Yearly Archives: 2010

Lionfish Invading Atlantic

In recent years, we seem to be seeing more and more lionfish in Hong Kong, and they are very welcome as they add a nice splash of colour to a dive. Not so in the Atlantic where they are eating … Continue reading

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Personal Submarine – only USD 2M

Thanks to Nick for sending this over. Gizmag have an article about a personal two-man submarine that is apparently capable of descending to 1,000 feet.  It is powered by a bank of batteries that can apparently provide up to 6 … Continue reading

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EUROTEK.2010 Tickets are now on sale

EUROTEK is an advanced and technical diving conference and exhibition that is happening on the 16th and 17th October at the ICC, Birmingham, UK. It was originally conceived by Leigh Bishop, Roz Lunn and Carl Spencer. Carl tragically died on … Continue reading

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Wildlife Frozen in Time

No marine life this time, but some spectacular wildlife photography, this time from the Guardian’s website. Scott Linstead uses fast shutter speeds and special flash guns to capture some fantastic images of wildlife in flight, or capturing prey, including this … Continue reading

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Photos of Deep Sea Creatures off Barrier Reef

The BBC has some great photos of some bizarre marine creatures that have been taken some 1400 metres down near Osprey Reef. It’s well worth a look on the BBC’s website.

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Truk. Dive 11 – Kansho Maru

The Kansho is one of my favourite dives, primarily because of her engine room. She was built in 1938 as a passenger / cargo ferry, but was taken over by the Japanese navy and a 3 inch bow gun was … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 10 – Shinkoku Maru

The Shinkoku is a lovely dive with good coral growth and excellent fish life. She was built in 1939 as a tanker, and she originally carried oil from the US, before the oil embargo was imposed. She was then converted … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 9 – Kiyozumi Maru

The Kiyozumi Maru was built in 1934 as a freighter with passenger accommodation. In November 1941 the navy converted her into an armed raider by adding six inch guns, torpedo launchers and anti-aircraft guns. In 1943 the navy reversed course … Continue reading

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World Ocean Day and Sharkwater premiere

To help celebrate World Ocean Day, Ecovision and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce are hosting a lunch panel discussion on Monday 7th June at the Mira Hong Kong Hotel in TST. In the evening they are also showing Sharkwater, and … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 8 – San Francisco Maru

I asked Rob for a good wreck for my 600th dive and he certainly delivered. The San Francisco Maru was built in 1919 as a medium freighter. She had been in semi-retirement when the war started, but was used by … Continue reading

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Mystery of the argonaut octopus

Octopi come in also sorts of shapes and sizes, but the argonaut octopus must be one of the strangest. The females secrete a thin, white shell, which is called a paper nautilus, and it does make them look like a … Continue reading

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Truk. Dive 7 – Futagami Fleet Tug

The Futagami was a large salvage tug, and was launched in 1939. She carried salvage derricks, as well as pumps and hoses. She was involved in the unsuccessful attempts to raise the I-169 submarine, which we had dived earlier in … Continue reading

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