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Scuba Obsessed Episode 195 – Like pigs in water or is it pigs in space?

Original Show Date: 3/27/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin cover scuba in the news a little heavy on the pork. The joke really didn’t help.

Scuba In the News

Photos of the week

  • Explore the sunken USS Mohawk with these stunning underwater Street View photos
    • http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/03/25/explore-sunken-uss-mohawk-stunning-underwater-street-view-photos/
  • Underwater photographer Dr Alex Mustard talks about his award-winning work
    • http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11064937.The_incredible_underwater_photography_that_captures_life_under_the_sea/?ref=mmsp
  • Dive Into the World of Real and Imagined Underwater Hotels
    • http://curbed.com/archives/2014/03/24/dive-into-the-world-of-real-and-imagined-underwater-hotels.php

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

  • Nasa wants you to choose its next spacesuit – here are the three options
    • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/nasa-wants-you-to-choose-its-next-spacesuit–here-are-the-three-options-9216709.html
  • Richard Branson’s $12m floating holiday home could be yours
    • http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/holiday-ideas/richard-bransons-12m-floating-holiday-home-could-be-yours/story-fnjjv4qx-1226866086020
  • Meet Crabster, the robotic CRAB that could revolutionize underwater exploration and reveal an almost entirely unknown world
    • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2590545/Meet-Crabster-giant-robotic-CRAB-revolutionise-underwater-exploration.html
  • Panasonic HX-A500 is a GoPro rival that shoots in 4K
    • http://www.t3.com/news/panasonic-hx-a500-is-a-gopro-rival-that-shoots-in-4k

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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

Photos of the week

Video of the Week

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 193 – Record Ice Cover

Original Show Date:03/13/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin cover scuba in the news. Ice and bad weather continues to battle our scuba podcasters. This is giving Mack plenty of time to spend quality time with his local politicians.

Scuba In the News

  • Sunken Pirate Ship Pulled From Big Bear Lake; May Sail Again
    • http://ktla.com/2014/03/13/sunken-pirate-ship-pulled-from-big-bear-lake-may-sail-again/
  • Woman accidentally joins search party looking for herself
    • http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/216498/woman-accidentally-joins-search-party-looking-for-herself/
  • Belgrade lakes groups tap towns for funds to fight milfoil
    • http://www.pressherald.com/news/Groups_tap_towns_for_funds_to_fight_milfoil_.html?pagenum=full
  • Calls for ‘culling team’ to fight lionfish threat
    • http://www.compasscayman.com/caycompass/2014/03/12/Calls-for–culling-team—to-fight-lionfish-threat/
  • Fish species unique to Hawaii dominate deep coral reefs in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
    • http://www.sciencecodex.com/fish_species_unique_to_hawaii_dominate_deep_coral_reefs_in_northwestern_hawaiian_islands-129660
  • Volunteers try to solve mystery of 1950 plane crash in Lake Michigan‏
    • http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/volunteers-try-to-solve-mystery-of-1950-plane-crash-in-lake-michigan-b99222243z1-249370671.html?ipad=y
  • Memories of sunken Eagle Tire stay afloat
    • http://www.sciencecodex.com/fish_species_unique_to_hawaii_dominate_deep_coral_reefs_in_northwestern_hawaiian_islands-129660
  • Underwater caves discovered in Chile
    • http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/9806305/Underwater-caves-discovered-in-Chile

Photos of the week

  • Stunning Images from across the globe
    • http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/stunning-images-across-globe-3229398
  • Underwater photographer Dr Alex Mustard talks about his award-winning work
    • http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11064937.The_incredible_underwater_photography_that_captures_life_under_the_sea/
  • These beautiful underwater monsters will haunt your dreams tonight
    • http://sploid.gizmodo.com/these-beautiful-underwater-monsters-will-haunt-your-dre-1540699431

Video of the Week

  • How a Leopard Seal Fed Me Penguins
    • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140311-paul-nicklen-leopard-seal-photographer-viral/
  • Take your kids on a virtual Scuba dive/safari with these 6 animal webcam feeds
    • http://mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2014/03/10/main_line_times/life/doc531dcc218e308093487560.txt

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

  • The Evolution of the Atmospheric Diving Suit
    • http://gizmodo.com/the-evolution-of-the-atmospheric-diving-suit-1537111854

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 192 – Jumping, Brain Washing and Learning

Original Show Date:03/06/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack and Darrin pick up from last week and get way off in the weeks a few times. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. At least there is a joke to look forward to or to be afraid of.

