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Scuba Obsessed Episode 194 – Vibrating Joysticks and Rigid Flags

Jim S with Wilhelm Baum

Original Show Date: 3/20/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin cover scuba in the news including a video with sharks. Jim discovered a new wreck in the river and was the first diver ever to get on it. Some potential cool scuba gear we need to check out. The bad joke went a little off, but that is what we really expect.

Scuba In the News

Photos of the week

Video of the Week

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 187 – Special Guest Chanel Hason

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Original Show Date: 1/30/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack and Darrin interview Marine Biologist and Scuba Miss USA 2013 Chanel Hason. Together they cover scuba in the news.  We even fit in that bad scuba joke you were hoping we would forget.

Chanel Hason

  • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChanelMissScubaUSA
  • Twitter - https://twitter.com/PSChanel
  • Instagram - http://instagram.com/pschanel
  • Website - http://photosciencechanel.com/
  • http://www.missscuba.com/contestants_2013_usa.cfm

Scuba In the News

  •  Sea stars take brunt of wasting syndrome‏
    • http://www.prpeak.com/articles/2014/01/28/community/doc52e858d101dfd157713215.txt
  • ENDANGERED SPECIES: ‘Things are out of control’ as manatee-loving tourists overwhelm refuge
    • http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059993658
  • Experience: I survived an earthquake while scuba diving
    • http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/25/i-survived-earthquake-while-diving
  • Dark & Stormy: The Gowanus Gets Its Very Own Scuba Diver
    • http://observer.com/2014/01/dark-stormy-the-gowanus-gets-its-very-own-scuba-diver/
  • Ice Cover Affects lake Levels in Surprising Ways
    • http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/27/ice-cover-affects-lake-levels-in-surprising-ways/

Photos of the Week

  • Photoshoot Of Africa’s Underwater Hotel
    • http://www.businessinsider.com/photoshoot-of-africas-underwater-hotel-2014-1
  • Photoshoot Of Africa’s Underwater Hotel
    • http://www.businessinsider.com/photoshoot-of-africas-underwater-hotel-2014-1#i-have-been-a-three-star-cmas-diver-certification-that-allows-diving-down-to-66-feet-for-over-20-years-now-with-that-experience-i-dont-have-to-think-about-the-diving-and-can-completely-focus-on-taking-photos-anhede-said-7
  • Diver Creates Underwater Museum in Ukraine
    • http://english.cri.cn/11354/2014/01/25/2361s809960.htm

Video of the Week

  • M/F OstendSpirit – Beeching
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYltdonj2iE#t=137

Cool Scuba Gear

  • Easybreath snorkel mask promises more land-like breathing underwater‏
    • http://www.gizmag.com/easybreath-snorkel/30609/
  • Seaway debuts flagship Greenline 48 hybrid yacht‏
    • http://www.gizmag.com/seaway-greenline-48-hybrid-yacht/30608/
  • Badass Dive Suit Will Make Even Astronauts Jealous – Wired Science‏
    • http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/diver-exo-suit-nuytco/
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Scuba Obsessed Episode 186 – Scuba Polar Arctic Vortex Two with Lots of Florida

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Original Show Date: 1/23/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and  Darrin catch up on Scuba. Jim talks about his low vis dive in Florida. They do a little venting and then some obsessing. News includes guy diving in a bird cage, people believe fake diving gill and some job opportunities.

Scuba In the News

  • Suunto Recalls Air Hoses Used With Scuba Gear Due To Drowning Hazard
    • http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/suunto-recalls-air-hoses-used-with-scuba-gear-due-to-drowning-hazard-241660381.html
  • State weighs access to cave after diving deaths
    • http://hernandotoday.com/he/list/news/state-weighs-access-to-cave-after-diving-deaths-20140119/
  • FIUSM | Student Media at Florida International University‏
    • http://fiusm.com/2014/01/22/scuba-diving-program-ends-after-almost-20-years/
  • Florida advertises for crocodile response agents
    • http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/us/florida-crocodile-response-agents-ad/
  • Controlling Lionfish Populations Can Help Recovery In Of Native Fish
    • http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113053576/war-lionfish-aid-in-recovery-of-native-fish-012314/
  • Vision-Guided Underwater Robot Discovers Sea Anemones Living In Ice
    • http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2014/01/vision-guided-underwater-robot-discovers-sea-anemones-living-in-ice.html
  • Hydroid, Cape Cod underwater robotics firm, increasing its staff by more than 50%
    • http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/01/hydroid_cape_cod_underwater_robotics_fir_1.html

Photos of the Week

  • Underwater Sand Dunes
    • http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/01/hydroid_cape_cod_underwater_robotics_fir_1.html
  • Swindles, Cyanide, and the Underwater Ballroom: The Story of a Doomed Victorian Scoundrel
    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/01/21/whitaker_wright_s_underwater_ballroom_in_surrey_england.html
  • “Haunted” Maya Underwater Cave Holds Human Bones
    • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140116-maya-mexico-yucatan-cenote-bones-haunted-taboo-archaeology-science/

Video of the Week

Cool Scuba Gear

  • Review the crazy (soap box) – Scuba Breath
    • http://www.yankodesign.com/2014/01/03/scuba-breath/
  • Top 19 Scuba Diving Equipment Manufacturers
    • http://www.technavio.com/blog/top-19-scuba-diving-equipment-manufacturers
  • The Truth Behind Apple’s Latest iPad Ad
    • http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/01/the-truth-behind-apples-latest-ipad-advert/

 

 

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 185 – Arctic Vortex and Pier Diving

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Mack and Darrin go crazy about a new anti-diving rule proposed for the pier even though scuba divers are exempt. They discussed the negative 10 degree F weather we where having. F weather seems appropriate when you think about it.

