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.
The folks at SEA&SEA recently announced that the DX-6G compact digital camera and underwater housing set is now available for purchase.
While the damage to the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian was extensive, particularly for the Abacos and portions of Grand Bahama Island, the rest of the country's 32 resorts, dive operators and liveaboards are up and running on their normal dive schedules, according to the Bahamas Diving Association.
The Divers Alert Network has set up a web page to accept donations for families who lost loved ones in the Conception tragedy.
The search continues for the last victim of the fire that consumed and sank the dive boat Conception earlier this week.
AIDA recently announced the launch of its Freediving Emergency Medical Responder (FEMR) course, a new first aid course that includes a special emphasis on freediving-related medicine.