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Dutch courage for a dive in Aruba

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 Jr Anne (March 16, 2012)  The tiny island of Aruba is very often referred to as one of the few places that can genuinely be regarded as something approaching paradise. This beautiful place has been under Dutch control since 1636, apart from a brief spell of British rule during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800's. Sitting in the southern Caribbean waters just 18 miles from mainland Venezuela, it is a mere 6 .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba diving in Aruba can be a wreck

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 Jr Anne (March 16, 2012)  Aside from being a stunning holiday destination, Aruba is a place that is steeped in history. It was probably its strategic positioning that tempted the Dutch to occupy the island back in 1636 to protect their salt supply from the mainland, as well as establishing a naval base in the Caribbean during their conflict with Spain. This is far removed from the Arawak Indians who are believed . (Scuba Diving)

Aruba diving a great leveler

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 Jr Anne (February 04, 2012)  The tiny Caribbean island of Aruba is possibly as close as it gets to a paradise isle, with perfect all year-round weather, miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, wonderfully welcoming locals and lots of opportunities for land and water based activities to pass the time. Annually, over three quarters of a million international visitors enjoy the delights of this special place, located .. (Scuba Diving)

Aruba Diving a class operation

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 Jr Anne (February 04, 2012)  Sitting just off Venezuela's Paraguana peninsula, the small island of Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles, and one of the so called ABC islands, along with Bonaire and Curacao. This lovely isle is approximately 19 miles in length and just 5 miles is width. It has a population of just under 100,000 and is blessed with some of the most beautiful landscape across the Caribbean, and crystal . (Scuba Diving)

The Basics in Diving Equipment

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 Chickie Maxwell (January 11, 2012)  The world of Scuba diving includes a vast amount of different types of diving equipment. If you’re a novice diver, some of the equipment pieces may seem foreign to you. Each item is important, though, as diving equipment is typically designed with the diver’s safety in mind. Understanding how the different pieces are used is a first step in getting acquainted with the art of . (Scuba Diving)

Set your sites on diving in Aruba

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 Jr Anne (January 03, 2012)  The diminutive southern Caribbean island of Aruba, lying less than 20 miles from mainland South America, attracts over half a million tourists from far and wide, each year. Some come for the luxury accommodation, gorgeous beaches and guaranteed good weather, but huge numbers are drawn to this little piece of paradise by the excellent snorkeling, and more significantly, the fabulous .. (Scuba Diving)

Extraordinary sights at Aruba dive sites

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 Jr Anne (January 03, 2012)  Despite its close proximity of just 18 miles from Venezuela, the 6 miles wide and 20 miles long island of Aruba is an idyllic location and is renowned throughout the Caribbean for its wonderful beaches, turquoise waters and magnificent water sport opportunities. Under the control of the Dutch for nearly 400 years, tourism now plays a huge part in its economy and whilst sailing and .. (Scuba Diving)

Dive in Aruba and Enjoy a Spectacular Adventure

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 Jr Anne (December 06, 2011)  Aruba is one of the most southerly of the Caribbean islands, with excellent living conditions for the multitude of nationalities who inhabit the place, coupled with the fabulous weather which it receives all year round. The friendly nature of its residents is one of the reasons many tourists return time and again, but the wonderful water sport opportunities are also a chief lure. .. (Scuba Diving)

Aruba Diving for a Memorable Experience

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 Jr Anne (December 06, 2011)  The small island of Aruba in the Southern Caribbean consists of miles of pure white sandy beaches that line the calm crystal clear blue sea, which in places allow visibility to depths approaching one hundred feet. The lure of the water is intoxicating for many, meaning that activities such as deep sea fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving are all incredibly popular. Indeed Aruba diving .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving in Aruba – The Wrecks

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 Jr Anne (November 14, 2011)  Scuba diving anywhere in the world is both an exhilarating and invigorating experience, but for those with a fascination for shipwrecks, one of the best, if not the best place to visit, is the small Caribbean island of Aruba, sitting just a few miles from the north west of Venezuela. Undoubtedly the major draw to Aruba is the wreck of the German cargo ship The Antilla, which is 400 .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving in Aruba – The Basics

