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Video of Thresher Sharks Slapping Prey

Science’s website has a short video clip showing a Thresher Shark using its long tail to slap at a school of small fish. There are 4 phases: preparation, strike, wind-down recovery and collection of the prey. It’s difficult to tell … Continue reading

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Rainbow Warrior in Auckland

The new Rainbow Warrior is currently doing a tour of New Zealand. This weekend the she was in Auckland and people had chance for a free tour of the ship. I have to say that I was somewhat underwhelmed. Not by … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup Opens in Auckland

Last Friday, the Rugby World Cup 2011 finally started. And since the opening ceremony was in our new home town of Auckland, Rita and I went down to the Central Business District on Friday afternoon to get a feel for … Continue reading

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Seychelles Shark Attacks

There have now been two suspected shark attacks in just over a fortnight in the Seychelles. In the first, a 36 year old French diver was killed on 1st August off Anse Lazio beach on Praslin island. Then on 16 … Continue reading

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BSAC 2010 Incident Report to Come Out on 19 Feb

The 2010 report will cover the incident reporting year of 1st October 2009 to 30 September 2010 and will be published after its presentation at the National Diving Conference on 19 Feb 2011. According to the BSAC’s website: “The 2010 … 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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Truk Lagoon 2010

Over Easter I was fortunate enough to go wreck diving in Truk Lagoon. The trip had been planned for a while, and 22 of us chartered the Thorfinn liveaboard. Getting there from Hong Kong took the best part of a … Continue reading

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Remains Found on 18th Century Warship

HMS Victory was Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar, but it was the 6th ship of that name to serve with the Royal Navy. Its predecessor was also a 100 gun ship of the line and was  launched in 1737. However it … Continue reading

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Video of underwater volcano erupting

Several websites are showing video of the deepest underwater eruption ever recorded.  The pictures show lava bursting into the water at the West Mata submarine volcano. This is about 200km south-west of Samoa. The video was taken by a robotic … Continue reading

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Putin dives Lake Baikal in a submarine

Russia’s Prime Minister enhances his action man reputation with a submarine dive to 1400 metres in Lake Baikal, the world’s largest body of fresh water. He joined a team of scientists who are using two  cramped Mir mini-submarines to study … Continue reading

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Talk by International Association of Hand-in-Hand Divers

Last week I was fortunate enough to be at a talk by Dr. Wilson Li of the International Association of Hand-in-Hand Divers. It was given at South China Diving Club’s weekly meeting and was a Medical Seminar on Adaptive Diving … Continue reading

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RGS Lecture – Extreme Caving

On Tuesday 19 May 2009 THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – HONG KONG is hosting  a presentation by Richard Gerrish on “Extreme Caving: Into the Deep”. It will be at  3/F British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, with a Drinks Reception … Continue reading

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