Inside the May/June 2019 Issue

In this issue: Plastic overload in our oceans, keeping diving’s history alive, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, diving in Cuba and more. Explore the...

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In this issue: Plastic overload in our oceans, keeping diving’s history alive, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, diving in Cuba and more. Explore the May/June 2019 issue below – and test your knowledge with an interactive quiz at the bottom of this page.

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The Sickly Seas: Reaping the Unwanted Harvest of a Plastic Overload
By Robert N. Rossier
A 2017 United Nations report revealed that some 800 species of marine life are affected by debris in the ocean, 75 percent of which is plastic. The report reveals the number of affected species had grown from 663 in 2012 to 817 — a 23 percent increase in just five years. The author explains why plastic pollution is one of the most prominent threats to marine ecosystems — and what we can do about it.

Keepers of the Flame: The Folks Who Keep Diving’s History Alive
By Eric Hanauer
Prominent diving historian Eric Hanauer introduces us to those who, through their efforts to collect vintage diving equipment and document the changes and advances in our sport over time, are keeping the history of diving alive for future generations.

Sanctuary at Sea: California’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
By Jennifer Stock
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary — now celebrating its 30th anniversary — is an extremely productive marine area off the west coast of the United States in northern California, just north of the Gulf of the Farallones. The author explains what it took to get this area explored and protected, and why it’s important for the health of our oceans.


Editorial: Sea Change
By Cathryn Castle Garcia

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Dive Observer: NOAA’s Marine Debris Program Aims to Combat Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans
By Betty Orr

No Dumb Questions: A Safe Breath, a Cutting Edge and Quality Time
By Robert N. Rossier


Dive Geo: Cuba’s Garden of Eden: Exploring Los Jardines de la Reina
By Matthew Meier

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: Easy Exploration: Tips for Getting Started as a Snorkeler
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot

Instructor Tips: Making Scuba Training Stick: Tips to Help Students Improve Recall and Performance
By Robert Rossier

Always Learning: An Undying Passion: Lives Spent in the Company of Dolphins and Whales
By Marty Snyderman

Dive Shop
Compiled by Betty Orr

What’s That?: Two Unforgettable Fishes: The Frogfish and Mandarinfish
By Marty Snyderman

Behind the Lens: A Pattern of Rule-Breaking
By Marty Snyderman

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Final Check: What It Looks Like When…You Make the Connection
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot