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David "Rainmaker" Mauldin's
Scuba Links

Diving 101

Tank Comparison Chart - Converts PSI to cubic feet for most tank sizes and types
Physics of Scuba Diving
Surface Air Consumption (SAC) calculator

Message Boards / Discussion Groups

ScubaBoard - Worldwide discussion group with over 80,000 members
Scuba Toys Discussion Forum & Community Board - Discussion forum for Latin America - Worldwide maps & info
Divesite Directory - Worldwide information concerning divesites
ScubaDiving2 Group At Yahoo - An active and fun group - For single & married (but buddyless) divers
NC Divers - Fun group of divers in North Carolina

Dive Gear Dealers / Dive Shops

Bermuda Triangle Dive Shop - Greenville, SC & Asheville, NC
Deep Sea Supply - Innovative diving products

Dive Operators / Destinations In US


Florida Conch Divers forum - At
Cave Dive Central - Open water & technical training in Central Florida
Divers City USA - Dive trips in the Upper Florida Keys
Silent World Dive Center, Inc. - Dive center in Key Largo
Ed & Ellen's Lodgings - Budget motel in Key Largo
Key Largo Chamber Of Commerce
Conch Republic Divers - Dive operator just south of Key Largo and north of Islamorada
Force E Dive Centers - Southeast Florida
NOAA Molasses Reef Conditions
Dive Key West - Dive trips in the Lower Florida Keys
Key West - Where to stay, things to do, etc. - Florida Keys on-line newspaper
Strike Zone Charter - Looe Key (near Key West) reef diving trips
Gary's Gulf Divers - Gulf of Mexico dive trips (including Oriskany)
Blue Water Adventures - Pensacola dive trips (including Oriskany)
Scuba Shack - Pensacola dive trips (including Oriskany) - Oriskany dive trips (only)
Florida Springs Info
Choctawhatchee River Water Level - For determining conditions at Morrison Spring
Florida Cave & Cavern Systems - At site
Alexander Spring
Vortex Spring
Devil's Den Spring, FL
Peacock Springs State Park
Troy Springs State Park
Blue Grotto Spring, FL
Ginnie Springs, FL
High Springs, FL Country Inn - Diver-friendly inn near Ginnie Springs


Hawaii Scuba Diving
Hawaii forum at
Hawaii Ohana forum at
Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki - Budget accommodations in Honolulu

North Carolina

Bermuda Triangle Dive Shop - Asheville
Olympus Diving Center - Atlantic coast near Morehead City

South Carolina

Bermuda Triangle Dive Shop - Greenville
Lake Jocassee Water Level
Express Watersports - Myrtle Beach
Deep Dixie Divers forum at ScubaBoard
Off The Wall Dive Charters - Near Salem
Coastal Scuba - N. Myrtle Beach

Dive Operators / Destinations Outside US


Airport code: AUA
Coconut Inn - Budget motel
S.E.Aruba Fly 'n Dive - Dive operator
Scuba video from Aruba Tourism
ABC Islands forum at
Dive Aruba - Dive operator
Climate & weather
MVC Eagle Beach Hotel - Budget lodging in Oranjestad
Native Divers - Dive operator
Pelican Adventures - Dive operator
Aruba shore diving


Caribbean Divers & Bell Channel Inn
Grand Bahama Island map & info
Freeport / Lucaya map
Redwood Hotel - Budget hotel in Lucaya
M/V Shear Water Live-Aboard
Grand Bahama Scuba
Riding Rock Inn Scuba Resort - San Salvador dive operator & lodging
Bahamas forum at ScubaBoard
Western Air - Flights within Bahamas
Bimini Blue Water Resort
Bill & Nowdla Keefe's Bimini Undersea - Bimini dive operator & lodging
Discovery Island Cruises - One day cruises from Port Everglades to Freeport


Central America forum at ScubaBoard
Ambergris Caye - Diving info
Ambergris Caye - General info
Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop - Ambergris Caye
Protech Belize Dive Center - Ambergris Caye
Ruby's Hotel - Ambergris Caye
Tropic Air - Air shuttle from Belize Intl. Airport
Maya Island Air - Air shuttle from Belize Intl. Airport
Medical travel info for Belize
Guide to Caye Caulker
Downtown Map of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

ABC Islands forum at
Golden Reef Inn - Budget accommodations & dive packages
Wannadive Bonaire - Dive operator
Bonaire webcams
Dive packages, travel info
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn - Reasonably priced dive resort
Council of Underwater Resort Operators site
Dive trip info / rates
Things to know about Bonaire

Cayman Islands

Paradise Villas - Dive resort on Little Cayman Island
Cayman Islands / Little Cayman Air Travel - Info provided by Paradise Villas
Cayman Brac & Little Cayman Info
Aqua Dreams Scuba Diving - Grand Cayman dive operator
Neptune's Divers - Grand Cayman dive operator
Destination Cayman Islands - PADI Interactive Site

Chuuk (Truk Lagoon)

SS Thorfinn live-aboard
Truk Stop Hotel - Hotel and dive packages
Blue Lagoon Resort - Hotel and dive packages
Flights to Chuuk
Micronesia travel packages
Chuuk site at
Federated States of Micronesia site
Pacific Islands forum at
Jack Connick's Truk Trek - Truk Lagoon Dive Trip - Part 1
Flight info
Continental Micronesia Airline contact info

