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Scuba Obsessed Episode 194 – Vibrating Joysticks and Rigid Flags

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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

  • Investigation shows father, teen son ran out of air while cave diving
    • http://www.freep.com/article/20140319/NEWS07/303190087/father-son-scuba-divers-florida
  • This island nation just banned all commercial fishing
    • http://grist.org/list/this-island-nation-just-banned-all-commercial-fishing/
  • Bills meant to make diving, parasailing safer have industry support
  • World of Diving is an open, relaxing foray into virtual reality SCUBA diving
    • http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/20/5529780/world-of-diving-is-an-open-relaxing-foray-into-virtual-reality-scuba
  • oceanographers recover underwater robot lost at sea
    • http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/mar/auv-recovery-032014.html
  • Stanford professor looks underwater for history of the Roman Empire
    • http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/leidwanger-underwater-archeology-031714.html

Photos of the week

  • Inside the world’s MOST DANGEROUS underwater caves: Brave diver explores shadowy depths
    • http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/465332/Inside-the-world-s-MOST-DANGEROUS-underwater-caves-Brave-diver-explores-shadowy-depths

Video of the Week

  • Scuba diver demonstrates what to do when a shark won’t stop coming at you
    • http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/03/shark-attack-video/
  • Divers’ plea after attack clip
    • http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2014/03/18/divers-plea-after-attack-clip

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

  • Ikelite Announces Housing for Canon EOS 100D SL1
    • http://www.divephotoguide.com/underwater-photography-scuba-ocean-news/ikelite-announces-housing-for-canon-eos-100d-sl1/
  • Swim like 007: £12,500 underwater jet-ski lets you cruise to depths of 130ft at 10mph
    • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2578195/Swim-like-007-12-500-underwater-jet-ski-lets-cruise-depths-130ft-10mph.html
  • Aqwary Smart Console
    • Aqwary.com

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 190 – Steve Lewis – Rebreathers and Scuba Books

Steve Lewis

Mack, Jim and Darrin have special guest Steve Lewis on the show this week. Steve provides us some insight into his diving background and talks about his books he has recently published. If things on the podcast seem a little broke up it is due to soggy internet (at least that is our excuse).

http://techdivertraining.org/ – Steve’s Website

https://www.facebook.com/techdiverTraining - Steve’s Facebook Page

http://techdivertraining.org/orderbook/- How to get Steve Lewis’s books

Book

Staying Alive: Risk Management Techniques for Advanced Scuba Diving

Scuba In the News

Video of the Week

 

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 189 – Squirrel! Alpaca and Sheep

Mack, Jim and Darrin with a hint of Dave go Squirrel this week and are all over the place. They even found time for a few half rants. We apologize for the joke. We may need a disclaimer.

Scuba In the News

  • Alabama’s underwater forest one step closer to gaining sanctuary from exploitation
    • http://blog.al.com/live/2014/02/alabamas_underwater_forest_one.html
  • what-they-didnt-tell-you-about-scuba-diving-how-to-pronounce-nudibranch
    • http://www.indigoscuba.com/nudibranchs/what-they-didnt-tell-you-about-scuba-diving-how-to-pronounce-nudibranch/
  • Couples plastic surgery: A new trend?
    • http://www.theindychannel.com/lifestyle/health/couples-plastic-surgery-a-new-trend
  • ‘Underground City’ in Bulgaria’s Burgas to Boast 1100 Attractions
    • http://www.novinite.com/articles/158196/
  • Oregon State students dive into field research
    • http://www.dailybarometer.com/news/oregon-state-students-dive-into-field-research/article_16546a78-92ef-11e3-8a6b-0017a43b2370.html
  • Educators aim to set record in Key Largo for longest stint in an underwater habitat
    • http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/13/3933718/educators-aim-to-set-record-in.html
  • Revolutionary War-era naval weapon found in the river at Bristol now in the hands of state conservationists
    • http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2013/02/09/bristol_pilot/news/doc5111d45392dbd437191151.txt
  • Great Lakes Shipwreck Festival a celebration of region’s rich marine heritage
    • http://www.macombdaily.com/environment-and-nature/20140212/great-lakes-shipwreck-festival-a-celebration-of-regions-rich-marine-heritage
  • Our World Underwater

Photos of the week

  • Natural Wonders: Eight Photos of Michigan’s Frozen Waterfalls
    • http://www.michigan.org/blog/outdoors/natural-wonders-eight-photos-of-michigans-frozen-waterfalls/
  • Jellyfish in the North Atlantic
    • http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/aug/21/jellyfish-north-atlantic-in-pictures
  • Underwater hotel/casino concept for Great Barrier Reef
    • http://www.ausbt.com.au/photos-underwater-hotel-casino-concept-for-great-barrier-reef
  • These Pictures Of Freedivers With Beluga Whales Are Pretty Special
    • http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/extreme-underwater-freediving-in-the-arctic

Video of the Week

  • Underwater Photography: Everything You Need to Know
    • http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/underwater-photography-everything-you-need-to-know/
  • Scientists take big step on path to fusion energy

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

  • A Deep Dive Into New Scuba Tech
    • http://www.technewsworld.com/story/A-Deep-Dive-Into-New-Scuba-Tech-79929.html

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 188 – News Overload, Discoveries and Old Photos

Original Show Date: 2/6/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin get covered with scuba in the news. A little long with some local photo talk before ended it with a bad scuba joke.

