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Category: Tech

New Shearwater Peregrine Dive Computer

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th July 2020

Shearwater have announced their newest dive computer, the PEREGRINE, a simple and accessible, full colour, multi-gas dive computer that will be easy to use for divers of all experience levels. The Peregrine has four diving modes – Air, Nitrox, 3 Gas Nitrox and Gauge. With simplified recreational dive modes, full …

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5 deep sea explorers that struck it rich

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 2nd July 2020

By Alex Lemaire Underwater exploration is one of the most amazing activities on the planet. You can discover a whole new world that only a few people get to see and experience. Some of the explorers took their passion to the next level. They spent their life looking for …

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Sidemount: Keeping diving accessible for seniors

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th May 2020

Aging divers and divers with physical limitations could find freedom within their gear configuration… Words by: W. H. “Hank” Halliday Recent issues of DIVER have featured sidemount diving: one focused on the need to practice skills and the other related to cave diving. I suggest a third, covering a …

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Return to the Kittiwake

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 18th May 2020

One of diving’s most iconic artificial reefs, Grand Cayman’s Kittiwake, is revisited by one of its former crew members Words and Photography by Drew McArthur A naval vessel is much more than just a place of work and a roof above the heads of the people who serve on …

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Zero visibility searches with an underwater metal detector

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 12th May 2020

The Pulse 8X from JW Fishers has provided operators with the right tool for the job for over 25 years and is still the leading underwater metal detector in use worldwide by law enforcement, military, fire and rescue departments, public safety dive teams, commercial divers, and wreck hunters. The …

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Situational Awareness

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th April 2020

By Steve Lewis A few years back I wrote a book called “The Six Skills…” One of the skills mentioned in it was Situational Awareness. At the time, Situational Awareness (SA) seemed like a neat catch-all phrase, and it still sounds good as far as it goes. I wanted …

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Is warm water better for tech training?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th April 2020

Words By Steve Lewis Even if you’re a cold-water diver, there’s a strong case to be made for doing your next advanced diver training in warm water (read tropical or sub-tropical temperatures). Let me explain. When we think about what we expect to get out of technical diving classes, …

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Diving Manufacturer Helps Create Medical Ventilators

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th March 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to sweep the globe, people from all corners of the world are coming together to help create solutions in response to the crisis. For one, a team of programmers, scientists, and technicians in the Czech Republic has been putting their skills to use …

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Five tips when preparing for your cave training

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th March 2020

DIVER Photographer Maxwel Hohn shares five preparation tips for your cave course I just completed my TDI Full Cave Diver certification in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico. I’ve wanted to do this course for some years now, as it can help you become a better overall diver, and for me, leads …

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New dive watch Kickstarter campaign

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th February 2020

A new Kickstarter campaign has launched for a reasonably priced and very attractive diver water – the Cult Diver Arctic Circle. Knut Gadd is a small lifestyle watch brand from Stockholm, Sweden, inspired by the founder’s grandfather, a water polo player, an Olympian and a member of the old …

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Looking for a underwater metal detector?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 23rd February 2020

JW Fishers are synonymous with underwater search equipment. You would have likely seen their adverts inside the pages of DIVER for as long one can remember. The JW Fishers HQ is located about 35 minutes south of Boston, Massachusetts. From November to March, the entire New England coast is …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 2

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Erik Brown: Accounts from Thailand’s cave rescue Part 1

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 27th January 2020

The rescue of the century took place June 23, 2018 in Thailand. The lives of twelve Thai boys and their coach were saved by a group of scuba divers, throwing diving into the global limelight, and captivating the world. One of the rescue divers sat down and told us …

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Ask the Right Questions

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 3rd January 2020

By Steve Lewis Choosing an instructor? Well, there are scores of blog entries and posts on various scuba forums giving advice.  Much of it is good; some of it is excellent. It can certainly help put you on the road to making a good choice, the right choice. Of …

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Underwater Video is a Team Sport

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 30th December 2019

By Jill Heinerth The crackling sound in an underwater bone conduction earpiece might sound like this: “Uncover One. Uncover Two. Cover One. Uncover Three. Cover Two. Uncover Four. All Fade Out.” These are lighting cues barked into a full face mask (FFM) by an underwater camera operator filming a …

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Story of a Senator

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 25th December 2019

How an ROV helped make this filmmaker’s dream a reality Words and Photos by Evan Kovacs For years I have wanted to do a film based on a true story and set during an event that brought most of the world to crippling standstill. Almost overnight, average citizens see …

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Urban Water Odyssey

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 17th December 2019

Words by Nath Lasselin Going with the flow raises awareness of drinking water health It was Friday morning, around 7:00 am. I was all geared up, with my drysuit, my latex hood, my modified Kirby Morgan full face mask, communication system, rebreather, tanks, computer, scooter and all kinds of …

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Primary Sidemount Skills

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2019

By Steve Lewis If you have aspirations of moving your scuba diving into the world of sidemount diving this article might interest you. If you are a bona fide sidemount diver and especially if you’re going a little deeper, planning exposure that require staged decompression, use exotic breathing gases …

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Tech History: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 31st October 2019

By Michael Menduno Depending on how you count it, technical diving quietly turned 30 years old last Fall, marked by the anniversary of Dr. Bill Stone’s Wakulla Springs Project 1987. What was once considered the radical fringe has taken its rightful place as the vanguard of sport diving. Today, …

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Freedom at Depth – Reaching beyond a disability

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 21st October 2019

Words by Jill Heinerth There is a stone embedded in the pavement of my old Florida home, the embossed message reads “Gravity Sucks.” It is a humble reminder that I find my grace underwater. Frankly, I am a bit awkward on land, having flipped my van, crashed my motorcycle, …

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Why Wet Rocks?