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 Jr Anne (November 14, 2011)  The tiny Caribbean island of Aruba, which forms one third of the so called ABC islands along with Bonaire and Curacao, is situated around 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, and is just over a 2 hour flight from Florida, making it a relatively easy location to visit. Without doubt the most popular recreational activities on Aruba are those of snorkelling and scuba diving, with the .. (Scuba Diving)

Planning a scuba diving

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 Diana Flaiban (January 04, 2011)  One of the most important things to decide is the goal of the dive, and consequently the most suitable buddy or buddies to come with you. If you have no particular goal for the scuba diving other than to enjoy yourself, it is best to choose a friend first and then choose on an objective together. To guarantee safety and enjoyment, you should only carry out just one practical activity on . (Scuba Diving)

How to find travel destinations for scuba diving

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 Diana Flaiban (December 29, 2010)  How to find travel destinations for scuba diving When we are choosing a destination for our holidays, 1st of all we must consider what kind of trip we want to do, and only then we can espouse the place. We need to view whether our vacation should be at sea, or cultural, or sports. And speaking of sports, there are some such as diving, which require a redolent choice of vacation spot. . (Scuba Diving)

A Traveler's Introduction to Scuba Diving on the Red Sea

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 Ahmed Yosry (November 02, 2010)  Over the years, the Red Sea has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world Aside from being a central location that provides easy access to many parts of the Middle East, it is also one of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world. When paired with hundreds of historical landmarks, state of the art tourist facilities, and hundreds of entertainment venues, .. (Scuba Diving)

Beginners Tips For Scuba Diving

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 Phil Walton (October 03, 2010)  Learning to scuba dive was one of the most fantastic decisions I have ever made. Even these days, every time I go diving, the thrill is just like the first dive. I learnt to scuba dive a few of years ago and it was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. Each time I go diving it feels like the first time. I have learned a lot of things over the years and I feel that the .. (Scuba Diving)

How to Choose the Best Dive Watch For You

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 Fay Bikel (September 14, 2010)  For many years, dive watches have been a necessary accessory for avid diversall over the world. They are designed for underwater diving in the instance thatthe diver in question is surpassing greater than 100 meters, meaning that the vastmajority of dive watches will have a water resistance of around 200-300 meters, or 660-990 feet. However, with advances in technology occurring every .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving Important tips for the SCUBA Curious

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 Tevis Verrett (August 05, 2010)  Now that you are interested in Scuba Diving here are some important pointers that will serve to guide you as you embark on this thrilling underwater adventure. Scuba is an acronym which stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus which is a system that allows divers to breathe from an air tank/scuba cylinder on their back and exhale into the water. This affords you the .. (Scuba Diving)

Basic Snorkeling Tips for Beginners

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 Tevis Verrett (August 05, 2010)  Snorkeling is an extremely enjoyable activity that is bound to captivate you once you try it out. However, before you go snorkeling there are a few things that you need to observe so as to make your experience pleasant as well as safe. For instance, you would need to know about the snorkeling gear, techniques employed and the safety precautions that you would need to take. The .. (Scuba Diving)

Enhance your Scuba Abilities – Mask Removal

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 Tevis Verrett (August 05, 2010)  Removing and replacing a scuba mask is the skill that most new divers worry about. However with a few simple steps you can master this skill. Mask clearing: Before you learn to remove and replace your mask completely you should practice clearing the mask until you are comfortable with this skill. Remember - when clearing scuba masks start breathing out before you tilt your head up to .. (Scuba Diving)

Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling

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 Judy Fischer (February 25, 2010)  Surface of Kealakekua Bay is 315 acres and it is 1.5 miles in length and one mile in width. This is the largest natural bay on Hawaii. The spectacular marine sanctuary at Kealakekua Bay allows you to see hundreds of tropical colorful fish, a variety of magnificent coral reefs and visibility often over 100 feet. The quiet, sheltered waters and clear skies of Kealakekua Bay procide you .. (Scuba Diving)

