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According to the Sport Diver editors,  "Underwater photography done well has the uncanny ability to take one diver’s experiences and emotions, and deliver them straight to the viewer."  These are the moments we dive for, ones that we want to share and inspire us to keep diving- whether that means swimming next to a hammerhead or discovering a seahorse colony in low grasses. Capturing those moments is not always easy however, and even tricker is making sure they turn out clear.  So, here are five photography tips! 1) Make sure you have a red lens filter. Red is the first color that begins...

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Rescue -

Rescue Scuba Course with iDive Feb 2016 - Written by Sara Magee It was a warm and sunny February day in North Florida. Everyone was looking forward to a beautiful and clear spring dive at Royal Springs. Basic rescue skills had been learned and practiced in a pool the day before. Now we would put our newly developed rescue skills to the test in an open water environment, and hopefully all walk away with official scuba rescue certifications. As we approached the spring, hopes were high. We couldn’t wait to get a glimpse of that crystal blue water. But one...

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Dive Blog, Flagler Scuba Class, Hurricane Joaquin -

The day before the trip, every person I knew was saying DO NOT take the weekend scuba class down to West Palm Beach, FL. A lot was riding on it. We had a class of dive students on a college schedule, an instructor candidate, all with only their checkout dives standing in the way of being certified.  A weekend in South Florida, reef dives on a dive boat, certified for life... We had the boat, hotels, crew, all in place and ready for an epic weekend. One of our crew was on her final checkout dive to becoming a fully...

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Dive Blog, Venice Beach -

What do you do when your boat cancels because of zero visibility? You make it an even better trip than it was planned to be… iDive was notified at the last moment our dive trip out of Venice Beach was cancelled due to zero visibility.  Usually, this would shut down any operation and cancel trips, but iDive does not let up… we make better plans!  We started at the Venice Beach Pier, in hopes of finding some shark’s teeth… We scoped out the premises, designed our dive plan, and geared up.     Freezing West Coast waters did not scare us;...

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