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Category: Dive Brief

Tom Mount 1939-2022: Remembering Technical Diving’s Renaissance Man

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2022

Words By Bill Nadeau We began this year mourning the loss of one of the recreational diving industry’s greatest pioneers, Tom Mount. The NOGI award winner and founder of IANTD and NACD logged more than 10,000 dives and remained active up until his death in January of this year, …

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Download the free DAN travellers guide

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th April 2022

Divers Alert Network has published the latest edition of its Travelers Medical Guide. Created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. “DAN members are active explorers, and they …

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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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The Big Little Migration

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd March 2022

Sometimes the most incredible marine life encoutners aren’t in the ocean, they’re hiding under lily pads in remote Canadian lakes Words by Russell Clark / Photography by Maxwel Hohn   You may well remember seeing a couple of images we’ve previously published of tadpoles. They are always crowd pleasers, …

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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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Remembering Jon Lindbergh: 1932 – 2021

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th March 2022

Words by Dr. Joe MacInnis When a man’s life depends on your skill as a diving physician, your memory of him goes deep. So it is with Jon Lindbergh. We’re in Key West. I see him walking up the gangway to our ship Sea Diver. He’s 32 years old, carrying …

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Feeding Shark Conservation

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th March 2022

Shark feeding is a controversial practice, but is it as bad as we think, and can it actually benefit conservation? Words by Christina Zenato Shark diving is a growing market. Whether it’s to quench the human desire to come face to face with our fears, or to feed our fascination …

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Tiny Animals of Critical Importance

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th March 2022

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis There is an inner galaxy of alien looking organisms on our own planet. Just night dive in open water with a bright light and witness for yourself the water column coming alive with all different forms of gelatinous plants and animals: plankton. It …

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The Imminent Destruction of Mexico’s Best Dive Sites – One Track at a Time

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th February 2022

  An apocalyptic nightmare is threatening dive sites in Tulum. The project, known as the ‘Tren Maya’ in Spanish, is an ill-conceived, poorly planned project to create a train corridor along the paradisiacal Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has already grossly disrupted tourism and resulted in the …

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Aggressor Releases Video to Mark World Wetlands Day

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd February 2022

World Wetlands Day is February 2, 2022 and to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands conservation, Aggressor Adventures is releasing the above video hosted by Professional Wetland Scientist Nate Hobbs. One third of the world’s endangered species rely on wetlands habitat for their survival. Over 95 percent of …

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DAN Announces Livestreaming, In-Booth Safety Consultations at DEMA Show 2021

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th November 2021

Even if you won’t be at DEMA next week, you’ll still be able to watch many of DAN’s DEMA seminars. The safety organization will be streaming live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, November 16, 17, and 18. Tune in for talks about advances in postdive bubble …

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How Photogrammetry Works

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2021

Words by Ken Merryman Strictly speaking, the term photogrammetry is the science of making measurements from photographs.  It means one can determine the true size of an object in a photo from the size of the object on the camera sensor knowing the camera lens and distance from the camera.  …

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Win with the Mother Ocean Fund

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2021

Written by Mother Ocean Fund.  A startup nonprofit firm out of Key Largo, Florida, has come up with a unique way of bringing awareness to ecological diving, mammal rescue and release, conscience recycling and waste management efforts within their local diving community. How? They’re partying on the beach for …

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Your local marine life centre needs you!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th October 2021

By Heather Creech Earlier this year, the staff at the Cairns Aquarium in Queensland noticed something unusual: some of the fish stopped eating and began hiding in the dark corners of their tanks. Turns out the fish—inquisitive creatures that they are—were missing their human visitors during the pandemic lockdown. …

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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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DIVER Interview: Melodie M. Trevino

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th October 2021

Technical & Cave Diver, Speaker, Entrepreneur How long have you been diving?  My first scuba experience was as a teenager. Although I have always been on the water, it wasn’t until my early twenties that I started my journey in the underwater world.  You were an Olympic diver, right?  …

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Virtual Shipwreck Museum

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th October 2021

The Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland and Labrador wanted to make the Bell Island wartime story more available to people by producing an online museum exhibit. The Shipwreck Society partnered with the Bell Island Heritage Society and worked for two years gathering archival documents and photographs from Canada, the …

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Protecting Treasures Amongst Crisis