Diving in Mauritius

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 Adam R. Singleton (January 18, 2010)  Located in the Indian Ocean, around 500 miles to the east of Madagascar is the beautiful island of Mauritius. Formed by volcanic activity, the country is a beautiful spot that brings in thousands of visitors a year. As well as a gorgeous landscape - including the 828 metre tall Piton de la Riviere, one of three peaks on the island - Mauritius offers crystal clear waters that contains a . (Scuba Diving)

Explore Diving in Costa Rica

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 James Richard (November 18, 2009)  Have you ever wanted to take a tropical vacation to a location where you would be able to have fun and play as well as learn something? Costa Rica is an ideal location to have the best of both of those worlds. Splash in the beautiful turquoise oceans and take up learning Spanish. Or enjoy diving in the warm, inviting waters off the coast of Costa Rica. Going to a foreign country can be .. (Scuba Diving)

The Fascinating Life Underwater

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 Thanate Tan (June 27, 2009)  The life that evolved underwater has been of constant interest for people from all times and places. The rivers, lakes seas and oceans have been always been regarded with deep interest and profound admiration by the human race, unable to decipher the secrets carefully hidden by them. Yet, the development of the technology has provided men with proper means of unveiling some of the .. (Scuba Diving)

All About My Scuba Diving Experience

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 Mattie Ven (December 11, 2008)  Scuba diving is a great way to experience the underwater kingdom. It gives you the chance to unveil the mysteries and the wonders of the environment which covers the majority of our planet. It is believed that once you learn all about scuba diving, it will become a lifelong obsession. After I had a private lesson, it is time to take an exam for an open water dive certificate. My exam .. (Scuba Diving)

Consider Dive Scuba Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

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 Peter Robson (November 06, 2008)  Its amazing to note that the Great Barrier Reef is larger the than the whole of Great Britain. Being one of the worlds best scuba dive vacation destinations it offers well over 2,900 individual reefs and as great number of separate islands - at least 900 in total. It is also considered to be the only largest organism in the world. With species of fish abound as many as 2000, the Great .. (Scuba Diving)

Diving in Fiji - Discover the Best Places to Go Diving in Fiji

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 Joanna Thompson (November 03, 2008)  The diving in Fiji is some of the best in the world. And divers of all skill levels will enjoy the excellent diving in Fiji in Savusavu Bay. Fiji diving offers the most brilliant display of coral and the largest variety of fish of anywhere in the world. The warm, clear waters will entice anyone into the underwater world and visibility ranges from 50 to an astonishing 100ft. The deepest . (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving - How to Communicate Underwater?

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)   The ability to effectively communicate with dive companions underwater is essential to any diving team. Thus, it is necessary to learn sign language techniques or basic diving signals to be able to convey important messages to your dive companions while cruising the depths. Using hand signals is just one of the few measures employed as a safety component of scuba diving activities. .. (Scuba Diving)

How to Overcome the Health Risks in Scuba Diving

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)  One of the foremost requisites to scuba diving is unfailing physical health. Come to think of it, underwater diving is a strenuous activity that entails a tantamount of physical exertion from the carry of scuba equipment such as diving cylinders (that are hardly lightweight) down to swimming; not to mention the drag of the entire open circuit scuba set that is weighing down on the .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving - Types of Scuba Fins

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)  Man was made for walking on land but the desire to traverse the unknown induced him to probe the skies and cruise underwater depths. To compensate for the lack of biological facility to explore environments beyond his reach, man invented pertinent devices to aid in his exploration. And from his unbounded curiosity for the world thriving hundreds of feet of sea water below the surface .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving - How to Achieve Neutral Buoyancy

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)  Just how do you achieve neutral buoyancy? That is the question! In fact, this happens to be a popular query among novice and even the more experienced divers. You'll be surprised to know that some recreational divers who are actively pursuing the sport have less to say in the discourse of neutral buoyancy, with them being not so proficient in terms of buoyancy skills. How sad to think .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Mask - Viewing the Underwater Through the Zeus Mask