Scuba In the News

Peir Diving

  • Maine fishery officials are shutting out commercial divers
    • https://bangordailynews.com/2014/01/07/opinion/maine-fishery-officials-are-shutting-out-commercial-divers/
  • Dema – supports maintaining moratorium on hunting goliath grouper
    • http://www.examiner.com/article/scuba-diving-industry-supports-maintaining-moratorium-on-hunting-goliath-grouper
  • Sharks don’t deter divers
    • http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/20642641/sharks-dont-deter-divers/
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium volunteers dive in to swim with sharks
    • http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Monterey-Bay-Aquarium-volunteers-dive-in-to-swim-5122537.php
  • Charity helps drug addicts recover by teaching them to scuba dive
    • http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Diving-helps-addicts-recover/story-20420044-detail/story.html
  • A REEF numbers game that puts divers up close with fish
    • http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/08/3515516/a-reef-numbers-game-that-puts.html

Question of the day! How many ship sink across the world in one year. over 10,000

Photos of the Week

  • Dangers of 1836 Diving apparatus
    • http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2014/01/dangers-of-1836-diving-apparatus.html

Video of the Week

Cool Scuba Gear

  • Scuba Breath
    • http://www.yankodesign.com/2014/01/03/scuba-breath/

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 184 – Ice! Have you been diving yet in 2014?

All-in-+-Jake-IMG_4733-2Original Show Date: 1/2/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack and Darrin break in the New Year by covering some scuba in the news and talk about the New Year’s Ice dive. We also hear about their dive plans for 2014.

Scuba In the News

 

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 183 – What is time? Goodbye 2013

Shoreline Marmont Niles

Original Show Date: 12/26/2013  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Back at it after a couple of weeks AWL. Mack, Jim and Darrin cover air and time.

Scuba in the News

Photos of the week

Potentially Cool Scuba  Gear

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 182 – Body in the River and a Catfish Rodeo

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Original Show Date: 12/05/2013  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

The guys cover scuba in the news and also get caught in the news themselves. Mack, Jim and Darrin were among the divers that located a body in the Saint Joseph river during their traditional Turkey Dive. They did fit in a dive later in the week.

Scuba In the News

Video of the Week

 

Mud Club in the News

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 181 – Food Coma with a Touch of Snuba

Turkey and Diving

Original Show Date: 11/28/2013 9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

As Mack, Jim and Darrin digest their Thanksgiving meal they provide some tips for Scuba related holiday gifts. They also have some brief scuba in the news before talking about some actual dives.

Scuba In the News

Photos of the Week

Cool Scuba Gear

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 180 – DEMA Review and how to start Scuba Diving

Rich's Shop in Ann Arbor Michigan

Original Show Date: 11/21/2013 9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Special Guest Rich Synowieck – Rich, Jim and Darrin talk about DEMA and how to get started in scuba diving.

Once again we ran out of time for our comments on Scuba in the News, so here is what we would have talked about.

Scuba In the News

  • Costa Concordia wreck: British man arrested
    • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/british-man-held-for-illegal-diving-on-concordia-wreck-8931605.html
  • A sacrifice never forgotten: Battleship wreck torpedoed by German U-Boat during one of the blackest days of the Second World War is remembered in poignant mission ahead of
    • Remembrance Day
    • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2493552/A-sacrifice-forgotten-Battleship-wreck-torpedoed-German-U-Boat-blackest-days-Second-World-War-remembered-poignant-mission-ahead-Remembrance-Day.html#ixzz2kfyTOlJG
  • Scuba diving appears to help with spinal injuries, Johns Hopkins study shows
    • http://www.examiner.com/article/scuba-diving-appears-to-help-with-spinal-injuries-johns-hopkins-study-shows
  • Audubon aquarium fishing for more volunteers
    • http://www.fox8live.com/story/23939095/volunteer-divers-educate-guests-from-inside-exhibits
  • Ming the clam was the oldest animal ever — then scientists killed it
    • http://now.msn.com/oldest-animal-in-the-world-ming-the-clam-was-reportedly-507-years-old-before-it-died?gt1=50501
  • Removal of Five Shipwrecks in Fox River Begins
    • http://www.wbay.com/story/24003509/2013/11/18/removal-of-shipwrecks-in-fox-river-begins

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 179 – Faces for radio… Reintroduction of Mack, Jim and Darrin


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Original Show Date: 11/14/2013 9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin talk about what got them started in diving and what they like to dive. They didn’t have time to get into the news, however they did save a few moments to waste on a bad scuba joke.

Scuba in the News

  • The Scuba Obsessed Netcast has been added to the outdoor podcasting lineup on WRVOradio.com.

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Video of the Week

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

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