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2013-04-11 16:20:48

NEW ORLEANS, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In mid-December a retired Jack-up Drill rig under tow from Fourchon, LA to be dismantled in Texas began taking on water. Despite being in the crowded waters of the oilfield, the tow captain was able to maneuver the sinking rig into a little used section of the Vermillion Block where the seas finally washed over the main deck and forced the rig to the ocean floor. The Gulf of Mexico's foul winter weather prevented any immediate salvage response, and...

2013-04-05 16:23:07

Gross Profit Margin Significantly Improved FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTCBB: BWMG), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of highly specialized dive and safety products, today announced that revenues increased to $2.864 million in 2012, an increase of 29.81% compared to 2011. "Our sales and marketing efforts, and a review of our dealer pricing and structure, paid off handsomely in 2012," said Robert Carmichael,...

Citizen Science Valuable, Benefits Marine Research Greatly
2013-03-13 12:48:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mobile technology is enabling people to become productive in ways they never thought possible and recently the scientific community has been looking to tap into that productivity by enlisting citizen scientists. To see just how reliable crowd-sourced research can be, a group of international scientists decided to check data collected by citizen scientists against information collected using traditional scientific means and found that...

2013-02-20 12:22:58

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of safety incidents at processing plants has increased as the nation's refineries have aged.(1 )During the first two weeks of 2013, a total of 27 process safety incidents, including fires, leaks and fugitive emissions were reported at U.S. refineries.(2) This incident rate could climb even higher as the U.S. is expected to be the world's top oil producer by 2017 and plants are pushed even harder. To further compound these risks,...

2013-02-08 23:01:37

Divers Institute of Technology and Underwater Centre form alliance to provide saturation diver training to DIT students. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 The Divers Institute of Technology (DIT), Seattle Washington and the Underwater Centre in Fort William, Scotland have formed an alliance to provide American and Canadian divers the opportunity to advance their careers in the global subsea market. The Underwater Centre offers Divers Institute of Technology graduates the...

2013-02-06 23:01:49

Unique High-Visibility-Platform allows swimmers to float comfortably and safely in calm, clear waters and view, or photograph, the underwater environment. The ergonomically designed Zayak Sea Sled provides all the features of a personal 'glass bottom boat'. Sarasota, Florida USA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 The durable Zayak Sea Sled provides the same excellent underwater view as snorkeling but without the leaky mask and 'death-grip' on a mouth piece. Swimmers can spend hours observing the...

2013-02-04 08:23:44

VISTA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Lung, the world's leading professional and recreational dive and swim equipment innovator, today announced the launch of Details, the first-of-its-kind dive line designed by women for women. The new collection features a wide range of products developed specifically to meet the needs of women, with shapes, sizes, color and fit designed exclusively to meet the preferences of female divers. Aqua Lung's new Details line offers...

2013-01-28 12:22:25

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Texas A&M University at Galveston professor is part of a diving team that descended 462 feet in a West Texas cave, believed to be the deepest underwater cave in the United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) Tom Iliffe, professor of marine biology and one of the world's most experienced cave diving scientists, led a diving team on a seven-day trip to explore, map and investigate the depths...

2013-01-23 23:01:06

HE System Technologies, a manufacturer just outside Chicago, has developed a truly innovative natural gas compressor/ fueling station. The HEDEX4 and HEDEX7 CNG compressor fill a void for small fleet owners who want to save money by converting to natural gas for their vehicles, but cant afford the large capital investment in fueling equipment. Willowbrook Il. (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Gasoline and Diesel prices still flirt with $4.00 a gallon, and Americans know that one hiccup in the...

2013-01-18 23:01:43

Life Support Technologies Group (LST) has added Nicholas Bird, MD, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the Diver´s Alert Network (DAN), Durham, NC to the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) accredited 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine course faculty for the training to be held 7-11 February, 2013 at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), East Meadow, NY. This training for physicians and allied health professionals is one of four (4) LST hyperbaric medicine courses...


Latest Underwater diving Reference Libraries

Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

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2010-11-19 16:36:05

A wetsuit, worn by divers, windsurfers, and others engaged in water sports, is a garment, made of foamed neoprene that provides thermal insulation, abrasion resistance, and buoyancy. The suit provides insulation through bubbles of gas enclosed within the material which reduces its ability to conduct heat. These bubbles also provide buoyancy in water. Contrary to popular belief the layer of warm water trapped between the suit and the skin provides very little thermal insulation. Wetsuits...

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2010-09-23 15:29:32

A barometer is an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. The barometer measures pressure exerted by the atmosphere using water, air, or mercury. Through measuring the pressure one can forecast short term weather changes. Evangelista Torricelli is credited with the invention of the barometer in 1643. However, Gasparo Berti unintentionally built a water barometer around the same time. Rene Descartes was also noted as describing an experiment to determine air pressure but there is no...

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