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The Truth About Sunscreens and Coral Reefs

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th February 2012

By Jean-Michel Cousteau It’s often called ‘The Law of Unintended Consequences’. The simple explanation for this law is when we do something we believe is good or helpful but there is a counter, unexpected reaction that is not always so good. That is exactly the case with human sunscreens …

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Making the Connection: Ice Cover in the Arctic

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th February 2012

By Jean-Michel Cousteau It is widely accepted scientific knowledge that climate change has drastically accelerated rates of ice melt all over the planet, contributing to sea level rise.  This is only part of the story, however. Like the visible part of an iceberg, it represents only a small part of …

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Sharks at Risk

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th February 2012

By Jean-Michel Cousteau

 The ocean’s supreme hunter cleaves through the sea in dauntless pursuit of his prey. At the top of the food chain, he fears no other species. Using cunning and relentless force, he tracks his quarry, which can only feebly resist. He has one mission and one …

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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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DIVER news round up: Monday 30th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th January 2012

DIVER magazine scours the internet so you don’t have to. Simply browse our selection of todays top stories and click for further reading… Beneath The Waves Film Festival 2012 is now open for submissions. If you have a marine/ocean orientated film (not necessarily underwater), under ten minutes long then …

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DIVER news round up: Friday 27th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th January 2012

DIVER magazine scours the internet so you don’t have to. Simply browse our selection of todays top stories and click for further reading… A very nice video on global reef restoration, made for the PADI Sea the Change Conservation Contest in 2011 it is still worthy of a mention Watch …

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DIVER news round up: Thursday 26th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th January 2012

DIVER magazine scours the internet so you don’t have to. Simply browse our selection of todays top stories and click for further reading… UK wreck HMS Victory to be explored by Florida based salvage company Read article. Source: chron.com Would you eat dolphin or manatee? Popularity for these animals …

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DIVER news round up: Wednesday 25th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th January 2012

DIVER magazine scours the internet so you don’t have to. Simply browse our selection of todays top stories and click for further reading… What better way to clean up an oil spill than with magnetic soap… Read article. Source: New Scientist A nice video to help ease you into …

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DIVER news round up: Tuesday 24th

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th January 2012

DIVER magazine scours the internet so you don’t have to. Simply browse our selection of todays top stories and click for further reading… 3.5 ton underwater statue disappears from Italian coast. Read article. Source: The Daily Telegraph Australian cave divers set new records. Read article. Source: Nelson Mail Sounds …

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SCUBA dive your way to being slim!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th January 2012

Don’t worry, we’re not tying to sell you a new exercise bike or diet plan. Women’s fitness magazine, Shape has revealed that SCUBA diving can help you burn 400 – 500 calories per dive. Although this may not be news to anyone that has done a long surface swim, …

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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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Skywalker – Canada’s Diving Astronaut

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th January 2012

Dave Williams was just a kid when he made a farsighted commitment that eventually saw him blast off for the international space station. And his boyhood dive training and years of experience in the sport backstop his record setting spacewalks. Text by Dave Williams   My helmet lights reflect …

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The Prince of Gases

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2011

Recently the diving industry lost Dr. R.W. ‘Bill’ Hamilton (1930-2011), whose intellect, compassion and love of life, will not soon be forgotten. Text by Joel Silverstein   Rarely in life do we encounter someone who was as impressive yet unassuming, humble, and gracious as R.W. ‘Bill’ Hamilton, Ph.D. On …

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Anatomy Of A Diving Lawsuit

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st October 2011

Text by Bret Gilliam Most readers would likely consider the analysis of a diving fatality lawsuit about as palatable as a root canal. But I think this case will prove interesting to you because it addresses issues that directly affect how experienced divers will be allowed to enjoy some …

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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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Helium RI$ING?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th July 2011

Reserves are going down, which may mean prices go up? And how might that affect the future of mixed gas technical diving? The answer is up in the air. Text by Jeremy Heywood and Lee Newman   The future of mixed gas technical diving may be uncertain due to …

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The Last Seven Miles

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th January 2010

The Bathyscaph Trieste Story DIVER contributor Don Walsh is the deepest man alive, co-piloting the bathyscaph Trieste to the deepest point in the world ocean – the Challenger Deep in the western Pacific’s Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960. No human has returned to this abyssal region since then …

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 11th October 2009

Two hundred years after his birth, Darwin’s Pacific has become a vortex of trash in the northern ocean where plastic refuse outweighs even the plankton. Text by Marie Freebody   Party Guest: “I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening?” Benjamin Braddock: …

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