the tidal zone
to deep down in the ocean. The researcher Pierre De Wit, at the
Department of Zoology of the University of Gothenburg, is analysing
exactly how many species of Grania there are and how they are related to
Four new species
De Wit has conducted studies at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia,
where he and his colleagues have found four entirely new species of the
Grania worm. One of them is the beautifully green-coloured Grania
colorata. "These worms are usually colourless or white, and we have not
been able to work out why this particular species is green," says De Wit.
To read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100308095836.htm
Dive Expo 2010
ADEX 2010 will be held 9 to 11 April 2010, at Suntec Convention Centre Hall 402. Malaysia.
Staged annually, ADEX is the region's longest running dive show and a
must-attend event on the international dive calendar!
Originated by Asian Diver in 1994, the magazine now returns to the helm
to bring together diving enthusiasts, marine conservationists and all
those with a passion for the underwater world.
Loving Sharks ... find out more about our 2010 dedication to sharks!
•Daily prize giveaways (worth US $200,000)
•Variety of exciting stage activities from destination updates and
photography tips to marine encounters and shark conservation!
•Photo and art displays, including a surprise commission and live auction
•Voice of the Ocean competition gallery, showcasing the short
candidates in this open-to-all visual tribute to our blue planet!
•Try-dives for both scuba and rebreather systems
•Informative conservation area, with a special focus on the campaign
against shark-fin soup!
•Kids' interactive zone, designed to inspire a future generation of
divers and ocean lovers
•Live video stream of the event and marine videos displayed on the big
•Celebrity zone, where you can meet our VIPs and even pick-up signed
•Networking events, including the Saturday Divers' Night party!
To read more: http://www.asiandiver.com/adex-20.phtml
|DUI introduces new
drysuit.The FLX Extreme
It’s an entirely new combination of DUI’s most popular features. Made
with a Trilaminate material with polyester outer layers (the same
material as the top of the FLX50/50) makes it lightweight, durable and
supple. We’ve designed a completely new overlay to give this drysuit its
own, unique look. Cordura is used on the upper body and on legs for extra
durability. To keep this drysuit as sleek and minimalist as possible, we
only use a black DUI military patch to brand the suit. But don’t let its
stealth appearance fool you – the DUI FLX EXTREME is going to be the
hottest thing on the water!
Sizes: Men’s & Women’s Stock Sizes, Extended Sizes and made-to-order in
Special Production & Signature Series
Features: Diagonal front-entry zipper
Classic Zipper Design
Telescoping torso, suspenders, crotch strap
Warm neck collar
Apeks swivel inlet & adjustable, automatic exhaust valves and 36”
inflator hose with over-sized quick disconnect
Internal waist adjustment cord
Double layer material over knee area
RockBoot™ System or Turbo Sole Boots with Ankle Straps
Materials: Trilaminate material made of Polyester/Butyl Rubber/Polyester
Cordura upper body overlay and knee overlays
Special Batch: Black DUI Military and FLX EXTREME patch on right arm
Bag: DUI drysuit bag, talc and ZipStick
Read more: http://www.dui-online.com
X-Stream Fin from Mares
Mares are happy to announce that they have been awarded with the 2010 Red-Dot Design
award for our X-Stream Fin! By winning the red dot product design award,
their product will be an exhibition in the red dot design museum for one year,
and will also be featured in the red dot yearbook and website for winning product
design. With thousands of applicants, they are so grateful to be one of the chosen. The designers at Mares are very happy about receiving this award for excellent product design.
For the life cycle of the X-Stream fin, they are now able to place the red-dot logo
on their products and in their catalogs to show people what they
were able to achieve.
X-stream comfort, X-ceptional effiiency
• New foot pocket. No parachute effect
• Next generation OPB
• New blade construction for less turbulence
The X-stream performance, comfort and lightweight design are the incredible result of sixty passionate years at the service of diving. The X-stream is truly a leap into the future, and changes forever how we envision the creation of a fi n. More than 2 years of resources, experiments and testing and four Mares patents all concentrated in one unique product.
To read more: http://www.mares.com/product_detail.php?id=530®ion=ALL
DAN Expands Resources in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
Affiliation with UCSD means more resources for divers, stronger commitment to education.
In an ongoing quest to provide the diving community with outstanding medical support, DAN is proud to announce an addition to its quality services with a new affiliation with the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). With over 25 years of experience treating dive injuries, the faculty at UCSD is amongst the most experienced in the country.
"We are extremely pleased to announce an additional university affiliation with experts in diving medicine at the UCSD Medical Center," said Nick Bird, MD, chief medical officer for DAN. "This agreement will provide additional resources for our emergency call center and broaden opportunities for doctors seeking training in diving medicine. We are excited about the expansion of our consultative network and the richness we will receive from collaboration with physicians who share our interest in advancing hyperbaric medicine and who are committed to the care of injured divers."
Dr. Bird noted that this affiliation will provide an additional group of diving medicine fellows the opportunity to study case management, triage and evacuation, in the wide range of dive settings encountered by our members.
To read full article: http://dan.org/News/Article.aspx?newsid=985635181
|Improve your commute.
Try going car-free for at least one day this month. Climate change
interferes with the ocean's role as regulator of our planet's weather,
causes sea levels to rise, and makes ocean waters warmer, which takes the
color out of coral reefs.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself
to walk very far. - Thomas Jefferson
Act for the angelfish by slowing down. When driving, it's best to become
a "slow and steady" driver. It may take a new mindset, but try to
accelerate more gradually and slow down on the roads. The fuel efficiency
of an average car improves significantly on highways if you don't speed;
for instance, driving at 75 mph (120km/h) rather than 65 mph (105 km/h)
increases gasoline use by 25 percent. Fuel efficiency improves even
further if you slow down to 55 mph (90km/h)! With spring coming (at least
in the northern hemisphere) you can also begin to think of new ways to
transport yourself that will help save our ocean planet.
Turn the tide for turtles by becoming a conscientious commuter. Many of
us are addicted to their cars. Even though there are many easy ways to
use the car less, with the added benefits of saving money and getting
much needed exercise. You can walk and bike more often, take public
transportation regularly, actively seek carpooling partners, suggest
carless days in your work place, or work from home sometimes. Fewer cars
on the roads means less greenhouse gas emissions wreaking havoc on coral
reefs around the world, better air for us all to breathe, and less water
pollution from runoff from leaking oil and toxic car liquids.
To read full article: http://www.theoceanproject.org/action/2010/march.php?threes
|New offers from the last minute board
|Here are a few of the ads featuring in the last minute board:
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Precise date of beginning: 01. 01. 2010
Precise date of ending: 31.12. 2010
Price: 4'420 US$
Go where few have dived before. A pristine underwater ecosystem awaits you in this adventure of a lifetime. 320 miles off the coast of Costa Rica you will find Isla del Coco, an area National Geographic recently described in their new documentary as the “Serengeti of the Sea”. 4 dives daily and memories for a lifetime.
This is a professional level dive and divers need to have full certification to participate.
Precise date of beginning: June 1st
Precise date of ending: June 11th
Price: 2300 US$
Enjoy a week aboard your own private diving catamaran in Belize. Book a trip for 6 or more and the 7th goes for free. Dive,sail ,fish, kayak,
beachcomb, or just relax. Dive off of the beaten path on the second largest barrier reef or 3 atolls. All trips are custom designed for your group.
Month of trip April
Precise date of beginning: April 15
Precise date of ending: April 21
Number of available places 12
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