Browsing: Scuba Features

Last Breath is a documentary film by Richard da Costa and Alex Parkinson, debuting in 2019. The story is about a major saturation diving accident in 2012, when diver Chris Lemons had his umbilical cord severed and was trapped about 100 metres (324 feet) below the sea without heat or light, and his backup tank contained a limited amount of breathing gas. Together with his colleagues, Duncan Allcock and David Yuasa, Chris Lemons were carrying out repairs 100 metres (324 feet) below the surface of the North Sea, assisted by the Bibby Topaz support vessel. The dynamic positioning system of…

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The Scuba News has uploaded the YouTube video for your viewing pleasure, for those of you who missed or were unable to attend Jill’s presentation of the Ice Age Ochre in Mexico. This was a fascinating evening learning about underwater caves and ancient ocher deposit mining activity on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Read The Scuba News Article on the Ochre Mine Underwater in Mexico. Kick Back and Enjoy!

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Stig Severinsen: “The Guy Who Doesn’t Breathe” Denmark’s 47-year-old Stig Severinsen broke the Guinness World Record for lengthwise underwater swimming with a length of 202.0 metres (662.73 feet). He achieved this record in open water in the Sea of Cortez near Mexico. Severinsen is the record holder of four AIDA freediving world records by incorporating yoga and his understanding of physiology in freediving. Two Guinness World Records were achieved in 2010: he swam 236 feet (72 metres) under the ice in March of that year wearing only swimming trunks and goggles, surpassing Wim Hof’s March 2000 record by 47.6 feet…

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The TRITON 3300/6 is the world’s highest-capacity submersible rated at 1,000 metres. Large families, groups of friends or invited visitors will share the unforgettable experience of deep-sea diving together for the first time. It does not compromise on the consistency for which Triton hulls are renowned, considering the immense challenges in manufacturing a certifiable sphere of this scale: it is optically fine, distortion-free and fully colourless. The TRITON 3300/6 is the first submersible to feature the biggest spherical acrylic pressure hull in the world, building on the most popular series production platform in the industry. The TRITON 3300/6 can transport…

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My 25 is an authored short film switching between memories and reality to tell an intimate story of how our oceans have changed from the perspective of multiple generations exploring the state of our oceans and ultimately their fate. This film follows my own personal relationship with the ocean diving into the threats that face our oceans today and showing how much has changed in just my lifetime. From traditional fishing practices to state of the art wet labs and coral restoration work we will demonstrate how there is still time to change the fate of our oceans and show…

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Waterlust is Advocate Apparel where fashion and science communication meet. Our Advocate Apparel is a vibrant, environmentally responsible apparel that visually represents 15 (and growing) conservation topics, empowering you to use what you wear as a fun and functional science communication tool. For each design, we donate 10% of profits to leading research & education organizations and use their expert knowledge to guide behavioural change recommendations. Waterlust began as an experimental project by ocean science graduate students at the University of Miami’s Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Unsatisfied with the conventional methods of sharing scientific findings with the…

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Looking for a different Christmas present for a diver? The Women Divers Hall of Fame is offering 3 different ocean-themed puzzles for purchase. All funds earned from the sale of the puzzles will go to the WDHOF Scholarship and Training Grant. Every puzzle contains 345 pieces and is 12″x18″. They are produced in the U.S.A and cost $26.95. Photo Credit: Women Divers Hall of Fame For purchase, there are three versions available. The “Women Divers Hall of Fame” version includes a list of 22 of our members. “Color on the Reef” and “Deep Blue” are a series of pictures taken…

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The SCR range of programs are one of the most recent additions to the XR family of programs. The decades of expertise behind Mares and rEvo rebreathers were combined to create a unique semi-closed rebreather called the “Horizon”. For divers seeking a revolutionary SCR approach in a system that is easy to use, natural to dive, designed with all levels of diver in mind and developed to provide the utmost security, the SSI SCR training is perfect. The SSI SCR Diving program is a great option for those divers looking to either get up close to marine life, extend their…

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