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Category: Books, Movies, TV

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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Sixty Years a Diver

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2015

Text by Albert Podell The days and the dreams of my childhood were dominated by the events of World War II. The Nazis and the Japanese were an existential threat to our way of life, and we celebrated our every victory and adored our military heroes. My favorites were …

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FREE Diving Almanac Available Now

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th January 2015

The Diving Almanac is the book every diver should own. First published in 2007 the Diving Almanac & Book of Records is the only compilation of scuba diving industry information of it’s kind. Previous editions of the Almanac were printed, but the new 2015 Diving Almanac is now a …

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Skin Diver Magazine

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th October 2014

Covered the world of diving for decades Text by Phil Nuytten Holy Cow! These old Skin Diver Mag covers bring back a lot of memories. Hard to believe that the person who shot so many of these is still a freelance professional underwater photographer and diving journalist today! Based in …

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New Book: Women Underwater

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th October 2014

Women Underwater – The Comprehensive Guide for Women in Scuba Diving provides detailed suggestions, tips and hints regarding equipment choices, medical issues and the unique social factors challenging women in this male-dominated sport. Drawing on decades of experience as instructors, consultants and expedition leaders, co-authors Jill Heinerth and Reneé …

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WIN Descending on DVD or Blu-ray!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st October 2014

Read an EXCLUSIVE interview with TV show Descending’s Scott Wilson and Andre Dupuis, then enter to WIN a copy on blu-ray!   Your Contact Descending can be purchased online at: www.departuresstore.com    

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Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th September 2014

Since we wrote our Netflix for Divers feature, a new, feature length documentary from the Oscar winning producer of The Cove has been released. Mission Blue focusses on famed oceanographer and eco-activist Sylvia Earle, and her mission to educate the world about our oceans and their importance to all life on …

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Pick of the Flix

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd September 2014

Streaming video provider Netflix has millions of North American viewers, so we’ve ‘logged the dives’ to bring you the best, and sometimes the worst, of its undersea offerings Titanic – Movie 1997’s blockbuster is well worth revisiting. The opening scenes featuring real dives on the Titanic wreck are superb and …

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Enzo Maiorca – Pioneer Free Diver

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th August 2014

Text by Ivo Scepanovic  Now in his eighties, legendary Italian free diver Enzo Maiorca is still getting wet, though he’s no longer actively involved in breath-hold diving and long ago gave up spearfishing. “Apnea is behind me now, but I do SCUBA dive. It wouldn’t be responsible to keep …

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D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th May 2014

Documentary airing May 28th 9pm ET/PT on PBS Our new issue’s cover story on the mapping of D-Day wrecks along the Normandy shore is focus of a new PBS documentary airing May 28, with a DVD release set for June 10. D-Day’s Sunken Secrets recalls that historic WWII invasion, and reveals the unseen battlefield …

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Underwater with Alien Resurrection

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th May 2014

Today came the sad news that Swiss surrealist artist HR Giger passed away at the age of 74.  Best known for his work designing the movie Alien, his images and artwork portrayed a nightmarish vision that forever changed the way Hollywood movies were designed. So what does this have …

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Essential box sets for the any diver’s film library

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd April 2014

Ocean Adventure by Remote Control The Blue Planet DVD/Blu-ray Possibly one of the most impressive and beautiful series to ever grace the small screen. Five years in the making and narrated by David Attenborough, it’s become an all time BBC classic. Covering everything an ocean lover could desire, from plankton to …

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New issue out now!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th December 2013

The last issue of 2013 has just rolled off the printers and it looks fantastic! Volume 39 Issue 1 will be hitting subscribers over the next week or two depending on where you live and seasonal postal services. New subscribers can download the issue onto their iPhone or iPad. …

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Great White Shark

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th November 2013

Great White Shark, a new IMAX film in 3D and 2D now out in the U.S. and Canada, unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear—the much maligned, misrepresented and misunderstood great white shark—and dives into the depths of human daring to tell the true story of …

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Feature: The Underwater Realm

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

‘Way down below the ocean’, as Donovan sang in his song Atlantis, is the setting for these independent short films now on YouTube   Okay boys and girls, it’s movie time. Put that left brain logic and reason on pause and dive into this provocative possibility: the ancient civilization …

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The Underwater Realm

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th January 2013

The next issue of DIVER magazine (Volume 38 Issue 2), due to hit newsstands in the next week or two,  has a fantastic feature on a Kickstarter funded short movie series titled The Underwater Realm. Be sure to buy our next issue for the full story. But for now, …

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Funny angler fish video

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2013

True Fact About the Angler Fish Online performance artist, composer, humorist and all round funny guy Ze Frank, has taken time to educate us about the wonderful existence of Angler Fish. Watch the trailer for The Current Get your New Year off to a charitable start with a pledge on Kickstarter. …

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The best diving movies of all time

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th November 2012

In Hollywood the underwater realm struggles to compete with the glamour of space. But for decades we have seen an, er,  interesting array of diving movies. Below, in no particular order, are DIVER Magazine’s top (non documentary) movies for SCUBA divers and ocean lovers… The Abyss, 1989 Jim Cameron’s …

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Book Review: Deep Leadership by Dr. Joe MacInnis

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th November 2012

Review by  Phil Nuytten The first order of business is to get the ‘full disclosure’ component of this book review out of the way. This comprises the downside of the product being reviewed and, also, the downside of the reviewer (something you don’t usually hear much about….) So, ‘Deep Leadership’ …

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Vasa: A Swedish Warship

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th October 2012

Everything about the Vasa story is remarkable. Rush ordered by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, she was an advanced, if flawed, warship that heeled over in Stockholm harbour and sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. For more than three centuries she remained lost in 115 feet (35m) of …

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Books

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th October 2012

Sealab America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor By Ben Hellwarth SEALAB is the Right Stuff for inner space, a story of how a U.S. Navy program sought to develop the marine equivalent of the space station and in the process forever changed man’s relationship …

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Book review: Code Name Habbakuk – A Secret Ship Made of Ice

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th October 2012

By DIVER Editor, Pete Golding Even during the desperate early years of the Second World War the Habbakuk ice ship project was a stretch.  So when I read of Winston Churchill’s enthusiasm for a massive aircraft carrier made of ice to combat the German U-boat threat I figured the …

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Sidemount Diving DVD and Side Mount Profiles Book review

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th July 2012

DIVER Magazine contributor Jill Heinerth is an authority on sidemount diving and she’s also a professional filmmaker, so an instructive video on this technique of rigging gas cylinders a different way, was a certainty. Heinerth and fellow sidemounter Jeff Loflin recently released their 64-minute introductory DVD on sidemount diving …

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Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2012

Dive into the underwater wilderness of the Pacific Northwest in this new book then grab your gear and go get wet! Photo by David Hall   David Hall’s sumptuous volume, Beneath Cold Seas, is a celebration of British Columbia diving and a perfect fit for this, DIVER’s first Big …

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DIVER salutes JAWS on their Anniversary

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

1975 was a good year. A movie ticket cost $2 and that summer Universal Studios released Steven Spielberg’s JAWS, which quickly became a big screen blockbuster, filling movie houses around the world, scaring the pants off everyone and convincing divers everywhere to pay more respect to the man in …

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Vasa: A Swedish Warship

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

Everything about the Vasa story is remarkable. Rush ordered by Swedish King Gustav II Adolf, she was an advanced, if flawed, warship that heeled over in Stockholm harbour and sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. For more than three centuries she remained lost in 115 feet (35m) of …

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