February 2011

"Sanctum" stunt diver killed in Australia
One of the stunt diver in James Cameron's action thriller Sanctum was lost at at Tank Cave, Mt Gambier, in South Australia. The diver, 29-year-old Agnes Milowka, went missing from a group of divers and was later found dead. Milowka was a world-renowned cave diver very familiar with Tank Cave. Our sympathies go to all involved. [See news report] -- Posted Monday, February 28, 2011 by chb

5th Annual Ocean Adventure Expo May 28/29 in Florida
The Blue Wild announced the dates, speakers, and special anniversary plans of the 5th Annual Ocean Adventure Expo that will take place May 28 & 29, 2011, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It will feature top names in freediving, scuba diving, underwater videography and photography, spearfishing, marine artwork, and exhibitors from around the world. -- Posted Thursday, February 24, 2011 by chb

SeaLife introduces Mini II underwater camera
SeaLife introduced 9-megapixel Mini II Dive & Sport digital camera that doesn't need a special case to be waterproof to 130 feet. The Mini II is also crushproof, shockproof (6-foot drop), and includes all of SeaLife's clever underwater color compensation modes. The Mini II runs on two AAA batteries, uses SD/SDHC cards, does VGA video, and is compatible with most of SeaLife's popular accessories. No optical zoom, but the price is a very affordable US$259.95. [See SealLife Mini II] -- Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 by chb