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Category: Dive Brief

To Submerge and Protect

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th June 2021

Words by William Nadeau Specialized in technical, commercial, public safety diving, and underwater investigavite procedures, the RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team always gets their man In 1959 a Conservation Officer and his pilot were flying to La Loche, Saskatchewan in a Cessna 180 when something went wrong. The plane crashed …

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Kirk Krack: Writing The Book on Freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th June 2021

Words by Michael Menduno DIVER sits down with an industry pioneer to talk the origins of modern freediving, nine-foot tall blue aliens, Tom Cruise, and the evolution of mixed gas freediving Kirk Krack is one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in sport diving, yet ironically, most divers …

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Richard Moon, M.D., Named 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th June 2021

Divers Alert Network and Rolex are pleased to announce that Richard Moon, M.D., has been selected as the 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. The award was presented at a virtual event on June 5.  Dr. Moon is a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University and the medical director of …

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Interview: Marissa Eckert 

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2021

Technical, CCR, Cave Instructor / Store Owner What made you want to become a diver? I was on vacation in the Maldives and I did a Discover Scuba. When I got out of the water I said I want to be a scuba instructor! I knew that moment that I …

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Whales Are Vital in Climate Change Fight

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2021

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis Twenty years ago my team and I had the vision of creating a marine conservation organization, Ocean Futures Society, with the mission to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection. Since 1999 we …

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Lionfish – from predator to pendant

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th March 2021

Text by Ian Stalker Lionfish that venture into Dominica waters may end up on a journey that transforms them from predators to prey to pendants. Lionfish are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans but were introduced into Caribbean waters inadvertently or otherwise and have become a major problem …

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How one turtle became a popular children’s book – Ella’s Adventure

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th February 2021

Christian Miller sat down with DIVER to talk about his new book Ella’s Adventure.  Did you always want to become a children’s book author? No, this was absolutely not on my radar, ever. I am considering myself a story teller, but more through art, photography or filmmaking. But it …

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Last minute adopt a coral gift good for the ocean!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th December 2020

Coral Guardian, a major force in coral reef conservation around the world, now offers a unique Christmas gift through it’s Adopt a Coral program, Coral Guardian. So spoil your loved ones, or yourself, while contributing to the protection of the ocean. Click here to adopt!  Each coral adopted comes …

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Movie: Black Coral available for rental and download

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th December 2020

Looking for something to watch this coming weekend or holiday time? Black Coral is a 72 minute documentary now available for rental, or purchase online. For over 60 years the Black Coral divers of Maui, little-known groups of extraordinary watermen, risked life and limb diving to incredible depths in …

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Sea of Change Foundation Announces Design Competition Winner

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th December 2020

Over the past six years, the Sea of Change Foundation has supported both threatened species conservation projects and promoted ocean pollution awareness. This past summer, in partnership with the Science Exchange, the Foundation initiated an exciting new project that directly addresses both issues while promoting citizen science. The “Build …

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Interview: Maxwel Hohn

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th December 2020

Nature Cinematographer & Photographer How long have you been diving? I started freediving in 1996 and got certified as a scuba diver in 2004. At 18, in 2005, I was certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. What made you want to become a diver? I was very …

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The New Trident Automatic Dive Watch by NOVE

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th November 2020

NOVE recently announced their first automatic Swiss-made wristwatch via Indiegogo. The new Trident R150, or simply the Trident Automatic, is a sleek redesign of their Trident line of watches, a popular choice among divers due to its water-resistant capabilities up to 200 meters under water. Inspired by Poseidon and …

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Sponge Documentary NOW AVAILABLE on CBC

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2020

You can read all about these sponges and the incredible work done by this team in the next (Winter) issue of DIVER. Moonless Oasis is now streaming for free in Canada on CBC GEM. Click here for the full documentary. The sea to sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler …

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OWUSS and DAN Announce New Internships for 2021

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd October 2020

The Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) and Divers Alert Network have announced two new internships for 2021. Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Glen H. Egstrom DAN Diver’s Health and Safety Internship and the DAN Diver’s Safety Internship. The Dr. Glen H. Egstrom DAN Diver’s Health and …

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America’s Battle of the Atlantic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd October 2020

New mapping technology and a small manned submersible allow a team of scientists to 3D map a moment in history Text by Joseph Frey On July 15, 1942 Kapitänleutnant Hans-Dieter Heinicke, commander of German submarine U-576, would make a decision that would seal his fate and that of his …

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A stolen history

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th October 2020

Off the shores of Florida’s Key Largo, buried beneath almost two centuries of coral reef formations, lay remnants of the dark side of 1820s piracy and the illegal transport of slaves from Africa to Cuba Text By Joseph Frey Early on a hot July morning we head out into …

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Saginaw Bay’s Marine Ecosystem Revival

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th October 2020

Saginaw Bay’s warm waters serve as nursery grounds for many fish species and support the fisheries of both Saginaw Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. Historically, inner Saginaw Bay contained rock reefs that provided critical habitats,spawning grounds, and juvenile areas for many native fish species. This includes …

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Introducing the SportDiver iPhone housing from SeaLife

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th October 2020

SeaLife is introducing a new compact and lightweight underwater housing for Apple’s iPhone.  The new SeaLife SportDiver housing will allow divers to take photos and video with their iPhone down to 130 feet (40 meters).  The SportDiver can encase iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, Xr, Xs, …

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Book: The Secret of Rosalita Flats

