12 Boys and Their Coach Rescued from Cave in Thailand

It has been affirmed that every one of the 12 young men and their soccer mentor have been protected from profound inside the Tham Luang Cave arrange in northern Thailand. The emotional save comes after the young men and their mentor spent over two weeks being caught in the surrender framework, 2 1/2 miles from the passageway. Thai Navy SEALs, save scuba jumpers from around the globe, nearby volunteers, an Australian specialist and medicinal groups, and innumerable others can be credited for the fruitful surrender protect mission.

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On Sunday, July 8, the initial four young men were brought out of the give in. On Monday, July 9, an extra four young men were extricated from the buckle, and on Tuesday, July 10, the rest of the young men and their mentor were conveyed to security. The whole group and mentor are as of now accepting therapeutic consideration in an adjacent healing center.

With any give in protect, there are hazards because of the nearness of an overhead situation. The save group jumpers explored dim, overflowed burrows for up to six hours to come to the caught young men and mentor. The arrival outing to the passage took up to 5 hours. Specialists cautioned of potential perils — including hazardous snags inside the surrender, diminishing oxygen levels and rainstorm rains that undermined to compound the flooding inside the buckle — however regardless of the considerable number of difficulties, the young men and their mentor were safeguarded. Unfortunately, Saman Kunan, a previous Thai Navy SEAL who had come back to help with the safeguard activity, kicked the bucket on Friday, July 6, amid a mission to put tanks of packed air inside the buckle.

This story has spellbound worldwide media, and today, the world can praise that every one of the 12 young men and their mentor have been saved.

Which SD Card to Use For GoPro ?

One of the disadvantages of a GoPro action cam is the lack of a built-in memory. 

We order our GoPro, waiting for it to be shipped. 

I know how exciting it is to hold your first GoPro in your hands you always dreamed. 

You push the button to turn it on. 

But WTH?

It gives an error that doesn’t let you to take a photo / record a video just even for a test shot. 

Your GoPro tells you that you need an SD-Card. 

At this point, what you should know is that NOT every SD-Card is working properly with our Go-Pros. 

After trying couple of SD-Cards that didn’t really work with my own GoPros, I decided to help you with this to help you have a joyful GoPro experience. 

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GoPro Diving Light Suggestion

I am writing GoPro reviews since 2014.

Since I am a scuba diver, I generally try to help divewithseaman.com readers about the underwater performance of each GoPro as much as I can.

On the land, we always have daylight during the day.

When it is rainy and/or cloudy, we use some lights to illuminate the object we are focused.

Generally speaking, when it is sunny and we are in an open environment, we don’t have to use a light.

However, this is not as simple as this (not talking about the pro shots, for sure) underwater.

Why We Need a Diving Light Underwater?

When you are at 10 meters, there is no more red color.

At 20 meters, there is no more orange.

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Underwater Camera or Action Cam?

Scuba divers only had underwater cameras with housings and o-rings back in 90’s. 

 

The only discussion was about the brand; we were asking our friends which underwater camera to purchase…

It was already hard to choose eventhough there weren’t hundreds of options we had at those times. 

Now, our decision making process is even more complicated. 

At the beginning of 2000’s, we met with GoPro and this changed everything. 

Before brands, now we have to decide which one should we buy: an underwater camera or an action cam?

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Three Simple Steps to Avoid Panic Underwater

You started your scuba diving course and you are on the shore /  poolside.

Your scuba diving instructor wanted you to kneel and breath underwater after a briefing about your very first scuba diving session. 

Maybe you were an amateur free diver and got used to with the mask, snorkel and fins, but not a tank and a regulator!

You are just like a koi out of its pond.

At this point, you may feel like in two different ways:

  1. Excited about what you are doing! You think breathing underwater and watching the aquatic environment is fantastic!
  2. Stressed about what you are doing! You feel extremely uncomfortable and want to step on the land again asap!

If you belong to # 1, go ahead and enjoy your dives. 

Whereas if you are # 2 type, I have something for you.  [Read more…]

Key for Success in Scuba Diving

I am a scuba instructor for more than 15 years in PADI, SSI, NASDS and CMAS

I have trained over 750 scuba diving students in this period. 

When I start an Open Water Diver Course, I know two things will possibly happen throughout the course;

  1. My student, regardless of age, sex and nationality, will be afraid to try to conduct the “removing and replacing the scuba mask skill” 
  2. He / she will most likely think that scuba diving is a hard sport / activity requiring endurance and “maybe it is not something for him / her” (fewer than #1 but still valid)

In this post, I want to show you the way for success in scuba diving and how to kill these two points above (if you also have / had them) easily!

Ok, let me start with the first one; 

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Nikon Coolpix S33 Review

Each of us love holidays, right? 

Staying out of crowded cities, stressful job, annoying co-workers and even from our neighbors next door.

Sea, beach and lots of beautiful, unforgettable memories

Scuba diving? For sure for me and all the other scuba-lovers out there. 

For others, at least swimming in a pool or in the ocean, maybe?

I guess you know which point I want to come. 

I want to talk about Nikon Coolpix S33, not an action-cam like a GoPro or a fully-sealed camera like Nikon SeaLife Micro HD, but a really cool and handy “memory keeper

I used to have a Nikon Coolpix S32 and I was using it in my dives as well as my GoPros. 

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Why You Should And Should Not Buy a GoPro Hero 6?

If you are a GoPro fan, I am sure this is not the first time you visited divewithseaman.com

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

GoPro Hero 6 Black Edition

That’s because when a new GoPro product is launched, I order one immediately, wait for the new baby to come home, try it both on land and underwater, then write my objective and honest review for people who are willing to, but not sure about purchasing that brand-new GoPro. 

What I want you to do is to take a cup of coffee, read my “real user post” below slowly and do not hesitate to ask your questions from the comment section at the end of this GoPro Hero 6 review. Me and other experienced users may answer your questions as soon as possible.  [Read more…]

Rob Stewart Dies In Florida

We are sorry today… 

Sorry for the loss of a true underwater naturalist and a role model. 

I am sure majority of DiveWithSeaman readers know Rob Stewart as much as I do and respect him for everything he added to our world. 

Well-known documentary “Sharkwater” is a-must-watch film not only for scuba divers, but also for anyone who cares about nature and habitat. If you came here by searching “Rob Stewart” on Google, start to watch “Sharkwater” immediately, if you haven’t already.

Photo: sharkwater.com

Who Is Rob Stewart?

You guys know me.. I like to write about how people “lived” instead of how they “died

So, who is Rob Stewart? 

He is from Canada (Toronto), a marine biologist, film maker, photographer and conservationist. 

Started to use his underwater camera when he was only 13 and became a scuba instructor when he was 18. 

Before we knew Rob with Sharkwater, he travelled the world to take wildlife photos.  [Read more…]

GoPro Hero 5 Black Detailed Review

When I came home from work last week, I saw a note on my door, saying that bla bla bla cargo company weren’t able to find me home, so I must go to their office to take the package! 

GoPro Hero 5 Black BoxI turned back to my car and drove to the cargo office.

When I showed my ID to the cargo officer, she brought me my new baby; GoPro Hero 5 Black

After waiting for it for a very long time, there it was!! 

I grabbed it and came back home to see this new GoPro family member and test it asap for my readers here. 

What I did this week was to test the new GoPro Hero 5 Black, note all the pros and cons, features, tips for using and etc. to be able to write you a helpful GoPro Hero 5 Black review. 

 

Let’s start…

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