July 2012

Review: Sea of Cortez Midriff islands on the Rocio Del Mar
Scubadiverinfo.com spent a week on board of the 110-foot Rocio Del Mar live-aboard vessel. The trip began at Puerto Penasco at the northern end of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and took us exploring the Midriff islands, with diving at Angel island, Salsipuedes island, and San Pedro Martir. We swam with whale sharks, sea lions and dolphins and enjoyed the stark beauty of these untouched, uninhabited islands. [Read our full review of the Rocio Del Mar liveaboard experience]. -- Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by chb

Full review: The rugged, waterproof Canon PowerShot D20
Three years ago, Canon introduced its first waterproof compact, the PowerShot D10. It was a good camera, but had a few areas that needed improvement. Canon listened and fixed everything with the PowerShot D20, introduced this year. It's a US$349 12-megapixel camera that is waterproof to 33 feet can handle 5-foot drops, temperature extremes, and can also shoot 1080p HD video. There's a terrific 3-inch screen, good battery life, and logical controls. ScubaDiverInfo.com tested the PowerShot D20 on a week of diving and exploring in the Sea of Cortez. [See full review of the Canon PowerShot D20] -- Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 by chb

ScubaDiverInfo.com off to the Rocio Del Mar!
Your intrepid ScubaDiverInfo.com editors will spend the next week (July 7 to 14) onboard the good ship Rocio Del Mar. We'll be cruising and exploring the Midriff islands in the Sea of Cortez. Expect a full report on the Rocio Del Mar live-aboard, as well as our field impressions of the Canon PowerShot D20, the Nikon Coolpix AW100, the Pentax Optio WG-2, the Panasonic Lumix TS20 and a gaggle of GoPros, including 3D. -- Posted Friday, July 6, 2012 by chb

Jessica Biel now a professional scuba diver? Not.
When actress Jessica Biel tweeted that she had just completed her PADI Advanced Open Water scuba certification, the media fell all over itself proclaiming that Biel was now a "professional scuba diver," "deep sea diver" and certified to "perform solo scuba dives." A wee tiny bit of fact checking would educate any professional news person that advanced open water certification does not a professional deep sea scuba diver make... -- Posted Monday, July 2, 2012 by chb