New products from Dive System / Ratio Computers at Long Beach Scuba Show

The iX3M2 is regarded as Ratio's best Dive Computer yet. The huge display is even more readable and has an all new interface for the best User Experience.

Built with stronger materials, yet lighter weight, it allows for the choice of 4 deco algorithms and has a real-time deco table. Capable of handling air, nitrox, trimix and CCR, the iX3M2 has wireless air integration for up to 10 transmitters and a nitrox analyzer.

Blue Force Fleet introduces a second liveaboard yacht in the Maldives

The well-known Red Sea Blue Force 3 will make her last cruise in the Red Sea on November 19, 2022. On December 1st she will sail to the Maldives, where she will join the Blue Force Fleet schedule from March 25th, 2023, under the trade name Maldives Blue Force 3.

After more than 25 years of experience operating in the Maldives, Blue Force Fleet offers you the Maldives Blue Force One and the Maldives Blue Force 3, two of the best 'live aboard' vessels in this wonderful country, the Maldives.

Eugenie Clark Stamp
Eugenie Clark Stamp

Eugenie Clark Stamp

By Larry Cohen & Olga Torrey

Eugenie Clark received many honors, including the Explorers Club Medal, Franklin L. Burr Award from the National Geographic Society, and the Medal of Excellence from the American Society of Oceanographers. In addition, in 2018, a newly discovered species of dogfish shark was named Squalus clarkae in her honor.

Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) Launches a Comprehensive Project Diver Program in 2022

Global Underwater Explorers
Global Underwater Explorers

GUE diver training programs are now reaching new heights with an exploration-grade level of diver training, designed to support the globally significant diving projects for which the organization is well known. GUE’s new Project Diver program distills the agency’s decades of project experience into a program that will support the elevation of community-led, project dives to an entirely new level of sophistication.

Swimming with Whale Sharks

In hot spots off the coast of Cancun, sightings are almost guaranteed from June through to September when whale sharks congregate for unknown reasons in deep waters to feed. Photo by Brandi Mueller
In hot spots off the coast of Cancun, sightings are almost guaranteed from June through to September when whale sharks congregate for unknown reasons in deep waters to feed. Photo by Brandi Mueller

Some ocean animals are just inspiring. To be able to glimpse a massive animal like a whale shark can be a lifelong dream that some divers never get to experience. The ocean’s largest living fish inhabits all of the world’s tropical waters, but sightings are usually rare. However, there are a few seasonal hot spots where the likelihood increases.

Panasonic Lumix GH6

It supports an improved in-body image stabilization (up to 7.5 stops) and upgraded video features. The new sensor delivers 14fps in AF-S mode (8fps in AF-C mode) when using the mechanical shutter, and 75fps (in AF-S mode) with the electronic shutter. The GH6 can record 4K/120p video at 10-bit 4:2:0. Furthermore, full V-Log/V- Gamut has been added, providing up to 13+ stops of dynamic range.

The GH6 features a 3.68M-dot OLED electronic view- finder and is equipped with dual card slots: a CFexpress (Type B) slot and an SD UHS II

Diving Talks presents 'The Discussion Everybody Will Want to Hear'

This panel discussion will include Mark Caney, Mark Powell and Jean Claude Monachon talking about diving through the perspective of the three biggest agencies: PADI, SDI and SSI.

Mark Caney is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Industry Relations and Training Executive, he is President of the European Underwater Federation, President of the Rebreather Training Council and President of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council.

Mark Powell is the SDI (Scuba Diving International) Director of Global Development.

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Instructor Trainer Mark Powell is now Director of Global Development

Mark Powell is now Director of Global Development

In 2017 Mark Powell became TDI / SDI's 'International Business' Manager. This job has recently been expanded to become a full-time role for the award winning author, instuctor trainer and 'tech-diving guru'. 

Mark Powell is uniquely qualified to help dive centers and professional members. Brian Carney