Browsing: Scuba Features

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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We had the chance to visit the beautiful Philippines with a dual centre dive trip to Magic Islands Dive Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, and Magic Oceans in Anda, Bohol. For more information on the Magic Resorts please visit https://magicresorts.online/ Video by Black Manta Photography on YouTube Follow Black Manta Photography on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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If a diver’s first love is the underwater world, then their second is travel. Most divers dream of far off, exotic locations, diving in pristine waters seldom seen by man. Nothing draws divers more than the promise of new adventures waiting around every corner. Unfortunately, the reality is that traveling is expensive. Or at least that is what most people think. Well, here is a little secret: it does not have to be! Sure, traveling first class, dining in all the finest restaurants, and always staying at 5-star resorts would be fabulous! However, this is not what traveling is always…

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Fabien Cousteau’s desire is to establish an equivalent facility for underwater research as NASA is preparing to launch three crew members of Expedition 63 some 250 miles to the International Space Station on a Soyuz spaceflight. Named after the prophetic sea-god, Proteus, the plan is for the sea station is to sit 60 feet below the ocean surface near Curacao. Located in a highly biodiverse, marine-protected part of the Caribbean, Proteus is set to be the largest underwater research habitat ever created. Mankind has dreamt of living under the waves since the 1960s. On the seafloor, some ecosystems were even…

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Underwater photographer Jill Heinerth shares her tips and tricks for focusing your underwater camera in low visibility and dark conditions during your scuba dives. JILL HEINERTH is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography, and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world. She has made TV series, consulted on movies, written several books and is a frequent corporate keynote speaker. Jill is the first Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polar Medal and is a Fellow of the International Scuba Divers Hall…

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The fourth and final episode on the Guadalupe series that we have to showcase from our time on The Socorro Vortex liveaboard. In this video we head down to 10m in the submersible cage to witness the Great White Sharks cruising by under the boat, before taking to the skies for some breathtaking drone footage – this video is not to be missed! Video by Black Manta Photography on YouTube Follow Black Manta Photography on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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“Nothing Short of a Miracle” The Perseus Survivor…Dark Waters, a film by Richie Kohler, an underwater explorer and filmmaker. Richie Kohler, who has been diving and researching shipwrecks since 1980, is an American technical wreck diver and shipwreck historian. Kohler was one of the co-hosts of the television series Deep Sea Detectives on the History Channel alongside John Chatterton and is now a consultant on shipwreck and diving ventures for the film and television industry. Kohler lives in Sutton, Massachusetts. USA with his wife and two children. Shipwrecks around the world have been explored by Kohler, including the SS Andrea…

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