Thursday, July 29, 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.

Could Seahorses Be At Risk Of Extinction?

Scientists are warning that seahorses could be at risk of extinction if something isn't done soon.

Mission Blue Recognizes Azores As A ‘Hope Spot’

Ocean conservation organization Mission Blue recently announced it recognized the Azores Archipelago as a "Hope Spot."

The Winners Of The Great Shark Race Have Been Announced

The winners of the Guy Harvey Research Institute Great Shark Race have been announced

‘Boaty McBoatface’ To Survey Aging Underwater Oil, Gas Fields

The UK's National Oceanography Centre will be using Boaty McBoatfasce, a long-range, autonomous underwater vehicle, to conduct surveys of aging underwater oil and gas fields next year.

Five More Men’s National Records Smashed On Day 6 Of Vertical Blue 2021

National men's freediving records continue to be set at a blistering pace during Vertical Blue 2021 at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas, with five new ones being smashed on Day 6.

Will Smith Visits ‘Deep Dive Dubai’

Actor Will Smith recently visited the new Deep Dive Dubai, the world's deepest pool.

Alice Modolo Sets New World Record On Day 5 Of Vertical Blue 2021

France's Alice Modolo set a new Constant Weight with Bi-fins (CWTBF) women's world record on Day 5 of the Vertical Blue 2021 freediving competition at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

Another Monster Day of World Records On Day 4 Of Vertical Blue 2021

Four new world records were set on Day 4 of the Vertical Blue 2021 freediving competition at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

Alessia Zecchini Dedicates New World Record At Vertical Blue 2021 To Sayuri Kinoshita

Italy's Alessia Zecchini set a new freediving World Record on Day 3 of the Vertical Blue competition at Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas.

New Report Reveals US$2.6 Billion Global Shark, Ray Meat Trade

A new report released this week by the World Wildlife Fund estimates a US$2.6 billion (2.2 billion Euro) global shark and ray meat trade between 2012 and 2019.