Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving September/October 2019

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8 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
all star liveaboards

June 2, 1979-Blackbeard's Cruises departed on its inaugural voyage. Over 200,000 guests later, Blackbeard's and Aqua Cat rebranded under the All Star liveaboards fleet allowing them to offer new and exciting destinations where guests can expect to receive the same 5-star experience on any of their vessels. One of the constants over the years has been a commitment to service, safety and value. And you still won't find a better dive deal than Blackbeard's where for $995 you can set sail on an all inclusive dive vacation. When Aqua Cat splashed in 2001 it redefined the luxury liveaboard. Guests could enjoy the benefits of both a liveaboard and resort style experience. The diehard diver gets their 5 dives/day while those wishing to take in top side views and excursions can do…

1 min.
together, we can help our oceans

The distinguished ocean explorer and marine conservationist Fabien Cousteau has dedicated his life to exploring the oceans and to promoting their health. With past projects like “Mission 31” and the ongoing work of the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, an advocacy-oriented nonprofit, Fabien works tirelessly to make a direct and positive contribution to the health of the oceans. All his life, Fabien has been deeply influenced by his celebrated grandfather, the legendary ocean explorer and filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Seiko is proud to support the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and its crucial mission to restore the seas and raise public awareness about their plight. As part of its efforts to collaborate with Fabien, Seiko will also launch both traditional and online media initiatives focused on the Prospex diver’s watch collection. A…

2 min.
picture perfect

ARY FRANCES EMMONS joined Sport Diver in 2009 and Scuba Diving in 2012, serving as features, senior and deputy editor. A diver since 2006, she was named editor-in-chief in 2018. Christmas morning, 1971. A little girl creeps out in the wee hours and pokes the packages, sad not to find her heart’s desire. Of course, Santa is smarter than the average third-grader: A Kodak Girl Scout Instamatic was indeed under the tree, sparking my lifelong love affair with photography. Several decades passed between learning basic darkroom techniques from my scuba diving dad—with film shot on an ancient (and heavy) Nikkormat—and picking up my first underwater camera in 2009, a knockoff of the Flip Video camera in an Ikelite housing. Since then I’ve learned a thing or two, on a Jim Church School…

1 min.
scuba diving

scubadiving.com • edit@scubadiving.com EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Mary Frances Emmons Senior Editor Andy Zunz ScubaLab Director Roger Roy Art Director Monica Rodriguez Digital Editor Becca Hurley Associate Gear Editor Robby Myers Associate Editor Dave Carriere Copy Editor T.L. Favors Staff Photographer Jon Whittle CONTRIBUTORS Tanya G. Burnett, Eric Douglas, Brent Durand, Jennifer Idol, Bing Lin, Eric Michael, Brooke Morton, Alex Mustard, Terry Ward BONNIER MEDIA CONTRACT PUBLISHING Executive Vice President Gregory D. Gatto Vice President, Managing Director Glenn Sandridge Financial Director Tara Bisciello Editorial Director Shawn Bean Creative Director Dave Weaver Editorial Operations Director Stephanie Pancratz Copy Chief Cindy Martin Advertising Sales Manager Lauren Brown Group Marketing Director Haley Bischof Senior Marketing Manager Kelly Sheldon Marketing Manager Franki Giordano Marketing Project Manager Annie Darby Production Director Rina Viray Murray Associate Production Director Kelly Weekley Senior Production Manager Stephanie Northcutt Production Artist Peter Coffin Digital Strategy Director Mike Staley Digital Content Director Mark MacKenzie Custom Audience Manager Jackie Fry Digital Content Production and Presentation Director Michellina Jones Digital Producer Daniel McSwain PADI WORLDWIDE President & CEO Dr. Drew Richardson Chief Marketing Officer Kristin Valette-Wirth M.B.A. Managing Director, PADI Club Dave Freygang Education & Content Development Executive Karl Shreeves Managing Director, PADI Travel Joel Perrenoud Marketing Director Courtney Taylor Brand Director Katie Thompson PADI…

2 min.
welcome to padi club

DREW RICHARDSON, ED.D., president and CEO of PADI, has logged more than 6,000 dives worldwide and received many industry awards, including 1992 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. Even when passionate divers like you and I are far from the water, we’re not far from diving. Wherever we are and whatever we’re doing, we stay plugged into the dive community. It’s part of how we think, and it’s what we talk about. We keep our fingers on the pulse of anything that helps us be better divers, and we’re mindful that we’re ambassadors for the underwater world. PADI Club was built with this in mind, giving you access to a continuously growing and evolving list of benefits that help support and fuel your love of diving—in the water and out. Take a…

3 min.
building a pro system

Buying your first advanced camera system is intimidating. Costs seem to stack up as you wade through accessories that are contingent on questions you don’t yet know how to answer. This article will cover the basics and serve as a starting point on your camera-system journey. THE IKELITE SETUP: » 200DL Underwater Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark III, 5D Mark IV, 5DS, 5DS R» Right-Hand Quick-Release Handle» Shutter-Trigger Extension» Compact 8” Dome Port» Aluminum Top Handle» DS161 Strobes» Wide-Angle Ball Arms» Dual TTL Sync Cord» Gamma Lights with Ball Mounts on a Triple Clamp» Light & Motion Sola lights on Sliding Ball Mounts 1 THE BIG DECISION: HOUSING AND PORT SELECTION Underwater housings are designed specifically for each interchangeable-lens mirrorless and DSLR camera. Volumes can be filled with info on how to choose…