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Video: Becky Kagan Schott explores Alaska’s glaciers with Seiko

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st September 2022

To accompany our Fall issue’s incredible feature by Becky Kagan Schott, the Seiko short film can be seen in all it’s underwater glory, right here: Built from the start for superior operation in the most hostile environments, Seiko diver’s watches were an immediate favorite for high-intensity exploration, becoming essential …

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Embracing the guiding path of water

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th August 2022

Filmmaker, freediver, and mentor to a new generation of indigenous storytellers, Len Morissette’s life has been guided by a deep connection to water Words by Jill Heinerth  When you are born in Saskatchewan and a member of the Mistawasis First Nation, “waves” usually refer to how wheat stalks and …

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New memoir dives into commercial industry at its peak

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th August 2022

The deep-sea diving industry relies heavily on robots and unmanned submarines today, but 50 years ago, when Phil Thompson began his career in commercial diving, the work was all done by humans. During the 1970s, the world of diving was a new frontier for industrious individuals and companies. There …

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Divers Report That Wakatobi Reefs Better Than Ever

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th August 2022

In the wake of pandemic closures, visitors who waited more than two years for the long-anticipated reopening of Wakatobi Dive Resort are returning to discover vibrant marine life and thriving coral. Following a soft reopening in May with a limited number of invited guests, the resort’s signature direct guest …

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Secrets of the Sea coming to IMAX this summer

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th June 2022

MacGillivray Freeman Films (MFF) announced that Secrets of The Sea, a co-production from Howard Hall Productions and Oceanic Research Group, is slated for release to IMAX and giant-screen theaters later this summer. The company’s latest giant screen release will be narrated by actress Joelle Carter. Joelle is best known …

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Pushing Boundries

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2022

From documentary maker to documentary subject, Mike deGruy’s wife and filmmaking partner continues her husband’s legacy with her new film Dive Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy Words By Mimi deGruy Anyone who’s ever tried to make a film about the ocean knows it can be hard, …

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Book review: The Underwater Photographer

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd April 2022

Martin Edge’s Fifth Edition has been ten years in the making, and is better than ever. Words by Michel Gilbert & Danielle Alary In our review of the Fourth Edition of Martin Edge’s The Underwater Photographer, we wrote, “Let us just say that this is the best underwater photo technique book …

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Becoming Cousteau

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th March 2022

Words by Jill Heinerth When I was a little girl, we had two channels available on TV. Everyone in my neighbourhood had the same stations, which meant we all had a common media diet. On Sunday evenings, we crouched in front of the black and white television, with dinner …

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Rediscovering Divers Paradise

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th October 2021

After visiting Bonaire for over twenty-five years, one author hadn’t expected to be returning as a father… Words and Photography by Andrew Jalbert In the early 1990s, armed with a recent degree in anthropology and a recreational scuba instructor rating, I set to work chasing the adventure I’d been …

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Waterlust of a Canadian Artist

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th September 2021

Canadian Artist Grace Marquez captures the essence of what it is to be submerged Words by Robert Osborne Diving can be a very personal, almost intimate experience. Perhaps it’s the silence—the lack of chatter—that surrounds the activity; perhaps it’s because it’s such an all absorbing activity—no clutter from daily …

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Basking in the glory of Ireland’s Atlantic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th August 2021

Being in the midst of circling basking sharks is a rare occurrence, so did this underwater filmmaker witness a unique courtship event? Words by Ken O’Sullivan What an odd thing it is to want to swim with a shark in the sea. We humans, we’re usually close to the …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rewriting the history books with the Diving Almanac

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd December 2015

The Diving Almanac is the ultimate authority on diving exploits and history, but what’s the story behind the stories? By Jeffrey Gallant I was dreaming of overnight success… Reality struck at my first DEMA Show where I met veteran publisher Rick Stratton who looked me straight in the eye and said: …

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What it Takes to Shoot a Feature Film

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2015

By Jill Heinerth Gliding along with the precise synchronicity of a flight demonstration team, scuba divers piloting radical-looking scooters maneuver into the frame. As viewers we are transformed, drawn into the dimly lit cave of indescribable beauty. If the Director of Photography has done his job, we are engrossed …

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