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Scuba Notes for August 2011
September 5th, 2011

Here’s a short wrap-up of notable scuba stories from August 2011.

Wreck / 沈船(ちんせん)
Wreck / 沈船(ちんせん) [UNESCO World Heritage Ogasawara Islands]

Divers in Texas conducted a survey in the Brazos River to determine if any threatened species would be disturbed by planned construction.

SSI is joining forces with Ocean First Divers and Sustainable Travel International to develop a green scuba certification.

A diver who took up the sport in his 58th year is the UK’s oldest scuba diver, at age 91.

PADI expected to certify its 20 millionth diver last month.

Gadling posted a nice online gallery of UNESCO Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites, many of which cannot be dived.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin apparently found ancient Greek jugs while on a dive at Taman Bay in south Russia. Quite a find for someone on just his third dive.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is auctioning off a scuba diving adventure with Buzz Aldrin.

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