Scuba Brand History

The word “Suunto” comes from the Finnish word “direction”…In 1987 Uwatec introduced their first dive computer, the Aladin PRO. It was quickly established as the standard in the industry…Founder and CEO Bob Hollis took up scuba diving in the late … Continued

Wreck of the Grosvenor

The Wreck of the Grosvenor, an East Indiaman, occurred on 4 August 1782 on the Pondoland coast of South Africa, north of the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. The shipwreck was close to the place where the Portuguese ship, São João, had gone down more than two … Continued

The real story of the Chernobyl DIVERS

History is littered with events that evoke powerful memories with the utterance of just one word… Watergate, Dunkirk, and Titanic. When it comes to evoking feelings of dread, there is one that fills the mind with a myriad of destructive imagery and … Continued

The Beach is closed

Maya Bay beach was closed for a period of four months in 2018, but is now closed indefinitely. Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2000 film The Beach made Maya Bay in Thailand famous – but it is now closing indefinitely. Authorities in Thailand … Continued

Scuba Diving Etiquette

Divers may be tempted to think that, without any rulebook, diving etiquette is for the birds. With how many of instructor Peter’s pet peeves can you relate? One could say that I have dived quite a bit. I have dived … Continued

1988: The Wondergat Experience

“I have done this many times before, yet I feel a tremor of uncertainty as I put the regulator in my mouth, take one deep lungful of compressed air, then make the familiar circle with forefinger and thumb to confirm that … Continued

Scuba Brand History

The word “Suunto” comes from the Finnish word “direction”…In 1987 Uwatec introduced their first dive computer, the Aladin PRO. It was quickly established as the standard in the industry…Founder and CEO Bob Hollis took up scuba diving in the late … Continued

Wreck of the Grosvenor

The Wreck of the Grosvenor, an East Indiaman, occurred on 4 August 1782 on the Pondoland coast of South Africa, north of the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. The shipwreck was close to the place where the Portuguese ship, São João, had gone down more than two … Continued

The real story of the Chernobyl DIVERS

History is littered with events that evoke powerful memories with the utterance of just one word… Watergate, Dunkirk, and Titanic. When it comes to evoking feelings of dread, there is one that fills the mind with a myriad of destructive imagery and … Continued

The Beach is closed

Maya Bay beach was closed for a period of four months in 2018, but is now closed indefinitely. Leonardo DiCaprio’s 2000 film The Beach made Maya Bay in Thailand famous – but it is now closing indefinitely. Authorities in Thailand … Continued

Scuba Diving Etiquette

Divers may be tempted to think that, without any rulebook, diving etiquette is for the birds. With how many of instructor Peter’s pet peeves can you relate? One could say that I have dived quite a bit. I have dived … Continued

1988: The Wondergat Experience

“I have done this many times before, yet I feel a tremor of uncertainty as I put the regulator in my mouth, take one deep lungful of compressed air, then make the familiar circle with forefinger and thumb to confirm that … Continued

Jacket Style vs Back Inflation

When buying your own scuba gear, one important decision to make is whether to buy a back inflation or jacket style BCD. New divers usually do not understand the difference between the two. What is a Jacket Style BCD? Jacket … Continued

Legend of the Andrea Doria

“the Mount Everest of wreck diving” On the night of July 25, 1956, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria was struck by the Swedish ship MS Stockholmin heavy fog off the coast of Nantucket. 46 people were killed in … Continued

All about Twins

The use of a single cylinder may provide enough gas to allow an ascent from recreational depths, but the volume of a single cylinder is simply not enough to allow an ascent plus decompression stops from greater depth. One tank … Continued

Tips for better Gopro videos

Recommended settings 1080p 60fps Turn Spot mode OFF to let the camera evaluate the entire scene for better exposures. Turn ProTune OFF, as this feature requires more work when editing in post.   How to correct color Where? Fix Ocean (blue tint) … Continued