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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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The stacks: Books in print and worthy of your attention

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

SS Atlantic: The White Star Line’s First Disaster at Sea By Greg Cochkanoff and Bob Chaulk SS Atlantic was lost in 1873, 39 years before the iceberg infamy of Titanic, her corporate sibling. Though different, the magnitude of both tragedies, each with great loss of life, commanded world headlines. …

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SEALAB by Ben Hellwarth

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th June 2012

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 to the sea. While NASA was trying to put a man on the moon, the …

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Deeper documentary review

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2012

  Most divers won’t descend below 130 feet (40m) though diving deeper is very appealing to many of us, myself included. It opens up new territory: deeper wrecks, caves, walls, blue holes, and for others it’s a way to conduct research or make a living. But for some it’s …

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Descending upon Canadian TV

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th April 2012

Descending is an exciting new weekly TV show now airing on Canada’s Outdoor Life Network, and featuring some stunning underwater video from around the world. Descending is an offshoot of Departures, another OLN adventure series showcasing the relationship between two travelers and all that is revealed to them as …

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Titanic Owners Manual

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th April 2012

With the media frenzy surrounding all things Titanic, it seems a fitting time to take a look at one of our favorite Titanic books; The Haynes Titanic Owners’ Workshop Manual. Most car owners will be familiar with Haynes, especially if you own anything classic (a polite way of saying …

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Fishing under ice

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st January 2012

Finish divers Eelis Rankka, Tommi Salminen and Jukka Pelttari made this stunning video in lake Saarijarvi, Finland. Over the last few weeks the video has popped up on every social network site and email you can throw a stick at. It’s rare a diving video becomes an internet phenomenon, …

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Do You Believe in Magic?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th January 2012

Mix bottlenose dolphins, a reef in Eilat, Morad, a severely traumatized teenage boy, Assad, his Middle Eastern father who drops his ‘male ego’ to save his son, and Dr. Ilan Kutz, a psychiatrist open to alternative therapies, and what do you get? Dolphin Boy, an amazingly poignant, yet thought-provoking …

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DIY: Underwater Robotics

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st August 2011

Text by Phil Nuytten   First, here’s what DIVER columnist Don Walsh had to say about this magnum opus of undersea technology: “Underwater Robotics: Science, Design & Fabrication is most welcome in the world of ocean engineering. It is a well-organized survey of all major aspects of underwater engineering, …

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Drawn to Diving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th August 2011

Diver Ian Churchill puts his artistic talents to the test with MARINEMAN, a new superhero whose underwater exploits showcase diving and the ocean environment. Can Dr. Steve Ocean save our seas and attract more people into the sport? Read on, the adventure’s just begun! Text by Michael Menduno Images/Artwork/Photographs …

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