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 15th October 2019

Cave divers don’t get more passionate or curious than DIVER’s newest subterranean columnist… By Natalie Gibb Most people have never considered diving underground into a flooded cave. It’s not an activity that shows up on their radar. The fact that I do this for a living makes meeting people …

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The Ancient Past: Now Open for Exploration!

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 16th July 2019

By Ross J. Robertson If you ever dreamt of adding a bona fide ancient Greek shipwreck to your logbook, then read on! Banned since its discovery over three decades ago, the 2,400 year old Peristera wreck is soon to be open to recreational divers. “This was never going to …

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The great boot Düsseldorf 2019

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 7th February 2019

By Roger Lacasse   The Düsseldorf international boat show held its 50th edition in January 2019. Simply known as the “boot” (German for, and pronounced like boat), it is the world’s largest trade fair for all things related to recreational boating and watersports.  This was definitely a huge event, with …

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The Big Anchor Project Makes a Splash

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th February 2019

Citizen scientists around the world are being urged to share their anchor ‘finds’ following the relaunch of an online resource that aims to be the world’s biggest public record of these iconic objects.  The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) has relaunched the popular Big Anchor Project following a generous public …

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Rebreathers… according to Steve Lewis

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 22nd January 2019

By Steve Lewis So, you’re looking at taking the big step into rebreathers, are you? Let’s chat. It’s okay, your secrets are safe with me. I’ll admit it, I have owned a few rebreathers myself. At last count, there have been twelve. But no worries, I am getting better, …

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10 Things to Know Before Buying a Rebreather

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th January 2019

Words and Photography by Jill Heinerth   Rebreathers offer an entirely new way to enjoy the underwater world. Whether it is the technology that attracts you or the potential to swim free without making bubbles, the decision to enter the domain of rebreather diving is a significant one. You …

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How Rebreathers Work

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th November 2018

  By Dr. David Sawatzky Rebreathers are becoming ever more common in the diving community, and in diving fatality records.  I wanted to write a column on rebreather fatalities but immediately realized that it would make no sense to most divers unless they had a good, basic understanding of …

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Tech Diving: Rebreathers…

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th November 2018

By Steve Lewis So, you’re looking at taking the big step into rebreathers, are you? Let’s chat. It’s okay, your secrets are safe with me. I’ll admit it, I have owned a few rebreathers myself. At last count, there have been twelve. But no worries, I am getting better, …

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Seminally Cinematic – Aquatica’s AGH5

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 1st November 2018

Text by Russell Clark Panasonic and Aquatica bring professional underwater video tools to the masses with the GH5, GH5S and AGH5 housing. Get ready to be more creative!   Every few years a camera comes along that helps to evolve photography and video. The GoPro, the Sony RX100, the …

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Protect Your Noggin’ – Things to consider when gearing up with a dive helmet

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 6th October 2016

Text and Illustrations By Jill Heinerth I have never figured out why so few North American technical divers wear helmets. Perhaps helmets never reached the Pantheon of hip here? Divers in other parts of the world would never consider exposing their scalps to the ceiling of a cave or wreck …

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How to Get Into Underwater Welding 

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 10th August 2016

Text by Ray Stevens As the deep-sea oil and gas industries continue to thrive, demand for a solid marine infrastructure is expected to continue as well. This means that specially trained underwater welders will be needed to complete the building of underwater structures. For some, a career in underwater welding …

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Breakthrough Rebreather Technology Announced

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 24th May 2016

Text by Jill Heinerth Ask a rebreather diver what drives their rebreather and they will undoubtedly tell you, the oxygen sensors. These annually disposable devices are critical to creating a safe breathing loop and yet when not functioning properly can reduce a $10,000 investment in life support to a …

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Retraction: Shearwater NERD pricing

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 4th January 2016

DIVER magazine would like to announce an amendment to our current Gear Guide issue. Our pricing of the Shearwater NERD (page 24 of Volume 41, Issue 1) should be CAD$2,500, and not $950 as printed. This is an editorial mistake by us, we put it down to a mixture of pre-Christmas excitement, narcosis, …

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50 fascinating facts about the ocean

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 14th December 2015

With over 72{c383baab7bef8067e8c9786a45d8006c492489841a98fe37723e304bb1ddd030} of the world’s surface taken up by ocean, there is a huge amount of ocean still to be discovered. Only 5{c383baab7bef8067e8c9786a45d8006c492489841a98fe37723e304bb1ddd030} of the world’s Oceans have been explored and even though it is such a small amount, given how much surface area these oceans cover, we …

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Nanuk cases: Indestructable, waterproof and travel friendly

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 26th May 2015

Nanuk 935 $259.99 – with foam For all the scuba gear you own and need to transport and store, there is Nanuk. A Canadian company in biz for more than 20 years, they offer a wide range of cases to protect everything from your expensive regulators to your iPhone, and your video …

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Annual Shipwrecks Symposium May 2, Ontario

  • DIVER Editorial
  • 20th April 2015

The Niagara Divers’ Association will present its 21st Annual Shipwrecks Symposium on Saturday, May 2, 2015. This one-day symposium on shipwrecks will feature multimedia presentations with internationally renowned speakers from both the United States and Canada. $44 CDN / US up to January 26, 2015; $49 CDN / US …

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