Man drowns while diving for golf balls

Sep 27, 2009

By Rachel Hatzipanagos / Sun Sentinel
September 24, 2009

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Jerry Gunderson started diving for golf balls in 1953, when he was 19. On Saturday, during a dive, he lost his life. He was 75.

"I don’t know why he did it; it’s high risk, but he just loved it," said his wife, Judith Gunderson. "He always said that’s the way he would go."

Yanbu - Red Sea

Diving in Ynabu is generally outstanding! The visibility is normally better than Jeddah, as well as the number and size of fish, Soft coral is abundant along the coast due to the strong currents there.

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Blue Hole - The True Story.

Blue Hole is a diving location on east Sinai, a few Kilometers north of Dahab, Egypt on the coast of the Red Sea. I have read and hear a lot about this divers paradise. The area has a rich and unique marine life and reef. Diving in a 26 meters tunnel until you see the light again. Unfortunately many divers died trying to reach the tunnel. Lately i read an incredible letter by Yosy Flug  (the first diver to reside full time in sharem-el-sheikh. in 1971). Telling his story about the blue hole as one of the first divers to experience this beautiful yet dangerous site.

Dive Lights - The Basics

Sep 26, 2009

 Dive Lights   

To provide illumination at night, you need a dive light. It is your primary light source on a night dive. During the day you may use a light to look into cracks and crevices. Dive lights are also used for exploring the insides of wrecks, underwater caverns and caves.
Also known as : underwater flashlight, dive torch, lamp, canister, light, HID, tungsten light, LED light.

SharkPoint Dive Log

Sep 23, 2009

SharkPoint is an easy to use, and full-featured scuba diver's logbook for Windows and Pocket Pc for $ 44. Designed for recreational divers the SharkPoint interface won't bother you with endless options and difficult to use features. You can enter as much information or as little as you like and output it easily to every own designed hardcopy.

Are you using this software or do you have an idea about it?

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A Message For New Divers. ( Before you make your 1st bobble)

New scuba divers often have difficulty deciding on which diving school choose given the amount on offer. Price should not be a deciding factor. You need to take into consideration:

  • What facilities the school has to offer?  
  • What experience does the school and its instructors have?
  • What level of scuba diving can the school take you to?