Costa Rica

Rich Coast Diving - Dive operator offering package deals in Playa del Coco
Villa del Sol B&B - Budget accommodations in Playa del Coco
La Puerta del Sol Hotel in Playa del Coco - Provides package deals with Rich Coast Diving
Central America Forum at ScubaBoard
Map of Guanacaste Province - Includes Liberia airport and Playa del Coco
Diving in Costa Rica info - Includes water temps
Liberia to Playa Del Coco shuttle info
Villa del Sueno Hotel & Restaurant - Located in Guanacaste
Rutje's trip report at - General scuba diving info
General scuba diving info
Costa Rica Adventure Divers
Babaloo Inn - Budget lodging in Manuel Antonio
Oceans Unlimited - Dive operator in Manuel Antonio


General Info

Dominican Republic

Things To Do / Diving Info
Hippocampo Dive Centre - Sosua Beach
Apart Atlantico Hotel - Near Sosua Beach

Atlantic Airlines - Flights within Honduras
Sosa Airlines flight info - For flights within Honduras
Bay Islands Voice - Online news magazine
Bay Islands (Honduras) forum at
Roatan weather - Local conditions & 5 day forecast
Roatan dive operators
Hidden Garden Cabins - Roatan's West End
Coconut Tree Divers - Dive operator in Roatan's West End
Website of a Roatan resident with lots of info
Fantasy Island Resort - Roatan
CoCo View Resort - Roatan
Utila dive sites map
StanChan's Utila trip report at
Ecomarine Gunters Dive Shop - Dive operator in Utila
Rose's Inn (Utila)
Deep Blue Dive Resort (Utila)
Utila Dive Centre
Mango Inn - Utila
Utila Info


Jamaica scuba diving directory
Scuba site at
Negril transportation info
Sun Divers - Dive operator in Negril
Negril Scuba Centre
White Sands Hotel - Budget accommodations in Negril
Getting from Montego Bay to Negril
TimAir Limited - Flights within Jamaica
Scuba Jamaica - Dive operator


Cancun Diving
DivEmotions - Cancun dive operator
Cozumel Insider Webcam
Scuba Club Cozumel Dive Resort Webcam
Blue XT Sea Diving - Dive operator in Cozumel
Blue Angel Dive Shop - Dive operator in Cozumel
Dive Paradise - Dive operator in Cozumel (3 locations)
General Cozumel info - General info & on-line reservations
Scuba diving info for Cozumel
Getting from Cancun to Cozumel
Hotel Barracuda
Caribe Blu Hotel - Budget accommodations in Cozumel
Villa Blanca Hotel - Budget accommodations in Cozumel
Safari Inn - Budget accommodations in Cozumel
Cozumel forum at ScubaBoard
Hotel Aquilar - Budget accommodations in Cozumel
kentmorrdave's "Coz on a budget" trip report
Cozumel Survival Guide
Cancun Weather
Cozumel map
Hotels in Cozumel


Corn Islands website
Managua - Corn Islands Flight Info & Fares - Atlantic Airlines
Hotel Las Mercedes - Budget hotel near Managua airport
The Real Nicaragua - Discussion forum
Photos & map of Little Corn Island - At The Real Nicaragua discussion forum
Corn Islands, Nicaragua Yahoo Group
Corn Island video at YouTube - Produced by Paraiso Hotel
Los Angeles Times article on Corn Islands
Casa Iguana - Resort on Little Corn Island offering dive packages
Dive Little Corn - Dive operator on Little Corn Island


South Pacific forum at
Map of Palau & info - Dive operator

Puerto Rico

Dive info & map
Taino Divers - Rincon dive operator
Rincon Web site
Map of Rincon
Article about Rincon diving at site
Casa Vista Del Mar Inn - Budget lodging in Rincon
Coconut Palms Inn - Budget lodging in Rincon (site includes Puerto Rico airport codes)
Rincon info
Diving info at site

St. Lucia

Diving in St. Lucia
Dive Fair Helen's St. Lucia Undersea Adventures

St. Martin / St. Maarten

Airport code: SXM
Ocean Explorers Dive Center - Dive operator in St. Maarten
Dive Safaris - St. Maarten dive operator
The Royal Turtle - Budget hotel in St. Maarten
Seaview Hotel - Budget hotel in St. Maarten
Aqua Mania - Dive operator in St. Maarten
Scuba Fun Dive Center - Dive operator in St. Maarten


Central Wong Amat Beach Resort - Pattaya Beach budget lodging
Aquanauts Dive Center - Pattaya dive operator

Turks & Caicos Islands

Air transportation info
Turtle Cove Inn - Budget hotel in Providenciales / Dive packages

Virgin Islands

Bunker Hill Hotel - Budget hotel in St. Thomas (website)
Bunker Hill Hotel - Budget hotel in St. Thomas (rate quotes)
Island View Guest House - Budget hotel in St. Thomas
Greater Caribbean forum at
Admiralty Dive Center - Dive operator in St. Thomas
Blue Island Divers - Dive operator in St. Thomas
Chris Sawyer Diving Center - Dive operator in St. Thomas
St. Thomas Hotel Info / Rates
St. Thomas Hotels
Aqua Action Dive Center - St. Thomas dive operator
Dive Tortola - Dive operator in British Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Map & Info

General Information / Other Sites
World airports & 3 digit codes - On-line travel reservations
Caribbean map
Maps & info - Compliments of the CIA
Electricity around the world
International currency conversion - On-line travel reservations
Travellerspoint Travel Community - Scuba trip travel agent - Scuba trip travel agent
Fishpics Hawaii - Great photos of coral, fish and other critters
Fish FieldGuide at - Great for identifying a species seen while diving - Online dive magazine; lots of info and gear reveiws
Scuba Diving International - Certification info, locating local dive shops
Gear Manufacturers' Contact Info - Scroll past "Warranty Info" at top of page
Divers Alert Network - Worldwide medical referral, insurance and more
Dalton's Diamond Calculator - For Nitrox MOD, Dose & Best Mix calculations
Metric Conversion Calculator