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Diving and Social Media Sites

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Various media sites are available.

Diving is as friendly and interactive as any good outdoor recreation or sport.  Most divers enjoy connecting with other divers, no matter what level, specialization, age, or even location.  If you’re not a club-based diver, chances are you’ve been seeking liked-minded individuals to hang out with and solicit diving information from.  And with today’s wired world there’s no better way to get connected than – where else — social media sites?

 

At the click of a button these sites offer a wealth of information about anything scuba-related. Be it information on a dive location you wish to visit, an underwater camera you’d like to buy, or news about marine conservation projects worldwide. The possibilities are endless.

 

To name a few, here are some important sites you may find useful, listed under their specific areas of interest:

 

 

SOCIAL NETWORKING

These are forums for liked-minded individuals sharing their experiences and knowledge in diving. A great way to meet new friends and solicit advice.

 

Dive Buddy www.divebuddy.com

By far the most extensive social network for scuba divers, this is where you can look for new dive buddies, research dive sites, share photos, post comments and more.

 

Scuba Board www.scubaboard.com

This is a community where you can join over 205,000 divers from around the world

 

Scubacrowd www.scubacrowd.com

This is an online logbook with a listing of professionals, diving centers, dive spots, and stores.

 

Scuba Diver Life www.scubadiverlife.com

This is one of the leading scuba diving blogs with daily posts on trips, stories, reviews, etc.

 

Scubaplex www.scubaplex.com

A social networking community that features dive sites, diving resorts, dive shops and information on where to go scuba diving.

 

 

 

DIVE INFO

These are sites that provide relevant information when planning your dive.

 

Finstrokes www.finstokes.com

Has hundreds of dive guides to UK shore, wreck and inland dive sites. Also a popular forum for divers to meet.

 

Planyourdivetrip www.planyourdivetrip.co.uk

A site that’s dedicated to providing a central resource of useful UK & Eire dive planning information, from air stations to boat charters.  

 

UK Wreck Diving www.ukdiving.co.uk

A resource for divers to view a comprehensive list of UK wrecks and maps.

 

Wreck Site www.wrecksite.eu

The world’s largest online wreck database with a listing of 143,510 wrecks.

 

 

 

 

DIVE EQUIPMENT

These are online retail shops where you can order your gear via mail.

 

Denny Diving – Diving Direct  www.divingdirect.co.uk

Established 1954, Denney Diving is the North’s premier dive store with an unparalleled quality of customer care and service to both individuals and organizations in the diving world.

Simply Scuba www.simplyscuba.com

Voted as the Dive Retailer of the Year with the lowest price guarantee for all dive equipment.

 

 

 

SCUBA TRAINING AND SAFETY

These are oganizations that offer scuba training and services which promote safety.

 

BSAC www.bsac.com

The British Sub Aqua Club, the biggest diving club in the world that also acts as the governing body for underwater activities in the UK.  It provides training programmes for divers and instructors and safety advice tailored for the safe enjoyment of the sport.

 

DAN Europe www.daneurope.org

DAN Europe is a member of Divers Alert Network (DAN), the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world whose mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and diving services.

 

London Hyperbaric www.londonhyperbaric.com

London’s leading medical facility with a modern multi-place recompression chamber for diving accidents.

 

PADI www.padi.com

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization.

 

SAA www.saa.org.uk

The Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) is an association of independent dive clubs. SAA member clubs maintain their independence while maintaining the national standards of the SAA and benefiting from regional and national support. SAA is also the issuing authority for CMAS in the UK.

 

 

 

ARTICLES AND NEWS

These provide the latest news and reviews relating to scuba diving.

 

Dive photo Guide www.divephotoguide.com

Likewise, a comprehensive UW photography site and community for underwater photographers – with tutorials, equipment, product reviews, photo galleries and contests.

 

Diver Wire www.diverwire.com

A news site dedicated to recreational diving.

 

Scuba Gadget www.scubagadget.com

An independent online publication that does reviews on all things scuba including gear, travel, dive sites and more.

 

 

 

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Helpful sites for those pursuing underwater photography.

 

UW Photography Guide www.uwphotographyguide.com

This site aims to be a complete guide to underwater photography — with tutorials, reviews, articles, news, dive destination guides and featured artists.

 

 

 

CONSERVATION

Responsible divers will always look for ways to protect their playground. Helpful sites that do just that are the following:

 

Project AWARE www.projectaware.org

Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness Responsibility and Education) is a non-profit worldwide organization dedicated to conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.

 

Save Our Seas www.saveourseas.com

A foundation that funds and supports research, conservation and education projects worldwide, focusing primarily on threatened wildlife and their habitats.

 

 

Most if not all of these sites have a Facebook page and are just a Tweet away.  All it takes is for you to sign up on their page and be on their list.

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