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Category: Dive Brief

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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Underwater Sculptures

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd May 2013

Inside the pages of DIVER Volume 38 Issue 3 you’ll be able to read about the oceans most promoinent underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor. Taylor’s most well known work was in creating the world’s first underwater scultpure park off the coast of Grenada in 2006, it is now considered one …

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Are you a Waterman? Scubapro Scholarship up for grabs

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 5th April 2013

To honor SCUBAPRO’s longtime ambassador, Stan Waterman, and in celebration of his 90th Birthday, SCUBAPRO, and its partners PADI and Beneath the Sea, are launching an exciting campaign geared towards creating the next generation of ‘waterman’. The Waterman Scholarship will be awarded to the person who, like Stan Waterman, …

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DIVER magazine at SHIPWRECK 2013

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd March 2013

The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 19th annual Shipwrecks Symposium Saturday, April 6, 2013 and DIVER Magazine will be there! A popular event for Ontario and New York State area divers, the event is staged in Welland, Ontario. This one-day symposium on shipwrecks features multimedia presentations and internationally …

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Designing for Women: An industry pro talks shop and shape

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th February 2013

DUI President Susan Long offers a perspective on the challenges of dive garment fit from the perspective of a woman and a manufacturer.  Make it smaller and make it pink. Not so long ago that was the fallback position for most manufacturers when designing dive equipment for women.  It …

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Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet liveaboard App

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 13th February 2013

Available for free, for both iPhone and iPad users, this handy little app will tell you all about the luxurious liveaboard cruises offered by the prestigious Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleets. Get to know the liveaboard lifestyle and learn about the beautiful yachts that will take you on a memorable dive vacation to some of the …

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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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SeaOrbiter Water World Drift Mission

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd January 2013

Getting SeaOrbiter off the drawing board and into the aquatic realm she was conceived to explore would move humankind a step closer to colonizing the oceans By DIVER Staff SeaOrbiter on YouTube The future of inner space exploration is on a course set by outer space science fiction. SeaOrbiter …

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