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Formally Scuba Scoop and kirkscubagear’s Scuba Scoop, all the great reading from those blogs are now being integrated into Kirk Scuba Gear’s new site. Enjoy featured articles on divers, dive products and more. Kirk Scuba Gear will continue to bring you more interesting reading in the future.

Dive Computers For Scuba Diving Newbies

Did you just get certified as an open water diver or now planning to dive recreational depths on your own? That's a good agenda for a budding recreational diving career. But before you get into the diving boat or onboard

By |March 7th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Dental Symptoms When Diving

Scuba divers may want to stop by their dentist’s office before taking their next plunge. A new pilot study found that 41 percent of divers experienced dental symptoms in the water, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

By |February 18th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Testing of a hydrogen bomb

The nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll program was a series of 23 nuclear devices detonated by the United States between 1946 to 1958. Test weapons were detonated on the reef itself, on the sea, in the air and underwater. The

By |February 2nd, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

FedEx: Please Stop Transporting Captive Dolphins for Human Entertainment!

We learned from the recent shipment of three captive-born dolphins to Dolphinaris Arizona that FedEx has been transporting live dolphins for the captivity industry [marine parks, aquariums, and dolphinariums]. Dolphins transported in this inhumane manner are packed in narrow coffin-like

By |January 25th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

True Stories of Underwater Ghosts

We’ve all heard of ghosts haunting crumbling mansions or creepy forests, but tales of sunken spirits are far less common. With that in mind, here are a few spooky stories that might make you think twice about taking a dip

By |January 13th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

9 Things That Can Kill You in the Ocean Besides Sharks

Your life preserver can't save you now. Sure, summer is a great time to visit the beach, build sandcastles and splash in the water, but it can also can be a time of grave danger. The ocean is dark, and

By |January 7th, 2017|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Control room of UB-110, German submarine

There have been several movies about German submarines and how they looked back in the day, but here is an actual picture taken from 1918. SM UB-110 was one of Germany’s infamous U-boats. It was commissioned into the Imperial Navy

By |December 31st, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Why Are Some Divers So Obsessed With Wreck Diving?

There's a reason so many divers are obsessed with wreck diving! Shipwrecks are mysterious and exciting, and encountering one on the ocean floor lends a diver an almost indefinable sense of discovery. Shipwrecks can be beautiful and horrifying at the same

By |December 16th, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

Into the Storm: The True Story of a Harrowing Ocean Rescue

By Tristram Korten Photographs by Thomas Prior At GQ One terrible night in 2015, two giant ships sailed into a hurricane—a new breed of superstorm that, thanks to climate change, had defied all expectations and would soon cause the deadliest

By |December 7th, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments

No Hands!

Advice on Establishing Proper Neutral Buoyancy While Scuba Diving Diving with my friend on his first dive, I was laughing so hard that I could barely keep my regulator in my mouth. On the surface, my friend is calm and

By |December 3rd, 2016|Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop|0 Comments