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd September 2020

Caribbean Humor Novel Returns Readers To The Quirky Side Of Paradise Most people dream of being stranded on a tropical island. But down-on-his-luck Cal Batten just wants to sell his dad’s ramshackle, football-shaped house, fly home and pay off his creditors. Unfortunately for him, nothing on Blacktip Island goes …

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Book release: The Third Dive

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th September 2020

Based on the provocative film documentary of the same name, The Third Dive – An Investigation Into the Death of Rob Stewart investigates the shocking death of a world-renowned conservation activist. When experienced diver and award-winning filmmaker Rob Stewart (Sharkwater and Sharkwater: Extinction) drowned while diving off the coast of the …

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TADPOLES: The Big Little Migration

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th September 2020

Inside the current issue of DIVER (Fall 2020) you’ll see a lovely four page feature by our regular columnist Maxwel Hohn, all about the incredible journey of the western toad tadpole. Maxwel has been capturing footage of the tadpoles for four years, accumulating in this mini nature documentary, noq …

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Book: 50 Best Dives in Hawaii

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th July 2020

The Hawaiian Islands conjure up exotic visions of white sand beaches, blue waters, great scenery and a friendly and welcoming culture. As the 50th state in the USA, it is unique. And the waters below these islands are also special, with more endemic life than perhaps any dive destination …

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Attention Washington divers – your help is needed!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st July 2020

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is conducting a study of licensed anglers to learn more about fishing, shellfishing, and diving participation and preferences so that they can better manage specific fisheries and opportunities. Your answers are very important to the Department, and the survey will only take approximately …

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Cayman and the Virus

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd June 2020

By Drew McArthur In West Bay Grand Cayman, local divemaster Ragime Powery is aboard Divetech vessel Atamyway. His job is to turn the engine over to prevent it from seizing and generally make sure everything still works. The captain who used to take out dive charters twice a day, …

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The Ice Man Mario Cyr

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st May 2020

The first person to film polar bears from the water—meet the fish man who lives under the ice, and stores his beer there too… Words by Jill Heinerth Mario Cyr’s name should be known to all Canadians, from coast to coast to coast. However, our French speaking citizens do …

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Return to the Kittiwake

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th May 2020

One of diving’s most iconic artificial reefs, Grand Cayman’s Kittiwake, is revisited by one of its former crew members Words and Photography by Drew McArthur A naval vessel is much more than just a place of work and a roof above the heads of the people who serve on …

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Interview: Jared Hires

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th May 2020

General Manager at Dive Rite How long have you been diving? My first diving experiences were around age 5. I started out breathing from my dad’s long hose while he was debriefing cave students between dives. Soon after that I had my own custom-built harness and my first set …

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Scuba Diver Recycled Plastic Cloth Face Mask

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th May 2020

Kids Sea Camp has designed this regulator mask made from 100% recycled ocean materials and is Global Recycled certified. It comes with 1 filter. Refills can be ordered separately. Kids Sea Camp picked a ScubaPro regulator because they have been supporting our Kids Sea Camp families around the world …

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Zero visibility searches with an underwater metal detector

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th May 2020

The Pulse 8X from JW Fishers has provided operators with the right tool for the job for over 25 years and is still the leading underwater metal detector in use worldwide by law enforcement, military, fire and rescue departments, public safety dive teams, commercial divers, and wreck hunters. The …

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Keeping Orcas Wild

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th May 2020

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis I have written extensively about my fascination, respect, and love for orcas. I believe they are our counterparts in the sea. Orcas are intelligent, they live in culturally rich families known as pods, speak different languages and dialects, and express feelings of empathy …

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Spot something odd? Share it!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st May 2020

By Heather Creech Dan is a South Australian freediver who loves to snorkel the Port River estuary – a site near Adelaide’s marine shipping terminals not often visited by divers. One day last year, Dan spotted something in the shallows he didn’t recognize: an unusual bivalve. So he took …

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Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th April 2020

“I shouldn’t have put the snake I’d captured into the pocket of my Toughskins blue jeans.”  From the first line of his book, Back on Bonaire: Rediscovering Diver’s Paradise as a Father, author Andrew Jalbert paints a picture of chasing adventure, even as a child. He writes, “As is …

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Former DAN Vice President Richard D. Vann passes away

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th April 2020

It is with great sadness that Divers Alert Network announces the passing of its former vice president of research, Richard D. Vann, Ph.D. Dr. Vann was an esteemed researcher whose work focused on the physiology of breathing and exercise in special environments and the epidemiology of pressure-change-related injuries. His …

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Aggressor Adventures Announces New Assistant Operations Manager

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th April 2020

Aggressor Adventures have announced diving industry veteran Jeff McNutt as its new Assistant Operations Manager. Jeff’s responsibilities will span staff recruitment and training, purchasing and quality control. “We are thrilled to have industry pro, Jeff McNutt, joining our Aggressor Adventures team,” notes Aggressor Chairman and CEO Wayne Brown. “Jeff …

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Ocean Art Safe Under the Sea Underwater Photo Competition Announced

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th April 2020

The Underwater Photography Guide is hosting a special underwater photo competition to bring people together, encourage artistic expression, and raise money to help fight Coronavirus The Underwater Photography Guide is proud to announce that it is accepting entries for a special Ocean Art Safe Under the Sea Underwater Photo …

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Building a Liveaboard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2020

CEO and diver Wayne Brown had a blank slate when he designed the Cayman Aggressor V, so what goes into making a luxury liveaboard? Words by Wayne Brown When I started thinking about designing and building our next generation liveaboard, I wanted to start with a clean slate. This …

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