Scuba In the News

  • Costa Concordia salvage diver dead after becoming ”entangled” in underwater wreckage
    • http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/israel-franco-moreno-death-costa-3103633
  • Voting period extended for @DEMAorg Board of Directors Election
    • http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs116/1102612872918/archive/1116442041675.html
  • More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast
    • http://news.msn.com/world/more-than-400-dead-dolphins-on-north-peru-coast?ocid=ansnews11
  • Oregon chub is the first fish saved by Endangered Species Act
    • http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/5/5380912/oregon-chub-proposed-for-removal-from-endangered-species-list
  • Researchers discover rare new species of deep-diving whale
    • http://phys.org/news/2014-02-rare-species-deep-diving-whale.html
  • Giant jellyfish found on Australia beach
    • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26062303
  • Cost of underwater surveys a shocker at Delaware aquaculture regulation workshop
    • http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20140205/DCP01/302050012/Cost-underwater-surveys-shocker-Delaware-aquaculture-regulation-workshop?nclick_check=1
  • Tunnel vision: how an obsessed explorer found and lost the world’s oldest subway
    • http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/5/5280920/tunnel-vision-bob-diamond-fights-for-the-atlantic-avenue-subway
  • Mystery light underwater off Alki solved!
    • http://www.westseattleherald.com/2014/02/04/news/mystery-light-underwater-alki-solved
  • A wedding ceremony, 130 metres underwater, sets world record
    • http://www.ndtv.com/article/offbeat/a-wedding-ceremony-130-metres-underwater-sets-world-record-478358
  • Turkey: archaeologists unveil mystery of underwater Basilica
    • http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2014/01/31/Turkey-archaeologists-unveil-mystery-underwater-Basilica_9993653.html?idPhoto=1
  • Swedish divers unearth ‘Stone Age Atlantis’
    • http://www.thedailystar.net/online/swedish-divers-unearth-stone-age-atlantis-8845
  • Ice cover on Great Lakes surges to 62 percent: What that means for Michigan’s weather
    • http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2014/01/michigans_great_lakes_rapidly.html

Photo of the day

  • Is this too young?
    • http://sco.lt/6Fi7yj

Video of the Week

  • NEW FOOTAGE: Sea Shepherd attacked by Japanese whaling fleet
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stlgZY-t8R0

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

  • Splash! Japan admits losing $5mn underwater drone
    • http://rt.com/news/japan-unmanned-submarine-lost-357/
  • Navy, Electric Boat Test Tube-Launched Underwater Vehicle
    • http://defensetech.org/2014/01/28/navy-electric-boat-test-tube-launched-underwater-vehicle/
  • UCT-ONE performs Underwater Pier Inspection utilizing a Clear Water Box
    • http://www.dvidshub.net/news/119875/uct-one-performs-underwater-pier-inspection-utilizing-clear-water-box#.UvQiGnkjTNA

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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

Scuba In the News

Photos of the Week

Video of the Week

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/
Posted Edited on 2/6/2014 to correct error in original show date. 

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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://hernandotoday.com/he/list/news/state-weighs-access-to-cave-after-diving-deaths-20140119/
  • Florida advertises for crocodile response agents
    • http://hernandotoday.com/he/list/news/state-weighs-access-to-cave-after-diving-deaths-20140119/
  • Controlling Lionfish Populations Can Help Recovery In Of Native Fish
    • http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/01/hydroid_cape_cod_underwater_robotics_fir_1.html
  • Vision-Guided Underwater Robot Discovers Sea Anemones Living In Ice
    • http://www.masslive.com/business-news/index.ssf/2014/01/hydroid_cape_cod_underwater_robotics_fir_1.html
  • Hydroid, Cape Cod underwater robotics firm, increasing its staff by more than 50%
    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/01/21/whitaker_wright_s_underwater_ballroom_in_surrey_england.html

Photos of the Week

  • Underwater Sand Dunes
    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/01/21/whitaker_wright_s_underwater_ballroom_in_surrey_england.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://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/01/21/whitaker_wright_s_underwater_ballroom_in_surrey_england.html

Video of the Week

Cool Scuba Gear

  • Review the crazy (soap box) – Scuba Breath
    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/atlas_obscura/2014/01/21/whitaker_wright_s_underwater_ballroom_in_surrey_england.html
  • 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

1pier55913_nOriginal Show Date: 1/2/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

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

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

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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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