May 10, 2011

Test report: Oceanic Pioneer mask

Since my very first Tusa mask, which I bought in 2001, finally became too old and leaky to use six or seven years later, I have had real trouble trying to find a new mask that I could say felt … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

A floating golf course off shore of the Maledives?

Destroying the reef for some super rich persons? To be absolutely honest – this is really – I mean really – f***ed up and should not be allowed. From Oceanic Defense: Dutch developers are giving a new meaning to the … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

Red Sea Wrecks- The El Mina

Type- T43 class Minesweeper Built- Soviet Union Launched-  One of 178 built for The Soviet Union and her allies during the 1950’s and 60’s. Weight- 570 tons Dimensions- Length- 60m  Beam- 8.5m Armament- 4x 37mm anti aircraft guns (2x twin … Continue reading

May 8, 2011

New British freediving record

Mike Board has set a new national men’s record in the freediving category Free Immersion. In this category the freediver uses a vertical guiderope. He or her uses the rope for the descent and the ascent. During the Freedive International … Continue reading

May 8, 2011

Whaleshark bumps into diver

Things like that you don’t see that often. Luckily it was recorded. The whaleshark was either blind or just thought “I break for nobody!”. Dive took place in Thailand, Phuket Hin Muang. Lessons learned? If a big f***ing fish is … Continue reading

May 8, 2011

SCUBAPRO: Jet Fin XXL available

To be honest this news is a bit confusig as there was a SCUBAPRO Jet Fin XXL already. But the old XXL is now XXXL and the company introduced a new size called XXL. Now every diver should find a … Continue reading

May 7, 2011

TDI photo competition: of course we cheated – because we can

The voting started for the TDI photo competition. We submitted in a picture as well (http://bit.ly/encOA2), and of course you are alowed to vote for it ;). As a computer geek (running the german computer portal bitblokes.de) I found the whole … Continue reading

May 6, 2011

A Bad Time for Pilot Whales

Rescuers today are working hard to rescue 16 pilot whales that have stranded themselves on shallow sand flats in the Florida Keys, two other whales were found dead on Thursday. Over a dozen volunteers have been working in shifts since … Continue reading

May 6, 2011

Swedish Ship Vasa Finally Finds Glory

50 years ago the Swedish warship Vasa was salvaged from the bottom of the Baltic sea where it had rested for over 300 years after it’s untimely and somewhat undignified end. It is now housed in a special museum built … Continue reading

May 6, 2011

Shot by speargun but the diver is alive

According to the BBC a diver has been accidentally shot by his buddy. The pair fished with spearguns off the South Devon coast. The divers had entered the sea off Milton Beach, at Kingsbridge. Still not clear is if the … Continue reading

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May 5, 2011

Record Breaking Cave Dive in New Zealand

A team of 6 Australian cave divers led by diving physician Richard Harris and funded by National Geographic has completed a 194m dive in New Zealand’s Pearce Resurgence fresh water cave which is possibly the deepest in the world. The Pearse … Continue reading

May 5, 2011

“Survivors” Come together 80 years after Shipwreck.

On 1st of May 1931 in New Zealand the steamer SS Progress was driven against the rocks on Wellington’s rugged south coast after her tail shaft snapped during a southerly gale. Four seamen died that day but one of the … Continue reading

May 4, 2011

Really nice dive: Islands, Dahab, South-Sinai, Egypt

We don’t have any breaking SCUBA news today. Doesn’t matter because we can report from a really nice dive this morning. Islands is always worth a visit. Especially without wind like today. If you want to do the full round … Continue reading

May 2, 2011

Dive Sites Closed in Thailand.

Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has decided to close down 18 dive sites to give the areas a chance to recover. While Authorities at other major diving destinations around the world twiddle their thumbs and hope the … Continue reading

May 2, 2011

Finned Sharks Found in Queensland Australia

The carcasses of two juvenile Bull sharks have been found, with their fins removed, washed up on the Queensland coast by a local woman out walking her dog. Some forms of shark fishing are allowed in Queensland, however shark finning is … Continue reading

May 2, 2011

Turtles Get Their Own Year.

After approximately 220 million years on this planet we humans have decided to honour this ancient creature with it’s very own year. Conservation group, Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC), in conjunction with other Turtle conservation groups have designated … Continue reading

May 1, 2011

Australian Couple find 170 year old Shipwreck

The wreck of the British cargo ship Viscount Melbourne which sank in 1842, three days after leaving Singapore, has been found by part time marine archaeologists Hans and Roz Berekoven. The Viscount Melbourne was sailing from India to China when it … Continue reading

April 30, 2011

Biodiversity Expedition Begins in the Philippines

From the 26th April until the 10th June The California Academy of Sciences are conducting there biggest expedition to date. The 2011 Philippines Biodiversity Expedition will see groups of scientists scour everything from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains … Continue reading

April 30, 2011

TDI Photo Competition – not everybody happy

The TDI Photo Competition does not make everybody happy. The initial rules meant that TDI could use all of the submitted pictures to use for anything. According to TDI that was never their intention. So they’ve changed the rules to … Continue reading

April 29, 2011

Lionfish get Death Sentence in Florida

The clock is ticking and time is running out for Florida’s Lionfish population. As local dive centres organise events to cull the invasive species the Lionfish are munching on their last fish dinners unaware of their impending doom. Unfortunately for … Continue reading