Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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.

AIDA 2023 Depth World Championship Starts This Week

The AIDA 2023 Depth World Championship kicks off this week off the shores of Limassol, Cyprus.

Submissions For The 2023 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition Are Now Open

The 2023 edition of the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition is now open for submissions.

Avatar Dive Mask Wins Design Award

The full-face dive mask used in the movie "Avatar 2: The Way of Water" has won an Australian design award.

‘Dave The Diver’ Video Game To Launch On Nintendo Switch In October

The diving video game "Dave the Diver" is due out on Nintendo Switch next month, South Korea-based developer MINTROCKET announced this week.

Keep An Eye Out For Ikelite’s Underwater Housing For Sony’s a7C II Mirrorless Camera

The folks at Ikelite have their eyes on a new underwater housing for Sony's a7C II mirrorless camera, but don't have a timeline for it yet.

Whale Shark Health Relies On Habitat, Diet – And The Right Mix Of Microbes

Scientists from around the world have collaborated to sample microbes on the skin surface of the world’s largest fish – the whale shark.

California’s Spiny Lobster Season Starts A Bit Earlier This Year

California's 2023/2024 Spiny Lobster Season begins at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29th, 2023, 12 hours earlier than prior years.

AOI is Working On An Underwater Housing For GoPro Cameras

Underwater imaging company AOI is partnering with renowned underwater videographer Kay Burn Lim to create the first "Signature Series," an underwater housing for GoPro cameras.

UNESCO Is Holding A Screening Of ‘Collision’ Documentary This Week

UNESCO is holding a screening this week of the documentary "Collision" as well as a discussion on how to minimize ship strikes on marine animal populations.

Spain Takes Team, Individual Golds At CMAS Spearfishing World Championship

Spain took top team and individual honors this past weekend at the 2023 CMAS Spearfishing World Championship in Laredo, Cantabria, Spain.