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The Scuba News Press Team are constantly on the hunt for great news articles from the world of scuba diving!

3 years ago we were invited out for an unusual dive inside an abandoned and flooded Cold War era nuclear missile silo. The place is a videographer’s dream. We could have spent an age underwater there, moving behind cables, grids, launch platforms, and old equipment. It’s like a gigantic movie set. We didn’t really know what to expect, so we kept gear to a minimum: a trusted Canon 60D with Magic Lantern for topside filming and interviews, a Sony RX100 in Nauticam housing paired with Light & Motion Sola 4000s for underwater, and some handheld Sola 800s for additional lighting.…

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The Maritime Museum of BC has been in the process of re-structuring its organization since moving out of the old Bastion Square Courthouse location in December 2015. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of our donors, sponsors, patrons and landlord, Wottrich Holdings Ltd., the Maritime Museum of British Columbia has been able to maintain a steady course during these turbulent times. Not only has the Museum been able to financially survive thanks to all of this generous support, but it has also been able to establish several new educational and public outreach initiatives plus create new signature events including the Victoria…

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It will take seven weeks for Ben Lecomte to reach Japan from California. It will take six to eight months for him to get back. By swimming. For eight hours a day during that long return trip, Lecomte, 51, will be in the water. It’s estimated he’ll burn 8,000 calories a day and spend 1,400 hours in the ocean in his attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific. “Ben has this very weird passion of swimming in the ocean. It’s very hard to explain, even for him,” said Paul Lecomte, Ben’s nephew and the project manager of…

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This Saturday, April 21st, the Maritime Museum of BC celebrates 15 years of its annual fundraiser, the Massive Marine Garage Sale. The event brings together marine vendors from all over Vancouver Island, to sell their used marine-related and outdoor items. An average of 1000 visitors make their way to this annual event, to comb through items on over 50 vendor tables inside Pier A Warehouse at Ogden Point, with more vendors setting up larger items outside. The Museum also sells a number of donated goods, to raise funds for their community and school education programs. “The Massive Marine Garage Sale…

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Please come and get back into the water for the start of the 2018 dive season! This is a perfect time to test your gear and practice your skills, plus the visibility is at its best this time of the year. The dive will be followed with mugs of hot tomato soup and warm steamed biscuits.  Home-made desserts and fresh fruit are also on the menu. When: Sunday April 22, 2018: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Where: Welland Scuba Park Hosted by Durrell Martin

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Get in the water and make some new friends! This adventure will take you into the water and allow you to swim alongside some of the majestic humpback whales that grace us with their presence through out the summer months. Runs June 15th – August 12th Location Petty Harbour, Newfoundland Duration 3 hours, 9am to 12pm daily Fee $239.99 + TAX = $275.99 CAD You are bobbing up and down in the Atlantic Ocean. Under the surface, you stare into a blue so deep that you can hardly believe your eyes. You know the boat is just behind you, but…

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Shortly after learning to dive in 2007 I was so hooked that I wanted to learn more about the sport. My interest turned to vintage diving while on a dive trip to Grand Cayman in 2010. One of the divers on the dive boat was using odd-looking gear. Her regulator had large corrugated hoses. I originally thought it was a re-breather but soon realized it was a vintage diving regulator. She was a lawyer from Illinois who started diving vintage because some of her local dive buddies did. It was interesting to see her dive. She seemed to dive vintage…

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The rescue team l belong to will be hosting a very special event . This is an event to honour our 50th year of helping boaters on Lake Ontario stay safe. Please mark this event on you calendar and join us for some great fun…. Feel free to contact for more details. Where: Millennium Square, Pickering, Ontario When: Saturday August 26, 2017 Time: 10:am to 6:00pm For more information contact Paul Darnborough

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New research aims to better understand how much methane – a potent greenhouse gas – is burbling to the surface of the Mackenzie Valley in Canada’s Northwest Territories as the permafrost thaws. Hidden beneath the frozen ground of the Arctic could be a ticking time bomb. Vast reservoirs of methane – a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide – lie beneath the permafrost, and as global temperatures rise and the permafrost thaws, it could leak out and speed up the pace of climate change in an ever-faster vicious circle. A team of researchers from Germany spent two years measuring…

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The accompanying video is a compilation of dives at the Coteau Creek power station. It is at the base of the Gardner dam at Lake Diefenbaker in Saskatchewan, about 100 kilometres south of Saskatoon. This dive involves a current, which requires some diving experience for safety. It also enables year-round access because the current keeps the water free of ice. The current may increase without warning. The site is at the bottom of the dam at the outflow of the power station. The dive is accessible by entering from the west shore and completing a short swim, so access is…

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