July 2009

How to deal with sharks
If respecting one's elders is part of your upbringing, then the advice issued by Pliny the Elder on how divers should deal with sharks is still quite remarkable, especially since Pliny was a Roman who wrote the advice almost 2,000 years ago in his "Natural History." [Read Pliny the Elder's advice on how to deal with sharks] -- Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by chb

Bonaire honors Dr. Sylvia Earle with Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Sylvia Earle, known as the Ambassador to the world’s oceans, will add another accolade to her impressive array of honors when Bonaire’s first “Lifetime Achievement Award” is bestowed upon her. The award will be made during Celebrate Our Planet Week this summer, August 15-22, 2009, as a highlight week of the Bonaire Dive Into Summer festivities. For more information, click on “Bonaire Dive Into Summer” on Bonaire’s official web site at www.tourismbonaire.com. -- Posted Monday, July 27, 2009 by chb

BBC News: Humbold squid invading California
The resident experts on Humboldt squid in California, BBC News, are at it again, reporting on California, and most notably the waters off San Diego, being "menaced by jumbo squid." Humboldt squid grow as long as seven feet and can be aggressive. BBC News has been reporting on jumbo squid invasions of California since 2002. -- Posted Monday, July 20, 2009 by chb

Swiss divers salvage 1925 Bugatti from lake
A diving contractor from the Southern part of Switzerland salvaged a Bugatti from a depth of almost 180 feet in Lago Maggiore, Switzerland. According to its serial number, the car was built in 1925 and was a Brescia Type 23 model. Divers had been aware of the car, which legend has it was dumped into the lake after its import duty had not been paid, since the 1960s. [See Swiss newspaper coverage] -- Posted Monday, July 13, 2009 by chb

Full review: SeaLife DC1000 Elite
For less than some deepwater housings cost all by themselves, you can get the SeaLife DC1000 Elite package that includes a 10-megapixel camera, an industrial strength housing good for dives to a depth of 200 feet, a powerful external flash, and a snap-on wide angle lens, all nicely packaged. We gave the DC1000 a good workout on a recent camera review dive trip. [See full review of the SeaLife DC1000 Elite] -- Posted Saturday, July 11, 2009 by chb

Florida -- A great dive trip, for less
We love organized dive trips to exotic locations, but if at times they seem a bit too dear for your wallet, the traveling a bit too exhausting, and the venues a bit too crowded, there are great alternatives that don't compromise on diving and cost much less. The ScubaDiverInfo.com team realized that again on a recent trip to Florida that combined business and pleasure and let us enjoy seven wonderful and varied dive locations all within an hour or two of Orlando. [Read A great dive trip, for less] -- Posted Tuesday, July 7, 2009 by chb

ScubaDiverInfo.com answers your dive questions
Our experts have been answering scuba diving related questions for years, helping you enjoy diving to its fullest. Each question/answer is added to the ScubaDiverInfo Q&A page. How much air should I leave in tanks? Are dentures affecting diving? Does nitrogen absorption cause a smell? Are US and European scuba equipment compatible? Can I do very long dives in shallow water? These are some of the questions we recently answered. [See ScubaDiverInfo Q&A page] -- Posted Thursday, July 2, 2009 by chb