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Lake Superior has claimed a big toll of those who have challenged its fierce storms, icy waters and great depths. Most of its disasters involve ships. A few are aircraft pilots who come to grief over-flying the lake. But a freight train locomotive and its boxcars plunging off a rocky cliff into the lake may be unprecedented.
Wetsuit Neoprene is a rubber foam used to make, well, a wetsuit. It is called closed-cell neoprene as the bubbles are trapped in the neoprene rubber foam and between one or more layers of fabric. Closed-cell means that each nitrogen bubble is surrounded and separated by neoprene. Both freediving and scuba suits are made of closed-cell neoprene.
In the late 1950s Canada’s Avro Arrow led the race to become the top military aircraft in the world. The others were not even close. Suddenly it died of a Canadian self-inflicted wound. Canada’s former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cancelled the program. Any existing Arrows were ordered to be scrapped.
I’ve been lucky enough to dive 13 different countries so far on my endless laps of the map! And it’s nigh impossible to say which country has been my favourite to dive. Australia, goes without saying. Micronesia, if you’re a wreck enthusiast then absolutely. Iceland definitely. But one of the most exhilarating experiences in my diving career which is touching now on 1000 logged dives, took place in the superb waters off Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, Beqa Lagoon.