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Discuss everything from snorkeling, training, & Basic Scuba through tech diving.

Old name: Scuba Diving Central

New Divers & Those Considering Diving

New to Diving? Have a question about training? Want to find out more about this thrilling activity? Post your questions here for other divers & instructors to help you on your path! Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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  1. Diving Into New Gear
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Snorkeling & Freediving

Everything from casual snorkeling, advanced freediving, to a competitive apnea diving. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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Basic Scuba

Got diving questions? Get answers here. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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Diving Physics, Physiology, & Medicine

Post information and questions about diving physics, physiology, and medicine here. You can ask questions about medical conditions and suitability for diving in the Diving Medicine Q&A subforum. The Decompression Theory subforum is a great place for advanced discussion on decompression and treatment. These forums were split off from the old Marine Science and Physiology forum. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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Advanced Scuba

Have a Scuba question that's beyond a 'basic' one but not really 'technical?' Get answers here. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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Technical Diving

Very advanced and focused aspects of scuba diving which requires technical training. This includes caverns and caves, advanced decompression, and complex dive planning.
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Rebreather Diving

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about rebreathers.
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Divers with Disabilities

Discussion about the special needs for those who want to submerge, but have physical or mental limitations.
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Vintage Diving & Equipment

Pre-1980 "Vintage" SCUBA methods and gear. Double hose regulators, horsecollar BC's, to long training programs. Sea Hunt, Jacques Cousteau and the early history of our sport.
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Diving History: Tales from the Abyss

Pioneers, agencies, gear and more: where did they all come from? What can we learn from their history? Old name: History of Scuba Diving: Tales from the Abyss
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Women's Perspectives

This is a forum where our female members are welcome to talk about ideas, concerns, and anything surrounding diving that their male counterparts may not experience, or care about. Please note: This forum has special rules.
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LGBTQIA Friends & Perspectives

This is a forum where our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer/questioning, intersexual, and asexual (LGBTQIA) members are welcome to talk about ideas, concerns, and anything surrounding diving that their LGBTQIA counterparts may not experience, or care about. Please note: This forum has special rules..
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Accidents & Incidents

This forum is for the discussion of diving Accidents and Incidents and has Special Rules. Please post your surprise, indignation and any memorials in the Passings Forum.
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Scuba Certification Agency Q&A

This is the place to ask that Dive Agency about their classes!
Dive Agency and other industry reps: Discuss your products and services. Tell us about any new products you might have. Ask for constructive criticism of your products and services. Share any other information you feel would be of interest. Please contact the ScubaBoard Team if you want a private forum for your agency. Old name: Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies
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