Yearly Archives: 2010

Dive Trip to the Canterbury

After a couple of shore dives in November that Jacqui kept telling me were not representative of New Zealand diving, Rita and I were ready to find out more about what proper New Zealand diving was all about. So it … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 16 – Nippo Maru

This is a wreck I’ve been looking forward to diving for many years. It’s one that up until now, I had always missed out on. Today that changed. The Nippo Maru was built in 1936 as a passenger and cargo … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 15 – Fujikawa Maru

Well it wasn’t long before we were back at the Fujikawa Maru. About 2 hours actually, this time for a night dive. This time we started at the stern gun, before heading into the steerage compartment.  Holds #5 and #6 … Continue reading

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Freediver Breaks 100m on a Single Breath

William Trubridge, a New Zealand freediver, broke his own world record on Tuesday after descending 100 metres propelled only by his arms and legs. There are a number of different free diving categories, and this falls within “Constant Weight without … Continue reading

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20 Fantastic Underwater Photographs

If you like underwater photographs, you’ll love these. Here are 20 of the best, as chosen by judges in 2 competitions: the Our World Under Water competition, and the Deep Indonesia International underwater competition. They are on the Telegraph’s website.

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Truk. Dive 14 – Fujikawa Maru

This was our first dive this trip on the Fujikawa Maru, many people’s favourite wreck, and it’s certainly one of my favourites. She was built in 1938 as a passenger / cargo carrier, and was originally used to carry raw … Continue reading

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Diver Dies off South Australia

The Australian media are reporting that a 31 year old Adelaide woman has died while diving off Whyalla on the Eyre Peninsula. She was diving with a companion, when she got into trouble. Despite attempts to revive her she apparently … Continue reading

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British Warships Found off Estonia

Sonar searches by an Estonian minesweeper, Ugandi, have found the remains of 3 British ships that were part of a squadron that was supporting the Baltic states’ struggle for independence against both German and Soviet invaders in 1918 / 1919. … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 13 – Hoyo Maru

We were anchored very close to the Hoyo Maru, and from the Thorfinn could see the shallow water that lies above her. She was a large tanker which was being repaired for torpedo damage, when she was sunk by bombs. … Continue reading

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Subic Bay, May 2010

After the Truk trip in April, were we all-wrecked-out? Not entirely. So given the opportunity to go to Subic Bay with Trevor over a Bank Holiday weekend in May, Rita and I jumped at it. We flew out of Hong … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 12 – Hoki Maru

The Hoki Maru is another of my favourite dives (yes, I know, I’ve got a lot of favourites). She was built in Scotland in 1921 and christened the British-New Zealand ship M/V Hauraki. She was captured in December 1941 by … Continue reading

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Deep Sea Creatures

The Guardian has an album of photos of deep sea creatures on its website, including this of a deep sea jellyfish from Japan. Apparently when attacked it creates bioluminescence to confuse predators. Census of Marine Life scientists have drawn up … Continue reading

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