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Diving industry mourns the loss of Aggressor Adventures' Wayne Hasson The diving world has been rocked by the passing of one of the industry's longest-standing and most-influential figures - Aggressor Adventures' President Wayne Hasson.
DAN Is Seeking Research Interns for Summer 2020 The Divers Alert Network is seeking talented undergraduate and graduate students to work on dive safety and medical research this summer. Founded in 1999, the DAN Research Internship is a highly competitive program that gives candidates a strong foundation on which to build their careers.
Interview with Katherine Lu - Underwater Photographer of the Week Katherine is an American underwater photographer. She grew up in Northern Virginia in the USA and is of Taiwanese descent. Katherine started her diving journey more than two decades ago after receiving her open water certification in 1996. Her adventure spirit and wanderlust led her to travel to over 60 countries and dive all around the world.
Five Places Where You Can Help the Ocean While Traveling If you're an ocean lover or water sports enthusiast, surely, you want to help the ocean - either in your home country or when you travel abroad.
Cressi Digi 2 Console Cressi's Digi 2 is a 120m-rated electronic gauge-mode console that displays elapsed dive time, maximum depth, current depth, cylinder pressure and calculates air-time remaining with a comfortable reserve. A unique feature, according to Cressi, is a self-checking battery chamber that confirms a proper seal to prevent floods.
Autel Officially Unveils EVO II 8K Foldable Drone Autel has announced the world's first 8K foldable consumer drone, the EVO II, which will be available with three different camera modules: an 8K 1/2-inch camera, a 6K 1-inch camera, and a combination of 8K camera and thermal camera. Omnidirectional obstacle avoidance is made possible by the drone's 12 computer vision sensors and two sonar sensors.
Manfrotto Launches Pro Rugged Waterproof Memory Cards Manfrotto, the Italian brand usually known for its robust tripods, has announced a new Pro Rugged line of memory cards that the company claims to be the strongest on the market. Their solid molded plastic design means they can withstand temperatures from - 25°C to 85°C, survive 44 lbs.
Blacktip Island Divers To Swim Underwater 5K For Charity Race-minded Blacktip Island scuba divers are slated to swim a five-kilometer underwater course around the Caribbean island's west coast reefs Saturday morning to raise money for charity, race organizers said. "It'll be like any other 5K, just underwater," Blacktip Island Running Club president Val Schrader said.
A Diver's Dilemma But if we were up for it; we could dive. Phew! Our first dive at Sha'ab El Erg was rather uneventful. As we descended over a huge heart symbol, left in stones on the seabed by divers who had gone before, the sea was filled with the sound of far-off dolphins.
Zero Zero Robotics Unveils V-Coptr Falcon Zero Zero Robotics has announced its latest drone, the V-Coptr Falcon, which the company is billing as the "world's first V-shaped bi-copter"-in other words it has just two propellers instead of the more usual four.
2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners Announced The results of the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition have been announced, with Greg Lecoeur's crab-eater seal, which earned first place in the "Coldwater" category, clinching the "Best of Show." Many of the prizes were won by DPGers and past winners in the Underwater Competition Series.
Scroll Down To The Bottom Of The Sea Ever wondered what kind of critters lived at, say, a depth of 332 meters below the surface of the ocean, which incidentally is also the deepest a human being has scuba dived?
Best Cold Water Dive Sites Scuba diving is only fun in warm water, right? Wrong! Scuba is an incredibly freeing experience, so why limit yourself to warm water or the warm season? Break out the hoods or get that dry suit certification so you can experience the clearer waters, new travel locations, and different wildlife that comes with the new temperatures and territory.
Dive-Tidy MX2 Dive-Tidy claims to solve any storage and drying problems you might have, and says its product is ideal for home, club and dive-centre use.
Hollis Unveils Katana 2 Sidemount BCD Hollis this week unveiled its new Katana 2 sidemount BCD, which features a low-profile, modular and more streamlined and minimalist design.
Killer whale found dead in The Wash had plastic in its stomach The decomposing body of a juvenile male killer whale was discovered on salt marches in The Wash, and while cause of death is unknown, it was found to have plastic in its stomach.
Up to €900 savings in Emperor sale Savings of up to €900 are on offer until 7 February on liveaboard trips in the Red Sea, Maldives and Indonesia in Emperor Divers' New Year Sale. Offers include:. See all Emperor Divers' sale offers here.
My 2020 Dive Resolutions Some people love coming up with New Year's resolutions, others might consider it an unnecessary practice that they can't be bothered with. Regardless of which of these pools you fall in, I dare say you will enjoy this new tradition if you are a diver.
Oceanic Zeo It’s easy to travel with, so comfortable it’s nearly unnoticeable and breathes beautifully. Highly recommended.
Photographer of the Week – Matt Nethaway Thornback cowfish, Lembeh, Indonesia. I'm proud to introduce our Photographer of the Week, Matt Nethaway. I had the pleasure of doing a workshop with Matt in Lembeh several years ago and have been following his work since.
Coral Greenhouse open to divers The Coral Greenhouse and the Ocean Siren, the first phases of UK diver-sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's Museum Of Underwater Art project on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, have been unveiled. When complete, the museum will consist of a series of "galleries" located off Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island.
Diver dies after shark attack at Cull Island, Western Australia "I really feel for her, she's obviously witnessed something you don't want to see." A SharkSmart alert from the Surf Life Saving WA Twitter account warned of a public report of a white shark at Cull Island at 9.39am WA time on Sunday. At 1.06pm, another alert said Esperance fisheries officers were "investigating possible shark bite incident".
The Incredible Beauty of Gulf of Mexico's Underwater Art Museum Florida is a place where you can find Disney World, Ernest Hemingway's home, Spanish war forts, and now submerged statues just off shore. If looking for a new museum or a new way to experience art, head to Grayton Beach in South Walton, Florida to explore the Underwater Museum of Art, the first underwater sculpture garden in the U.S.
Warrnambool diver reunites woman with stolen long-lost purse A Ballangeich woman can't believe her luck after a scuba diver returned her stolen long-lost purse after finding it on the seafloor off Warrnambool. Diver Christopher Rantall verified Shelley McCrae was the owner of the purse on Wednesday and said he was "stoked" to return it to her.
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