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Category: Dive Brief

Architecture for Harmony in the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th April 2014

ByJean-Michel Cousteau As an architecture student, I learned that good design is usually derived from shapes found in nature. Pure geometry is interesting enough, but it is cold. There is logic and proportion in living organisms that has the capacity to fill us with joy. My favorite shape was …

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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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Zalinski Less Threatening

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd April 2014

Tonnes of fuel oil were recovered from the aging wreck but the Coast Guard says it will monitor the remote site for leakage Text by Robert Osborne Grenville Channel is the very epitome of west coast beauty. Rugged, heavily forested mountain slopes plunge precipitously into the deep, dark water …

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How important is Facebook in the dive industry?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th April 2014

Today PADI hit the impressive mark of gaining 1 million Facebook ‘Likes’. This not to be sniffed at milestone is massively impressive for the scuba industry, and is now statistically the largest online scuba community in the world. In theory, it means every time PADI make a “post” onto their …

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Heinerth Receives Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

  DIVER columnist and Suunto ambassador Jill Heinerth, a pioneering underwater explorer, has been awarded the inaugural Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. She received the prestigious award at Ottawa’s Museum of Civilization on November 13th in recognition of her outstanding achievements in …

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Protect the mermaids!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

The Dive Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) wants us to enjoy manatees but to be sure to give them their space. A poster and 30-second video, voiced by Jimmy Buffet, aim to boost awareness for safe interaction with the manatees when you’re in and on the water. Targeting tourists, …

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News Briefs – Women Divers, Alvin, PADI hero

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 9th April 2014

Women Divers Deck the Halls Six new members were inducted into the prestigious Women Divers Hall of Fame on March 29 at the Beneath the Sea Awards Banquet. Barbara Allen: Pioneer, Instructor, Ocean Advocate. Kristine Barsky: Marine Biologist, Environmentalist, Author, Videographer. Emma L. Hickerson: Marine Researcher, Science Interpreter, Photographer. …

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The Women of Team Sedna

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th March 2014

10 Women, 1 Sea Goddess, 100 Days, 3,000 Kilometres. One World Record. Text by Susan R. Eaton To read about the Sedna expedition, click here.  Susan R. Eaton, founder and leader of the 2014-2016 Sedna Epic Expedition, is a Calgary-based geologist, geophysicist, conservationist and journalist. Eight years ago, she suffered a SCUBA diving trauma that landed her in …

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Scuba Diving Hall of Fame 2014 inductees announced

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 28th March 2014

The Cayman Islands is pleased to announce the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) International Inductees and Early Pioneer for 2014. Based in the Cayman Islands, the ISDHF annually recognizes members of the dive community whose contributions have been outstanding to the world of scuba diving. This year’s inductees share distinguished …

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Haenyo breathe life into dying trade

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th February 2014

Text by Lynnette Ang Photography by Aaron Wong  South Korea’s aging sea women still dive for the ocean’s bounty  On this chillymid-July morning we arrive in Udo, bristling with anticipation. The tiny speck is just two miles (3.5km) off the eastern side of Jeju Island, South Korea, due south of the …

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Diving App: Navionics

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Boating Price: $Price Varies Device: Apple iOS / Android The world’s top-selling marine app, available for most places in the world. Each app has award-winning vector charts for exceptional clarity. Offers tides and current info, route planning and tracking, wind forecasts, marine news and more. It even finds the cheapest gas station. …

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Diving App: Dive Bonaire

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Travel Price: $1.99 Device: Apple iOS  Heading to shore dive paradise? Do not leave without this app in your pocket! Search for a site near you, browse the list or use the interactive map. Keep track of where you dive in the nifty log, ID that fish you saw, and even …

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Diving App: WeDIVE

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Rebreather Price: $19.99 Device: Apple iOS A simple and intuitive planning app for Poseidon rebreather divers. Plan your bottom time, press the open or closed circuit button and get your bailout plan with gas details. Multi-dive plans with ability to save, change O2 consumption rate, diluent composition and more…   …

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Diving App: ScubaBoard

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Social Price: $Free Device: Android The internet’s largest dive community in your pocket. This app, available only for Android devices, allows you to access your account anytime, anywhere. Send and receive PMs, view profiles, access recent discussions and brag to friends when you’re somewhere sunny and tropical.         …

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Diving App: Spiegel Grove

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Wrecks Price: $7.99 Device: Apple iOS  Well-known for their 3D wreck maps, Art To Media bring you a ‘virtual diving experience’. Use you finger to freely swim around a wreck, examine it up close, accurately check your depth and become familiar with a site before you dive there. Other wrecks also …

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Diving App: Sharkproject

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Marine Life Price: $4.99 Device: Apple iOS A comprehensive encyclopedia for shark lovers. Over 70 sharks are featured in detail with GPS support, helping you find and report a shark sighting. Updated news, over 140 images and an ability to directly report the sale of shark products, helping to fight a …

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Diving App: Everything Diving by SSI

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2014

Category: Training Price: Free Device: Apple iOS  /  Android Keep all your certifications in your pocket at no extra cost. Create a free account online. Find SSI partners worldwide, refresh your hand signals, use dive checklists, first aid flow charts and SSI air and nitrox tables for dive planning and …

