My number one priority for new divers is to own a good, big Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), and know how to use it. Practice deploying on every dive so you are familiar and comfortable with using it. Buy one that is at least five-feet tall so you are visible to boaters. The biggest mistake people make with SMB’s is not keeping tension on the line. If there is not tension on the line the SMB will not stand up. It will just lie on the surface and cannot be seen.
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The UASBC is a group of vocational archaeologists, historians and shipwreck divers dedicated to researching, locating, identifying, surveying, and protecting the maritime heritage of the province of BC, Canada. The UASBC is committed to this task for the interest, education and benefit of all British Columbians.
Explosive sea mines are the focus of a multi-national team of divers that annually searches sea beds for dangerous remnants of the First and Second World Wars.
They say a picture paints a thousand words and the same can be said of this video by William Messner. Wounded Heroes Foundation and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago provide an annual scuba diving day for disabled vets with volunteer help from RIC, WHF and DJ’s Scuba Locker.
The Empress of Ireland brought 117,000 immigrants to Canada in the early years of the 20th century before it was T-boned by a Norwegian vessel and sank in the St. Lawrence River. The ship was carrying 1,477 people and 1,012 of them died. There were no casualties on Norway’s Storstad, which transported coal.
To commemorate its 50th anniversary and recognize the important contributions of divers over the past half-century, PADI is releasing a series of short…
The 2014-2018 Sedna Epic Expedition announces that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with First Air, The Airline of the North.