scuba diving

Vladimir Putin Discovers 6th Century Artifacts While Scuba Diving

In his ongoing quest to prove what an adventurous savage he is, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went diving in the Black Sea. Lo and behold, after diving down a couple of meters, he happened upon two sixth century urns. Convenient.


Scuba Divers Uncover Homes Sunken In The Japanese Tsunami

A Japanese non-profit group dived to the seabed to film the wreckage left behind by March’s tsunami. A glass sliding door still intact; a Converse shoe; photos… it’s distressing stuff that will tug at your heartstrings.


Oil Rig Converted Into Brand New Holiday Spot For Scuba Divers

Only 120 diving and snorkelling permits are granted near Sipadan island each day, and lately, some of those have been going to folks using an old oil rig’s elevator to drop right into the perfect waters.


Inside The Secret Underwater Lake Fort

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A Nevada family of scuba divers has prototyped an underwater fort – an anchored air pocket in a net – at the secret location at the bottom of a lake in the Sierras. And it’s been there for three years!



Where To Take Scuba Lessons

Want to take Joel’s advice to heart and learn how to scuba dive? PADI is the place to do it. [PADI]


Why You Should Scuba Dive

There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilisation; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea.


New York City Water Nightmare is an Underwater Gadget Lover's Dream

The tech we see above ground in New York City is undeniably cool, but underground, where the wild things are, things are not going so smoothly. A giant aquifer, completed in 1944, is leaking up to 36 million gallons of water a day. For New Yorkers, who on average use 150 gallons per day, that’s unacceptable. Trouble is, fixing the leak involves some extreme diving, 14 tractor trailer trucks worth of gear, and a 24-foot room that divers will live in for a month, breathing helium.


iDive iPod Case and Speakers Are Waterproof Up to 90 Metres

If you simply can’t go anywhere without listening to your iPod, H2O Audio’s new iDive 300 system will ensure that the tunes keep coming even as your lifeless body sinks into Davy Jones’ locker. Features include a polycarbonate casing that uses a locking cam knob to ensure a watertight seal up to a 90 metre depth, an integrated microprocessor for complete control of touch-screen and click wheel iPods and over ear speakers that can be attached to mask strap or tucked under a dive hood. The iDive retails for $US350 which is steep for a case, but at least H2O Audio has a reputation for making decent products. [H2O Audio via Blast]