What is ‘Ghost fishing’?

Ghost fishing… A word I had never heard about before, till some time ago when a fellow scuba diver posted something about it on Facebook. Reason enough for me to spark my curiosity and to start Googling. Very quickly I found a site which all explains about ghost fishing and I was appalled.

Suunto connects it’s dive computers with online dive platforms Diveboard and Diviac

Apparently we can say farewell to filling in our physical logbook pages. Damn and that while I just wrote about the advantages of a professional logbook last week ;) Today Suunto communicated that it’s dive computers will be able to connect to two major online dive platforms; Diveboard and Deviac. Well I’m curious… I’ve never heard of these online platforms. Then again that doesn’t say much as there are so many online platforms, scuba communities and diving app’s… you can’t keep track of them all! In any case, both platforms offer the option of an in the cloud logbook. The connection works from the Suunto the Movescount sport community and you’ll need to make some steps before you can import your dives.

Looking for a scuba diving buddy?

Sun, 28 degrees Celsius and a clear blue sky! That’s the prediction of your smartphone’s weather app for upcoming Saturday. Immediately you check with your regular scuba buddy what he is doing this weekend. To your dismay the answer is that his mother in law is having a birthday bbq. So scuba diving is out of the picture for him. Disappointed you are looking at your smartphone. No other friends scuba dive and you haven’t joined a scuba club. So what are you going to do?!

My Scubadiving Stories logbook

The scuba diving logbook… We are all familiar with it. Usually your first logbook is a small and annoying book which you get from the scuba diving center when completing your open water course. You can usually fill in around 25 dives after which you get a more ‘professional’ looking logbook. This one offers more room for more than just your logbook pages. I bought my own ‘professional’ logbook in the Netherlands and I’m still using it till this day. My own logbook contains actually quite some items which I always take along on any given scuba diving day.

Damir Zurub is the new world champion underwater photography 2015

It’s a been quiet here on My Scubadiving Stories, life has been a bit restless and today is the first day in which I found the time to be able to write again. Perhaps some of you already read about it, but the world championship underwater photography 2015 has a winner, Damir Zurub from Croatia. The jury found his photo series the best. Below you can see his photo’s with which he won.

Photographer Gery Beeckmans

Being a photo model during the world championship underwater photography 2015

Usually all the attention around the world championship underwater photography goes to all the photographers. However being a photographer is often not a solo job. In many categories they need to take photos which include other scuba divers or better known as underwater models. Being a photo model during the world championship underwater photography 2015 is not to be taken lightly and isn’t for everyone. That’s why I took the time to interview one of the more famous underwater models in the Netherlands, +Marloes Otten. She tells us about her experiences of being an underwater model and what it really entails.