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Diving & SCUBA

  • – sells accessories, gear bags, dive boots, fins, masks, and oxygen equipment.
  • 3Routes info on lots of destinations. Goal is to list EVERY resort, live-aboard and dive charter on the planet.
  • Action Plus – makers of diving gear including wet and dry suits, jumpsuits, snorkels, and masks.
  • Adventure Divesites Worldwide site documents Dive Sites World Wide. Large resource.
  • Air Land Sea Products – serves as a dive shop, pilot supply store, and marine and consumer electronics supplier.
  • Air Line – features hookah diving equipment which allows you to dive without the constraints of tanks.
  • Air Source One – distributor in Michigan for the Swede Survival System Flashover Simulator.
  • ANDI International – sells diving products and offers courses in safety.
  • Apollo Sports USA, Inc – provides scuba diving equipment, gear, snorkels, gauges, suits, and more.
  • Aqua Gear Online – offers a broad range of scuba, snorkeling, swimming, and marine gear and accessories
  • Aqua – online scuba and diving store.
  • Aqua Lung scuba diving gear and equipment manufacturer offering dive wet suits, dive tanks, fins, masks, and more.
  • Aqua Pak manufactures a waterproof notepad for divers.
  • AquaFlite Wetsuits for scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing, dredging, jet skis, river rafting, and surfing.
  • Beuchat Corporation manufactures scuba and spear fishing equipment.
  • Blue Water Divers specializing instruction, diving equipment & supplies, also travel & recreational activities planning.
  • Blue Water Hunter freediving & spearfishing. Custom wetsuits from Deep Thought Diving Products.
  • Cave And Dive info from Yangtze Gorges Expeditions in China, Black Keld, Yorkshire in the U.K., and Marniosa, Picos De Europa in Spain
  • Cave Diving Website. Florida & Mexico site, underwater cave exploration; and the training needed to do it as safely as possible.
  • Cave Diving Organization info on cave, cavern, technical, & guided tours in N Florida’s cave systems, plus Yucatan, Mexico.
  • Chicago Aquarium Divers Club
  • Cressi-sub – manufactures professional diving equipment. Offers product and dealer information.
  • Cyber Dive Shop – offers a range of scuba and snorkel gear.
  • Dacor Corporation – products include regulators, BCs, masks, wetsuits, instruments, and accessories.
  • Discount Scuba Supply
  • Dive Booty – offers comparison shopping on prices of scuba diving equipment, equipment reviews, and more.
  • Diving in Spain and Portugal Dive centers listed here individually (mostly PADI) Few other dive sites and experiences.
  • Dive Club Guide to diving classes and sites in Thailand.
  • Dive In Details of PADI’s centers in the U.K., including career development, retail info, holidays, & more.
  • DiveData Details of wrecks along the coast of the U.K., tide & weather information, events, and more.
  • – dedicated to showcasing underwater films created for the Internet by filmmakers around the world.
  • Diving Heritage – virtual museum featuring a history of deep sea diving and helmets from around the world.
  • Diving in New Zealand Guide to New Zealand, with sites, photos, maps, trip charters and dive shops & clubs
  • Diving into History Collection of articles by Scuba pioneer, Walt Deas.
  • Diving is Fun! Contains facts and information for female SCUBA divers.
  • Diving Obsession Offers divesite ratings, photo uploads, and directory of dive operators and destinations.
  • Dive Supplier – scuba, diving, and snorkeling equipment and accessories.
  • DiveInn – offers a wide range of gear and supplies. Site is in Dutch, English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • Divematics USA, Inc. – manufactures full face dive masks for sport, tech, search & rescue, & commercial diving
  • info & forums on,Tech, Scientific, Military, Commercial, Search and Rescue Diving
  • Diver’s Wholesale – offers scuba diving equipment, wet suits, boots, masks, and snorkeling gear.
  • Divers Direct – equipment mail order catalog featuring name brand products.
  • Divers’ Discount Supply – offer brand-name diving equipment and supplies.
  • Diving Unlimited International, Inc – high performance diving equipment
  • Escuba – resource for scuba diving information, including ratings of marine life and diving destinations worldwide.
  • European Divers Guide – provides information on diving conditions throughout the world.
  • Farallon USA, Inc. – commercially available dive propulsion vehicle.
  • Florida Keys Beaches and Parks Many of the parks allow camping, pets and boat dockage.
