Inside the July/August 2019 Issue

In this issue: Conservations efforts helping our ocean, fear and diving, stories from diving legends, diving in Panama City Beach, and more! Explore the...

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In this issue: Conservations efforts helping our ocean, fear and diving, stories from diving legends, diving in Panama City Beach, and more! Explore the July/August 2019 issue below – and test your knowledge with an interactive quiz at the bottom of this page.

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Bright Spots: How Conservation Efforts are Helping Our Oceans
By Karen and Ian Stewart
The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth — it is the planet’s life support system and is affected by overfishing, pollution, and habitat destruction, compromising its ability to sustain humans with food, livelihoods and climate regulation. This article addresses a variety of problems and points out the many ways in which conservation initiatives are gaining ground.

The Color of Fear: Where Gray Matter Meets the Deep Blue
By Robert N. Rossier
In this article the author explains how the circuitry inside our skulls helps us process the sensory information we experience — including fear — when we strap an underwater life-support system onto our backs and descend into the deep blue.

The “Fireside Chats” Interviews With Some of Scuba’s Great History-Makers
By Eric Hanauer
Have you ever imagined sitting next to some of diving’s legends and having them regale you with stories of their aquatic adventures from “back in the day?” Author Eric Hanauer did just that when compiling interviews for a book on diving history. Here he shares snippets of interviews with some of diving’s legends.


Editorial: The Helpers
By Cathryn Castle Garcia

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Dive Observer: The Billion Oyster Project Aims to Restore Oyster Reefs to New York Harbor
By Betty Orr

No Dumb Questions: Contacts, Computers and Cell Phones
By Robert N. Rossier


Dive Geo: Exploring Florida’s Panama City Beach: Home of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”
By Ruth and Barry Guimbellot

Destination News: What’s happening at diving hotspots
Compiled by Betty Orr

Passport: Dive travel deals from all over
Compiled by Betty Orr

Dive USA: Highlighting North American diving
Compiled by Betty Orr


Scuba Skills: Keeping It Real: The Scuba Skills Refresher
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot

Instructor Tips: Going on Offense: Beating Defense Mechanisms to Help Students Succeed
By Greg Laslo

Always Learning: A Half A World Away Was Much Closer Than I Thought: A Scuba Diver on Safari
By Marty Snyderman

Dive Shop
Compiled by Betty Orr

What’s That?: No Shells, No Problem: All About Nudibranchs and Flatworms
By Marty Snyderman

Behind the Lens: Try Again
By Marty Snyderman

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Final Check: What It Looks Like When…You Navigate Like a Pro
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot