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ScubaBoard Knowledge Base

ScubaBoard's dedicated resource center of curated information. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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ScubaBoard Download Library

Free library of diving related files curated by ScubaBoard staff. Please read the Special Rules before posting.
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Resources Discussions

Express your thoughts on Resources, a new feature introduced in ScubaBoard 2021.
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Member's Picks

ScubaBoard member's favorite posts.
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Search Forums

Special Search Forums that are populated by threads from all over ScubaBoard that relate to a certain subject.
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Discover ScubaBoard Official ScubaBoard News, FAQs, Site Support, and a place to introduce yourself. Everything you need to take full advantage of ScubaBoard.

Old name: ScubaBoard Central

ScubaBoard Site News

Check here for official ScubaBoard Announcements.
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Frequently Asked Questions

ScubaBoard’s operating manual with byte-size chapters that can be mastered faster than a safety stop. Please read the Learning Zone Special Rules before posting.
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Introductions & Greets

New to Scuba? Or maybe just new to these forums? Well, by all means, start off here with a quick hello to introduce yourself. We promise, we don't bite... much...
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Site Support

The ScubaBoard Support Forum. Post all your questions, suggestions and problems here.
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Suggestions (to improve ScubaBoard)

Got ideas how to make ScubaBoard even better? Post your suggestions here.
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Passings

Memorial threads for SB members (and other divers) who are no longer among us. Please note: this forum is not meant for accidents threads. Those threads can be posted in the Accidents and Incidents forum.
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ScubaBoard Invasion 2022 Cozumel

Join ScubaBoard as we head to Cozumel!
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Explore Diving 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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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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Diving Activities & Specialties Underwater photography, hunting (food & treasure), and Science & Conservation

Old name: Underwater Activities and Specialties

Underwater Videography

Discuss Underwater Videography from taking videos to video equipment , sell your old gear, see what your favourite camera manufacturers are coming out with or just find something fascinating to view.
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Underwater Hunting

Spearfishing, underwater fishing, lobstering, hunting and gathering underwater - it's all here. Come share your fish tales, photos, tips and techniques!
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Underwater Treasures

Shipwrecks, archaeological sites, underwater mysteries, fossils, geological sights and all the treasures of the deep!
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Marine Science & Conservation

Ask questions and share information on physical and biological marine sciences, conservation, and the impacts on divers. This forum has been split off from the old Marine Science and Physiology forum.
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Diving News & Media News of the industries that serve us and media that interests us.

Old name: The SPG

Dive Industry News

Find the latest announcements and information with regard to what's happening in the Scuba industry.

Everyone is welcome to read, but only members of the Scuba Industry can post new threads!
If you are a Scuba Industry Professional, and would like to post your news here, please contact the ScubaBoard Team.
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Dive Insurance

A place to discuss Dive Insuramce related matters.
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Diving Litigation

This is the place to discuss court cases and legal matters that affect the SCUBA industry.

Old name: Scuba Related Court Cases

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Dive Shows & Events

Past and present, local and global Dive Shows and Events including Beneath the Sea, Boot, DEMA, Duikvaker, Our World Underwater, SCUBA Show, and others! Read it all here. Old name: Shows & Events
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Diving TV & Movies

Post here about what you think on scuba diving in TV & movies on videography, safety diving, ratings, view points, etc... Old name: Scuba Diving TV & Movies
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Diving Print & Digital Media

A place for reviewing books, magazines, cinema and interactive media related to Scuba, Freediving, Oceanography and Limnology.

Old name: Apps, Book & Media Reviews

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Scuba Industry Pros Scuba Industry Professionals: Instructor to Instructor, Business to Business, and forums dedicated to support diving.

Old name: ScubaBoard Pro

Business of Diving Institute

The Business of Diving. Let's make a good living out of our passion for diving! To do so, let's raise the bar on customer service and dive shop marketing & management.
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Business to Business

This is a PRIVATE forum where recreational diving industry professionals discuss their work. You must Click here to request access.
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Captain to Captain

This is a PRIVATE forum where recreational Captains discuss their work. You must Click here to request access.
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Becoming a Captain

What's behind the myth, legend and anecdotes about becoming a licensed Captain.
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Commercial Divers

Hard Hat, Saturation and all other types of commercial diving.
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Public Safety Divers/Search & Rescue

EMT's... Fire... Police... share knowledge here. Also Search and Rescue operations,
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Marine Science Pros

Do you work in, or want a career in, the marine sciences? Scientists, technicians, educators, boat crews, and students can post information and questions here.
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Regional Forums & Dive Clubs If there's water or a dive club, we have a forum. Learn about diving around the world.