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)   Dive into the sea without even a pair of goggles on and you're bound to see an incoherent blur of colors underwater. That's because underwater visibility is governed by the amount of light that penetrates a particular depth. Light travels a bit slower through water than it does on air, where it is consequently absorbed and scattered to produce a refracted perception of the underwater .. (Scuba Diving)

What You Need to Know About Technical Diving

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)  Technical diving is conducted just like any other recreational diving activity except that the risks are amplified ten times over. That is why scuba divers need to reassess their diving skills and evaluate it based on the parameters of technical diving. Technical diving usually involves the cruise of depths beyond 130 feet of sea water. This type of diving also pursues techniques that .. (Scuba Diving)

Why Get the Air Link For Your BCD?

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 Felix Tero (October 23, 2008)  Did you just purchase an Aeris buoyancy compensator? Good choice for a scuba gear! But tell me, did the BCD package include a device called the Air Link? The Air Link is an inflator - regulator duo sold separately from the Aeris line of buoyancy compensator devices. While the power inflator of Aeris BCDs are recognized to provide efficient inflation control and a powerful flow rate .. (Scuba Diving)

Saving Coral Reefs

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 Tommy Hayes (October 22, 2008)  As responsible divers, our first priority is to protect the beautiful underwater world that we all so deeply love. With just a little care, coral reefs and fish can easily be left unscathed. Here are some tips that might help SCUBA divers enjoy a safe and responsible trip into the deep blue; Fins are a primary cause of coral reef damage. The use of short strokes for propulsion instead .. (Scuba Diving)

How to Become a Dive Instructor

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 Chris Campbell (October 22, 2008)  What diver wouldn't want to spend their days diving in a tropical paradise? Teaching others about your passion for diving, can be a very rewarding career. While, it may not be the highest paying job, there something to be said for an office with a view. I spent one glorious getting my Padi certification a few years ago, down in Aruba. The dive instructor I had actually came from .. (Scuba Diving)

The Best Scuba Diving Computer For You

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 Elle Del (October 21, 2008)  A serious diver is one who knows that it is necessary to dive with a diving computer. If you are serious about diving, you probably also want to make sure you are underwater with the best scuba diving computer. So, how do you know which one is the best? Well, I've had the rare opportunity to try out a lot of dive computers because I am a tester for the companies that develop these great . (Scuba Diving)

Which Dive Computer Reviews Can You Trust?

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 Elle Del (October 21, 2008)  You might not want to buy a lot of scuba gear, like a BCD, because they are heavy and take up a lot of space when you are traveling.  That is totally understandable and most divers don't mind using the scuba gear from the dive shops that they visit.  There is one piece of scuba equipment, though, that all divers must buy for themselves. . . and it's lightweight and won't take up any .. (Scuba Diving)

How to Find the Best Dive Computer Sale Online

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 Elle Del (October 21, 2008)  It's so great that more and more divers are realizing how important it is to own their own dive computers. Dive computers are the most important scuba equipment technology of the twenty-first century and they will continue to be so for years to come. Scuba gear companies are pouring tons of money into research and development so that they can keep introducing newer and better versions. .. (Scuba Diving)

How to Choose Your Scuba Regulator Set?

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 Felix Tero (October 20, 2008)  Also called Pressure Regulator, the scuba regulator is the diver's life support a few feet of sea water below the surface. The cylinder tank may be the receptacle for compressed air, making it possible to carry breathing gas underwater, but it is the scuba regulator device of an open circuit scuba set that reduces the over 2000 pounds per square inch (psi) of pressure teeming from .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving - 6 Basic Informations to Monitor During the Dive

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 Felix Tero (October 20, 2008)  The scuba diver cannot just descend into the depths without heeding pertinent safety guidelines. Since the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) operates through the use of Nitrogen-based mixtures, the diver will have to be very interested with info about depth reached, dive time and particular decompression data, among other information. Let us look at basic data .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving - How to Prepare For a Dive

