Saturday, June 22, 2024

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.

Part Of Lake Ontario Designated As New National Marine Sanctuary

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week that it has designated part of Lake Ontario as a national marine sanctuary.

Mission Blue Adds Florida Keys and Ten Thousand Islands As Latest ‘Hope Spot’

Marine conservation non-profit Mission Blue has named the Florida Keys and Ten Thousand Islands the organization's latest "Hope Spot."

Avelo Unveils New Dive Computer Mode

The folks who developed the Avelo, an innovative lightweight scuba system that uses water to manage your buoyancy, this past weekend unveiled a new dive computer mode.

Humpback Whale Found Dead On US Northwest Coast Likely Killed By Vessel Strike

A humpback whale found washed ashore last week on the US Northwest Coast likely died due to a ship strike, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA Re-Launches Ocean Guardian Dive Club

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is re-launching the NOAA Ocean Guardian Dive Club.

Fourth Element Unveils New Shoreline Travel Poncho

The folks at Fourth Element this week unveiled the new Shoreline poncho.

‘Frog Fathers’ Documentary Commemorates US Navy Demolition Divers During World War II

A new documentary that commemorates the US Navy demolition divers that helped clear the beaches of Normandy, France during World War II will premiere soon.

Billionaires Still Want To Dive The Titanic, Despite A Recent Tragedy

Just because one deep-sea submersible imploded last year, killing all its passengers, doesn't mean people — particularly ultra-rich people — have lost interest in exploring the deep ocean, particularly the Titanic wreck site.

Alaia Belize Is Offering A New ‘Beyond The Reef’ Excursion

Alaia Belize, a luxury boutique resort located on the island of Ambergris Caye, has a new "Beyond the Reef" excursion on offer.

Scientists Track Longest-Documented Migration Of A Silky Shark

Researchers from the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) and other organizations have documented the most extensive migration ever recorded for a silky shark.

Shark Angels Holding An Auction To Benefit Sharks

Shark Angels has launched its annual World Oceans Day Online SCUBA Auction.

NOAA Administrator, NatGeo Explorer Are Among The Featured Speakers At CHOW 2024

NOAA Administrator Richard Spinrad and Enric Sala, explorer-in-residence and founder of National Geographic Pristine Seas, will participate in a panel discussion on the final day of CHOW 2024.

Check Out The Latest From DAN At Next Week’s Scuba Show

The Divers Alert Network will be connecting with attendees next weekend at the Scuba Show on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

AGULHAS Launches Inaugural Set Of Sustainable Masks, Snorkels and Backpacks

The folks at AGULHAS have launched their inaugural set of sustainable masks, snorkels and backpacks.

Dead North Atlantic Right Whale Spotted Off Canada

A partial carcass of a North Atlantic Right Whale was spotted off the Canadian coast earlier this month.