Inside the November/December 2018 Issue

In this issue: How a simple dive turned into a search and rescue mission, boat diving etiquette, rediscovering the British Virgin Islands, selecting a...

November/December 2018, Dive Training Magazine

In this issue: How a simple dive turned into a search and rescue mission, boat diving etiquette, rediscovering the British Virgin Islands, selecting a scuba mask, and more. Explore the November/December 2018 issue below.

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We Dive for the Adventure: Understanding the “Why” of Scuba Training
By Cathryn Castle Garcia and Gui Garcia
Getting your Open Water Diver certification card doesn’t mean you “finished your class.” In fact, it’s just the opposite. Getting your c-card means you’re just getting started as a scuba diver. Think of it as your passport to a whole new watery world of adventures. In this article the authors offer practical advice on how your scuba training can be a catalyst for exciting adventures all over the world.

Tales of Technology and Treasure: How NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Team Hunts Shipwrecks
By Elizabeth Weinberg and John C. Bright
While many shipwrecks’ locations are already known within Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, at least 100 more are suspected to be hidden in the sanctuary’s depths. Last year, sanctuary researchers teamed up with NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research to test new tools, like unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous underwater vehicles, to search for some of these lost wrecks. While testing these tools, researchers located the lost wrecks of Choctaw and Ohio. This article explains how they did it, and offers tips for sport divers who want to get started as underwater detectives.


Editorial: In the Same Boat
By Cathryn Castle Garcia

Buddy Lines

Say Cheez

Dive Observer: New Hope For Endangered Mantas
By Betty Orr

No Dumb Questions: Scuba Diving for all Ages
By Robert N. Rossier


Dive Geo: Paradise, Recovered and Rediscovered: The British Virgin Islands
By Lois Hatcher

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: “I Can See Clearly Now” How to Select and Care for Your Scuba Mask
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot

Instructor Tips: Higher Education: How to Help Students Achieve Mastery
By Greg Laslo

Always Learning: Waging Peace, With Diving: How Scuba Makes Us Global Citizens
By Marty Snyderman

Dive Shop
Compiled by Betty Orr

What’s That?: Almost Like Family: All About Angelfishes and Butterflyfishes
By Marty Snyderman

Behind the Lens: Bending the Rules a Bit
By Marty Snyderman

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

Dive Training September/October 2018 covers
The Covers
Photos by Eric Hanauer
This month’s double-length cover feature, “From ‘Simple Dive’ to Search and Rescue Mission: When Plans Don’t Go According to Plan,” provides a detailed first-person account of author Karen Straus and her husband Eric Hanauer’s misadventure while on a scuba diving trip.