Scuba In the News

BERRIEN COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Regular Meeting Minutes – March 6, 2014 -> Other Business:

Chairman Hinkelman stated that TWO proposed RESOLUTIONS will be distributed today regarding PIER SAFETY. The resolutions were drafted by Commissioner LEAHEY and Commissioner ELLIOT. Chairman Hinkelman stated the resolutions are not up for decision today. The resolutions will be discussed at next week’s meeting for the Board’s consideration. The resolutions will NOT be placed ON the CONSENT CALENDAR, but will be handled separately. Commissioner LEAHEY and Commissioner ELLIOT each introduced their resolution.

  • Shark Riders Pose Threat to Conservation Gains Made with Diving Ecotourism
    • http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shark-riders-pose-threat-to-conservation-gains-made-with-diving-ecotourism-slide-show1/
  • How the Famous Marshmallow Study Explains Environmental Conservation
    • http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/03/how-the-famous-marshmallow-study-explains-environmental-conservation/284190/

Upton Announces $1.5 Million to Dredge St. Joseph Harbor‏

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today announced $1.5 million in new funding to dredge the St. Joseph harbor. The funding comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases its final allocation of funding for harbor operations and maintenance for the remainder of the current fiscal year. St. Joseph harbor was previously not slated to receive funding under the President’s FY 2014 budget and was not funded in the initial FY 2014 appropriation. Ensuring the St. Joseph harbor remains open and maintained has long been a top priority for Upton as the commercial harbor is essential to jobs and economic activity throughout Southwest Michigan and beyond.

“This funding comes as welcome news for the countless families and small businesses in our area whose livelihoods depend upon the harbor remaining open and operational,” said Upton. “It is so important for us to ensure that these vital arteries remain open to the commercial shipments and recreational traffic that help fuel the local economy. I applaud the Army Corps for long recognizing the significant role that our harbors play here in Southwest Michigan and in communities throughout the Great Lakes region.”

In January, Upton supported the bipartisan Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, which funded the entire federal government for the remainder of FY 2014 and provided the Army Corps with an additional $200 million for operations and maintenance programs. Upton was recently part of a bipartisan coalition of House Members calling on the federal government to allocate at least 15 percent of the additional funding – or $30 million – to maintain navigational locks, harbor channels and structures, and connecting navigational channels within the Great Lakes.

“As the Corps continues to contend with a tremendous backlog, it is all the more imperative for Congress to make sure harbor maintenance dollars are properly and fully used for their originally intended purpose,” said Upton.

Upton is also a strong supporter of the bipartisan Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act (H.R. 335), which would ensure that all federal revenues collected for harbor maintenance through the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) are fully used and not left unspent in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). Revenue in the HMTF has increased over the past decade, with a current surplus of more than $7 billion. Because the HMTF is not a separate account within the federal budget, many of the HMT revenues paid by users have been left unspent as a budgetary gimmick to offset other federal spending…

  • Mysterious Underwater Rivers Criss Cross the Bottom of the Ocean
    • http://gizmodo.com/mysterious-underwater-rivers-criss-cross-the-bottom-of-1530876145
  • The Time Bandit will sail again‏
  • Huge Underwater Pyramid Discovered Near Portugal, and The Navy is Investigating Reports Going Viral
    • http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/535271-huge-underwater-pyramid-discovered-near-portugal-and-the-navy-is-investigating-reports-going-viral/
  • Monday, Five Thirty: This Caymanian Rum is Aged Underwater
    • http://www.jaunted.com/story/2014/3/1/183544/9216/travel/Monday,+Five+Thirty:+This+Caymanian+Rum+is+Aged+Underwater
  • Listeners, Watchers & Doers
    • http://www.xray-mag.com/content/listeners-watchers-doers

Photos of the week

  • Diving into New Zealand’s deepest cave
    • http://www.redbull.com/en/adventure/stories/1331634305348/photos-diving-into-new-zealand-s-deepest-cave
  • Ever Heard of Over-Underwater Photography?
    • http://www.brainwreck.com/lists/2137/Ever-Heard-Of-Over-Underwater-Photography-We-Hadn-t-Either-But-It-s-AMAZING-9-Pics/1
  • Scuba Diving at Night – Viktor Lyagushkin
    • http://www.photobotos.com/scuba-diving-at-night-viktor-lyagushkin/

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Scuba Obsessed Episode 191 – A Little Frosty. Voice and Face for Radio

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Original Show Date: 2/27/2014  9:00 PM EST (recorded live)

Mack, Jim and Darrin have a catch up week with the news. Mack gets on the soap box about extra laws we don’t need. The joke is long but educational.

Scuba In the News

  • Diver Dragged Underwater by Whale in New Zealand – What Species
    • http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2014/02/22/diver-dragged-underwater-by-whale-in-new-zealand-what-species/
  • The Community Voice – Tooth squeeze in Philippines
    • http://www.thecommunityvoice.com/article.php?id=7856
  • Irish woman wins photography award using off-the-shelf camera
    • http://www.irishtimes.com/news/technology/irish-woman-wins-photography-award-using-off-the-shelf-camera-1.1703155
  • Journey To The South Pacific 3D Coming To IMAX March 7 – 02/26/2014
    • http://www.chattanoogan.com/2014/2/26/270566/Journey-To-The-South-Pacific-3D-Coming.aspx
  • ODNR wants to boost Lake Erie sturgeon population
    • http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/article/20140225/NEWS01/302250018
  • Sea Level Diving in Crystal Lake Hosts First-Ever Scuba Games
    • http://crystallake.patch.com/groups/arts-and-entertainment/p/sea-level-diving-in-crystal-lake-hosts-firstever-scuba-games
  • California couple unearth $10m Gold Rush-era coins
    • http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/26/california-couple-unearth-10m-gold-rush-era-coins/
  • Scuba dive operators see business rebound in improving economy
    • http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-south-florida-dive-tourism-20140221,0,3720753.story

Photos of the week

  • Michelle Rodriguez shares photo of herself meditating naked
    • http://iwantpop.com/2868/michelle-rodriguez-shares-photo-of-herself-meditating-naked/

 

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

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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/orderbook/ – Steve’s Website

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140219/NEWS01/140219006/Sea-stars-vanishing – 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

  • Mystery illness decimating sea star populations
    • http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20140219/NEWS01/140219006/Sea-stars-vanishing
  • Satellites can spot underwater volcanic eruptions
    • http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/Satellites-can-spot-underwater-volcanic-eruptions-245030461.html?tab=video&c=y
  • The great tunnel of China? Beijing’s plan to build world’s longest underwater passage will cost more than $40B
    • http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/16/the-great-tunnel-of-china-beijings-plan-to-build-worlds-longest-underwater-passage-will-cost-more-than-40b/
  • Will the buildings of the future be grown underwater?
    • http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition
  • 150 years since the sinking of the CSS Hunley
  • Confederate sub at 150: Still mystery why Hunley sank along with her prey
    • http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2014/0217/Confederate-sub-at-150-Still-mystery-why-Hunley-sank-along-with-her-prey
  • The Hunley: Zeroing in on what caused Civil War submarine’s sinking
    • http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/14/travel/civil-war-submarine-hunley/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Video of the Week

  • California scuba divers interact with octopus who tries to take camera
    • http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/octopus-scuba-divers-camera-article-1.1617449

 

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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

Photos of the week

Video of the Week

Potentially Cool Scuba Gear

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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

Photo of the day

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

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

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

Photos of the Week

Video of the Week

Cool Scuba Gear

 

 

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