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Coral disease triggers partial closure of Cozumel Marine Park

Text by Steve Rosenberg
FIle photos by Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey

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Ocean Reef GSM Mercury

OCEAN REEF has launched a new ultrasonic digital communication unit. 'GSM Mercury' has a 40 mt / 131 ft depth rating, a range of 250 mt / 820 ft and it is compatible with all previous OCEAN REEF and competitor units on the same frequency.

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GearLog

Introducing GearLog - a 100% free web app that manages equipment for scuba diving

Now you can track your scuba gear and record inspections & servicing for free with GearLog.

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An ardent diver is a real kit monster. We love our gear and consider a kit fondling session time well spent, ie cleaning it, maintaining it, playing with an alternative gear configuration, etc. What we are less excited about it is logging it.

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Octopuses that live deeper in the ocean have bumpier skin

Scientists from the Field Museum in Chicago, USA recently discovered that Pacific warty octopuses don’t all have the same appearance, nor do they all live at the same ocean depth.

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Industry legend Dr Glen Egstrom dies

Egstrom passed away quietly at home in Los Angeles, on the evening of Monday 7 October 2019, surrounded by his family.

Glen was such a 'giver' and mentor to so many in our wonderful industry! Spencer Slate

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Awards

A great NOGI fellow and helped support our efforts. Bob Evans

Glen Egstrom was recognised by his peers and colleagues for his many and varied contributions in our sport.

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OWUSS Tributes

Key personnel who have held voluntary roles with the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society were quick to pay tribute.

Lars Kirkegaard

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We have enough Mascara Wands!

The North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre known as '' specialises in wildlife rehabilitation.

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Limited 2019 NOGI Award tickets available

NOGI award honorees are soley nominated by and voted for by previous NOGI award recipients. Membership in this group of fellows is, without question, a unique and distinctive honour.

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Listening in on manatees can determine population numbers

To successfully conserve and restore manatee populations, scientists need to know how many of them there are in a specific habitat.

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Why I Dive Sidemount

As divers age, it is important to prevent injuries and dive without pain. Diving off a boat is different than from diving in caves.

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Sidemount Tanks: Getting Them to Behave Themselves & Sit Where They Should

There may be several variations on the basic theme, but I have found the simple way to rig steel cylinders to hang this way is to break the process of rigging them into a series of simple steps.

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How seasons and time of day impact movements of basking sharks

Data collected by satellite tags attached to 32 basking sharks has yielded some interesting facts, indicating that these sharks spent most of the summer months at the ocean’s surface, and descended to deeper waters during winter, according to a st

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A guy’s lost iPhone found after two days by a scuba diver

Most of the people usually don’t feel the need to install phone tracking apps on their phones. Some phones come with built-in apps installed, and some need to get good apps that can genuinely find the phone if a person loses it accidentally.

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IDEST announces a change to cylinder testing

The British based independent organization has stated that the practice of stamping of the letter 'V' (to indicate a visual inspection has been carried out) after the unique identifier stamp and the relevant date, should now cease.

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Blue O Two issues Thomas Cook Group statement

The British company specialises in liveaboard and resort-based scuba diving holidays and had bought flights from the World's oldest travel agent.

"Thomas Cook Group has been placed into administration.

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KUBI Red Dry Gloves

KUBI have been selling black textured heavyweight outer gloves for approximately four year, and they are well-liked by wreck divers that want a thicker glove than the standard 1.6mm latex glove.

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