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  Diving - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In tower events, competitors are allowed to perform their dives on either the five, seven and a half (generally just called seven) or ten metre towers, although high level meets, including the Olympic Games and world championships, usually require all dives to be executed from the ten metre.
Dives involving a twist during the somersault may be either front, back, reverse or (rarely) inward, but are considered a fifth direction altogether.
The calculation of each dive's DD is based on the number of somersaults and twists the dive entails, the direction, the position, and the board or platform it is performed from.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Diving   (2915 words)

It was simply diving, as we know it today, and indeed, the 1996 programme did not change a blink from the 1924 programme.
Now here comes some truly fancy diving: synchronised diving, or diving in pairs, which was introduced in the Sydney 2000 Games, doubling the programme in more than one way.
The traditional men's and women's 10-metre platform and three-metre springboard diving events were repeated for the synchronised portion, with judges assessing both individual dives and synchronisation.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=DV   (304 words)

 Dumpster Diving Encyclopedia Article @ BareHands.com (Bare Hands)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dumpster diving, also called dumpstering, binning, trashing, garbing, or garbage gleaning is a North American term to describe the practice of rummaging through commercial or residential trash to find useful free items that have been discarded.
Dumpster diving is a tool for garbologists, who study the sociology and archeology of trash in modern life.
Supposedly, information diving was more common in the 1980s due to lax security; when businesses became aware of the need for increased security in the early 1990s, sensitive documents were shredded before being placed in dumpsters.
www.barehands.com /encyclopedia/Dumpster_diving   (1401 words)

 Cave Diving Encyclopedia Article @ LivingDangerously.com (Living Dangerously)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cave diving is a type of technical diving in which specialized SCUBA equipment is used to enable the exploration of natural or artificial caves which are at least partially filled with water.
This was the normal diving equipment and methods until approximately 1960 when Mike Wooding (and others) developed new techniques using wetsuits (which provide both insulation and buoyancy compensation), twin open-circuit SCUBA air systems, helmet-mounted lights and free-swimming with fins.
The definitive volume on the history of UK cave diving is Martyn Farr's The Darkness Beckons, ISBN 0-939748-32-0, which has been through 2 editions (1980, 1991) and was written by a major figure in UK diving at a time when many of the original participants were still alive and available for interview.
www.livingdangerously.com /encyclopedia/Cave_diving   (2348 words)

 China Diving Diving History
Initially, the only dive was a straight forward dive, resembling a swimmer's standard entry.
Their practices became known as fancy diving, a term that stuck until the early 1900s.
When diving debuted at the 1904 Olympics, one of the two events was a plunge for distance, the goal being to swim the furthest underwater after a dive.
chinadiving.com /diving_history.htm   (509 words)

 USAdiver.com - The Best Site for Springboard Divers and Coaches
The Tualatin Hills Dive Club (THDC) in Beaverton, Oregon, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced coach to lead a club of 30+ young athletes.
was in the midst of a career that spanned from 1959 to 1989, and cemented his reputation as one of the most important figures in the history of diving.
Diving hopeful is taking a trip around the world to perfect her skills
www.usadiver.com   (520 words)

 Diving in the Pacific
Wreck diving can be a particularly satisfying experience – like floating through a haunted house as would a ghost, and 'flying' along the promenade deck where passengers once walked.
Your introduction to scuba diving will begin at the pool, where scuba skills can be learned and practiced in the safest possible environment.
The dive boat is your magic carpet to an unseen world of beauty and excitement.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /diving.html   (969 words)

Diving at work covers a wide range of activities from deep saturation diving in support of the offshore oil and gas industry to recreational instruction by a professional instructor.
The “diving industry” can be considered as a number of sectors where people need to go underwater to work.
Diving is considered to be a high hazard activity.
www.hse.gov.uk /diving   (244 words)

 Phuket scuba diving, Thailand liveaboards and scuba clubs information
Diving in Phuket and liveaboards in Thailand, the Andaman Sea offers dive sites considered to be among the top ten scuba destinations in the world.
Each dive site offers something special, and a day trip is the perfect way to sample the many delights of the sea.
Dive boats are like snowflakes: no two are the same (well, nearly).
www.diving.phuket.com   (470 words)

