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When was your last dive physical? The importance of good health and diving

Are you dive fit?

If you're not sure, then you can't suit up.

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Shearwater updates Firmware

This Firmware update relates to the Petrel 1, Petrel 2, Perdix, Perdix AI and the NERD 2.

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NTSB releases preliminary report on the Conception Fire

There were 39 people on board, of which 34 souls were lost. (33 passengers and one crew).

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This fire has been a chilling awakening for the world wide scuba diving community

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Our dive community is still hurting because each of us can place ourselves on that boat and in those bunks. Dan Rodarte, Aqua Lung

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Aqua Lung has new CEO

The article states that 39-year-old Matthieu Bazil is a passionate watersports enthusiast and scuba diver.

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New electric eel species packs 860-volt punch

A new study published in the Nature Communications journal reveals the classification of two new species of electric eels, one of which can emit an electric shock of 860 volts.

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Introduce a friend to the UK Dive Tribe!

Does the thought of cold water put them off?

Time to show them that British water is not that cold. All you have to do is head to Chepstow this Saturday (14 September).

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Californian Dive Boat Fatal Fire

There has been a plethora of mis-information and wild conjecture by the mainstream media and on social media by divers. Rumours fly and add to the confusion. This should bring some clarity to this devastating incident.

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It was a terrible tragedy, but it was extremely unusual. If you look at the safety record of liveaboard dive boats, the safety record is very good. Jonathan Bird

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The Lawyers

On Thursday 5 September the lawyers for Truth Aquatics filled a petition asking a judge to eliminate their financial liability, citing a statute from 1851.

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Volcanic eruption sparked off 2018 algae bloom in North Pacific

From May to August 2018, the Kilauea volcano erupted, sending millions of cubic tons of lava into the ocean.

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Useful resource for JJ-CCR Divers

He has had some O ring charts drawn up to make it easier to identify JJ main and DSV kits.

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Dive boat fire off California

The Public Information Officers of the Ventura County Fire Department tweeted that it "has launched multiple rescue assets along with assets from local agencies to assist more than 30 people in distress".

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Manta rays are social

In contrast to sharks and rays, reef manta rays move in groups at cleaning sites and feeding grounds in shallow waters. Over 500 of these groups were studied over five years in Raja Ampat Marine Park in Indonesia.

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Thai Cave Rescue talk in London

Jim was one of the divers involved in the Thai Cave Rescue last summer, and X-Ray Mag extensively covered this audacious rescue at the time. Now Jim is telling his own story of the dramatic days and dives in Tham Luang Cave.

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Mass extinction event was due to oxygen-depleted seas

Around 420 million years ago, 23 percent of all marine animals were wiped out in a mysterious mass extinction event.

This was known as the Lau/Kozlowskii extinction, and it took place at the end of the prehistoric Silurian Period.

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dFADs threaten marine life in the Indian Ocean

Text by Lucy Martin

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Scapa Flow: WWI Wreck Legacy & Recent Discoveries

Graeme Spence, maritime surveyor to the Admiralty, said in 1812: “… the art of Man, aided by all the Dykes, Sea Walls or Break-Waters that could possibly be built could not have contained a better Roadstead than the peculiar situation and extent o

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Aqaba sinks airplane for new artificial reef

The TriStar plane is a commercial airliner that has been out of service and parked at King Hussein International Airport for several years.

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