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DEMA Show 2017 Opens Official Hotel Block

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It seems like only yesterday our team has visited the amazing DEMA Show 2016 in Las Vegas, and now the DEMA Show 2017 website is up and running. This year the show will take place in Orlando, Florida during November 1-4, so mark your calendars not to miss it!

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Shore Diving: Planning and Gear Tips

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Shore diving is one of the most underrated diving forms. Contrary to the common misconception, many fantastic dive sites can be found just off the shores. It is also not, as some people think, an activity that only novice divers would enjoy. In fact, shore diving can sometimes be more challenging, and require more planning and preparation than a simple backwards roll off of a boat. Despite the extra work, shore diving is very rewarding, and if you have never tried it you may be missing out big time.

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Underwater Dance Event With DJ Oliver Heldens for Cleaner Oceans

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This coming October the Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens in partnership with the Mission Live Foundation will conduct an unprecedented underwater dance event to raise awareness about the problem of plastic soup in the oceans. The performance will take place in a special underwater studio, 40 meters beneath the surface. What’s more, Heldens plans on freediving down to the studio!

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Dive Safety: Assessing and Respecting Your Limits

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As a diver, you probably know, how important the concept of personal awareness is in an underwater environment. In order to dive safe and avoid injury you have to remain in control of the situation and stay within your individual limits. But how do you define your limits? Many divers, especially those who are new to the sport, can find it difficult to answer this question. So, in this article we will try to help you understand the nature of your limitations, and the right way to assess them.

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Heat Loss and Hypothermia When Diving

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Thermal challenges are among the most common issues that many divers encounter during or in between the dives. The reason for this is that our core temperatures have to stay within a certain, narrow range for our bodies to function properly. Although, getting a bit too hot from waiting in sunshine while wearing a wetsuit or starting to shiver ever so slightly when underwater may seem insignificant, ignoring these signals can lead to serious health problems. Hypothermia, hyperthermia and heat stroke are some of the heat challenges that can result from prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures. In this particular article we are going to focus on hypothermia, so read on, if you want to learn how to prevent, recognize and deal with it.

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Getting Ready for Dive Season

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The spring is finally rolling around, and for many, it marks the beginning of a new dive season. Unless you live in a tropical climate or enjoy cold water diving, it has probably been a few month since your last dive, which means that both your gear and skills may have gotten rusty over the winter. So, here are some useful tips to help you prepare for the upcoming scuba season and make sure that everything is ready for you to get into the water.

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