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Divers Alert Network, Omitted Predive Buoyancy Check Leads to Trouble

Reported Story<p><i>The diver is a 51-year old male, measuring 71 inches (180.5 cm) tall and weighing 270 pounds (122.5 kg). His dive experience consisted</i> …

Warming Up After a Cold Dive

Winter and cold-weather diving can have many benefits: colder water means less algae growth and thus clearer water; different species are attracted …

Underwater Photos: 9 Ocean in Motion Shots

There are many reasons underwater photographers show movement in their imagery: to capture a fast-swimming subject or emphasize the way it moves, to …

Fish

Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Manta Rays

For divers, getting up close and personal with marine life in its natural habitat makes for a dive that won’t soon be forgotten. One of the most …

Tutorial: How to Edit Underwater Photos

Photographer JP Danko recently put together the above video that takes a 20-minute behind-the-scenes look at the editing of an underwater photo. …

Diving Newfoundland’s Frigid Underworld

Not until Rick Stanley switches off his engines does the true spirit of this place take hold of us. Dimmed by thick clouds of mist, the grey water …

3 Fantastic Dive Sites of Australia

Australia is one of the most dynamic countries in the world. It’s full of strange, fascinating, and beautiful creatures, both on land and in the sea. …

Seven events you have to see in May

From dancing in the streets in Spain to cheese rolling in England, here are seven incredible celebrations taking place around the world this month.

Hong Kong

Craft brew: Why your morning coffee can now be as complicated as you like

Baristas get no respect, at least not from those who shuffle into coffee shops looking for their daily jolt, like the walking dead stumbling in a post-apocalyptic fog for brains. These dawn-of-the-day zombies don't view baristas as the a.m. equivalent of mixologists, whose work behind a cocktail …

Best methods for brewing coffee at home

Most of us get coffee during the week. In fact, the average person spends more than $1,000 a year buying coffee.<p>Of course, brewing your own cup-to-go …

Coffee

The Invention of the AeroPress

Among coffee aficionados, the AeroPress is a revelation. A small, $30 plastic device that resembles a plunger makes what many consider to be the best …

A System That Aims for Perfection: A Fuji X-Pro 1 Review

Yes, I know. The <b>Fujifilm X-Pro 1</b> is far from new. But as the old saying goes, better late than never. 🙂 A couple of months ago, I wrote up a first …

Making Infused Digestifs With a Japanese Coffee Dripper at Piora, NYC

"The concept for the digestifs at Piora first came about because our head bartender, Shinya Yamao, had this idea to create a dessert cocktail featuring banana and rum but wanted to do it without any added sugar or fruit juice," explains Simon Kim, owner and general manager of <b>Piora</b> in New York's …