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Divers Should Never Leave Home Without It...

When you prepare for a dive trip, there are things you pack that are on the "must have" list, such as mask, fins, BCD, and regulator. Then there are the things that you "should have" such as wetsuit, defog, and sunscreen. All of the other items typically fall onto the "it would be nice to have" list, such as snacks, sunglasses, and a camera. The question we have for you today is, onto which list do your dive rescue and dive accident management skills fall?

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Oxygen and the Brain: The Journey of Our Lifetime by Dr. Philip James

Oxygen and the Brain: The Journey of Our Lifetime by Dr. Philip James
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New Diver Recruitment Strategy and Resources

New Diver Recruitment Strategy and Resources

Attention Dive Shop Owners and Operators: are you looking to recruit new divers? Check out the great article that ran on DiveNewsWire about a new diver recruitment opportunity using BPC's book, The Simple Guide to Snorkeling Fun, 2nd Edition. Find the DNW article here http://www.divenewswire.com/NewsITems.aspx?newsID=13173. DNW referenced BPC's book "The Simple Guide to Snorkeling Fun" as a great resource for training snorkelers and soon to be divers.

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Rebreathers and the Recreational Diver by Jeffrey Bozanic, Ph.D.

Rebreathers and the Recreational Diver by Jeffrey Bozanic, Ph.D.

When rebreather use started becoming common at the beginning of the twenty-first century, it was the deep, cave, and wreck divers who adopted the new technology. This equipment allowed them to go deeper, penetrate farther, and conserve expensive helium breathing gas. Because they could push the envelope of diving beyond where they could with traditional OC (open circuit) scuba, they were willing to tolerate the numerous increased maintenance responsibilities (as well as pay the hefty price tag associated with rebreathers, often $10,000 to $15,000 or more). But times have changed.

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