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Category: Dive Brief

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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Interview: Gemma Smith

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd April 2020

Scientific and Archaeological Diver/ General Dive Bum How long have you been diving? I learnt to dive when I was 17, and I’m now 28. 11 years of being a scuba diver! What made you want to become a diver? I was home-educated from when I was 13, and …

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RAID make all e-learning courses completely FREE!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd April 2020

RAID training agency have just launched their FREE e-learning platform. All courses, all free. Permanently. ‘FREe-Learning’ is a unique innovation that provides free access to over 120 courses to anyone interested in – or about to participate in—diving. Non-divers, divers, divemasters, instructors, instructor trainers, and dive centers, no matter …

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A Brighter Future

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st April 2020

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis The day my good friend lost his fishing boat due to the dwindling catch of the sardine fishery off the coast of France is the day I realized the ocean has limits. It was at a period of my younger years that I …

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Video: Ambassadors Outdoors

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th March 2020

Ever wondered what goes into producing those great images that scuba brands like BARE, Hollis, and Atomic Aquatics use to market their equipment? This year a team of Huish Outdoors Ambassadors got together for a week of image making, here’s a behind the scenes look into their underwater adventures.

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Canada: Free Marine Mammal Guide

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th March 2020

Canadian divers spend a lot of time on boats, whether they are in command of the vessel, crewing, or just a passenger, having a more accurate knowledge of marine mammal safety and stewardship is highly recommended. A collaboration between the Canadian Power Squadron and local whale researchers and educators …

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DAN Encourages Divers and Dive Operators to Disinfect Gear Properly

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th March 2020

In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have arisen in the dive community about disease transmission when using rental equipment, especially regulators. With the threat of coronavirus on everyone’s minds, divers want to know what precautions are being taken against the spread of disease. …

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UPDATE: TEKDiveUSA to be rescheduled

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th March 2020

UPDATE from the show organizer: TEKDiveUSA.2021 will now take place April 16th-18th, 2021. We have worked to schedule around other industry events and make sure that we don’t conflict with the many reschedules. The event will still be comprised of the Friday Night BBQ, two days of world class …

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Wakatobi Coral Reefs Receive Excellent Health Report

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th March 2020

Wakatobi’s Coral Reefs Receive Excellent Health Report, May Provide a Model For Future Sustainability A marine biologist reports that the reefs surrounding Wakatobi Resort show no signs of degradation or bleaching. Dr. Richard Smith performed much of his PhD research at Wakatobi in the 2009 time period. He recently …

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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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