September 23, 2012

Red Sea Wrecks- The Giannis D.

Type- Twin hold general cargo vessel Built-  Kuryshima Dock Company of Imabari, Japan. Launched- 1969 as the Shoyo Maru Weight- 2932 ton Dimensions- Length, 99.5m; Width, 16m; Draught, 6.53m Engine- 6 cylinder diesel,  Max speed 12 knots. Wrecked- 20th April 1983 Location-  27° 34’ 42″ N, … Continue reading

August 9, 2011

Part 2: Diving is the sport of jumping into water from a springboard (Golden Heights Dahab)

Either these companies are working together or the have the same guy filling their webpages with content. But the page www.goldenheightsresort.com is even better then the one I was writing about earlier on. They do have the same description regarding … Continue reading

August 9, 2011

King Safari Dahab: Diving is the sport of jumping into water from a springboard

Oh really? I was doing it wrong all my life then! (click to enlarge) Well this website king-safari.com offers diving on their website – nothing wrong with that. The picture shows clearly two SCUBA divers – agreed? The explanation on … Continue reading

August 7, 2011

Diving in Tiran or “Turtles everywhere”

Wow, that day diving in Tiran was really amazing. We went there to find the Hammerheads or some other sharks but we didn’t see any. But sharks would have been a bonus to this day. Plenty of fish and turtles … 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

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

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

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

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