If you are a diver, much of what you learn about topics such as decompression sickness and narcosis in your scuba diving classes is over-simplified and some of it is just plain wrong, as diver training agency texts have not kept pace with the science. Despite 170 years of research, the nature of decompression sickness, decompression stress and narcosis remains unknown
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A diving helmet has played a role on dry land, as well as in the water. Its inventors, brothers John and Charles Deane, patented what they called a “Smoke Helmet” in 1823. It enabled fire fighters to work in smoke-filled areas.
For purists, there is nothing like a wooden boat. It handles the waves well. It is beautiful and displays the talents of its builder. Today, they are seen mainly at events showcasing historical vessels. Wooden boats require regular maintenance, so the rise of fibreglass and aluminum boats in the mid-20th century ended their popularity.
There are so many SHIPWRECKS in the Great Lakes, with more than 2,000 of them on the Canadian side of these “freshwater seas.”
Since 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society has worked to preserve and tell the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic.
Canada was not exempt from piracy on the high seas. Edward Jordan led a diverse lifestyle. The Irishman had been a rebel in Ireland, as well as a fisherman and pirate in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s eastern seaboard.
Dive Scapa Flow has been THE definitive guide to diving the fabled wrecks of Scapa Flow, one of the world’s greatest wreck diving locations. This completely re-written and updated centenary edition marks the 100th anniversary of the scuttle of the 74 warships of the interned German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow on 21st June, 1919 the greatest act of maritime suicide the world has ever seen.
Everyone’s favorite week of television, “Shark Week,” makes waves in movie theaters nationwide for a one-night event this summer. The exclusive event features one of the best episodes from “Shark Week 2016,” along with a special episode of “Shark Week 2017” ahead of its television debut on Discovery Channel.