Africa & the Middle East

Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing the continent of Africa from Israel, Egypt to Madagascar and South-Africa.
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Asia

Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Eastern Russia to Japan and the Philippines.
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Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands

Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Papua New Guinea and the Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand and French Polynesia.
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Greater Caribbean & Bermuda

Bermuda, the Bahamas Islands and destinations in the Caribbean Sea, including Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and the islands in the Eastern Caribbean Sea.
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Central America

Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Belize, Honduras and the Bay Islands, both coasts of Costa Rica, heading south to Panama.
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Europe

Get the scoop on where to go, where to stay and who to dive with in this region encompassing countries from Iceland and the UK to Greece, the Mediterranean and Western Russia.
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Mexico

Traveling to Cancun, Cozumel, Akumal, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Ixtapa or another local island? Want to find out more about that dream vacation? Well, it's all here so come, join us!
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South America

From Colombia to Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina whilst not forgetting the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island as well as the Falkland Islands.
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United States

Regional forums for the USA and all 50 states. Regions are broken up into main regional section, and sub-sections. Also included are local clubs, and local trips and marketplace forums.
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Non-Geographic Clubs

Clubs and travel groups that span the world including our singles group, the grumpy old divers and all military divers!
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Dive Travel Get the inside info from shore diving to luxury liveaboards.

Old name: Travel Related Discussions

General Travel & Vacation Discussions

Have a Travel question? Get a Travel answer here.
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Cruises

A great way to get the whole family on vacation and dive too!
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Liveaboards & Charter Boats

Looking for the best way to get away from it all? Liveaboards may be just the ticket! Boats and charters are included here too.
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Trips & Marketplace: Shore based or group trips

Find dive trips (group and singles) or a resort for your next vacation. This forum is open to all members for posting travel related offers. Click here for liveaboard or cruise discussions.
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Diving Gear Snorkeling through tech diving — historic to the latest.

Old name: The Equipment of Scuba Diving

Accessories

This is the place to get the scoop on all those nifty gadgets, gizmos and accessories that go along with diving.
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Apparel

All the latest styles and fashions for today's Scuba Diver...
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Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems

Point your weighty "BC" questions and input here. Tell others what you use and what you do and don't like about it etc...
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Computers, Gauges, Watches & Analyzers

Looking for a computer? Don't feel like trusting "Paid Adverts" style reviews? Feel free to ask your questions and also, tell us what you use.
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Compressors, Boosters & Blending Systems

This is where we talk about the machinery used to fill our scuba tanks!
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Diver Propulsion Vehicles

Everything you always wanted to know about DPVs and Scooters but were afraid to ask...
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Exposure Suits

Custom or off the rack? Wet or Dry? Skins! Find everything you want to know about exposure suits.
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Fins, Masks & Snorkels

The inside scoop on this basic gear.
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General Scuba Equipment Discussions

Got a question on scuba gear? Ask the Pros!
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Regulators

What brand? Which one? What type? The in's and out's of scuba diving regulators.
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Tanks, Valves & Bands

Big tanks, small tanks, steel tanks, aluminum tanks and pony bottles. Find out which one is right for you.
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Do It Yourself - DIY

Think you're pretty handy at building things? Check out tips and instructions for DIY Scuba stuff.
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Boats & Boating Equipment

Renting a boat? Own your own or perhaps you're considering purchasing a new toy? Talk about it here!
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Lost, Found & Stolen

Misplace something? Found something? Want to alert others about a stolen item? This is the place! Be sure to give your location!
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ScubaBoard Marketplace The SB Marketplace. Buy, Sell, or Trade with stores and other members.

Hot Deals

Direct from the manufacturers, distributors, dive shops, and our business sponsors... Hot Deals is the place to find limited quantity, inventory clearance and other special deals. Only ScubaBoard Business Sponsors may start threads in this forum.
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Q&A For ScubaBoard Business Sponsors

A place where users can communicate directly with ScubaBoard business sponsors regarding any number of topics, or customer service questions. Think of these forums as a FAQ for the companies that participate.

If you own a business: Please contact the ScubaBoard Team if you are interested in adding your company to our Q&A Forums.
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Research & Development

Have an idea for a product or services and want to know what your fellow divers think? This is the place to ask.
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Employment

Looking for a few good DMs, Instructors or employees or are you interested in a new challenge in the dive industry? Find what you need on ScubaBoard's own job market.
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Diving Gear Manufacturers Recalls and Q&A for people that make our equipment.

Old name: Manufacturers Forums

Manufacturers Recall Notices

An official repository for Scuba Equipment Manufacturers' recall notices and safety announcements. New threads in this forum require a moderators approval.
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Community Forums Non-diving discussion, fitness, humor, and Women's forums.

Non-Diving Related Stuff

Discussions about things other than Scuba (it doesn't get any simpler than that). Please keep your discussions within the ToS.
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Dive into Fitness

A place to help each other continue healthy lifestyles.
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Humor, Games, Clips, Yarns & Tales

Got a funny clip, a good joke, a story, a tale, a neat game or anything else fun, interactive and not-so-scuba related to share? Post it here for the rest of the community but remember to keep everything within our ToS guidelines. Thanks!
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Kudos

Know someone that did something special? Start a 'Kudos thread' to honor them!
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Scuba Teens

A place for parents and youth leaders to discuss certification, (family) travel and other issues involved in introducing youths to this wonderful sport.
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Women's Community Forums

A non-diving related forum for women to discuss women specific things in life.
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