Tara Bradley Connell


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9 Must-Dive Sites in Florida

9 Must-Dive Sites in Florida

9 November, 2017 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

With nearly 1,350 miles of coastline making up the state of Florida, and an abundance of freshwater springs and lakes to explore, the Sunshine State doesn’t skimp when it comes to places to dive. Here are nine of Florida’s must-do dive sites. USS Oriskany Located 22 miles south of Pensacola, […]

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Giving Thanks to Our Scuba Diving Founders

Giving Thanks to Our Scuba Diving Founders

2 November, 2017 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

This season, it’s all about being grateful. Here are four underwater icons that made the diving world what it is today.   Father of Scuba Diving: Jacques Cousteau Often referred to as the “father of scuba diving,” the name Jacques Cousteau is recognized worldwide as the man that brought scuba […]

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Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

Texas Ready to Welcome Back Divers After Hurricane Harvey

24 October, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

The damage Harvey left in its path was record breaking, with massive flooding that caused more than 30,000 people to flee to Houston shelters. The estimated cost of repairs is a hefty $190 billion US (compared to Hurricane Katrina at $125 billion US and Hurricane Sandy at $65 billion US). […]

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Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

Where to Dive After Hurricane Irma and Maria

24 October, 2017 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

  Some of our most beloved dive destinations have suffered severe devastation after an active hurricane season, including power outages, water shortages and extensive damage to property, leaving the dive community wondering how to help – and when the dive shops will be open again for business. Though the damage […]

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Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

Gold Medalist and PADI Diver Alana Nichols

9 October, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

After Alana Nichols, a Paralympic athlete in Wheelchair Basketball, Sprint Kayaking, and Alpine Skiing, won three gold Olympic medals, she decided to take her game beneath the surface. While attempting a back flip on her snowboard at the age of 17, Nichols suffered a spinal cord injury. Since then, she’s […]

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6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

6 of Hawaii’s Top Dive Sites

29 August, 2017 at 7:20 am Comments are Disabled

With an archipelago made up of eight islands, as well as a handful of atolls, seamounts and islets extending near 1,500 miles into the Pacific Ocean, you know the diving in Hawaii has to be good. Here are six not-to-be-missed dive sites for divers looking to find their underwater Aloha. […]

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