Saturday, January 23, 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.

DEMA 2006 Special: Mor-Fin launch new type of fin

A new fin that literally looks like the back half of a fish was launched this week at DEMA. Called the "mor-Fin," its patent was just filed...

DEMA 2006 Special: PADI to Launch Online Open Water Course in Spring 2007

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors plans to launch an online version of the academic portion of its introductory Open-Water Diver course in the Spring of 2007,...

Omer 5th Annual Hatteras Blue Water Open

Correspondent John Liang covered the 2006 Omer 5th Annual Hatteras Blue Water Open. He spent the first full day of the tournament out on the Gulf Stream aboard the sportfishing vessel "Runaway", and filed this report.

Omer 2006 Hatteras Blue Water Open Final Results

HATTERAS, NC -- Amid challenging weather conditions and more than one shark that wanted a speared fish just as much as the athlete that speared it, the fifth-annual Omer...

Omer Blue Water Open Day 1 Results

HATTERAS, NC -- Here are the results from Day 1 (Friday, 28 July) of the Omer Hatteras Blue Water Open. Day 2 was canceled due to weather. Overall results...

'Oceans in Action II' Due in December

HATTERAS, NC -- The folks who brought you the spearfishing video 'Oceans in Action' will be releasing a second iteration by the end of the year, according to one...

Spearfishing TV Show Concludes Filming Off Hatteras

HATTERAS, NC -- A new spearfishing television program last week finished the taping of footage for three to four shows off Cape Hatteras, NC, has learned. The shows off...

Congress Holds Hearing on Chesapeake Bay Restoration

The House Appropriations interior subcommittee held a hearing today on the state of restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. Click here to view the prepared testimony...

Washington Post: Growing Acidity of Oceans May Kill Corals

The Washington Post ran an article today about the rising level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its possible impact on the world's coral reefs. ...

'Into the Blue' Review

Writer John takes some time out to look at the latest Scuba/FreeDiving movie - "Into The Blue"