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The biggest draw card to rebreather diving as far as I am concerned!
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If you come into accidental contact with fire coral, you'll surely regret it. But these organisms are some of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, starting with the fact that they are not corals at all!
Add Australia's best scuba-diving sites to your bucket list, because there's a whole different view of the country from beneath the water. Here are our diver's picks for the top five
I think my bucket list now needs updating!
Scuba diver dies after decompression fails The Australian A 39-YEAR-OLD man who was treated in a decompression chamber after scuba diving off Rottnest Island has died.
I love the movies were sharks get their own back – where the stupid (and just plain innocent) people get chomped. And I also love the completely ridiculous shark movies were the sharks have a...
A second rare whale has been euthanised by the Department of Conservation after beaching itself at Sandy Pt yesterday.
It was the second time in 24 hours DOC had to put down an Arnoux's beaked whale, which is relatively rare.
Acting area manager for Murihiku/Southern Islands, Alan Christie, said the whale stranded at Sandy Pt less than a day after an unsuccessful DOC and community effort to save a whale at Omaui Beach.
DOC staff were notified of the second whale's beaching yesterday morning, he said.
The 8-metre-long whale was in a highly distressed state and DOC made a difficult decision, in consultation with local iwi, to euthanise the whale and end its suffering.
While an attempt to refloat the whale would have been ideal, several factors, including the tides and the whale's condition, made this impractical, Mr Christie said.
Sad to hear that this is the second time.
"When I see something in a scene, that scene talks to me."
ScubaFit®, a national company dedicated to promoting fitness for recreational scuba divers, today has launched a second workout in a series of mobile fitness a
It is well past time for a summer giveaway so after my mask fogged up and slipped down my face and my sunscreen washed up with one little dip, I emailed the guys at Skinnies and said “Hey!...
We live in a Golden Age of dive-computer technology. Over the past two decades, these machines have evolved into powerful data centers capable of monitoring virtually all aspects of our diving.
Tips from the T-ListSharks, Rays and Boobies: Heron Island in the Great Barrier ReefTips from the T-ListThis is Heron Island, a coral cay located in the southern Great Barrier Reef.
RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia —They’ve been described by one scientist as “pandas of the ocean.” “They’re such an iconic species, beloved by divers,” said Andrea Marshall, director of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, who came up with the de …...
Dive logs are my thing! I really enjoy going back over dives from last week or last year, or even further in the past than that. I have examples of each – the paper versions that look like ...
Dr. Rebecca Johnson, postdoctoral researcher from the California Academy of Sciences, tells why nudibranchs evolved to have such beautiful and brilliant color patterns to aid in their defense.
When you spend a lot of time in the water, a cold is inevitable. It is also inevitable that you will ask yourself at one time or another "Can I dive with this cold". Now we all know that we shouldn...
Diving with a cold is not just silly but it can be very dangerous. I learned quite a bit writing this!
Amazing video of dolphin seeking help from scuba divers AMERICAblog (blog) It turns out that the dolphin had fishing line and a hook stuck on one of its fins, so it approached a group of divers who were watching manta rays at night near Kona, Hawaii.
This should bring a tear to everyone's eye that watches....
Scuba Sunday is a feature on scuba divers both here in New Zealand and some of the divers I have come in to contact with from all over the world. Today’s Scuba Sunday is the Tassie Diver him...
For sheer jaw-dropping exhilaration, little beats the sight of a human riding a massive wall of water.
Now the surfing world is rife with news that a new world record has been set for the biggest wave ridden.
Pictures and video taken at Nazare in Portugal show Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara descending the face of a wave believed to have measured at about 100ft (30.5 metres).
Had he wiped out on the massive wave, he risked being forced many metres below the water, or being slammed into a reef or the ocean floor.
If the wave size is confirmed by Guinness World Records it will beat the previous record by more than 20ft (6.1m).
The huge waves at Nazare are generated by a 300m deep underwater canyon, roughly five kilometres wide where it starts at sea, then narrowing rapidly as it approaches the shore, funnelling more and more water into the waves.
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing. Meanwhile, the average number of fatalities worldwide per year between 2001 and 2006 from unprovoked shark attacks is 4.3.
TITANIC’S ENGINES UNDERWATER COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute This is one of the many incredible images highlighted in Nat...
I was so happy to be out on the boat again after being stuck on land with colds for the last couple of trips! The New Year Poor Knights liveaboard has become an annual trip for us – a chance...
Coral reefs are famous for their beautiful colours, but in fact when I visit them I am usually surprised how colourful reefs AREN'T.
Scuba diving is an activity that appeals to athletes, tourists, and more as an opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. For those willing to take the plunge, a cornucopia of underwater treasures lies in store.
We've taken the images chosen for each Look section from the 2012 issues and rounded them up for your viewing pleasure. Which is your favorite?
Have you ever pictured yourself scuba diving? I hadn't until a few years ago. Here are just some o the reasons I would recommend giving it a try.