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California’s Shell Eisenberg Breaks Long-Standing USA Women’s Freediving Record

Shell Eisenberg of Northern California surprised the USA Freediving world by capturing her first USA Women’s National Freediving Record in the …

A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator

The history of diving starts with pictures found on the walls of caves depicting people breathing air underwater stored in goat bladders. Diving …

Scuba Diving

Dolphin Cove - Esperance WA - Original

Western Australia

Last Reminder: World Oceans Day Photo Contest

Today is the last day to enter the second World Oceans Day Photo Contest! The deadline is 5pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Winning images will be …

World Oceans Day

Photographer Carter Warden Shares How He Got His Flickr Photos into National Geographic

Carter Warden is a photographer very similar to the rest of us; he captures the world with a lens to his eye because it is a hobby that brings him …


Timeline Photos

The World's Best Online Dive Companion

In February 2014 I traveled alone to Thailand and went diving in the Andaman Sea for 7 days on a liveaboard. The Deep Andaman Queen is not a …

Europe Travel

Huge Expansion to Open New Passages at Wookey Hole

Inside Wookey Hole Caves. Photo by treehouse1977/flickr

Plans are in the works for a major expansion at Wookey Hole Caves that would open an area …


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Jean has been shooting underwater since 1989, and has been a technical advisor to the underwater housing manufacturer Aquatica since 1990.

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Meet a traveller: Guy Stevens, marine biologist

As resident marine biologist at the Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives, Dorset-born Guy Stevens spends his days mingling with marine life in one of the most beautiful locations on earth. A defining underwater encounter left Guy with a particular fascination for manta rays, which have taken centre …

Asia Travel

SCUBALAB 2015: Dive Fin Review

Our 2015 test evaluated 13 new or redesigned fins — 10 open-heels and three full-foots — to find out how they measured up in terms of features, …

Best Buy

Ear of the depths

PADI Equipment Specialist Touch

As a scuba diver, you already know that diving is an equipment-intensive activity. From accessories such as dive lights and underwater cameras, to …

History of the Safety Stop

Today, safety stops are a common practice. Every diver knows that before ascending, one should stop at 5 meters / 15 feet for three minutes to help …

U.S. Navy

How to Open a Dive Resort - Diary of a Divemistress

I wish I had someone to tell me the answer! I have wanted to run my own dive business probably since I started diving. Working as an instructor in …

United Kingdom

Shipwrecks off India’s coast may finally get rescued from underwater pirates

France to help India protect and preserve its old shipwrecks. Shipwrecks off Goa’s coastline that have been looted by plunderers and underwater …


U-Boat Hunter Innes McCartney: The Discovery of U1003

U-1003 escaped an attack by a 120 Squadron Liberator on 20 March 1945 but was rammed at periscope depth on the next evening by the RCN frigate “New …

The Diving Almanac Book of Records

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Take your iPhone Diving: Use Your Touchscreen UW

Would you like to use your iPhone’s touchscreen on a dive?

Imagine how great it would be if you could tap your screen and take a picture with your …


School Daze: Amazing Underwater Photos of Schooling Fish

There are some pretty awesome things to be seen while diving — special creatures, great and and small, beautiful coral reefs, shipwrecks encrusted …

Cocos Island Trip Reports

Sexual tension was definitely in the air – or more aptly, in the water – this week at Cocos Island. Normally we dive Alcyone looking for hammerhead …

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OMS will be with DUI DEMO Tour this weekend at Dutch Springs PA. Pete will be there to answer questions and you can try a BC system. You'll need your tank, reg and weights. Contact Pete via Face book or Dive and dive often :)

WIN A SET OF APEKS TEK3 REGULATORS! That's right, this is your chance to win a complete TEK3 regulator set worth over £1000! The set includes two first stages AND two XTX50 second stages! All you need to do is complete our quick survey about diving and we'll select one winner at random from everyone that takes part. You must complete the survey before the 5th June 2015 to be in with a chance of winning and you can enter from anywhere in the world! Here's the link to the survey - good luck!

Five Things Diving Has Taught Me

As with most new sports or hobbies, diving is a learning experience. After we initially learn to dive we increase our skills, learning the tips and …


Dialogue with the Ocean by Kalle Lundholm

Le photographe suédois Kalle Lundholm sublime l’océan en instaurant un véritable dialogue avec lui. Pour réaliser ses clichés, il place son objectif …

Coral reefs are important, and they are in danger

Coral reefs are home to about 25 percent of all known marine species and are used by countless other …


Russian Roulette: Underwater Wrecks in the Black Sea

The Heavily loaded SUV thunders along the road — at certain points, photographer René Lipmann can barely avoid the potholes, but our double tanks in …

Black Sea