Tuesday, July 16, 2024

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.

A Massive, Dangerous Algal Bloom In the Arctic Prompted Real-Time Health Advisories To Western Alaskan Communities

A massive and highly toxic harmful algal bloom (HAB) in the Bering Strait has provided a dramatic example of science that helped effectively communicate that information in real time to protect remote communities in coastal Alaska.

Shearwater Research Partners With Reel Diving

Underwater electronics company Shearwater Research and European dive gear distributor Reel Diving have jointly announced a distribution partnership.

Nominations Now Open For DEMA’s 2024 Wave Makers Award

DEMA is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Wave Makers Award.

Production On Season 2 of ‘Shipwreck Hunters Australia’ Has Begun

Filming of season 2 of the Disney+ "Shipwreck Hunters Australia" docuseries has begun, the Walt Disney Company Australia and New Zealand announced this week.

US Government Makes Critical Move to Fight Forced Labor in the Seafood Sector

The US Department of Homeland Security announced this week it has added seafood to its list of high-priority sectors in the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA).

PADI Seeks To Add Dive Against Debris Program Into Global Plastics Treaty

PADI announced this week it is seeking to implement its Dive Against Debris program into the Global Plastics Treaty as part of a solution to remove and monitor marine debris, which is currently under consideration in the Treaty.

Global Fund for Coral Reefs Approves More Than US$25 Million in Additional Funding To Make Reefs More Resilient To Global Warming

The Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) Executive Board has announced a total of over US$25 million in additional grant funding to scale up resilience efforts across coral nations.

Grenada Tourism Authority Announces Full Operational Status Following Hurricane Beryl

In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which left a trail of devastation throughout the Caribbean region, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that Grenada's hotels and attractions are fully operational.

BSAC Encouraging Qualified Divers To Dive With Local Clubs

The British Sub-Aqua Club is encouraging divers who hold qualifications from other training agencies to find their local club and get in touch to visit and join them on a dive or dive trip.

JBL Spearguns Offering 20% Off All AI Composite Freediving Fins

In celebration of the US Independence Day, the folks at JBL Spearguns are offering a discount on certain freediving fins.

SCUBAPRO Launches Summer Promotion Of Its EVERFLEX YULEX DIVE Steamer Wetsuit

SCUBAPRO announced this week that it has launched an exclusive offer of its EVERFLEX YULEX DIVE steamer wetsuit.

Boris Milosic Sets New Underwater Walking World Record

Austrian-born Croatian freediver Boris Miloši? successfully set a new World Record this past weekend, walking underwater for a distance of 112m/367ft in a time just shy of 5 minutes.

321FREEDIVE To Host Conferences In Multiple Locations In 2025

The folks who organize the 321FREEDIVE conference have announced plans to expand it to multiple locations in 2025.

Riffe Unveils New ‘Adventure Collection’

Riffe has unveiled its new "Adventure Collection," featuring premium mask and snorkel sets and colorful rubber swim fins.

Ocean Advocacy Groups Slam US Supreme Court’s Chevron Decision

Ocean advocacy organizations are strongly criticizing the US Supreme Court for overturning the "Chevron doctrine."