Divers have an intimate connection to our equipment. But the history, evolution and hidden inner workings of many integral pieces of our collective kit might be a mystery to many of us. Check out these 13 curious details, historical head-scratchers and surprising facts, including why dive watches glow and what the heck is the “Bends-O-Matic?”
Don’t miss your chance to witness and shape the future of rebreather diving on 18-20 May 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Rebreather Forum 3 (RF3) is a three day event that includes everything from try dives on cutting edge rebreather units as well as thought provoking and informational seminars.
A diver’s first line of defense against the ocean environment is the exposure protection suit - wetsuits and drysuits. But do you know what neoprene is made from, or what our forefathers used to stay warm underwater? Check out these five surprising facts.
As scuba divers, we’re intimately connected to our equipment, especially our most fundamental gear — masks, fins and snorkels. But do you know who was the first human to strap fins on, or why mask lens are tempered? Check out these surprising facts, plus view the latest masks, fins and snorkels on dive store shelves right now.
The newly released AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Course will turn you into an advocate for shark conservation. A course for both divers and non-divers alike, you’ll learn all about the world’s most vulnerable shark species and how to protect them. What will you discover during the AWARE Shark Conservation program? • The value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies.• Major threats pushing many shark species close to extinction.• What is missing in current shark fisheries management.