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 Felix Tero (October 20, 2008)  Just how do you get organized for a dive? Whether diving alone, with a buddy or a team, it pays to ready the bare essentials such as scuba equipment and to coordinate with pertinent scuba diving entities operating within the vicinity of the dive spot; not to mention the need to finetune basic diving skills while conditioning one's psyche for an upcoming underwater activity. The article .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving at an Old Age

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 Felix Tero (October 20, 2008)  Older people are often advised to slow down. The stubborn ones try to deviate but are compelled to do so eventually in line with their weakened stamina. But that doesn't mean you can't keep fit and healthy in your old age. In fact, you can still engage in extreme recreational sports such as scuba diving; provided that certain safety measures are observed while taking heed of pertinent .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving in Europe

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 Felix Tero (October 20, 2008)   Planning a European flare for your upcoming diving trip? Cities in Europe have always been the dream destination of any traveler and these locations are likely not short of great scuba diving sites as well. Here is a rundown of European countries noted as scuba diving destinations and the adventures they offer along their shores: Great Britain. Scotland and Orkney is host to some of . (Scuba Diving)

The Best Scuba BCD - How You Can Own It!

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 Elle Del (October 06, 2008)  The crazy number of good quality BCDs out there is enough to make anyone keep renting BCDs from local dive shops.  Well, it's time for every serious diver to realize that if you are going to make diving a real passion, you need to own the best scuba BCD.  Since there are a lot of features that are needed in order to be qualified as the best, here are the things to look for while doing . (Scuba Diving)

The Women's BCD - Tougher Than the Men's

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 Elle Del (October 06, 2008)  Ladies, the time has come to say no to heavy, large and bulky BCDs. We are not having it anymore. There is no excuse why every female diver you know, including yourself, is not wearing the women's BCD. If you did not know that every scuba diving equipment company is now developing BCDs that are designed just for our body proportions, then this news should make your day! So, what are the . (Scuba Diving)

SCUBA Diving in Layang-Layang Island - The Hammerhead's Territory

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 Andry Chong (September 21, 2008)  Layang-Layang is an atoll of about 13 linked coral reefs which is located in waters 2,000 meters deep. This island is part of the Spratly's, which has 600 islands, reefs and shoals in the South China Sea. This atoll is a tiny gem surrounded by clear water which is teeming with rich biodiversity of marine life. Due to its location by deep water, Layang-Layang give rise to some stunning .. (Scuba Diving)

What Ever Happened to Scuba Diving As a Sport?

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 Brad Greentree (September 19, 2008)  I have been diving since 1993 and professionally since 1995. In theses years I have seen a change in the Scuba industry and particularly the learn to dive concept. Once upon a time the adventure sports people enjoyed would be skiing, scuba or sailing. They were often considered extreme sports requiring experience and training that would be in some cases vigorous. With ‘Sea .. (Scuba Diving)

Must Have Equipment For Scuba Diving

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 Chris L. Jensen (August 15, 2008)  This gear will allow you to breath under water, so it's not an option so much as a necessity. The key component is a supply of compressed air that you wear on your back, with regulated pressure. With numerous spots around the world perfect for scuba diving, the hobby is one of the most rewarding. Bermuda is exceptionally popular, due to wreckage and coral reefs that you can explore up .. (Scuba Diving)

Scuba Diving in Egypt The Best Way to Spend Your Vacation

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 Marnell Delos Reyes (July 30, 2008)  Barren deserts are abruptly changed into overwhelming colored marine and coral life beneath the sea. Scuba diving in Egypt's Red Sea is simply amazing. There are no doubts that it is one of the finest dive spots in the world. Scuba diving in Egypt is truly for everyone regardless of budget or skill level, Egypt provides you with the best dives plus the most affordable prices too. .. (Scuba Diving)

PADI Advanced Open Water Course Underwater Naturalist Revealed!

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 Fred Tittle (July 29, 2008)  For most PADI Instructors this is one of the courses that most instructors look forward to teaching. Basically with the underwater naturalist you will be taught how to identify different fish species as well as some of the other things in the ocean like crustaceans', corals and vegetation. The idea is give you a baseline of basic knowledge so that you have memory hooks to build on as .. (Scuba Diving)




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