 Belize Scuba Diving Vacations, Deep Sea Diving on Long Caye - Slickrock Adventures
Diving at our island is not available without purchasing a Belize trip package which includes hotels and meals in Belize City before and after the trip, transport to and from the island, accommodations and meals on the island, soda and beer on the island, and kayak and windsurf gear and instruction.
One dive on the 6 or 12 dive package may be a night dive, weather permitting.
Limited dive lights are available to rent for night scuba dives, but cannot be guaranteed available for all, you should ring your own light if you want to night dive.
www.slickrock.com /scuba.htm   (1027 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - sky diving   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
SKY DIVING [sky diving] sport of descending partly by parachute from an airplane or similar craft.
Engaged in for both recreational and competitive purposes, sky diving involves three phases of activity: the free fall, the descent with open parachute, and the landing.
In competitive sky diving, participants are judged according to their style in free fall and their accuracy in landing near a designated point.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s1/skydivin.asp   (377 words)

 Koh Samui diving - Koh Tao diving. Dive in Thailand sites at PADI certified scuba diving schools
Koh Phangan is also good for diving and you will find scuba diving here too.
The weather is normally good for scuba diving, but it might be a little windy in October, November and December so the visibility is not as good then.
If you want your logotype next to your link, be among the top of the listed diving schools, additional address information and an e-mail address, it will only cost you THB 2900 per year (less than 8 baht per day).
www.kohsamui.org /diving.html   (682 words)

 Phuket diving liveaboards in Thailand diving Burma diving Similan with Dive Asia
Phuket is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South’ and for scuba divers it’s certainly the crown jewel of the Andaman Sea.
In 2001 and 2002 Dive Asia became the first dive center worldwide to be honored twice with PADI's prestigious 'Hallmark of Excellence Award' for 'Outstanding Contribution to Instructor Development'.
Phuket diving and liveaboards in Thailand and Burma
www.diveasia.com   (342 words)

 Costa Rica Diving
Diving in Costa Rica is characterized by big schools of fish, large fish and lots of them.
Diving in Costa Rica is for more experienced, adventurous divers who want something different.
We are Costa Rica scuba diving experts, and will be happy to provide you with accurate assessments of current diving conditions in Costa Rica.
www.jdwatersports.com /diving.htm   (254 words)

 Red Sea Diving Holiday Hotel, Camel Dive Club, Sharm El Sheikh.
Specialising in Red Sea diving holidays since 1986, Camel Dive Club is located in Sharm El Sheikh, at the southern tip of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
Whether you are diving or snorkelling, visiting St Katherine's monastery and Ras Mohammed National Park, or simply relaxing in the cosmopolitan resort of Sharm el Sheikh, Camel Dive Club & Hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy a holiday on the Red Sea Riviera.
Dive site maps, underwater pictures, as well as useful information about accommodation, desert safaris and other holiday activities can all be found here.
www.cameldive.com   (232 words)

 Info Bonaire Scuba Diving - From boat or shore
Most Dive Operators are members of CURO, the Council of Underwater Resort Operators.
One of the Bonaire Marine Park Regulations is for all visitors to do a check-out dive as part of the briefing process before taking off on their own to shore dive or going on a dive boat.
Diving packages can be also booked by local tour operators such as Bonaire Vacation Rentals.
www.infobonaire.com /scubadiving.html   (575 words)

 Scuba diving in Turkey : Sirena Diving Center Kas/Turkey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Since 1995 we (Hakan, Rico and the SIRENA DIVING Team) are showing divers from allover the world the most beautiful diving places in Kas (Turkey, lykian coast) and it`s sourrounding areas.
We offer daily diving tours, diving courses (CMAS, PADI and DAN) as well as trial diving and many speciality courses for "newbies" and experienced divers.
Diving in Turkey (Kas) with the SIRENA DIVING Center.
www.turkey-diving.com   (244 words)

 Puerto Rico Diving - Dive centre in Gran Canaria
Whether you are a certified scuba diver wanting to experience the great diving Gran Canaria has to offer or you want to take your first tenative fin kicks in the world of diving we at Puerto Rico Diving aim to make it a fun experience while always maintaining the highest professional and safety standards.
Diving clubs and groups of divers are very welcome – please contact us with your specific requirements.
The diving center is located in the Europa Center in the resort of Puerto Rico in the south of the island of Gran Canaria.
www.prdiving.com   (307 words)

 Dive Bali,Bali Diving,PADI Scuba Dive Course Bali Indonesia with Scuba Duba Doo
We also have one day introductory dives, day trips to famous Bali dive sites,learn to dive bali, Padi open water, advanced open water, rescue diver, medic first aid, dive master and instructor level courses and combination programs.
So if you are looking for fun, adventure, dive education or to become a commercial diver, Scuba Duba Doo Dive Center Bali offers it all.
You will be diving Bali s warm tropical waters, with spectacular visibility exploring the abundant varieties of fish, corals and marine life.
www.divecenterbali.com   (211 words)

