The Primordial Form of Underwater Diving Mention underwater diving and images of compressed air tanks, air regulators, wet suits and snorkels inevitably come to mind. With the constant innovation of diving gear enabling us to go deeper and longer underwater, it’s easy to forget that underwater diving began as a simple act of holding your [...]
Do you know how technical diving got its name, its history and evolution to its present status as the vanguard of diving? Read on to find out. Though still regarded as crazy by some in the military and commercial diving circles, technical diving, which just turned 32 years old, is no longer considered the radical [...]
AS THE WORK WEEK ends in Shanghai, a group of divers prepares to journey 400 kilometres southwest to Qiandao Lake (千岛湖), meaning “Lake of 1,000 islands”, in Zhejiang Province, China – for an adventure like no other. The mysterious lake was formed 60 years ago, in September 1959, when the Xin’an River was dammed to [...]
FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, standing at the bow of a wooden schooner, scanning the 360-degree horizon, and seeing nothing but ocean, gives you that feeling of belonging to another time – a time when all the possibilities of the unknown were too great and wondrous to imagine. But few may realise that, in Indonesia at least, [...]
IT IS NOT AN EASY FEAT to achieve the dubious title of “Sex God”, and certainly not the “Sex God of Brooklyn, NY”. So how did this come about for a forever-young CUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Brooklyn College? It was earned – the old fashion way! I have served as a university professor and [...]
In 2007, my partner JJ and I packed our backpacks and jumped on a flight for Southeast Asia. As UK-based marine biologists, we had little experience of tropical marine biology, and the lure of the Coral Triangle – the most biodiverse area of coral reefs in the world – was too great to resist. As [...]