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th October 2021

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis In these times of uncertainties for what the future might bring, it is natural for us to feel a sense of hopelessness. We have watched and witnessed the entire world come to a complete standstill.  But if I can share some stories of …

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Travel tips: Be an ambassador for our planet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd September 2021

By Fly & Sea  Divers share a deep connection with the ocean. Whether you love exotic dive adventures or spend your holidays diving closer to home, you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you make a dive.  Be an Eco-tourist Make informed decisions when choosing and visiting a …

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Be Prepared for your Next Liveaboard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th September 2021

By Margo Peyton Researching your next liveaboard dive trip? Be prepared to ask some tough questions. The tragic accidents that shook the liveaboard industry in 2019 served to remind us that there is no single set of standards that must be followed by all liveaboards around the world. Make no assumptions …

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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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Interview: Brett Seymour

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th August 2021

Deputy Chief / Audiovisual Production Specialist with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center How long have you been diving? I completed my NAUI Open Water 1 in 1993. What made you want to become a diver? Like so many before me, I grew up watching Cousteau – (the old …

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Orcas: Sentinels for Ocean Health

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th August 2021

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis L41, a 43-year-old male orca from the Southern Resident L Pod is missing and feared dead. This is just one more blow to the endangered orca population in the Puget Sound region.  For whale researchers, whale enthusiasts and local residents of the Pacific …

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To Submerge and Protect

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th June 2021

Words by William Nadeau Specialized in technical, commercial, public safety diving, and underwater investigavite procedures, the RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team always gets their man In 1959 a Conservation Officer and his pilot were flying to La Loche, Saskatchewan in a Cessna 180 when something went wrong. The plane crashed …

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Kirk Krack: Writing The Book on Freediving

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th June 2021

Words by Michael Menduno DIVER sits down with an industry pioneer to talk the origins of modern freediving, nine-foot tall blue aliens, Tom Cruise, and the evolution of mixed gas freediving Kirk Krack is one of the most prolific and innovative trailblazers in sport diving, yet ironically, most divers …

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Richard Moon, M.D., Named 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th June 2021

Divers Alert Network and Rolex are pleased to announce that Richard Moon, M.D., has been selected as the 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. The award was presented at a virtual event on June 5.  Dr. Moon is a professor of anesthesiology at Duke University and the medical director of …

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Interview: Marissa Eckert 

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2021

Technical, CCR, Cave Instructor / Store Owner What made you want to become a diver? I was on vacation in the Maldives and I did a Discover Scuba. When I got out of the water I said I want to be a scuba instructor! I knew that moment that I …

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Whales Are Vital in Climate Change Fight

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th June 2021

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Holly Lohuis Twenty years ago my team and I had the vision of creating a marine conservation organization, Ocean Futures Society, with the mission to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection. Since 1999 we …

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Lionfish – from predator to pendant

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 29th March 2021

Text by Ian Stalker Lionfish that venture into Dominica waters may end up on a journey that transforms them from predators to prey to pendants. Lionfish are native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans but were introduced into Caribbean waters inadvertently or otherwise and have become a major problem …

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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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Last minute adopt a coral gift good for the ocean!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th December 2020

Coral Guardian, a major force in coral reef conservation around the world, now offers a unique Christmas gift through it’s Adopt a Coral program, Coral Guardian. So spoil your loved ones, or yourself, while contributing to the protection of the ocean. Click here to adopt!  Each coral adopted comes …

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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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Sea of Change Foundation Announces Design Competition Winner

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th December 2020

Over the past six years, the Sea of Change Foundation has supported both threatened species conservation projects and promoted ocean pollution awareness. This past summer, in partnership with the Science Exchange, the Foundation initiated an exciting new project that directly addresses both issues while promoting citizen science. The “Build …

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Interview: Maxwel Hohn

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th December 2020

Nature Cinematographer & Photographer How long have you been diving? I started freediving in 1996 and got certified as a scuba diver in 2004. At 18, in 2005, I was certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. What made you want to become a diver? I was very …

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The New Trident Automatic Dive Watch by NOVE

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th November 2020

NOVE recently announced their first automatic Swiss-made wristwatch via Indiegogo. The new Trident R150, or simply the Trident Automatic, is a sleek redesign of their Trident line of watches, a popular choice among divers due to its water-resistant capabilities up to 200 meters under water. Inspired by Poseidon and …

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