Below are links to various locations on the web that might be of some interest to our members and to visiting divers. If you have suggestions for other sites to add, please contact the web coordinator. Thanks and enjoy!

CENSUS OF MARINE LIFE
The Census of Marine Life is a growing global network of researchers in more than 70 nations engaged in a ten-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution, and abundance of marine life in the oceans -- past, present, and future. http://www.coml.org/coml.htm

THE SCUBA GUIDE
Lots of scuba gear and consumer information including in-depth advice for choosing the right swim fins, scuba diving mask, scuba BCD and more!
http://www.thescubaguide.com

scubamonster.com
SCUBA MONSTER: FORUMS FOR SCUBA DIVERS
Offers forums and articles where you can find travel tips, learn more about the marine life, share your scuba diving experience, get advice on diving equipment, ask medical questions, or discuss scuba diving destinations.
PORTAGE QUARRY RECREATION CLUB
Located just one mile south of Bowling Green in Northwest Ohio, the Portage Quarry Recreation Club is a complete recreation facility that caters to the Scuba diver enthusiast. The Scuba diver will experience some of the best recreational diving in Ohio with clear water visibility, wreck diving, and plenty of fish. The Scuba dive shop includes tank rentals, nitrox fills, equipment, and PADI instruction. To learn more, go to http://www.portagequarry.com

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GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC.
A nonprofit group preserving Great Lakes shipwrecks through research, education and conservation. Visit their site at: http://www.ghost-ships.org/

UNDERSEA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
In the course of surveying over twenty-thousand square miles of bottomland the URA have discovered a significant number of shipwrecks that were lost throughout the history of Great Lakes shipping. See what Dave Trotter and his team are up to. Go to: http://shipwreck1.com

DIVING MYTHS AND REALITIES
Larry “Harris” Taylor, Ph.D.
Diving Safety Coordinator, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
http://www.mindspring.com/~divegeek/

THUNDER BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
The state of  Michigan and NOAA recently agreed to create the country's 13th national marine sanctuary in Lake Huron's Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve is the first national marine sanctuary in fresh water and the only one to safeguard a large collection of shipwrecks. Learn more at: http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/

OCEAN OASIS
This is the companion web site to a new giant-screen film examining the contrast between the abundant life in the Sea of Cortez and the desert environment of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. The site offers a field guide to local land and marine species as well as an in-depth look at conservation issues facing the region. Go to: http://www.oceanoasis.org/

REEF
The Reef Environmental Education Foundation uses volunteer divers to conduct its excellent REEF Fish Survey Project. The information collected by volunteers is used by scientists and marine park staffs around the world. REEF's recently redesigned web site makes it easier than ever for divers to access the REEF database and to find out how they can get involved personally in REEF surveys. Go to: http://www.reef.org
SEA TURTLES
All six species of sea turtles in the United States are protected by the Endangered Species Act. Learn about these turtles and what is being done to ensure their survival at the National Marine Fisheries' Office of Protected Resources web site at: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/
DAVID DOUBILET
This site features the work of National Geographic's favorite underwater photographer. Doubilet says his job is "to make a picture of a place no one has ever seen before or to make a picture that's different of a place that everybody's seen before." This gallery of his photographs shows that he's been doing that for National Geographic for nearly 30 years. Go to: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/media/photography/doubilet/
ETERNAL REEFS
Where do you want to spend eternity? On a coral reef? Now you can--or at least your cremated remains can. Eternal Reefs, Inc., integrates cremated remains into artificial reefs and then places them in oceans and seas around the world, seeking "to provide permanent living memorials that are positive for our environment and cost effective for the consumer." Get more information and check out the photo gallery of artificial reefs at: http://www.eternalreefs.com.
50 DIVES IN 50 STATES
This site chronicles a cross-country trip made by dive journalist Charles Ballinger, who dived in all 50 of the United States a journey that was equal parts dive adventure and self-discovery. Read about his dive adventure in your home state and 49 others by going to: http://www.dive50states.com/
Official Dive Gear Page-Scuba Diving Equipment Manufacturers (Submitted by Ken Anderson)
MICHIGAN SHIPWRECKS
MichiganShipwrecks.com is dedicated to promoting the sport of scuba diving by providing easy access to all types of dive information while preserving and protecting our valuable resources.
FISH MUSEUM
Ever wonder what that purple balloon-like fish that couldn't be found in your fish ID book is actually called? Now you can find out online at the Australian Museum's Fish Site. The site allows viewers to search its database of Australian fish by scientific name or common name and also provides a step-by-step key designed to help you identify most seemingly unidentifiable fish. Go to: http://www.austmus.gov.au/fishes.
PSYCHO DIVER
Far from Norman Bates with a tank on his back, diving psychologist Dr. Gary Ladd's site is devoted to the hazards of diver panic, offering numerous tactics for dive accident prevention. Go to: http://www.psychodiver.com.
SOUTH FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIETY
An active divers group devoted to the promotion of recreational underwater photography, the South Florida Underwater Photography Society holds monthly meetings and dive outings, and regularly posts member photographs on its web site. Membership is free. Go to: http://www.SFUPS.org/.
BALTIMORE AQUARIUM
Take a virtual visit to Maryland's premier tourist attraction. With a collection of over 10,000 animals on display, a Marine Animal Rescue Program (MARP) and several ongoing marine research projects, the Baltimore Aquarium's web site is a good resource for divers. It includes an extensive section on setting up a home aquarium. Go to: http://www.aqua.org/ .
SEA TURTLE SURVIVAL LEAGUE
Ever wondered just how far sea turtles migrate? One of the most comprehensive sites on the web devoted to sea turtles, the Sea Turtle Survival League utilizes telemetry technology to track the travel patterns of sea turtles. They also offer research opportunities working with leatherbacks and green sea turtles in Tortuguero, Costa Rica for 2001. Go to: http://www.cccturtle.org.
REEFBALL
It's not sport divers playing soccer on reefs. In fact, Reefballs are eco-friendly concrete domes designed to aid in the creation and restoration of reef habitats. This site details the function of the Reefball and also contains a state-by-state listing of the GPS coordinates of all known artificial reefs in the U.S. Go to: http://www.reefball.com.
scuba diving portal gooddive.com
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