Drawn to the Deep is a fascinating new book by Julie Hauserman, centered on the life of extreme diver and photographer, Wes Skiles, who passed away in 2010. Skiles was famed for bringing ‘dark alien worlds to PBX, IMAX, and the Discovery Channel, and managed to escape many dangerous scrapes he encountered while doing what he loved best: diving. The diver was once buried alive in a cave in Australia and almost eaten by a shark, who he had to fight off with his camera. As noted by Hauserman, Skiles’ prize from such a dangerous escapade was the “close-up photos…
Browsing: Surface Interval
As a writer that specializes in Scuba Diving and Scuba related travel, I spend a great deal of time looking at websites. Recently, Surface Interval (www.surfaceinterval.co) has announced they are now launching their new website. Surface Interval is looking to create a site that highlights Worldwide Scuba Diving Reviews. Scuba divers can leave reviews of the dive centers they have used. Surface Interval is quoted as saying: “Information about scuba diving is scattered across different websites. Our goal is to bring all the information divers need together on this website. We are convinced that the more people we can convince…
Steve Lewis worked as an advertising copywriter, journalist and feature writer for many years, but is best known for his work underwater. He is a cave diver/instructor, deep wreck diver/instructor, and marketing and training consultant for the dive industry. He lives in rural Ontario but admits “I get to travel to some pretty exotic places to lecture, teach, dive and explore.”
The hardy people on the island of Newfoundland have battled the elements, the ocean and its North Atlantic isolation to make a living, ever since the first European pioneers settled its rocky shores centuries ago.
Declaring it has “something for everyone,” organizers of the Vancouver Aquarium’s 19th annual “Divers’ Weekend” Jan. 27-28 is expected to attract thousands of people.
The Diving Almanac is the only compilation of such diverse and far-ranging information on the world diving community. It is meant to showcase the accomplishments of underwater explorers, scientists, engineers, freedivers and adventurers since Man first plunged into the sea more than six millennia ago.
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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
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.