  • Florida Keys Dive sites, nice basic descriptions upper-lower Keys
  • The Florida Keys Internet Dive Guide good basic map a descriptions
  • Force Fin – manufacturers of fins for swimming, bodysurfing, SCUBA, and free diving.
  • German freshwater divesites (in German), “Willkommen bei Tauchen in Deutschland!
  • Gilboa Quarry is 14+ acre stone quarry, located in Northwest Ohio. Wooded campgrounds
  • Halcyon – manufacturer of Rebreathers and a scuba equipment company for the recreational &  technical diver alike.
  • HydroOptix – makers of ultra-wide scuba masks that expand the field of view.
  •, Scuba diving holidays, dive equipment, diving gear
  • Ikelite Underwater Systems – underwater lighting, direction and photography.
  • Intelligent Scuba Equipment, inc. compact dive lights for scuba diving and underwater or marine applications.
  • JDR Cables Systems custom-built cable & umbilical systems (diving and other sub-sea environments).
  • Joe Diver America offering diving equipment, wet suits, snorkeling gear, underwater digital cameras, and more.
  • Lawrence Factor, Inc. products for compressed air/gas purification to 15,000(psi). Lab analysis for gases & air.
  • Mares Worldwide Dive Gear “just add water”
  • Mini Breather International Products manufacturer of the Mini-B, a full scuba system
  • Molokai HI. Dive sites
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Home Page
  • National Data Buoy Center National Weather Service (NWS). NDBC designs, develops, operates, and maintains a network of data collecting buoys and coastal stations.  Check conditions on-line or call and/or talk with the buoys. Great use of technology, very useful!
  • Ocean Master manufacturers of masks, snorkels, knives, fins, and other equipment.
  • Ocean Rock Outfitters – sells outdoor adventure and sports equipment, gear, supplies, and apparel for scuba diving.
  • Oceanic – full listing of our product selection guide packed with product information, dealer listings and much more.
  • Oceanic Worldwide – makers of a range of products including regulators, computers, gauges, masks, and thermalwear.
  • Online Scuba – offers scuba masks, fins, regulators, BCD’s, and more.
  • Pacifico Buceo Discount Divers Supply – discount scuba diving equipment for Tusa, Genesis, and XS scuba.
  • P.A.D.I. Official Website
  • Performance Diver – large selection of equipment and accessory choices.
  • Pirate SCUBA – specializes in dive gear, including scuba, snorkeling, freediving, spearfishing, and watersports.
  • Project A.W.A.R.E.
  • Poseidon Diving Systems – manufacturer of a full line of diving equipment and accessories.
  • Portugal Scuba Diving, A-Z Scuba Diving holidays in Portugal. Provides useful dive information.
  • Pro-Sport Diving – dive shop offering retail sales, rentals, repairs, air fills, photography, tours and expeditions.
  • Scuba and Watersports – offers scuba, snorkeling, and other watersports gear.
  • Scuba Connection – Seller of snorkeling & scuba equipment, books, lights, equipment cases and accessories.
  • Scuba Equipment – products include masks, repair kits, bags, belts, and more.
  • Scuba Equipment USA – offers scuba vacation and dive club information in addition to online gear sales
  • Scuba Express – scuba diving equipment sales via mail order.
  • Scuba Gear Online – sells scuba equipment including suits, masks, regulators, and bags at discount prices.
  • Scuba Network – offering equipment including masks, fins, snorkels, regulators, and gauges.
  • Scuba Toys – sells equipment including dive computers, knives, drysuits, lights, and regulators.
  • SCUBA Travel: The Independent Guide to Diving around the World (UK based)
  • Scuba Yellow Pages, chock full of info, sales, and resources
  • Sherwood Scuba – manufacturer of precision underwater breathing equipment and accessories.
  • Sidemount Passage – offers information about cave diving, sidemount scuba, excursions, equipment rental, and more.
  • Simply Scuba Dive Store – offering secure online shopping for scuba equipment and related scuba diving information.
  • Super Scuba Deals – offers a vast selection of diving products.
  • Suunto – manufacturer of diving instruments. Pages include product information, news, and a free dive computer demo.
  • Tauchen Online, German Dive Site, good info – tips, and other features. (Mostly German)
  • Tech 2020 – seller of: submersible crafts, (ROV) cameras, underwater communications systems, & hovercraft.
  • U.S. Divers – dealer locator, catalog of our products, ‘what’s new’, and content from some very famous divers.
