Navy diver reaches 2000 feet

Developed by OceanWorks International from Vancouver, British Columbia, the Hardsuit 2000 was designed to withstand underwater pressure at 2,000 feet. Current models have only been able to go down as far as 1,200 feet. “The suit worked incredibly,” said...

Read the full text of "Navy diver reaches 2000 feet" »

Aqualung XTX200 regulator

Aqualung’s new XTX200 reg features an overbalanced diaphragm design, an environmental dry sealing system, and a new bright chrome finish. Via Divester The NEW 2006 XTX200 model is the flagship of the Apeks® fleet of fine regulators. It uses the...

Read the full text of "Aqualung XTX200 regulator" »

Deeper Blue gets snarky at the BBC

The BBC's January 31, 2006 reportage of Israeli inventor Alon Bodner's revolutionary tankless underwater breathing device followed Deeper Blue's breaking news of this development by a little more than three months, a stunning comeback from past performance. Via Deeper Blue...

Read the full text of "Deeper Blue gets snarky at the BBC" »

New 230 hectare reef discovered off Khao Lak

It is hard to believe that there are many places left in the world where we haven't already been, particularly with regard to shallow reefs in Thailand, but apparently there is a new undiscovered reef. In an article by Sydney...

Read the full text of "New 230 hectare reef discovered off Khao Lak" »

New Zealand diver survives 3 day in ocean

A former New Zealand navy diver left adrift at sea for three days survived by eating crayfish and sea slugs after he became separated from friends while diving near an island off the country's coast. Via Reuters...

Read the full text of "New Zealand diver survives 3 day in ocean" »

Shield Display - LED heads-up display mask

Shield Display is a built-in depth and tank pressure display for Neptune Series Masks. This information is brought directly to the mask face shield which improves diver convenience, comfort and efficiency. The Shield Display is sold as an accessory and...

Read the full text of "Shield Display - LED heads-up display mask" »

Giant octopus attacks mini submarine

Underwater footage from the incident shows the octopus attacking the sub, first by attaching a couple of arms to an underwater cable. The octopus then reached another one of its eight arms out to grab the vehicle.A nervous Mike Wood,...

Read the full text of "Giant octopus attacks mini submarine" »

Narwhal horn mystery solved

The narwhal has a tooth, or tusk, which emerges from the left side of the upper jaw and is an evolutionary mystery that defies many of the known principles of mammalian teeth. The tooth's unique spiral, the degree of its...

Read the full text of "Narwhal horn mystery solved" »

Suunto launches new D6 dive computer

Made from stainless steel, the new Suunto D6 dive computer has been designed to be both a stylish watch on land and a trusted companion underwater. Suunto's unique digital compass is also found in the Suunto D6 and shows divers...

Read the full text of "Suunto launches new D6 dive computer" »

| TrackBacks (0)

Chinese lake divers find underwater 'Lost City'

China researchers are reporting the discovery of Mayan pyramid-like buildings under Fuxian Lake in China’s Yunnan province."Gengwei, a professional diver, told reporters on December 19th, 2005, that images from sonar scans showed that a large relic covering at least 2.4...

Read the full text of "Chinese lake divers find underwater 'Lost City'" »

New Weapon Designed to Zap Scuba Divers

If you are scuba diving, be sure not to swim anywhere near any ship or installation that has been protected by the Raytheon Corporation's new "swimmer denial" system. Otherwise you will very quickly feel extremely sick and probably drown.Raytheon's underwater...

Read the full text of "New Weapon Designed to Zap Scuba Divers" »

Protecting Fiji's great reef

Ancient fishing chants, many of which hadn't been performed in more than 50 years, and a lavish feast of local delicacies — clams, seaweeds, taro leaves, mangoes, guavas, coconuts and pineapples — were prepared over days for villagers and visitors...

Read the full text of "Protecting Fiji's great reef" »

New diving computer watch from Scubapro

Suunto tends to lead the Scuba diving watch market, however it seems that its reign may be over with the new diving watch from Scubapro/Uwatec - the Aladin Prime and Tec.At the heart of the Aladin Prime and Tec is...

Read the full text of "New diving computer watch from Scubapro" »

Improved Cave Diving Grotto opens in North Mariana Islands, Micronesia

The Saipan Tribune announces the re-opening of the Marpi Grotto, voted the send best cave diving spot in the world, by last years Travel and Dive awards. This is good news for those scuba divers who travel to Micronesia and...

Read the full text of "Improved Cave Diving Grotto opens in North Mariana Islands, Micronesia" »

Connecticut Students Play Underwater Monopoly

Our friends at Blogging Baby found this story about 10 Connecticut high school students who spent five hours last week playing Monopoly. Oh yeah: and they played it 12 feet underwater. To communicate, students had to use hand signals to...

Read the full text of "Connecticut Students Play Underwater Monopoly" »

Man Jumps in Water with Great White...Willingly!

I heard about this story on the news this morning, and I was instantly captivated. Apparently, a group of tourists and shark-tour-guide Jimmy Hall encountered a 17-foot-long great white shark about three miles off the coast of Hawaii . Hall,...

Read the full text of "Man Jumps in Water with Great White...Willingly!" »

Diver Discovers WWII Warplane Off Australia

Diver and underwater filmmaker Ben Cropp recently announced that he had located a wrecked plane in 20 feet of water “about half a mile” off the tip of Cape York, . Claiming the WWII wreck has a wing span of...

Read the full text of "Diver Discovers WWII Warplane Off Australia" »

Surfer Punches Shark

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to, yes, another edition of man punches shark and gets away. This is a quick story, but one that should fill surfers and divers out there with a sense of possibility: possibility that you could...

Read the full text of "Surfer Punches Shark" »

Family feud leaves Cousteau’s ship high and dry, his legacy all at sea

In a News story by Adam Sage, of the Times Online, A legal dispute is preventing the repairs necessary to make the explorer’s floating world seaworthy. Calypso, Cousteau’s famous research ship, has decayed beyond repair due to a feud...

Read the full text of "Family feud leaves Cousteau’s ship high and dry, his legacy all at sea" »

Top Travel Stories and News from 2005

This giant squid off the coast of Japan was the first ever to be captured in photos while in the wild. Other tops stories from National Geographic's Top Ten News Stories of 2005 include the King Tut exhibit, the bursting...

Read the full text of "Top Travel Stories and News from 2005" »

Hurghada, Egypt in the News

The Red Sea’s first purpose-sunk wreck off Hurghada is now open to divers with a minimum of 100 logged dives and certified as BSAC sports diver or equivalent. The former cargo ship Hebbat Allah lies “bolt upright” between 75 and...

Read the full text of "Hurghada, Egypt in the News" »

Non-fogging glass may have use in scuba gear

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered a simple process that produces glass that is less smooth. Significantly less smooth.This new process focuses on producing an entire layer of glass that is very porous with many...

Read the full text of "Non-fogging glass may have use in scuba gear" »

Editors' Choice



Pricewatch

Scuba spotlight