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Scuba notes for July 2010
August 2nd, 2010

Here’s a short wrap-up of notable scuba stories from July 2010.

Wine at 70 ft
Wine at 70 ft by Jamie and Greg

Dive shops on Florida’s east coast are seeing a surge in business, probably due to the BP oil gusher disaster contaminating or expected to contaminate Florida’s Gulf Coast diving spots.

A Russian diver who outfitted his pet Dachshund with a scuba kit expected to take the dog on open water dives after successful pool trials.

A British aquarium got into the Wimbledon spirit by developing an underwater tennis game, complete with specially weighted balls.

A scuba diver armed with a metal detector found a $7k engagement ring at the bottom of Lake Minnetonka.

Scuba divers exploring a cave in the Dominican Republic discovered the remains of a 3,000 year-old Hispaniola monkey. The BBC captured video of the divers collecting the specimens.

Scuba diving was officially declared a “hazardous activity” in California. Gov. Schwarzenegger signed the bill, which releases state and local governments from liability associated with diving.

Scuba divers in the Baltic Sea found bottles of champagne believed to be over 200 years old. There are thought to be a total of 30 bottles in the discovery; the divers consumed the one bottle brought to the surface so far.

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