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.
In the wake of a spate of deaths of tourists in Hawaii in recent years where the safety of Full-Face Snorkeling Masks was put into question, HEAD/MARES -- one of the manufacturers of full-face masks -- began a series of tests to see if certain masks were safer than others.
A bill has been introduced into the Florida legislature that looks to ban the import, export and sale of shark fins in the U.S. state, the biggest hub of shark fin trading in the country.
The British government recently announced that it was lifting its ban on direct flights from the U.K. to Sharm el-Sheikh.
Avid scuba divers in the USA and Canada can look forward to a treat when a new lavishly illustrated, coffee-table dive travel magazine launches in North America next month.