April 29, 2011

Who Wants to Break a World Record?

The standing world record for the most people scuba diving simultaneously was made in Indonesia in 2009 with 2486 divers turning the ocean into a bubbling froth. That attempt was organised by Indonesia’s navy. After 2 years, Diver Jason Haiseldon … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Pollution Threats from Shipwrecks to be Investigated

When people think of major oils spills the first thing that springs to mind is disasters like the Exxon Valdez or more recently the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, however many of the wrecks we dive are … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

TDI Photo Competition

TDI launched a photo competition on the 26th April which closes on the 2nd May. At stake is a lovely TDI bomber Jacket valued at $100 (I’m guessing that’s USD ). The photo needs to be of a Tech dive … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Red Sea Wrecks- The El Tor/ Al Arish

Type- Roll On/ Roll Off ferry Built- Bergens ship yard, Norway Launched- 23rd Sept 1980 Weight- 4,609GRT Dimensions-  Length- 106m, Beam- 17.3m Sank- 2002/ 04? Location- Port of Safaga, East Coast, Egypt Cause of Sinking- Unknown   History- The Al … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Dive Safe this Summer

As some of you may have seen there are already several reported diving fatalities this year, with the diving season kicking off in the northern hemisphere many divers will be pulling the gear out of mothballs and hitting the water … Continue reading

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April 28, 2011

Rebreather-Intro for Mr. Gadget

My friend and ex-colleague Moritz Jäger (nerd-supreme.de) loves Gadgets. So what to do with Mr. Gadget who wants to do something a bit different to SCUBA diving? Exactly – you put a rebreather on his back and send him to … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

The Worlds First Colour Underwater Photograph

The worlds first ever colour under water photograph was taken way back in 1926 by National Geographic photographer Charles Martin and Dr. William Longley. The subject? A Hogfish. What’s more interesting is the method they used to illuminate the scene. The daredevil photographers … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

An Octopus With Criminal Tendencies

If you’ve ever worried about your expensive camera equipment being stolen then take a moment to think how quickly it could be pinched during the dive as demonstrated by this light tentacled Octopus!

April 26, 2011

HMAS Adelaide Sunk as Artificial Reef in NSW Australia

Australian divers got a new wreck dive when the HMAS Adelaide was sunk off Avoca beach NSW several days ago with public dives beginning soon. Photographer Robb Westerdyk went for a dive on her soon after the sinking and took these photos.

April 26, 2011

An Underwater Scooter for the Lazy Diver

These things have been around for some time and have yet to catch on, however, it seems someone out there is making money from them. Follow the link to see the “HydroBob” in action: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/25/scitech/main20057138.shtml  

April 26, 2011

Aussie Claims Two National Freediving Records in Dahab

Australian Naomi Hill did her country proud in Dahab recently when the current Womens World Record holder and Dahab local, Sara Campbell coached her towards two national freediving records. At the Freediving competition organised by Freedive Dahab at the famous Blue … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

450 Year Old Shipwreck Found

Divers have found a shipwreck near the Dominican Republic containing artifacts including gold coins that date back to 1535, one set of four of these coins is valued at one million dollars. Also found were Jade statues and ancient Mayan jewellery. … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Diving for the Royal Wedding??

Yes it seems that Royal wedding fever has even reached the diving community and if you live near  Dosthill Quarry in Tamworth, Staffs or Gildenburgh Water in Whittlesey, Cambs in England you may even be able to join in! Follow this link … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Beneath the Sea U/W Photography 2011 Competition Winners

This years Beneath the Sea U/W photography and videography competition brought in some truely stunning entries. Follow this link to view and who knows, perhaps be inspired to enter for 2012?  

April 26, 2011

PADI Conservation Video Competition.

If you have a video camera and a desire to help conserve our oceans then this competition is for you! 1st prize of $5000USD and PADI will donate a further $5000USD on your behalf to Project AWARE. Competition started 8th … Continue reading

April 26, 2011

Divers of note- Lionel “Buster” Crabb

Lionel “Buster” Crabb was born to a poor family from Streatham, South West London on the 28th January 1909 where he grew up and eventually joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve prior to World War 2. Buster joined the Royal … Continue reading

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April 26, 2011

Tec Diving Ballet – Formation Diving the Blue Hole in Dahab

I filmed for a dive center … that they all lined up like this was actually not planned – but it does look cool though. Dive was with Sunsplash Divers Dahab.

April 10, 2011

Cat and Dolphin playing together

This cat probably thought: “That’s the biggest meal I ever got!” No more words … just enjoy :)

February 22, 2011

New Egypt: Good discounts in Dahab, South Sinai, Egypt

Support tourism and secure the income of the the people of egypt! I wrote to a couple of friends and asked if they have any special offers because of the situation at the moment – for the people not watching … Continue reading

September 7, 2010

Rescue 2010: The Lifesaving World Championships in Alexandria

Rescue 2010 will take place in the coastal city of Alexandria in Egypt from 2 to 17 October 2010. Pool Events will take place in the Olympic Swimming Pool of Alexandria and Ocean events will take place in Mamoura Beach. … Continue reading