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Vivid Color with Lab in Postproduction of Underwater Images

Let’s get started. Here, I have a photograph of a squid (see Image 1), as taken in 2008 with a Canon 40D camera, a 60mm macro lens and one single strobe.

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Full Cave Navigation Protocols in Mexico

Once I arrived in the Yucatán Peninsula—more precisely, in Quintana Roo—I started working as a guide and dive instructor (an occupation in which I had been practicing for over 20 years).

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South Africa reopens to international travel

After months of lockdown, South Africa has reopened its borders to international travellers. The move was especially welcomed by the country’s travel sector, especially hard hit by stringent restrictions imposed on under lockdown.

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Appeal to Shark Lovers!

The paper presents the reasons why large predators of great ecological importance cannot supply the rising demand for shark fins, which is driven by profits that rival the drug trade and involves the fisheries of nations around the globe.

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We ask for your support

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John Lamb—‘Mr Oxygen’—dies at 78

John Lamb was one of the unsung heroes of the diving industry. Mark Powell, Technical educator / author

John Lamb’s name is synonymous with oxygen. He literally wrote the book on it.

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Rebreather Cells

Sensors, like sharks, have suffered from some bad PR. Rosemary E Lunn

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Ryan Swaine

I have lost not only a boss, but a great mentor and a friend. Ryan Swaine, Vandagraph

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Ryan Swaine at a UK Dive Show in 2014. He was in excellent form considering he was very jet lagged. Ryan's job with Viamed / Vandagraph meant he would regularly travel abroad for work.

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One True Love

John and I have been friends, partners and soul mates since we met in our school days 64 years ago. Jean Lamb, Vandagraph

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John and Jean Lamb with Steve Nixon at EUROTEK's pre-dinner drinks reception

It is only fitting that I leave the last words to John S Lamb.

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Kraken to launch 'Unknown Deep' Rum this October

Kraken UK are collaborating with competitive freediver Beci Ryan, because the drinks company has announced that it is opening its first underwater ‘Dive Thru'.

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Beci Ryan has been tasked to freedive the depths of the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow, to salvage bottles from a treasure chest full of 'Unknown Deep' rum.

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A freediver went to sea sea sea⁠
To see what she could see see see⁠
But all that she could see see see was bottles of rum in the deep blue ... quarry

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What killed Rob Stewart?

When the environmentalist and filmmaker Rob Steward died following a dive during the filming of scenes for Sharkwater Extinction, it came as a big shock, which reverberated across his huge diverse following and fanbase across the world, i

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It seems that Stewart’s incident was a near-classical case of an accident happening, not because of a particular singular incident or failure in isolation, but rather as the result of a cascade of events, which in sequence, ultimately led to his d

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Results in minutes Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide

Covid-19 tests showing results in 15 to 30 minutes are set to roll out worldwide, potentially saving thousands of lives and decelerating the pandemic in poor and rich countries alike.

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Who was really responsible for the death of Rob Stewart?

Many will recall that Stewart died tragically in an accident in January 2017 while completing the third dive of the day to below 60 meters.

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Peter Sotis being interviewed by Robert Osborne for a TV documentary about the circumstances under which charismatic Canadian filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart drowned.

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Black Sea Wrecks

Throughout its long history, this inland sea has been called by different names.

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Defensive Diving, Part 2

I also outlined a defensive diving strategy involving how to use your dive computer.

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Silver Bank: Swimming with Humpback Whales in the Dominican Republic

We stayed that way, frozen in the gaze of one another, for what felt like several minutes before mom slowly turned and gently guided the calf away.

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Lockdown Local Diving

X-Ray Mag contributors share their favorite local haunts—from a spring-fed Texan lake to a quarry and a sinkhole in Russia to the temperate waters off New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, New Jersey and Northern California to the subtropical w

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My Favorite Wreck Dive: Contributors' Picks

X-Ray Mag contributors reveal the eerie beauty and reverence of underwater wrecks and wreck sites—from the topical waters of Grenada, Chuuk Lagoon, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea, to the subtropical waters of the Florida Keys, Souther

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Bracenet: Galapagos

has transparency and traceability as to what the bracelet is made from.

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Key Features

  • Nickel-free and water resistant 300 mt / 984 ft
  • Recycled ghost fishing gear
  • The knots and colour originate from the real net
  • Magnetic stainless steel clasp in blue matt with engraved logo
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Tomorrow is #GUEUnityDay2020

"We are really excited because for the first time ever, GUE communities from around the world will gather together this weekend to celebrate our love for diving.

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Live Stream Schedule

Session 1: 06:00 - all times shown are GMT

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GUE, Dorota Czerny, Community Day, Global Underwater Explorers, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, XRay Mag, X-Ray Magazine, scuba diving news

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Session 3: 16:00 - all times shown are GMT

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