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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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DIVER All-4-One Subscription offer!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 8th November 2013

DIVER magazine continues to evolve and and offer more to our readers than ever before.  If you subscribe to our print edition you will now pay just one low price and get FREE access to our digital editions! At home, at work, on vacation, at the dive site. Multiple …

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DIVER at DEMA 2013

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2013

Are you heading to this years DEMA show? If yes, then be sure to stop by the DIVER booth #2137 and have a chat to the fine people that will be giving away delicious copies of our fantastic new issue. Not only that but you can sign up for …

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Aggressor/Dancer Celebrating 30 Years

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd October 2013

It’s true. Time flies when you’re having fun. Hard to believe but this month marks the beginning of the Aggressor Fleet’s 30th year in business. Three decades the luxurious live-aboard dive boats have been ferrying divers to the world’s great dive sites! It was November 17, 1984, when the …

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Beneath Cold Seas Gallery comes toVancouver

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th August 2013

Previously featured in DIVER Volume 37 Issue 3, David Hall’s photography comes to Vancouver on August 24th. Photohaus Gallery is pleased to announce the opening debut of David Hall’s Beneath Cold Seas, a compelling collection of underwater photography shot entirely off the coast of British Columbia. This will be …

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Diving Icon Hans Hass 1919-2013

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th June 2013

For some it was Jacques Cousteau, for others, DIVER Publisher Phil Nuytten among them, it was Hans Hass who triggered interest in the ocean world and SCUBA diving. The Austrian diving legend and pioneer died June 16 at age 94. A service was held June 22nd at the Hietzing …

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Hilary Kenyon wins Waterman competition

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 19th June 2013

Environmental Science graduate Hilary Kenyon is winner of the Scubapro, PADI and Beneath the Sea ‘Are You a Waterman’ competition. Honouring Scubapro’s longtime ambassador, Stan Waterman, his contributions to diving and the water world, and to salute him on occasion of his 90th birthday, the Waterman Scholarship was awarded with …

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Dive pioneer and surf icon Bob Meistrell dies

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th June 2013

Bob Meistrell, cofounder of Body Glove has died aged 84. Meistrell reportedly died from a heart attack aboard his boat, Disappearance, near Catalina Island, California. With twin brother Bill, who predeceased him in 2006, they created the first commercially viable neoprene wetsuit from their ‘Dive n’ Surf’ store, believed …

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Kickstarter for ocean exploration

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th June 2013

As government funding for exploration dries up, private ventures are beginning to lead the way. But we can’t all get grants from National Geographic, or ask for handouts from Paul Allen. Kickstarter.com is a ‘crowd funding’ website and a fast growing addition to the internet, labelled by Time magazine …

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James Cameron to address Senate on importance of ocean science

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th June 2013

Explorer and Director James Cameron will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 11, with Dr. Susan Avery, president and director of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for a series of public events and a Senate hearing. Central to their visit is the display of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the only human-occupied …

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Pipeline Foils Hopes for a Sustainable Future

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

ByJean-Michel Cousteau Nearly 40,000 people gathered in front of the White House in Washington D.C. on Sunday, February 17, 2013 for the largest protest in U.S. history to address global climate change and the hopes for a sustainable future.  The fight is against the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposed …

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Living Classrooms in the Undersea World

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd May 2013

ByJean-Michel Cousteau Amid laughter and squeals of delight, twenty families splash into the chilly waters off Catalina Island, California. It certainly doesn’t look like serious education, but it is. These are students with their parents from all over the country, many of them diving into 68°F (20°C) ocean water …

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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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Protecting the Songs of the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

ByJean-Michel Cousteau The sea is not a silent world. There are songs in the ocean that must be heard. Some are just whispers, but meaningful ones. Listen to the diverse repertoire of sounds and songs as you dive beneath the surface of the sea.  The haunting calls of the …

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Clam Shell Contraption

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

In the late 19th century, men wore homemade dive rigs to navigate the muddy Mississippi and other rivers and lakes in a little known ‘gold rush’ for the pearly ‘button’ shells of freshwater mussels Text and Photography by Phil Nuytten Cotton may have been King, but freshwater ‘Clams’ didn’t …

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Remembering Ron Taylor

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

DIVER salutes Ron Taylor, diver, pioneer underwater filmmaker and champion of our ocean world The world diving community has lost a charter member with the death September 9 of Australian underwater filmmaker Ron Taylor, at age 78. In partnership with his wife Valerie, Taylor focused his life work on …

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The Mark V

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

Text by Phil Nuytten The U.S. Navy Mark V diving helmet is the coin of the realm among diving helmet collectors. The Mark V embodies all the mystique of ‘Deep Sea Diving’ in one handsome package and although it is arguably the most mass-produced of all diving helmets, it …

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The Porsche of the Sea

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

Together, we can steer it clear of a collision course with extinction! By Jean-Michel Couteau   Through my regular column I am pleased to share with you vital information on the state of the oceans – waves of hope coupled  with much work that needs to be done to …

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