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The 2020 Düsseldorf boot show

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th February 2020

By Roger Lacasse The Düsseldorf international boat show held its 51st edition in January. Simply known as the “boot” (German for, and pronounced like, boat), this nine-day event is the world’s largest boat and watersports trade fair. With 2,000 exhibitors spread over 17 halls, it attracted 250 000 visitors …

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Toronto: The underwater paintings of Grace Marquez

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th February 2020

Cave diver, tech diver and prominent Ontario painter, Grace Marquez has just announced that her latest underwater artwork will be on exhibition at Remote Gallery at 568 Richmond Street West in Toronto. The show will feature a collection of reefs, wrecks and caves, all based on her own dive …

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In England this February? GO Diving show demands your attendance!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th February 2020

Our friends at Scuba Diving Mag in the UK have are about to open the doors to their second GO Diving show. Taking place February 21-23rd, the show is the UK’s newest, and most exciting scuba diving show open to the public and industry professionals. The GO Diving dive …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 2

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 1

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Underwater Photography Tips

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th January 2020

DIVER Photographer Maxwel Hohn gives us three great tips to improve your underwater photography: Shoot with what you got! Many divers are under the assumption that they need the fanciest camera equipment to capture good photos. This is incredibly false. Use what you have and be creative. Some of my …

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Report reveals ‘unseen’ human benefits from ocean twilight zone

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd January 2020

Did you know that there’s a natural carbon sink—even bigger than the Amazon rainforest—that helps regulate Earth’s climate by sucking up to six billion tons of carbon from the air each year? A new report from researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals for the first time the …

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Divers Mourn the Loss of Wayne Hasson of Aggressor Adventures

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd January 2020

Captain Wayne Hasson President of Aggressor Adventures 1949 – 2020 Captain Wayne Hasson of Naples, FL, passed away on January 17 at Avow Hospice at age 70.  Wayne was a family man, Marine, scuba diver extraordinaire and instructor, boat captain, pilot, world traveler and true pioneer in the scuba …

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Do dive crews deserve a tip?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd December 2019

Words by Drew McArthur / Photography by Jim Catlin What better way to end a pleasant day’s diving than by hitting a bar and ordering some vacation food? While you’re there, why not kick back with an adult beverage, too? The bar staff of whatever establishment you care to decompress …

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Winter 2019

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd December 2019

Features this issue: The Road Less Travelled Washington State’s submerged riches Dive Medicine Diving with a mental health issue To Submerge and Protect Training the RCMP’s URT Symbiotic Relationships Not always what they seem Diving for DNA Bacterial sampling in a flooded mine The Antikythera Shipwreck Significant finds still being made South Australia Accessible and …

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Last minute gift subscriptions

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd December 2019

Looking for a last minute gift? Too busy to head downtown and troll through endless aisles of crap? Not sure what to buy your dive buddy for Christmas? Well look know further – a subscription to DIVER magazine lasts a year, and fills minds with knowledge, inspiration and ideas! …

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Michael Palin – Mystery Unravelled

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th December 2019

Words by Joe Frey Joe: At the end of your book you make reference for your desire to scuba dive on Erebus. Do you dive? Michael Palin: I do, yes. I am not hugely experienced but I learned to dive on one of my trips around the world, in …

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Tech History: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2019

By Michael Menduno Depending on how you count it, technical diving quietly turned 30 years old last Fall, marked by the anniversary of Dr. Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs Project 1987. What was once considered the radical fringe has taken its rightful place as the vanguard of sport diving. Today, …

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Thrill of the Hunt

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th October 2019

60 years after it first aired, Sea Hunt’s leading lady recounts some of her experiences on the TV show that made diving a star – Words by Zale Parry The television series Sea Hunt came along at a point in time when television itself was just emerging as the great mass …

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Divers + Science = Citizen Science

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th October 2019

By Heather Creech Don Gordon carries a special slate on every dive. On that slate is a list of 100 species of fish, invertebrates, and marine plants for the Pacific Northwest waters. While diving with his friends, he checks off what he sees – a single sighting, a few …

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Book review: Drawn To The Deep

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

By Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary Chicago February 2010 – our latest multimedia presentation is about to end. We are part of the Our World Underwater Film Festival roster. Big names like Howard and Michele Hall are showing their latest films, including Wes Skiles, who is also the emcee. …

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Solving problems – One Coral Polyp at a Time

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis Leaders from around the world gathered in San Francisco this past month in the largest climate event ever held in the United States and I was very proud to be a part of this Global Climate Action Summit. It was very inspiring to …

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Exclusive interview: Jill Heinerth on writing Into The Planet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave (which would be appropriate), you would know that Jill Heinerth’s memoir, Into The Planet, has been released. We sat down with everyone’s favourite cave diver to get an idea of what went in to the writing of diving’s biggest book release… Interview …

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Preview: Kirk Krack – writing the book on freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

  The following is an abridged version of an extensive ten page feature interview in the Fall 2019 issue of DIVER magazine, written by Michael Menduno. Kirk Krack is one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in sport diving, yet ironically, most divers (DIVER readers excluded) have never heard of …

