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Updated Nikon SnapBridge Allows for RAW Image Transfers Nikon has released an updated version of its SnapBridge app, which allows its Bluetooth / Wi-Fi-enabled cameras to upload images to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Crucially, Version 2.6 allows users to download RAW images over Wi-Fi.
Ikelite Announces Housing for the Nikon Coolpix A1000 Ikelite has unveiled its new housing for the Nikon Coolpix A1000. The superzoom compact offers a 16-megapixel 1/2.3-inch sensor, RAW capability, and 4K/30p and Full HD 1080/60p video recording.
Huge Deep-Sea Shark Encountered Watch the following video clip of a massive deep-sea shark as it checks out an Oceanx submarine. Watch the video clip below of this history making submersible tagging of the shark. Its an awesome video. make sure to see the perfect view of the shark's eye near the end of the video.
BARE Unveils New Revel And Elate Wetsuits BARE recently introduced its new Revel and Elate wetsuits for men and women, respectively. The new wetsuits combine fit, comfort and flexibility for multisport performance, including scuba diving. The suits are designed with watersport-inspired styling, anatomically correct 3D patterns and a proprietary blend of neoprene and laminate.
Children venture into 'space' - in Shropshire The RAF had specific aims and objectives for Space Camp. Firstly, they wanted to broaden the future recruitment pool by ensuring school-age children become engaged in STEM subjects and appreciate the range of career opportunities that are available.
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Best Shore Dives in Sydney From the biodiversity at Sydney's marine-protected area in Shelly Beach, to the fantastic muck diving at Chowder Bay, here are a few of the best shore dives in Sydney. Fairy Bower and Shelly Beach dive sites, both within Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, are fantastic for both a day or night dive.
Shark Attack Reports of 2019 The International Shark Attack File for 2018 reports on teh investigation of 130 alleged shark-human interactions. The study classifies shark attacks as either "unprovoked attacks" or provoked attacks" In summary 2018 is reported to have a significantly lower than average number of unprovoked shark attacks.
Using the Sun as a Light Source in Underwater Photography Using the sun is much more challenging, but these images are the ones that really resonate with a much wider audience. In this article, I share some of my thoughts and techniques on make use of the sun as a light source. In general, it is ideal to shoot in natural light when it's sunny and when the water depth is shallow.
Team finds sub's missing bow The bow section of a US Pacific Fleet submarine that disappeared on its maiden patrol during World War Two has been found off Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The main part of the wreck of USS Grunion had been found in 2007, during an expedition organised by the three sons of the submarine's commanding officer, Lt-Cmdr Mannert L Abele.
OUT NOW - Scuba Diver August 19 Issue Scuba Diver August issue is out now, pick up a copy in your nearest dive store or read a digital copy online today.
Shot of Sharks Circling a Beached Whale Is Nature Photographer of the Year Winner Australian Geographic has unveiled the winners of its Nature Photographer of the Year competition, with Mat Beetson's aerial shot of a beached fin whale on Cheynes Beach in Albany, Western Australia, surrounded by sharks scoring top honors. Mat used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to capture the image.
Bleak Expectations I have watched many documentaries bemoaning the state of the marine environment over the years, and have come to expect them at least to end on an uplifting note - you know, how it might be one minute to midnight, but all is not lost if we change our ways now and pull together.
'47 Meters Down: Uncaged' Debuts At No. 7 In U.S. Box Office The second time wasn't quite the charm this past weekend for the "47 Meters Down" scuba diving film franchise, with "Uncaged" debuting at $8.4 million, taking the No. 7 spot in the U.S. box office and well below studio expectations. According to the official synopsis:.
Protections for Makos, Guitarfish and Wedgefish Debated at CITES CoP18 The future of various shark and ray species are currently being debated at the 18th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Conference of the Parties, which began on August 17th in Geneva, Switzerland, and concludes on August 28th.
Suunto D5 Scuba Diving Wrist Computer lets you explore underwater with ease The SUUNTO D5 Scuba Diving Wrist Computer is easy to use, displaying important information without distracting from the underwater world.
Reef-Safe” Sunscreens Leak Metals and Nutrients into Seawater New research suggests that even the "coral-safe" sunscreens that don't contain nasty chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate might be releasing trace metals into the water-with unknown impacts on marine ecology.
Canon Australia Accidentally Shares Promo Videos for New EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II It would appear that somebody let the cat out of the bag in a major way by accidentally publishing two promotional videos for the upcoming EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D. And unfortunately for Canon, a certain Canon Rumors spotted them, downloaded them, and posted them on its YouTube channel.
Diver Attacked by Remora Remoras are thought to be creepy blood sucking fish that attach themselves to a host which is typically whales or sharks, but what about scuba divers?
Curacao Punda DIVE Vibes Festival Announced The date for the Punda Dive Vibes event has been announced for this coming October. The event is part of the 2019 edition of the annual Curaçao International Dive Festival. The event will take place in the historic Punda district of Curaçao's capital of Willemstad.
Saving The Oceans: 'Robocop' In The Water And Other Cutting-Edge Technology It has become increasingly clear that our oceans are in trouble. Water temperatures are rising, Arctic ice is melting. Our oceans and even some of their inhabitants are drowning in plastic. Coral reefs are 'bleaching' and species are disappearing.
Red Sea liveaboard Whirlwind hits pinnacle, ends up on sandbank in lagoon The award-winning Red Sea liveaboard Whirlwind was left sitting at an angle on a shallow sandbank after hitting a pinnacle and causing damage to the hull as it left its moorings last week.
Whirlwind hits trouble in Red Sea Red Sea liveaboard Whirlwind, part of the Tornado Marine Fleet, was damaged when it struck a pinnacle on Thursday, 15 August, and divers aboard later had to be evacuated.
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