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The Scuba Diving Resource Newsletter #2 
We are all about Scuba Diving and the Lifestyle that surrounds it.
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Splendid Toadfish

The Cookie Monster from Sesame Street?

The splendid toadfish has a highly restricted distribution, occurring in Caribbean, around Cozumel Island, situated off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and around a single reef off the coast of Belize. Unlike any other member of the toadfish family, the splendid toadfish is distinctive for its vibrant colors. It has bright yellow fins which also contain distinctive patterning, while its head contains dark and white stripes.

Uniting Recreational Divers with Expert Scientists.
 
Check out this video to learn about Quino El Guardians  unique collaborative Citizen Science cruises that bring together recreational divers and marine biologists.

Working and learning together in the beautiful 
Sea of Cortez & Revillagigedo Islands.

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Winners announced for The 1st Edition of the Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival.

ROATAN, HONDURAS – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the International Underwater Film Competition.

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Finding Glacier National Park
By Jennifer Idol

The national parks system in the United States celebrates 100 years of service through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation this year. They have launched a campaign to “find your park”. Unique diving opportunities abound in many of these parks.
I discovered an opportunity to dive historic artifacts in one of my favorite parks, Glacier National Park. Glacier National Park features extraordinary vistas carved into the mountains by retreating glaciers. Lake Treasure, the largest lake in Glacier National Park, it boasts a depth of 472 ft. (130m), filled with melted glacial water. Size and depth of Lake McDonald limits diving to the shoreline.

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Chromodoris Annae from the front. Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia © andamanse
Economic Value of Muck Diving 

Underwater photography has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years. Shooting amazing critters while muck diving is a major factor in the rising popularity & the economic value of muck diving might be a lot higher than expected. Close to 80,000 divers per year visit sites across Southeast Asia primarily to go muck diving. These divers could be spending as much as USD100 million per year in pursuit of elusive critters!
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Fitness for Diving in Grand Turk 
by Gretchen M. Ashton

Turks & Caicos Islands are nestled in the Atlantic Ocean at the southernmost tip of the Bahamas. Divers will experience back rolling from 25-foot skiffs and probably remove gear before climbing short boat ladders. Special focus on shoulder strength will prevent injury and help divers prepare for the logistics of handling gear.
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DUI repairs all makes of DRYSUITS & installs patented ZIPSEALS
DUI has been designing and manufacturing drysuits for the world's best recreational, technical, public safety, military and commercial divers for over 50 years. Let us use that experience to repair your drysuit no matter what brand of drysuit you own.  

Never want to worry about a torn seal at a dive site?  Get DUI's patented ZipSeals installed on your drysuit!


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Enjoy Diving Mexico 

Playa Del Carmen. Affiliated with Cave Training Mexico, Enjoy Diving provides personalized diving services. Dealing only with small groups, we focus on customer care service. Boat diving is organized based on the customers' need and request. Private boats can be arranged. Private cenote tours are offered for those wishing to wake up a bit later or have breakfast with the rest of the family.  
The Dirty Pirate

Turn a classic cocktail  into a poptail.

The classic rum and coke has been flipped to a Dirty Pirate. 
2 1/2 cups Coke
1/3 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/3 cup Kahlua

Place all ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.
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