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Show us your pictures!

The photo uploader has now been fixed and enables us to upload our photo's directly to the website! Here are seven easy steps to getting your work published to midwestscubadiving...

Bonne Terre Mine Photos

Yesterday a new subscriber asked for photos about diving at Bonne Terre Mine in Bonne Terre, Missouri. If you go to the Photo Gallery and click on Caves and Caverns I just posted s...

Whales

A new article has been posted under "magazine articles" . Whales was written by a new author and diver Caleb Despins who was recently diving in Puerto Rico. It is a very interestin...

DISNEY PREMIERS "OCEANS" TODAY!

The official training agency for the Disney Corporation is the National Association of Underwater Instructors. The relationship with Disney was negotiated by Wayne Mitchell, a NAUI...

GAS PIPELINE PROBE UNCOVERS SHIPWRECKS IN BALTIC SEA

This was an interesting article I found:   STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A dozen previously unknown shipwrecks, some of them believed to be up to 1000 years old, were discovered in the Baltic ...

OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS AND DIVING

We have just published a magazine article provided to us by Divers Alert Network. You can access the article by clicking on “magazine articles” in the navigation bar. The article d...

HISTORY CHANNEL AIRS SPECIAL ON BONNE TERRE MINE TONIGHT!

Just a reminder that the History Channel’s Life after People will feature Bonne Terre Mine. The show will air today Tuesday March 9, 2010 at 9pm CST. Check your local listings. In ...

FOLLOW UP TO PRESS RELEASE, BONNE TERRE MINE

National Geographic Adventure named diving at Bonne Terre Mine in Missouri as one of the top 10 adventures in America, and it is easy to see why. Back in the day, the mine’s deepes...

DISCOVERY CHANNEL FILMING AT BONNE TERRE MINE

The world’s largest freshwater dive resort only 60 minutes south of St. Louis, Missouri, Bonne Terre Mine will be featured on Life After People- Episode 9 which airs on the Discove...

UNDERWATER PHOTOS OF THE FINSEEKER

Underwater photos of the Finseeker are now edited and attached to the text content of the article. Click on magazine articles to view! These photos were taken soon after the vessel...

SHARK FEVER, HYDRATION,DIVING MEDICINE AND THE FINSEEKER

Midwest Scuba Diving Magazine has just published four new articles. We decided to publish all four articles at one time to keep Midwestern divers amused during our frigid break bet...

DIVING FATALITY

Here is an interesting article written by Brett Gilliam who was Chairman of NAUI and has very deep ties to the diving community. I found the article in Undercurrents. If any one of...

DIVE SHOPS CLOSING AND UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR

There was an interesting thread posted in the forums about the viability of dive shops and professionalism in the dive industry. I too have visited dive shops that were unprofessio...

NAUI Ohio Regional Instructor Crossover

NAUI Ohio Regional Instructor Crossover Attention Dive Instructors: Here is an opportunity to discover how NAUI can help you offer something beyond the ordinary. Learn h...

Joyce Hayward "The Lady of the Lakes"

Joyce Hayward ”The Lady of the Lakes”, passed away August 29, 2009 after a very difficult battle with cancer that prevented her doing the activity she loved most, diving.  Becoming...

EAR CLEARING AND OTHER BASIC SKILLS

The article that was published as a blog about middle ear barotraumas is one of the best I have ever read. I know the article is lengthy, but it should be studied by all divers and...

MIDDLE EAR BAROTRAUMA

PREVENTION OF MIDDLE EAR BAROTRAUMAIf you find the topic interesting, please feel free to save it to a file or print it out for later reference. This document may be reproduced for...

THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CRUISE

Midwest Scuba Diving Magazine is excited to offer the ultimate adventure cruise along the pirate-infested coast of Somalia!We board our luxury cruise ship in Djibouti on the Gulf o...

REQUIRED BASIC AND ACCESSORY GEAR

All student divers should be absolutely required to carry a watch, whistle, slate and knife on all training dives. This is a safety issue and often the dive instructor takes the pa...

MAUI TRIP REPORT BY DAN SCHMIDT

Attached is a blog installment from my good friend Dan Schmidt. Dan is president and CEO of channel 11 WTTW and 98.7 WFMT. Over the past 5 years Dan has been involved in an interns...