Saturday, June 12, 2021

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

Cartographers Say The World Now Has Five Oceans, Not Four

Cartographers at National Geographic have now dubbed the waters around Antarctica as the Southern Ocean.

PADI Launches New PADI AWARE Foundation

In celebration of World Oceans Day this week, PADI announced the creation of the PADI AWARE Foundation.

Could Robotic Dolphins Be The Future Of The Marine Park Industry?

A crowdfunding campaign called "Dolphin Spirit" is looking to move marine parks to a more sustainable future.

Mask Mandate on U.S. Dive Vessels Continues

Just because COVID-19 vaccinations are on the rise in the USA, doesn't mean mask mandates aren't still in place on U.S. commercial dive vessels.

Could Sharks Have Nearly Gone Extinct Millions Of Years Ago?

A new study published recently has found that the global shark population took a massive hit about 19 million years ago, nearly going extinct.

U.N. World Oceans Day Photo Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the United Nations World Oceans Day Photo Competition were announced during today's U.N. World Oceans Day 2021 virtual event.

Richard Moon Named 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver Of The Year

The Divers Alert Network announced that Richard Moon, M.D., has been selected as the 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year.

Submissions Are Now Open For the 2021 Ocean Photography Awards

Oceanographic Magazine is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Ocean Photography Awards.

Bahamas Slowly Clawing Itself Back Into Business

Master Liveaboards are celebrating the reopening of The Bahamas to tourists with some cool offers to kick off their "Shark Season."

Oceanic Unveils New, Redesigned Viper Fins, Accel Colors

Oceanic has introduced two new dive fins -- the Viper 2 and new colors for the Accel fins.