Phuket builds underwater statue park

We thought we'd seen everything, but oh no: Phuket Diving Park, as the site is now known, features sculptures including Thai demons ( yak ), traditional decorative arches, a sala, two elephants and a giant pearl oyster. Over time...

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Diving Roatan, Honduras

Roatan’s underwater visibility is outstanding. The variety of soft and hard corals is immense and vibrant, and there are two fine wrecks to dive just offshore. Wherever you swim, the variety of fish is astounding, from bitty coral-banded shrimp to...

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Mike Veitch's shark photography 101

Different sharks require different lenses. An 18 foot Great White attacking a baited tuna carcass mere inches from your cage requires a wide angle lens. But what about the reef sharks encountered on an average dive in the tropical Pacific?...

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Ty begins his trip diving the most well-known site on the Great Barrier Reef — Cod Hole on Ribbon Reef #10. From there, he moves on to Osprey Reef, where he sees several hammerheads circling, as well as a pod...

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Weedy Sea Dragon coverage

As well as a very thorough and evocative write-up, Jane has some truly spectacular photos of these amazing creatures which are so hard to find because they blend in with seaweed so perfectly (hence their name). Honestly, it's enough to...

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Canon Underwater Photography Guide

Canon have an Underwater Photography Guide which shows reasons for using a digital camera over a film camera, Marine Techniques, Pre-Dive Preparations, Understanding White Balance, taking Macro Shots and Wide Angle Shots, Panorama Shots about Movies, Maintenance on the Boat...

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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...

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Diving with dolphins in the Bahamas

One of the all time favorite marine animals for many is the dolphin. Previously, the closest one can ever get to a dolphin is at the various marine theme parks like Sea World. Then a few dolphin research centers started...

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Olympus µ720 SW, still works 3m underwater

With this model, Olympus has optimised the standard weatherproof qualities found in all Mju cameras, making it waterproof to 3m. In combination with the shockproof design, a whole new world of shooting opportunities is opened to photographers. Now, where other...

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Diving the Galapagos islands

Some consider the Galapagos the premiere spot for seeing large marine fauna. Seeing pelagic species so close to shore is more common in the Galapagos than most any dive site in the world. Like the animals on land, the animals...

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Innovative new dive ropes light up the scuba diving industry

"The Glow Rope and Cleat assembly allows for the number one factor SAFETY for our divers," stated, Deb Savageau, CEO of Fire Forks Unlimited, N.D. "If a diver loses his or her diving buddy they can count on our illuminating...

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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...

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Diving Icebergs in the Weddell Sea

In order to learn how various drifting iceberg-lets affect cold-water marine animals and algae, a team of scientists from MBARI's Midwater Ecology group spent December chilling out - literally! - in the Weddell Sea. Studying marine life in and underneath...

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Diver Survives Great White Attack

This morning, Australian media is reporting another shark attack. It seems that Brian Williams was diving with a small group about two miles off Perth. Apparently, Williams was separated from the other divers in his group, when he was attacked...

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Dive Roatan in Honduras

Here's a piece of the Caribbean we don't hear about too often, but with new once a week flights out of Miami and Houston, the tiny island off the coast of Honduras should be attracting more visitors in no time....

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Fantastic whale shark footage

It's shot by Nick Hope, an underwater photographer based in Phuket. You can see the whale shark clip online at Google Video, and Nick has several more great underwater clips available on his own site Bubblevision, which are also free...

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Shark vs Octopus in Mortal Combat

A public aquarium was experiencing mysterious deaths and decided to set up an overnight video camera to find the culprit. They ended up capturing some of the most amazing footage ever seen by this humble scuba diving enthusiast. Truly jaw-dropping....

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Twin strobe photography

I was very fortunate to have another photographer (Flann Horgan) along on my last trip. He swooped in and got these shots of me with the Ocean White Tip, not a very friendly shark. I never quite realized how...

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Dancing with Wolf Eels

The attraction here in the murky depths are wolf eels. Lots of wolf eels, we lost count at 10. They have condos in the hard sandstone/mud walls along the lip. I had brought a bag of old chicken to see...

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Diving and photographing tiger sharks

The photographing of this shark was something I looked forward to doing. With my Canon digital SLR I could change lenses to suit what I wanted to photograph. I recently bought a Canon 10-22mm wide-angle lens. This is what I...

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Ice Diving in Austria

Check out this great piece about ice diving in Austria. Despite freezing air temps and occasional reg failure, diving in Attersee Lake – where an underwater forest now rests – actually sounds kinda fun. But the real ice diving comes...

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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,...

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