 Diving in Indonesia
The sport of diving in Indonesia is relatively in its infancy, with diving centers in operation for a little over 10 years.
Many popular dive locations have already been damaged due to encroachment by man, while new locations are constantly being explored and sought by diving aficionados.
Dive shops also organize diving tours to the other islands in Indonesia, and are knowledgeable of the 'best' dive locations.
www.expat.or.id /info/diving.html   (2406 words)

 Diving - Florida Keys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To go wreck or reef diving, you can take your own boat, rent a boat (be sure to have a nautical chart in hand), or have a pro from a local dive shop take you out.
Maps which locate dive sites, nautical charts and any equipment you may need can be rented or purchased almost anywhere in the Keys.
Commercial dive operators require scuba certification cards and logbook to verify experience levels for the diver's safety.
www.florida-keys.fl.us /diving.htm   (303 words)

 Dive BVI - It's what we do!
Dive BVI has “everything one looks for in a dive operation - knowledgeable, safe, fun and great service.
Dive BVI is committed to diver safety, small diver to dive-leader ratios, world-class dive equipment and respect for the marine environment.
We have a very experienced staff that looks forward to diving with you and sharing their love of the BVI and its waters.
www.divebvi.com   (210 words)

 Phuket diving, Thailand liveaboard and dive clubs information guide
World Famous Dive Sites - Some of the finest and most renowned dive sites in the world are located right off of the shores of Phuket.
Dive destinations include the Similan, and Surin Islands, Anemone Reef, Shark Point, Hin Daeng and Hin Muang, King Cruiser Wreck and Koh Rock Nok.
Sea Bees Dive Centres is a multiple awad-winning dive operator with locations in Phuket and Khao Lak.
www.phuket.com /diving   (695 words)

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www.infoplease.com /ipsa/A0114943.html   (137 words)

 Scuba Diving Padi center Sydney - Abyss scuba diving
Scuba Diving in Australia is world class and Sydney, the gateway to Australia, offers diving unmatched by any large city.
Abyss Scuba Diving is a 5 Star IDC PADI dive centre that is central to Sydney's dive sites and offers quality service to meet all of your needs.
Diving with seal is one of the most thrilling underwater experiences imaginable.
www.abyss.com.au   (502 words)

 Diving and sailing safaris to Kenya, Pemba, Zanzibar and Tanzania All-inclusive liveaboard - ARISTOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Diving and sailing safaris to Kenya, Pemba, Zanzibar and Tanzania All-inclusive liveaboard - ARISTOS
ARISTOS sails the East African coast, specialising in Pemba and Zanzibar, on tailored diving and sailing liveaboard safaris.
The vivid colours of warm, clear to brilliant turquoise waters, white sandy deserted beaches and palm fringed islands are waiting to be explored on your diving and sailing liveaboard holidays.
www.divingsailing.com   (323 words)

Day boats usually restrict you to two dives a day, being limited as to the number of tanks they can carry, unless they have a compressor on board.
Shore diving has probably produced more successful images than anything; but ideally you need a stable base to work from.
At some locations you can be hotel based, dive from the shore and mix in some boat dives too.
www.underwaterphotography.com /Underwater-Video/Scuba-Video/Diving.asp   (268 words)

 Itinerary MV Colona VI - Diving Thailand - Phuket Diving Liveaboards
Dive no.8 could be either a sunset dive at Ko Tachai or a night dive at Koh Tachai.
Dive no.12 could be either a sunset dive at Ko Tachai or a night dive at Koh Bon.
Diving at the Butang Group of islands, you will have the opportunity of diving around, Koh Lipe, Koh Adang, Koh Butang and Koh Rawi.
www.diving-thailand-phuket.com /liveaboard/cvi_itin.htm   (760 words)

 Cornish Diving : Scuba Dive in Cornwall, Diving Gear...
Cornish Diving has been an active dive centre in Cornwall for over 20 years and is a PADI 5 Star IDC centre - providing PADI scuba courses from beginner to Instructor qualifications.
The Dive Shop is a leading dive equipment retail outlet for the South West Cornwall, stocking a vast range of branded scuba dive gear such as Scubapro, Suunto, Oceanic and many more.
Diving equipment servicing is carried out on site by qualified scuba equipment technicians.
www.cornishdiving.co.uk   (384 words)

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