  • Underseas inc., Experienced & very cool, family run dive shop on Big Pine Key, FL. (they cover Looe Key!)
  • Under Sea Institute of Aqua Technology – USIA is providing recreational products and diving suits.
  • Undersea Breathing Systems, Inc. – nitrox membrane system which produces safe, reliable Nitrox breathing gasses.
  • UWATEC Worldwide – resource guide to products and technology diving physiology info.
  • Voit Swim + Snorkel – maker of gear.
  • Zeagle – advanced scuba equipment.

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Kayaking, Canoeing, & Paddling

  • American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.
  • Atchafalaya Paddle Trails (Louisiana Guide to paddling Atchafalaya Basin)
  • Basic Knots (Sea Scouts) great site with basic knots.  It is from the Sea Scouts of Brighton, South Essex, UK.  This is the place to go for an animated look at tying the bowline, clove hitch, and other basic knots.
  • Canadian Canoe Routes – A Meeting Place for Canadian Wilderness Paddlers
  • Canoe Camping – USA Descriptions of Over 40 Extended Float Trips. Nice resource.
  • Chicago Area Paddling & Fishing Hundreds of places to Paddle, Fish, Sail, Row, or just relax in the Chicagoland Area
  • Chicago River Canoe & Kayak Canoe & Kayak rental on the river and lakefront
  • Easykayaker kayaking designed for non-endurance kayakers & families who want to see beautiful natural surroundings and wildlife of BC.  maps, journals, adventure tour guides, & links to BC Ferries, weather, tides & road report info.
  • Friends of the Chicago River Home Page
  • Great Lakes Forecasting System Lake Michigan Surface Water Temp shown with a graphic map of the Lake.
  • Hawaii outrigger canoe club news, Molokai Hoe, Na Wahine O Ke Kai race websites, news of outrigger racing from greater Polynesia, canoe clubs in Hawaii, links to paddling events, people, places.
  • Kayaking Everywhere (MSN News Groups)
  • Kayaking San Diego Just arrived in town and want to paddle? Info on rentals, gear, put-ins, fishing, diving, weather, where to go, where to eat, and links to other kayaking sites.
  • Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail (virtual tours) Multi-purpose trail has been developed by the Illinois DNR. Currently 61 miles in length, this trail offers visitors scenic hiking, bicycling and snowmobiling opportunities.
  • Illinois Waterway Navigation Charts – Rock Island District
  • Lincoln Park Boat Club is the oldest facility in Chicago that provides boats, classes, and a range of competitive training opportunities for men’s and women’s rowing, sculling and kayaking.
  • Maine Island Trail Association explore the wild and beautiful coast of Maine in a way that protects this exceptional resource for future generations
  • Michigan Kayaking Site is intended to help you find places to kayak in Michigan and surrounding regions, with an emphasis on the Great Lakes. Provides info on MI. kayaking stores, rentals, books and links
  • Outrigger Canoe Paddling Resource News, links, photos, results, and articles from outrigger events around the world. Also features oc1 repair articles, race schedules, weather, and outrigger discussion
  • is great source for information on canoeing and kayaking. From Buyers’ Guides for canoes, kayaks and accessories to articles, classifieds, photos, outfitters, dealers and so much more!
  • Rutabaga, The Paddlesport Shop – Madison Wi. If you need it they’ve got it! Great staff.
  • Sea Kayaking in Chicago
  • Sea Kayaker Magazine, good resource for the sea kayaker.  lots of downloadable info & tricks
  • Southwest Paddler:  An on-line paddlers’ resource guide to the rivers of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.
  • Thousand Islands Water Trail (Canada) comprehensive guide to canoeing and kayaking on the Canadian side of the Thousand Islands.
  • Ultimate Directory of Kayaking & Paddling, Collection of links to companies that make & sell kayaks, gear & accessories (sea kayaking) Includes links to clubs & educational material
  • U.S.G.S.: Real-Time Water Data from the USGS Links to USGS sites serving data on real-time streamflow via satellite.
  • WaterWays is a site created by paddlers, for paddlers. They list descriptions of fresh and salt water paddle trips in Maine, New England, the U.S., and from around the world.
  • Yukon Paddling /Kayak Yukon Paddling info for Canada’s North, with river descriptions, levels, and photo’s, current events and coverage, Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club newsletters & local linksTop of Page

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