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Jill Heinerth book tour

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st August 2019

Following the launch of her memoirs, Into The Planet (which you can read about here), Jill Heinerth is embarking upon an extensive book and speaking tour. Listen to her story in person, buy a signed copy of the book, and meet Jill in person. For more info and a …

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Book Review: Into The Planet – by Jill Heinerth

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd July 2019

Read an exclusive Into The Planet interview with Jill Heinerth in the forthcoming fall issue of DIVER!   Review by DIVER Editor, Russell Clark Into The Planet – My Life as a Cave Diver isn’t a book about diving, it’s a book about exploring. Exploring our underwater caves and oceans, …

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Into The Planet book trailer

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd July 2019

Looking for something to read between dives? August 20th sees the release Jill Heinerth’s memoir, Into The Planet. We’ll be giving this book a ton of coverage – why? Because it deserves it. It’s an incredible account of unique life told by one of diving’s most respected figures. We’ll …

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TDI acquire Performance Freediving International, and PFA launched!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2019

ITI, the parent company of TDI, SDI, ERDI and First Response Training, have today announced a new addition to their family with the acquisiton of Performance Freediving International. DIVER readers will be familiar with PFI as its founder, Kirk Krack, is our regular freediving columnist and Contributing Editor. “I’m …

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Amelia Earhart – Diver     

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th July 2019

Words by John Lockwood Before the famous aviatrix was lost without a trace over the Pacific in 1937, “Lady Lindy” tried her hand at deep sea diving  Amelia Earhart is well known for her aeronautical feats in the 1920s and 30s and, of course, the mystery that surrounds her …

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NEW BOOK: Into The Planet by Jill Heinerth

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd July 2019

Readers of DIVER magazine will be very familiar with the name Jill Heinerth. Not only is she one of our regular columnists, cover feature writer, and Contributing Editors, but she’s a much revered diving celebrity. Unlike most celebs in our world, Jill has earned her status through decades of pioneering hard work, incredible expeditions, and an attitude …

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Interview: Cristina Zenato

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd July 2019

Explorer, Conservationist, Shark Professional, Writer How would you describe yourself? A passionate and dedicated individual with a desire for exploration, education, and conservation.  How long have you been diving? I have been diving for 24 years, and as a professional for the last 23. What made you want to …

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Fish or Plastic: Our Changing Oceans

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd July 2019

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis In the middle of the central Pacific lies a string of islands, atolls, and submerged reefs that provide a haven for a rich array of marine life. Here, in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the oceans are full of healthy corals, huge schools of …

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A little help from our friends!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd July 2019

It’s not every day the release of a shiny new issue coincides with a dive trip attended by multiple DIVER contributors. A recent trip to dive the Bell Island wrecks of Newfoundland (which you can read about in a future issue) brought together cover feature writer Jill Heinerth , …

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Interview: Michael Menduno

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th February 2019

The DIVER interview: With Michael Menduno – Journalist, Reporter, and Producer   How long have you been diving?  I was first certified in 1976 in Monterey, California. What made you want to become a diver? I grew up watching Jacques Cousteau and Lloyd Bridge’s Sea Hunt so it was always …

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The great boot Düsseldorf 2019

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th February 2019

By Roger Lacasse   The Düsseldorf international boat show held its 50th edition in January 2019. Simply known as the “boot” (German for, and pronounced like boat), it is the world’s largest trade fair for all things related to recreational boating and watersports.  This was definitely a huge event, with …

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The Big Anchor Project Makes a Splash

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th February 2019

Citizen scientists around the world are being urged to share their anchor ‘finds’ following the relaunch of an online resource that aims to be the world’s biggest public record of these iconic objects.  The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has relaunched the popular Big Anchor Project following a generous public …

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Interview: David Fleetham – Underwater Photographer

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th January 2019

  How long have you been diving? I was certified in my last year of high school in 1976 in Oakville, Ontario. From there I spent three months in the Caribbean and came home (to no ocean) and moved out to Vancouver where I worked in various dive shops …

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We Are Water

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd November 2018

  Text and Photography by Jill Heinerth The bright lights attached to the Betacam broadcast camera snapped to life and the news show’s producer exchanged a nod with the cameraman. A local translator deciphered the meteoric Spanish into broken English and awaited my response. I had just climbed 6,000 …

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Lights! Camera! Sub Action!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd November 2018

By Author Mike Seares LIGHTS! CAMERA! SUB ACTION! came about from a desire to tell the story of working in an industry where remarkable things can happen, all in a day’s work. ​The aim of the book is to give the reader a sense of what goes on in …

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A Feel for Forensics

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th November 2018

Text by Gregory Thomas   Searching for human remains, weapons and other crime scene evidence in zero visibility is a duty ‘deeply felt’ by the volunteer Alameda County Dive Team A middle-aged woman paused at the end of the pool, between laps, and studied the man in the next lane. …

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Obituary: Rest in pieces

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

By Jill Heinerth Sadly, the global community lost a stalwart pillar of strength when the B-15 iceberg, known to scientists as “Godzilla” passed away from natural causes. After 18 years adrift in the southern extremes of Antarctica, the final shards were reported as “no longer large enough to be …

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